Here we have an Early Model 1933 SA Dagger (Sturmabteilung Dienstdolch) by F. Ed. Ohliger of Solingen. The blade on this one is in wonderful condition! The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “F. Ed. Ohliger Solingen” maker mark are both very dark, crisp and beautifully executed! The crossgrain shines wonderfully in the light and is visible all the way from the hilt to tip. The tip comes to a perfect point and the fit remains nice and tight! This blade rates a solid NM. It shows minor age spotting along with the common runner marks/surface scratches throughout. The scabbard is steel based and brown anodized. It shows oxidization spotting and one obvious scratch. It remains completely dent free and holds a nice brown finish! The solid nickel-silver scabbard fittings are in fine shape, matching the crossguards in color and patina. The ball has bruises and the very base shows a slight split, it continues to hold a round shape. Four scabbard screws remain tightly intact, the lower two look like replacements. The obverse top of the throat has a hit to it. The scabbard / crossguard fit is near perfect and closes with a snap! The reverse of the lower crossguard is stamped “Nrh” (Niederrhein). The stamp is upside down which I have seen this before. The brown hardwood grip looks great. It has one flake and a wee chip. The reverse has been hand etched with the number: “123438”. The solid nickel eagle is beautifully detailed and has a near perfect fit. The SA roundel has a perfect fit and retains 99%+ of its enamel. A beautiful blade!
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