WW2 German SS Schutzstaffel M33 Service Dress Dagger – Böker” – VERY NICE!

$3,999.99

1 in stock

Description

 

You are bidding on a VERY NICE example of a WW2 German SS M33 Service Dagger!  It comes complete with the original scabbard and Hanger!

The Schutzstaffel was a major paramilitary organization under Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (NSDAP) in Nazi Germany, and later throughout German-occupied Europe during World War II.  It began with a small guard unit known as the Saal-Schutz (“Hall Security”) made up of NSDAP volunteers to provide security for party meetings in Munich. In 1925, Heinrich Himmler joined the unit, which had by then been reformed and given its final name. Under his direction (1929–45) it grew from a small paramilitary formation to one of the most powerful organizations in Nazi Germany. From 1929 until the regime’s collapse in 1945, the SS was the foremost agency of security, surveillance, and terror within Germany and German-occupied Europe.

The SS M33 service dagger was introduced on December 15, 1933 for all SS members, regardless of rank. The dagger was intended as a dress item and the design was based on the traditional Swiss “Holbein” hunting dagger (similar to the SA dagger, but with a different color and insignia). Originally the daggers featured an anodized scabbard and utilized nice quality solid nickel/silver fittings until roughly early 1937 when the scabbards began to have a painted finish and cheaper nickel/silver plated fittings replaced the earlier solid nickel/silver fittings in 1938.  In 1943 the Waffen-SS assumed full control over production of their items, including edged weapons and production no longer fell under the authority of the RZM.

 

Made of wood, leather, and steel, this German M33 Dress Service Dagger  is in VERY GOOD 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 “Meine Ehre Heißt Treue”, (My Honor is Loyalty) motto, and a manufacture logo “Böker, Solingen”.  It is also serial numbered, “4695”.  The steel based black enamel painted scabbard appears to be a wartime replacement, but has 95% of its original paint, with some slight marks and dents.  The steel based nickel-silver plated scabbard fittings also retain 95% of the original plating!  The nickel-silver plated crossguards match the condition of the rest of the dagger.  The grained black hardwood grip has only some slight marks/wear.  The aluminum eagle is beautifully detailed and sits perfectly in the grip. The SS roundel retains 100% of its enamel.  Hanger has an RZM Stamp and M5/8, indicating Assmann manufacture.  Would make a SUPERB addition to any collection or display!

 
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Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase. 
 
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Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.  
 
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