Early SS Dagger by Robert Klaas

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We do love these Robert Klaas SS Daggers! Their maker’s mark of the two kissing cranes has become synonymous with SS Daggers, and is an extremely popular maker with collectors. Overall this SS Dagger is about as good as it gets when considering it has been in a veteran’s footlocker since the end of the war, and not messed with since!

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We do love these Robert Klaas SS Daggers! Their maker’s mark of the two kissing cranes has become synonymous with SS Daggers, and is an extremely popular maker with collectors.

Overall this SS Dagger is about as good as it gets when considering it has been in a veteran’s footlocker since the end of the war, and not messed with since!

The wood grip has no cracks or chips, save the small one we almost always see just North of the SS roundel. These SS dagger grips are very susceptible to cracking and chipping and finding one these days without cracks or chips can be challenging. Both upper and lower guard age tone is consistent with the grip eagle and the scabbard fittings, which is very nice to see! There are no swirl marks on the top of the upper guard, and no “gnarling” around the pommel nut, which tells us this dagger has NOT been messed with! The reverse of the lower guard is correctly marked with the district stamp “III”.

The grip eagle has managed to retain approximately 90% of it’s original detail when viewed under magnification (to the naked eye it appears 100%). The SS roundel at the top of the grip has 100% of it’s enamel in tact, which is unusual, and shows the expected green verdigris around the edges from age. This is good because it implies that the dagger has not been cleaned, and the roundel is not a replacement.

The blade on this dagger is very nice, with only modest surface spotting and a very prominent cross grain on both sides. The motto, “Meine Ehre Heisst Treue” (My Honor is Loyalty), on the front of the blade is nicely etched with a light dull gray tone to offset the reflective silvery tone of the blade. On the reverse we see the “Robert Klaas Solingen” kissing cranes maker mark near the base of the lower guard. The tip comes to a nice point, with no signs of damage or repair.

The scabbard is the anodized type, with average wear and aging, but no rust, no dents, and no signs of having been repainted at any time. The fittings show average wear and only a couple of very modest dings (almost not worth noting), including a couple of small impact dings to the tip ball, but not enough to change its shape noticeably. All screws are nicely seated and unmessed with.

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