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An Early Model 1933 Sturmabteilung Dienstdolch by C.F. Kayser of Solingen. This one rates 9 out of 10 for rarity on McSaar's SA rarity ratting and truly I believe it’s rarer than that as this is the only one I’ve ever encountered! The blade on this one is excellent! The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “C.F. Kayser Solingen” 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 a solid Exc++/NM. It shows the commonly seen age spotting (mostly visible to the obverse) and surface scratches/runner marks throughout. The steel based brown anodized scabbard looks good. It has a larger pressure mark to the obverse and a few concentrated areas of oxidization. The solid nickel scabbard fittings look excellent! The ball has a bruise yet retains a nice round shape. All four scabbard screws remain tightly intact. The scabbard / crossguard fit is perfect and closes with a snap! The reverse of the lower crossguard is marked “No” (Nordsee). The light brown, (blonde?) grained hardwood grip is wonderful! I love the tone of it. There are a few pressure marks but no cracks, chips or splits. The grip to crossguard fits are perfect, just the way you want to see them! The solid nickel eagle retains beautiful details and has a perfect fit. The SA roundel has nice patina, a perfect fit and retains 99%+ of its enamel. A quality rare example!
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