Joining the Nazi party in 1919, Ernst Rohm was a co-founder of and eventual chief of the Sturmabteilung (SA), also known as the Stormtrooper or Brown Shirts, who served as the uniformed branch of the NSDAP, providing security for party rallies and engaging in strong arm tactics. In February 1934, Rohm was granted the authority to issue honour daggers to members of the SA who had joined before 1932 and were still active in the organization. June of the same year would see the Night of the Long Knives, Hitler's purge of the SA, initiated both to consolidate his power in the Nazi Party, and to maintain the loyalty of the Wehrmacht, which Rohm sought to disband. The purge was followed by an order from SS Chief Himmler to remove the Rohm inscription from all SA daggers, making surviving examples rare.
- SA honour dagger with red composition handle, which features SA runes and eagle.
- The red metal sheath features nickel-plated fittings.
- Overall length: 38 cm (15 inches).
- The blade carries the inscription 'Alles fur Deutschland' which means 'Everything for Germany' or 'All for Germany.'
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