Better photos would be required, including photos of the blade and inscription...Is there a marking on the cross-guard? So far I don't see anything that screams fake...No scabbard?
Unless I'm missing something, it appears to be an original SS Dagger...No marking on the cross-guard?
Isn't that makers mark supposed to be up the other way, I would say reproduction.
Hi Glenn, no there are no markings on the cross guard
Hi ,just my 10p's worth, I thought that markings on SS crossguards (I, II ,III ) ended on later RZM daggers ,The same as for SA Gau markings. Back to this Dagger not sure that the M in RZM should be touching a complete circle , cheers Paul
These RZM 120 -121 types are read with the tip facing downward ...great catch Duska see this thread below for comparison
German SS RZM Dagger Real or Fake?
For these early types the Roman numerals I II III are commonly seen on these...another great catch guys. The crossguards appear in the photos as late or even recent. Fortunately if this was acquired at a garage sale...I am hopeful you paid a garage sale price. Regards Larry
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Thanks everyone for the input! Obviously I was shooting for it to be authentic but am not really worried if it's not as I only paid $10 dollars for the peice and don't have any intention in selling it regardless!
looks like you hit the jackpot.