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#355509 08/15/2022 07:28 AM
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Hello!

I have recently purchased a dagger that I am suspecting is an early NSKK dagger.
The scabbard is rough - it is missing the nickel-silver plated tip, but it does have the screw holes.
It still has the hanger which is nice.
It was manufactured by Aug.Merten Ww. Solingen.

Here are some photos - I want to see if there are any oddities about this dagger.

Any and all input is appreciated!

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ElMoonMan #355510 08/15/2022 07:33 AM
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A few more photos

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ElMoonMan #355511 08/15/2022 08:28 AM
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You have a nice and original SA-dagger by Merten.

The dagger is all fine and in pretty good condition, the scabbard is original but incomplete and the upper fitting got damaged.

You can try to find the missing scabbard piece, but try the fit before buying, because those early ones are not standardized.

You made a good start to a dagger collection, congratulations!

Herman


"Het leven is een strijdtoneel!"
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ElMoonMan #355513 08/15/2022 02:27 PM
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Agree. Good start.

The lower piece of the scabbard should be nickel silver. Screws too.

The hanger clip is not the correct one but of the same vintage. It is from an over-the-shoulder cross strap. The leather and buckle look right.

A little wax on the grip would make it look better. If you buy Renaissance Wax, put 2-3 light coats on the blade and gently wipe them off.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=renaissance+wax&rh=n%3A3760901%2Cp_72%3A1248904011&dc&ds=v1%3AOixpYIyTN4UBbP3o7d2MqXAfGwxDkMbsi0GbtexTtbU&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8Lza3IbJ-QIVYA2tBh3eNwJ3EAAYASAAEgJKV_D_BwE&hvadid=410003381966&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9009674&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=4710661001365136636&hvtargid=kwd-4259077910&hydadcr=24659_11410797&qid=1660573607&rnid=1248901011&tag=googhydr-20&ref=sr_nr_p_72_2

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ElMoonMan #355524 08/16/2022 12:16 AM
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Early NSKK judging by the black scabbard. Good starter piece!!

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ElMoonMan #355530 08/16/2022 03:56 PM
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welcome to the addiction

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Originally Posted by Herman V. (aka Herr Mann)
You have a nice and original SA-dagger by Merten.

The dagger is all fine and in pretty good condition, the scabbard is original but incomplete and the upper fitting got damaged.

You can try to find the missing scabbard piece, but try the fit before buying, because those early ones are not standardized.

You made a good start to a dagger collection, congratulations!

Herman

Thank you very much, and thanks for the info. I much prefer the early model daggers, they seem to age a lot better compared to later models.


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