|A 1932 portrait of Hermann Göring in SA uniform|
|SA-FHH dagger grips in wood|
|Hermann Göring's SA-FHH dagger? Where is the scabbard die flaw?|
In the past few years, a number of SA-FHH daggers have surfaced, often posted on forums run by consortiums of American dealers, like the www.germandaggers.com website. German Daggers Dot Com was managed for years by Craig Gottlieb and financed by Vern Bryant and other suspected fakers of Nazi daggers.
|The SA-FHH dagger posted on www.germandaggers.com in 2010: no scabbard die flaw?|
|Plated fittings, strange-looking hangers and no scabbard die flaw.|
The alleged Russo dagger is said to be in a collection in Canada and the whereabouts of Göring's dagger remain unknown. Contacted by telephone after the September 1st auction, Leo Legare Auctioneers have not confirmed if the alleged Göring SA-Feldherrnhalle dagger was sold or withdrawn from the sale. Nor did their representative wish to discuss the provenance of the dagger and the identity of the vendor. So where is this Hermann Göring SA-FHH presentation dagger now? Perhaps it is on its way to one of the more gullible Russian and Chinese millionaires who have been eagerly buying such treasures as Hermann Göring's formal Großkreuz document and casette, Albert Keßelring's baton or Adolf Hitler's desktop writing stand?
Meanwhile, back in the USA, veteran dagger dealer Thomas Wittmann has a Feldherrnhalle dagger for sale on his website for $82,500. Mr Wittmann describes this example as made of "pot metal" with little of the "silvering" remaining.
As on originals, the lines bordering the lower end of the pebbled panel on the scabbard do not meet at their apex.