An SA Dagger by Malsch & Ambronn, Steinbach
An SA Dagger by Malsch & Ambronn, Steinbach; Measuring 371 mm in length with the scabbard on, this SA dagger is engraved and blackened "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 maker marked with the Malsch & Ambronn, Steinbach hearth and steelworker insignia on the reverse ricasso, scattered nicks on the blade edges, measuring 220 mm in length and rating very fine. Nickel plated fittings on both crossguards, along with the pommel, the reverse of the central crossguard with the "Th" (Thuringen) SA Group Gau mark, exhibiting very light contact and surface wear. Wooden handle with a very bright, smooth finish, very light contact and without chipping. The embedded finely-detailed aluminum eagle with light wear and rates better than very fine, while the SA insignia exhibits very light contact, the brown enamels intact and light wear on the edge in the silvering, also rating better than very fine. Green oxidation and surface wear evident on the hardware and insignia, the dagger measuring 332 mm overall. The scabbard fittings exhibit contact marks and surface wear, the ball finial with a series of small dents. The brown painted body has a dull finish, magnetic, exhibiting extensive surface wear along with a dent on the reverse from active use, the chape and locket each held firmly in place via two screws each, the ring attached to the locket, the scabbard measuring 246 mm in length. Very fine.