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THE HISTORY OF THE SA DAGGER




DAGGER MANUFACTURER MARKINGS
There was a large number of companies manufacturing SA daggers during WWII. Each organization had its own logo, which was stamped at the base of the blade. In some instances the RZM number was also stamped there.

Enlarge image (+) The daggers pictured here illustrate some of the ways in which the markings were placed on the dagger blade.

Left blade
The far left blade was manufactured by "ABR SCHNITTERT" of Solingen. The blade shows only the stamp of the maker and nothin else.

Center blade
The center blade is doubled stamped. The top mark is that of "Jacobs and Co" from Solingen. They were the manufacturers. The bottom stamp is the RZM number M7/118.

Right blade
The blade on the far right bears only the RZM mark. Which is M7/85.

The original RZM standards institution (National Material Control Office, RZM) was created in 1929. When stamped on an item, the RZM number was divided in two sections. The first part denoted the type of item being controlled. For example, M1 was the RZM code for political medals and orders, M4 for belt buckles, M7 for daggers, M9 for badges, etc. Thus an SA dagger made by the A Werth company of Solingen might bear the RZM mark and M7/17.

A listing of several RZM codes follows:

M7/1 Gebruder Christians,Christianswerk, Solingen M7/2 Emil Voos Waffenbrik, Solingen M7/3 Kuno Ritter, Solingen-Grafrath
M7/4 August Muller KG, Solingen-Merscheid M7/5 Carl Julius Krebs, Solingen M7/6 H&F Lauterjung, Solingen-Widdert
M7/7 Hermann Konejung AG, Solingen M7/8 Eduard Gembruch, Solingen-Grafrath M7/9 Solinger Metallwarenfabrik GmBH, Stoecker & Co
M7/10 J.A. Henckels Zwillingswerk KG, Solingen M7/11 E. Knecht & Co, Solingen M7/12 Carl Robert Kaldenbach, Waffenfabrik Max Weyersberg , Solingen
M7/13 Artur Schuttelhofer & Co, Solingen - Wald M7/14 P. D. Luneschloss , Solingen M7/15 Carl u. Robert Linder , Solingen-Weyer
M7/16 Justus Brenger & Co., Justinuswerk , Solingen-Wald M7/17 A. Werth , Solingen M7/18 Richard Abr. Herder , Solingen
M7/19 Ed. Wusthof, Dreizackwerk , Solingen M7/20 Ernst Mandewirth , Solingen M7/21 Hermann Schneider , Solingen
M7/22 Wilhelm Weltersbach , Solingen M7/23 Carl Halbach , Solingen M7/24 Reinh. Weyersberg , Solingen
M7/25 Wilhelm Wagner , Solingen-Merscheid M7/h25 Jostes & Co. , Solingen M7/26 Jacobs & Co. , Solingen-Grafrath Carl August Meis GmbH, Solingen
M7/27 Puma-Werk Lauterjung & Son , Solingen M7/28 Gustav Felix, Gloriawerk , Solingen M7/29 Klittermann & Moog GmbH , Solingen-Haan Jacobs Jacobs & Co.
M7/30 Gebruder Grafrath , Solingen-Widdert M7/31 August Merten Ww , Solingen-Grafrath M7/32 Robert Muller & Sohn , Solingen-Merscheid
M7/33 F. W. Holler , Solingen M7/h33 P. u. A. Duenzer , Solingen M7/34 C. Rud Jacobs , Solingen-Grafrath
M7/35 Wilhelm Halbach , Solingen M7/36 E. u. F. Horster , Solingen M7/37 Robert Klaas , Solingen-Ohligs
M7/38 Paul Seilheimer , Solingen M7/39 Franz Steinhoff , Solingen-Wald M7/40 Hartkopf & Co. , Solingen
M7/41 Rudolf Schmidt , Solingen M7/42 WKC-Waffenfabrik GmbH [Weyersberg, Kirschbaum] , Solingen-Wald M7/43 Paul Weyersberg & Co. , Solingen
M7/44 F.W. Backhaus GmbH , Solingen-Ohligs M7/45 Karl Bocker , Solingen M7/h45 Ottersbach & Co. , Solingen
M7/46 Emil Gierling , Solingen M7/47 Paul Ebel , Solingen M7/48 Otto Simon , Steinbach
M7/49 Friedrich Herder Abr. Sohn , Solingen


The manufacturers of SA daggers are so varied that some enthusiasts are dedicated to collect the various types of manufacturers. The following are additional examples of the blade markings found in other SA daggers.

Enlarge image (+) This is a dagger manufactured by E.P. & S. The symbol shows a man yielding what appears to be a sword in a position readyu to strike.
Enlarge image (+) This is an example of an RZM only marking. The M7 code denotes the fact that this is a dagger RZM. The number 13 identifies the maker as being "Artur Schuttelhofer & Co, Solingen - Wald".
Enlarge image (+) Haenel was a well known manufacturer of SA daggers. Their logo was clean and simple, The words "Waffen Farrahd Fabrik" are placed in the lower section of the logo. With the name "C. G. Haenel Suhl" placed right above it. The quality of Haenel daggers make them desirable to collectors.


A table with a partial list of the known SA manufacturers and their logos is provided here. A full list of manufacturers is also available in this website.

Count Unique makers Company Description Logo Comments
1 1 Adlerblick n/a n/a
2 2 Aesculap Snake around Staff in oval. Name and city inside doube oval. Tutlingen
3 3 AMSO Albert Melbus "AMSO"in circle n/a n/a
4 4 Anvil n/A n/a
5 5 Arrow n/a n/a
6 6 Asso Crossed hobby horses Another variation ofthis logo exsist but may have never been stamped on SA daggers. - Solingen
7 7 Solinger Axt und Horse head inside double circle. Name and city surrounding. HauerFabrik
8 8 Backhaus Baby riding stork. Name on top. City on bottom. Solingen
9 9 Rich & S, Balke "BR&S"forming a cross, inside circle. name on top. City in bottom. Solingen
10 10 Fritz Barthelmess "Barvaria" in double oval. name on top. City in bottom. Muggendorf
11 11 Eduard, Becker (Kolumbuskwerk) Solingen Baker in star above name Solingen
12 12 Gebruder, Becker Solingen Chef over name Solingen
13 13 Gebr Bell "GB" intertwined inside double oval. Solingen-GR
14 14 Carl Bender TWo pitchers over name Solingen
15 15 Gebr. Berns Otter in oval Solingen
16 16 C Bertram & Sohn Reinhard Solingen Rooster and Hen over inside double oval. Name on top. Solingen
17 17 August Bickel "AB" at the top of a diamond with name and city inside. Steinbech-Hallenberg
18 18 August Muller KG (Bismarch) Solingen Name in box n/a n/a
19 19 Karl, Bocker Ostrich in oval n/a n/a
20 20 Bodenstein Name around empty oval n/a n/a
21 21 Bohmenachel n/a n/a
22 22 H, Boker Tree over name n/a n/a
23 23 E,Bonsmann Three anchors on shield n/a n/a
24 24 Bontgen & Sabin Foot and football n/a n/a
25 25 Geb, Born "GB"in oval n/a n/a
26 26 Bruckmann Bridge in oval n/a n/a
27 27 Rudolf, Buchel "RBS" in 8 pointed star in oval n/a n/a
28 28 Bulldog Bulldog head only n/a n/a
29 29 Ernst, Busch Name arched over solingen n/a n/a
30 30 Christianswerk Fork inside oval n/a n/a

See a complete list of manufacturers known to exist.


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