An SS EM Dagger by Robert Klaas
An SS EM Dagger by Robert Klaas - Measuring 373 mm in length with the scabbard on, this SS Dagger is engraved "Meine Ehre heißt Treue" on the blade, maker marked "ROBERT KLAAS SOLINGEN" with the company's dual stork insignia in the centre on the reverse ricasso. The blade has beautiful crossgraining, exhibiting the usual in and out runner marks, with semi-sharp edges and a semi-sharp tip, exhibiting surface wear, nick in the blade on one edge, the blade measuring 221 mm in length and rating near very fine. Nickel plated fittings on both crossguards, exhibiting surface wear. Ebony-coloured wooden handle has been lacquered, with multiple contact marks on both sides and chipping on the reverse side beside the lower crossguard. Embedded aluminum eagle shows nice detail and rates very fine. The SS insignia exhibits light contact and wear, pommel remains tight, with the dagger measuring 347 mm in length. The nickel-plated scabbard fittings exhibit light contact marks, the locket held in place via two screws, chape with ball finial, exhibiting marks and black paint loss on the body, ring with adjustable length strap attached, nickel plated clip is marked with the RZM insignia, maker marked "M5/71" with the "OLC" insignia (Overhoff & Cie Ludenscheid), belt loop strap attached to the clip via a D-ring and marked with the SS rune, the RZM insignia and maker marked "134/40", the scabbard measuring 256 mm in length. Extremely fine.