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THE HISTORY OF THE SA DAGGER




THE DAGGER HANGER
Daggers were meant to be worn at special events. The person would wear the dagger with pride because it was a symbol of status, rank and membership to an organization. Daggers were worn at parties, parades, dinners and even during weddings.

Enlarge image (+) There were different types of hangers provided with the SA daggers. The most common hangers were made of brown leather. The high ranking daggers came with metal chains for hangers.

Daggers could be hung horizontally (at an angle) or straight vertically. The most commonly found hangers were the horizontal type.

The horizontal hanger was secured to the throat of the scabbard by using a ring. The vertical hanger used a jacket and buckle approach to attach to the dagger. Vertical hangers are scarce.

A buckle is provided to allow some adjustment to the length of the leather. This would permit the dagger to hang higher or lower as to adjust to the height of the individual. The buckle is normally made of Zinc.

The dagger was usually attached to a belt worn by the SA member. There were exceptions where the attachment occured by using a connecting piece sewn to the inside of the uniform jacket.

Hangers were often marked with RZM numbers, unit numbers or both. The metal clip of the hanger would bear the RZM number and sometimes the manufacturer stamp. In addition, the leather itself may be stamped with the information.
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EXAMPLES OF SA DAGGERS
The following is a display of examples of varioud German WWII SA daggers.




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INTERESTED IN BUYING OR SELLING AN SA DAGGER?
Visit the "German WWII -> Daggers and Parts" section of our store to see the available inventory. All items there have a money-back guarantee to be original, unless otherwise stated. You can buy from us with confidence.

Fell free to contact us. We will make you an offer for a single item or an entire collection.



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Contributing author - Raul
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