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A Rare Early Model 1933 Sturmabteilung Dienstdolch by E. Bonsmann 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 has been cleaned. The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “E. Bonsmann Solingen” maker mark still both looks good. 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 shows age grey and surface scratches throughout. The steel based brown anodized scabbard looks great. It shows some minor oxidization spotting throughout yet it remains dent free! The solid nickel scabbard fittings look great as well. The ball is split. 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 “P” (Pommern). The dark brown hardwood grip is in decent shape. There are four hairline cracks parallel to the tang along with some hits to the obverse lower portion. The grip to crossguard fits are near perfect. The solid nickel eagle retains beautiful details and has a perfect fit. The SA roundel has a perfect fit and retains 95%+ of its enamel. A fine piece.
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