Herder SA Dagger Early Nickel Silver WWII German
Respectable early SA dagger by Herder. Some condition issues but still a nice, untouched early example by a top notch maker. Scabbard has one light indentation on the shell, the ball has a tiny hit. Fittings are still in quite nice shape and the included hanger has some leather wear but is still very strong. The hanger clip is marked RZM M5/25. The spring is fine but the head needs to be bent just a little to make it catch completely. I have a no-fix policy that prevents me from doing this but next owner can do it easily enough. The dagger handle has gorgeous, undamaged nickl\el silver fittings, gau marked Wf. Handle has no cracks or damage past the usual light tap marks here and there. Really a very nice handle. The blade shows wear as seen in photos; Greying and signs of old rust having been removed. The cross key logo is still nice and crisp with the maker name F. HERDER A.S. SOLINGEN. Not a minty dagger but still a respectable example from a very desirable maker.