An RZM SA Dagger by Tigerwerk Lauterjung & Co., Solingen
An RZM SA Dagger by Tigerwerk Lauterjung & Co., Solingen - 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 "M7/68" (Tigerwerk Lauterjung & Co., Solingen) and dated "1941" on the reverse ricasso, measuring 222 mm in length, with scattered surface wear and rating better than very fine. Nickel plated fittings on both crossguards exhibiting surface wear, the pommel remaining crisp. Replacement dark wooden handle with a very bright, smooth finish, light contact and without chipping, embedded finely-detailed aluminum eagle is a also a replacement, while the SA insignia exhibits very little contact, the brown enamels and silvering intact, the dagger measuring 345 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 and surface wear in the paint from active use. The chape and locket each held firmly in place via two screws each, the ring attached to the locket, an original leather dagger hanger strap attached to the ring with buckle and functioning clip, the strap marked with the RZM insignia and maker marked "L2/338/41" (Leunert, Bruno, Bretnig, SA.), the clip marked with the RZM insignia and maker marked "M5/71" (Overhoff & Cie., Lüdenscheid) with the company's OLC diamond-shaped insignia below, the scabbard measuring 252 mm in length. Near very fine.