Original RARE German NSKK Ground Röhm Presentation Dagger By August Bickel Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified
Original RARE German NSKK Partial Ground Röhm Presentation Dagger By August Bickle Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. early NSKK EM Dagger is equipped with all nickel mounts. The crossguards are in excellent condition having a fine even patina. These guards have smooth surfaces with crisp edges and precise accent grooves. The grip is in perfect condition showing little usage. The SA runes button has good enamel. The grip eagle is the nickel type being the style with “beak which points upwards slightly”. The details to this bird are all there throughout his head, breast and wing feathering, talons, wreath and mobile swastika. The scabbard shell is straight throughout. This shell has been period painted black as per the NSKK orders of 1936. This black paint is still in quite a good condition showing some scratches, chips and age but overall is at least about 95%. The scabbard mounts are the nickel variety in overall good condition. The lower ball does have a small tap to the bottom but there is no crushing or splitting. These mounts are retained by the original nickel screws and they are nice. There is an original to the piece short hanger. This hanger has dark brown leather and is complete with the small retainer loop. Nicely marked. The blade of this example is still fairly bright but I have a feeling it has been buffed that way as there is no darkening left in the etch backgrounds of this SA motto. Normally on a dagger by Bickel we see fairly dark mottos so this is a sign that the blade has been cleaned fairly severely, this was during the grinding off of the Rohm inscription. The grind marks are very well buffed out but can still be seen ans especially under magnification. This blade still grades at about excellent. The reverse ricasso is etched with the fine Bickel logo which consists of a diamond on its side. The upper portion of the diamond is split off and has the firm’s initials, “AB”. Below this the firm’s full name and location are in capital letters in two lines, “August Bickel / Steinbach. Hallenberg”. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contours. When Ernst Rohm was executed after the “Night Of The Long Knives” his presentation daggers were ordered to have his name removed. Nice period used NSKK Dagger captured by a U.S. Veteran and brought home as a war trophy. Nice used example showing the expected age and wear. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a solider as a trophy of war. A very desirable an outstanding example. Don’t miss this one! Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Don’t miss it! OUTSTANDING “Ground Rohm” EXAMPLE!