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EARLY SS '33 DAGGER WITH FULL 'ROHM' DEDICATION AND VERTICAL HANGER BY BOKER.This is certainly a dagger you do not see very often. I have owned perhaps 2 in my collecting career. This is on consignment, but it originally came from my old, but sadly departed, friend Harvey Riley. The current owner has had it for over 15 years. Apart from being a nice early SS dagger anyway, the addition of the FULL ROHM etch to the reverse of the blade, has taken it into a completely different category. The history of Ernst Rohm is known to us all. After his fall from grace and murdered by Hitler, all traces of him were removed from the Third Reich 'scene'. Dagger dedications had to be removed or discarded. There are far more SA Rohm daggers in existence than SS ones. Rohm was in charge of the SA after all. However, the SS had not been fully taken over by Himmler at the time, and was still incorporated in the SA, so Rohm SS daggers existed this way.The dagger is in very good order on the exterior. Nice nickel fittings, a great ebony grip. Scabbard has most of the back anodising in place and is not dented or damaged. The vertical hanger has been on there an awfully long time, and I suspect it is original to the piece. It is an EARLY black vertical, so has no SS or RZM marks. The blade is not quite as good as the exterior. Nice and clean, and very presentable. The motto side with Mein ehre Heist Treue is a little grey, has some old finger smudges and has been cleaned over the years so the motto itself is worn through the middle. Still perfectly legible though. The reverse, with the all important Rohm dedication, is much better. The full dedication and Ernst Rohm signature is near perfect. The letters are still a nice grey colour and the age matches the other side perfectly. The trademark on this piece is BOKER, and the firm have used the smaller BOKER trademark which is set up near the crossguard, this was done in order to get the full Rohm etch along the blade in the correct position. A full Rohm SS dagger is rarer that a HIMMLER piece..............A great looking dagger, not mint, but this is also not $30,000!! The price of a mint one in the USA.
Code: 2478Price: 9750.00 GBP
MINIATURE THIRD REICH NAVAL DAGGER-NO SCABBARD.From all of the miniatures, the naval type is really hard to find. They were made in two main sizes, 9+" which were the Alcoso pieces (very rare) and the smaller 7 1/2" size, usually associated with Horster. This little chap is the smaller one. It does not have a maker mark (common) and unfortunately does not have a scabbard either. The scabbards for these DO turn up, so worth keeping your eyes open. They are just miniature versions of the standard brass large one. This miniature has a brass pommel and crossguard. The pommel has minute detail and the little eagle and swastika is very clear. The grip is probably solid celluloid, but has darkened down a lot. It has horizontal lines running down it. The blade is nickel plated steel and has a needle point. A super little miniature and missing from most collections. Find a scabbard and you will have a £350+ value.
BEAUTIFUL 1902 IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVAL DIRK, WITH DAMASCUS BLADE, IVORY GRIP AND KNOT!I don't think you could have any more on a dagger? But perhaps you can. This is a superb 1902 pattern Imperial naval dagger. Now some 114 years old so a true antique to boot. These daggers are lovely and at the time they did not spare anything in making a great product. The 1902 pattern is about the same size as the Third Reich daggers 15-16" overall. It is equipped with an 'open crown' pommel and capstan type crossguard with push button scabbard release. The grip is a beautifully turned piece of ivory, with just a hint of age lines here and there. A nice brass twisted wire runs down it. Tied in the proper way is an original Imperial navy dagger portepee. Toned silver bullion with red and black flecks. A lovely little bullion ball at the end. Scabbard is brass, like the rest of it. No discernible dents or dings to it. It's toned to a darker patina over the brass base. Scabbard bands are intertwined rope design, running completely around. Pull it for the scabbard and you are greeted with a Damascus blade in the Maidenhair pattern. The blade is nice and bright, and the Damascus bands etc are very clear. The blade is in near mint condition. On the reverse riccasso is the Knights Head stamping of the WK & C company, who were VERY proficient in making a wonderful selection of naval daggers. ALSO with the dagger are an early set of naval hanging straps. All brass fittings, with lions head buckles. A very good set with blue velvet backings. This is a classic example of an Imperial naval dagger with all the bells and whistles!!! Lovely thing................
