M36 SS Officer’s Chained Dagger – Mint Condition

A rare and desirable M36 SS Chained Dagger, with motto and logos intact. The chain is a ‘type c’ version and nickle plated with machine stamped Kulturzeichen SS approval stamp on reverse. Excellent detail to the skulls and runes. The grip is in superb condition with no splits, cracks or repairs. The crossguards and tang nut are not magnetic suggesting they are nickel. The lower guard is Gau marked which is unusual however as the war progressed and resources became limited, surplus parts were used to complete later production pieces. The SS runes button is in excellent condition with all of the enamel. The grip eagle is zinc and retains lots of detail. The blade is in uncleaned and in mint condition with full burnishing to the motto: ‘Meine Ehre heißt Treue’ (My Honour Is Loyality). It has full crossgrain along the blade from hilt to tip. There is no maker mark on the rear of the blade which is correct for the chained variants. A superb and increasingly rare to find pice that is sure to only increase in value over the years.  New to the collecting market having come from a recent group of items discovered by a family who little is known about apart from he served as a Doctor with the Algermeine SS. Further information is available on request.

Product ID: 10810


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SS M33 Dagger

The inaugural dagger crafted for the SS was the Model 1933 (M33) SS dagger, tracing its design roots back to the 16th-century Swiss hunting dagger known as the “Holbein.” Worn by all ranks within the SS, the M33 SS Dagger held significant symbolism within the Third Reich, where SS membership was highly esteemed. On November 9th each year, new SS recruits pledged their unwavering allegiance to the Führer (Adolf Hitler) before the Feldherrnhalle monument in Munich, receiving the dagger as a tangible representation of their oath. The blade bore the inscription “Mein Ehre Heißt Treue,” translating to “My Honor is Loyalty,” serving as the SS motto.

Production of these daggers commenced in late 1933 and persisted until 1942, concluding due to the prioritization of resources and labor for the war effort. Collectors now categorize these artifacts into three main groups: Early, Transitional, and Late periods. Early SS daggers, crafted from 1933 to early 1935, feature anodized scabbards, nickel fittings, and exhibit superior workmanship. The Transitional period, spanning from 1935 to 1938, is characterised by daggers with painted scabbards, plated fittings, and RZM codes accompanied by the maker’s logo on the blade. Late period daggers, produced from 1938 to 1942, share similarities with transitional ones but exclusively bear the RZM logo and code on the blade, maintaining plated fittings and painted scabbards.

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