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.
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The design of the SA dagger consisted of a dark brown wooden handle. Smoot construction.
One side has the SA eagle placed near the center. The SA symbol is placed inside a
circle just above the eagle.
The eagle has great detailing to the head and feathers. It is facing to the right and
it is clutching a wreath with a swastika in the center.
The scabbard is of metal construction. The body is painted to match the color of the
handle. It comes equipped with two fittings. One in the throat are, the other in the
tip section. A ring is secured to the upper fitting. This is where the dagger hanger
It is interesting to note that the same basic design of dagger was employed by the
SS and the NSKK.
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?".
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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 handguard is stamped "Wm" to indicate the district in which the dagger was
issued. Not all handguards were marked.
The pommel is topped by a round nut. This piece secures the entire handle together.
Screwing it off will allow the wooden handle to come off. The metal is very soft and
will be scarred if the right tool is not used to take the nut off.
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.