Very nice M1933 dagger as prescribed for the SA (aka Brown Shirts) who were a private political formation which Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP used to maintain order at organized Party meetings and demonstrations. The group was formed in 1921, and grew to a huge force of nearly 3,000,000 men by the later 1930’s. To instill esprit de corps, as well as create employment for the Blade City of Solingen, it was decided each SA man would carry a dagger with his Brown Shirt uniform. Huge quantities needed to be produced to accommodate the demand. The dagger initially was produced of hand-fitted nickel mounts with attractive finished wood grip and brown anodized (a bluing process) finished scabbard.
The blade is etched with the SA motto, Alles für Deutschland. Examples produced prior to 1935 were stamped with the German sector of the SA group on reverse lower crossguard. This one is stamped “Ns” which was the group from Niedersachsen.
Voos was a true quality maker of early SA daggers. The bright blade on this one looks exceptional. The dark and crisp acid etched “Alles fur Deutschland” motto and “Emil Voos Solingen” maker mark are both beautifully executed and wonderfully contrast the bright blade.