A Rare Early Model 1933 Sturmabteilung Dienstdolch by Ed. Gembruch 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 owned! The blade on this one is great! The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “Ed. Gembruch Solingen” maker mark are both crisp and beautifully executed! The crossgrain is visible as you shine it in the light. The fit remains nice and tight and the tip comes to a sharp point. This blade rates a solid Exc++. It has two nicks toward the edges of the tip along with a slight bend there. It also shows the commonly seen age grey and surface scratches/runner marks throughout. The steel based brown anodized scabbard looks great. It shows some minor oxidization spotting throughout yet it remains dent free and continues to hold some of its original factory lacquer. The solid nickel scabbard fittings look excellent as well! The ball has one wee bruise to its side yet it continues to hold 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 “Ho” - Hochland (always stamped to the far right). The dark brown hardwood grip is in excellent condition. There is one few flake chips to the left lower reverse side along with the common scratches/pressure marks throughout. 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 dark patina, a perfect fit and retains 99%+ of its enamel. A quality rare example!
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