~ Original German SS 1936 Pattern Other Ranks Dress Dagger With Scabbard By Robert Klaas ~
One side of the grip has the SS eagle badge inset and the black circle containing the SS runes just above. The head of the eagle is facing right & it is clutching a wreath with a swastika in
The blade is etched on one side "Meine Ehre Heißt Treue" ("My Honor is Loyalty").
On the other side is marked with maker's trademark "Robert Klaas, Solingen".
The scabbard is finish to match the handle. It comes with two metal fittings, each attached via small screws. One in the throat area and one at the tip.
The crown has a bracket designed to hold the chain.
Attached to the scabbard is a single leather strap with metal clip stamped "RZM, M5/71" and the makers trademark.
~ Dimensions ~
The blade has a length of 9 inches (22.75cm) with an overall length of 14.5 inches (37cm).
~ Condition ~
There are two minor cracks to the handle at the top of the reverse side. The scabbard fittings has lost some of their finish.
The blade shows surface staining and some of the definition of the motto has worn away.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £18 or the dagger can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.