My first go around I purchased most of my blades from the late Thomas Johnson. I purchased from him a near mint 1933 pattern early SA dagger for $140.00. That same piece now would be over $1000 easy. Over the years I have kept abreast of the hobby at various shows and the like so it was no surprise when I purchased my recent piece which is a early 1933 pattern NSKK dagger, which was nearly 4 figures in cost and has a feature that has me curious and frankly surprised me. I intend to post photos and ask for comments on this piece in the near future. Tom