A Model 1934 - Schutzstaffel Ehrendolch mit Widmung by Böker of Solingen. E. Röhm Honour Daggers were granted to members of the SS and SA who either had interrupted service since December 31st 1931 or those who transferred from the Hitler Youth prior to that time (February 22 1934 - II Order Nr. 2869). 9900 were allocated for eligible members of the SS. After the Night of the Long Knives, Ernst Röhm was declared a “traitor” and removal of the inscription was mandated (July 4th 1934 - II Daily Record Nr. 7566). To have a partial inscription makes this dagger rare and desirable!
The blade on this one looks good. The acid etched “In herzlicher kameradschaft Ernst Röhm” inscription (the name is partially removed), “Meine Ehere Heißt Treue” motto and “Böker Solingen” maker mark are all nicely executed and feature that Böker type finish. Some crossgrain remains visible as you shine it in the light. The tip comes to a perfect point and the fit is nice and tight. The blade rates an Exc+. It has been cleaned, shows surface scratches and age grey throughout. The steel based, black anodized scabbard looks great! It remains completely dent free and holds a nice dark finish. It has some of its factory lacquer remaining to the edges. The scalloped solid nickel-silver scabbard fittings look good. The ball has been pushed in. All four screws remain intact. The scabbard to crossguard fit is perfect and closes with a snap! The solid nickel-silver crossguards match the scabbard fittings perfectly. The reverse of the lower cross guard is district stamped “I” (Berlin). The black hardwood grip shows some pressure marks and one wee crack and flakes around the roundel. It has nice fits to the crossguards, as you would expect on these early pieces. The solid nickel silver eagle retains beautiful detail and has a perfect fit. The SS runes retains 99%+ of its enamel and has perfect fit. This piece comes with a great vertical hanger by Assmann. A rare piece with a partial motto by a desired maker!
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