Code: 2476Price: 2750.00 GBP
EXCELLENT THIRD REICH NAVAL DAGGER-ADOLF BRAUN.Naval daggers marked with a distributors name are quite uncommon. However, Adolf Braun is quite well known, and was a large uniform and military wholeseller in Berlin. They were middle men for several uniform and dagger manufactureres. This name is often found on Alcoso type navy daggers. However, he purchased from all over the place and this one is an Eickhorn made dagger, with classic Eickhorn fittings. The dagger is in really lovely condition as it has ost of the fire gilt present over the brass base. cabbard is dent free and has perhapd 75% of the fire gilt remaining,very bright. Crossguard and pommel the same. A nice cream celluliod grip is damage and crack free with nice brass twisted wire. As with most naval daggers purchased from distributors, the blade is completely plain, apart from the districutor mark. In near mint condition, it is a nickel plated with a needle sharp point. On all navy daggers (as per Eickhorn catalogue and price list) an etched blade was at EXTRA cost. Your standard dagger came just like this, plain blade. If the naval rank could not afford it, or didn't think it was necessary, thye just had a plain bladed dagger. Many were purchsed by naval quatermasters, and kept for the personel who didn't have a dagger for parade purposes, all of these DEPOT pieces have plain blades, as it was not felt necessary to waste extra money on etching. This is a VERY nice example of a navy dagger. Match it with a nice knot and hangers and you will have a lovely set.
GOOD SET OF OLD REPRODUCTION WATER CUSTOMS STRAPS.I don't usually sell reproductions, but these are a very old and quite well made set of blue hangers for the extremely rare Water/Sea Customs dress dagger. They consist of twin blue moire fabric straps with blue velvet backing. The hardware is all beautiful gilded and actually looks very impressive. However, the buckles, slides and clips are all actually from an army dagger set, as they all depict 'oakleaves' on the buckles, slides etc. The Water Customs straps are laurel leaves, pointed, on the hardware. Exactly the same as the Land Customs dagger but gilded. All being said, they look very good and if desired, you could just use the hardware on army straps for a 'Generals' dagger! Fun set.
RARE LUFTWAFFE BOMBER CREW - SURVIVAL MACHETE.I have not owned one of these before, and whilst it's technically not a dress dagger (!) it does fit in with the 'edged weapons' category. It's also a very unusual piece and there really don't seem to come up for sale any more. Apparently issued to Luftwaffe bomber crews as part of the tropical survival kit (wouldn't be much use in the forests of Europe!). All the ones I have seen and handled have been made only by ALCOSO, and this is stamped with their early scales and ACS trademark. They did also make a sawback version, but this is so rare I have never seen one. Carried on a belt, there is a wide webbing frog available for this machete, so keep your eyes open! A real workmanlike piece. Brass hilt with upturned and downswept crossguard. Wide single edged steel blade. Blued steel scabbard with bayonet frog type fitting. It measures 21 1/2" overall with a 16" flat blade. Ribbed brown hardwood grip. Nothing fancy about these, they were designed just to be a machete, but not too many have survived. I have shown a PERIOD photo of a Luftwaffe airman holding this exact type of machete, along with a page from a dagger reference book showing the weapon with the frog etc.
Code: 2473Price: 1650.00 GBP
DOUBLE PIECE HANGER FOR RAD HEWER. RARE ITEM.As with many of the edged weapons, the accessories and hangers are sometimes more difficult to find than the dagger itself. It's because no value was really placed on 'those bits of fabric', when the dagger looked so nice, so in many cases they were discarded. The RAD double hanger is one of those. I have not had one of these for quite a while. Hanger itself is quite standard and is made for an early Hewer. Consists of a large, flat bullet shaped piece of leather, that went behind the dagger and protected the uniform from wear. It was usually all in one piece with a clip to go onto the scabbard of the hewer and an integral belt loop. Occasionally these 2 piece hangers come along, where the main part of the hanger is detachable from the belt loop via another metal clip. It's the top clip that's the rare bit as it so often goes missing. It's also this small clip that attaches to the OFFICERS hangers, and these hangers don't work without this clip!. Hanger is in very good shape and condition. Nice thick black/brown leather. Good stitching. All the metal clips are nickel and all springs work. A very good example of an earlier 2 piece hanger.
