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Welcome to our WW2 German Daggers

New Stock Added: 31st May 2020

I have been interested in all aspects of German militaria for over 30 years. Whilst my interest is broad, it centres on the edged weapons manufactured and carried during the Third Reich period 1933-1945. I must stress that I do not support in any way, the horrendous events that happened during this period. I am an historial collector only.

I am able to share the knowledge of over 30 years as a professional collector. The quality edged weapons I sell are from my own extensive collection and are surplus to requirements. I have supplied to discerning collectors and dealers all over the world. I am always interested in items you may have for sale (for my own collection), as well as anything in particular you are looking for.

Whether you are a fellow German militaria collector or have just inherited a strange sword or dagger and you wish me to help identify, value or discuss, just email me with a description or even better, a photograph.

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A VERY NICE REICHSDIENTSFLAGGE (State Service flag) BY BERLIN MAKER. This Third Reich Service flag measures 100cm x 170cm and is in virtually mint condition with just a couple of moth nips. This one is made of the higher quality cotton linen material, not the rough sackcloth material. Colours are very bright and clean and there is no colour ‘bleeding’. White heavy duty cotton hem is stamped with the the of flag and the size. At the other end the maker is ‘Bunstoff-Berlin’. The rope lanyard is stitched in place with a loop at each end. Good looking flag, idea display piece.
NAVY MOIRE DAY BELT WITH EARLY SILVER FITTINGS FOR ADMINISTRATION. Purchased via a contact in Germany, this is another good example of the navy moiré 'day' belt, but unusually is has silvered solid brass fittings. Silver insignia in the navy was for NAVLA ADMINISTRATION and everything they wore on their uniforms was silver, including the buckles/fittings on their dagger hangers and belts. Of the same format as a normal belt, with moiré cloth ribbed material fronts and dark blue thick velvet backing. The bely has been worn and used but is in great condition. The anchor buckle has a little wear to the high points, but has toned to a nice silver colour, especially on the reverse. Both the lion's head silver slider buckles are fine and present. This belt is multi adjustable and has a leather inner strap which the female part of the buckle adjusts on. A very nice belt, and very unusual being administration.
1924 STAHLHELM MEMBERSHIP BADGE. A beautiful example in silver gilt and enamel 1924 Stahlhelm Membership badge. Numbered VI.No.2259 with the date 20.12.24 engraved to the reverse.Manufacturer marked in relief to the reverse. Excellent clean condition with light patination. Has European silver content mark of 935.
1936 NSKK OFFICERS CHAINED DAGGER BY EICKHORN. This is a fine, used example of the 1936 chained dagger as worn by the NSKK officers. Introduced at the same time as the SS officers chained dagger and followed similar design traits, with the dagger itself remaining unchanged but the addition of a centre mount on the scabbard and a set of suspension chains consisting of the NSKK eagle design and alternating with a mobile swastika. This particular dagger has been left entirely untouched, and whilst has a little bit of wear here and there, is a 100% text-book example. Later RZM style crossguard are the alloy plated variety and are in great condition with very little plate lifting or damage. The brown hardwood grip is in perfect condition with no damage or cracks. The enamel SA button is fine, and the grip eagle is aluminium and untouched. Scabbard has virtually all of the original factory black paint remaining, a little spidering and some age scratches. All scabbard fittings are again the RZM period being nickel plated steel. The top fitting shows some carrying wear and has lost a little of the plating. Attached to the top and middle fitting is the original NSKK chain. This again shows a little wear here and there, but retains 85% of the nickel plating.The top two links nearest the hanging clip are both stamped. However, the stampings were obviously quite light and age and wear/polishing have made them quite feint. One has the 'NSKK Masterschutz Korpsfuhrung' quite visible, the other is stamped with RZM M5/8, again quite feint, but still there. These two stamped link can appear either at the top of the chain next to the clip, or occasionally at the bottom right next to the dagger itself. Tom Wittmann has an identical dagger to this on his web site, sold @ $2395. Same type and year of manufacture, with the stamped links next to the dagger. Onto the blade...blade is in beautiful shape, with all the original crossgrain polish present. On the reverse the maker is Eickhorn, no trademark but a nice RZM M7/66 1941. A text-book piece, with a little age and character.
1941 DATED, DOUBLE MARKED - HITLER YOUTH KNIFE. This is a very good example of a slightly later HJ knife, which bears both versions of the makers marks. The riccasso is deeply stamped with the RZM circle, M7/19 and 1941. The reverse of the blade is also deeply stamped with the makers trademark of a trident and the name of Ed Wusthoff-Solingen. There is no 'motto' on the blade as these stopped in 1938. Dagger is in excellent overall condition. This dagger has a heavy steel hilt and crossguard, not the grey zinc-alloy that was usually used on RZM pieces. The grips are perfect and the HJ enamel diamond is in mint condition with no chips or blemishes. It 'wiggles' slightly! Black leather belt loop and cross strap are in fine condition and the popper works perfectly. The original black paint is 99% intact on the scabbard body. .'. The blade has been very lightly sharpened at some time, but is really not noticeable as they are effectively light scratches rather than heavy grind marks. These daggers were supposed to be used by the HJ,(as were sheath knives in our scouts) so it's quite common to find them sharpened. Otherwise the blade is fine, has full length with no nicks or damage. A nice HJ, with dual markings!!
A BEAUTIFUL, UNTOUCHED NAVY DAGGER BY WKC WITH ORANGE GRIP AND HAMMERED SCABBARD. I think this type of dagger is top of the list with most collectors. A navy dagger with deep orange grip, hammered scabbard, mint blade and original knot. This is a fantastic example and is in the untouched state that I love. It’s just been left alone and all the brass has gathered a dark, plumb coloured patina, which contrasts with the deep orange grip. No one has tried to polish it or buff it up. The silver bullion knot has remained on this dagger since being tied on in the 1930’s. it’s therefore toned to the same colour as the dagger and in fact looks golden. There is a small period repair to one of the cords. A very common occurrence as it rubbed against the crossguard when worn. The repair blends in perfectly and has been done very well. The hammered scabbard remains in near perfect condition and some of the original fire gilding can be seen around the scabbard bands and scabbard throat. The original red felt blade washer is in place (typical WKC). The blade itself is in mint condition with heavily nickel plated surfaces and deeply etched grey dolphin and anchor motifs. An outstanding example of the WKC product and their trademark of the Knights Head is proudly stamped into the riccasso.
A CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF THE “Infanteriemesser 42” STANDARD BOOT FIGHTING KNIFE. In fantastic overall condition this Infantry fighting knife or “Infanteriemesser 42” was introduced in 1942 and was the most common of all fighting knives in the Wehrmacht. However, nice examples of them in original condition are really hard to find. This has nice smooth wood grips with 3 rivets holding them to the hilt. Scabbard has all the original balck paint. The reverse spring is the longer, thinner type, whci would enable the dagger to be slid into a boot or across the chest attached to a belt or cross strap. The blade is in excellent condition. Has been very slightly sharpened, but that's what it was supposed to be! Blade is very bright and clean. No maker on the blade, as most of these seem to be completely plain. A very nice example.
A CLASSIC LUFTWAFFE FLAK BADGE (ANTI-AIRCRAFT) A particularly nice example of this award by the maker WH (Walter Henlein). Most of the original grey finish is intact, with great detail to the 88mm flak gun and Luftwaffe eagle and swastika. The reverse is flat, again complete with finish. There is a nice pin with barrel hinge at the top. The makers letter WH are cast into the metal and proud of the surface.
A COMPLETE AND VERY NICE 2nd LUFTWAFFE DAGGER WITH STRAPS AND KNOT. One of the most elegant Third Reich daggers, the Luftwaffe 2nd Pattern. This one has a white grip and the more unusual nickel plated scabbard. A nice combination which really sets off the dagger. Pommel and crossguard are the normal grey type metal and the grip has springy aluminium wire. Wrapped around the grip is the original 23cm bullion portapee. Scabbard is nickel plated with grey metal suspension bands. No dents or dings! Blade is plain with no maker, but is nickel plated and in neat mint condition. There are a standard pair of blue/bullion Luftwaffe hangers in excellent condition. With perfect fronts and undamaged blue velvet backing. White gripped Luftwaffe daggers are uncommon, and a favourite with many collectors. This is a very good, complete example.
A COMPLETE LONG POLICE BAYONET WITH FROG AND KNOT - EARLY EICKHORN. A very good example of a Third Reich era long police bayonet, complete with it's original frog and police portapee tied in place. This is a 'slotted' type which means it has the machined mortice slot and release button in the hilt. Could be affixed to a K98 rifle. This bayonet, like 98% of all police bayonets, started life as a Weimar Police bayonet. I would have been much longer, had a different Police badge on the grip and a clamshell below the crossguard. All these bayonets were recalled and re-issued by Police armourers. The blade (and scabbard) were shortened, the clamshell removed, Weimar police badge changed to a Third Reich one and the grips shortened and re-riveted to fit. The only two tell-tale signs on this piece are the old rivet holes in the grip plates and the tip off the blade is shortened and re-polished. Police bayonets continued to be made in the Third Reich period and of course were made to the correct specification, but the MAJORITY of Police bayonets out there are the converted 1898 patterns used in the Weimar era. This one has heavily nickel plated hilt and crossguard. Nice stag grip plates with the aluminium police badge. The lower crossguard and top of the scabbard have matching Weimar issue numbers S.D.V. 264.(Duesseldorf district V) The original dark brown/black frog is in place and has a police portapee tied around it. Leather scabbard is in very good shape indeed. Nice leather! The upper and lower scabbard fittings are in place. The blade is in mint condition with a heavily nickel plated surface. The riccasso is deeply stamped with a large oval Eickhorn trademark, which was one of the types used from 1933-35.
A GREAT SET OF ARMY DAGGER HANGERS-PERIOD SHORTENED. A bit of ingenuity here, and I have seen this done with naval dagger hangers on occasions. The original owner/wearer of these hangers was obviously (like me) a little ‘height challenged’ ie short! He therefore opted to adapt his dagger hangers so the edges weapon would hang properly and not drag around his knees. He (or his other half) have retained all of the original bullion material and green velvet backing, but very cleverly seen it inside itself, so some of it is double thickness. Other than this the hangers are perfect in every respect. Condition is fantastic and would really display well on a dagger.
A MINIATURE ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER WITH HOMEMADE HANGERS. This is a superb little piece. It’s the smaller 7.5” size, commonly known as the ‘Horster size’ as they are the predominant maker of these, but they also make them for other people. In mint condition this has a deep yellow celluloid grip and perfect metal fittings. In wonderful detail, the tiny crossguard has great detail to the eagle and swastika. Nice scabbard and there are a little set of homemade dagger hangers. Miniature army daggers do not have hangers, so little homemade ones do appear occasionally. These have green and white stiles straps with tiny buckles and clips. Quite a lot of effort have gone into making these and they look very good! The blade on thus miniature has the advertising script ‘Alexanderwerk’. On the reverse of the blade is a tiny stamp of a trident, this was the makers mark for Ed. Wustoff. Alexanderwerk AG are still in existence and are mechanical engineers based in Remsheid Germany. . Very nice miniature.
A MINT AND UNISSUED SET OF KRIEGSMARINE DAGGER HANGERS. These were part of a small collection of various hangers purchased recently. There were 3 sets of navy dagger hangers and this was the ‘unissued’ set! These are virtually stone mint and have certainly never been issued or worn. There were bundles of sets of these discovered some 20-25 years ago, and I remember them coming onto the collectors market. All have been absorbed into collections and rarely surface nowadays. The dark blue moire fabric straps are still perfectly stiff with the dressing applied to them originally. The fronts and the rear velvet backings are as new! As soon as these were attached to a dagger and worn for an hour or two, the fabric would instantly soften and become flexible. This set have just been completely left alone. The lions head buckles are a matching pair and have the casting mark of a ‘M’ inside a diamond. Both buckles are hides aluminium and in mint condition. The clips and hooks are complete. A couple of the clips show some storage age where the gilding has faded on the underside a little and reacted with the base metal. Quite typical for metal products that were gilded over 80 years ago. A wonderful set of straps. Will go perfectly as a display, especially with a mint navy dagger or similar.
A MINT UNISSUED SET OF ARMY DAGGER HANGERS. From part of a small collection I purchased recently were these superb set of army dagger straps. Never used, virtually brand new in every way. These are a standard set but with the slightly better ‘push-in’ lower clips. All the metal fittings, clips, slides and buckles still retain their original silver wash finish. The bullion straps are perfect and bright. The dark green velvet backing is plush with no crushed pile. A fantastic set that should really go in a packet or similar. If you have a mint unissued army dagger, with a factory tag for instance, these are the hangers for you.
A NEAR MINT EXAMPLE OF A LUFTWAFFE FIGHTING KNIFE WITH '5' MARKED BLADE. Considering these were made to be used and abused, this one has definitely never been issued, or has stayed in a drawer for 70+ years! A prime example of the Luftwaffe fighting knife. The wood grips are a darker brown colour but with no blemishes or signs of use. The 3 domed rivets are still bright and clean, no signs of rust! Good steel crossguard. Black painted steel scabbard has 99% of the original finish, with no real chips or scratches. This paint was sprayed directly onto the steel after it was roughly polished to make a binding surface. You can see the 1000's of tiny horizontal scratches under the paintwork. The blade has the typical carbine style finish with an edge halfway up the upper part. The blade has never been sharpened or ever used. The riccasso has the tiny stick bird Waffanampt and '5' stamped into the surface. On this side of the blade are a few carbon surface stains preventing the blade from being full mint. The reverse of the blade has hardly any of these and is nearly full mint. A really great find in this condition.
A NEAR MINT UNCLEANED ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER WITH KNOT AND HANGER. Still a strong favourite amongst collectors, and one of mine too. An untouched army dagger, nicely toned down with no problems is quite a sight. This is such an example. As far as I can see it looks to have been together since the war as everything matches. Dagger itself has a very high silver content in the metal, indicating that its certainly quite an early piece. The silver has toned down to an overall grey/black colour and this is universal all over the piece except underneath the crossguards front and back where the scabbard shows a much brighter 'shadow' of un-toned areas. Very neat. There is a nice orange grip which is wrapped with the original 42cm bullion knot. The bullion cord is quite thick and sits very well in the correct tie. Where the ball comes out beside the grip area, the cord has worn a little due to the 'swing' pattern when carried. Just proves age and originality! Scabbard is super, again coal black in colour but with no dents or damage at all. Beautiful pebbled surface throughout. The two carrying rings on this piece are quite large, an unusual feature. Blade is stone mint! Has all the original crossgrain finish and a needle sharp point. As with many army and Luftwaffe daggers, the blade is completely unmarked, but from other characteristics, I think it was made by . Attached to the scabbard rings are the correct army dagger hanging straps. Silver bullion fronts, silver plated oval buckles and green velvet backings. One strap has slight wear to the very top of the strap, which is exactly where the uniform jacket would have rubbed against it when worn. A very nice complete 'rig' in super condition.
A NEAR PERFECT EXAMPLE OF LUFTSCHUTZ GLADIATOR HELMET. Whilst this helmet seems to have been used, it has stayed in virtually untouched condition. There are a few age spots to the metal shell, but it still retains 99% of the original blue paint and 100% of the large decal on the front. Given the ‘Gladiator’ name as it looks very similar to Roman ‘gladiator’ helmet worn in the Coluseum etc. Designed for Luftschutz personnel as protection. Was not designed for battle and stopping bullets, just air-raid use. It has the original leather liner and original chinstrap. It also has the original labels stuck on the inside neck. These roughly translate thus...….""sale permitted/according to paragraph 8 of the Air Raid Protection law/highest price 8 Reichsmarks". Size 56. A very good example.
A NICE EXAMPLE OF A KNOT FOR THE FIRE DEPT. BAYONET. A really nice knot with black leather strap. It has the 3 lines of silver bullion wire running along. The ball is the usual silver and red alternate lines. Colours are bright and very clear. Seems to have been on a bayonet but otherwise it’s in near mint condition.
A NICE EXAMPLE OF THE 2nd Pattn. MARKSMANSHIP LANYARD. This is another fine example of this lanyard, purchased from the same source as the one below. In lovely condition. You can see it's been proudly worn, and bears the 'used' look that is impossible to reproduce. A 100% original example with nice platted bullion cord and a rayon silk backing, which is a little grubby with age. The finely detailed crossed swords upper badge is slightly different in detail than the other one, so shows a different manufacturer. Green cloth backing sewn to the reverse of the badge, so would have designated Wehrmacht or Waffen SS, due to the colour of the uniforms.
A NICELY AGED/TONED THIRD REICH BULLION PARADE DRESS BELT WITH BUCKLE. These are very impressive items. All the services had a parade dress belt and most were silver bullion of some design. The navy one consists of a wide woven silver bullion belt with two slides. It has an interwoven dark blue/black design( the Imperial navy one is red/blact etc). This is a lovely example but as there is a very hight silver content, it has toned a little with age, giving it a nice 'antique' look. The navy buckle and keeper are gilded alloy metal, and have toned down too. The buckle is stamped 110 on the reverse?. The bullion belt is backed with a dark blue inner lining. Hidden in the belt are two brass foldaway eyelets, to which the navy dagger hangers clip onto. Very clever. A very pleasing looking belt that would display perfectly with a navy collection/dagger.
A RAD HEWER BY ALCOSO IN EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION. This is a consignment piece, but an absolute pleasure to offer! A RAD hewer in near mint condition. This has been looked after and shows very little signs of any age at all. It's a later piece so has nickel plating over a steel base. The hilt, crossguard and stag grips are stunning, and look nearly brand new! The scabbard has 100% of the original black gloss paint, and there is just a TINY bit of age spidering, just to prove that this is 80 years old! The bottom scabbard fitting is completely undented, never been dropped. One side still has 100% of the original nickel plating and lacquer, the other side has two tiny spots of surface corrosion, which have been carefully cleaned off and treated. Not really noticeable, but worth mentioning. The bade has been protected in the scabbard and is in MINT condition, with perfect bright finish and all of the background burnishing in the motto. The ALCOSO makers mark is unusually on the same side as the blade motto, but is perfectly deeply etched. One of the best later RAD hewers I have owned.
A RARE EXAMPLE OF A KRIEGSMARINE MARKED K98 BAYONET WITH KRIEGSMARINE MARKED FROG. In the area of collecting K98 bayonets, this is quite a rarity. The crossguard of the bayonet is marked with the issue 'N' number for an NORDSEE (North) naval base, whilst the leather frog is stamped to the reverse with a lovely small eagle and swastika with the naval 'M' underneath. Bayonet is a standard K98 with bakelite grips. The original 'blued' finish is present throughout the bayonet, with a little wear to the high points on the pommel etc. Overall about 80%+ intact. The reverse crossguard is deeply stamped with 'N31475K'. Scabbard again has most of the original blued finish intact, and the top of the scabbard throat is stamped with 6886. Attached to the bayonet lug is a very nice original black leather bayonet frog. On the reverse is the small Kriegsmarine eagle and a maker mark. There is also a 42cm bullion dagger knot, wrapped around the frog in the middle. As far as I can see it has been there for a VERY long time, probably from issue, as the wear and condition is commensurate with this. Blade is unsharpened and undamaged. It is maker marked 'Coppel GMBH' This is the early mark for the Alexander Coppel firm, who then were known as Alcoso. Other side is numbered 9362 f. Again has most of the original black anodising finish, apart from very slight in & out wear marks. I can't remember the last time I had a specific Kriegsmarine K98 bayonet, and this is a very decent example.
A REAL GILDED EXAMPLE OF A LUFTWAFFE 2nd Patt LUFTWAFFE DAGGER. Officially these are not supposed to exist, but to quote from Tom Wittmann's Luftwaffe book "Beyond doubt, there are a few legitimate gilted examples which do reside in collections". This is one of them! A Luftwaffe General was entitled to wear gold trappings, and a few opted to have their standard dagger factory gilded. It was one of the things easily done in the 1930's when craftsmanship for this type of finish was quite accessible. The dagger has considerable gilt left on many places, especially on the reverse scabbard, where it's nearly complete. All other places show a pretty good finish remaining, especially in the recessed parts and places like the pebbled crossguard and eagle wing feathers. The most telling parts that how it's a true gilded piece are where the wear has been protected. Underneath the grip ferrel on the crossguard, underneath the crossguard and inside the pommel screw area. All these have 100% finish remaining. In addition the dagger comes with a pair of hangers in great condition, which have also had the same gilding process applied to the metal fittings. The dagger itself is a nice piece made by Weyersberg. A near mint blade and orange grip. A virtually identical dagger is pictured on pages 314/315 of Tom Wittmann's book. The gilt finish is identical, as are the wear areas on the scabbard fittings etc. This is a gilt wash finish too, and very identifiable from the Third Reich period. This is a very rare opportunity to acquire a unique dagger, one of only a handful known. I would have loved to have seen this dagger when it was new, it must have looked amazing!
A SET OF SILVER ALUMINIUM HANGERS FOR THIRD REICH NAVAL ADMINISTRATION. A very good set of hangers and rare to find, as most hangers are the gilded aluminium or brass types, which were worn by 99% of naval officers. The naval administration or Abteilungsverwaltung had silver rank insignia, not gold. This included the fittings to the naval dagger but NOT the dagger itself, which remained gilded brass. These are a super set of hangers in silver anodised aluminium. They are not quite a matched pair but very close. Quite often to find miss-matched hangers as one ( the short one) wore out much quicker than the long one as it took all the weight. Nice dark blue moire fabric straps with velvet backings. No wear evident. Lions head buckles and all clips are present and work. If you collect navy items, especially daggers, there is definitely a place for the silver hangers!
A SMALLER 'PRIVATE PURCHASE' POLICE STAG GRIP BAYONET. I have mentioned many times the huge assortment and variation of Police bayonets available. Also their interesting history of being re-issued etc. However, there were also a lot of Police bayonets made at the time, not re-issued and were produced in the 1934-142 period. This quite delicate Police dress bayonet is featured the 1938 Eickhorn sales catalogue alongside the bigger standard bayonet. It is item number 1320 and designated as 'extra fine'. It is perhaps 2/3 the size of an ordinary bayonet and lightweight as it's made of aluminium and then nickel plated. Nice birds head pommel with cast feather decorations, the crossguard has oakleaves on it. The smaller stag grips have an aluminium police eagle pinned to the middle. Black leather scabbard with nickel plated top and bottom fittings. The upper fitting has the bayonet lug and attached to that is the ORIGINAL black leather carrying frog. These are again smaller than the standard frog to fit the smaller and narrower blade/scabbard. The blade is lovely, perfectly nickel plated and in mint condition. The riccasso is stamped with the post 1938 Eickhorn squirrel trademark. A very nice, lightweight private purchase Police bayonet (probably worn by officers or senior NCO's)
A UNIQUE CHANCE TO OBTAIN ONE OF THE RAREST SA DAGGERS AT A FRACTION OF NORMAL RETAIL. I am very pleased to off this SA DAGGER WITH FULL ROHM DEDICATION!. This is made by EP&S who seemed to be one of the more ‘common’ producers of the Rohm dedication. If you have not seen it already, take some time to watch Tom Wittmann’s short seminar on SA and Rohm daggers. You can find the link on his web site, or just look on You Tube. He goes into great detail on the surprisingly different makers who DID produce the Rohm dedication blade. There are a couple of great shots of the EP&S blade, which is identical to this one. The exterior of this early SA (1934) is pretty much in mint condition. All nickel fittings of course. Grip is a lovely piece of hardwood and has definite ‘tiger strips’ to the grain. The nickel eagle and the SA button are in perfect condition. Lower crossguard is Gau marked ‘Sw’ for ‘Sud West’ with capital city as Stuttgart. The beautiful scabbard has all of the brown anodised finish and 100% of the original shellac lacquer. Amazing! Lower scabbard ball is perfect. Attached to the upper scabbard ring is the original short leather hanger with snub nosed nickel clip. Now onto the blade........Beautifully etched into the reverse of the blade is the FULL AND COMPLETE Rohm dedication along with the early EP&S full trademark. The blade is in near mint condition with all the cross grain polish and lovely grey background to all of the lettering in the dedication and trademark. To find a complete dedication is extremely rare, and these daggers have disappeared from the collecting market. All reference to Ernst Rohm was obliterated and destroyed under Hitlers orders, after Hitler had him murdered for treason in 1934. These Rohm blades should have been destroyed or defaced, but some were obviously hidden away and now provide a very rare find for collectors. The obverse of the blade carries the normal 'Alles fur Deutschland' etched motto, and the colour of this exactly matches the Rohm etch on the reverse. All the crossgrain polish remains in the background. At some time this dagger was exposed to slight moisture, probably in the grip and lower crossguard area. This has resulted in a very small patch of the blade becoming pitted. I have shown the area in the pictures. It is approximately a large thumb print in size and has affected that part of the blade surface. It does not extend down to or touch the “Alles” lettering and is completely contained to the upper corner of this blade. This is the only reason why this dagger is priced as such. Without this ‘blemish’ and it is just that, this would be a £4500+ dagger (ever more in the US, where they make $7000-8000). It’s a wonderful dagger at about 50% of its real cost. A great chance to own one of the RAREST Third Reich daggers.
