Original WWII Era German SS Dagger Made By Rich Abr. Herder brought home By A U.S. Veteran Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History. Early Model 1933 Enlisted Man’s SS Dagger. This dagger has the SS number 104575 stamped into the dagger and scabbard. The earlier ones had the SS man’s SS number making identification possible. This dagger belonged to SS-Sturmmann Viktor Stroh and we included his research file (see photos). This fine and most desirable dagger has the Rich Abr. Herder name and all of the classic qualities associated with this respected producer. This is an untouched un-messed with U.S. Vet bring back. The ebony handle is nice a with some minor wear. The top screw has only minor surface scratching and looks like it was never taken apart, this grip fits like a glove. The SS runes button has a couple of minor blemishes in the enamel surface, but there is no enamel missing. The silver SS runes are in good condition with their accompanying dual circles around them. The nickel grip eagle is nice There is minor wear to the breast feathering, but the bird’s head, wing feathering, talons, wreath and swastika remain crisp. The scabbard is straight throughout, having slight loss of the anodized surfaces. The only real issue with this dagger is the blade has some scratching (see photos) the Vet cleaned it or sharpened it a real shame but make this otherwise very expensive dagger a real bargain. The scabbard mounts are matching nickel. They are in fine condition The original nickel screws are all present (see photos). The blade is in good untouched condition It is bright and has some of its crossgrain. The SS motto is deeply etched and nice. Beneath is the factory name and location, “Rich Abr. Herder Solingen”. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard. very early pre-RZM. Due to the minor condition issues is very affordable and 100% Guaranteed to be authentic and un-repaired just as it came back from Germany in 1945. Excellent used example showing the expected age and wear. Brought home by a U.S. Veteran as a trophy of war. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic, A very collectible authentic SS dagger that are among the most desirable of all Third Reich Relics. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. Also included is the research file on this SS solider. Having the name and information about the owner of the SS dagger makes this an important piece of WWII/Third Reich history. The photos shown are not Stroh but are included in this listing to show SS daggers in use. 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. Do not miss this!