WWII German SA Honor Dagger -
The SA functioned as a paramilitary organization of the Nazi Party. It played a key role in Adolf Hitler's rise to power in the 1920s and 1930s. Often called "brownshirts" for the colour of their uniforms; this distinguished them from the Schutzstaffel (SS).
The design of the dagger consisted of a circular pommel. Heavy
leaf ornamentation is shown in all the fittings, including the side of the pommel. The handle is of wooden
construction and has a shape that ressembles a Coke bottle. The upper section of the handle has the SA
symbol contained in a small circle. The center of the handle has a silver eagle.
The scabbard is of metal constrution encased in leather. It has silver fittings in the throat, mid section and
tip. All fittings are heavily decorated with leafing. The throat and mid section have suspension rings attached.
Two metal chains attach to the suspension rings. Each link in the chain is connected to each other by the use of
two small rings. The chains connect to a metal hanger that displays the SA symbol prominently. The hanger provides
the means to attach the dagger to a uniform.
The blade is of stilleto type. Double edge construction. Damascus pattern with gold inlayed motto and manufacturer's logo. One side of the blade displays the motto "Alles Fur Deutchsland" which translates to "All for the fatherland". Something unique to the honor dagger was the addition of a leaf at the begining and end of the motto. The other side displays the manufacturer's name, Eickhorn of Solingen, and logo which is a squirrel hodling a sword.
This page is a recognition and identification guide for German bayonets. Multiple
detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out specific
points that should be noted.
One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my German bayonet worth?".
A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the Nazi bayonets is
reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth
of the police sword in the collector's market is illustrated.
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The damascus pattern on the blade could have been applied using a variety of methods. The one employed in
most high ranking blades involved the welding of of iron to steel with a small torch. This was known as
The following photograph shows a close up view of one of the chain links. The swastika protrudes from
Eickhorn was a well known company for producing high quality edge weapons during the nazi regime.
The SA dagger was also issued in the standard format .
Many German edge weapons are currently
It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because
the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with
the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item.
Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of
If you have an interest is seeing other edge weapons of the Third Reich, you can do so by going
WWII German daggers and Swords
identification guide, Where we cover blades from the Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine), Air Force
(Luftwaffe) and other organizations.