A VERY EARLY HJ DAGGER WITH RARE MAKER AND MOTTO (OF COURSE!) I think Hitler Youth daggers remain as one of my favourites and I have been very luck recently to obtain some great examples. Here is another!! A very early example, from the 1934-35 period. High quality product and the blade has no riccasso to the blade, one of the sure signs of an early piece. It's also by a maker I have not encountered before, Ernst Mandleworth -Solingen. Their trademark is an eagle over two 'globes'. Dagger is nickel plated steel, with deeply chequered grips. Nice HJ diamond is deeply inset into the middle of the obverse grip. Nickle plating remains mostly intact and in very good condition. Being steel it's quite a heavy dagger. Scabbard retains a good proportion of the ORIGINAL black paint, and bother the belt leather and grip cross loop are in excellent shape. Popper works properly. The blade has been slightly sharpened and used over the years, but is in very good order, the motto 'Blut und Ehre' is very crisp and clear. The reverse blade has the films trademark stamped into the surface along with 'Ges Geschutz' underneath. Nice HJ and good example of a very early piece.
A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF AN EARLY SA DAGGER BY EP&S WITH 'HAND ERASED' ROHM PRESENTATION BLADE. To start with this is a really nice, untouched and uncleaned early SA dagger by the Ernst Pack and Sonne company. Dagger has all solid nickel fittings which have just toned down to a nice dull yellow patina. The dagger has never been taken apart. There is a mid-colour beautiful wood grip, which on EP&S daggers is slightly thinner and dainty. The SA button is perfect, the sold nickel grip eagle is untouched. Both crossguards fit the grip like a glove, no gaps or wood damage. The lower crossguard is Gau marked Nm for Nordmark. This region was in the very north of Germany, had a coastline and the capital city was the naval port of Kiel. Scabbard is in near perfect condition. The lower scabbard ball is undented. The scabbard body surface retains all of the original brown anodising and most of the original lacquer too. There is some slight aging to the surface due to handling etc. Now to the blade. The obverse is stone mint, with full crossgraining and burnishing in the Alles Fur Deutchland motto. Lovely surface. The reverse once bore the full presented inscription from Ernst Rohm! Due to his fall from grace and assignation by Hitler in 1934, all references to Rohm were banned, including the inscription on the daggers he presented. These inscriptions were removed in various ways. Returned to the factory for a professional job, or they were ground off locally or by the SA member himself. In these cases, the removal was done well or terribly, and I have seen some blades that have been so heavily ground, it's almost destroyed them. This removal has been done semi-professionally with a light, circular grinding motion across the complete surface, from top to bottom. The grinding has also taken off the top portion of the EP&S trademark, but has left enough of it, to easily make it out properly. The blade is still in great condition on the reverse, just looks like some weird Damascus pattern. Contrary to original thought on the numbers of Rohm SA daggers given out by Ernst Rohm. Ralf Seigert in his excellent SA book has formulated a table with the approximate number of daggers presented/issued and the numbers issued to each Gau. These figures have come from original source documents, so are as true as you can get. There were 125,960 Rohm daggers!!! A lot more than the 9,600 that was once thought. The SA Gruppe Nordmark had 4600 of these pieces. This is a very nice SA with some great history, and it is UNIQUE as no two of these erased Rohm pieces are the same.
ALCOSO 9” MINIATURE HUNTING ASSOCIATION DAGGER. From the 5 superb miniature daggers, that ONLY Alcoso produced in this size, the Hunting Association version is the second most difficult to obtain. (Navy is the rarest). Alcoso miniatures are absolutely superb and correct in every detail, but only 9” long! Photographed without a scale reference, you would assume they were full sized. Alcoso put the same effort and attention to detail in these products, as they did into the full sized versions. They are even made up of the same component parts, just in miniature! This Hunting Association miniature is a work of art. A beautiful tiny piece of antler stag has been chosen to make the grip. Cut to size it fits perfectly into the upper and lower fittings. The pommel cap is a casting of acorns ( same as the full size) and the pommel nut is in fact a tiny single acorn with screw thread. The crossguard and perfect clamshell are silver plated, with the clamshell depictions perfectly clear of a stag laying down with a doe to each side. Amazing detail! The scabbard has all of the original Morocco green leather covering with upper and lower scabbard fittings. The lower one, the same as it’s full sized cousin, has a perfect depiction of a beautiful standing stag in the forest with a sprig of oak leaves beneath. Again the detail is superb. The miniature 7” blade again mirrors it’s full sized version and is deeply double etched onto a nickel plated surface. Forest scenes with deer and other animals in both panels. The reverse riccasso has tiny Alcoso trademark of the name over the scales. A fantastic miniature and worthy of ANY collection, whether you collect miniatures or not.
ALCOSO MINIATURE LUFTWAFFE SWORD ON PROPELLER BASE. A desirable and rare miniature made by the ALCOSO company. For use as a paperweight and letter opener, This is the beautiful 9" miniature Luftwafffe sword permanently mounted on a steel propeller base. Heavy and impressive on any desk!! Alcoso were the formosr manufacturer of miniature daggers and swords during the Third Reich period. Their quality and attention to detail were second to none. This is an exact, small size version of the Luftwaffe sword in every way. Alcoso produced a definative set of miniatures, which consisted of the RAD Leaders dagger, a navy dagger, Forestry dagger, army dagger, 2nd. Luftwaffe dagger and the Luftwaffe sword. They also mounted the 2nd. Luftwaffe dagger and the Luftwaffe sword on these steel propellers. This has been used exactly as it was intended and the leather on the grip shows some wear. The grip wire is intact. The blade is slightly blunt from openeing all those letters!! The blade is marked with the early style of ALCOSO trademark. These are really nice pieces to display, and do not come along every day.Absolute bargain at this price.
ALL BRASS SA 'YOUTH' BUCKLE. 3rd TYPE. Identical to the larger, adult style buckle. Made of two pieces and soldered on the reverse. This type of youth buckle is 2/3 the size and fits on a nice smaller belt. All brass construction with steel claw and pin. Gilding remaining to the claw part. Really nice youth SA buckle.
ALUMINIUM WEHRMACHT PARADE BUCKLE WITH RARE ORIGINAL PATENT LEATHER BELT. I have had these lightweight aluminium buckles before, in fact sold one last week, however I have never had the original and correct leather belt that goes with it. Buckle is the usual two piece construction and it is in very good but obviously used condition. The belt is black patent leather on the outside with brown leather inner. The exterior is now slightly mottled, exactly how patent leather surface goes after many years. The black parade bayonet frogs do the same thing. The brown inside once had a cotton or cloth lining to it so that was against the uniform rather than smooth leather. The majority of this has now gone to time, but evidence of it remains at the ends of the belt and around the tongue. The inside adjuster is present and is marked with the belt size of 82. A nice combination of the correct pieces.
AN EARLY SA DAGGER BY EICKHORN-NUMBERED AND WITH ORIGINAL HANGER. This is a very nice example of an early production SA dagger by the prestigious Eickhorn company. The blade carries the early oval trademark, one of the types used around 1934-35. This one has the squirrel with the serrated tail. Of very high quality, this dagger is beautiful in its construction. Solid nickel fittings to the crossguards and scabbard fittings and these have developed a lovely slightly yellow patina. The grip seems to be oak and is in great condition with still some of the original shellac varnish on the surface. The reverse lower crossguard and top scabbard fitting have been deeply stamped with the matching numbers 2371. The numbers have been stamped over any Gau mark that would have been there. It’s impossible to see. The scabbard is in very good order. Lower fitting has had a little bump to the lower ball at some time. The scabbard body has virtually all of the original brown anodising finish, but no lacquer. The colour has darkened to near black in the middle due to handling over the years. Attached to the top scabbard ring is the original short brown leather hanger with nickel snap clip. The blade in thus example is VERY nice indeed. Apart from the usual one & out marks from the scabbard springs, the blade is in mint or near mint condition. All original cross grain polish visible and the dark grey finish to the lettering in the motto. An extremely nice example.
AN EARLY SA DAGGER WITH RARE MAKER - KONEJUNG. With over 240 different makers for the early SA daggers, there is a big variety! However, some of these makers were VERY small producers, and the acquisition of the rarer makers has become a task for a lot of collectors. All early SA's are made of quality materials, solid nickel crossguards and scabbard fittings for instance. The later period items, after the RZM became in control, were much more mass-produced and used poorer quality raw materials etc, as the constraints of the war took over. A nice conditioned RZM SA is still a great dagger though! This has early solid nickel upper and lower crossguards, with nickel upper and lower scabbard fittings. The lower crossguard is stamped with the Gau mark He, which is for Hessen. An area to the west of Germany, with Frankfurt as it's capital. Dark hardwood grips with the SA button and grip eagle deeply inset. There are 2 very small hairline cracks in the woods surface, beside the SA button and at the bottom near the crossguard. No material missing and not an issue, I have just mentioned them for descriptions sake. Grip has a nice colour and is in great condition otherwise. The scabbard retains all of the original brown 'anodised' surface, with a little lacquer in the edges, the surface is slightly rough from handling over the past 80+ years, but nice nonetheless. All original scabbard screws are present. Blade is in excellent condition overall, with most of the original crossgrain polish still evident and very clear. Nice. clean surfaces. The SA motto is deep and clear, with burnishing in the background. The reverse of the blade is in similar condition and up beside the crossguard, the makers name of HERM. KONEJUNG A.G. SOLINGEN is etched into the surface. This maker has a trademark of a pair of spectacles! These are etched into the middle of the logo. This maker is judged to be on the scare of 6 rarity with approx.12000 daggers being made. A very nice SA with unusual trademark etc.
AN EARLY, ALL NICKEL LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS SWORD WITH HANGER. Perhaps my favourite Third Reich period sword as the design is so distinctive. It incorporates the ‘flying’ aspects of the Luftwaffe but takes its design lead from Teutonic period weapons. Down-swept crissguard, large round pommel. Worn by senior NCO’s and all Officers, this parade sword was introduced around 1934. The early ones, like this, were made of high quality materials brass/nickel etc. Later ones were in a plated alloy and of course all brushed aluminium. Originally they all had an integral crescent leather hanger permanently attached to the two scabbard rings, but sadly with time and wear/degradation, this hanger breaks off and is lost forever. This sword still has the hanger, and the original owner has decided to carve his initials into it, these are 'LM'. Nickel pommel with brass inset swastikas. Leather bound grip with dual 'springy' wires. Scabbard has blue leather covering with a few scuffs here and there. Bottom chape of the scabbard has some dents etc to the surface and edge. Must have been bashed around a bit in wear. The blade is in very good order, it is nickel plated with a few old finger mark smudges here and there. The maker of this sword is F & A HELBEIG of STEINBACH. Their trademark etc is always quite lightly etched into the blade surface, although this one is quite clear. On some of their other blades, 1st Luftwaffe for instance, it is so lightly etched, you can hardly read it! A very good overall example of a Luftwaffe sword and priced competitively.
AN EXAMPLE OF THE LONG Pattn. “ PIONEER” DRESS BAYONET. Another one of the misnomas that exist within our hobby. There is no evidence from the period reference material that a dress bayonet was produced especially for Pioneer regiments etc. This type of bayonet without a quillion is shown in several period catalogues, and is just designated as a different pattern of dress bayonet. The logical thinking was a marketing attempt to do something a bit different, but it proved not to be very popular and didn’t sell in great numbers. These are therefore more unusual, and the etched versions are really rare and highly collectible. This is a ‘standard’ long variety and it’s in pretty good shape. Nickel plating has remained intact over the surfaces and the chequered grips are perfect. Scabbard has a good coat of black paint and there are no dents etc. Blade is remarkably clean, again with all the nickel plating. There seems to have been an attempt to carefully sharpen the very edge, but it’s been extremely well done and is hardly noticeable. There is NO maker on the blade, which is unusual too. Overall a good example and priced accordingly. Rare bayonet still.
AN IMPERIAL GERMAN PRIVATE PURCHASE HUNTING ASSOCIATION FIGHTING KNIFE WITH ORIGINAL PORTAPEE. This is a lovely knife which was one of the types you could purchase yourself from retailers. It’s in the form of a little Hunting knife with a deer hoof as the grip. However it’s obviously been designed to be used as a type of trench knife too and many examples of these are shown in the catalogues of the period. However, it seems this one never made it to the front as it still has its ORIGINAL sold green Imperial portepee ties around the leather scabbard. It’s actually stitched in place at the back and you can see the discolouration to the leather scabbard if you lift the portapee up and see underneath. This knot has been on there for 100 years! So this owner was definitely in the Hunting Association of the time and wore this dagger with the green knot as part of his uniform.(I have included 2 period pictures of WW1 soldiers wearing similar knives) Blade is in good shape with a little staining. There is a maker mark stamped into one side. Consists of crossed swords(or flags) with a crown above and the letters 'I R' on each side. Super little knife!
AN OPPORTUNITY TO OWN AN ORIGINAL SS OFFICERS DAGEN This is a classic and 100% text-book example of the 1936 SS Officers parade dagen. Up until this time, the dagger was in wear (introduced in 1933/34) but Officers wore a variety of semi-official parade swords, including silver lion's heads and various other types. Himmler authorised this unique 'D' guard type of sword to be worn from 1936 onwards. The early (like this one) nickel swords had amazing workmanship as well as high quality materials. The SS officers sword are unique in the fact that you cannot take them apart! The top pommel hides a sealed cap underneath. Inside that are two locking nuts which hold the grip to the tang. In many cases the SS runes button on the grip, is pinned right through the blade tang, and you can't remove that without destroying the seal and cap inside the pommel!! This is a beautiful example of a dagen. Measures " overall, so was for quite a tall officer (you don't get short SS men!) The nickel 'D' guard and hilt are all in near perfect condition. The black ebony grip has no damage whatsoever, and the silver grip wire is in perfect condition. The round solid nickel SS runes button is deeply and perfectly set into the grip. No chips and no damage. Underneath the crossguard the little SS runes mark or 'SS-Kulturzeichen' is stamped into the metal. This is also stamped into the top scabbard throat mount. The rest of the scabbard fittings are in excellent condition and the scabbard body is straight as a die, with no dents or bends and it still retains 85% of the original factory paint. The lower scabbard fitting has no screws and is one of the factory 'push fit' types. The long single edged blade is in perfect condition, with no nicks or damage. It retains its dull polished lustre. There is a very nice white leather blade buffer. As with many SS Officer dagens, there is no maker on the blade. Very common. No idea why, but then again we also don't know why there are no makers on SS 1936 chained blades or those of the Red Cross either. A quality SS dagen. A proper example, not cleaned or messed with and 200% original.
AN UNUSUAL THIRD REICH ARMBAND.....HJ? I must admit I have not come across this form or type of armband before, and despite, checking all my references, I cannot positively identify it. This and another identical one were found in the Channel Islands some years ago and purchased there in a local auction. Upon initial inspection it's very similar to a normal Hitler Youth armband, with the distinctive swastika set at a 45 degree angle, identical to the HJ ones. However, it does not have the corresponding white band, either woven into the red material, or sometimes applied separately. The armband I red lightweight cotton/linen with a separately applied woven swastika on a white background. The armband is sewn together with the same grey/blue cotton, that's been used to sew the swastika 'patch' onto the red background. Very professionally done, and absolutely period. Very unusual, never seen another like it.
ARMY DAGGER WITH STRAPS AND KNOT-RECENTLY FOUND. A very good example of an army dagger by Eickhorn, with the post 1938 trademark. This is part of a small collection of edged weapons that were re-discovered recently after being stored in a portacabin for 5 years. The outside conditions have slightly affected the straps, but not much else. Dagger has nice nickel plated fittings and a dent free scabbard. A lovely dark orange grip with the original portapee tied around the crossguard. The crossguard is the 2nd? type used by Eickhorn with a smooth curved top to the eagles beak. Blade is virtually mint with all of the original crossgrain present. The Eickhorn trademark is positioned underneath the eagle and swastika crossguard. There are a nice set of bullion and green velvet straps which have the leather re-enforced top tabs. The buckles are slightly oxidised with exposure to a damp environment. A really nice looking army complete 'rig'. Eickhorn products are always popular with collectors.
ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER WITH STRAPS AND KNOT - BY WmW Waffen. A reasonably unusual dagger maker, WmW stands for Waffenfabrik Max Weyersberg a Solingen maker. Not commonly found. The dagger itself is in 'as found' condition, and has not been cleaned or polished. I purchased it as is. Dagger has a nice white/cream celluloid grip and nickel plated fittings throughout. Crossguard is a 'generic type' according to Mr. Wittmann's great book. Wrapped around the pommel, grip and crossguard is the original 42cm bullion knot. This has honestly seen better days and is very frayed in all the pressure areas. However, it was on it when I got it, so have left it there for continuity. Perhaps an upgrade will look much better! Scabbard has perhaps 70% of the silver finish remaining, but no dents or damage. Blade is slightly grey all over and perhaps could do with a good polish as it's a steel type with no nickel plating. The WmW Waffen is deeply stamped into the reverse of the blade, un near the crossguard. There are a decent set of original army straps with the dagger, and from the look of the dagger and the straps, these are the ones that have been with it always. A good honest, untouched dagger which is complete and as found.
BAHNSCHUTZ 2nd Pattn. DAGGER WITH ORIGINAL STRAPS AND ORIGINAL KNOT BY EICKHORN. I am really pleased to offer this lovely dagger which is complete with it’s really rare accessories, the correct hangers and bullion knot! Acquired during my recent trip to America and was direct purchase from a collectors family. It was originally acquired/purchased in Germany just after the war and has been in America ever since. These are rare daggers, and ones made by Eickhorn seem to be the norm and a collectors favourite!(although there were other makers) This one has not been touched and whilst not stone mint, is in wonderful condition throughout. The round ball pommel, crossguard and ferrell are made of aluminium, whist the scabbard is steel with bright aluminium plating. The black celluloid grip is perfect. Has 70+ years of dust resting in the grooves! Tied in the correct manner is the terribly rare Bahnschutz bullion knot. This has a silver weave with interspersed black flecks running symmetrically around it. Knot is in virtually mint condition with no wear. This is a $1000 knot on its own! The aluminium plated steel scabbard has some age spotting on parts of the surface and some grime and age on the edges between the scabbard bands. Just adds to the 100% originality. The blade has the post 1938 Eickhorn squirrel etched on the reverse side. Blade is mint with all cross-grain polish. Accompanying the dagger are the original hanging straps. These are the type with the oval oakleaf buckles and standard ‘army type’ plain grey snap clips. The hangers have silver bullion fronts with twin black lines running the full length. The reverse is covered in plush black velvet. These hangers are in beautiful condition and match the condition of the dagger and knot exactly. This is a unique opportunity to buy a complete dagger that has never been in a collection here and has remained together since the war. Whilst this is expensive, it’s good value for money compared to others listed in the US etc, which don’t even have either the hangers/knot.
BAHNSCHUTZ OFFICERS BELT AND BUCKLE WITH 25 YEAR COMMEMORATIVE GOBLET. An interesting pair of items, purchased together from a market in Germany. Consists of a Third Reich Bahnschutz (Railway) officers service belt and original gilded alloy buckle. Black leather belt is sewn to the buckle with an adjustable femail fitting claw that slides and adjusts. Buckle shows considerable wear and use and has lost perhaps 50% of the original fire gilt. Makers details on the reverse. Assman/DRGM/40. The accompanying silver plated goblet is approx 9” high and was given to this Officer by his particular railway group Ortsgruppe Nr 410, for 25 years service! There is this beautiful shield as part of the goblet and features the Bahnschutz winged railway wheel symbol. I have never seen this type of goblet before but as this was not a military organisation, no long service medals could be given, only things like this. I would imagine this officer would could have served in WW1 or was perhaps already in the railways then. 25 years from 1918 is 1943! A great combination and hopefully will be kept together.
BEAUTIFUL MIINIATURE LUFTWAFFE DAGGER BY SMF WITH MINI KNOT! This is a wonderful example of the miniature 2nd Pattn Luftwaffe dagger made by SMF. This one also has the delicate tiny bullion portepee that originally came with all of these daggers. In beautiful condition throughout, this miniature was given away as an advertising ‘freebie’ and has the company logo of ‘MIAG’ etched on the blade. (MIAG Mühlenbau und Industrie Aktiengesellschaft was a mechanical engineering company from Braunschweig, Germany started in 1925, which was acquired by Bühler in 1976). Dagger has a deep yellow grip wrapped with silver wire. All hilt fittings are in mint condition and cast in antiqued aluminium. There is a tiny miniature Luftwaffe portepee wrapped around the grip ferrel. A terribly rare original accessory as these inevitably break and are lost to time. Scabbard is the typical flatter type as used on all these SMF miniatures. It still retains nearly all the original grey/blue finish. Blade is nickel plated and in stone mint condition. Obverse has the MIAG letters, reverse has the SMF logo and DRGM below. A really magnificent miniature.
BEAUTIFUL NAVY DAGGER BY 'ADOLF BRAUN' WITH KNOT. A really nice example of this unusually marked navy dagger. Adolf Braun was not the maker, but a large uniform and equipment distributor in Berlin. They were a retail wholesaler and took orders from service personnel and fulfilled them elsewhere. Looking at the dagger closely, I think this is actually made by Eickhorn, and then marked by Adolf Braun, who's name is deeply stamped into the riccasso. You could virtually order anything from them, so there are many different daggers army, Luftwaffe etc, all stamped by them as supplied. In great condition, this has a cream celluloid grip with twisted brass wire. There is an original 42cm navy knot tied around the pommel and crossguard. Nice brass fittings throughout, with 50%+ of the original fire gilt remaining. Very nice brass scabbard with no damage. Blade is stone mint, with full nickel plated surfaces. Has trade name and BERLIN stamped into riccasso. The blade is a standard, twin fuller type with needle sharp point. The blade is plain with no etching. It's interesting to know that having an etched blade was a COST option, so if you were on a budget and a hard-up midshipman, then you just had a plain blade! A great addition to a navy collection as these Braun marked examples are quite scarce.
BROWN LEATHER THIRD REICH SWORD HANGER. This is a nice fairly long hanger for a Third Reich Officers sword. Suitable for both Dove head and Lion's head swords. Clips to steel loop on back of scabbard and then attaches to belt. Lighter brown leather in very good condition with steel top clip and steel snap clip. Great to complete your sword display.
BULLION 42cm KNOT FOR KRIEGSMARINE DRESS DAGGER. A very nice example of the silver aluminium bullion knot, predominantly used on the Kriegsmarine daggers, both Third Reich and Weimar. This seems to have been on a dagger but no fraying or wear marks. Nice thick bullion cords don’t will tie well. Ball has the ‘puckered’ insert so often (but not always!) associated with navy knots. Nice original accessory.
CLASSIC EARLY SA BY EICKHORN EX-ROHM WITH EARLY MARK. This is a very good example of an early maker SA dagger that was originally presented by Ernst Rohm. Made by Eickhorn, it has the early small oval trademark used from 1933-1935, and is placed very near the crossguards.This is one of about 8 or 9 very similar trademarks used by Eickhorn at this time.(this one has a smooth upright tail and no eyes in the squirrel) Each one very slightly different. The smaller size a position was to fit in the complete Rohm etching that would have been on the reverse of this blade. As per Hitlers instructions after Rohm was murdered, this Rohm dedication was completely removed from the blade surface. This example has been beautifully factory done, and the blade re-polished. Not trace of the etch remains, but the profite of the blade and thickness has been altered. The dagger is a beautiful example of Eickhorn's quality workmanship and use of materials. Perfect fitting crossguards, lovely wood grip. The lower Crossguard is stamped with the Gau letters Wf for Westfalen . A region in Western Germany with Cologne it's capital. It is also stamped UNDERNEATH the guard with the number 9, known as a benchmark stamp. This would have identified the worker who made it. Scabbard has a pretty good finish, but there is a little wear to the surface of the brown anodising due to probably hand wear when being worn. The blade is a pristine example, with all factory crossgrain polish and the dark burnishing in the motto letters.
COMPLETE ARMY DAGGER 'RIG', HANGERS AND KNOT. This is a very nice looking army officers dagger with a cream celluloid grip. Dull nickel plated fittings to the pommel, crossguard and scabbard. All in excellent condition. No damage to grip, crossguard is the 'generic' type with flat beaked eagles head. There is an original 42cm knot tied in the correct fashion, it's in near mint condition. Blade is completely plain, with no maker. Scabbard is near mint with no dents or plate lifting. There is a nice set of army hangers with this piece. They have seen a little wear, with some slight fraying to the sides but are fine in every respect. These are 'de-luxe' hangers with metal swing tops and 'push in' bottom clips. Green velvet backings. A good, solid army dagger with all accessories.
