An SA Dagger by Süddeutsche Messerfabrik GmbH, Gefrees
An SA Dagger by Süddeutsche Messerfabrik GmbH, Gefrees - Measuring 370 mm in length with the scabbard, this SA Dagger is engraved "Alles für Deutschland" on the blade, exhibiting beautiful crossgraining, with the usual in and out runner marks, semi-sharp edges and a very sharp tip. It is maker marked with the Süddeutsche Messerfabrik GmbH, Gefrees wide oval stamp on the reverse ricasso, the blade with some pitting at the ricasso end on both sides, measuring 220 mm in length and rating near extremely fine. Nickel plated fittings on both crossguards, along with the pommel, the reverse of the central crossguard with the "Fr" (Franken) SA Group mark, exhibiting light contact. Wooden handle with one small dent above the eagle's wing, with a very smooth finish and without chipping, fitting tight to both crossguards. The embedded finely-detailed aluminum eagle shows well and rates near extremely fine, while the SA insignia exhibits scattered silvering loss and light contact, rating near extremely fine. The scabbard fittings exhibit very light contact, with one small dent on the chape. The brown painted body has a gloss finish, exhibiting contact marks and wear in the paint from active use, the ring attached to the locket, the throat and chape held firmly in place via two screws each, the scabbard measuring 245 mm in length. Near extremely fine.