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Welcome to our WW2 German Daggers

New Stock Added: 24th Sep 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 THIRD REICH 'RURAL' LONG POLICE BAYONET WITH FROG AND KNOT. This is a good looking Rural Police bayonet with nice brown leather scabbard, brown frog and the original Rural type of portepee. Frog is stamped with a Heidelberg maker and dated 194? Standard police bayonet with nickel/brass hilt and crossguard. Good stag grips with a very nice solid nickel police badge pinned to the grip. Nickel fittings to the upper and lower scabbard with nice brown leather. Lower scabbard fitting is slightly dented in a few places. Decent nickel plated blade and is marked on the riccasso with E.F. Horster Solingen on one side, the trade mark on the other. Seems to have been slightly sharpened at some time, but quite lightly, and can't really see it. Full length blade, that was shortened at the time after conversion from a clamshell piece. Has correct police portepee wrapped around the frog, with green/silver ball.
ARMY OFFICERS DRESS DAGGER BY WKC. This is a classic and completely text-book army officers dagger by WKC. It has a very nice tangerine orange celluloid grip. All the metal fittings are a similar grey colour, having aged together over the years. Crossguard is a very identifiable WKC product with an eagle with 'hatchet' beak! Scabbard is in very good order, with just a very small carrying dent right at the very bottom. Blade is virtually stone mint with all the original crossgrain polish. The WKC knights head trademark is positioned underneath the crossguard eagle ( in my opinion exactly how they came out of the factory, trademark on the obverse side). A nice army dagger.
NAVY DAGGER BY WEYERSBERG IN UNTOUCHED CONDITION. An uncleaned and untouched navy dagger by WEYERSBERG. This is not a common maker for navy daggers, with the market dominated by Eickhorn and WKC. The dagger exhibits the trademark Weyersberg crossguard with an integral push-release button set into the middle. The brass fittings have taken on an uncleaned patina, but there are lots of traces of fire gilding here and there. Cream celluloid grip is intact with twisted wire. There are a couple of very thin hairline stress cracks in the celluloid, but no material missing. Scabbard is uncleaned and has a couple of carrying dents to the bottom, very common! The blade is very nice with nice definition to the grey etched panels on each side. The WEYERSBERG trademark is etched into the obverse riccasso. A good example and priced accordingly.
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.
PORTEPEE WITH LEATHER STRAPS FOR POLICE BAYONET OR SWORD. A very nice Police portapee, for use with either the sword/dagen or tied around the Police bayonet frog.Long balck leather strap with red/silver lines. Bullion ball is interspersed with the red and green cords.(rural police) This has been on a sword or bayonet (probably a sword) and retains some of that shape. In excellent, near mint condition. Idea to finish off your edged weapon. All of the swords and bayonets had these portepees but over the years they have broken off or been taken off and have been lost to time.
'TRANSITION' PERIOD SA DAGGER BY HOLLER WITH FULL 3 PIECE HANGER. Never been in a collection before, this dagger has just surfaced and is in untouched condition. Not 'stone mint' ', but that would really be too much to ask! These transitional pieces, ones which show the trademark as well as the RZM number are very hard to find. This has remained together since brought bought back as a souvenir and has the ORIGINAL 3 piece RZM type leather hangers. Nickel plated upper and lover crossguard show a little surface spotting, but no plate lifting or oxidisation, that's very common with the later RZM pieces. A very nice brown hardwood grip with perfect SA runes button and bright aluminium grip eagle. Scabbard retains 100% of the factory brown paint finish, there are some age spidering to the surface, but oh so original!! The upper and lower scabbard fittings also show a little age spotting to the metal surfaces, but again no plate lifting and no damage to the lower ball. Attached to the upper scabbard ring, is a beautiful 3-piece hanger. These were designed to securely hold the dagger still when moving or marching, and have the addition of an upper leather loop and popper which goes around the top of the grip. The belt loop is also present. Nickel plated steel snap clip is OLC and RZM maker marked. A beautiful little rig which has been with this dagger since issued! (This is a £250 item on it's own) The blade has stayed in remarkable condition, and has been protected by a film of old oil or grease. It has 100% of the original crossgrain polish as well as all of the blackening in the motto. The reverse riccasso has the etched FW Holler trademark of the thermometer and then the RZM circle, with M7/33 under that. There is a slight finger smudge near the trademark, but I am sure this will clean off making this a MINT blade. A real find, and a super looking COMPLETE dagger.
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.
A '33 SS DAGGER BY BOKER - BUT!! RECENTLY FOUND IN A SHED-CONDITION ACCORDINGLY! I must have heard a dozen times, 'my Dad's got a German dagger in the shed'. It usually comes to nothing, or turns out to be an awful K98 or similar. However, this is the real thing, and whist the condition is a little sad it is exactly what it is!! This is an early 1933 SS dress dagger by BOKER! Up until a few weeks ago, it was living in an outside shed and has been there for a very long time. Everything is there, and it's still a complete dagger. However, the damp has affected the scabbard and the blade. The scabbard has quite a lot of surface light rust and all of the anodising has gone, except for a very little at the bottom. There is also a dent to one edge. All the early nickel fittings are perfect, all screws are present. The nickel has a great yellow patina. AMAZINGLY the grip has been unaffected and remains a great example, with perfect ebony wood with NO cracks or damage, the SS runes button is perfect, as is the nickel eagle. Both crossguards are perfect and the same yellow colour as the scabbard fittings. The lower crossguard is district marked 'I' on the reverse. This dagger has NEVER been touched, no attempt to take it apart, it's just frozen in time as it is. The blade has been sitting inside the scabbard and has been affected by the damp accordingly. There is a fair bit of surface rust and the tip of the blade is missing. Most of the blade surface has turned very dark, almost black. However, you can clearly see the 'Meine Ehre Heist Treue' motto and on the reverse, the very top of the Boker trademark is missing. An amazing piece of history, sad to see it in this condition, but it is what it is. There is potential here as a better blade COULD be introduced to make this a very acceptable dagger. Alternatively, just leave it as an historical artefact, after all it is still a 100% original early SS dagger. I am sure one of you discerning collectors will find a home for this. A perfect example of one of these is fetching £3000+ these days, more in the US. They are extremely collectable. I have priced this accordingly. Enjoy!
