As stated, the engraving may have something to with a firm that sold daggers...I believe the miniatures were samples, so ones with this information would have made good advertising...I paid $400 for mine quite a number of years ago....BodesI have come across a miniature Luftwaffe dagger for sale. Can anyone shed light on the engraving/the value of this piece?
Schweinfurt was bombed due to having a ball bearing plant....Ball bearings vital to guidance systems such as that I believe for the V-2 rockets....BodesSMF is Solingen Metallwaren-Fabrik, also known as Stocker & Co. This is certainly an original dealer sample, marketed by Ernst Stenz of Wurzburg, a pretty town south of Schweinfurt that escaped most of WWII until the very end...
I'm out of touch with collector prices on these, but they are quite collectable.