Ref #: D-EW-D-6
EARLY SS MODEL 1933 ENLISTED MAN DAGGER by GOTTLIEB HAMMESFFAHR (SS-Dienstdolch M33)
This early made SS Dagger is a very nice example.
The cross guards and tang nut are the nickel plated type.
The reverse of the cross guard is well marked with stamped Roman numeral, "III". NOTICE: Rare unusual horizontal stamp.
The grip is good condition shows some small dents but not cracks or repairs, shows some usage.
The SS runes button is the style that has a darkening in the backgrounds. The runes are raised out of the surfaces. This is a rarely seen runes button but is absolutely genuine.
The grip eagle has very good overall details.
The scabbard it has outstanding original black paint. This paint still retains its factory brightness and other than a few extremely minor chips, is in near mint condition. It is rare to see nice paint like this.
The matching scabbard mounts are nickel plated steel and they, too, have 98% of their finish. The lower ball has some small dents.
The blade of this example is a real excellent condition. The SS motto is etch and has 100% of the background darkening.
The reverse ricasso is etched with manufacture logo of Gottlieb Hammesffahr and city Solingen Foche.
A very fine early made SS piece.