An RZM SA Dagger by Karl Rob, Kaldenbach, Solingen-Grafrath 1939
An RZM SA Dagger by Karl Rob, Kaldenbach, Solingen-Grafrath 1939 - Measuring 378 mm in length with the scabbard on, this SA dagger is engraved "Alles für Deutschland" on the blade, magnetic, exhibiting beautiful crossgraining, with the usual in and out runner marks, semi-sharp edges and a very sharp tip. It is marked with the RZM (Reichszeugmeisterei) insignia, maker marked and dated "M7/72/39." (Karl Rob, Kaldenbach, Solingen-Grafrath, 1939) on the reverse ricasso, measuring 218 mm in length, rating near extremely fine. Nickel plated fittings on both crossguards exhibiting moderate surface wear, with rust evident on the pommel. Wooden handle with a very bright, smooth finish, one indent mark on the reverse, light contact overall, in addition to a piece missing above the SA insignia where it butts the end crossguard. Embedded aluminum eagle exhibits contact and surface wear, while the SA insignia shows contact, the brown enamels lacquered, the silvering on the insignia intact but shows wear on the surrounding circle, the dagger measuring 346 mm overall. The scabbard fittings exhibit very light contact and surface wear, the brown painted body with a gloss finish, magnetic, exhibiting moderate contact marks overall, along with paint chipping on the reverse and one edge from active use. The chape and locket are each held firmly in place via two screws each, the ring attached to the locket, the scabbard measuring 250 mm in length. Near extremely fine.