COMPLETE LONG FIRE DRESS BAYONET WITH FROG AND KNOT. These are an integral part of any Third Reich collection, this is a very nice example of a standard issue long parade bayonet. It’s in exceptional condition with all the nickel on the plated hilt and crossguard as well as the black paint on the scabbard being complete and in great condition. It also has its original carrying frog and the correct (and rare) fire department red/silver portepee. Blade is nickel plated and stone mint. Stamped into the riccasso is ‘A Ziegler Giengen on Brenz’. This is obviously a uniform or equipment shop. However, a quick internet search and Giengen on Brenz is a lovely town on the river Brenz in eastern Baden-Wittenberg! It now becomes an interesting sidearm with identification. A nice example.
COMPLETE SAWBACK FIRE DEPT. BAYONET WITH FROG AND KNOT. Whist a standard Fire Department sidearm is still quite common the version with a sawback/sawtooth blade is quite rare. This is a fine example and is made by the Ernst Pack & Sohne company. EP&S were quite unique in the fact that all of their bayonet types had off-set bolts/rivets on their grips. No idea why, just the way they made them I suppose, but you can look at a dozen bayonets on a table and pick out the EP&S ones instantly. This Fire Dept piece has the off-set grip rivets. Bayonet is quite heavy steel and then nickel plated. The plating remains very good on all surfaces. The steel scabbard has 99% of the original paint and there is an original dark brown leather frog attached. Wrapped around the frog, and set in place as it's been there for ever, is the original Fire Department portepee or knot. This has a black leather strapping with silver wire running through it. The bottom ball is coloured red and silver bullion. Nice knot! The blade is the longer variety, nickel plated with the saw-back teeth running along the top edge. The EP&S trademark is deeply stamped into the blade riccasso. A very nice example of this type.
COTTON 'BEVO' TYPE NSDAP PARTY ARMBAND. You can see this has been removed from a jacket or shirt as there is still most of the thread around the edges! armband is open, ie the ends are not sewn together and it's obviously been removed from something. Red thick cotton body with a circular white cotton centre with the black swastika woven into the white fabric 'bevo' style. In used but very good condition overall.
EARLY 1933 SS DAGGER , NUMBERED & WITH PARTIAL ERASED ROHM BLADE. SS daggers are always immensely popular, and whilst this dagger is not a mint example but in excellent collectable condition, it has virtually everything collectors are looking for, with the huge added bonus that it displays the original owners SS number, and it is listed and researchable!!! Fantastic stuff. To start with the dagger is made by EICKHORN, the premium manufacturer of Rohm and Himmler SS daggers. The blade has the very small, early Eickhorn trademark right up close to the crossguard. All the solid nickel fittings on this dagger has been period 'dull chrome' plated. This is not unusual, but no idea why. Tom Wittmann mentions this fact in his wonderful SS book on page 42 , where he categorically states the identity of other Rohm daggers of this period that have had the chrome plating applied. Both crossguards, and all the scabbard fittings are plated. There is quite a lot of wear to these surfaces, with age and surface scratches throughout, showing how old this process is. Even the metal snap clip has been chrome plated. The solid black ebony grip has a nice enamel SS button, and a nickel eagle in the middle of the grip. Ebony is very brittle and there are two medium sized chips in the grip. One on the upper reverse and another on the lower reverse edges. It is possible to have these repaired, however these have been done a VERY long time ago, and in my opinion add to the character of the dagger. The reverse of the lower crossguard is stamped with the Roman numeral district 'I'. Also and most importantly, under the crossguard and next to the blade aperture are the numbers '4066'. Many SS daggers were marked by their original owners, but very,very few are traceable as most are enlisted men and not officers. Only SS Officers are easily checked as their number should appear in the period Dienstalterliste.(service list) THIS ONE DOES! It appears in the 1937 Dienstalterliste and his name was Heinz Pape, Obersturmführer, born 28.12.10. listed as in SS 88th Standarte. This is the total amount of research I have done on it, so I will leave it to the new owner to go further if they want to. The scabbard has these chrome plated fittings. All the original screws are there. The adonised surface looks to have been slightly enhanced over time, but all looks original, just not as clean and smooth as it was in 1933! The lower ball has some small dents, but nothing serious. The blade is in Exc++ condition, with most of the original crossgrain polish present, but with some odd old fingerprint smears etc here and there. The SS motto is deep and clear, a typical Eickhorn etch. The reverse bears the small Eickhorn trademark, along with the remains of the Rohm dedication. The original owner has opted to just have the Rohm signature removed and this has been done reasonably well. The rest of the etched dedication is very clear and deep. Attached to the upper scabbard ring is an original short black leather SS hanger, with nickel clip. This is a nice dagger, with HUGE character. It's an early '33 dagger, and has been through the Rohm purge. It is also completely attributed to Herr Heinze Pape, and his research should prove interesting, adding further value to this dagger.
EARLY 1st Pattn. LUFTWAFFE DAGGER WITH CHAINS BY SMF. A very good example of an uncleaned, early 1ST Luftwaffe officers dagger. Dark blue leather covered grip and scabbard contract with the dull silver nickel fittings. Crossguard and pommel have brass inset swastikas. Grip has triple twisted wire wrap. Very smooth dark blue leather to the scabbard body. A very nice set of all nickel chains and belt clip. These are the type of chains with small 'flatter' connecting rings, rather than just plain round ones. Blade is a near mint, heavily nickel plated type. The seated king SMF logo is etched into the blade near the crossguard. A nice example. Would clean up to a bright finish if you so desired I imagine.
EARLY ALCOSO NAVY DAGGER COMPLETE WITH KNOT AND ORIGINAL HANGERS. This is a very nice, used example of an early navy dagger produced by Alcoso. All brass construction, with early type pommel and the unique crossguard pattern with the diamond in the middle. White celluloid grip which is quite grubby with dirt residue in the grip wire grooves.There is an 'original to the piece' 42cm bullion knot tied around the grip and crossguard. This has obviously been there for ever and shows some fraying at the obvious wear points. Looks great though and adds character to the dagger. Scabbard is solid brass and is in good condition with just a few carrying bumps etc. The blade is a sailing ship' etc, which was the most common type used on Alcoso daggers. Blade is in very nice order, with clear etching and no issues. The dagger is complete with a good set of original, early naval hangers. These feature the early all brass buckles and fittings and match the age/condition of the dagger perfectly. This is not a mint set, and is priced accordingly, but in my opinion, this set has always been together and is a great example of a proper 'as used dagger' in collectable condition.
EARLY ALL NICKEL 1st Pattn. LUFTWAFFE DAGGER BY KLAAS. Always a favourite dagger with me and with collectors. This is a great example of an early example by Robert Klaas. Looking at the construction it seems to been made around 1935/36. The all nickel pommel and crossguard are in great condition and the brass swastikas still have at least 50% of the original gilt on the surfaces. The blue Morocco leather on the grip and scabbard is in great shape. The triple grip wires on the grip are in perfect condition. Scabbard is in great shape and has all nickel fittings. The solid nickel chains are attached to the scabbard rings by little ‘S’ shaped clips. This is a feature usually found on the long DLV dagger, or the transitional DLV/1st Luft pieces. Nice touch! The blade is a highly nickel plated type and in near perfect condition, near mint. There is a very small edge ‘nick’ just underneath the crossguard. The remnants of an old hit during a child souvenir fight, or similar. It is very small and hardly noticeable, but mentioned here for note. The Klaas trademark of the twin ‘kissing Cranes’ is stamped into the blade under the crossguard. A very nice Luftwaffe dagger, uncleaned, not polished and in really great shape.
EARLY DLV BELT BUCKLE WITH LEATHER TAB. An uncommon buckle to find which dates this organisation to the years of its formation in the early 1930’s. The Deutche Luft Verband was effectively an illegal ‘volunteer’ airforce set up in contravention if the Versailles Treaty imposes on Germany after its defeat in WW1. Members were trained in all aspects of flying in this ‘club’. It later became the NSFK and then was absorbed into the Luftwaffe. Buckle is solid nickel metal (not aluminium) stamped in one piece. Has oval of oakleaves with the small stubby winged eagle and swastika used by the DLV. The reverse adjusting claw still has the leather tab sewn to it. There is evidence of a maker and possibly a date, but age has worn away the detail and it’s unreadable. A nice and rare little buckle. Would look great with a DLV display/dagger of the same vintage.
EARLY DLV FLYERS KNIFE-AS FOUND AND UNCLEANED. Acquired via a contact in Wales, this DLV, early knife has been left in the condition it was found in. I did clean up the leather surfaces a little as there was a lot of dirt on the surfaces. The metal/nickel fittings have been covered in a red type patina. This is all over the dagger and I am sure will clean off, if you so desire. Both crossguard enamel swastikas are 100% perfect with NO chipping! one of the top handle grip rings has broken, but is still there, just split. easily mended or replaced if desired. Scabbard is fine and has all of the original screws etc. The DLV symbol (not the NSFK winged man) is deeply stamped into the scabbard throat. There is a leather hanger and correct snap clip attached to the scabbard ring. It looks to be original to the dagger, but is not the one normally found. It's very old though, so could be a period replacement. Blade is very good, has crossgraining and the SMF logo is etched into the blade. There seems to have been a bit of corrosion around and underneath the crossguard/blade area, but this has been cleaned off. Overall a very presentable flyers dagger, priced accordingly.
EARLY FIRST PATTERN RLB WOOL ARMBAND. This is an early item and is slightly different to the ones I have had before. The dark blue armband itself is made of wool and has the 1st type of RLB insignia embroidered onto it. The wool body is very similar to the fabric used on the red party armbands but of a higher quality fine 'serge' material.. It's suffered a little from moth over the years, and the surface has various 'tracks' running across the fabric and a small hole to the front.. The RLB insignia features the star with the RLB letters and the small swastika underneath. This is from the early 1930's so has done well to survive these past 80 odd years. A nice, very early variation.
EARLY HITLER YOUTH DAGGER WITH MOTTO. CARL SCHMIDT. A good but well used early HJ dagger by the more unusual maker CARL SCHMIDT & SOHN SOLINGEN. Blade is a early no riccasso type, with a little staining to the surface from age and use, but no other damage, with a very clear ‘Blut und Ehre’ motto. The hilt and crossguard assembly are nickel plated steel, so quite heavy. The plating is nearly all complete. Grip plates are chequered and no damage. The HJ enamel diamond is deeply set into the grip recess. Scabbard has a mixture of paint and the original under blueing, some of the paint has chipped off due to use and age, revealing the anodised finish underneath. No other dents or damage. The black leather belt loop and cross strap with popper, are in good condition. Popper works, but the little cross strap is a little fragile with age and use. I would suggest you leave the loop open, and not use the popper all the time. A very decent, early HJ knife.
EARLY HITLER YOUTH DAGGER WITH MOTTO. HARTKOPF.& Co. I continue to seek out and buy decent Hitler Youth knives, both with and without mottos. They are becoming harder and harder to find in good, clean condition. We all have to remember that these were 'used' properly. If you were a HJ member, this was your 'scout knife', a utility tool and was used as such. To find a nice HJ after 70+ years, is therefore quite hard. I purchased at the weekend and it's a very nice example of an early dagger by HARTKOPF & Co. Their trade make is stamped on the reverse of the blade 2 'Devil's Heads!. Hilt is nickel plated steel and has 60% of the plating remaining. Black chequered grips, with a very nice HJ diamond inset. Scabbard has most of the original black paint and the brown leather belt loop and cross strap with popper fixing are in excellent condition. Blade has no riccasso, and the Blut und Ehre motto is etched into the obverse surface. A very good example of a properly 'used' HJ knife.
EARLY HITLER YOUTH KNIFE WITH MOTTO. Another nice early HJ dagger purchased in America. This is a very early type, no riccasso on the blade and made by HERM. KONEJUNG AG. Their trademark is a pair of spectacles, and in addition to HJ daggers, they made early SA daggers too. Quite a rare maker. Steel based hilt and crossguard which is nickel plated. Nice chequered grips with an inset enamel HJ diamond. Scabbard has most of the original anodised or blued finish. The black leather belt loop and cross loop are fine and supple. The popper works well. The blade has been used over the years, and there is a little bit of sharpening. They were MEANT to be used! The motto is etched into the obverse of the blade and is still very clear. The trademark etc is on the reverse. A good example of an early HJ.
EARLY HITLER YOUTH MEMBERS ARMBAND-MULTI CONSTRUCTION. A very good example of an early HJ armband in high quality materials. Red and white cotton body in quite heavy cotton. White diamond is in thicker 'moire' ribbed cotton material, as used on early flags and political armbands. The black swastika is also in thick 'moire' ribbed cotton strips. this is all sewn together and onto the body of the armband. Has been on a tunic or shirt as there is evidence of cotton treads etc. The ends are now completely open and not sewn together. Very hard to find decent examples of these now. Collectors seems to love them!
EARLY HJ DAGGER WITH MOTTO BY ANTON WINGEN Jr. Hitler Youth knives continue to be very popular with collectors, and hopefully this one will be too! An early example with a non-riccasso blade. Heavy steel hilt with nickel plating. Nice pair of chequered grips with a deeply inset HJ diamond with no chipping. Scabbard retains the original finish and the black leather belt loop and cross retaining strap with popper snap clip, are in good condition, still very supple. Blade is very clean, it has seen some use, and a little sharpening confined to the very edge. The Blut und Ehre motto is etched into the surface and is still nice a clear. The reverse blade has the small Anton Wingen Jr logo stamped into the surface. A nice solid, decent example.
EARLY NSKK DAGGER WITH 'NAME ONLY' ERASED ROHM BLADE. This a great dagger and represents a dark part of German history. Ernst Rohm was head of the SA/NSKK in the early 1930's, but became too powerful and a threat to Hitler, so he had him murdered in prison in July 1934. Hitler ordered that all traces of Rohm to be removed from everything!! This included the SA and NSKK daggers Rohm had given out to 1000's of his followers. The Inscription on the back of these daggers was either removed completely or the name was just taken out. FULL Rohm daggers are now extremely rare, but so are the name only or partial erased Rohm blades, as MOST were completely ground off. This is a great dagger that has not been cleaned in possibly 70 years and has a great patina all over the nickel parts etc, which have gone a dark yellow. The grip wood is a nice walnut colour and has no cracks or slivers missing. The scabbard has been period painted black to designate a NSKK member (scabbards were always HAND painted, they were not factory finished until the later RZM daggers) The paint has flaked in places, but is basically 65% there. Blade is the main part of this and the obverse is very nice indeed with the SA motto still in super shape with all the background burnishing. The reverse has a nice clear and deep Rohm dedication, the signature part has been carefully, but quite crudely, polished out. However, you can still see some of the edges of the signature. The removal process has also taken off 50% of the makers trademark, but you can still see the distinctive form for the EP&S company (Ernst Pack and Sonne). A great example of this historic dagger.
EARLY NSKK/SA DAGGER BY EICKHORN WITH ERASED ROHM BLADE. This is a nice, and early dagger with the very small Eickhorn trademark used on Ernst Rohm blades from the 1933-34 period. Dagger is in untouched and uncleaned condition with all of the solid nickel fittings having a nice dull yellow patina. The grip is a nice piece of oak (it seems) and the SA button and grip eagle are in perfect condition. The lower crossguard is Gau marked Ho for Hochland which was in southern Germany. This was originally made as a SA dagger but has been period painted as the member was in the early NSKK. The scabbard has been hand painted in black gloss, which after 80 odd years has chipped off in places, revealing the brown adonisation underneath. NSKK daggers were only factory painted when the RZM period came along, up until then they were all 'retro-finished' and painted black by their owners. The obverse of the blade is very clean indeed with a vast amount of the original crossgraining present. There are a couple of grey stains, which seem to be old grease that has sat on the blade. The Alles fur Deutchland motto is deep and crisp, with some background grey in the letters. The reverse blade once had the full Rohm dedication running along the spine. This has been completely removed by the original owner, and fairly crudely done with a grinder. There are just a couple of bits of lettering just visible, but otherwise, as per the instructions of the time, it's all been removed. There were over 125,000 Rohm SA/NSKK daggers presented. were issued to the Hochland Gau. A nice looking and historical dagger.
EARLY RLB OFFICERS ARMBAND -1st TYPE STAR. A really good example of the first type of RLB Officers armband in blue cotton with 'bevo' type badge. This one features the 1st type of RLB star with the RLB letters in the middle and a small swastika underneath. Made of high quality sky blue cotton, the badge is actually woven as part of the whole cotton armband, a very clever process. All the colours are perfect and the armband is in near mint condition. The rank insignia for the officer is designated by twin lines of bullion rank 'tress' machine sewn to the top and bottom of the armband. These early RLB types have become difficult to find, and this one has come from an old British collection accumulated in the 1960's and 70's.
EARLY SA DAGGER WITH RARE MAKER AND ORIGINAL HANGER. I enjoy buying, collecting and selling these early SA daggers. When they were first made in the early 1930’s, a huge cottage industry grew in and around Solingen to meet the demand from the growing SA organisation, which eventually reached over 6 million members! As well as the established large Solingen makers who had been around since WW1 and before, much smaller enterprises turned their hands to making these SA daggers. As a result of this there are over 200 DIFFERENT makes to find and collect! Some factories produced 1000's, some just a few 100, and are therefore extremely rare and sought after. This dagger was made by one of the smaller makers GIESEN & FORSHOFF. Their trademark being a diamond on it's side with a stick figure holding the letters G and F in each hand!! This company was formed in 1920, and made cutlery, pocket knives and razors. They only made a few SA daggers in the Third Reich era (according to J.Anthony Carter's wonderful book) Dagger is in uncleaned condition and has toned to a dull yellow. Nice brown hardwood grip with SA button and nickel eagle. Lower crossguard is stamped with the Gau mark Ns for Niedersachsen, which was in the north of Germany with Hanover as the capital. Scabbard has toned nickel upper and lower fittings. The upper fitting has the original brown leather short hanger with nickel snap clip. The scabbard body has lost most of the original brown anodising colouring, and is perhaps 30% remaining. No other faults. Blade is extremely bright and clean with most of the crossgrain polish present. The tip is just slightly discoloured, a little grey, but there is no damage, nicks or pitting anywhere. Nice blade really. This maker is graded as a 8/10 on the rarity scale. I have never had this maker before as far as I can remember. A good investment, and if you collect by maker and don't have this one, jump in!!
EARLY SA DAGGER WITH RARE MAKER AND TRIPLE HANGER. A very nice example of an all nickel, early SA dagger by CARL SCHMIDT & SOHN AG. Their trademark is a little house within a circle. A RARE maker rated 9 out of 10, around 1000 daggers ever made. In overall near perfect condition with all of the anodising and most of the protective lacquer on the scabbard. The original early 3-piece marching hanger is attached to the scabbard ring. Leather is in great shape. Mid-brown hardwood grip with nickel eagle and enamel SA button. There are two very small ‘bruises’ on the wood grip. Blade is in typical ‘American’ condition, being stone mint with no smudges or fingerprints. All cross-grain polish is present and the motto and trademark retain their deep etch colour. A super SA!!
EARLY SA SMALL HANGER, CLIP AND BELT LOOP. These are very popular with collectors wishing to complete their early SA dagger. Personally when I get a SA dagger with the strap on it, I leave it there, but obviously these are taken off by someone! Anyway, this is a nice all nickel, early short hanger, suitable for the early , maker marked SA daggers. Brown leather strap is very serviceable, a little cracked with some age, but totally solid. It is complete with the belt loop and D ring. A nice little hanger and difficult to find.
EARLY UNCLEANED LUFTWAFFE 1st PATTN. ALL NICKEL BY SMF. Still one of my favourite designs, matched by the Luftwaffe sword, which both display this very 'Teutonic' hilt design, with the swept back crossguard and large round pommel. This one has been left alone for many a day! Resulting in a build up of patina all over the nickel surfaces. All the swastikas on the pommel and crossguard have lost the flash coat of silver and are a nice bull brass colour. Leather on the grip and scabbard areas is all original, and is in excellent shape. These is one very small piece of leather missing from the scabbard lower edge, beside the seam. Not noticeable as everything is the same colour. Long solid nickel chains are attached, and these also have toned down with the age patina. Nice nickel belt snap clip. Blades on these SMF piece are always heavily nickel plated, and this is the case here. Blade is in super, near mint condition, with just the usual 'in/out surface scratches. The SMF seated King logo is etched into the riccasso surface, and next to it is a nice stamped Waffenampt 'stick' eagle. A nice example of its type.
EARLY WEHRMACHT MARKSMANSHIP LANYARD FIR 1-3 GRADES. This is an exceptionally nice original Marksmanship lanyard with the earlier type solid shied badge. Nice toned thick bullion thread and backed with silk to stop it rubbing on the uniform. The reeves of the shield part is finished with a piece of green uniform cloth. Has obviously been used and worn which adds to the history. Nice display item.
EARLY WW2 KRIEGSMARINE SAILORS COMPLETE SUMMER DECK SHIRT. Part of a small collection of tunics I purchased. Originally coming from a museum in the Channel Islands. A great shirt! Has rank insignia on left arm for Matrosengefreiter (senior private first class) with a specialist badge above for a engine room specialist. Thick white cotton with the integral blue 'dicky' neck flap. Machine stitched blue on white bevo naval eagle and swastika on right breast. Has issue stamp at very bottom as well as red machined numbers and letters. There is a small ‘mouse nip’ at the bottom of the shirt. A very nice example. Displayed really well. Actually a hard to find piece of uniform.
EARLY, ALL BRASS EICKHORN 'FREIHERR von STEIN' PARADE SWORD. I was really pleased to buy this Field Marshal series Eickhorn sword at the recent fair I attended. A really great, early type, in cast brass. Eickhorn marketed this group of swords under famous Field Marshals from the WW1 period, and all have become very collectable now. Especially if you are missing one from the series! This pattern appears in the Eickhorn catalogue and all the sword reference books. Has a brass 'dove head' pommel and backstrap acast with oakleaves. The crossguard has a beautiful closed wing national eagle and swastika. Under the crossguard is the 'ges gesch' (pattn Pending) stamping. Very nice grip an wire. A great deal of the original fire gilding remaining all over the hilt. Nice long nickel plated blade and undamaged scabbard. Eickhorn trademark f approx. 1938 deeply stamped into the blade riccasso. A really nice sword.
EICKHORN COLOURED SALES CARD FOR THE 1693 SWORD. This is a lovely example of Paul Casberg artwork for the 1692 Eickhorn dovehead sword. Would have hung in a retail outlet and advertised their wares accordingly. I have had several of these cards and I think there would have been a full set produced, but I have nver been able to keep them long eoung. Picture of the sword on the front, the revesr has details of the sword, the sizes and details of the Eickhorn company. It is missn the cardboard 'stand' that would have been stuck to the reverse. Other than that this is a great piece of period advertising.
EICKHORN SHOP TRADE DISPLAY/SIZE CARD-SWORDS-SIZES ETC. This is a great piece of memorabilia for any edged weapon collector. This is an advertising/sales card for the Eickhorn series of swords. Would have probably hung in a retail shop outlet or similat. A bit larger than A4 size, this is laminated on both sides. One side shos a selection of swords with their catalogue model numbers, the other shows sizes and lengths. So if you were X meters tall, you needed a sword of X length. A great piece of period advertising.
EXCELLENT/MINT SET OF THIRD REICH NAVAL DAGGER HANGERS. Another set from the recent collection of accessories I purchased. A really great pair of identical naval dagger hangers in gilded aluminium. These have mint blue moire fabric straps with dark blue velvet backings. The little regain chain is connected to the top clip fitting. These show no wear at all and are nice and flexible. The hangers have matching buckles and matching lions head buckles. Both have a single 'dot' as a casting mark on the reverse. If you are looking for a perfect set of hangers to finish your dagger, here they are.
EXTREMELY RARE THIRD REICH HUNTING ASSOCIATION DAGGER BY HOLLER. This is a really cracking piece, and to my knowledge it's the ONLY Hunting Association dagger I have owned by HOLLER. Whilst a well known maker of weapons from this era, the Hunting Association dagger just does not appear. It follows the construction and form of similar makers, but this is a nice early piece, of quality materials and has been left uncleaned and untouched for MANY years. All the nickel silver fittings have toned down to a dark charcoal colour. The beautiful and very slim stag grip is a choice piece of antler and is a very dark brown with a smooth surface. The large DJ (Deutche Jagerschaft) badge is pinned through the grip. Some of the original silver wash is still present on the surfaces. A nice up-down crossguard in the shape of hooves, a plain clamshell underneath. The scabbard consists of a nice dark green leather body, with upper and lower scabbard fittings. Holler used single little silver rivets to attach the fittings to the scabbard body. The only maker to do this. Usually you see either staples or tiny screws each side. Unique! The blade is beautiful, in condition and with forestry scenes running down the blade each side. Holler used their own unique blade etching, with hunting dogs, foxes, hunters etc all appearing in the etched panels. The remains of the green felt blade buffer are still present. This is a wonderful cutlass, and I can guarantee it's not in most Hunting Association/Forestry collections.
