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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 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 blade has a doiuble-edge. The words "Alles Fur Deutchland" are placed on one side. The RZM designation is placed near the base on the other side of the blade. It reads M7/36. Where M7 was the designation givent to all daggers and 36 was the manufacturer's code.

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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  1. FAQ's
  2. Dagger and sword anatomy
  3. Edge weapon RZM numbers
  4. German Dagger hangers
  5. Edge weapon maker markings
  6. Hilt markings
  7. German edge weapon materials
  8. Perspective view
  9. Purchasing a German bayonet

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 SA 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 $500.00 $500.00 $520.00
Availability Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare
Invest Grade A A A A A A

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