Here we have an early Model 1933 SS Dagger (Schutzstaffel Dienstdolch) by Rich. Abr. Herder of Solingen. The blade on this one is clean. The acid etched “Meine Ehre Heißt Treue” motto and oval “Rich. Abr. Herder Solingen” maker mark are both nicely executed! A portion of the maker mark is removed from the removal of the Rohm inscription. The fit and tip are both perfect. The blade rates Exc+.It shows some age spotting throughout. The scabbard is steel based, anodized. It has likely 30-40% of the factory lacquer remaining while remaining dent free! The nickel silver based scalloped scabbard fittings look great! The ball has a wee hit to the bottom. All four scabbard screws remain intact. The scabbard fit is perfect and closes with a snap. The nickel silver based crossguards are beautiful and matching the scabbard fittings, ring and screws perfectly. The reverse of the lower fitting is district stamped “I” (Munich). There is one hairline crack that goes through both the obverse and reverse, just up from the lower crossguard. There is also a crack running north of the roundel. The grip has lots of wee hits and marks from normal period ues. The nickel silver based eagle is crisp, wonderfully detailed and has a perfect fit. The SS roundel retains 95%+ of its enamel and also has a perfect fit! Nicely finishing this is a early vertical hanger with nickel hardware, the strap appears to be a period replacement. A solid piece!
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