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 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 FIRE OFFICERS LONG PARADE BAYONET. A very nice example of the Fire Officers parade bayonet, complete with the original fire knot and the correct black leather frog. Not a bayonet at all really as it cannot attach to a rifle, but it has become known as one. A 'parade sidearm' would be more appropriate. Nickle plated fittings, hilt and crossguard are virtually mint. Nice chequered grips. Steel tubular scabbard has original paint, lost a little on one side but just showing the black anodised finish underneath. No dents or damage. The original black leather frog has always been on this piece, as has the original fire department portepee. This is tied around the frog and set in place. Black leather strap with silver lines and a silver/red bullion ball. Long nickel plated blade is stone mint! This blade is completely unmarked, with no distributor or maker. Quite common on these pieces. A very nice example.
A COMPLETE LUFTWAFFE 2nd Pattn. DAGGER BY TIGER. A very good example of a 2nd Pattn Luftwaffe dagger complete with its original straps and knot. This is part of a small collection of souvenirs bought back by Lt.Ward who served on the Parachute Regiment. Dagger has a lemon yellow coloured celluloid grip with ‘springy’ aluminium wire wrap.There are two tiny hairline cracks around the pommel. Grey coloured aluminium pommel and crossguard. There is the original 23cm bullion portepee tied around the grip. Scabbard is dent free and is a silver plated variety, although much of this has worn off or turned dark with patina over time. The blade is in near perfect condition with most of the cross grain polish remaining. Needle sharp point. The Tiger trademark is stamped into the blade and runs horizontally with a tiny tiger and the words TIGER-SOLINGEN. The original de-luxe type straps show some west to the velvet backings and the fronts are a little grubby. All clips intact and work. Apparently this dagger hung in the family kitchen for many years after the war!
A COMPLETE THIRD REICH FIRE BAYONET WITH FROG AND KNOT. Not really a 'bayonet' as such as there is no way of attaching it to a rifle, and Fire personnel didn't have rifles! A parade sidearm is possibly a better description. This is a longer type, measuring some 16" overall. Usual configuration with nickel plated hilt with 'S' shaped crossguard. This sidearm is complete with the original brown leather knot and the original fire dept. portapee, which has been attached to the frog for the past 80+ years. Frozen in place! Scabbard is damage free and has virtually all of the original paint. Blade is bright nickle plated. Some minor spidering to the surface in a small couple of places but other wise fine. This blade is unmarked. A good example of a COMPLETE sidearm. With both frog and knot (each of them retail for £50-£60 on their own!)
A COMPLETELY UNTOUCHED AND UNCLEANED 1st LUFTWAFFE DAGGER BY SMF. For those of you who love unmessed with items, here is something for you. Recently found in the Birmingham area, and up until then has resided untouched in a drawer. This early all nickel dagger has developed a 'plumb' patina colour which is over most of the exposed nickel surfaces. The pommel and crossguard swastikas all look to have the original silver finish underneath the patina and all are very crisp and clear. The scabbard fittings are the same. The dagger has a very early type of chain hanger which is connected to the scabbard rings by 'S' shaped clips. This is usually seen on the initial DLV 55cm daggers, and occasionally on the 'transitional' and shortened 1st Luftwaffe pieces. Chains are in wonderful condition and obviously have a large SILVER content (not nickel) as they have retained their colour and have a black patina only associated with silver tarnish. The middle fitting connecting ring has obviously broken at some time, and has been replaced with a slightly thicker one. All period done. Dark blue leather to the grip and scabbard remains in excellent condition, considering its age. Very slight wear to a very small part on the grip and a little piece of leather missing from a scabbard edge. It has a lovely colour and texture and looks great. Blade, as on all SMF pieces, is heavily nickel plated and is in virtually mint condition. The SMF seated King logo is etched into the blade riccasso. A really great looking dagger that really 'talks to you'. There is a lot of history here.
A GOOD EXAMPLE OF A HOLLER ‘22’’ LION'S HEAD SWORD. I have not been offered or purchased any decent army swords for quite a while now. This came along so here it is! FW Holler were a prolific and quality dagger manufacturer, but they also made some great swords too! One example being the rare and very desirable Holler ‘21’ pattern, which features an outstanding Art Deco style lions head hilt design. A very rare sword indeed. This one is the pattern just after it, the Holler ‘22’. An early all brass hilt with a nice lion's head with very distinctive flowing mane and red glass eyes. Back strap and knuckle guard are deeply cast with running oak leaf designs. The black celluloid grip is perfect and features the trademark Holler ‘springy wire’ wrap. A nice outstretched national eagle and swastika on the crossguard, with a shield design on the reverse. There is an original to the piece officers sword knot in green leather with silver wire lines. The scabbard is dent free and has 95%+ of the original black factory paint. Blade is a standard single edge type, nickel plated. No nicks or damage to the blade edge. The plating has worn a little thin up near the crossguard and a little by the tip, but otherwise is in good order. The HOLLER trademark of a thermometer inside an oval is deeply stamped into the reverse riccasso. This is a very long sword fir a tall officer. Overall it is 106cm/41.5” long with a 91cm/36” blade. So the owner would have been a minimum of 1.9m/6’3” tall. Nice sword and not a pattern/type I have had before.
