Original German WWII Unissued Transitional SA Dagger by Carl Eickhorn with Belt Hanger and Loop - RZM M7/66 1938

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is an incredible unissued example of transitional pattern SA Dagger, made by the renowned firm of Carl Eickhorn, based in Solingen, Germany. The condition is pretty much MINT, with just very minor storage ware and age degradation in places. It comes complete with a great condition belt hanger clip, as well as the belt loop with retaining snap loop for belt attachment. Without a doubt, this is the most complete and best example of a transitional SA dagger that we have ever offered, and ones of this quality are nearly impossible to find.

It comes comes compete with the original scabbard, which is in mint unissued condition. The dagger has the usual mid-war pattern plated fittings, which are zinc or aluminum plated with nickel. The crossguards are in excellent condition throughout with all fittings are bright. The only age on these is right where the grip meets the crossguards. The tang nut is excellent, not showing any wear or post manufacture tightening.

The grip is a fine product having a nice brown mahogany tone in the surfaces and having medium center ridge construction. There really is some great grain on this excellent condition grip, and fits the crossguards very nicely. There are just a few small dents from storage, and no cracking whatsoever. The symbol button is nicely set having full translucent enameling, with the plating intact as well. The details are still there to the eagle to include the beak, breast feathering, wing feathering, talons, wreath and mobile swas, and the nickel plate is fully intact, with a bit of oxidation.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout and is the mid war production style, with a brown enameled body. The fittings on the scabbard are plated steel, and are in mint condition, as is the enamel on the scabbard. There really aren't any deficiencies on this scabbard that we can mention. We have never seen better. The hanger loop is still present, and quite solid.

The blade of this example is in excellent condition, with full factory crossgrain visible. There is only faint runner wear, otherwise it is mint. The acid etched Alles für Deutschland  (Everything for Germany) motto is beautifully executed.  It still has very nice darkening and sharp edges. The blade has not been sharpened, and still has an intact tip without bending.

The reverse ricasso is etched with a double circle with RZM logo in the middle. This circle is placed over the code RZM M 7/66 / 1938 for Carl Eickhorn of Solingen. Below this, the blade is etched with the 1935-41 Eickhorn trademark: a seated squirrel holding a sword, with the firm's name and location, Eickhorn / SOLINGEN below. According to J. Anthony Carter's book GERMAN KNIFE AND SWORD MAKERS, this firm used this specific trademark with out the "ORIGINAL" word specifically on transitional SA daggers with the RZM marking.

The attached leather belt hanger is in very good condition, with nice nickel-plated fittings. The spring clip bears RZM code M5/71 over OLC in a diamond, the mark of Overhoff & Cie. of Lüdenscheid, a city with a large garment accessory and part industry. As this is also a transitional piece, we believe it to be original to the dagger, and it is in amazing condition for the age. It clips onto a very nice belt loop, which interestingly also has a snap loop for going around the handle of the dagger. This is a type of belt loop we have not seen before, however in general we have seen very few belt loops.

The Reichszeugmeisterei, or RZM, was was based at the Brown house in Munich and NSDAP 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 66 stands for firm Carl Eickhorn of Solingen, the legendary "City of Blades" in Western Germany.

If you were waiting for that perfect example of an SA dagger, this is it, complete with a belt hanger, in unissued condition!

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