Early SA Dagger by Scarce Maker w/Hanger (#26609)

Early SA Dagger by Scarce Maker w/Hanger (#26609)

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H.HERDER, Solingen, ace of spades in center of double-circle TM. As stated on page 201 of The Sword And Knife Makers Of Germany 1850-2000 Volume 1 by the late Anthony Carter, “During the Third Reich some early SA and NSKK daggers were produced with the trademark of two rings enclosing H. Herder and Solingen and the ace of spades in the centre”. Nickel-silver hilt fittings show light surface wear/yellow age patina with lower crossguard group marked “He” (Hessen). Reddish brown, fine-grained wooden grip shows light surface wear with one faint hairline crack on the lower obverse adjacent to grip but, no chips or depressions, and is complete with silver grip eagle and SA insert properly inset. Polished blade grades EX+/EX++ showing light surface wear/runner marks and some faint gray shadowing near obverse tip but, no pitting or nicks to cutting edges. Deeply etched motto retains 100% of the dark gray factory background frosting. Dent-free, steel scabbard retains approximately 98% of the brown anodization and lacquer with a spot of missing finish to the upper reverse shell and surface crazing to the obverse /reverse shell but, no lifting to finish. Dent-free, nickel-silver scabbard fittings show minor surface wear/yellow age patina with a faint depression to the underside of the lower ball, and are complete with undamaged scabbard screws The brown leather hanger grades EX showing wear/age to leather and yellow age patina to the nickel-silver buckle and early unmarked clip. Nice early SA dagger by scarce maker. EX++