Aug. Merten Ww. Solingen-G.R., “M” over oak leaf sprig TM. Nickel-silver hilt fittings show light surface wear with minor age patina with reverse lower crossguard group marked, “Wm” (Westmark). Medium reddish brown fine-grained wooden grip has chipping to upper and lower edges adjacent to crossguards and light surface wear. Silver grip eagle and SA insert are properly inset. Polished blade grades EX showing light surface wear/runner marks and gray speckling to both obverse and reverse near tip, but no nicks to cutting edges. Deeply etched motto retains 100% of the medium gray background frosting. Dent-free steel scabbard shows light surface wear to the dark brown enamel finish with no major loss of paint. Nickel-silver scabbard fittings show light age patina with one small depression to the underside of the lower ball.