Early SA Dagger (#26039)

Early SA Dagger (#26039)

SOLD-Maker: Aesculap Tuttlingen, crowned snake in the form of an S twisted around a pole within a double-circle TM; Condition:VG+/EX

$850.00

SOLD

Aesculap Tuttlingen, crowned snake in the form of an S twisted around a pole within a double-circle TM. As stated on page 52 of The Sword And Knife Makers Of Germany 1850-2000 Volume 1 by the late Anthony Carter, “SA and NSKK daggers were produced with the round Aesculap marking.”. Nickel-silver hilt fittings show surface wear/age patina/spotting with the reverse lower crossguard group marked, “Sw” (Sudwest). Dark-brown, fine-grained wooden grip shows surface wear to the factory lacquered finish with faint surface chipping adjacent to the crossguards, but no cracks. Silver grip eagle and SA insert are properly inset. Polished blade grades VG+/EX, showing surface wear/runner marks w/surfacing scratching to the right edge and lifting to the upper obverse/reverse adjacent to the lower crossguard. Deeply-etched motto retains 100% of the light gray background frosting. Steel scabbard shows uniform surface speckling and areas of oxidation to the brown anodization and factory lacquer with a small depression to the upper left edge of the shell. Nickel-silver scabbard fittings show surface wear/age patina/spotting matching the crossguards with a few minor surface depressions to the fittings and to the underside of the lower ball. The retaining screws are undamaged. VG+/EX.