A GOOD QUALITY NSDAP TRIANGULAR CAR PENNANT. In near mint condition but has been used, this is a very well made car pennant. Double sided with strong hemmed edges. The ‘ flying edge’ or narrowest part of the triangle has extra re-I forced stitching to stop in crayon when flown. Thick quality red cotton with separately applied swastika roundels. The main hem is thicker red canvas material with leather tabs at each end connected to nickel snap clips. It measures 13” in length. Great display item.
A HITLER YOUTH DAGGER WITH MOTTO BY EICKHORN. I continue to try and source decent examples of this popular collectible dagger. This is a good quality HJ made by the prestigious Eickhorn company with a double marked blade. An all steel hilt nickel plated. A little wear under where the cross strap has rubbed. The chequered grips are in perfect condition with the HJ enamelled diamond inset. The diamond has a little chip to the red enamel at the very bottom corner. These knives were treated very roughly by their owners, and I imagine this happened after being thrown around or used as a hammer! Does not detract from overall condition. Scabbard has 95% of the original black paint present, with virtually 100% on the reverse. The black leather belt loop with cross strap and popper are in great supple condition. The blade has a full and clear Blut ind Ehre motto etched on the obverse. The reverse blade has the date stamp ‘37’ on the ricccasdo, the blade has the Eickhorn squirrel with the Eickhorn RZM number underneath M7/66. The blade has been lightly sharpened at dome time, probably by the original HJ owner, and there are some minor surface scratches. A very good looking dagger overall, which has obviously been used as it was intended to be, but remains in collectible condition.
A NEAR MINT EXAMPLE OF A RAD HEWER WITH LEATHER HANGER BY HORSTER. Purchased recently via a contact in Germany, this is a RAD hewer in wonderful condition. This a type where the hilt is made of brushed aluminium and the steel scabbard fittings have a 'rose tinted' lacquer applied over the top. This usually has worn off after all this time, but o this example, it's still all there.The aluminium hilt and stag grips are in mint condition. The steel scabbard has 100% of the original black gloss paint and this also is in AMAZING MINT condition with no chips or blemishes. If you look carefully you can see a few very slight age 'spinders' in the paint surface, and you can also see the crossgrain lines underneath the paid where they roughed the metal surface so the paint would stick! The lower scabbard has again all of the original surface lacquer. When I obtained this, the original family in Germany or wherever, had covered the bottom swastikas and the spade symbol, with some sort of old sticky tape. Displaying the swastika in Germany is illegal, so I imagine that's why they were covered. I have carefully removed these, but they had been there a very long time. The solvent in the tape etc, has removed the lacquer surface over the swastika and spade. You can probably see it's slightly darker in the pictures. It's not affected the spade and swaz at all, which remains deeply engraved into both surfaces. Loos absolutely fine, but like a slight shadow. I only mention it here for clarity etc. The RAD hewer has a nice 'bullet' hanger with it. This has the large brown leather protection pad and the Assmann marked snap clip that attaches to the upper scabbard loop.The blade on this dagger is extremely bright and clean. All the dark etching is in the' Arbeit adelt' lettering and on the reverse the oval E& F Horster logo is crisply etched into the surface. A GREAT looking piece.
A NEAR MINT SS OFFICERS PARADE DAGEN! Over the past few months I have been really pleased to offer several SS Officers dagens from one single collection. Here is another beautiful example of the SS parade dagen that was authorised for wear in 1936. An absolute classic type and design, and like all of these others I have offered, this is 100% original, and of an early type. The blade is permanently attached to the hilt and is connected via hidden nuts and washers, all covered by a removable screw-in pommel cap. Nickel plated hilt fittings are in fine condition. The little SS-'Kulturzeichen' marking is stamped into the underneath of the crossguard.The ebony wood grip has no damage or chipping and the SS runs button is deeply set into the grip, along with the silver horizontal grip wire and back-strap. Scabbard is in wonderful condition with all of the original black gloss paint. Nickel plated top fitting displays TWO of the SS-Kulturzeichen stampings, one near the blade aperture and one on the other edge, whoever did it was obviously not happy with the first result! Lower scabbard fitting seems to be solid nickel and is pressed onto the scabbard body, no screws. The 31.5” blade is mint and is in a beautiful semi-matt finish. As with many SS dagens, there is no maker on the riccasso. The original white leather blade buffer is still in place. A really super example of this desirable sword. Measures 37” overall.
A NEAR MINT UNCLEANED ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER WITH KNOT AND HANGER. AES. 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.The blade is marked with the AES trademark.(I had missed this before, no idea how!) 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 NICE 'USED' EXAMPLE OF A POLICE BAYONET PORTEPEE. This is a Police bayonet portapee that has definitely been on an edged weapon, and shows some period age. Still in excellent condition, this with be absolutely ideal if you already have a nice Police bayonet WITH a frog, but no portepee. When I bought it, the whole thing was scrunched up in a ball, and had been left like that for years. I carefully undid it and ironed the cloth straps. All intact but with a few frayed silver lines. It's now ready to be tied back onto your bayonet frog and will look perfect. It has a black cloth strap interwoven with the red/silver lines. The slide is present and ball is completely silver (city/town police). The strap is extremely supple, AS IT'S CLOTH, so will tie nicely around the frog.
