German SA Dagger -
The SA dagger represents one of the most affordable blades to collect. This is due to the fact that the daggers were
produced in the millions since 1933 to the end of the war. During its life span, more than 100 manufacturers were
known to produce the dagger. In addition, not all manufacturer's produced the entire dagger, some simply bought parts
from other factories and followed through the steps of assembly. The assembling company would obtain plain blades and
place their logo on them. All blades are inscribed with the phrase "Alles Fur Deutschland".
In the early days of production there was virtually no quality control except for the standards set by each independent
manufacturer. It was not until 1934 when the RZM establishes some means of control. As a result, differences in the
sizes of the handles, scabbards and blades can be found in the earlier samples. Making it sometimes impossible to
interchange parts between daggers.
The design of the dagger is both, simple and elegant. The handle is of dark brown wooden
construction. Smooth finish. A metal eagle is encrusted in the center of the handle.
With its wings spread and the head facing to the right. The claws are clutching a
wreath with a swastika in the center. A circle with the SA logo is placed just above
the eagle. Two metal fittings, a handguard and pommel, are attached to the handle.
The scabbard is painted brown to match the handle. Two fittings compliment the scabbard.
One is in the throat area, the other in the tip. The throat section has a ring attached
to it. This is where the leather dagger hanger is secured.
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 base of the blade has the RZM markings. The RZM logo is located just above
the actual numbers M7/56, where M7 is the designation for all daggers and M56 is
the code for Eickhorn. The date 1941 is placed just below the RZM number.
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.