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Title NSKK dagger with hanging strap and belt loop
Nationality German
Period 1939

This is an RZM marked blade, dated 1939, by Gustav Spitzer of Solingen. These daggers were worn by the motorised elements of the Storm Troops in the 1930s. They were responsible for training the motor transport section of the German army, eg motor cycles, trucks and, during the war, tank crews.

The paintwork on the scabbard is in excellent shape, retaining some 90%+ original finish, with no modern repaint applied. The grip is a nice fruitwood example. The scabbard mounts are steel with an EPNS finish. The hilt mounts are pot metal, also with an EPNS finish, largely intact but with some bubbling apparent. The grip eagle is an EPNS variety rather than the later aluminium type. Altogether a fine example of an RZM NSKK dagger.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Dirks : Third Reich : SA NSKK Wehrmannschaft]


It got here this morning, presumably delayed by the holidays. It is perfect, indeed better than I was expecting.

G W, USA, 11.01.2012

Thanks and badge arrived this am an excellent find so thanks once again.

C D, UK, 12.01.2010