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 PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THE MINIATURE LUFTWAFFE SWORD BY ALCOSO. Without a doubt Alcoso made the ‘biggest’ and most detailed miniatures throughout the Third Reich period. They produced some lovely examples and their range was Army, Luftwaffe 2nd, Navy, Hunting Association, RAD officer and this one, the Luftwaffe Officers sword. All were constructed in exactly the same way as the full sized versions. They had the same attention to detail and in most cases can be disassembled in the same way. The sword version measures 10.5” overall and has blue Morocco leather covered grip and scabbard. The pommel and crossguards have detailed little swastikas on them and the stiletto nickel plated blade has a central fuller. Absolutely amazing detail. Etched into the top of the blade is the earlier type of Alcoso trademark with scales and ACS (this trademark changed in type, like the larger versions, depending on when they were made!) A really lovely miniature which would be a joy to add to any collection.
A PROPER ‘USED AND FLOWN’ RIECHSKRIEGSFLAG 140 x 240. This is a flag of great character and was bought back as a souvenir. It spent the last few years in a household garage and there are a few, what seems to be grubby oil stains, in the centre of the flag. The colours remain very clear throughout, and there are a few little holes here and there either caused by moth or age. The cream linen sleeve which usually houses the rope lanyard has some very feint printed lettering which would be the size, type of flag and maker. However, this has washed out with use and age and is virtually unreadable. The flag looks good and displays well. As normal for all original Kriegsflags, it has multiple machine stitching along the flying edge fir strength and to prevent fraying. As well as reinforced top corners along the lanyard edge.
A RARE ORIGINAL VERTICAL HANGER FOR THE SS'33 DAGGER. Another very difficult accessory to find, especially original ones! This is a great 'used' example, has certainly been on a dagger I the past, and really needs to go back on one now. Standard 'coffin' shape design with steel/nickel plated snap clip. All the black leather is in very good condition, supple with no tears or damage. The cross suspension strap with steel buckle, is original to this hanger and again is supple with no damage. Whilst there are many original early examples of these, which had solid nickel snap clips etc., only the ones produced after the RZM took over control of quality and certification, will have the stamped details on the inside vertical strap. This one is quite deeply cut into the surface of the leather (not pressed in) and has both the SS runes and the RZM symbol in circles. SS 48/39 RZM. A super vertical, idea for any SS dagger produced from 1939 onwards.
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 STUNNING MINT THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER BY EICKHORN. Well, it’s not often that I can happily describe a dagger as MINT as after 80 + years since these things were made, finding an untouched item has become nearly impossible. Purchased via an auction contact, this dagger looks to have never been worn and if it has, then perhaps once or twice!! Made by Carl Eickhorn, the stamped trademark is the last type they used,,with the squirrel looking over its shoulder. This trademark was used from 1942 until they ceased production. The dagger is gilded brass and it retains 99% of the original fire gilding throughout!! Amazing to see! Pommel is 100% but is a little darker, white celluloid grip is mint, with thin gilded twisted wire. This has also gone slightly darker near the pommel, but gilt and gilding do this if exposed to the elements. They have just toned a little. All the gilding is still there. The crossguard is mint as is the beautiful scabbard which is dent free and has 100% of the fire gilt present. Pulling the blade from the scabbard is a joy to behold! The acid etched scenes on the blade are virtually black, they are in such good condition and so well preserved. Every detail is crystal sharp and clear. The nickel plated surface of the rest of the blade is mint too. An opportunity to acquire a ‘time capsule’ piece. Add a mint knot and mint set of straps and this piece can’t be upgraded.
A VERY GOOD QUALITY NSDAP BUILDING DRAPE/BANNER. This is one of the flags/banners designed to be flown vertically on a building or in a large hall. It has a sewn in 2" pocket at the top to slide a pole through etc. It measures 75" long by 27" wide. In remarkable undamaged condition, I cannot find a single moth hole or any damage on it. It seems to have been bought home as a souvenir at the end of the war, folded up and put away. Colours are un-faded. The banner is of quality manufacture, being double sided, with the swastika as a separate cloth piece, sewn to the white roundel and that in turn sewn to the flag body. Red cotton body is a nice cotton fabric.
A VERY NICE NAMED AND COMPLETE WKC NAVY DAGGER WITH KNOT AND BEAUTIFUL SET OF HANGERS. This dagger ensemble seems to have been together since the war and remains in an unaltered and untouched state. Never been cleaned or messed with. It has the original bullion portapee which is set in place and been there since it was tied in 80 + years ago! This is a classic WKC navy dagger of pre-war vintage. High quality brass fittings which retain virtually all of the original fire gilded finish. No brasso or duraglit has touched this piece. Nice eagle pommel. Cream celluloid grip with twisted brass wire. Grip has no cracks or damage just a few surface scratches from use. Scabbard again has all the fire gild finish. There is one slight and very small surface dent on the front in the lower section. No other damage. Blade is extremely nice with dark charcoal grey etched scenes on each side. There is the original red felt blade buffer. The WKC Knights Head logo is deeply stamped into the reverse riccasso.On the reverse side is the name 'FIEDLER' neatly scratched into the surface by the original owner! Perhaps worthy of a little more research? Accompanying this lovely dagger are the original carrying straps. A matched pair with gilded aluminium fittings, clips and buckles. These are a super set, like the dagger, not been used much and show minimal wear. The complete ‘rig’ is a great example of how a dagger like this was worn and presented at the time.
