David Malsch Steinbach/Thur., DM within horizontal, lightly etched, single-oval TM. Nickel-silver hilt fittings show surface wear/yellow age patina to pommel, upper and lower ferrules and crossguard with wear/age patina to the brass pommel and crossguard swastikas and loss of plating to swastika background. Dark blue leather grip shows light surface wear, but no rips or tears and is complete with tight twisted, triple wire wrap. Plated blade grades EX+ showing light surface wear/runner marks, with a tiny nick to the upper left cutting edge, but no pitting. Blade is complete with blue leather blade buffer pad with reverse ricasso Waffen Amt marked. Blue leather scabbard with metal base shows surface wear with loss of leather to shell just above the upper edge of the lower scabbard fitting. Nickel-silver, upper, center, and lower scabbard fittings show surface wear/yellow age patina with all four, flush-mounted retaining screws present. Early nickel-silver chain hanger featuring 9 upper and 14 lower rings shows age/surface wear and is complete with early unmarked, nickel-silver clip.