A Very Rare and Unique Early Model 1933 Sturmabteilung Dienstdolch by Emil Gierling of Solingen. This one rates 10 out of 10 for rarity on McSaar's SA rarity ratting! This piece was just purchased direct from the veteran’s family. It is very unique as the fittings are chrome plated over solid nickel-silver. Even the clip is this way. A unique feature that was likely an extra cost option offered by manufacturers. A fine blade. The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “E. Gierling Solingen” maker mark both look good. The fit remains nice and tight and the tip comes to a sharp point. This blade rates a Exc. It shows minor sharpening, heavy surface scratches and age grey throughout. The steel based brown anodized scabbard looks fine. It shows evidence of being cleaned of its finish. It continues to remain dent free. The scabbard fittings and crossguards look great! You can see chrome wear exactly where you would expect. The ball has some push marks. Four screws are secured, two I added. The scabbard / crossguard fit is perfect and closes with a snap! The reverse of the lower crossguard is marked “S” (Schlesien). The dark brown hardwood grip looks great. If you look closely there is a heavier lacquered finish on it. It remains about 30% intact. Again, likely an extra cost option. It has a wee hairline crack to the obverse and the typical pressure marks throughout. The solid nickel eagle retains beautiful details and has a perfect fit. The SA roundel has a perfect fit and retains 98%+ of its enamel. This piece comes with the one-piece hanger, which also has the clip with the chrome finish and a D loop. Right from the veteran’s family and now available for your today!
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