EXTREMELY RARE WHITE LEATHER PARADE BAYONET FROG. I honestly cannot remember owning one of these before. This is a wonderfully preserved white parade frog, probably for the Police dress bayonet, as the reverse is marked with the letter 'Po' in black ink. You very occasionally see pictures of important parades, when the soldiers etc are wearing 'white' accoutrements to their dress uniforms.The most striking of these were the SS unit LAH, Hitler's personal bodyguard and they wore white belts etc with their black uniforms. This, I imagine would be the same for the Police units, but I have never seen a picture of them. The frog is the usual larger type to be worn with a large stag grip Police dress bayonet. The frog has effectively white patent leather surfaces. Originally this would have been snow white, but after 75+ years it has faded a little to an off cream colour. In excellent condition overall. Some slight cracking here and there, and a little more to the front where it fits over the bayonet lug. No makers markings, but the reverse has the letter 'Po' in black ink stamped on it. Am amazing thing, and terribly rare. The white patent leather Police belt does exist, as I have included a picture of one, so if someone has a set and it's missing the bayonet frog, here you go! Alternatively, fitted to a lovely police bayonet and add a police portapee, it would make a stunning display.
FACTORY PAPER BAG FOR F.W. HOLLER SWORD. This is a brown paper bag, never issued, for the Holler sword /dagger company. This paper bag is for a Holler sword. Has been damp and folded. Never issued, so details of sword are not filled in. No rips or tears.
FANTASTIC CONDITION RZM SA DAGGER-M7/62. RZM produced SA and NSKK daggers are notoriously difficult to find in very good condition. The quality of the material used to make them deteriorated as the war diverted prime sources for the war effort. Alloys and nickel plated items were used where it was once brass and solid nickel. This has survived in remarkable condition. It was also produced well into the war, as the trademark code is dated 1942. A very nice quality wood grip, all very crisp. Aluminium grip eagle and enamel SA button. Grip is perfect with no blemishes. Upper and lower rossguards are the nickel plated grey alloy types, common to all RZM pieces. The nickel silver plating has survived really well, and whilst a little dull in places, is all there. Grip to crossguard fitting is 100%. Tang nut is unturned. The scabbard is absolutely super, with all the nickel plating on both fittings and 100% covering with the brown scabbard paint. Looks amazing. There is one TINY chip on the reverse about 1mm across. Blade is in super bright condition with evidence of the original crossgrain polish. The blackening in the motto is still there. The reverse has the etched RZM code. RZM M7/62/42 This is for Friedrich Plucker Jr, an unusual maker. There are some light hairline scratches across the blade surface here and there. Looks like someone wiped it down with some grit in a rag at some time. Will polish out with some effort. Overall a VERY pleasing SA dagger, RARE maker and in excellent condition.
FIRE DEPARTMENT BAYONET DAGGER KNOT. This is the specific knot used on the parade Fireman or Fire Officers dress bayonet. Consists of black leather strap with silver bullion lines. The ball has alternating red and silver bullion thread, with a red infill at the bottom. Whist the bayonets themselves are still fairly common and not too expensive, the dress knots are really hard to find! In very good condition and ready to go onto a bayonet with frog.
FIRE OFFICERS DRESS BAYONET SAWBACK BLADE- SHORT VERSION WITH ORIGINAL FROG. I listed a long version of this quite rare bayonet last week, but I was lucky enough to find a short version by the SAME maker, EP&S over the weekend! This is a quite early piece as it has a steel based hilt, nickel plated. The grip plates also seem to be ebony type black wood, rather than the chequered plastic they used later. As with all EP&S pieces, the grip rivets are slightly off centre. Scabbard has 99% of the original black paint present and there is an original black leather frog attached. This is nicely marked with a very small 'club' symbol as well as ' FW.Berlin' in a stamped rectangle.(Feuerwehr Berlin) I doubt this is a leather maker, but more likely an area stamp for where this fire bayonet was issued and used. Blade is stone mint with a very sharp sawback edge. The EP&S logo is deeply stamped into the blade riccasso. A nice example of a scares Fire variation. Would go really well with the longer version listed on the site!!
GERMAN WW2 FIGHTING KNIFE “Infanteriemesser 42” Infantry BOOT Knife, original scabbard.CUSTOMISED. A most interesting knife with makers mark of ALCOSO and the SCALES stamped on the riccasso. The dagger has been personalised by the original owned by painting with a red cross or red lines along the dagger. No idea what the reason for the tis is, but the red line extends from the scabbard up and over the grip etc. This has been a properly used knife and the blade has been sharpened. Complete with the correct scabbard and reverse steel spring to enable it to be slid into a boot top or onto a flat piece of equipment or belt. A fighting knife with quite a bit of character! Unusual to find a maker on these things, usually thay are unmarked, plain blade.
GERMAN WW2 STRETCHER BEARERS ARMBAND. Worn by military personel as an identifier. this 'Hilfs Krankentrager' armband is in white cotton with the lettering in black, embroidered 'bevo' style in to the fabric. In excellent condition.
GILDED DE-LUXE LUFTWAFFE DAGGER HANGERS. This set look to have hardly been worn and just kept somewhere to age gracefully. This set has the standard finish to the top of the straps where they are just folded and sewn around the top clip. However, all the de-luxe fittings retain virtually ALL of the original gilded finish. One buckle is a little duller than the other, but otherwise the gilding shines forth! No wear to the bullion fronts and none to the lovely velvet backs.
GOOD EXAMPLE OF TENO MEMBERS ‘BEVO’ ARMBAND. These are always of extremely high quality and made by the BEVO company in Wuppertal. Made in white cotton the TENO symbol of the cogwheel etc., is directly woven into the cloth. BEVO style. The armband is in great condition with no physical damage but there is a permanent red/pink stain in the cloth just above the TENO symbol. The armband is machined together and has the makers details and Ges Gesch beside it knbthe joining hem. A great display item with TENO items/daggers etc
GREAT EARLY EXAMPLE OF SENIOR FORESTRY CUTLASS WITH CORRECT KNOT. This is a premium example of the 'D' guard Forestry Cutlass as worn by Third Reich Senior Forestry Officials. A really heavy and substantial cutlass as it's made of solid brass fittings. This indicates it is an early piece as they soon changed to tombac and gilded aluminium construction. Quite a long cutlass measuring " overall. Nice white, bone or ivory grip plates with 3 matching acorns on each side. Tied in the correct way around the grip, hilt and crossguard is a Third Reich period Forestry silver and green portapee/knot. Thiis is in perfect condition and sets off the cutlass perfectly. The brown leather scabbard has brass upper and lover fittings, everything is in near perfect condition, with no damage or cracks to the leather and nice patina to the brass fittings. The blade is triple etched with hunting and shooting scenes. The etch is very clear on both sides. There is no sharpening to the blade and no damage to the edges. This is a heavy cutlass from the early 1930's and was used and carried during all of the Third Reich period.
GREAT EXAMPLE OF AN ORIGINAL EICHORN KUNENDIENST-SALES CATALOGUE. If you are serious about collecting daggers, then you have to own an original sales catalogue, and this is the BEST catalogue ever produced. The Eickhorn company were very serious people, and this is a serious catalogue. It contains in colour and black and white pictures and drawings, ALL of the daggers, swords etc that they produced at the time and you could by. One of these little books would have been available at all, dagger and uniform shops and distributors and you would have placed your order from here. It has red linen bound covers, with the Eickhorn name embossed in gold on the cover and spine. The inside is a treasure trove of information and covers ALL of the weapons available to the different services. Army, Luftwaffe, navy, Police, SS Customs, etc etc etc. At the back is a fold out section in colour, showing the different type of blade etched you could have , as well as Damascus options. Right at the back is another fold out section containing the complete price list of daggers, swords and options. A truly magnificent piece of history for the blade collector. these are VERY rare to find complete and in this condition.
GREAT SET OF DE-LUXE TYPE RAD OFFICERS LEATHER HANGERS. Dagger hangers are always an interest to me and it's amazing to see how many 'variations' there are, just for an ordinary set of hangers. With the army and Luftwaffe hangers, it's possible to have just a collection of them as there are so many different types. RAD officers hangers also come in different combinations, and whilst not as many as army types, there are still differences. This is a great set of the tan brown leather hangers used on ALL RAD officers daggers. Normally they are quite simple with the straps just sewn to the top fittings and very plain aluminium buckles and bottom clips. These have a great pair of 'metal topped' tabs, which have oakleaves engraved on them as well as the DRGM letters. The tabs are riveted to the leather straps and enable the hangers/dagger, to swing when being carried. This alleviates wear and stress on the hangers, and they last longer! The straps are quite long and are in a fairly thick, stiff leather. The pebbled rectangular buckles, slides and bottom clips are in a grey metal alloy, and not aluminium. They are slightly gilded in colour. A very nice looking set, and different from the norm.
GREEN LEATHER SWORD KNOT FOR ARMY DRESS SWORDS. This is a perfect example of the green leather dress sword knot used on ALL Third Reich officers dress swords. Correct with any Dove-head or Lion's head parade sword, this is tied around the hilt and crossguard. In green leather with twin silver lines running the length. The ball is completely silver. No dress sword is complete without one of these and they look great when fitted.
GUARD CAT LOOKS AFTER STOCK!! Turn away for one minute and someone sleeps on your stock!! Sadly the old chap is no longer with us...awful and we are very sad. Long live Mojo, best cat in the world!
HITLER YOUTH DAGGER WITH MOTTO. RARE MAKER AND 1938 CHANGE-OVER DATE. A very nice example of a Hitler Youth boys knife produced in 1938 just before the blade motto was deleted later in that year. I have had several of these HJ daggers over the past year, after virtually never seeing any for a very long time! It is a known fact that the motto ‘Blut und Ehre’ was etched onto these blades from their earliest introduction in 1933/34 until the year 1938. After that the blades were left plain. I have yet go discover why this was the case (neither has anyone else) but my personal theory is time of production. These knives were made in the 1000’s, possibly millions. Taking the time to hand etch the motto onto each blade was just not economical, so perhaps that’s why it was stopped. If anyone knows exactly why, please let me know. This is a very nice example of this dagger and is produced by Gebrüder Christians, Christianswerk, Solingen. Their RZM code being RZM M7/1/38. (38 being the year 1938). The nickel plating is nearly all present on the hilt etc with just a little wear where the cross strap fastens. Perfect chequered grips with a very nice enamelled HJ diamond which wiggles easily. Scabbard has 85% of the original black paint and the black leather belt loop and retaining strap are perfect. The leather makers stamp LFS in an oak leaf, is stamped on the strap. The blade is a lovely example and has not been sharpened. As it’s a later example there is a riccasso and the RZM Mark is stamped into the reverse. The blade motto is etched perfectly into the obverse of the blade. A great example of a rare maker dagger with the last year of the motto.
HITLER YOUTH KNIFE WITH MOTTO IN GREAT CONDITION. This is a classic example of a Hitler Youth boys knife and includes the the etched Blut und Ehre motto on the obverse of the blade. In really excellent condition. The scabbard shows some proper use from being carried and has about 85% of the original black paint. The black leather belt strap and cross loop with popper are nice and supple and not damaged. Retail all their colour. This is a later dagger, probably made just before the blade motto was omitted. There is a blade riccasso. Therefore the hilt and crossguard are made of the grey alloy they used and heavily nickel plated. The nickel plating is in perfect condition, has some patina but no wear evident. The black grip plates are perfect with no cracks, there is a lovely HJ enamel diamond deeply set into the grip. Unusually there is no maker on the reverse of the blade. This happens on many other Third Reich daggers, army & Luftwaffe come to mind, and they are quite often found without a maker. Blade is in near mint condition with all the original cross grain polish present and a nice deep motto etched in the surface. NICE HJ !
HITLER YOUTH KNIFE-POST 1938 WITH PLAIN BLADE. This is a very good example of a Hitler Youth knife produced after 1938 with no motto on the blade. Has a very nice blade and is stamped with the RZM code RZM M7/13 for Arthur Schuttelhofer. These later dagger were produced with the grey metal alloy, which was then nickel plated. The plating is a little thin due to age on the hit around the cross strap but otherwise fine. Scabbard has a good coating of original paint and the leatherwork, belt loop and cross strap are fine. Nice chequered grips with a perfect enamel HJ diamond.
HJ BOYS DAGGER WITH MOTTO AND RARE 1938 DATED BLADE. A continuing collectors demand for these daggers has contributed to the scarcity and price. They don’t get cheaper! This is one of the great anomalies we come across and disproves one of the known ‘rules’ about HJ daggers. The ‘Blut und Ehre’ motto was etched on the blades on all early HJ daggers from their introduction in 1933/34 until 1938 when it was completely omitted. However, whist the lack of motto happened in 1938, it must have happened a little later in that year as VERY occasionally we find a dagger with a 1938 dated blade. This is one of these! Blade has a very clear etched motto and on the reverse has the RZM mark M7/51 1938 which is for the Anton Wingen company. Dagger is in used condition (as most HJ daggers were very used!) but still highly collectible. It has a steel based hilt with nickel plating. The plating has worn off in places, mainly on the quillion and a little on the back strap. The dark brown leather is in near perfect condition. No wear and no cracking. The hilt cross-loop and metal popper is perfect and works well. The original scabbard paint is 95% intact with some small surfaces blemishes breaking through the paint surface. Blade is very clean, has been polished/cleaned over the years but remains in very good shape. Grip plates are perfect. The enamel HJ diamond is deeply inset into the front grip and is quite dark with patina and age. A good example of an actually used HJ dagger with very late markings for a motto’d blade.
HJ KNIFE BY EICKHORN WITH TWIN MARKINGS AND DATE. Eickhorn continued to make a high quality product even as raw material supplied changed a little. This is a great HJ knife with the date mark '40' stamped on the riccasso. There is no motto on this piece as it was made after the 1938 watershed. However, the blade is in near mint condition, and on the reverse it has the Eickhorn squirrel deeply stamped into the blade as well as the RZM number allocated to the Eickhorn firm M7/66 with the large RZM symbol above it. The dagger retains virtually all of the nickel plating to the hilt and crossguard. The chequered grip plates are perfect and the inset enamel HJ diamond is fine. Scabbard retains virtually all of the original black paint and the brown leather belt loop and cross strap with popper, all work perfectly. A very nice example of what some people call a 'transitional' piece.
IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVY BULLION PARADE BELT. This is the wide silver bullion dress belt worn on ceremonial parade occasions. About 2 1/2" wide, these belts were carried over to the Third Reich era with subtle changes. The Imperial belt has a red line weave running through it, along with an Imperial brass buckle showing the Imperial crown and the W cypher over an anchor. The buckle on this example is lovely, still having most of the fire gilded finish. Unfortunately, the silver bullion belt has toned down to nearly a black colour due to the high silver content of the fibres. The belt is over 100years old after all! The blue wool inner lining is in goo condition with some period repairs around the buckle. Both of the 'hidden' brass dagger hanger loops are present and they hinge out from small flaps in the wool belt.
IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVY DRESS BELT. After buying the items from Dorking, the gentleman called me the next day and said he found a 'funny belt' in the cupboard the swords and daggers were stored in, would I like it? He kindly sent it and I paid him for it, and low and behold it was this great untouched Imperial German navy bullion dress belt! The belt is now 100 years old and is officially an antique! The belt is complete, but the silver bullion has toned somewhat with age and exposure. There is no oxidisation, it's just gone a little dark, but the red and blue/grey lines running through it are still very visible. The brass Imperial buckle is very bright and has most of the original gilt still left. Both parts of the buckle are still there. The blue cloth backing has suffered a little from age and has some age spotting etc as seen in the photos. However, it's all still there and would display well with an Imperial dagger or sword. Both fold out brass loops are there, where you would attach sword or dagger hangers.
IMPERIAL GERMAN SENIOR FORESTERS ARMBAND. Well I have to say the Germans knew how to make an armband in the WW1 period. No mucking about with embroydery thus wonderful armband features gilded all brass insignia. Made of a heavy ribbed green cotton, the Imperial Forestry motif/insignia is permanently pinned onto and through the cotton. There is another cloth piece stitched behind it to cover the pins etc and prevent it from wearing it catching on a uniform. The beautiful insignia consists of a large stags head (skull) with full antlers, surmounted by the Imperial crown. In the middle is the cross and star. Beautifully preserved considering now well over 100 years old. There are a few moth nips to the green cloth but otherwise in fine condition. If you have a collection/display of hunting and forestry items, both Imperial and Third Reich, this would compliment it beautifully.
IMPERIAL GERMAN TRENCH FIGHTING KNIFE-HEAVILY USED. A very typical WW1 German fighting knife that was based on and looked like a smaller dress bayonet. Blackened steel fittings with birds head pommel, chequered grips and an upswept crossguard. It has no mortice slot though and cannot be fitted to a rifle. Black tubular steel scabbard and leather belt loop with cross strap and popper. All these parts are in excellent condition, with just some wear and slight surface rust. The blade is a single edged type with point, however this one has really been used and sharpened. Perhaps in the field, perhaps afterwards. Blade has lost about 2" in length and been extensively sharpened. That being said, it is a very interesting example of this type of trench knife and is priced accordingly.
INITIAL PRODUCTION RAD HEWER WITH FULL STAG GRIP. This an example of initial production from the Eickhorn firm. (the only producer of FULL stag grips) On later examples Eickhorn decided to scale back the amount of antler used on these pieces, as the cutting and fitting was too costly and for intensive. This piece is untouched and has never been cleaned. Grip plates are a lovely matched pair of honey coloured stag antler. Heavy nickel plated fittings throughout, with a solid nickel base. The scabbard fittings are in great shape with original patina having not been cleaned in a while. There is a small dent in the edge of the bottom fitting. Very common for ANY RAD hewer as they are so heavy when carried. The scabbard shell itself looks to have an intact "anodized" finish, and all of the original screws are in place. The blade has a very nice finish. It remains in nearly mint condition, with a fine, dark RAD motto on the obverse. There are a few surface scratched to the very bottom of the blade on one side only.The reverse ricasso is marked with a RAD triangle, "Gesch Gesch", and the early Eickhorn Squirrel trademark with a serrated tail. This is a 'key' piece for any dagger collection, a very early piece that soon completely changed. A very nice dagger.
K98 BAYONET FROG WITH PROLIFIC LUFTWAFFE MARKINGS. If you are a Luftwaffe collector, dagger or equipment, this is a super bayonet frog. A nice black bayonet frog in great condition, the black leather is supple and undamaged. The reverse has MANY markings. At the top is the makers mark in a semi-circle with a 1938 date underneath. Below that the Luftwaffe markings are prolific. ‘Fl.H.Kdtur.L’Feld’ This translates - Fliegerhorstkommandantur Lechfeld. This is the marking for the permanent staff establishment at the airfield, and Lechfeld is in Bavaria about 15 miles south of Augsburg. It was a flying school during the war and Messerschmitt [who were based in Augsburg]. An amazing piece of history just from one bayonet frog!!
K98 BAYONET WITH ALL MATCHING NUMBERS & LETTERS. I don't often buy K98 bayonets, not unless they are in mint condition or interesting. This one is not in mint condition and has some light surface rust present in places. However, it is complete, original and has a great set of MATCHING markings. Bayonet is completely blued steel and has the dark brown Bakelite grips. Two sets of Waffenampt eagle stamps on the pommel. Blade riccasso and top of scabbard throat are both stamped with matching markings. One side is numbered '8909', the other side has '42ffc'. This is the manufacturers code and date mark for Friedrich Abr. Herder und Söhne, 1941/44. So this bayonet was made in 1942. Blade retains most of the original blued surface. Great to get a bayonet all matching. It could perhaps stand a little cleaning up, but is still a very solid example.
KRIEGSMARINE MARKED WATER OR SOUP LADLE!!! No, not a dagger or weapon at all, just a bit of fun!! I often come across the cutlery marked with either an army or Luftwaffe eagle, as used in the various messes. However, never had or seen a ladle. Made in stainless steel and marked ROSTFREI on the reverse of the handle, it is also deeply stamped right at the end with the stick like eagle and swastika and a 'M' underneath. It's about 14" overall length, and being stainless steel, is in great condition. Not sure if this would have been used for water, or just a general ladle, soup etc. Anyway, has probably med 1000's of sailors during WW2
LONG BULLION 42cm DAGGER KNOT. This is the longer type aluminium bullion dagger knot, used on a variety of daggers. This looks to have been on an army dagger, but they were also used on the SS chained, Red Cross Officers for instance. This is an original knot and just shows a minor couple of wear spots. A great example to tie back onto any of the above daggers, and not one of the awful reproductions that are around. This is an original knot.
LONG SINGLE ETCHED DRESS BAYONET BY EP&S. Ernst Pack and Sohne were a prolific dagger and bayonet maker. Their range of the etched 'Remembrance of My Service Time' is more than any other maker, and they produced some very interesting etches, which are now very rare. This one is from the 'standard' range, but nonetheless, the quality and workmanship is fantastic. Actually I have not seen this etch very often, despite the fact it is listed in Wayne Tychet's book as 'common'. EP&S always off-set their grip bolts or rivets, hey are never in the middle of the grip. This is the case on this one, and they have used bolts, so if you are of a mind to, you can unscrew them and remove the grip plates! Hilt and crossguard is nickel plated and in very good condition. There is a black leather frog and supporting cross strap which came with the bayonet, so I have left it on. The scabbard paint is perhaps 85% intact, more loss to the very bottom. The blade is heavily nickel plated and in near mint condition. The 'Remembrance of My Service Time' etch runs down one side and is bordered by sun rays etc. The reverse of the blade is plain apart from the EP&S trademark and logo which is up on the riccasso. A nice example of an etched bayonet, completely original, with a nice blade etch.
LONG THIRD REICH FUNERAL DRAPE. This is one half of the long funeral 'tresses' that were part of Third Reich funeral arrangements. The other half of the drape would have the deceased name or another title or beneficiary name. In mint condition, the drape is approximately 4' long and made of red silk rayon. At one end is the separately applied, three piece, swastika and roundel. The white background is made of high quality silk and the arms are made of black moire material and sewn to it. Would be a great and most interesting display piece.
LONG ‘RURAL’ POLICE BAYONET WITH FROG.. WKC. Always a nice edged weapon to find as you get so much for your money. This is a great example of the long Third Reich police bayonet with brown leather fittings. All these early bayonets are converted long clamshell police bayonets from the Weimar era. This is a perfect example and has the addition of being one with the ‘slotted’ hilt, so capable of being fitted to a K98 rifle. Of solid brass/nickel construction. Nice stag antler grips with police badge pinned through. This one has no issue or ordinance markings at all, apart from the number ‘16’ stamped into the reverse crossguard. Nice brown leather frog is in good condition, brown leather scabbard. Nickel plated blade is in mint condition. As always with these early bayonets, the bottom part of the blade has been expertly re-profiled after being shortened in the 1930’s. Each side of the ricasso is stamped with the WKC trademark and full name.
LOVELY SET OF MATCHED THIRD REICH NAVY HANGERS. As those of you who follow the site and my listings, know that I try and buy as many of the original accessories as possible too. Navy hangers are one of my favourites and if I see a nice set, will always buy them. When bought back as souvenirs, hangers and knots were often discarded or lost, as they were not seen as important. They have now become, in many cases, rarer than the dagger itself! There are a really great set of blue moiré material naval dagger hangers. A matched pair, with both lion's head buckles identical. The cloth and velvet backing show no wear at all and are in perfect condition. Nice gilding to the fittings with just some wear to the faces of the lions. These are Third Reich period hangers and ideal for a nice navy dagger of your choice. (see also the moiré day belts I have which would go well with these) A nice set!!!
LUFTWAFFE 2nd Pattn DAGGER WITH GILDED POMMEL SWAZ’S. A pretty nice looking dagger! This is a quality Weyersberg product with the option of the nickel plated bright scabbard finish. All aluminium hilt fittings with the pommel having virtually 100% of the original gilding on the swastikas! When you see a dagger with this remaining, it makes you realise how ‘fancy’ these daggers would have looked when worn originally. A very nice lemon yellow celluloid grip with springy aluminium wire. Scabbard is nickel plated as I mentioned and apart from a little staining to the surface, is in excellent condition. This Luftwaffe Officer , the original owner, must have loved his dagger and worn it a LOT! The top scabbard fitting and ring take the full weight of the dagger when worn, and the hanging ring has nearly worn through the top scabbard fitting! This is only caused by constant movement, so this chap must have received his dagger very early on and worn it every day!!! Amazing to see. The dagger is complete with a very nice set of de-luxe hanging straps. These have the embossed top clip and push-in lower clips. Blue velvet backing and blue fronts with bullion stripes. A great combination.
