WW2 German SA RZM M7/33 Dagger with Scabbard, F. W. Holler, Solingen
On a personal note; As a child I remember asking my Uncle when he proudly displayed the dagger, Did the man give this to you? Without expression he answered “He had no choice”. Only when I was much older did I understand the full meaning of his answer. This Double Proofed Höller is a fine example, with excellent nickel plated crossguards and a tang nut that does not look to have ever been removed. The guards are nearly perfect. The scabbard shell is straight throughout, with excellent brown paint that shows only a few signs of wearing. Not much, though, and remains nearly 100%intact. The nickel plated mounts are in excellent condition, including the lower ball. The four original dome head screws are in place. The blade is still bright throughout, showing the most modest of age. There are a few runner marks but it is still nearly mint, with all of the original crossgrain. The SA motto is good, with all of the darkening in the lettering, retaining excellent enamel. The blade shoulders perfectly fit the lower crossguard contour. Dagger: 13 1/2 inches. Blade: 8 1/2 inches. History of the SA. The SA or Brown Shirts, were a private political formation which Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP used to maintain order at organized Party meetings and demonstrations. The group was formed in1921, and grew to a huge force of nearly 3,000,000 men by the later 1930’s. To instill esprit de corps, as well as create employment for the Blade City of Solingen, it was decided each SA man would carry a dagger with his Brown Shirt uniform. Huge quantities needed to be produced to accommodate the demand. The dagger initially was produced of hand-fitted nickel mounts with attractive finished wood grip and brown anodized (a bluing process) finished scabbard. The blade was etched with the SA motto, Alles für Deutschland. Examples produced prior to 1935 were stamped with the German sector of the SA group on reverse lower crossguard. Later examples underwent standardization through the RZM ministry. These pieces were produced of plated zinc-base fittings and scabbards were painted brown. The item “WW2 German SA RZM M7/33 Dagger with Scabbard, F. W. Holler, Solingen” is in sale since Wednesday, December 19, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “46sanctioned” and is located in Mesa, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany