SS Dagger 1935 solid Nickel, ex-Wittmann
Description: The original Description from Mr. Thomas Wittmann is below.
Other photos are available. Selling at a much reduced price owing to financial hardship. Open to sensible offers. Thanks, Paul
This early SS EM Dagger, despite the fact that it is RZM marked, is of original production. The dagger is equipped with solid nickel crossguards and scabbard mounts all of which have a fine dull patination. The tang nut is in fine matching condition and does not appear to have been removed in modern times. These crossguards are exceptionally nice having very fine smooth surfaces, crisp edges and deep cut accent grooves. The lower reverse crossguard is district stamped Roman numeral, “I”. The fine ebony grip is a smooth to medium contour ridged type. The obverse grip is in complete perfect condition and the reverse would be also except for the fact that there appears to be a very small chip that may have been repositioned at some time or another. This “repair” was done a long time ago however. The grip shows some normal wear but not much. The runes button is nicely placed at about six thirty o’clock. The enamel surfaces are in perfect condition. The matching nickel grip eagle is the style with beak which points upward slightly. This bird has outstanding detail throughout his eye, breast feathering, wing feathering, legs, wreath and mobile swastika. This is an indication of the dagger’s little usage. A fine hilt here! The scabbard shell is straight throughout having excellent anodized surfaces. There is a little bit of age in the surfaces but not much. Overall this anodized surface is in near 100% condition reflecting some original lacquer still clinging around the areas protected by the mounts. The scabbard mounts are in perfect condition, the lower ball showing a little bit of carrying signs but no dents. The original screws are in place and are all unbuggered. The blade of this example is as nice as they come. It has all of the crossgraining present on the surfaces and other than normally seen in and out marks it is in mint condition. The SS motto is crisp and lightly etched on the blade’s surfaces. This fine motto has 100% of the factory darkening in the backgrounds. On the reverse ricasso the blade is matching etched with a double circle containing SS runes. Below this is the maker code and date of production, “188/35”. Below the numeral marking is a double open RZM circle. This dagger is identical to the example I show on page 20 of my SS book. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour. A fine early SS dagger here.
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