1933 SS Ground Roehm Dagger (#30746)

1933 SS Ground Roehm Dagger (#30746)

Maker: Eickhorn; Condition: EX+

$3,450.00

Eickhorn, Solingen squirrel within double oval TM. Early nickel-silver pommel nut and crossguards show minor surface wear/age patina, with the reverse lower crossguard distribution center marked “III”.  The early ebony-colored grip shows light surface wear with minoring chipping to the ends that meet lower crossguard. The grip features perfect early quality grip-to-crossguard fit and is complete with nickel-silver eagle and the SS insert properly inset. Polished blade grades EX+ with runner marks and light gray speckling, but no nicks to cutting edges. The deeply etched SS motto retains approximately 98% of its medium gray background frosting. The reverse blade shows evidence of professional grinding with faint grinding to the lower portion of the trademark, indicating that the dagger originally had a Röhm inscription. The steel scabbard shell shows much oxidation with only traces of the original black enamel remaining, along with one small depression along one edge. Nickel-silver scabbard fittings show surface wear/age patina matching the hilt fittings, with the lower fitting showing multiple dents to both body and lower ball. Early black leather vertical hanger with dark brown/black belt loop, shows light wear and age to the leather, but no damage to the Assmann-marked nickel-silver clip.