AFFORDABLE LUFTWAFFE 2nd Pattn DAGGER WITH STRAPS BY WKC. This is a decent and affordable Luftwaffe dagger, for those wanting an example, but not spending top money for a mint example. Orange celluloid grip with brass twisted wire, small chip missing from the reverse underneath the pommel. It's been done a very long time as the celluloid is the same colour. Nice grey alloy fittings. Scabbard is dent free but has lost most of the original grey anodised plating leaving the steel underneath, looks fine though. Blade is a polished steel variety. The WKC trademark is on the reverse but is quite feint, so I imaging the blade has been polished a fair bit. Very bright and clean though. There is a nice set of Luftwaffe de-luxe type hangers, with blue/silver fronts and blue velvet backings. Dagger looks very good overall and is priced accordingly.
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.
ALCOSO NAVY DAGGER WITH ORANGE GRIP AND SILVER BANDS! A very nice and unusual dagger. Alcoso made slightly different navy daggers, with their own particular 'quirks'. They are also not very common. It is in very presentable condition with nice brass fittings. A solid celluloid deep orange grip, with twisted wire. The original 42cm portepee is tied around the pommel and crossguard. It's not quite in the normal 'tie' but near enough and seems to have been like this for a long time. The crossguard is a typical Alcoso type with the reverse middle block depicting a diamond, rather than an anchor. Brass scabbard has the normal lightning bolt design etc. It has a few 'carrying dents' or 'train door' dents, which are so common on many daggers. Navy ones are especially prone to them as the hangers were longer and the brass scabbard is very soft. These do NOT detract from the overall condition of the dagger. The scabbard again is typical Alcoso, with their trademark proud flat head screws at the scabbard throat. What makes it even more attractive is both oakleaf scabbard bands are in silver! Never seen this before, no idea why it has been done, but it looks very effective. The blade again is an Alcoso type with the ALCOSO SCALES trademark stamped into the riccasso. The blade etching feature a SAILING SHIP scene, rather than the normal dolphin and anchors. Blade is in very good condition, and the etched scene is very visible. A great looking navy dagger, as the orange grip and silver bands really set it off.
ALL ALUMINIUM LUFTWAFFE 1st Pattn. DAGGER-HORSTER. These aluminium Luftwaffe dagger, if in good condition, look amazing as the brushed aluminium finish does not age and they look as good now as when they were made! This one is in wonderful condition with minimal wear showing. The bright gilded swastikas on the pommel and crossguard are virtually perfect with no fading or wear at all. The dark blue leather grip is again nearly perfect with twisted aluminium grip wire. Scabbard has bright aluminium fittings and a very nice aluminium hanging chain. The belt clip is stamped with the ‘OLC’ makers mark in a diamond. Scabbard covering is a deep blue Morocco leather. No scuffing or missing chips. There is an old stress crack in the leather just under the middle scabbard fitting but it’s not obvious, and must have happened a long time ago as it’s covered and no material is missing. It’s mentioned here for originality. A very nice scabbard overall, looks fantastic. The blade is heavily nickel plated and is in near perfect condition. No sharpening, no edge damage. Just some slight in and out surface scratches from the retaining springs. The HORSTER oval trademark is deeply etched into the riccasso area. These aluminium dagger look so impressive with their bright clean lines and finish.
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.
AN AMAZING MINT CONDITIONED SA DAGGER WITH ORIGINAL RZM VERTICAL FROG. This is a SA dagger in amazing condition. To find a RZM produced dagger in this type of condition after all this time, is extremely unusual. Unfortunately the materials used then have on occasions not stood the test of time well, but this is the exception. ALL the nickel plating on the crossguard SS and the scabbard fittings are perfect. The wood grip is lovely and both the SA button and grip eagle are also perfect. Scabbard has all the original brown paint and apart from a little age spidering is mint too. The blade is in mint condition with all the original crossgrain polish and all of the grey background lettering is 100%.The reverse is marked with the RZM code for Robert Klaas M7/37. To cap it all this dagger has the extremely rare, brown leather vertical frog-type hanger. Reverse has the full RZM makers stamp RZM L2/441/38. A truly fantastic ORIGINAL hanger. It’s actually been on this dagger for an extremely long time, probably from new, as it has shrunk slightly and moulded itself to the scabbard body. There is also patina and dust all in the crevices when the years have passed. These vertical hangers were worn to prevent these daggers getting in the way, and predominately used by mounted SA or by bandsmen, keeping them from swinging around. The vertical hanger is a $500/£350 item on its own, and considered extremely rare. The fact it’s ‘stuck’ on this dagger is added proof of its originality. A really great chance to obtain a rare dagger/frog in mint condition.
AN EARLY EXAMPLE OF A VERY NICE SA DAGGER BY EICKHORN. An extremely clean example of this early piece in very nice condition indeed. All nickel fittings with lovely mid-brown wood grip. Perfect SA enamel button and grip eagle. Lower reverse crossguard stamped with Gau mark Ha for Hansa district on the northern coast of Germany. Scabbard is super with all of the brown anodised surface and MOST of the protective lacquer too. The blade is near mint and has all of the original cross grain polish. The reverse blade once carried a full Rohm inscription, but has been factory removed and re-ground, but you can see the surface indentations where the inscription was a little deeper. The small early oval Eickhorn trademark is untouched and is positioned up near the crossguard which was done to acvomdate the full Rohm inscription. This trademark was only used from 1933-35. As Rohm was assassinated in July 1934, the dagger was obviously made before this time. A really nice dagger, and a classic Rohm early SA by a prodigious maker.