LUFTWAFFE 2nd Pattn. DAGGER BY ALCOSO WITH 23cm KNOT. This is a very nice example of the ALCOSO product. Every manufacturer had their own idiosyncrasies, and after a while you can spot certain daggers without pulling the blade to see. Alcoso had a very identifiable scabbard on the Luftwaffe 2nd Pattn, it was 'rounder' than all the others and had the typical Alcoso flat head throat screws. This is a very nice dagger and has a super tangerine orange grip with single brass wire wrap. Aluminium crossguard and pommel are in great condition, and again the crossguard used by Alcoso is slightly different. Scabbard has a very nice finish, there is a very, very small indentation on the front pebbled panel. The blade is virtually in mint condition with all crossgrain polish remaining. The Alcoso trademark of the scales etc is etched into the reverse of the blade.This is the 2nd type of trademark used by the Alcoso firm, probably dates it to around 1936/37. There is a minor old finger smudge just under the crossguard. Dagger has it's original 23cm bullion knot which is tied in place. A little of the bullion has slightly oxidised, but no fraying or damage. Looks a super dagger!
LUFTWAFFE ANTI-AIRCRAFT FLAK BADGE. A really nice example of this very popular award. This one has great detail and has the manufacturers mark for Assmann. Superb detail to the 88mm flak gun and Luftwaffe eagle above. Reverse has the original hook, pin and barrel hinge. Assmann A stamped into the middle. A really nice badge.
LUFTWAFFE FIGHTING KNIFE-WAFFANAMPT '6' MARKED. A good example of the standard issue 'LUFTWAFFE' type of fighting knife. Plain contoured grips with the 3 steel rivets. Steel crossguard and black painted steel scabbard with spring fixing to reverse. In very good overall shape. 99% of the original paint on the scabbard. Fork type spring on the reverse is designed to slip onto uniform, equipment or a boot. The very small centre leaf spring is broken at the base. The two larger ones are perfect. The blade has been lightly polished and used, but is extremely bright and not damaged. The riccasso has the little 'stick bird' stamp with the makers mark of 6. There are a few varieties of these all conforming to the same design, but the blades marked with either a '5' or a '6' seem to be the most common. Not too easy to find nice ones of these now. Nice original dagger.
LUFTWAFFE FIGHTING KNIFE. '6' MARKED BLADE. Acquired on my recent trip to the SoS, I purchased several of these Luftwaffe fighting knives, when the opportunity arose! This is a good example of a used fighting knife. Nice wood grips with some variation in the wood colouring. Nice steel fittings and crossguard. Original paint to the scabbard. The blade is a little dull, but otherwise in very good condition. The vast majority of these fighting knives are marked with the little Waffanampt mark and the number '5', more unusually they are marked with the number '6'. Sometimes with a 'S', and sometimes just unmarked. This one has the tiny '6' stamped into the riccasso. A good example.
MARKSMANSHIP LANYARD 2nd TYPE WITH SILK BACKING. I have had a couple of these recently and they went immediately. The second type of marksmanship lanyards are a great design, with a large shield depicting crossed swords with a closed wing eagle above. They look very impressive and are small enough to display well with other items. This one is in great condition, but you can see where it was once proudly worn with some light wear marks, and indentations in the bullion where the button went. It has a Wehrmacht green cloth oval backing, and rayon silk reverse to the main braided cord. This rayon is slightly grubby as it shows it's been worn across the chest of the original recipient. A really nice lanyard.
MATCHED SET OF THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER HANGERS. I always look for original dagger and sword accessories, as they complete a piece and are also becoming far more difficult to find than the dagger/sword themselves! Here I have a very good, as worn, set of hangers for the naval dagger. These are a little unusual as the construction is a mix of periods. The lion's head buckles are brass but the clips and slides are gilded aluminium. No reason for this apart from a utilisation of parts from one period to another. All have the same colour and patina, and the clips and buckles are all of the same type and casting, so have been together for ever. Good black moire material, with nice dark blue velvet backings. Some slight wear from being used, but that's all. Complete with the retaining chain and hook (which is also brass). A great period set.
MID-PERIOD HITLER YOUTH KNIFE WITH MOTTO AND RARE MAKER. This is a good example of a slightly later HJ boys dagger, dating from around 1936-38. The blade has a riccasso, but still has a nice etched motto. Thedagger is made of steel and has nickel plated surfaces. These are slightly worn through use in the normal places. The chequered grips show some smoothness over the years and there is a very small hairline crack on one side, but hardly noticeable. The HJ diamond is deeply set into the grip and 'rattles' when shaken. The red enamel surfaces are all complete with no chipping, but there is a small 'stress' line in the lower part. Scabbard is fine with 80% of the original black paint. The black leather belt loop and shorter cross strap are in good supple condition and the popper works well. The blade is in very good overall condition with just some age and wear showing but the motto is very good and clear. The etched letters on this blade are much thinner than on others, but each maker did their own style, and this was a variant. The maker for this dagger is the unusual Hermann Konejung, Solingen, and is stamped into the riccasso. Their trademark is a pair of spectacles! The RZM code is also present on the blade RZM 7/7. A good used dagger, with character and history and by a quite scarce maker.
MID-PERIOD HITLER YOUTH KNIFE, DOUBLE MARKED WITH MOTTO. A 'transitional' HJ dagger that carried both the makers mark and also the attributed RZM issued number. Probably produced just before the 'Blut und Ehre' was omitted, so perhaps 1937-1938. Blade has a riccasso. Hilt etc are made in nickel plated steel, so a nice heavy dagger. This knife has seen proper use, so perhaps 50% of the original plating has worn away. Nice set of chequered grips with an inset HJ diamond. scabbard is the normal tubular steel variety and has a anodised or blued finish. The black leather belt loop and smaller cross strap with popper are in excellent shape, and the snap popper works really well. Blade is bright and clean, has seen some useage and shows signs of being sharpened at the edge (its what they were used for!). The motto is nice a clear and on the reverse the trademark for LUTTERS & CIE along with the RZM M7/59. Lutters are an unusual maker and as far as I remember, they just made HJ knives during the Third Rich period, as I can't remember seeing their trademark on other daggers. A proper 'USED' example, still in good shape, and if you are collecting HJ's by maker, I am sure this is one you will not have.
MINIATURE GERMAN HUNTING CUTLASS. A pretty little miniature of a German Hunting Cutlass in brass. Very well made. Has nice gilded blass fittings. Stag crossguard and stags head cast into the pommel. real stag horn grip. Scabbard is black leather with brass fittings. Blade is double etched with different hunting scenes each side. There is a round maker mark consisiting of 2 acorns?. A very nice little piece to go with a Hunting or Forestry collection.
MINIATURE IMPERIAL GERMAN 1898 CADET NAVY DAGGER. These were one of the few miniature daggers produced in the Imperial period. A few bayonets, and some swords, but mainly NAVY DAGGERS. This has some good detail and the brass hilt, grip and pommel are cast in solid brass. I imagine that when brand new, the grip would have been painted white, but this has worn off long ago. A faithful miniature reproduction of a full sized piece, it features anchors cast into the crossguard and the ends have a capstan finish, like the big one! The pommel is also highly detailed with an Imperial crown finish, and you can see the alternating panels with a cross and Imperial eagle. Tiny detail! All brass scabbard has lightning bolt design and the scabbard bands are twisted rope design. One scabbard ring has broken away from the body, but the 'ring' is still present and is attached to the brass chain. Blade is needle sharp and some 5" long and in great condition, with no bends or damage. It still has the little felt buffer in place between the crossguard and the scabbard throat. A really pretty miniature, and one of many types you can collect. Would look fantastic with it's full sized counterpart or with an Imperial navy collection.
MINIATURE IMPERIAL GERMAN 1898 NAVAL DAGGER. This is a lovely little miniature of the long 1898 Imperial German naval dagger. This measures 7" overall and is made entirely of brass. The detail on it is amazing and you can see all of the detail on the crossguards and the crown pommel, as well as all of the lightning bolts on the little brass scabbard!! The crown, hilt and crossguard are all cast in one piece, and the grip is made to look like celluloid or ivory by painting it white/silver. This is what they did on this type of miniature. The blade is a stiletto type and nickel plated. It's in near perfect condition with needle sharp point. There is even a little red felt blade buffer in place! There is a post-war little chain attached.
MINT & 100% REAL 23cm BULLION DAGGER PORTAPEE! These were found recently in a French antique curtain shop, this is a stone mint, 100% real silver bullion 23cm portepee or knot. Used primarily on the 2nd Pattn. Luftwaffe dagger, you sometimes find it on the 1st Pattn Luftwaffe dagger as well as the correct knot for a TENO Officers dagger. I can't rave about it enough. Mint condition, lovely construction. If you have a mint or near mint dagger and you need one of these. Buy now!
MINT EXAMPLE OF THE LARGE POLICE SWORD KNOT. This is a super example of the much larger leather knot used on the Third Reich Police swords and dagens. This is an OFFICERS sword knot and is much wider than the ones used for the Police bayonets etc. An original knot that has not been used or issued, it's in perfect condition. The wide black leather straps have the red and silver wires running the complete length. The huge silver ball is plain, and has the end 'insert' finished in the same red/silver material. If you have a mint or near mint Police Officers sword and you need a knot, THIS IS IT. Super thing.
MINT EXAMPLE OF THE LUFTWAFFE SWORD LEATHER HANGER. Another hanger from the collection, and this is the really rare teardrop hanger designed only for the Luftwaffe parade sword/dagen. In mint condition with no evidence of ever being used.This Luftwaffe blue leather hanger has aluminium large snap clip and top fitting. The aluminium pebbled snap clip is marked on the reverse with the Assmann makers stamp. The reverse of the hanger is finished in tan brown leather and is maker stamped 'Gebr.Hast Dresden 1937'. It is also stamped with the Luftwaffe L.B.A letters for 'Luftwaffe BekleidungsAmt' (Luftwaffe clothing/equipment).It was an integral part of wearing the Luftwaffe sword and every sword would have needed one. It attaches onto the clip on the the crescent leather hanger on the scabbard of the sword. These accessories after 80+ years are rarer than the swords or daggers themselves as they were discarded as not important. If you have a MINT Luftwaffe sword and need to complete it, this is the perfect hanger. Not to be upgraded.
MINT EXAMPLE OF THIRD REICH KRIEGS FLAG-COMPLETE. Another item picked up in America, this is a fantastic example if a mint REICHSKRIEGSFLAG and it measures 150cm x 250cm. It is a typical example of a GI souvenir and looks to have been liberated straight from storage, as there is no sign if it being used. It’s in mint condition. Colours are perfect and bright. The halyard rope is in place and sewn into the hem sleeve. The white linen hem sleeve us marked with the size and the maker ‘Plulzar & Bruil KG Bielitz O/S’. It is also stamped at one end with the Kriegsmarine ink eagle and My indicating that this was a naval flag. The ‘Kriegs’ or War flag is one of the most iconic flags of the Third Reich as is was flown in all war time scenarios, a proper ‘battle’ flag. Not a political decoration.
MINT-UNUSED THIRD REICH LONG SWORD HANGER. This is part of an old collection I have recently purchased. A lovely, mint unissued and unused brown leather , teardrop sword hanger. This would have clipped to the reverse of the sword scabbard and then in turn, connected to a simple belt loop. Probably made of pigskin, it has a pebbled finish to the tan coloured leather. The aluminium snap clip shows no wear at all. The reverse of the teardrop hanger is covered in light grey cotton felt. Accessories for both daggers and swords are so hard to find after all these years. This is suitable for nearly all the Third Reich swords. If you have a mint sword that needs a hanger, here it is!
MINT/UNISSUED 100% ORIGINAL 42CM BULLION KNOT. If you are looking for a real 42cm bullion knot either to go on a mint dagger or for display purposes, look no further! This is a real knot, still tied in the factory way with cream cotton around it. I obtained a few of these from an uniform outfitter in Germany and have had quite a few of these over the years but in dribbs and drabs as they are found and come onto the market. There is some slight discolouration here and there which is commensurate with it being 80 years old! A really nice knot to use again or leave as it is.
MOST INTERESTING PERIOD DAGGER/BAYONET LEATHER HANGER. I have seen hangers like this before, they are meant to slip over a bayonet scabbard or similar. Fantastically well made, definitely factory, not privately made. I have shown it on a bayonet scabbard, just to put it into context. It's one of the smaller carbine type bayonet scabbards, but this is also the same size as the smaller, narrow Police bayonet scabbards. Fits perfectly on each. Consists of the two fixed leather loops that fit either side of the bayonet lug. There is a strog support spine and at the top is a sturdy grip retaining strap. This has an aluminium 'button' that holds it closed. Very similar to the TENO dagger strap button. It even has a little strip of leather to protect the grip from the back of the button! Would look very good on a nice police bayonet or similar.
MOST UNUSUAL EICKHORN CAVALRY SWORD DEDICATED TO FALLEN US SERVICEMAN WHO DIED IN 1944 INVASION. I have never seen something quite like this before. I have had the odd Third Reich weapon that was changed and used as a sports prize in Europe during the occupation. This is entirely different. it's a lovely early Eickhorn Pantherhead sword made by Eickhorn with the earlier 1935 oval trademark. It's a model 1312 and was available with either cross swords or crossed cannons on the langet. This one has crosses swords. The sword itself is in lovely condition with most of the gilt still over the brass fittings. There is a period sword knot wrapped around the hilt. There is no Third Reich eagle and swastika on this piece, and I believe it was chosen because of that. The blade is the most interesting, unique and historical part of the sword. Professionally deeply etched in a panel on the obverse side is the following dedication' IN MEMORY OF PVT.SIDNEY SPECTOR-WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN WWII'. In front of the dedicated panel is deeply stamped in smaller letters 'PRESENTED BY P.C. HERMAN ZEITLIN'. There is enough information here to do a ton of research. I have very quickly ascertained that it seems Pvt. Spector was killed on the 25th September 1944 (end of the Operation Market Garden campaign) He has been listed as missing in action. He served with the 325th Infantry Division, 82nd Airborne division, so being in Market Garden sounds correct. This is a fabulous piece of history and completely unique. Perhaps his family is still alive in the USA and can be contacted to tell us more? He was obviously well thought of, as to have this sword dedicated to him, is quite unusual. Who is PC Herman Zeitlin? An individual? A company? A great project, that may lead to even greater finds. Who knows.
MOST UNUSUAL SA 'SPORTS DAY' BADGE FOR JULY 1937. A really interesting and highly detailed commemorative 'sports day' SA badge on the 24/25 July 1937 for the SA Gruppe Niederrhein. These sports events were huge and I would imagine some photos of this particular event could be found with a little digging. There is often a presentation SA dagger awarded for the event too, so if someone has one of those, this would be a fantastic addition to your collection. The badge is quite large and of much higher quality that a standard 'tinny'. It's 2.5" x 3". Has a thin laurel leaf edging then a larger oak leaf wreath in the center this has the SA symbol over a sword with a swastika on the grip. Written over the top is 'Sport u Wehr-Weltkampfe' Along the bottom is 'Fur treue Deinst'. In tiny lettering along the crossguard of the sword are the details of the badge 'SA Gruppe 22-23 Juli 1937 Neiderrhein'. The badge is made from pressed out aluminium with a green uniform cloth backing/insert. The reverse is flat with a RZM marked pin back. A very impressive badge indeed and I am sure much more can be discovered about the Sports Day. As this badge is marked 'Fur Treue Deinst' perhaps it was awarded to the officials who organised the games or who marshalled the area. There is no 'prize' element so its a commemorative piece in some form. A great looking badge though. Never had one before.
NAVAL OFFICERS DAGGER BY HOLLER - WITH SAILING SHIP BLADE. A nice example of the FW Holler product. Not a common dagger to find. Has all brass surfaces which have toned with age, not been cleaned in a while. Typical Holler style pommel with great detail. Nice cream celluloid grip with no damage. Holler ONLY used a copper type 'springy' wire for their grips. Unique to them. Still wrapped around the grip, crossguard and pommel is the original bullion portapee. It has been on the dagger for 80+ years and has 'moulded' itself to the dagger where it is tied. Unfortunately the 'ball' part of the knot has obviously broken off and has been lost to time. Quite common as the swing area weakens the cord. The scabbard is again typical Holler with the slightly thinner and straight edged scabbard bands. Scabbard is in good condition with no major damage, just a few very slight indentations near the bottom. The blade is lovely with full 'sailing ship' etch on both sides. Holler ONLY made navy daggers with sailing ship etches. I have NEVER seen either a plain blade or different standard etch by them. Blade is nickel plated with the design etched into the surfaces. It's in great condition and VERY clear and crisp. Needle sharp point. The brown leather blade buffer (typical Holler) is in place. A very nice dagger overall.
NAVY DAGGER BY WKC WITH DEEP ORANGE GRIP, KNOT AND SAILING SHIP BLADE.. This is a lovely looking dagger with all the special things collectors look for. Made by WKC with the Knights head trademark on the blade riccasso. Early brass fittings with the distinctive WKC pommel. A deep orange solid celluloid grip with brass twisted grip wire. An absolutely gorgeous silver bullion knot tied in the correct navy manner. This knot is an early quality one, completely undamaged, and has toned to a wonderful ‘golden’ hue. Brass scabbard has a great colour and is in near perfect condition. The blade has the much sort after ‘sailing ship’ pattern etch on the blade and is in mint condition. A really lovely navy dagger.
NAVY DAGGER WITH LEMON YELLOW GRIP & KNOT BY WKC. A smashing looking dagger by WKC. Brass fittings throughout and a beautiful lemon yellow solid celluloid grip. WKC are the most likely to have ‘coloured’ grips as they seem to have offered a solid celluloid grip. They also have the standard white celluloid over wood types, but it’s the solid ones that change colour over the years, going from cream to deep orange. Fascinating stuff! This WKC dagger has their unique pommel with the slightly unequal swastika arms. There is a beautiful thick portepee tied in the figure-of-eight manner around the crossguard. The knot has been there for ever and the silver has great patina and toned to a very dark colour in places. Scabbard is a standard lightning bolt style. Some very slight signs of age but no major damage. The brass finish is a nice colour, no evidence of fire gilt left. The blade is in near mint condition. Beautiful definition to the charcoal grey etched areas. Needle sharp tip. WKC Knights Head trademark is deeply stamped into the riccasso. With the various colours on this dagger, grip, brass and toned knot, it looks fantastic. (I have several sets of original navy hangers available, and a set of these would complete it perfectly.
NEAR MINT BROWN LEATHER TEARDROP SWORD HANGER. A nice, and virtually mint brown leather sword hanger. In a teardrop shape with nickel plated fittings and snap clip. Shows no wear at all, and probably never used. Reverse has a lighter tan leather covering. Nice accessory if you have a mint sword to complete.
NEAR MINT EXAMPLE OF COTTON HITLER YOUTH ARMBAND. This is the most common variety found. Red/white cotton with the white band woven as part of the armband material. The white diamond with the 'bevo' black swastika is applied separately and sewn to the armband material. There is little evidence of this being worn and it remains in near mint condition, with very bright colours etc. Hitler Youth armbands remain a popular item with collectors and this is a prime example.
NEW GUARD CAT ON THE PROWL! Have waited for a while after the sad loss of MOJO. We now have a Maine Coon by the name of Chewbacca. He has settled in perfectly and carried on the tradition of guarding my stock!!
NICE 1st PATTN. LUFTWAFFE DAGGER BY EICKHORN. A very good, but not mint example of a 1st Luftwaffe dagger with all nickel fittings etc. Its made by the quality maker EICKHORN, the blade has the trademark used from around 1935 to about 1941. As the fittings on this dagger are all nickel, I would judge this to have been made quite early on, in 1935, before materials changed. Dagger has very nice age patina, especially to the hilt and pommel. The brass swastikas on both are still very clear and seem to have the remains of the gilded finish. Original leather to the grip with triple wire wrap. Wire loose in some places, but all there. Scabbard has dark blue leather covering and again solid nickel fittings, including a lovely solid nickel chain and belt clip. Chain has 8 upper rings and 13 lower ones. All scabbard screws are present. Blade is nice and bright, and has the original blue pebbled leather buffer. Blade has been polished over the years, so no evidence of original crossgrain polish. This is a steel blade, not plated so would just have been finished to a high luster, similar to as it is now. A bit of staining around and near the crossguard, but no pitting or damage. A decent Luftwaffe dagger, not unreasonably priced.
NICE BULLION 42CM KNOT WITH THINNER CORDS AND SMALLER BALL. Whilst perhaps not as small and delicate as a 'Government' dagger knot, this one goes most of the way there. I have shown it next to a comparable normal sized silver bullion knot, and you can see the differences. The ball is considerably smaller and the twin cords are much thinner. If you have a Government or Diplomatic dagger and don't want to pay £1000 for a 'small' knot, this will certainly fit the bill. To be honest, I have owned several completely original Government daggers with their ORIGINAL knots tied on them, and the knots were ORDINARY 42cm army types! Whist there obviously was a 'correct' small knot for these daggers, it seems a lot were just tied with standard knots. This one is in near perfect condition, it's a more grey colour that normal and is quite heavy, the ball is very solid. A very nice looking knot and would certainly tie very well onto a Government dagger.
NICE EXAMPLE OF 'No 6' MARKED LUFTWAFFE FIGHTING KNIFE. A very good example of the Luftwaffe fighting knife. Has seen some use, but no abuse so remains in a very collectable condition. Nice dark coloured wood grips, with 3 domed rivets. No chips from the wood. Steel crossguard. Very nice steel scabbard with 95% of the original black paint. Reverse in the same condition. All 3 steel springs/prongs are present and very tight. Blade is marked with the Waffanampt 'stick bird' and '6', stamped into the riccasso. Blade has seen a little use, and is just a little dull, some very slight sharpening, but no nicks, rust or damage. Very nice overall.
NSDAP -PARTY ARMBAND 3-PIECE WITH INK STAMPED RZM LABEL. A really great Party armband to start with. High quality construction with a thick red cotton base. White circle separately applied and the moire fabric swastika is separate and applied to the circle. Has been worn and used, but in very good condition. The inside of the armband has been INKED stamped with the normal RZM issue type label. This is usually a PAPER label, and this is the first time I have seen this done. Very unusual. Nice armband.
NSDAP POLITICAL LEADER ARMBAND WITH RZM LABEL. This is a superb example of a NSDAP Political Leaders wool armband for the 'Ortsgruppenleiter' it's Orts level with blue edge piping. Armaband is very slightly grubby from dust and age, but other than that is in mint condition. Beautiful construction in heavy red wool with gold bullion tress and edging. Centre 'pip' has tiny political eagle and swastika cast into the centre. Apart from one TINY moth nip to the reverse, there is no other damage or wear to the cloth. It has been properly sew closed, and there is evidence of old cotton thread where it was stitched to a sleeve. It also retains on the inside, the original paper RZM issue label! This is virtually intact, with just a small portion missing from the top left edge. The paper is a little cracked from age, but the blue printing and issue stamped number are very visible. These were highly sort after souvenirs during the war, and I imagine that this is how it got back into this country. A great display piece and quite a rare armband.
NSDAP/PARTY ARMBAND GI 'BRING-BACK' SOUVENIR. This is a nice party armband anyway. A two piece wool type with red wool body and a ‘bevo’ type white centre with swastika. All in great condition. The added interest is that it has been signed by various American GI soldiers with they names and home towns or states. There are approximately 8 names signed in ink. It came with a period WW2 black and white photo of the GI himself. I cannot corroborate this of course! Anyway a great bit of WW2 history.
NSFK FLYERS DAGGER BY HELBEIG. Always a favourite of mine and it seems collectors too, as they never last very long! This is a very nice example of the little flyers knife. Issued to the NSFK, the National Socialist Flying Korps and a pre-cursor to the formation of the Luftwaffe. These aviators were trained to fly gliders in order get around the Versailles Treaty that prevented Germany from forming an airforce after WW1. This is an early example produced by the F.A. HELBEIG company and features high quality materials and workmanship. (HELBEIG are perhaps better known for their all aluminium, ‘crackle finish’ NSFK dagger, but they made this early nickel example first). Uncleaned fittings have nice patina, these is still a lot of the clear lacquer present in the recesses, and you can see all of the silver plating it was designed to protect. Crossguard has both enamel swastikas which are in perfect, un-chipped condition. Moroccan blue leather grip and scabbard covering. In near perfect condition with one minor ‘nick’ on the edge of the scabbard. A super brown leather short hanger is permanently riveted to the scabbard upper carrying ring. Blade is in excellent shape. Nice and bright with some cross grain polish remaining. The HELBEIG trademark is etched into the blade near the crossguard.
