Wardaggers.com- Prior to 1936 and
during the early years of the SA ( Sturmabteilung )
all German SA and NSKK dagger manufacturers stamped
or etched their own firms trademark onto the blade.
The comprehensive gallery shown below lists the 220
known manufacturers of SA daggers produced between
1933 - 1936. Several firms used more than one
version of their companies trademark during this
period, and not all variations are shown.
Normally these early maker marked SA and NSKK
daggers will feature solid nickel silver hilt
fittings and a single or double letter Gruppe mark
stamped onto the lower crossguard.
alphabetically by the company or owners surname. A
list also exists and is available online which
grades German SA and NSKK daggers by maker rarity. Please note that
variations not shown on this page will exist and
indeed the marks do vary from year to year, so
although these examples can be used as a guide, they
cannot be relied upon to determine German dagger
This gallery is available in .word or .JPEG format
in colour and double sized for reference purposes at
$4.95. If anybody can supply higher
resolution images of any of the makers marks shown
below, please contact me.
There are a total of 221 known makers of early
German SA and NSKK dagger producing between
1933-1936, this number dropped to 62 once the
RZM system was adopted and only select companies
gained manufacturing contracts. A few companies
appear to have continued to use a maker mark for
a period after 1936 that according to the new
legislation and guidelines instituted by the
Reichszeugmeisterei der NSDAP should be marked
only with the companies identifier RZM code. The
reason for this is unknown although it may just
be a case of utilising excess parts in the later
assembly of SA and NSKK daggers post 1936. If anybody can supply
higher resolution images of any of the makers
marks shown above, please contact me.
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