AN EARLY HITLER YOUTH KNIFE WITH MOTTO. These are continuing to be as popular as ever and I sold everyone I had in the past 4 months. This is an early, pre-1938 example with the full ‘Blut und Ehre’ motto on the blade. It is made by Carl Heidelberg Solingen and also has their RZM number M7/65 stamped into the riccasso. All steel hilt and crossguard is nickel plated. This has worn in a few places due to age and use, but is perhaps 75% intact. The Bakelite chequered grips are fine with no damage. There are two small chips at the rear where the nickel rivets were put through. This must have been done at the time of assembly as the grip material is very brittle. The enamel HJ diamond is set into the obverse grip. A VERY tiny chip or rub mark to the top corner of the diamond. Really not noticeable. Scabbard has most of the original paint, which is a bit rough from age and use but no damage or dents. The black leather belt loop and black cross strap with popper fixing, are fine and work properly. The blade is in very good order, slightly grey but no nicks or damage. The er bed motto is deep and clear. Makers mark to reverse. A proper, used but untouched HJ knife.
AN EARLY POLICE OFFICERS SWORD - CUT DOWN FOR 'FIGHTING KNIFE' USE? A real bit of fun this, and something I could not turn down when I was offered it. This is the hilt, blade and scabbard of a nice early Police Officers sword, but it has been expertly cut down to about 18" long. Whoever did it knew what they were doing as they have carefully shortened the blade and then matched the scabbard to fit. Sword hilt fittings are heavily nickel plated and in excellent condition. Nice black wood grip with all the wire and back-strap and a nice inlaid police badge, very small piece missing at back of the grip at the very top. There is an original police leather portepee wrapped around the hilt, but the leather has disintegrated somewhat. Blade finishes about 9" down, but the top still retains the makers mark of Peter Daniel Krebs, one of the nicest makers of police and SS swords. Scabbard has all of the paint, the suspension ring has been removed, but the reverse loop is still present. They have incorporated the bottom half of the lower scabbard fitting. I have had many swords converted to fighting knives etc over the years. This is a particularly nice example and is small enough to sit nicely in a display drawer.
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 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 EXCELLENT SET OF HANGERS FOR THE RAD OFFICERS DAGGER. A nice set of brown leather dagger hangers for the RAD officers model. These are extended to their full length, so are quite long. Plain aluminium fittings with square pebbled buckles. Leather is in nice supple condition with no damage. Getting hard to find as age and leather don’t make good bedfellows. Both bottom snap clips work perfectly and match the age of all the other aluminium hardware. A RAD officers dagger is not complete without their hangers, and they all had them!
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!
ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER BY 'AES' WITH ORANGE GRIP AND KNOT. A very good example of aThird Reich Wehrmacht officers dress dagger in excellent condition. Bright nickel plated fittings with a perfect scabbard, no dents or damage. Mid orange coloured solid celluloid grip, which was probably yellow at one time but has toned down with age and patina. An original 42cm bullion portapee is tied in the prescribed manner around the pommel and crossguard. Blade is a polished steel type with a very nice surface finish. Some light surface scratches from in & out wear. The AES (Arthur Evertz Solingen) trademark is etched into the blade surface. A good looking dagger.
ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER COMPLETE RIG, BY WEYERSBERG. This is a decent example of an army officers parade dagger by Paul Weyersberg. It is complete with a set of straps and a nice bullion 42cm portapee. Nickel silver plated fittings show little wear to the pommel and crossguard, but some plating loss is present on the scabbard. The yellow/light orange celluloid grip is in good condition, but has a small period hairline crack to the reverse at the bottom where the Ferrell is. No material missing, and been dome a LONG time! There is a nice silver bullion 42cm portapee tied around the pommel and crossguard. Blade is in near mint condition with a needle point and no damage or lifting. The Weyersberg oval trademark is etched into the reverse surface. It is complete with a set of army hangers. The hangers have seen a fair bit of use, as it seems this dagger was carried a lot, but they suit the condition of the dagger perfectly.
ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER+KNOT+STRAPS BY EICKHORN. A nice example of a classic army officers dress dagger by EICKHORN. It comes with the original 42cm bullion knot tied in the correct manner and its original set of velvet backed straps. This is a mid-period production piece and the trademark style on the blade will date it from 1936/7 until 1942. Dagger has a very nice orange celluloid grip, with no damage. Good finish to all of the metal parts, with some of the original silver flash coat plating still present. Crossguard is the typical Eickhorn type for this period. A good solid 42cm portepee is tied around the pommel and crossguard. One slight fray to the cord at the back, where its rubbed on a uniform. Scabbard is nice and straight with no damage or dents. A good set of army hanging straps with bullion fronts and brown velvet backings. These have been worn properly with the dagger, so show some signs of use. Blade is absolutely lovely, with a 99% mint mirror finish and needle sharp point, VERY nice blade! A good, complete army dagger with nice orange grip and COMPLETE!
