Hi Guys ,This is indeed a tricky thing, I myself have never seen this RZM Mark but as MAC 66 says this RZM mark seems to exist! also with the deviating M. Below is a pic from the book of Ralf Siegert on page 418. I have also my consurns about this dagger maybe as Larry said more details come up with some close up photo, s.
07-04-2016 05:23 PM
Ignore the maker's mark and then explain the condition anomalies? Books can have errors and be wrong, by the way.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Was there slight variations in the motto etch? This one seems off a bit. I'm looking at the D.
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To me just 1 logo doesnt make it legit.
I have done some research because Mac pointed out that it could stand a change, but looking at the few that are on the net, they do not convince me, sorry.
Sometimes the first impression and a gutfeeling should better not be ignored.
Ger what is your thoughts on this better conditioned NSKK M7/1/38 : NSKK Dagger by "RZM M7/1/38" with Hanger
Regards Mac 66.
Mac 66 i have put the 2 grips next to eachother, on the left the grip of this post on the right the rzm nskk of the warbooty site.
The Nskk is consistent in material and timeframe and i have less doubt that it aint correct, although i would like to see some proof about this rzm mark has been approved by the rzm control, but thats a different story.
Looking at the dagger shown, to me its a complete partsdagger, but that is just my opinion.
Easy to see the differences, on the left an early type grip with nickel eagle, on the right the later sharp ridged RZM grip with an alu eagle.
So IMO the one belonging to this post is a complete parts dagger, just like the KM dagger he posted along with parts belonging to 3 different makers.
I agree with your post above, the germanwarbooty NSKK is the best of the bunch & most likely a legit war time produced dagger with all the correct parts, we just need to confirm this variation RZM etch is 100% correct for future reference/purchase, thanks for adding the photos above.
Regards Mac 66.
The Dagger in question is a parts dagger for sure ,that's a clear story. I give only my opinion about it as asked in this thread and that was especially about the blade. I believe in the RZM Mark,Mac shows us nice simular examples.