ORIGINAL EICKHORN SWORD SALES/STOCK TAG-UNISSUED! From my stock of 'interesting things'. This is the white thin cardboard tag that would have been tied to any of the Eickhorn swords when sold new, or when they came from the factory. Never been issued, it has details to put the item/sword number cod or type and the length of the sword overall and the length of the blade. A great piece of original sales paraphernalia. If you have an unissued or mint sword, this would go perfectly.
ORIGINAL SS MARKED BLACK VERTICAL SS DAGGER HANGER. These original vertical hangers have just become impossible to obtain. Most now reside on the daggers themselves, so finding a loose one is a great find! Vertical hangers for the '33 SS dagger have existed for as long as the dagger has. So early ones do exist, these tended to be made as 'one offs' and quite a few variations exist (see Tom Wittmann;s SS book). Once the RZM was established in the mid 1930's then a formalised design was adopted and all vertical hangers were made in a similar way. This one is probably from this period, perhaps slightly later as the OLC marked clip is in plated metal, rather than a solid unmarked one. This vertical hanger has been on a dagger and has formed into the shape when carried. Good solid construction, with some age but little else. The cross strap that goes around the top of the scabbard and through the top ring, is a little cracked from age, but will still settle into place. Snap clip is marked OLC and RZM M5/71. Body of the hanger is moulded to the dagger it was on. Lower strap has deformed a little from age and wear, back has crinkled with age. The actual vertical hanger is nicely marked down the centre strap with SS runes in a circle and makers code 1/?(could be 58 or 56 or 38 but it's worn on that part and virtually unreadable ) followed by the RZM stamp in a circle. A great vertical hanger, needs a nice SS '33 for it to go on!
ORIGINAL-NEAR MINT-SS OFFICERS PARADE SWORD/DAGEN-A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE. I am very lucky to be able to offer you a further example of these magnificent and rare swords. I had one a month or so ago, and it was sold immediately with a few disappointed collectors after the same item. This sword comes from the same source as the advanced collector has decided to 'slim down' on his sword collection. Introduced in 1936 and worn by SS officers only, it was 'awarded' and appears on the SS service lists as such. This one has beautiful heavily nickel plated hilt fittings, with the unique unscrewable pommel nut which reveals the tang/hilt locking devices underneath.Sword is completely untouched and has never been tampered with. These early SS swords are unique in their construction and apart from the Dachau produced swords, are, in my opinion, the only ones to buy and invest your money in, as they are completely original, and you can see they are nothing else! Black ebony grip is perfect, and all the vertical grip wires and backstrap are untouched and in near mint condition. The SS grip runes are perfectly positioned between the wires and deeply inset into the grip. The lower grip ferrell features great detail in the cast oakleaves. Underneath the crossguard are the small stamped SS runes or 'Kulturzeichen'. This is also stamped into the top of the scabbard throat. (in fact on this example the little SS runes have been stamped twice into the scabbard throat area, one each side of the blade aperture) The original white leather blade buffer is present and in very good condition. The blade is in near perfect mint condition, with a bright, but slightly matt finish. No damage, no sharpening and no 'nicks'. The blade length is approximately 30.5". This is an unmarked sword blade, SO common on SS swords (1936 SS chained dagger blades are unmarked too). The scabbard retains near 100% of its original black gloss finish. There is a small blob of old white paint half-way down. The sword must have been in the way when decorating was done! There is a VERY small light indentation in the reverse of the scabbard about 12" from the bottom. Hardly noticeable, but mentioned for clarity. The upper scabbard fitting has 2 retaining screws and is nickel plated. The lower scabbard fitting seems to be solid nickel and is a 'push -fit' type. A really superior example of the SS Officers dagen.
PAIR OF EARLY BRASS NAVAL DAGGER HANGERS! Whilst I sell a fair few sets of the gilded aluminium hangers, this is the type that I am often asked for. The aluminium sets were absolutely made during the Third Reich period, and if in good condition, look fantastic. However, before aluminium was 'discovered' and then cast in many forms, all the hangers, buckles etc etc were made of brass. Therefore this set would go perfectly with a nice early naval dagger from the early 1930's or even late 1920's. In my opinion this set were used from around 1934 onwards, and would certainly have been worn through the Third Reich period. The all brass types are really hard to find now, and I was lucky enough to buy these in America earlier in the year, but collect them only recently. They are a complete and matching pair, with all identical buckles and clips. The fire gilding is present on the buckles, but has worn off most of the clips etc. The cloth moire hangers are in near perfect condition, with very dark blue velvet backings. No signs of wear to the velvet pile. These will go quickly as I know a few of you out there are looking for an early set. Good luck!
PERFECT CONDITION 23cm BULLION DAGGER PORTEPEE. Whilst this should be one of the most common of portepees, trying to find a REAL original one in perfect condition, is pretty difficult. Used primarily on the 2nd. Patty. Luftwaffe dagger, was also used on the 1st. Patty. and TENO Officers, amongst others. In lovely condition. Has been on a dagger at some time. If you need one for your near mint or mint dagger, this is for you.
PERFECT SET OF RAD OFFICERS LEATHER HANGERS. A very elusive set of hangers to find, not supposed to be terribly rare, but I just don’t see nice original hangers for sale anywhere. These are a lovely set, finished in the normal tan brown leather with aluminium buckles, lower clips and slides. (There are some ‘de-luxe’ variations with metal swing tops and different lower clips, but these are even harder to locate) However, 99% of RAD Officers hangers are like these. The top clip/fitting is very wide and is made of nickel and also stamped with the ‘A’ for the Assmann accessory company. Leather straps themselves are in great condition with no cracking or damage and still nice and supple.
PERHAPS ONE OF THE RAREST SS SWORDS? AN OFFICER CANDIDATE WITH BULLION SS KNOT. I can honestly say I have only managed to own 3 of these in nearly 30 years. The first turned up on EBay when you could buy these things on there! ( I kept this one) another was in a sword collection I purchased and this is the third one. The Officer Candidate sword is virtually identical to a standard SS Officer sword, with one major exception, it does not have the SS large runes button on the grip. In fact it has no distinguishing markings on it whatsoever. These swords seemed to have all been direct private purchase items, a fact mentioned in Tom Wittmann SS book and semi-unofficial. This dagen is in super condition, with all nickel plating present. The black coloured ribbed grip has the nickel plated backstrap. The Ferrell on this sword is very decorative and a 'de-luxe' piece with very detailed leaves etc. Wrapped in the correct tie around the back strap and grip, is a really nice ORIGINAL SS Officers bullion sword knot. To see the quality and workmanship of a real one, is something to behold. The flat silver woven straps have twin black lines running down the edges. The stem of the actual ball has the SS runes 'woven' into the bullion material. The detail is very crisp indeed. The bullion ball itself is quite large and at the bottom it is finished with a matching piece of bullion strap material. Knot shows some age and proper usage, but suits this sword perfectly. (these knots are exceedingly difficult to find and fetch £800-£900 on their own!) The scabbard is in fine shape with no beds or dents. The black paintwork is in very good order, although could have been re-painted many years ago. Bottom nickel plated chape is in good order. The blade is again in great shape. A typical SS type blade with a polished semi-matt finish. No edge nicks or damage. It is totally unmarked, no maker details whatsoever. This usually indicates a Dachau piece, but I am not sure here as it's not stainless steel. If you collect SS edged weapons it is unlikely you have an example of the Officer Candidate. Here is a very decent example.
PERHAPS ONE OF THE RAREST SWORD KNOTS? CUSTOMS!!!!!!! I enjoy collecting swords still, and I am happy to say a lot of my customers do too! They are great value for money still, they are not reproduced and the variety is huge. Having a nice parade sword, complete with all the accoutrements, knot and hanger is very enjoyable. Like with daggers, some of the accoutrements for the swords are now very hard to find and in some cases, very expensive (SS sword knot for example). I found THIS knot in Germany recently, and whilst the dealer DID know what it was, it's such a rare knot, I thought it was worth the asking price. This is the sword knot for the CUSTOMS parade sword!!! A most unusual thing. Leather strap is dark green/black with 3 silver bullion wires running through. The actual ball of the knot has alternating silver and green threads.
PERIOD MADE SA DAGGER STYLE KNIFE. Purchased in Germany at a recent market, I have no idea what this is, but it's made like and with bits of an SA dagger. Could be a one off, could be theatrical? Has long 11" steel blade. Crossguard and pommel fittings like a SA dagger, grip is a modified SA dagger grip with no insignia. Weird thing, looks great!
POLICE OFFICERS SHAKO FRONT PLATE EAGLE. This is a very rare find, and I can't remember seeing one of these on their own, in a very long time. This is the OFFICERS version of the Third Reich Police shako front plate badge. You often see the Other Ranks eagle for sale, but never the officer version! It is significantly different. Much greater detail, bigger and deeper. The quality is amazing, with every little detail visible in the aluminium pressing. It is complete with the screw-bolt fittings to the rear. If you have an Officers Shako without the badge, it's your lucky day! If not, this is an amazing display item with a police collection.
POLITICAL ARMBAND FOR Ortsgruppenleiter - 1939-45. This is an impressive armband, as all High Ranking Political armbands are! This is a direct souvenir ‘bring back’ but will not be for the ‘mint, unissued’ collectors as this one has suffered from some moth damage over the years. Personally I think items like this also look really good, as they have suffered the ravages of time. They are ‘proper’ war time souvenirs and look great. The armband is complete and displays well. All the golden bullion weave is present and the insect damage is mainly confined to the red cloth. This is a blue piped ‘Ortsgruppenleiter’ Orts level political. Armband is not sewn at the back, the is still the original white printed lettering on the red cloth on the reverse which indicates which way up the cloth needed to be when cutting and making it. Overall a great looking armband for display, and if it could only tell it's story! Priced for condition, but this is half the price being asked for undamaged ones,
PORTEPEE/KNOTS FOR THIRD REICH POLICE BAYONET. A good, original example of the knot used on the Third Reich police bayonets. Suitable for any of the bayonets used by the police from 1933-45, either short or long, with and without clamshells. Cloth strap with red and silver lines, green and silver ball. Has been on a bayonet. I have several of these.
PRE-WAR FRENCH AIRFORCE OFFICERS DAGGER. A very nice example of a 1930’s French Airforce Officers dress dagger. Very ‘Art Deco’ in design with angular and square forms. Brass fittings to the hilt, crossguard and scabbard fittings. Scabbard is covered in very dark blue leather which is in good condition. Grip is a piece of highly polished black Perspex and has a wonderful stylised flying fox or bat inlaid into the material. The flying figure is beautifully made with outstretched wings and a detailed head and body. A lot of work went into this. I have never seen this on any other French airforce dagger, so it must be personal to the original owner. Perhaps a monogram or a 'night fighter' squadron symbol. It really adds to the piece and would be great to find out what it actually is. Blade is a stiletto type, nickel plated and in mint condition. The riccasso is deeply stamped with the Paris maker/distributor P.FOURY. Great looking dagger for those who collect other European types.
RAD HEWER LEATHER HANGER - PROFUSELY RAD MARKED. This is a great leather 'bullet' hanger for the RAD hewer. As usual this consists of the large flat leather backing that goes between the dagger and the uniform when it's carried. The leather is in great condition and nice and supple. It is black on the facing side and the reverse (next to the uniform) is brown. Deeply stamped into the leather is 'OTTO SINDEN BERLIN 1937@ and underneath is the triangular RADJ stamp with Ges. Gesch. The dagger is attached to the hanger via a wide metal snap clip. This is also marked on the reverse RADJ and Ges.Gesch. These are the only hangers made for the RAD hewer and ever dagger would have had one, however, as with most accessories which have disappeared over the years. The hanger is rarer than the dagger!
RAD OFFICERS DAGGER BY EICKHORN. This is a decent example of the 1938 officers dagger worn by all officers after the RAD heavy hewer was left to all other ranks. A very elegant and delicate dagger compared to the heavy hewer that preceded it. It was worn suspended from twin leather straps. The dagger has the normal bright silver plated hilt and scabbard fittings. There is a little lifting on the plating just to the top of the front grip plate, and a very little to the rear of the crossguard. This is VERY common with these dagger as the base metal and the plating break down over the years. It is VERY difficult to find one with no plate lifting at all. The ivory coloured grip plates are nearly perfect with no cracks but a very small chip missing from rear top corner. Crossguard has the RAD symbol, swastika and wheat sheaf's. Scabbard is a steel variety with nickel silver plating. Silver is worn in a few places, but still has about 70% covering. Blade is in decent shape, has not been sharpened, still has a clean polished surface. The RAD motto of Urbeit Adelt is still nice and clear. The reverse riccasso has the post 1938 Eickhorn squirrel etched into the surface. Overall a very acceptable dagger, and a lot better than most I see for sale. It has a few faults, but is all original and priced accordingly. A mint one of these is well over $2000 in the US.
RARE AND ELUSIVE LUFTWAFFE FORESTRY BAYONET. This is a premium example of the Luftwaffe Forestry bayonet. A strange sidearm as it's not a bayonet at all, but a knife with a stag grip and carbine type blade, but no means of attaching to a rifle at all! Carried by members of the Luftwaffe divisions, under the command of Goering, who was a huge hunting association/forestry follower. . These 'bayonets' are all identical and all made by the same company.Luftwaffe Forestry contingents. Blade is deeply stamped with the distributor one side WAFFEN-LOESCHE BERLIN. The reverse riccasso is plain on this one (not unusual) but they are made by Anton Wigen Chromolit-Besteckfabrik company. Beautifully shaped stag grips which are held in place with 3 removable bolts. Steel crossguard. Black steel scabbard with 100% black paint. A near mint piece.
RARE MAKER EARLY HITLER YOUTH DAGGER WITH MOTTO. These daggers continue to be in great demand, good examples are hard to find and the early examples with a more unusual maker, and vanishing off the market. This is an early, non-riccasso type blade, with full Blut und Ehre motto, by the rare maker GUSTAF L. KOLLER. Blade has been use and shows some wear, but is still very bright and clean, with the etched motto still very clear. Hilt/crossguard is nickel plated steel with most of the original nickel plating intact, but some wear near the crossguard etc. Chequered grips are fine with no damage. The nicely recessed enamel HJ diamond is perfect. Scabbard has most of the original finish remaining, which looks to be a combination of paint and the underlying blued finish. Brown leather belt loop is perfect, as is the cross loop for the hilt. The leather is maker marked with the oakleaf symbol and makers initials LFS.
RARE MAKER EARLY HITLER YOUTH DAGGER WITH MOTTO. These daggers continue to be in great demand, good examples are hard to find and the early examples with a more unusual maker, and vanishing off the market. This is an early, non-riccasso type blade, with full Blut und Ehre motto, by the rare maker GUSTAF L. KOLLER. Blade has been use and shows some wear, but is still very bright and clean, with the etched motto still very clear. Hilt/crossguard is nickel plated steel with most of the original nickel plating intact, but some wear near the crossguard etc. Chequered grips are fine with no damage. The nicely recessed enamel HJ diamond is perfect. Scabbard has most of the original finish remaining, which looks to be a combination of paint and the underlying blued finish. Brown leather belt loop is perfect, as is the cross loop for the hilt. The leather is maker marked with the oakleaf symbol and makers initials LFS.
RARE PATTERN THIRD REICH OFFICERS SWORD BY ALCOSO. Sword collecting is extremely rewarding, as apart from the size and display issues, you get a lot for your money and the variations are huge. This is a RARE Officers sword by ALCOSO, it features in John Angola's sword book on page 69 and it's the only one I have ever had of this type. Unattributed (no model number known) it a a lovely design, but has no eagle and swastika present. Laurel leaves feature on the front langet and are in great releif detail. Celluloid grip with 3 strands of perfect twised wire. . Hilt still has the original leather finger loop, which is most unusual. Hilt has a ronded pommel, not a dove head, and is quite unique in the design. Hilt is solid brass and has perhaps 85% of the original fire gilt present. Blade is STONE MINT and has the Alcoso scales trademark under the crossguard. scabbard is undamaged, and has most of the original paint, with the surface rough with age and some suface rust. A really nice sword and if you collect by pattern, one I guarantee you will not have. THIS IS A RARE SWORD PATTERN.
RARE SMALL DJ BOYS KNIFE WITH DIAMOND ON SCABBARD. There were two versions of this little knife, both identical, apart from one thing., SOME were available with the enamel HJ diamond installed into the middle of the scabbard. I have had a few of these over the years, but they are VERY hard to come by. Both of these little DJ knives were used by the Deutche Jungvolk aged 10-14, before they joined the Hitler Youth at 14, and then had the bigger HJ dagger issued to them. These little knives did not seem to be 'official' but were private purchase. Made of aluminium with a nice black steel scabbard. The HJ diamond is pinned through the steel and 'wiggles' a little. Dagger is in near mint condition, with nice black leather belt strap and cross loop. Near mint scabbard paint and the little steel blade has nearly 100% of the crossgrain polish. A great little dagger. Hard to find.
RARE SMALLEST SIZE KRIEGSFLAG 1.0m X 0.8m. One of the most difficult flags to find are these very small Kriegsflags or the Diennstflags. They are an ideal size for collectors, and can go inside a display cabinet, without overwhelming everything else. They measure 1 metre by 0.8 metres, about the size of a small rectangular table top. They were used and flown mainly by the navy on small inshore boats. They were also certainly used on U-boats and MTB's.This flag is virtually mint, with no damage or moth holes. The canvas hem has the rope sewn into the sleeve and the flag has reinforcing patches sewn into each corner. The colours are very bright and clear. The flag is made of the slightly rougher cotton material. The flying edge has the 8 lines of stitching running along to stop it fraying in the winds. This one is not marked. A really nice example of a great flag. These were fetching $800-$900 in the SoS show!!
RARE THIRD REICH SWORD KNOT-WATER CUSTOMS!!! This is a beautiful knot, is unissued, but of the Third Reich period. Has gold bullion ball, with black leather strap and triple gold lines running through it. Still tied in the original packing string, I regard this knot as 'new-old stock'. The water Customs sword is terribly rare, I have only ever had 2 in 40 years, so the knot is 100X rarer! however, if anyone has a sword and needs the knot, this must be an opportunity not to be missed. I obtained it from a good contact in Germany, who just had this knot amongst a pile of common ones. He had no idea what it was. I have never seen another,
RARE WEIMAR POLICE CLAMSHELL BAYONET. A lovely example of the rare Weimar period Police service bayonet with clamshell. Dating from the early 1930's this was the interim government between WW1 and the rise of the Third Reich in 1933. These bayonets were carried by both rural and city police. Black scabbard usually designate town or cite police. As those of you who read my descriptions a lot, I have a great fondness for the edged weapons carried by the German police forces. They are enormous and varied, a wonderful collection could be made by just collecting the different varieties. This Weimar police bayonet is of mid-length, about the size of a 'normal' police bayonet. Some could be as long as 18+", huge things, and must have been difficult to wear on a belt. Hilt and crossguard are a one piece casting, probably in brass with a nickel plating. They are in great uncleaned condition. Stag/antler grips are secured with nickel rivets and there is the 6-sided Weimar police eagle badge in the centre. Scabbard is standard police with nickel upper and lower fittings and a nice black leather body. Blade is stone mint and is of the nickel plated type. No damage, no nicks, lovely. The reverse riccasso is deeply stamped with the trademark for PAUL WEYERSBERG &CO SOLINGEN. These were the bayonets (well certainly the very LONG ones) that were reissued to the Third Reich police after the clamshell was removed, blade shortened and the grip insignia replaced) This one has escaped that process and remains in the original form as it was issued and worn in the early 1930's. A great bayonet!
RARE ‘FELDJAGERKORPS’ CLAMSHELL POLICE BAYONET. A really rare police bayonet with clamshell and the Weimar Police hexagonal badge on the grip with swastika in the middle of the birds breast. Miss-identified as 'SA Feldjagerkorps', these bayonets are actually just a rare progression of the Police bayonet throughout the 1930’s. Initially all police bayonets has a clamshell and a Weimar Police badge on the grip. In 1934/5 the badge was changed slightly to a Prussian eagle clutching lightning bolts with a tiny swastika on the birds chest. 1936 onwards, bayonets were recalled and had the clamshell removed and the new, very familiar oval Third Reich police badge installed. This is a rare surviving example from the 2 years w they were issued with this badge. Bayonet is the same size as standard police bayonets. Approx 16” overall. It has solid nickel fittings with stag grips. The Police star is pinned through the centre. Clamshell features an eagle with outstretched wings. Scabbard is in beautiful condition with black leather body and nickel upper abs lower fittings. The 13“ blade is by the unusual maker EDWARD CLEFF. They were a small family owned business in Solingen who made hotel cutlery as well as a selection of military weapons, swords, bayonets and SA daggers. They were formed in 1867 and went into liquidation in 1966. This blade is heavily nickel plated and in overall excellent condition. I purchased this bayonet in America and it was bought back by a returning GI. Unfortunately he decided to try and sharpen it at some time (very common occurrence!) and there is evidence of this in the lower part of the blade down to the point. With a little work, I know you could remove most of the scratches and sharpening marks. A shame, but it is what it is and part of the ‘spoils of war’. A really great looking bayobey overall and very rare.
RARELY ENCOUNTERED LATE WAR COMPLETE NAVY DAGGER BY ALCOSO WITH KNOT AND MATCHING HANGERS. This is a really rare find, and if you collect Third Reich navy daggers, you will appreciate this even more. With the constraints of the war continuing to use up valuable resources, the manufacture and wearing of dress daggers gradually came to a complete stop. Brass and steel was in short supply, so other materials were utilised to manufacture most daggers. This was very true with navy dagger production. The brass scabbards were replaced with steel ones and the hilts, pommels and crossguards were made of a grey composite alloy and then gilded. At the time they looked fantastic and just like the earlier pieces. However, after 80+ years these particular daggers have not lasted very well. The alloy usually expands internally and destroys itself, cracking and looking terrible. The gilded surfaces on the scabbards usually wear off, revealing the silver flash vest underneath. (This is where the naval ‘administration’ myth comes from). You cannot apply gilt directly to a steel surface, it does not stick! They then silver plated first and then gilded over the top as gilt adheres to silver! A real mish-mash of techniques to get to a final product. THIS navy dagger is a real exception to the rule and has survived completely intact despite the ravages if time, hence making it a really rare beast. This navy dagger is made by ALCOSO and has the very last type of trademark they used. Sideways along the blade, with Alcoso, AWS (not ACS) and Solingen in script lettering. This type was only used from 1942 onwards. The pommel and crossguard retain over 80% of the original fire gilt. The crossguard has the diamond pattern at the rear with the release button inset. Another feature of Alcoso products. The celluloid over wood grip is 100% perfect, and the very thin grip wire (another trait of late Alcoso) is wrapped all the way around. There is also an original navy portapee tied in the correct navy manner. Slightly frayed where the swing area is, but otherwise fine. The scabbard, as I mentioned before is a steel base with fire gilded surfaces. 85-90% intact! Amazing to see. The blade is a typical later twin fullered type, and is perfectly plain with no etched scenes. To my knowledge I have never seen an Alcoso piece this late, with anything but a plain blade. Blade is in very good condition indeed with no damage, pitting or blemishes at all. Nice looking blade. Attached to the scabbard rings are a really nice set of MATCHED navy hangers. These have the normal blue moire fabric fronts with dark blue velvet backing. The gilded aluminium buckles and clips are in great shape and show hardly any signs of wear t all. This is a real find, and whilst the early navy daggers have better quality, if you would like a later example, or you do collect types of navy daggers, this is one you should have as it represents the last period in their production.
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REALLY RARE 46cm KNOT FOR NAVAL OFFICERS SWORD ETC. Not too many people know that the sword knot tied to both the Weimar period and Third Reich period naval officers swords was LONGER than the ordinary naval dagger knot. It's approximately 4 cm's longer, and needed to be as the very complicate 'tie' used on the sword, took up much more cord to complete. It is obviously possible to put this on a navy dagger, and I have seen original daggers with them on, but there is much more cord left over and hanging down from the crossguard. This is a beautiful 100% original example made in rayon (early form of synthetic material) it is very golden in colour and would look fantastic on any of the Third Reich navy swords. It's in perfect condition, and shows no sign of wear or long term use. They are finished in the same way as standard navy knots, and this also has the 'puckered' end finish in the bottom of the ball. A very nice and rarely found knot. I have pictured it next to a 42cm knot, so you can appreciate the difference.