BEAUTIFUL LUFTWAFFE MINIATURE BY SMF WITH UNIT CROSSGUARD. A very nice example of the 2nd Pattn Luftwaffe miniature dagger made by SMF. It has remained untouched and uncleaned since the war, and has not been in a collection before. Dark orange celluloid grip with tiny twisted wire.There is a tiny period chip to one side, been done a VERY long time as the celluloid is all the same colour! There is a little bullion portapee wrapped around the grip. On the top of the left hand crossguard is an amazing little Luftwaffe unit mark. I have yet to identify it, but it has a marine connotation so it could be a coastal unit or air sea rescue? The little logo is perfectly engraved and consists of a flying anchor with an eagles head. I imagine with a little effort, this unit can be identified. Blade is nickel plated and has the SMF logo stamped in the surface on the reverse side. Scabbard is a standard miniature SMF type which is a little flatter than the Alcoso types. A really nice little thing
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 SWORD HANGER L.B.A. MARKED An extremely nice and in mint condition, brown leather teardrop sword hanger. Marked and dated. In nice tan brown leather with a black anodised snap clip. It shows no wear at all. The reverse is stamped L.B.A 1942. This is a Luftwaffe issue mark (L.B.A. = Luftwaffe bekleidungs ambt). Unusual.
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.
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 BAYONET BY CARL HENKEL. Whilst Fire Department parade bayonets are still fairly common, a complete example, with the original black frog and the original red/silver knot, is always a good looker! This is a very nice long example in great condition. What makes it just a little more interesting is both the dagger and the frog are marked with the company name CARL HENKEL BELEFIELD. This company were/are specialists in fire department equipment and clothing etc and are still in existence today. BELEFIELD is located in northern Germany between Hanover and Munster Henkel obviously did not make these daggers but ordered them in and sold them via the shop. Dagger has great nickel plated fittings, perfect chequered grips. Nice scabbard with all original paint. The ball at the bottom of the scabbard is slightly bent to one side. The original black leather frog is attached to the top scabbard lug. It is deeply stamped to the reverse Carl Henkel Beliefeld. Tied around the frog is the original parade knot. It’s been there ALWAYS and is frozen in the correct tie. Black straps with silver lines and a silver/red bullion ball. The long blade is in mint condition and is stamped on the riccasso Carl Henkel Belifield. A great untouched piece, all matching.
COMPLETE PORTEPEE/KNOT FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT BAYONET/SWORD. This has been removed from either the bayonet or sword, but is ready to tie back onto your fireman’s frog etc. In overall near perfect condition, apart from some loose silver threads where it was tied before. Black leather strap with twin silver wire lines. Silver bullion ball with interspersed red cords and a red bottom insert. Complete your fire bayonet!
DEPOT ISSUED THIRD REICH NAVAL DAGGER-EX WEIMAR PIECE. This is a great naval dagger with a lot of history. It started life as a ‘flame pommel’ 1921 pattern and would have been issued by the naval quartermaster. The dagger has a transitional Third Reich pommel and the original issue stamps on the riccasso and scabbard throat. All brass construction and with the added bonus of the very early scabbard with the ‘reef knot’ type scabbard bands. This dagger has seen a lot of change! It is complete with an original bullion knot in great condition and tied in the correct navy way. At some time something has reacted with the knot and the grip and the celluloid grip has ‘melted’ around the shape of the knot. Perhaps the dagger was exposed to a lot of heat at some time, the celluloid became soft and the bullion knot cords pushed into the surface, causing the indents. An interesting phenomenon. The area is completely hidden behind the bullion cords coming down the side of the grip. This dagger does not have a release button, and is the type with a ‘push fit’ retention spring. Blade is a polished steel type, twin fullers and no etching, which was almost standard with depot pieces. An etched blade was a cost extra, so if it was just for wearing on parade, why go to the extra cost? There is no maker on this piece, just the issue stamp of a tiny anchor and a Man underneath. Matching the scabbard throat stamp. A really interesting piece, that covers several eras of German naval dagger development.
DOUBLE SIDED SMALLER SIZED THIRD REICH FLAG. Not exactly sure what this flag would have been used for, a number of uses I imagine. Double sided and it measures 72cm x 100cm. Well made of high quality red cotton/linen it has a rope halyard permanently stitched into the hem, with loops each end. There is a separately sewn swastika roundel on each side of the flag. Ni damage, moth or holes and in very clean condition.
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 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 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 RARE SA RESERVE ARMBAND. This is actually a rare armband, and has been period 'altered' to indicate the original owners status. A SA reserve member wore a normal party armband with a white stripe along the top and the bottom. This armband has these, and they are woven into the material 'bevo' style. However, at some time the SA man was no longer in the reserve, becoming a full-time serving SA member. Rather than purchase a new cloth armband, he merely turned over the white stipes and stitched them inside the armband! Very frugal! This complied with the regulations, but the armband was a little narrower. Red body is made of cotton, with the white stripes integral in the material. Separately applied white circle with black swastika, sewn to the main body. A great bit of history. Unpick the stitching and return it to a SA reserve, or leave it as it is. Up to you.
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 RARER MAKER-SOLINGER AXT UND HAUERFABRIK. A good quality early dagger with an unusual rarer maker. Solid nickel fittings throughout, with all original screws present. Owner has scratched his initials onto the back of the top scabbard fitting 'J.K'. Nice medium wood grip with enamel SA button and nickel eagle. Grip has 2 small dark spots which seem to be knots in the wood, top one is a little dented/impressed, but no material missing. Scabbard has a good covering of the original brown anodising and lacquer, approx. 75-80% covering. Blade is very clean and bright with a lot of crossgrain polish. Nice trademark for this company, which is a horses head within a circle. Lower crossguard stamped with Gau mark Nrh, this is Niederrhein located in North West Germany. Good example.
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.
