NSKK Dagger (#30742)

NSKK Dagger (#30742)

Maker: Waffenhammer, Deggendorf; Condition: EX+

$1,195.00

Waffenhammer, Deggendorf inside double oval TM. Deggendorf is located on the Danube River approximately 130 km NE of Munich. This maker ranks at “6” on the McSARR scale, making it a rarer maker than most. Nickel-silver hilt fittings show light surface wear/yellow age patina with reverse lower crossguard SA Group marked “BO” (Bayerische Ostmark).  Medium brown, fine-grained wooden grip with early production quality grip-to-crossguard fit shows light wear/age, with silver grip eagle and SA insert properly inset. Early quality blade grades EX+ showing some surface wear/runner marks with gray speckling/crazing to both obverse and reverse, but no pitting or nicks to blade edges and no damage to blade tip. Deeply-etched motto retains nearly 100% of the light gray background frosting. Dent-free steel scabbard shows light surface wear and crazing to the black anodization. Early nickel-silver fittings show light surface wear and uniform yellow age patina, matching the hilt fittings. The brown leather hanger with early nickel-silver buckle is marked “A” for Assmann and DRGM, grading EX+.