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Original German WWII SA Dagger RZM M7/13 by Artur Schüttelhofer & Co. has a rating of 5.0 stars based on 1 reviews.

Original German WWII SA Dagger RZM M7/13 by Artur Schüttelhofer & Co.

Regular price $595.00

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This mid-war period produced SA Dagger has nickel-plated fittings throughout. The crossguards and tang nut are nickel plated aluminum, and have about 50% of the plating intact, with the rest having lifted off due to age. There is not any major chipping or dents in the fittings.

The grip is a fine product having a nice red mahogany tone in the surfaces and having medium center ridge construction. This grip is in very good condition and fits the crossguards like a glove. The runes button is nicely set having 90% intact enameling, with the plating intact. The details are still there to the eagle to include the beak, breast feathering, wing feathering, talons, wreath and mobile swastika, and the nickel plate is completely intact, with a bit of oxidation.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout and has good original chocolate brown paint. The Rear paint has a little bit of crazing in the surfaces but overall it is still bright and rates at about 98%. The front has fared less well, with some bubbling with about 80% intact. The scabbard shell is equipped with fine matching nickel-plated steel based mounts. These mounts are in perfect condition to include the lower ball. They nicely match the crossguards and are complete with all four dome head screws.

The blade of this example is in excellent condition and has almost all of its factory crossgrain. There is a bit of oxidation near the cross guard, but nothing major. There are runner marks from the scabbard, but otherwise this is one of the best condition blades we have seen.

The SA motto is crisp and also still has about 40% of the darkening in the backgrounds. The reverse ricasso is etched with a double circle with RZM logo in the middle. This circle is placed over the code RZM M7/13 for Artur Schüttelhofer & Co. of Solingen-Wald.

The Reichszeugmeisterei, or RZM, was was based at the Brown house in Munich and Nazi party headquarters in Berlin. The RZM ensured that the manufacturers of military items were consistent in design, quality of materials and other characteristics of the items. It also defined standards of design, manufacturing and quality and published an authoritative color chart for textiles.

The M7 in the code stands for knives/daggers, contractor 13 stands for firm Artur Schüttelhofer & Co. of Solingen-Wald, a boro in Solingen, the legendary "City of Blades" in Western Germany.

A very nice mid-war example of an SA dagger from a top maker.

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