it might be an engraving.
The blade is horrible IMO no cross grain what so ever... Looks like plain steel or worse... Just my two cents... Curious what others have to add.
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Looks as if the producers logo had been obliterated...oddly the name on the dedication rings a bell. Im trying to imagine a Dr. being an SA seargent when most if not all highly educated individuals would have had an express pass to a higher rank....or into the hierarchy of the SS. The dagger itself has seen its better days.
I can only see that this Dr may have been attached to the SA as such....and was given this dagger out of Comradeship as the blade implies. In the condition the dagger is in..with or without the dedication...I dont see it being worth much. The inscription matches the condition of the blade..but I sure as Hell would like to see if there was a producers logo..and why it was removed..as it is not in the way of the dedication at all. It almost by the photos the logo was ground out. Regards Larry
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The conditions of the blade seems quite a dig found and repolished...it seems strange to me that the conditions of the engraving is still so good...may be it has been added after..but who can tell?
I agree lucarnroma, the actual engraving looks like it had been re rubbed to make it look better,
condition of etch is not consistent to the rest of the blade. IMO
I think there is a very faint makers mark somewhere in there, I do see a Gau mark, I've been squinting my eyes at it for 5 minutes now, need a better close up photo of that area, hard to capture it with glare, flash, or bad lighting. something like this needs a in hand inspection before buying, unless its realllllllly cheap.
What would be My immediate concern, is to Why the blade exhibits such dramatic and total pitting and exposure, but the grip is in perfect condition and the sheath aside from some minor surface rust speckling looks to be solid. The pommel nut is mysteriously not shown either. Is this a normal run of the mill SA that has been taken apart and it's blade substituted with a pre-aged "personalized"(aka more expensive and desirable)blade? The inscription in question does not, for the most part, have any discoloration or corrosion IN the letters. I would wonder, IF it had been overly cleaned to show and make the wording more legible, just what method did they use to do it-one that did not overly affect any of the surrounding blade surfaces. It would not be one that I would want, in any case.
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