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SA/NSKK Group Marks

Usually appearing on the reverse lower crossguard, the SA and NSKK marks were used as a distribution control measure. These marks normally appear on the reverse lower crossguard of pre-RZM daggers. It is not uncommon to find SA marks on daggers with period repainted NSKK scabbards. It is slightly more rare to find NSKK marks on daggers with period repainted SA scabbards. These are understood to be individuals who transferred from one group to another and had the scabbards repainted to match uniform regulations. It is also possible to find early daggers without a group mark. These are considered to be either private purchase daggers or daggers issued after the marks were discontinued. All photographs are believed to be original pre-1945 production. If anyone has questions or suggestions, please contact Vern@GermanDaggers.com.

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SA Group Marks

Note that Group Marks "A", "Do", "NW", "Sm", and "Su" will not appear on SA Daggers as these groups were established after the Group Marks were discontinued.

CodeSA GroupCodeSA GroupCodeSA Group
AAlpenland - not used on daggersMiMitteSSchlesien
BBerlin-BrundenburgNmNordmarkSaSachsen
BOBayerische OstmarkNoNordseeSmSudmark - not used on daggers
DoDonau - not used on daggersNrhNiederrheinSuSudeten - not used on daggers
FrFrankenNsNiedersachsenSwSudwest
HaHansaNWHilfswerk Nord-West - not used on daggersThThuringen
HeHessenOmOstmarkWFeldherrenhalle (disputed code)
HoHochlandOstOstlandWfWestfalen
KpKurpfalzPPommernWmWestmark





NSKK Group Marks



CodeNSKK GroupCodeNSKK GroupCodeNSKK Group
NNord (Hamburg)SSud (Munich)SOSudost (Vienna) - not used on daggers
OOst (Berlin)MiMitte (Nuremburg)




Nord (Hamburg)


Ost (Berlin)


Sud (Munich)


Mitte (Nuremburg)




NSKK Motor Group Marks

Note that Group Marks "A", "Bln", "Da", "Eg", "KS", "Le", "MB", "No", "Ns", "Od", "Sa", "Sc", and "Wa" will not appear on NSKK Daggers as these groups were established after the Group Marks were discontinued.

CodeNSKK Motor GroupCodeNSKK Motor GroupCodeNSKK Motor Group
AAlpenland - not used on daggersMBMark Brandenburg - not used on daggersSaSachsen - not used on daggers
BlnBerlin - not used on daggersNiNiedersachsenScSchlesien - not used on daggers
DaDanzig - not used on daggersNoNordmark - not used on daggersSwSudwest
EgEgerland - not used on daggersNrNiederrheinThThuringen
FrFrankenNsNordsee - not used on daggersWaWarthegan
HeHessenOdOberdonau - not used on daggersWeWestfalen
HoHochlandOeOsterreichWmWestmark
KSKurpfalz-Saar - not used on daggersOmOstmark
LeLeipzig - not used on daggersOstOstland




Franken


Hessen


Hochland


Niedersachsen


Niederrhein


Osterreich


Ostmark


Ostland


Sudwest


Thuringen


Westfalen


Westmark