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SA Dagger By Robert Giersch - Can I Get Some Info On It Please??

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    Hi Ned, the unit was 22 Sturm of SA Reserve Standarte 171.

    In November 1935 they were based here:

    Brigade 72 - Wuppertal:
    Standarte 53 = Solingen, Kölnerstrasse 46;
    Standarte R53 = Opladen, Düsseldorferstrasse 34;
    Standarte 171 = Wuppertal-Barmen, Fischertalstrasse 1;
    Standarte R171 = Wuppertal-Elberfeld, Hofaue 41;

    Hope this helps?

    Cheers, Ade.

    PS: I would expect to find the SA Gruppe mark for Nrh (Niederrhein)
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    You da man Dear Leader!!!
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    Not trying to pour cold water on all this information about this dagger, nor create any this is not my intention..but we must keep an open mind about the engraving..something like this needs to be double those who know font use during the period. It very well could be period..but a little preventive maintenance ( or a couple of steps backwards to research it ) may be worth the extra time.

    I would not want to find out later that my engraved SA dagger is really just a standard em....and more devalued because of a Huckster. Nothing more Gents..just keeping an open mind to many modern day technology..and enterprising individuals.

    Regards Larry

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    Im Always carefull with SA daggers that have these kinds of engravings, they turn up a bit to frequently these days.
    In Austria a lot popup these days.
    For me the engraving has not been applied in 1934, more likely 2014
    Like Ade nicely puts out: the gau does not correspond with the unit locations.
    That its been hand engraved doesnt mean anything, any skilled jeweler with some old tools can do that.
    This dagger would be worth max 700 euro without the engraving, like it is now, i wouldnt even buy it.
    But hé that just my opinion.....


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