This is a very nice partially ground Ernst Röhm SS dagger by maker Gottlieb Hammesfahr. This dagger has been stored away since the war, only to be uncovered in the vet’s steamer trunk by his son who inherited his father’s military service items.
This is a very nice, uncleaned WW2 Böker SS Dagger, acquired without a grip eagle from the son of the vet who brought it back from the war. Unfortunately, the son did not know why the eagle was removed, but evidence suggests it may have been replaced during war-time, and the replacement simply came loose and fell off. What you see is the result of carefully selecting a replacement eagle from the same period, and of the same metal and color as the original. The fit is very tight, and to the untrained eye, looks as if it is original to the dagger.