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A rare Gau mark! An Early Model 1933 SA Dagger (Sturmabteilung Dienstdolch) by Franz Steinhoff of Solingen-Wald. The blade on this one is in excellent condition! The acid etched "Alles für Deutschland" motto and "Franz Steinhoff Solingen-Wald" maker mark are both dark, crisp and beautifully executed! The crossgrain is easily visible all the way from the hilt to the tip. The fit remains nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect point! This blade rates an Exc++. There is one small indentation to the lower cutting edge of the blade, shows spotting and the common surface scratches throughout. The scabbard is steel based and brown anodized. There is one slight pressure mark to the obverse of the blade along with minor oxidization spotting throughout. It continues to hold a wonderful brown finish to it! The solid nickel-silver scabbard fittings look great! The ball remains perfectly round and all four scabbard screws remain tightly intact. The ring has a slight bend to its seam. The scabbard / crossguard fit is perfect and closes with a snap! The reverse of the lower crossguard is marked "OST" (Ostland). The brown hardwood grip is looks great! It shows the common pressure mark throughout and there are four hairline cracks. The solid nickel eagle retains beautiful details and has a perfect fit. The SA roundel has a perfect fit and retains 90%+ of its enamel. A fine looking example!
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