SS Dagger Model 1933 Himmler Presentation. Ref.#1.HD
Estimated production of this dagger at 200 pieces. The initial run thought to be awarded by Heinrich Himmler to participants of the "Rohm Purge" or the "Night of Long Knives" in June 1934 was a fitting explanation and may be in fact the case. The elimination of Ernst Rohm and the SA would pave the way for the SS to grow without any interference.
Along with the standard etch to the front of the blade "Meine Ehre Heisst Treue" ( My Honor is Loyalty) the addition of the presentation etch to the rear of the blade is noted."In Herzlicher Kamaradschaft H. Himmler" or In True Comradeship Heinrich Himmler.
A very desirable dagger and one that came from the top. Ebony handle the Eagle and SS insert are missing. A British bring back War Trophy from
World War 11 - discovered in a house clearance with other artifacts including 1917 Luger Artillery Pistol, P08 DWM Luger and a Walther P38 Pistol.