Code: 2471Price: 335.00 GBP
ORIGINAL EICKHORN SALES CATALOGUE-KUNDENDEINST!If you collect daggers, you need reference material. One of the best source of reference are ORIGINAL period sales catalogues. However, after 70+ years, these are VERY hard to find. They were also not produced in great numbers. You would find them in retail outlets, and would probably have been able to order one from the factory at the time, but most are now destroyed, lost or in private collections. I am really happy to offer an ORIGINAL, period EICKHORN sales catalogue and it's complete!!! The Eickhorn factory were probably the largest manufacturer, and offered the greatest variety of products. Daggers, swords, bayonets, for virtually every military, or para-military organisation. Therefore their catalogue is amazing and very comprehensive. For those of you who have never seen one, they are a small ring binder book/folder. The cover is red/orange linen then printed in gold on the spine and the front with the Eickhorn squirrel logo and the Eickhorn Kundendeinst name. The interior is beautifully presented and arranged via file tab form into sections. Army, Luftwaffe, navy, police etc etc. each section with a description and pictures or line drawings. Towards the rear are colour pull out sections showing the etched swords and bayonet options they offered. At the very end is the original complete price list!!! I cannot remember having a complete catalogue to offer for sale. I have one in my collection, but not seen another for years.The book/catalogue is in fantastic condition, with all sections complete. The only small problem is that the metal rivets that hold the metal snap spine of the ring binder inside, to the outside cardboard cover have rusted through with time, leaving 2 small holes in the spine. Tis is VERY common with the catalogues if these are stored in a damp location (my own copy is the same) It's easily remedied if desired, but replacing the rusted rivets with small dome headed nuts and bolts with spacer washers. Problem solved. A really rare item, and fascinating reading. Don't miss this.
SUPER MINIATURE 2nd LUFTWAFFE DAGGER-ON PROPELLER BASE.These miniature daggers are highly collectable and this type which is mounted on a steel propeller, are even better as they can be sat on your desk and used as a paperweight etc. Very cool! This type of miniature was only made by ALCOSO. They made two types. This one and one with the Luftwaffe sword mounted on top. I found this in America last month, and whilst complete, it has a few faults, but is priced accordingly. The miniature dagger itself is a standard 2nd Pattn Luftwaffe dagger as made by Alcoso and is around 9 1/2 inches long. The scabbard is permanently mounted by 2 steel posts to the heavy cast iron Propeller base. The dagger has a deep orange grip with thin twisted wire. It's missing a small part of the grip material just by the pommel. The crossguard and pommel are made of silver plated aluminium. At some time the crossguard has been exposed to damp or something similar, so as aluminium does, it's oxidised a little, and eaten slightly into the metal on one side more than the other. All the detail is still there and very clear and the eagle and swastika are still very pronounced and visible. The blade is nickel plated and not damaged. It has a unique German company advert etched into the blade, BESTECKE. Paul Wirths Bestecke Solingen, still exist and are a cutlery manufacturer in the city!!! Would be an interesting project to research further.. These letter opener/desk ornaments were often given by companies as gifts etc. Their name would be on the blades to advertise their product etc. Cast iron base is fine and a nice airplane grey. A good item for your desk, or if you collect miniatures, a great variation. It is priced accordingly due to the faults mentioned, but still a great collectable.
Code: 2470Price: 395.00 GBP
SUPERB EARLY SS '33 DAGGER WITH HANGER BY EP&S. UNTOUCHED.I was lucky enough to be offered this wonderful SS dagger by the Grandson of the veteran who bought this back to America. The grandson now lives in the UK and bought the dagger with him here. This is just how I like them to appear, it's not been played with or taken apart or cleaned or polished. Never been abused, and has been left exactly how it was bought back. The all nickel fittings have developed a nice dull yellow patina. The lower crossguard is stamped with the group 'I' marking. The beautiful ebony grip has great colour. There are no cracks or chips apart from tiny joining crack running from the SS button to the top crossguard.!!! The enamel SS button is fine with very slight scratch to the lower left side. and the grip eagle is the same colour as the rest of the nickel. The scabbard is perfectly dent free and has 85% of the original thin black paint. In my opinion this dagger perhaps had an anodised shell and has been period painted with this very light coat of black paint. You can see the finish underneath, but the paint is also 75 years old and has flaked off in various places. Looks so right!! The lower scabbard fitting has a very slight dent in the bottom ball, as pictured. Attached to the top scabbard ring is the ORIGINAL short black leather hanger and nickel snap clip! (not RZM marked as this dagger pre-dates RZM period). Now onto the blade.....the scabbard and crossguard fit together like a glove, no air gap at all. The blade is absolutely beautiful, apart from the usual 'in and out' surface marks, is totally MINT and mirror bright. has 100% of original crossgraining and polish. SS motto has all the background dark burnish and the EP&S logo on the reverse is crystal clear. A wonderful looking UNTOUCHED SS dagger.
Code: 2469Price: 3150.00 GBP
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