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German NSKK Service Dagger - The National Socialist Motor Corps (German: Nationalsozialistisches Kraftfahrkorps, NSKK), also known as the National Socialist Drivers Corps, was a paramilitary organization of the Nazi Party that existed from 1931 to 1945. The group was a successor organization to the older National Socialist Automobile Corps, which had existed since the beginning of 1930. It was headed by Adolf Hühnlein from 1934. After Hühnlein's death in 1942 Erwin Krauss took over his position as Korpsführer (Corpleader).

The National Socialist Motor Corps was the smallest of the Nazi Party organizations and had originally been formed as a motorized corps of the Sturmabteilung (SA). In 1934, the group had a membership of approximately ten thousand and was separated from the SA to become an independent organization. This action may have saved the NSKK from extinction, as shortly thereafter the SA suffered a major purge during the Night of the Long Knives.

The primary aim of the NSKK was to educate its members in motoring skills. They were mainly trained in the operation and maintenance of high performance motorcycles and automobiles. In the mid 1930s, the NSKK also served as a roadside assistance group, comparable to the modern-day American Automobile Association or the British Automobile Association.

The NSKK Service dagger was instituted in 1933. The dagger was produced until 1945. No less than 455,000 of these daggers were produced during that time. It was issued to the front line NSKK personnel. The highest NSKK dagger was the 1938 Fuhrer model

The dagger consists of a smooth dark brown wooden handle with a matching color metal scabbard. The handle has an eagle in one side. It has its wings extended and it is facing to the right. It is cluthing a swastika with both claws. The SA symbol is displayed inside a circle placed just above the eagle. The handle is of black color.

The blade has a doiuble-edge. The words "Alles Fur Deutchland" are placed on one side. The manufacturer's logo is placed on the other side. This dagger was made by J.P. Sauer & Sohn from the city of Suhl.

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The scabbard has two metal fittings. One in the throat area and the other at the tip. A ring is attached to one side of the throat fitting. This is where the leather hanger is secured.

The hanger shown here has numbers stamped on its body. This was a common practice but was not always done. It is possible to find hangers that do not have any markings. A silver metal buckle is provided to adjust the length of the hanger.

A silver clip is attached at the end of the hanger. The back shows an RZM stamp that reads M5/71, where M5 is the designation given to all buckles and 71 is the manufacturer's code (Horster). A diamond shape marking is placed just below the RZM number. This is also a manufacturer's marking.

The German NSKK dagger

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The tip of the scabbard was commonly dented from dropping the dagger. The dagger featured here does not have that damage.

Many German edge weapons are currently reproduced. 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 the collectible.

If you have an interest is seeing other edge weapons of the Third Reich, you can do so by going to our WWII German daggers and Swords identification guide, Where we cover blades from the Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine), Air Force (Luftwaffe) and other organizations.



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Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Value $300.00 $400.00 $490.00 $580.00 $580.00
Availability Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare
Invest Grade A A A A A

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