RED CROSS MAN'S DAGGER -NICELY RESTORED. A standard Red Cross man's dagger but this has been sympathetically restored in the following ways. All metal parts, which are usually finished in a mid-grey coating, have been properly nickel plated. The scabbard has also received a coat of new black gloss paint. It actually looks quite good, and certainly different. The blade is a standard finish and in very nice order, with razor sharp teeth to the sawback edge. I would imagine if this went into an auction, no one would be the wiser and it would sell for between the £400-£500 mark. You opportunity to buy a real example, but 'blinged up' and very reasonable!!
RED CROSS SAWBACK HEWER WITH ORIGINAL FROG. A lovely example of the Red Cross hewer as carried by Third Reich Red Cross personnel. In extremely nice condition with all of the slightly dull plating finish that distinguish these. Back chequered grips are undamaged. No plating lifting on pommel and crossguard. Scabbard is dent free and has 95% of the original coat of black paint. The original stiff, black leather bayonet type frog is attached the scabbard lug. These frogs are unique in size for this hewer and fit nothing else. Frog is stamped on the reverse 'Carl Busse Mainz 1940'. Blade is mint has the distinctive saw-back edge and blunted tip (apparently as per Geneva Convention rules?).All crossgrain polish present, and the normal marking of 'Ges Geschutz' stamped on the blade underneath the crossguard lozenge. A very pleasant dagger in near mint condition.
REICHSDIENSTFLAG (SERVICE FLAG) 1.5x 2.5. A good sized Dienst flag in good condition. Measures 1.5m x 2.5m and is marked on the white cotton rope sleeve. No other makers marks. It has ‘CuxHaven’ hand written in ink also on the hem. This is the place where it was liberated from and is on the North German coast.iFlag has very good colours, seen flying edge and reinforced corners by the rope sleeve. There are a few age holes or small tears. Mainly from vermin/mouse when stored. A good quality display item.
SA SINGLE SHORT DAGGERS HANGERS & TRIPLES. I have a number of the short, snub nosed, leather dagger hangers for the SA and NSKK daggers. I have both solid nickel varieties for the earlier dagger and the plated ones usually attached to the RZM period daggers. The RZM period hangers seem to all have RZM or maker marked clips and RZM stamps to the leather. I also have 2 sets of the triple hangers which incorporate the rare small leather loop that goes around the dagger grip. I have pictured all the ones available and they are priced from £70- 195 for the triple hangers. All are in good serviceable condition.
SENIOR FORESTRY BULLION/GREEN DAGGER KNOT. This is the CORRECT portepee or knot which is worn on the hilt of the Senior Forestry Officials cutlass. Worn with the cream celluloid hilted cutlass and tied in the same way as a parade sword. These are hard originals to find and really complete a Forestry Cutlass. Silver bullion ball/acorn, with green bottom insert. Flat bullion strap has twin solid green lines running the length. Platted slide is twisted green/silver. In near perfect condition, has been on a dagger, but no wear or damage.
SET OF ARMY HANGERS WITH METAL SWING TOPS. These are a de-luxe type of army hangers that would have been an 'extra cost' item for the owner. In perfect condition, these feature metal tabs at the top of the bullion straps, these are riveted around the top clip and enable the dagger and hangers to 'swing' with the movement of the wearer. This reduced wear to the cloth etc and was a very good design. Metal tabs are DRGM marked. Bullion straps are perfect as are the green velvet backings. Lower snap clips are the 'push up' variety and are decorated with oak leaves. In excellent condition, a VERY nice set of hangers for your army dagger.
SHORT 23cm PORTEPEE FOR LUFTWAFFE DAGGER. I have acquired just a few of the shorter 23cm portapees as used on the Luftwaffe daggers, both 1st and 2nd types. They are also used on a TENO officers dagger. These are in perfect mint and unissued condition, and are made of the war-time cellon, a form of early plastic, a derivative of celluloid. I have had these on daggers over the years, but never had any loose ones. They look really good and tie perfectly on the daggers. I only have a few, so if you are missing one for your later Alcoso Luftwaffe dagger, for instance, act now!
SHORT SA OR NSKK DAGGER HANGER - RZM PERIOD. This is the short leather hanger attached to the scabbard ring, for a SA or NSKK dagger. Both the oval buckle and the snap clip are RZM stamped and marked, so this would be for a transitional or later RZM period piece. The leather is intact but has shrivelled a bit with age. Still sound though. Complete and ready to go on a dagger of similar condition.
SHORT THIRD REICH 'OFFICERS' FIRE DEPARTMENT DRESS BAYONET. A very good example of an early Fire Department dress bayonet. According to Tom Johnsons books the shorter Fire dress bayonet was worn by officers and senior NCO's. This is a nice all steel variety, which is heavily nickel plated. Chequered plastic grips. Nice scabbard with most of the original paint. Blade is of course the shorter variety and on this example is a 'carbine' type with a false top edge. Blade is in mint condition. There is no maker on the blade riccasso. Married with a nice frog and fire department knot and this is a choice example.
SMALL HITLER YOUTH DOUBLE SIDED PENNANT. I am not entirely certain what this little pennant was used for or flown, however it is extremely well made and of high quality cotton. About the size of a HJ armband, it is of 3 piece construction and double sided. The HJ centre swastika is actually embroidered onto a white baking and then onto the red body. In excellent condition with no moth or damage. An ideal display piece with HJ knives or similar.
SMALLER DJ BOYS KNIFE (Fahrtenmesser Der Deutsche Jungvolk) This is the much smaller hike knife carried by the DJ boys (10-14) before joining the Hitler Youth proper. They are thought to be ‘private purchase’ items. These are always identical in construction with a cast aluminium hilt and crossguard, black chequered grip plates and quite a thin ‘Bowie’ shape small pointed blade. The scabbards were steel tubular, painted black, with leather belt loop and cross strap with snap popper. This one seems to have been properly used and worn at some time, and the blade has been carefully and slightly sharpened. After all, like the HJ knives, these were MEANT to be used. In overall very good condition and a perfect addition to any HItler Youth collection. Quite a rare knife in good condition.
SOFT ZIP-UP DAGGER CARRYING/STORAGE BAGS. After quite a bit of searching I have found a supplier for these medium sized dagger bags. In black vinyl with a very soft flock interior. They measure approx 17” x 4.5” overall. These are big enough for most of the common daggers. HJ,SA, army, navy and 2nd Pattn. Luftwaffe (just!). They will also just fit the smaller dress bayonets etc. Will not fit a 1st Luftwaffe or the long police bayonets. Great for long term storage, etc. (navy dagger shown for scale, not included!)
SOLID GREEN KNOT FOR FORESTRY OR SHOOTING DAGGER. This is a nice, used example to go with your Subordinate Forestry cutlass or on the Shooting Association dagger. In solid green cotton. Ball is all green and the straps are flat weave solid green fabric. Has been on a dagger at some time. A good accessory.
SS NCO'S DRESS SWORD, LONG BLADE WITH CORRECT SS Nco's BULLION KNOT - NUMBERED. A really good example of the parade sword as worn and possibly issued to SS NCO's. As a general rule most SS personnel were chosen for their physical attributes (height), amongst other things, so their swords are usually pretty long! This is the case with this one, and it has an overall length of 37.5 " with a 32" blade. The blade is devoid of any maker, very common with SS officers and SS NCO's swords, but it has an issue number '121' stamped into the riccasso. Blade is matt polished and I near perfect condition. The original cream (now dirty) blade buffer is in place. Hilt fittings are all nickel plated steel and in very good condition. The pommel displays the deeply cast SS runes. Sword grip is dark hardwood and painted black. Paint is still 75% present showing a polished wood elsewhere. Tied around the hilt is the CORRECT BULLION SS nco's PARADE KNOT. This is nearly identical to the SS officer knot (the bullion strapping is exactly the same) but it has a very large bullion ball with interspersed black/silver cords. I have a period photograph of 2 SS Allgemine solidiers in full uniform, one is carrying this exact sword with exact knot! Scabbard is lovely with no dents or bends, has virtually all of the original black paint. Top scabbard shows great detail and has the SS runes or SS-Kulturzeichen stamped into the scabbard throat. There is no bottom scabbard fitting on SS NCO's swords, just a steel drag. A nice example of a SS NCO's dagen. Complete with the correct knot, a rare find!
STONE MINT MINIATURE LUFTWAFFE DAGGER BY SMF -WITH ADVERT ON BLADE. With my passion for miniature daggers, I can wholeheartedly recommend this MINT example of the 2nd Pattn Luftwaffe dagger made by SMF. It is the larger type and measures nearly 9" overall. Only Alcoso made one in a similar size. Everything about this one is lovely. The grip is a nice orange colour being slightly lighter on the reverse. The tiny twisted grip wire is present and the aluminium pommel and crossguard have all their original finish, including the blackening in the background. The scabbard is stone mint with all of the original airplane grey finish present, and no signs of wear. The blade again is as bright as the day it was made, and has 100% of the original plating. On the reverse is stamped the SMF 'seated king' logo along with the DRGM lettering. The obverse of the blade has the advertising etch...'Seegers Getriebe' with what looks like a little cog wheel beside it. The vast majority of the SMF Luftwaffe miniatures have an advert of some description on the blades. They were obviously given away as favours and free gifts by te salesmen of these companies and there are quite a few variations, carpet factories, paper makers etc etc. This name and logo is for an engineering company in Hannover. They make/made machine gear cogs. Even better the factory is STILL in existence and production today!!! This is a superb miniature in superb condition.
SUBORDINATE FORESTRY CUTLASS WITH ORIGINAL KNOT. Another favourite dagger of mine is the Third Reich era Forestry Cutlass. You get a great design and a lot for your money. Some can be quite plain but most, like this one, have a lot of casting and engraving embellishment. It is also really hard to find a Subordinates cutlass, designated by the real stag grips (instead of the cream celluloid ones) This one even has its ORIGINAL solid green portapee. The dagger was a private purchase from a jeweller, who purchased all the jewellery etc from a family. For some reason this came with it. It therefore has not been in a collection before. All the fittings are solid cast brass. The hilt and D guard are heavily cast with oakleaves etc. The clamshell depicts a hunting dog or pointer poised on 3 legs. The lovely real stag antler grip plates are a super colour and there are the original 3 acorns on each side. The scabbard has plain brass upper and lower fittings and the black leather scabbard body is in great condition with no damage, nicks etc. Blade has the mid-1930’s ALCOSO trademark of A C S inside a set of scales. The blade is triple etched. Oakleaves on the spine and hunting scenes along each side of the blade. Alcoso etched panels were never very deep but all the etched scenes are clear and blade has not been damaged or sharpened. A great looking cutlass. If you have the senior version of this, the two would make a great pair and display well. Not a common dagger at all.
SUPER AND VERY RARE 'USED' CUSTOMS THIRD REICH SWORD KNOT The Third Reich customs service had their own, specific, designated dress dagger, but not an 'actual' sword. They used several varieties, and the Eickhorn catalogue mentions that there was a type authorised as a Customs sword, and also a pattern sword appears in the Third Reich era WKC sales catalogue as Model Nr. 1016 “Zollbeamten Sabel” (Customs Official’s Sabre).However, both of these swords would have had THIS specific sword knot tied on the hilt. An incredibly rare knot to find on it's own, and if you have one of the swords, this needs to go on it!! Wide black leather strap with triple silver wires running down the length. The ball has a plain stem, but the acorn has interspersed green and silver weave. This knot has been on a sword and has a little wear to the strap. Needs to go back on a sword!!
SUPER NAVY DAGGER BY WKC WITH HAMMERED SCABBARD AND ORIGINAL KNOT. It's nice to see daggers appear like this still. An untouched and uncleaned WKC navy dagger, with the factory option of a hand hammered scabbard finish. The dagger has been left to completely tone down, and is now quite a dark coloured brass. However, there is a lot of evidence of the fire gilding that was used to finish off the surface. The contrast is quite pronounced and is present in all of the protected areas. All round the pommel, in and around the crossguard and beside the scabbard bands and up at the top of the scabbard throat. The cream celluloid grip has no cracks or damage and the single twisted wire is intact and original to the piece. The ORIGINAL bullion 42cm knot is tied around the pommel neck and in the complicated naval tie around the crossguard. It has never been removed from this dagger and is frozen in place. The length that swings free from the tie and before the ball, has been period reinforced to stop it fraying further. The scabbard has the wonderful hammered option, which was at extra cost to the owner. Apart from toning down to a darker colour, it's in perfect condition. No dents, no damage. The blade is a typical WKC type with grey etched panels depicting anchors and dolphins. The blade is in MINT condition and the WKC Knights Head logo is deeply stamped into the obverse riccasso. Navy daggers are a favourite of mine, and this is a lovely, untouched example with great character.
SUPER THIRD REICH NAVAL DAGGER BY WKC + KNOT. This is a really good example of a very collectable dagger. This is a 2nd Pattn naval officers dress dagger by the WKC firm. They made a very high quality product and this reflects in the workmanship. Solid brass fittings throughout which retain 75% of the original fire gilding. Pommel is a typical WKC type with slightly elongated legs to the swastika. A nice cream celluloid grip with twisted brass wire. No damage or cracks to the grip at all. Tied correctly around the grip and crossguard is a 42cm bullion knot. This again is in excellent condition, with no fraying in the swing area. Crossguard has the blade release button on the reverse. Scabbard is in near perfect shape, with again about 75% of the fire gilding intact. As far as I can see, there is no dents or damage to the scabbard at all! Has been looked after! The blade is in MINT condition. Is heavily nickel plated and the charcoal grey etch on both sides is deep and perfect. This has a standard dolphin and anchor etch. The WKC trademark and letters are deeply stamped into the reverse riccasso. An extremely nice navy dagger.
SUPERB EXAMPLE OF A THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER PORTEPEE. A mint example of the golden coloured rayon 42/43cm knot as used on Third Rich naval daggers. This particular knot seems to have been tied to a dagger for some time and retains the bends and curls or being on the crossguard and pommel. In wonderful condition and a lovely colour. No damage or wear at all, and ready to tie onto your dagger. Acorn ball end has they great 'puckered' finish that seems to be on nearly all navy dagger knots. Navy knots are not easy to find and look great when tied to a dagger.
SUPERB TONED BULLION KNOT FOR NAVY DAGGER. I was very lucky to find this knot and another similar at a local fair. Unfortunately the vendor also knew it’s worth, so it was not cheap. However, these are rarer things to find and this is an absolute beauty. 42cm long and with the ‘puckered’ insert at the end of the ball. It’s made of a high content of silver bullion thread and has therefor toned to a slight ‘golden hue’. It’s in PERFECT condition and shows no signs of being tied to a dagger-ever! If you have a lovely, early high quality dagger without a knot, this is crying out to go on one. An absolutely lovely knot and so hard to find in this condition.
SWORD PORTAPEE/KNOT IN GREEN LEATHER-NEAR MINT. This is the standard, smaller sword knot worn with ALL Third Reich Wehrmacht parade swords. In beautiful condition, this knot has been on a sword and remains in a 'ghost' tie! So would be easy to slip back on a lions hear of dove head sword. It's in remarkable, mint condition. Perfect green leather and twin bullion wires running the length. Nice bullion acorn ball.
TERRIBLY RARE LONG BULLION SWORD KNOT FOR IMPERIAL NAVY SWORD. This is a knot you just won't find! There really do not turn up on their own, and if you have an Imperial naval sword without one, here is the opportunity. A long knot, over 44cm in length and made of thick bullion cord. Due to it's age (over 100 years) it's darkened down somewhat, but ideal for a 100 year old sword! The bullion has turned a golden colour and the black and red flecks are quite noticeable along the thread. The large ball is silver bullion and the 'stuffing' at the bottom is red and black cord. Ready to tied back on your Imperial sword! Don't miss this.
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THE DESIRABLE SMALL SIZE REICHSDIENST FLAG WITH NAVY MARKINGS. This is a good example of the Third Reich State Service flag in the very desirable small size of 0.5 x 0.85. It's the smallest flag made that was actually used and flown on ships etc. This one is ink stamped on the hem with the Kriegsmarine little eagle and swastika with 'M' underneath. Whilst not a mint flag, there are a few small aged areas or perhaps insect damage, but does not detract from the overall display at all. Made of the common rough sackcloth fabric, with a cream canvass hem, with integral rope. The dimensions and type of flag are ink stamped onto the hem along with the little eagle. These flags are ideal for drawer liners or an inconspicuous display background. Really hard to find in this size and also very popular with collectors.
THE RARE 'MISSING' EICKHORN 'ROON' FIELD MARSHALL SWORD. I have never owned this type of sword before, and although I remembered seeing a picture of it once in an early Eickhorn catalogue, I was really pleased to be able to buy it from a friend in the US. One of Eickhorn's marketing strategies was the introduction of the "Field Marshall Series". This series of swords consisted of 9 different models, all bearing names chosen from Germany's military heroes of the past. Collectors will know the names of most, Lutzow, Zeiten, Freiherr von Stein, Derfflinger etc etc. They are all beautiful swords and were introduced from about 1935 with the last variations appearing in 1938/1939. One particular pattern, the ROON had TWO hilt variations! One with an eagle and swastika on the langet the other without, the eagle was replaced with a large oakleaf. I never knew this until recently, and requests for information from a few senior dealer friends, provided me with a copy of the page in question from an early Eickhorn sales catalogue. The model in the sales listing is Nr. 1716 modeil ,,ROON" I have pictured a copy of the page on the description and I will provide a copy to the prospective buyer with the sword. It seemed that this hidden model option was available until quite late as this one has a gilded aluminium hilt. It's in lovely condition, but you can see it's been properly worn and used. There is slight polishing to the highlights on the pommel where it's rubbed against a uniform etc.Oakleaves form the major part of the decoration on this hilt and in addition to the huge single one on the langet, they appear all across the crossguard (small) as well as all the way up the backstrap and onto the pommel itself. A perfect black celluloid grip with the tell-tale triple aluminium grip wire. There is an original green leather/silver wire sword knot wrapped around the hilt in the correct manner. Seems to be the same age as the sword. Nice! Scabbard is in lovely condition with 90% of the original black gloss paint. Blade is a nickel plated type and in MINT condition. The 1937-1941 Eickhorn squirrel trademark is deeply stamped into the reverse blade riccasso. Overall length is 36 " with a blade length of 30". What the exact purpose of this sword was, will remain lost to time probably. When the existance of the Third Reich symbol was so prevalent everywhere, why was there an option of having a bladed weapon without it? To this end, this was not a popular option and this sword type is extremely rare and unusual.
THE RARE LUFTWAFFE FORESTRY BAYONET COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL BROWN FROG. After not finding one of these for years, this is the second acquired in 6 months, but it came as a part exchange from an existing customer, so was not in the 'marketplace'.This is a Luftwaffe Forestry "Waffen-Loesche" Bayonet w/Frog. Marked Ch.A.W., (Chromolit-Besteckfabrik, Arthur Wingen, Solingen). These dagger are ONLY made by this company. Several good theories exist as to exactly who wore these and why, but senior Luftwaffe NCO's seconded to Forestry duties, seems the best one. They are always slightly different in the extra markings some have, added numbers or letters stamped on the blade or crossguard etc. This one has a very nice pair of rounded stag grips with steel slotted bolts holding them on. Polished steel crossguard. Bayonet style scabbard with single long tab. This type of dagger is mentioned in the book 'Seitengewehr: History of the German Bayonet 1919-1945'. Scabbard body is painted black. There is an original Luftwaffe brown leather frog which matches the dagger. This is how they were carried and sometime with a green Forestry knot too. Lovely frog is near perfect condition. It's slightly smaller and narrower, especially for this dagger. It would not fit a K98 bayonet scabbard. Blade is a standard 'carbine' type common to all these daggers. Stamped on one side 'Waffen Loesche-Berlin' and on the other 'Ch. A.W.'. At some time, either period (or probably later) the blade is in very good condition, but has some very slight 'pits' on the surface towards the bottom, otherwise fine. These are VERY rare daggers now and so difficult to find. A nice thing!
THIRD REICH 'BEVO' ARMBAND FOR THE DEUTCHES ROTES KREUZ. This is the classic type of armband seen in nearly all of the pictures of war-time German nurses or medical personnel. Worn with a uniform on the left arm.This is a white cotton/linen base with a central red cross in 'bevo' cotton. In a circle around this are the 'German Red Cross' lettering. A little grubby, has been used. Sewn together as issued.
THIRD REICH 'OTHER RANKS' PARADE SWORD + KNOT. Not commonly seen as thy were very plain and uninspiring, they also did not depict any eagle and swastika either. This is a standard, plain issue Other Ranks 'walking out' or parade sword. I am pretty sure the issue and wearing of these was dropped pretty quickly in favour of the standard dress bayonet, but there are many early photographs of enlisted men wearing the dress/parade sword. This is a pretty long sword measuring 41" o/a. Would mean the original owner would have been just under 6' tall. Big in those days. Hilt is a very plain dove head affair, which was nickel plated over steel. Most of this has worn off now. Black celluloid grip has triple brass wires. There is an original enlisted man's portepee wrapped around the hilt. Green with thin silver wires. Shows age commensurate with the sword condition. Blade is nickel plated and 34" long. It's in near perfect condition and is deeply stamped with the maker RICHARD HERDER SOLINGEN. Scabbard is a standard black painted single hanger type, it is missing the throat at the top, but fits perfectly and the runners are still inside. An interesting sword, not in the best of condition externally, but with the mint blade and knot, easily worth the money!
THIRD REICH ARMBAND FOR ARMY RECRUITMENT OFFICER. Purchased with a similar armband, this particular is in white 'rayon' material instead of the cotton/linen variety. Everything else ids the same. Wehrmacht style, closed wing black eagle is sewn through the fabric 'bevo' style. Amband is a bit grubby overall, but other than that is in perfect condition.
THIRD REICH ARMY OFFICERS SWORD KNOT. This is the normal, standard sword knot that is found (or should be) on nearly every WW2 German Officers dress/parade sword. In green leather with twin silver bullion lines woven into the strap. Silver bullion ball. This knot has been on a sword and is a little freyed but not damaged, would slip nicely ont an exisiting sword. Difficult to find and will finish off a sword nicely.
THIRD REICH ARMY SWORD KNOTS - PORTEPEES. From my source in Germany I have obtained a selection of the green leather knots or portepees that are tied to lion's head and dove head parade swords. Virtually ALL swords would have had these for parade purposes and in my opinion a sword does not look complete without one. They really add to the appearance of a nice sword. These are all basically the same, but all slightly different due to manufacturing differences. Green leather straps with bullion twin lines running the length. A green/bullion braded slide and a bullion acorn ball. All have been on swords at some time and will tie back into their assumed position. All show a little use, but none are broken or cracked and will enhance the appearance of your sword.
THIRD REICH ARTILLERY OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A great, properly used and worn Artillery Officers visor peaked cap. Before you even pick it up you can see it has great character and shape. It almost has a ‘saddle like’ appearance as the front has remained in its very upright position. Made of quite thick and heavy green wool with the artillery red piping. There seems to be no evidence of moth nips, I can’t seem to find any. Black celluloid peak shows the correct amount of wear for its age. No cracks or damage. The insignia, wreath, roundel and national eagle are all in metal and original to the cap. The officers chin cords are also original to the cap. They are a little oxidised and have left a silver mark where it’s rested on the peak. Great to see really. The interior has the yellow rayon silk lining. It’s a bit loose at the edges but all there. The original makers label is printed in the lining and covered with the original celluloid diamond. The original leather sweatband is present with a little wear from proper use. The original owner has pinned his initials on little metal oval badges to the sweatband, they are HP. This is a cap with huge character. You know it’s been worn in ‘action’ and looks great.
THIRD REICH CASED MOTHERS CROSS IN GOLD. Instituted on 16th December 1938 and awarded for “exceptional merit to the German nation". It came in 3 grades, Bronze, Silver and Gold. This is a gold award for eligible mothers with eight or more children. It is complete with the blue hard case, with makers mark of Wilh. Deumer. This cross is complete with the original ribbon, and unlike many others, has been used and worn by the recipient. The ribbon is a little grubby and the ends are sewn together. The interior of the case shows age and the rayon silk hinge is a little torn in one corner. Has great character.
THIRD REICH ERA DE-LUXE PRIVATE PURCHASE RURAL POLICE BAYONET WITH FROG. A truly superb Third Reich Officers Rural police bayonet by Carl Julius Krebs complete with the original beautiful tan brown leather frog. As I have mentioned many times before the variety of Police bayonets throughout the Weimar and Third Reich period is huge, and these can easily form a large collection in their own right. This is a smaller and quite dainty ALL ALUMINIUM hilted Police bayonet, most likely an Officers private purchase. It's in beautiful condition and virtually mint. The aluminium hilt is as bright as the day it was made and had fantastic detail to the 'birds beak' and crossguard. The stag grip plates are perfectly formed and cut, the aluminium open police eagle sits in the middle of the grip. This bayonet was made by Krebs and they had a tendency to make their police bayonet scabbards from steel rather than leather. This is the case with this one. The scabbard body is steel and is beautifully period painted a tan brown colour and still has 99% of the original paint. Krebs still fitted the nickel upper and lower scabbard fittings and they still used staples to fix them to the body! A great variation and actually quite rare to find one. The blade is in mint condition throughout and has full bright nickel plating. The Krebs logo is deeply stamped into the riccasso. A super bayonet, another variation and in sensational condition.
