CARL SCHMIDT SOHN A-G, SOLINGEN in a circle with a house TM. In both Ralph Siegert’s SA Dagger Book and the “McSarr” rarity scale, this maker is ranked as a “9” out of “10” reflecting production numbers of approximately 1000. Nickel-silver hilt fittings show light wear with reverse lower crossguard marked “Wf” for Westfalen. Reddish-brown, fine-grained wooden grip shows light surface wear but, no chips or cracks and with silver grip eagle and SA insert properly inset. Mirror polished blade grades EX+/EX++ showing surface wear/runner marks and very minor speckling with no nicks or cuts to the cutting edge. Deeply etched motto retains 90% of the light gray background frosting. Dent-free, steel scabbard retains approximately 90% of the brown anodization and 40% of the protective lacquer with no damage or rust. Nickel-silver scabbard fittings show surface wear with dent to ball.