Rare Maker Early SA Dagger (#30739)

Rare Maker Early SA Dagger (#30739)

Maker: Franz Steinhoff; Condition: EX+

$895.00

Franz Steinhoff bricklayer TM. This rare and highly desirable maker is ranked at “9” on the McSARR rarity scale. Nickel-silver hilt fittings show light surface wear/age patina with lower reverse crossguard SA Group marked “Ns” (Niedersachsen). Medium reddish-brown, fine-grained wooden grip shows some wear with a depression on the obverse towards the SA insert, as well as some hairline cracks around the insert itself.  The polished blade grades EX+ showing surface wear and runner marks, but no nicks to cutting edges.  The deeply etched pebbled motto shows light wear to the medium gray background frosting. The steel scabbard shows some wear and age with much of the original brown anodization remaining. The nickel-silver scabbard fittings show minor surface wear/age patina but no dents or depressions. All four retaining screws are present and undamaged.