Rare Maker Early SA Dagger w/Two Piece Hanger (#28973)



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GIESEN & FORSTHOFF, SOLINGEN with stylized female figure holding the letters “G” and “F” inside a diamond motif TM.  Nickel-silver hilt fittings show uncleaned surface wear/age patina with reverse lower crossguard marked “Ns” for Niedersachsen. Medium red-brown grip shows almost no age with one minor surface chip to reverse along upper crossguard and stylized “H” and “A” carved into lower reverse grip. Grip eagle and SA insert are properly inset. Mirror polished blade grades near EX++/near MINT showing almost no wear/runner marks and no nicks or cuts to the cutting edge with 99% of the cross-graining present throughout.  Deeply etched motto retains 99% of the artificial blackening to the background. Dent-free, steel scabbard retains approximately 78% of the period anodization with dark speckling to surface throughout.  Scabbard fittings show almost no age and no dents or scratches, but ball has been dented and flattened. Dagger is complete with unmarked early hanger and belt loop which grade EX+ showing much surface wear and exposed lighter colored leather. EX+/EX++ (28973)