Product Description: This Transitional SA Dagger – M7/118 Jacobs & Co. is a choice and virtually pristine original dagger. Without question, this is one of the nicest transitional SA daggers we have ever had. This dagger is nearly perfect. The blade has bright original shine and full original crossgraining. The motto etching is crisp, with full original darkening. The edges and tip are flawless. The ricasso is etched with the Jacobs & Co. maker mark as well as the round RZM emblem and the Jacobs maker code M7/118. The handle on this dagger is beautiful. The grip is free of chips and cracks and shows appealing wood tones. The grip eagle and SA roundel show no wear. The plating on the fittings is bright, and nearly perfect, with the exception of a tiny bit of lifting where the crossguards meet the grip. This dagger features a correct and incredibly well preserved scabbard. The scabbard body retains an exceptional 99 percent of the original factory applied glossy paint. The metal fittings show bright shine with no patina or toning. There are no dents or other issues. The suspension ring retains an original hanger which is minty. The brown leather has all of the original surface and a crisp maker mark. The plated metal fittings are functional and perfect, with an RZM emblem and maker code on the spring clip. This is an all-original set and an incredible top condition survivor. Overall, this desirable Transitional SA Dagger – M7/118 Jacobs & Co. rates as near mint.
Historical Description: The NSKK (Nationalsozialistisches Kraftfahrkorps) was a motorized paramilitary organization under the auspices of the Nazi Party during the Third Reich. The members of this organization trained in the operation and maintenance of automobiles and motorcycles. It was a relatively small organization, with about 5,000 vehicles at its disposal in 1931. NSKK members had a rank structure based on that of the SA and wore similar uniforms and insignia. In 1933, NSKK members were authorized to wear the newly introduced SA dagger. Later, in 1936, a change was made to differentiate the NSKK dagger from the SA version. The NSKK dagger was to have a black finish on the scabbard, as opposed to the brown scabbard used by the SA. There was also a chained version, with a special suspension on the scabbard, that was worn by officers and by those who had joined the NSKK prior to early 1933. Because NSKK daggers were not made before 1936, and because the NSKK was a much smaller organization than the SA, the NSKK daggers were made in smaller numbers than SA daggers; they are correspondingly rarer to encounter today.
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