Here we have a Rare Early Model 1933 SA Dagger (Sturmabteilung Dienstdolch) by Carl Zander of Solingen. This one is as rare as they come, 10 out of 10 on McSaars SA rarity rating list! The blade on this one looks good. The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “Carl Zander ‘Kwick’ Solingen” maker mark are both dark, crisp and beautifully executed! The crossgrain is easily visible all the way from the hilt to the tip. The tip comes to a sharp point and the fit remains nice and tight! This blade rates an Exc+. It has been re-tipped and is short about 10mm, it shows age grey, spotting and surface scratches throughout. The scabbard is steel based and brown anodized. It continues to hold 70%+ of its original factory lacquer! It shows the slightest oxidization spotting yet remains completely dent free and holds a beautiful brown finish! The solid nickel-silver scabbard fittings look excellent matching the crossguards in color and patina! The ball remains round and all four scabbard screws remain tightly intact. The scabbard / crossguard fit is near perfect and closes with a snap! The reverse of the lower crossguard is marked “Wf” (Westfallen). The brown hardwood grip looks good. It has a 1 inch crack to the side and above the roundel along with the odd blackend mark and the common pressure marks. No flakes or chips. The solid nickel eagle retains beautiful details and has a perfect fit. The SA roundel has a perfect fit and retains 99%+ of its enamel. A very rare one!
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