WWII GERMAN DAGGER - SA - HAENEL
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 brand of the manufacturer is clearly visible on the following picture. The inscription
consists of an arrow pointing to the right. The name "Haenel" is placed in the body of the
arrow. Just below the arrow the full name of the manufacturer is displayed "C. G Haenel".
The following inscriptions are placed after the name: SUHL, Waffen U rahrrad, fabrik.
The blade shows a little bit of pitting as well.
The letters "Sa" are stamped on one side of the hand guard to denote the district in which
the dagger was issued.
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 is of metal construction. It has two fittings, one at the throat and the other
in the tip. The throat piece has a ring attached to it. The hanger is secured to the scabbard
via this ring. A wire buckle permits the length of the hanger to be adjusted.
The hanger is leather and has a clip that attached it to the belt in the uniform.
The clip has two marking in the back portion. One is the "A" for the manufacturer Assmann,
the other is "DRGM". Not all the clips were marked. It is possible to find original
clips that have no markings at all.
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Whether you are a long time collector, a beginner or simply have an interest in the history and value of
each collectible, we hope that you find the information presented here useful.
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.