PMD stamped SS officers degen
Description: Beautiful SS Dachau production SS officers degen.
Clearly marked PMD on the blade (Paul Muller Dachau) this would have been made at the Dachau forge in 1939. Theres a fair bit of speculation as to when the PMD stamp was applied, but I think it was the mid part of 1939 as most PMD stamped degens have the nickel plated pommel nut. This would have been inherited from the earlier nickel plated model - easily spotted against the stainless fittings as it usually shows signs of flaking or rust. As time progressed they went back to unmarked blades but from there they made the pommel nuts from stainless steel which held the finish better.
Stone mint 32" PMD stamped blade. Scabbard is the elegant thin type associated with Dachau degens, bearing 99% original paint with the scabbard shell showing a small squeeze from at the rear of the scabbard 3/4 way down (its not bad hasn't lost or even broken paint).
Interestingly the scabbard throat has a KO or KD stamp. Im not sure what this means, maybe somebodys initials, but I don't know but its a nice touch.
There is no SS-Kulturzeichen on this degen. This is the little ss in an octagon box which was stamped under the crossguard and also on the scabbard throat. This is correct for Dachau produced degens
IMO the PMD marked SS Swords are the hardest type to find. I don't know of anymore like this for sale in Europe.
These are the Dachau Variants to own if you are looking for this type, the overall quality of these pieces is fantastic.
Knot or hanger is not included in sale and is for display purposes only.
I can source either if you need, although it wont be the exact ones shown.
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03-28-2016 08:40 AM