THIRD REICH FIRE BAYONET/SWORD KNOT. These are a popular portepee/knot to find and this is one of the few I have left in stock. Used on all of the Fire Dept bayonets and also on the Officers sword. Black leather strap with silver bullion thread running down each side. The ball is made with interspersed silver bullion and red bullion cord. This has been on a dagger and tied accordingly, there are a few of the silver threads which are loose etc. Once tied back on a dagger, will look fine.
THIRD REICH FIRE OFFICERS PARADE SWORD - EICKHORN -WITH KNOT. As pictured and listed in the Eickhorn catalogue, this is the plain gilt hilted parade sword carried by Fire Officers. It has a plain, rounded dove-head hilt, with no engraving. Completely smooth. No political or military affiliation so no swastika on the piece at all. The hilt is gilded aluminium, but the gilt has dulled down to a brass like finish. Black celluloid grip with thin twisted grip wires. There is an original to the piece, Fire sword portepee. If you peek under the knot at the hilt, you can see the protected surface and rub marks. Scabbrd is black painted steel. The blade on this piece is marked with the post 1938 Eickhorn squirrel. Blade has a steel finish reather than a nickel plated on and is quite dull in places, but would certainly polish up. No damage or pitting though. If you have a Fire bayonet, dagger collection, they certainly wore this sword too!
THIRD REICH FIREMAN'S BRASS PARADE SWORD-EICKHORN. In addition to the fire parade bayonet, all enlisted men also had a parade sword. It was usually a very plain, unadorned piece, with smooth brass finish. This is exactly that. All brass fittings, with absolutely plain surfaces. Nice black celluloid grip with twisted wire. No damage. plain nickel plated blade with STAMPED post 1938 Eickhorn trademark under langet. Scabbard has all original paint, but has been used for sword fighting!!! So has bumps and nicks on the lower edges. A standard no nonsence sword. A FIRE sword is quite a rare beast.
THIRD REICH GREEN LEATHER WEHRMACHT OR's SWORD OR BAYONET KNOT. This is the 'green' leather knot used on the other ranks parade sword or dress bayonet. Quite plain, consists of green leather straps with bullion ball with interspersed green silver cords. Nice thing.
THIRD REICH LONG POLICE BAYONET BY ALCOSO. A good example of the Third Reich updated police dress bayonet, that started life in the Weimar period. This has been used and worn a fair bit. However, it's a proper and 100% real example. This is the variety that is slotted and has a release button, so could be fitted to a Mauser K98 rifle. Hilt is nickel plated and in good condition. Nice set of stag antler grips with aluminium Third Reich police badge installed. This bayonet started life as a longer police bayonet with a clamshell and Weimar police star shaped grip badge. These were re-issued to the Third Rich police forces after the removal of the clamshell, shortening the blade and scabbard and adding a new grip badge. There is evidence of this on the grip (a filled in old rivet hole) and the blade is shortened at the tip. Blade is a nickel plated type in good order. The ALCOSO trademark is stamped into the reverse riccasso. The grip spine and the spine of the blade are stamped with the number 11. There are no other numbers on the piece. Scabbard is black leather and is a little scuffed in places. A good polish should sort that out. The top scabbard fitting has lost some of it's plating due to being underneath a leather frog. A very decent bayonet, competitively priced.
THIRD REICH MOTHERS CROSS IN GOLD WITH ORIGINAL CASE. This Mothers Cross is in it's original issue case. The box is marked on the inside lid with a Vienna (Wein) maker. Cross is in excellent condition with no damage. It has the original ribbon and this seems to have been properly worn etc as the ribbon is grubby. These crosses were awarded for 8+ children! good looking award.
THIRD REICH NAVAL DAGGER WITH LATER EICKHORN TRADEMARK. A very nice example of a WW2 Kriegsmarine dress dagger by Eickhorn. Eickhorn seems to have been the most prolific manufacturer of naval piece, closely followed by WKC. This one is untouched and apart from a little cleaning over the years by the previous owners, has remained as it should be. All brass fittings, a nice cream celluloid grip with original brass twisted wire wrap. No damage to the grip at all. A lovely, original 42cm navy portepee is tied in the correct manner around the crossguard and pommel. Nice brass scabbard with two VERY light carrying indentations to the surface, otherwise fine. Dagger does not retain much of the original fire gilt that once would have been on the surfaces, but the brass finish is extremely nice and even in colour. The blade has the standard dolphins and anchor etc and is in MINT condition. The riccasso has the post 1941 Eickhorn squirrel deeply stamped into it. This is the one where the squirrel is looking over its shoulder. A very nice looking dagger, and good to get the more unusual later Eickhorn mark.
THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER BY HOLLER WITH SAILING SHIP BLADE, HAMMERED SCABBARD AND ORIGINAL KNOT. One of my favourite makers for the navy dagger. This is a classic, Holler produced navy dagger and comes with the extra cost hammered scabbard. Purchased from the son of the veteran who bought it back as a souvenir. All brass fittings and construction. Overall finish has toned down in many places to a pleasant golden hue. There is some of the original fire gilding present in the recesses etc. Nice white celluloid over wood grip with no cracking or damage. It is wrapped with the 'trademark' springy wire, that Holler used for their daggers and swords. Holler crossguard with the prominent 'nipples' at the end of each crossguard arm. There is the original 42cm navy bullion portapee tied in the correct manner. Shows no real wear and is in excellent condition. The scabbard has the same brass hue as the rest of the piece, and is the extra cost 'hammered' variety. There is a small carrying indentation, right at the very bottom of the scabbard. Obviously done at the time, as it age and colour match everything else. This is a very tiny blemish, and as every collector knows, very common on navy daggers, due to the softness of the brass. Blade is lovely and in near mint condition. The sailing ship pattern is double etched into the blade and is extremely clear with nice background colour. Holler only did one etch on their navy blades, a sailing ship type. A very nice example of this makers product, with some nice age and character. A set of hangers would complete it perfectly.
THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER BY RARE MAKER - PUMA. Navy daggers, like the vast majority of Third Reich edged weapons were made by a large variety on manufacturers. Whist there were not as many as SA makers (over 200+), there were some great variations and varieties. This example is made by the PUMA Werk company. A maker not commonly found on navy dagger and hence quite a rare item. The characteristics of this dagger are shown well in Tom Wittmann's navy book, and pictures on pages 288-289. All the brass fittings, pommel, crossguard and scabbard are just brass now. There are some small traces of the original fire gilding underneath the knot and at the scabbard band edges. The dagger has not been cleaned or polished in a while, so has toned down to a matt brass finish. The eagle pommel is very distinctive, very well defined details and a great piece of casting. Grip is a cream celluloid, with thin single brass wire wrap. No damage or cracks. Tied in the correct manner is the original navy bullion knot. It's 'frozen' in place so has been there a very long time! There is a small bit of fraying on the cord at the swing point, but otherwise a nice knot. Scabbard has the flatter edged scabbard bands, associated with the PUMA product. Both throat retaining screws are present and unturned. Scabbard is virtually damage and dent free. One very small carrying dent in the middle of the lower section. Blade is untouched and is in near mint condition. The etch on PUMA pieces is unique. To start with it is quite lightly done, so there is not the definition you have with say Eickhorn pieces. However, the etch is very pretty and in perfect condition. It features a central anchor in a panel and sea plants above and below. All contained in a longer light grey panel. Puma produced both the anchor panel and the sailing ship type.On the reverse riccasso the trademark of a Puma cat is stamped in a diamond with Solingen stamped underneath.(this is the second type of logo they used) There is a green baize cloth blade buffer. A nice looking example of perhaps a navy dagger you don't have in your collection. These regularly fetch well over $1000 in the US, and sell very quickly. I have tried to price this as competitively as possible.
THIRD REICH NAVY MOIRE OFFICERS DAY BELT AND DAGGER HANGERS. Here is an opportunity to the purchase the blue moire officers belt with the gilt metal fittings , along with a matched pair of the dagger hangers. This is exactly how the dagger would hav been suspended and worn on a day-to-day basis. The 2" wide fabric belt is made of a silk moire ribbed weave and backed in blue velvet. There is a brass gilt adjustable buckle with naval anchor motif on the front. Further along the belt are 2 lions head clasps with loops underneath. This connect to the dagger clips. Belt is in very good condition, with just a few moth nips to the cloth. The blue velvet inner is in perfect condition. All the buckles and lions head slides have 100% of the gilt. Attached to the slides are a matched pair of navy dagger hangers. Again is great condition, have been used so just a little sign of wear. Lions head buckles and clips are gilded aluminium and are a MATCHING set. Blue moire cloth is in excellent shape and the blue velvet backings are fine, with no real sign of wear. Just attach these to your navy dagger and you will have the complete rig---as worn!
THIRD REICH OFFICERS SILVER BULLION BREAST EAGLE. This is a super example of a high quality Officers silver wire breast eagle, removed from a tunic. In excellent condition with no damage or fraying to the silver wire. Reverse has most of the original dark paper backing. The silver eagle seems to be sewn to a black wool backing, so this would have probably gone on a black Panzer tunic. I can’t think of a different combination. Lovely eagle.
THIRD REICH OFFICERS SWORD KNOT. This is the standard sword knot as tied and worn to 99% of Third Reich army officers parade swords. Green leather strap with twin silver wire lines and silver bullion ball. In near perfect used condition, this has been on a sword at some time, so will go nicely on your lion's head or dove head sword. IN HAVE 2 NEARLY IDENTICAL
THIRD REICH OFFICERS SWORD PORTAPEES. An important accessory for your Third Reich Officers parade sword. Were worn on all 'lions head' or 'dove head' swords, from senior NCO upwards. These knots/portapees were all basically the same construction. A green leather strap with twin silver lines running their length in silver bullion wire. Green leather braided slide and solid bullion acorn type ball. There were many manufacturers making these, so there are subtle differences in construction, especially how the space inside the bottom of the ‘ball’ was finished off. I have listed all these 4 together. Finish off our sword with one of these.
THIRD REICH RED CROSS HEWER AND FROG. A very good example of the Red Cross mans hewer with saw-back blade. Pommel and hilt fittings still have all of their dull nickel lacquered finish, no damage and no wear. Chequered grips are perfect. Scabbard has most of the original black paint finish, some has lifted on the front but shows the ‘blues’ metal undercoat etc. Scabbard has the original wide fitting black leather frog which is in excellent condition. This black frog is specifically made ONLY for Red Cross hewers , they don’t fit anything else. Every hewer HAD to have this frog, there was no other way to wear them , so it’s always a question why these hewers turn up without a frog? (They are also very difficult to remove!). The blade on this dagger is virtually stone mint with just a small finger smudge at the top. Has all of the cross grain polish and the saw-back edge is frighteningly sharp! A good looking dagger.
THIRD REICH SHOOTING ASSOCIATION STICK PIN. This Association, the Deutscher Shutzen Verband, was made up of volunteers and an amalgamation of all the private shooting clubs across Germany. It was not one instance very long due to the start of the war. This is a members stickpin and is the same as the badge found on the clamshell of the daggers themselves. Enamel and silver badge. Two tiny swastikas around the edge. Nice twisted pin and beautifully maker marked on the reverse. E.Schmudhusser (?) Pforzheim.
THIRD REICH VETERANS ASSOCIATION STICK-PIN SHOOTING BADGE. The Veterans Association or Kyffhäuserbund, was made up of ex-soldiers and reservists. It was disbanded in 1943 by Adolf Hitler. This badge is a shooting award stick pin and consists of the Kyffhäuserbund memorial with crossed rifles and a small blue enamelled swastika in the centre. Bronze/gilt colour with a nice twisted pin on the reverse.
UNDER TUNIC SWORD HANGER. This the fabric and leather arrangement for suspending a sword (or dagger) from underneather an uniform. Canvas type strap with brown leather tear-drop and nickel clip. In excellent condition and would finish off a sword rig very nicely.
UNISSUED - STONE MINT 23cm BULLION PORTEPEE. A beautiful, unissued and still with factory tied string, 23cm aluminium bullion portepee for the Luftwaffe and TENO daggers. Mainly used on these, but does appear on others. This is as it was made some 75 years ago. If you have a mint or unissued piece, this is the knot for you. These 'new-old stock' items still trickle out of Germany etc when they are found. Lovely accessory.
UNISSUED THIRD REICH NSDAP GILT BUCKLE AND GILT 'D' RINGS IN PACKET. Survived all these years as 'unissued' stock, here is a NSDAP gilded officers claw belt buckle complete with the paper RZM label still attached. Would have gone on an officers brown leather belt. Gilding is still 99% mint with one small area of corrosion on the reverse. Buckle is stamped in tiny letters RZM M5/71. This was for Overhoff and Cie..Ludenscheid. They made many metal uniform accessories. Along with the buckle are an unopened packet of NSDAP gilded 'D' rings. There are 12 in the packet. It is slightly split open on the reverse so you can see inside at the 'D' rings! Otherwise completely mint and unissued. A great talking point. Both new 'old' stock, saved for 70+ years.
V.RARE EARLY PRODUCTION GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS DAGGER BY EICKHORN WITH ‘SLOTTED’ POMMEL NUT. A wonderful dagger in near perfect/mint condition, with one unusual feature. Most of these daggers,whether made by Eickhorn or Alcoso, have apommel/tang locking nut with two tiny holes in them. This requires a special tool in order to assemble or disassemble the dagger. Initially in the Eickhorn production, they used a’slotted’ normal screwdriver type head for this locking nut. No idea why they changed it very quickly to the 2 holes type, perhaps it didn’t look elegant enough or was too easy to take apart? All other aspects of the dagger are identical. Dagger is the usual high quality Eickhorn production, with heavily plated antique silver fittings throughout. Beautiful detail to the hilt and cross guard, with the typical ‘upswept’ wings on the cross guard. Grip plates are beautiful mother of Peal type finish and have a lovely patina colour. Scabbard is in perfect condition with no dents or damage. 100% silver plating intact with oak leaf scabbard bands and smaller hanging rings. Blade is in MINT condition with all cross grain polish. Super blade! Blade buffer in place. Reverse of blade has the etched post-1938 Eickhorn squirrel. I took a chance and carefully removed the pommel nut!!! All parts are 100% matching and they are all marked or stamped with the number ‘26’. This was used in the original assembly process to keep all the same parts together. Even the slotted pommel nut/sleeve is stamped with ‘26’ on the shaft!! A SUPERB dagger in every way, I only know of 2 or 3 of these daggers. Tom Wittmann has one in his collection and another was sold a few years ago on Craig Gottleibs dagger sure (stock photos of it still available to view) This variation was ONLY made by Eickhorn, and only for a very short time.
VARIOUS ORIGINAL ARMY DAGGER HANGERS. I have several sets of original army dagger hangers. All in good serviceable condition, and with variations of hardware.De-luxe tops, plain clips etc etc. Priced from £125 upwards. Please contact me for a choice.
VERY EARLY DLV FLYERS KNIFE-NUMBERED. A quite early example of a very nice DLV flyers knife by Gebruder Heller with their unique ‘balloon man’ trademark. All nickel construction, with all metal parts in beautiful condition. Dark blue Morocco leather covers the grip and scabbard, and this is also in perfect condition with no tears, rips or damage. The cross guard enamel swastikas are undamaged (very common). Stamped on the cross guard just behind the swastika ‘block’ part, are the numbers ‘A 170’. This is also stamped into the throat of the scabbard! Obviously a way of registering the dagger when it was issued at the DLV flight school. Very neat! The cross guard arm on one end is also stamped with a Waffenampt tiny stick bird. This is an inspection mark. There is also Waffsnampt bird stamped with the numbers on the scabbard throat. Very unusual to see this. Super detail and always something different to discover! Attached to the single scabbard ring is the integral short leather hanger and nickel clip. The leather is a little fragile but intact and all there. The blade is in excellent shape. No damage or sharpening. Very bright and clean surface with a lot of cross grain polish. The Gebruder Heller trademark and company name are deeply etched into the blade surface. A very nice DLV dagger with some unique gestures and qualities. There is not another one like this!!0
VERY EARLY EICKHORN (DEUTCHE JAGERSCHAFT) HUNTING ASSOCIATION CUTLASS-UNCLEANED. Always enjoy acquiring Hunting and Forestry edges weapons. They are beautifully designed and are very elegant. This was ore of the nicest daggers produced by the Eickhorn company and features, as this exact item, on page Of the Eickhorn sales catalogue. Dagger has been left as it is for many years and all of the nickel silver parts have toned down to a dark grey/black colour. The stag grip is in perfect condition with a smooth surface. The small silver Hunting badge is pinned through the middle and features the stags antlers with the tiny swastika in the centre. The crossguard and clamshell are all toned black. The green leather scabbard is in great condition with no damage, creases or tears. The 13” long, single edged blade features etched Hunting and shooting scenes along both sides. The riccasso has the 1933-35 Eickhorn trademark deeply stamped into the surface. The blade etchings are in perfect condition and extremely clear. Unfortunately, at some time long ago, the blade edge was lightly sharpened. It has not affected the etched scenes, but is visible along the false edge. This was done many times by unthinking soldiers etc when returning from the war. It was a knife after all, why not sharpen it! Anyway, done now and it’s part of its history. A beautiful dagger nonetheless and the sharpening is not really noticeable. This would happily have been a £1600 piece, but I have priced it accordingly to make up for the blade sharpening.
VERY NICE EARLY NAVY MOIRE DAY BELT WITH BRASS FITTINGS. This is a smashing naval dark blue moire day belt, and an early one too. Would have been after the Imperial time as the belt buckle is different, and before Third Reich as the fittings are solid brass. What also gives away it's age is the velvet backing to the belt is dark purple not blue. Usually this colour was only used/found on Imperial navy dagger hangers, so this belt could be late 1920's even. Anyway the design of these belts were the same from post Imperial, through the Weimar navy and into the Third Reich era. A very nice belt, quality material, with heavy sold brass fittings, buckle, sliders etc. It has the original owners name inked inside the back of the buckle. In great condition, with a tiny patch of wear to the moire material just beside the buckle. Hard to find, and if you have an nice early navy dagger with a set of early brass dagger hangers, this will compliment them perfectly.
VERY NICE EXAMPLE OF MID-PERIOD ARMY DAGGER WITH STRAPS AND KNOT. This army officers dagger is in very nice condition indeed, and has a nice orange coloured celluloid grip.The plating remains completely intact over all of the metal surfaces of the pommel, crossguard and scabbard, although the crossguard seems to be made of aluminium. Grip has a nice twist to it and the original 42cm bullion portapee is tied in the correct army manner. The crossguard has an unusual eagle design, the bird's head is quite large with a prominent eye. It's not a type I recognise. No damage or dents to the scabbard. The blade is virtually full mint, with a couple of minor smudges that will polish out, otherwise it has all of the polishing crossgrain. There are a very nice set of hangers with the dagger and look to be the original set. De-luxe fittings with metal taps at the top for reduced swing wear. The green velvet backs show honest wear, as this has been worn against a jacket. Very good example of a nice army rig.
VERY RARE ORIGINAL LARGE TYPE SS NCO'S BULLION SWORD KNOT. This is the large, all bullion sword knot that is virtually identical to the SS Officers sword knot, but lacks the woven SS runes on the knot stem. There has been a little confusion over the years where these were actually worn as they have turned up on bayonets as well as swords. I recently found an original period portrait photo of two brothers in the LAH posing in their full black SS uniforms. Both were NCO's. One is holding his SS Nco's parade sword and as clear as day, the large bullion SS knot (without runes) is shown tied around the hilt. I have included a copy of this picture. This knot is in virtually mint condition. Thick wide bullion straps with the twin black lines running up each side. The large bullion ball has alternating black and silver threads on the ball and the crown. The stem and slide have a 'zig-zag' black and silver weave. The bottom of the ball has a section of the strap material inside. An absolutely super knot, and in my opinion as rare, if not rarer than the Officers version. This came back from the SoS in the US and was the ONLY example I could find there in 1700 tables!! If you have a mint or near mint SS NCO's sword, you have to have this knot.
VERY RARE SET OF LEATHER ‘BRAIDED’ LEATHER HANGERS FOR THIRD REICH NAVAL SWORD. An extremely difficult set of hangers to find. These are the braided leather ‘dog lead’ long hangers used on the navy parade sword. Made of intertwined round leather strips and plated together similar to a contemporary old type lead. At each end are the gilded aluminium clips and regain chain, similar to the standard navy hangers. The leather is very prone to damage and breakage, so very difficult to find a decent set. All dagger and sword accessories are hard to find, these sword hangers especially. As the clips and snap clips are of gilded aluminium, these were made later in the 1930’s and so will be perfect for a late Weimar or Third Reich period sword. Nice set! Rare!
WEHRMACHT OFFICERS WAFFENROCK + AIGUILLETTES IN NEAR MINT CONDITION -ORIGINAL NAME INSIDE. A very nice condition, medium size Army Leutnants Waffenrock of Infantry Regiment 88. All matching wire woven Officers insignia,with White Waffenfarbe for Infantry, high quality Officer wire woven breast eagle, complete with a set of the dress Aiguillettes. There is NO moth damage or staining. Constructed in the higest quality cloth, complete with the tailors label of KARL PUCKERT -DUSSELDORF. In addition there is a retailers label on the inside pocket for Ernst Baymann of Dusseldorf, and the inked original owners name which looks like 'Freidrrich Kemaklos' (difficult to read).maybe a hole cut inside for dagger or sword hanger ???
WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF EARLY LAND CUSTOMS DAGGER WITH ORIGINAL STRAPS AND KNOT. This is an early, high quality example of the Land Customs Officers dagger by WKC. This is one of the early examples with no aluminium content to the hilt or scabbard fittings. The Pommel and crossguard are heavily silver plated and have toned to a nice 'smokey black' colour with patination. The crossguard still shows quite a lot of evidence of the bright silver plating finish, which has been protected by the still present laquer! This is repeated again on the scabbard fittings where the missdle and bottom have gone black but the area underneath the crossguard eagle etc, has remained a silver colour and protected by the lacquer! Looks amazing and gives the dagger immense character. The dark green leather on the grip and scabbard remains in perfect shape, with good colour and no damage. Tied in an 'army style' is an original 42cm bullion portapee. It again is in good condition, with a little wear from use. ( whist there IS a specific green/silver portapee for Customs daggers, nearly all of the daggers I have owned have just had the plain army style portapee). The blade on this dagger is MINT with full crossgrain polish and the WKC trademark on the reverse. It is accompanied by the original Land Customs hanging straps, which show proper, honest wear to the Kelly green velvet on the reverse. The bullion fronts with twin green lines are perfect, as are all the fittings, slides and snap clips. The buckles feature 'laurel leaves' around the edges, which match the laurel leaves on the dagger pommel. A most pleasing Customs dagger indeed.
WONDERFUL SET OF RED CROSS OFFICERS DAGGER HANGERS. These shouldn’t be as difficult to find as they are, but nice sets are hard to obtain. The hangers for the Red Cross Officer are quite unique and don’t share any components with any other hangers. Fittings are made of lightweight aluminium and the buckles are oval and smooth. The cloth facing fabric has thin twin red lines stitched in parallel lines each side along their length. The reverse are always in a mouse grey velvet. Top clip is again in aluminium and similar to a Luftwaffe one, but much lighter and more delicate. These particular straps are quite long and in great condition. There is one small rust stain on the fabric but absolutely no wear or other damage. A really nice set of hangers to complete your dagger.
WW2 CZECH M32/v HELMET- RE-ISSUED TO LUFTSCHUTZ. A great Czech pre-WW2 steel helmet. Captured by the Germans after 1939 and re-painted and re-issued to the Luftschutz. Helmet itself is in great original condition and is complete with original liner and chinstrap. The original brown/tan paint is 100% complete inside. When re-issued by the Germans, the exterior was painted dark blue and a Luftschutz decal was placed on the front. Many examples of these were never painted Luftshutz blue and the decal was just placed over the tan/beige paint. 60% of the original blue paint is still present with the tan/brown paint showing through. There is no rust or damage. The large Luftschutz decal is about 75% intact with the swastika very clear. Interior has original lining and is ink stamped M36...... A great piece of WW2 history.
WW2 GERMAN 'DEUTCHE WEHRMACHT' ARMBAND. Yellow cotton armband with black lettering embroidered into the fabric 'bevo' style. These were worn on the left sleeve by members of other organisations whist working for the Wehrmacht. Most commonly seen being worn by member of the RAD.