A Personalized SA Dagger by Ernst Pack & Söhne
A Personalized SA Dagger by Ernst Pack & Söhne - Alles für Deutschland on the blade, maker marked "E.P. & S. SOLINGEN" (Ernst Pack & Sohne) with the company's hammerman insignia in the centre on the ricasso. It is personally engraved "gew. 27.9.34" (Gewidmet = Dedicated, September 27, 1934) above "St. F. Bachmann" (Sturmmann F. Bachmann) at the opposite end from the ricasso. The blade has beautiful crossgraining, exhibiting the usual in and out runner marks, with very sharp edges and a semi-sharp tip. Nickel plated fittings on the crossguards, SA Group marked "He" (Hessen) on the reverse of the lower crossguard, exhibiting very light contact and wear. Mahogany-coloured wooden handle with light contact and does not fit tight to either crossguard. The embedded aluminum eagle rates very fine. The SA insignia also exhibits contact, with a small crack in the handle to its left and chipping where it butts the pommel crossguard. The scabbard fittings exhibit light marks, with splits in the slightly loose chape around the screws and a small dent on the finial's end, while the dark brown body exhibits contact and wear in the paint. Attached to the ring is a well-worn but intact leather strap with an oval buckle and metal clip. Extremely fine. Footnote: Usually appearing on the reverse of the lower crossguard, the SAGroup mark was used as a distribution control measure. These marks normally only appear on pre-RZM daggers.