SS Officers dagger. M36 Dagger with chain. Well made and with correct insignia and black scabbard and grip. SS Legend Meine Ehre heißt Treue etched to the blade. Metal fittings and plastic handle and scabbard. Impressive reproduction. 13 7/8″ overall. 8 3/8 stainless blade.
SS Officers Dagger. Historical information.
The Standard SS service dagger was introduced in1933. It was authorized to eb worn by all ranks. The design followed the same pattern as the SA dagger, This was based on the Holbein design dating back to a 16th Century swiss dagger. The SS dagger comprised a black ebony wood grip. and a dark blue, almost black sheath. The national eagle and SS Sigrunnen adorned the grip. The 1936 SS honor dagger with chain( our product) was for wear by officers of three years service. It is identical to the M33 model except for the chain. This comprised of a double suspension hanger of a cloverleaf and a series of links adorned with Sig runes and totenkopfs(deaths head). Our SS officers Dagger is a reproduction of the 1st model with high relief skulls and shaped links.
The Schutzstaffel (SS)
The Schutzstaffel (SS) were the elite guard of the Third Reich. Formed in1925 as a small bodyguard to protect Hitler. It remained in this capacity until Heinrich Himmler took charge in 1929. Under his jurisdiction is grow to an enormous organisation co-opting national police forces, Security, intelligence and business. Eventually the SS developed is own branch of the Wehrmacht, the Waffen SS (armed SS). From the beginning members were chosen for their physical and mental ability and also there character. Entry was from 21 years of age followed by 18 months probationary period. The SS eventually reflected Himmlers esoteric interests and encompassed quasi religious ceremonies and beliefs. From 1945 it was classed as a criminal organisation.