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Here we have a good piece at a good price! The blade on this one has had the inscription removed by the SA guy himself in a backyard job. The blade has been cleaned and suffers age great and the etching is washed out some. See how the maker mark is placed longitudinally on the blade, cool! and the rarer way these were executed. The tip is perfect and the fit is nice and tight! The blade rates Exc. The brown painted scabbard is a later RZM variety that is not what this was issued with. Regardless it looks good with scratches and wear. It remains completely dent free! The plated scabbard fittings are in great shape and the ball is perfect. All four screws remain tightly secured! The solid nickel crossguards are in great shape. The reverse of the lower crossguard is Gau stamped "Wm". The brown hardwood grip looks great with a bit of a "tigerstripe"! There are some minor pressure marks and a flake to the obverse upper left corner, and reverse left corner. The solid nickel eagle is properly pinned and has a perfect fit with beautiful detail. The SA roundel also has a perfect fit and retains 98% of its enamel. A solid example with a variant F. Dick marker!
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