GERMAN WWII SA DAGGER HILT MARKINGS
The SA was the oldest paramilitary formation of the NSDAP and made its first
appearance in November 1921 at a rally in the Munich Hofbrauhaus. The SA
was composed mainly from members of the various Freikorps formations.
Herman Goring was the founder of the SA. His vision was to create a
military unit for the NSDAP.
was without doubt the most widely produced dagger of the third
Reich. Manufactured by every single RZM maker (over 100 of them).
All degrees of quality are present. From the exquisite to the very
poor. Approximatelly 5 million daggers were made between 1933 and 1944.
These are small abbreviations that were found in the lower langet of most SA
service daggers between 1933 and 1945.
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This sample is marked "Nrh" indicating the dagger was issued in the "Niederrheim" district.
|| HILT MARKING
|| DISTRICT NAME
||A || Alpenland
||SA ||Sachsen (also
||Nh || Unknown
||H || Unknown
||O || Unknown
||Oe || Unknown
||Nw || Unknown
||Ws || Unknown
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The following is a map of Germany. The regions where the hilt markings were issued are indicated. These areas
are known as GAU (Administrative Districts). Note that
some of the boundries have changed since WWII, therefore, there may be some discrepancies regarding the
exact location of the marking.
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