SA Dagger by Wilh. (Wilhelm) Weltersbach

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A very nice early (1933-35) SA Dagger by the seldom seen maker, Wilhelm Weltersbach (Wilh. Weltersbach). The wooden grip is in fine condition, but does have a few noteworthy nicks in one side of the handle, a very faint small dent near the lower cross guard, and a small hairline crack at the upper cross guard (one on each side – about 1/4” in length). The cross guard vertical fit is tight, and the green tarnishing where the metal meets the wood suggests the dagger has not been cleaned or messed with in quite some time…

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A very nice early (1933-35) SA Dagger by the seldom seen maker, Wilhelm Weltersbach (Wilh. Weltersbach). For those of you familiar with the McSARR rarity scale, this one rates an 8 (with 10 being the hardest to find).

The wooden grip is in fine condition, but does have a few noteworthy nicks in one side of the handle, a very faint small dent near the lower cross guard, and a small hairline crack at the upper cross guard (one on each side – about 1/4” in length). The cross guard vertical fit is tight, and the green tarnishing where the metal meets the wood suggests the dagger has not been cleaned or messed with in quite some time. The pommel nut shows no signs of tampering either. The cross guards themselves are very nice, showing the expected age toning, and only a few minor imperfections, nothing worth elaborating on. The Inspection Stamp “Ho” (Hockland) is clearly visible on the lower cross guard (on the same side as the maker mark).

The blade shows the normal scabbard rash, and signs that casmoline was used at some point to preserve the blade, but not all of it was removed. I have not attempted to clean the blade, but my assumption is that much of the smudging seen in the photos is actually removable if someone chose to clean the blade with a non-damaging solvent. Other than the remnants of casmoline, the blade shows only very minor spotting, mostly at the edges and a bit at the tip (not sure if its permanent or simply more casmoline). The motto (Alles fur Deutschland) is very crisp and 100%. The makers mark on the reverse near the cross guard is also 100%, and reads, “Wilh. Weltersbach Solingen”.

The scabbard has a nice tone, but like most SA Dagger scabbards, shows a good deal of surface corrosion (about 90%). The metal fittings are toned to the same color as the cross guards, with the only imperfections being a missing screw on one side of the throat fitting, and the tip ball has sustained a dent (very common with these).

The unmarked hanger is in very good condition, with average wear and a nice strong spring in the clip.

2 reviews for SA Dagger by Wilh. (Wilhelm) Weltersbach

  1. Darren

    Hi Noah. Thanks for the message. I’m happy to give you an appraisal on how much we would pay for your grandfather’s SA dagger. All I need are photos similar to the ones you see on this page; both sides of the entire length of the SA dagger with the blade exposed, close shots of only the handle area (both sides), shots of both sides of the entire length of the scabbard. I recommend taking these photos outdoors in the daylight for the best detail and color reproduction. With these daggers (and as with any dagger), detail is key to an accurate evaluation.

    Once you have the photos ready, simply upload them to me using the Free Appraisal link at the top of this page. Make sure you reference that you contacted me through the comments here when you submit the dagger for review.

  2. Noah t

    My grandfather has this dagger and I’ve been looking for it on the Internet for a long time and I would like to know how much it’s worth.

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