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SS dagger and sheath

Object | Accession Number: 1992.107.1 a-b

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    Brief Narrative
    The dagger and sheath were found by Bert Sherman in a German jeep, March 1944, Devonshire, England.
    found:  1944 March
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Bert Sherman. In memory of all victims who perished in the Holocaust.

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Daggers (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    (a) dagger: steel blade 1-9/16" wide, bold engraving on one side. Steel hilt with wooden handle [1-1/2" wide], large steel rivet at top of handle; small steel German National Insignia embedded to center of handle; circular "SS" enameled emblem at top of handle, inset into wood of handle.
    (b) blade cover; lacquered or painted blade with rounded steel tip, rivets at side, wrapped with leather strap.
    overall: Height: 14.920 inches (37.897 cm) | Width: 3.110 inches (7.899 cm)
    overall : steel, wood, leather, enamel
    On blade, verso, bold lettering in German, old style script "Meine Ehre Heist Treue" [My honor your life]; on blade, face side, small lettering near hilt "[SS insignia] 120/34"

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    Administrative Notes

    The dagger and sheath were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1992 by Burt Sherman.
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    2023-02-09 14:48:54
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