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We are practicing an interesting hobby.

A couple of days ago, I was looking at some Haenel SA's and as usual I divided them in the black and the grey applied marks.

But looking closer this time, i noticed that these are actually 2 different marks... it is not just the color!

Check out the second picture: the lettering is different in size and also in the font used.
It is comparing 2 ground Röhm daggers.

Show us which Haenel mark your daggers are marked with!

Best regards,

Herman

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Thanks, Herman,

Interesting things are still appearing as people study daggers closely. Above the one on the right is a ground Rohm. Is that sharper etch just found on Rohm daggers ?

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Hello Dave,

Yes, I personally only found the "sharp black" mark on Röhm dedication blades.
But I understood that other collectors (Vern?) also observed that mark on regular early Haenel SA's.

Hope that some more will be posted here?

Herman

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Interesting detail ...thx for sharing ..i will have to check out my example


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Originally Posted by Larry C
Interesting detail ...thx for sharing ..i will have to check out my example

That would be appreciated, Larry!

Looks like not many collectors here, kept their Haenels...

Best regards,

Herman

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From what I have been able to observe so far, the "sharp and black" mark appears to be scarcer than the "grey" one... only 1 "sharp and black" for each 4 "grey".

Wonder if that could be confirmed?

Herman

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Here were two I had in my collection...both were GRs
Just a casual observation, but from the images posted, the difference in Haenal TMs may be attributed to the gau/district where they were issued (i.e. Sa vs Th)

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Thanks Fitzer,

For posting these Haenels, one of each mark!

Excellent obeservation about the link with the "gau"-stamp.

But here is a "Th" Thuringen dagger with the grey Haenel mark...

Best regards,

Herman

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Interesting observation, Herman.

Here is mine Haenel, Gruppe Mitte.

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Unless Haenel had different assembly factories or we misunderstand the assembly and later stamping process "the difference in Haenal TMs may be attributed to the gau/district where they were issued (i.e. Sa vs Th)"would be hard to explain.

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Originally Posted by Finngaill
Interesting observation, Herman.

Here is mine Haenel, Gruppe Mitte.

Thanks Finngaill,

For posting your interesting Haenel SA-dagger, they are not often seen with the "Mitte" stamp!
Also, your mark appears to be the "grey" variant, but it is actually black from what i can see?

Best regards,

Herman


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Interesting to know the Gruppe Mitte stamp is not so often see on Haenel daggers.

You are corect, it is black. I took photo on the daylight today, on photo it looks more darker than on hand.

Ps. Sorry for the late responce Herman.

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