An NSKK Dagger by Wilhelm Kober & Co, Suhl
An NSKK Dagger by Wilhelm Kober & Co, Suhl - This NSKK dagger is engraved and blackened "Alles für Deutschland" on the blade, exhibiting nice crossgraining, with the usual in and out runner marks, semi-sharp edges and a very sharp tip. It is maker marked with the wide oval Wilhelm Kober & Co, Suhl stamp, illustrating the company's centaur insignia, measuring 218 mm in length and rating better than extremely fine. Nickel plated fittings on both crossguards, along with the pommel, the reverse of the central crossguard with the "Th" (Thuringen) SA Group mark, the "h" double-stamped, exhibiting very light contact. Wooden handle with a very bright, smooth finish and without chipping, fitting tight to both crossguards. The embedded finely-detailed aluminum eagle shows well and rates extremely fine, while the SA insignia exhibits very light contact, also rating extremely fine. The scabbard fittings exhibit very light contact, three small dents on the obverse of the chape, the reverse of each fitting exhibiting discolouration, with an oval highlight on the locket where a sticker once resided. The black painted body has a gloss finish, magnetic, exhibiting moderate contact marks and surface wear in the paint from active use, the chape held firmly in place via two screws, the locket held in place by one screw and the other one lost to time, the ring attached to the locket, an original leather dagger hanger strap attached to the ring with buckle and functioning clip, slight crazing in the leather, the scabbard measuring 245 mm in length. Extremely fine.