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Here we have a nice rare Model 1933 SA Dagger (Sturmabteilung Dienstdolch) by J. Dirlam & Söhne of Solingen. The blade on this one is beautiful! The dark and crisp acid etched “Alles fur Deutschland” motto and “J. Dirlam & Söhne Solingen” manufacturer’s mark are both beautifully executed! The full crossgrain shines wonderfully in the light! The fit is nice and tight and tip comes to a perfect point! Cant ask for much more! The blade rates a NM. It shows the slightest age greying and the common runner marks. The scabbard is steel based and has been black painted after the period. Whoever re-painted it did a great job! There is one minor pressure mark to the reverse. The solid nickel silver scabbard fittings look great! The ball has a few bruises. The screws show evidence of being taken apart, and all four remain intact. The scabbard / crossguard fit is perfect and closes with a snap! The crossguards match the scabbard fittings in wear, color and patina. The reverse of the lower crossguard is Gau stamped “Nrh” (Niederrhein). The brown hardwood grip looks excellent! It shows a wee hairline crack above the roundel, which is quite common to see, and a flake-chip to the reverse top, along with the common pressure marks. It is really very nice. The solid nickel eagle is beautifully detailed and has a perfect fit. The SA roundel also has a perfect fit and retains 98%+ of its enamel. A very rare maker mark… You will have a tough time finding another!
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