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
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 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
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.
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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
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.