Rare Maker Early SA Dagger w/Hanger (#30133)

Rare Maker Early SA Dagger w/Hanger (#30133)

Maker: DANIEL PERES, SOLINGEN with beer barrel with tap in double oval TM; Condition: EX+/EX++

$785.00

Scarce maker DANIEL PERES, SOLINGEN with beer barrel with tap in double oval TM. Nickel-silver hilt fittings show light surface wear/age patina with lower crossguard group marked, “Wm” (Westmark). Both Ralph Siegert’s SA book and the “McSarr” scale rate this maker an “8”. Medium brown wooden grip shows light wear and no cracks or chips with silver grip eagle and SA insert properly inset.  Polished blade grades EX++ showing only minor surface wear/runner marks. Deeply etched SA motto retains 98% of the light gray background frosting.  Dent-free steel scabbard shows light surface wear retaining approximately 75% of the brown anodized finish and some factory lacquer remaining to shell. Anodization shows thinning to reverse throughout. Nickel-silver fittings show wear/age with minor depression to upper fitting and depression to ball.  Dagger is complete with unmarked leather hanger and is missing retaining strap.  EX+/EX++.