Ground Rohm SS Dagger by E.P.&S. Solingen
Here’s a nice Early SS Dagger from maker E.P.&S. She’s a bit salty, but still a great dagger for the price! The grip is without any cracks or chips and shows almost no dings or dents, which is rare for an early SS dagger. The SS roundel is almost 100%, with only a very small piece of the black enamel missing, which we only noticed after viewing under magnification.
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Here’s a nice Early SS Dagger from maker E.P.&S. She’s a bit salty, but still a great dagger for the price!
The grip is without any cracks or chips and shows almost no dings or dents, which is rare for an early SS dagger. The SS roundel is almost 100%, with only a very small piece of the black enamel missing, which we only noticed after viewing under magnification. The grip eagle retains about 85% of its factory detail, with the normal use wear showing. Both of the solid nickel guards show the same age color (which is good), and appear to have never been cleaned. The pommel nut at the top of the grip shows no signs of tampering.
The blade is in very nice condition overall, but there are signs that perhaps a fine grade steel wool may have been gently used on the blade. That said, the motto and the maker’s mark both appear to have been unaffected by this since much of the medium gray tone is still very visible, and the edges of the etchings are still nice and crisp. If steel wool was used, it was indeed done very carefully and with care. It also may be possible that this was done wartime. We have seen before, particularly with ground Rohm daggers, where a mildly abrasive “tool” was used on the blade to perhaps help smooth out imperfections. This is, of course, anyone’s guess.
On the reverse of the blade we see signs along the spine that this dagger was once a Rohm dagger. We see the perpendicular scratches at the spine that are typical of a factory regrind of the inscription, as well as two faint but obvious remnants of the original inscription along the spine.
Moving to the scabbard we see what appears to be a post-war repainted scabbard body. The fittings do not appear to have been removed and all of the hardware and screws are securely attached to the body. The fittings themselves show age tone that matches with the grip fittings (which is expected), and are in very good overall condition. The tip ball shows only a couple of minor impact dings, one on the front and the other on the reverse.
While this dagger may not be a collector’s dream, it is priced to sell based on the condition issues noted. Depending on your budget this may be a great opportunity for you to finally own a Ground Rohm SS Dagger at a great price for a dagger that has a ton of appeal and displays very well!