Rudolf Buchel – Solingen Merscheid TM. Early nickel-silver pommel and crossguard fittings show dark uncleaned surfaces with some wear and age patina. Brass Swastikas are completely covered in dark patina. Dark blue leather grip is excellent with only minor scuffing, and is complete with tight twisted double wire wrap. Plated blade grades near MINT showing light wear/runner marks, but no graying, lifting or nicks to the cutting edges and is complete with blue leather blade buffer pad. Blade tip is perfect. Blue leather-covered scabbard shows 100% of leather covering with very slight scuffing. Nickel silver scabbard fittings are perfectly dent free with light age patina and are affixed with unturned flat head scabbard screws. Throat of top fitting is stamped “104”. Nickel-silver chain hanger features 8 upper and 10 lower rings, showing light age/wear and is complete with unmarked belt clip. The spring in the belt clip is partially broken from wear. A very difficult to find early dagger in superb condition!