The SA (Sturmabteilung – Storm/Assault Detachment), was originally formed in the August 1921 as a protective guard unit for the political leaders of the NSDAP. The SA M33 service dagger was the first dagger officially sanctioned by the NSDAP and was introduced on December 15, 1933. The dagger was intended as a dress item, based on the design of the Swiss “Holbein” hunting dagger. It was worn on the left side of the waist belt suspended by a dagger hanger. In 1934 items manufactured for the SA (including daggers and accoutrements) came under the quality control of the RZM, Reichzeugmeisterei, (National Equipment Quartermaster) and as a result were marked with the RZM logo when appropriate. Production of the SA M33 dagger was discontinued in 1943.
Made of wood, leather, and steel, this German M33 Dress Service Dagger is in EXCELLENT condition considering it’s age. There are some slight marks due to the age, but nothing that detracts. Features a dark and crisp acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto, “RZM M7/66” (Carl Eickhorn, Solingen), and a manufacture date of 1940 in the light! The tip is near perfect as is the fit! The steel based brown enamel painted scabbard has 99% of its original paint, with no major dents or marks. The steel based nickel-silver plated scabbard fittings also retain 99% of the original plating! The nickel-silver plated crossguards match the condition of the rest of the dagger. The grained brown hardwood grip is near perfect, wiht only some slight marks/wear. The aluminum eagle is beautifully detailed and sits perfectly in the grip. The SA roundel retains 100% of its enamel. Hanger is RZM marked, M5/25 for Christian Theodor Dicke. Would make a SUPERB addition to any collection or display!