SS 1933 pattern Dienstdolch distribution markings & Early producers
These can be found on the reverse side of the lower crossguard of the SS Dienstdolch and comprise of a small die struck marking of either a Roman numeral, I, II or III.
SS daggers inspected and then were sent to to the various SS districts throughout Germany from three main distributions centers.
I = München.
II = Dresden
III = Berlin.
"I" seems to be the most frequently observed marking on SS daggers in collections today in Western Europe and the USA. I think this is due to most SS daggers were liberated by US or British forces and they had little opportunity to obtain daggers distributed from eastern parts of Germany. Soviet Forces tended to liberate those with Berlin markings.
Also Included with the early District stampings above are the early SS makers below that would of had these stampings applied to.
I will be updating this information periodically as it surfaces....... Regards Larry
Early SS makers:...Standard size logo
ASSO- Arthur Schuttlehoffer
Reinhard Bertram & Sohn......... Distributor
Jacobs & Co.
Carl Julius Krebs
Klittermann & Moog
Puma, Lauterjung & Sohn
Louper, "Louis Perlmann"
Ernst Pack & Sohn, "EP&S"
Emil Schrick & Sohn ......." Unattributed"
WKC ( Non Producer ) contracted to grind Rohm dedications, regrain and polish blades ( Thomas Wittmann SS Reference pg 24 )
Below are 4 RZM makers of unknown producers who were producing daggers who participated in the use of early craftmanship and materials.
RZM 120/34 SS
RZM 121/34 SS
RZM 188/35 SS
RZM 807/36 SS
Below are Rohm SS dedication pattern makers. Some of these producers have been seen to have district stampings as these daggers were honorary and were produced with no stampings.
Carl Eickhorn - small double oval logo
Heinrich Boker- small double oval logo
Robert Klaas - small logo
Below is the sole maker of the "Himmler dedication pattern dagger"
Carl Eickhorn- small double oval
Last edited by Larry C; 10-15-2015 at 02:32 AM.
12-09-2010 07:09 PM
Re: SS 1933 pattern Dienstdolch distribution markings & Early producers
Hello Gents I merged together with Ades SS distribution markings thread which are appropriate district stampings seen on early SS makers only..with a list of early SS producers and Rohm SS dedication pattern daggers..that have these markings appear on the back of the lower crossguard.
These are the producers that I know of to date and the forum would welcome any addition to this list as information arises. Regards Larry
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