Nice WW2 German SA dagger circa 1935 by G. Felix

$875.00

1 in stock

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RARE WWII Nazi German SA dagger by G. Felix, Gloriawerk TM. This rare maker is a #7 on the McSarr’s rating list. The medium brown grip shows virtually no surface wear. Nickel/silver hilt fittings and brown anodized scabbard with nickel/silver fittings. Blade is in beautiful nice condition showing only slight runner marks and is without any nicks to the cutting edge, but there is a diagonal stain as you can see that looks like the blade was used to open something caustic. Daggers by Felix command $1,200-1,800 on the collector market–bargain priced!

The Sturmabteilung (SA; literally “Storm Detachment”) was the original paramilitary wing of the Nazi Party. It played a significant role in Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in the 1920s and 1930s. Its primary purposes were providing protection for Nazi rallies and assemblies, disrupting the meetings of opposing parties, fighting against the paramilitary units of the opposing parties, especially the Roter Frontkämpferbund of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) and the Reichsbanner Schwarz-Rot-Gold of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), and intimidating Romani, trade unionists, and Jews.

The SA were colloquially called Brownshirts (Braunhemden) because of the color of their uniform’s shirts, similar to Benito Mussolini’s blackshirts. The official uniform of the SA was the brown shirt with a brown tie. The color came about because a large shipment of Lettow-shirts, originally intended for the German colonial troops in Germany’s former East Africa colony,was purchased in 1921 by Gerhard Roßbach for use by his Freikorps paramilitary unit. They were later used for his Schill Youth organization in Salzburg, and in 1924 were adopted by the Schill Youth in Germany.The “Schill Sportversand” then became the main supplier for the SA brown shirts. The SA developed pseudo-military titles for its members, with ranks that were later adopted by several other Nazi Party groups, chief amongst them the Schutzstaffel (SS), which originated as a branch of the SA before it was separated from it after the Night of the Long Knives.

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