A real treat when these rare ones come around! This one rates 10 out of 10 for rarity on McSaars SA rarity rating list! The blade on this one has been cleaned and has age. The acid etched "Alles für Deutschland" motto and "Ernst Kemper Solingen" maker mark are both deeply executed! The crossgrain is mostly polished out. The fit remains nice and tight and remains it's complete 220mm in length. The edges have "nail catchers" like someone played swords with this. This blade rates Exc. The steel based, brown anodized scabbard looks has had hits and suffers some dents. A nice brown finish remains with some oxidation. The solid nickel scabbard fittings look excellent. The ball has taken a hit to the very bottom. All scabbard screws remain tightly intact. The scabbard / crossguard fit is perfect and closes with a snap! The reverse of the lower crossguard is marked "Ha" (Hansa), also a rare district mark. The light brown hardwood grip has hairline cracks and a dent to the right beside the eagle. 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. Included is a well worn short hanger. A rare one missing from most collections!
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