This early SA Dagger was produced by the F. Dick company (F. Dick, Esslingen). This is possibly the nicest grip I’ve seen on an SA dagger due to its deep cherry wood tones, and subtle light accents. A real beauty!
The grip shows only standard use wear, which consists of small scratches from normal use. The grip eagle eagle has retained about 99% of its original detail, appearing to have not suffered any dings or harsh use. The SA roundel has all of it’s enamel and is in superb condition! The upper and lower guards show the sale level of patina as the scabbard fittings, and are without flaw, save some surface staining on the reverse side of the lower guard. The grip to guard fit is tight as expected. The pommel nut shows no signs of removal.
The blade on this one is in overall great condition, with only minor spotting on both sides. The motto (“Alles fur Deutschland”) is a light gray tone, but is nice and prominent. The makers mark on the reverse is also a light gray in tone, but deeply etched with the horizontal version of the F. Dick marker’s mark (arrow pointing at “F. Dick” with the word, “Esslingen” beneath it). The cross grain on both sides is superb!
The anodized scabbard shows normal oxidation for this type of scabbard. We like to see these nice and chocolate brown, but these days that’s asking a lot. The metal fittings are in exceptional condition, with no dings or dents, but some surface marks on one side of the throat fitting. The tip ball does not appear to have suffered the normal impact damage we usually see with these.