EICKHORN ARMY DAGGER WITH EARLIER TYPE TRADEMARK. A very nice looking Eickhorn army officers dagger. Silver plated fittings are all perfect with no lifting and a nice covering of patina. Orange/yellow celluloid grip with ferrell. Crossguard is very clear and crisp and is in fact a generic type, rather than one of Eichhorn's own. Even Eickhorn bought in some stock on occassions! Scabbard has complete silver plating and one VERY minor surface indentation near the bottom, otherwise mint. Blade is stone mint with all of the crossgraining present. The early 1935 type Eickhorn trademark has the serrated tail squirrel. A VERY nice looking army dagger!
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 BULLION SWORD HANGER FOR SS DAGEN. Whilst the SS dagen is rare enough, finding the accessories worn with it, are just as difficult and in some cases even harder. The bullion SS officers knot is a case in point, and these can fetch up to £1000 when they appear. This is the long silver bullion with black leather backing sword hanger. I think it was used mainly for ceremonial opportunities, as they also had a normal black teardrop hanger for 'day' use. It measures approximately " long and has a nickel silver snap clip at the bottom. The top has a silver box type of fitting with a retain chain and hook. Black leather backing shows some age and a little cracking, but is totally sound.
EXTREMELY RARE LUFTWAFFE SURVIVAL MACHETE WITH TROPICAL FROG. These are obviously not 'dress' or 'parade' weapons, but really part of combat and survival equipment. I have had a few of these over the years, but not very many. This one is in very good condition indeed, and is complete with the green webbing frog, nearly always missing, and much rarer than the machete itself! These are only made by the ALCOSO company, and true to form, the trademarks fifer on earlier and later made pieces. The earlier machetes had sold brass grips and the blade trademark was the early type of the ALCOSO name over a set of scales. The later ones (like this) had blued steel hilts and the trademark was in script and ran horizontally along the blade. These machetes were standard issue for Luftwaffe bomber crews working in tropical or sub tropical climates etc. It was part of their survival kit. This knife is in amazing condition overall, with just few spots of corrosion to the blued surface on the hilt and crossguard quillion. The rest of the metal surfaces, including all of the smooth steel scabbard have their original blued steel finish. The blade is also in very good order indeed. Nice and bright with no damage or nicks to the cutting edge, which seems never to have been used. The ORIGINAL green webbing frog, has ALWAYS been on the scabbard. You can see the dirt and dust underneath the edges etc, and it's virtually 'welded' to the scabbard body, as it has never been off! A really great item indeed.
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 FULL 2-PIECE HANGER FOR THE RAD HEWER. If you wanted a complete, marked up, RAD hanger for your RAD hewer, this is the piece! Hanger shows commensurate wear for being over 80 years old, but all of the leather is in great shape and still supple. Black facing colour with natural brown leather on the reverse. The large bullet shaped protector is deeply stamped to the reverse with the 3 legged swastika symbol with LUNESCHLOSS around it and then the triangle with RADJ underneath. Each of the metal snap clips are marked with the ASSMANN trademark and RADJ with date mark '37'. These have all been together since first being clipped to the dagger! The top leather loop has been personalised with a bit of leather lace to enable it to hang on the wall.
FANTASTIC SHORT SA DAGGER HANGER PROFUSELY RZM MARKED. This is a really great short hanger for a post 1941 SA dagger which would carry a RZM blade. Every part of this hanger is RZM marked in some way! The brown leather is stamped with maker mark and date stamp RZM L2/600/41, the nickel plated snap clip is marked RZM M5/25, and even the buckle is stamped underneath RZM etc. The complete hanger is in really good condition, nice coloured leather which is supple. Metal parts are in near mint condition with just the slightest of age. Hard to find ORIGINAL accessory.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
IN VIRTUALLY MINT CONDITION, A NAVY DAGGER BY EICKHORN. I was fortunate you buy another lovely Third Reich naval dagger in mint condition by Eickhorn. Pictures tell the story, but it still has 85% of the original fire gilding present. No dents to the scabbard. Mint blade with needle point and deep charcoal etched panels. Blade carries the post 1942 Eickhorn trademark deeply stamped into the riccasso. A very nice example indeed!
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
LAND CUSTOMS OFFICER DAGGER BY ALCOSO WITH KNOT. A very nice example of the Land Customs dress dagger by Alcoso. All green leather grip and scabbard coverings are in great condition with no nicks or scuffs, just a few age and wearing bruises. Nice brass/silver twisted grip wire. Customs daggers are often made in a variety of materials and mostly the crossguard and pommel are a different metal from the scabbard. This Alcoso piece has aluminium pommel and crossguard with silver plated brass or nickel scabbard parts. It is also possible to find these with all aluminium fittings to both crossguard and scabbard. Not sure why they mixed and matched, but they did! Scabbard in this has smooth heavily silvered upper, middle and lower fittings, with the accent line running only half-way around. Blade is a nickel plated type and very bright and clean. The Alcoso trademark is a later type and runs sideways along the blade. No damage and needle sharp. The silver scabbard fittings have taken on some patina, much darker under the eagle and swastika where it’s not been handled and cleaned.
LARGE NSDAP-PARTY LONG BUILDING DRAPE (OR POSSIBLY A VEHICLE ID FLAG) A typical souvenir bring back. This is quite a large NSDAP/PARTY flag used as a building drape and either hung from the Town Hall or on other important buildings during a parade or similar. It measures 176” x 52” (14.5’ x 4.3’). Made of a very nice quality red linen and made in several parts. The flag body, then the white cotton circle and the black swastika is separately applied and stitched on, not printed. Excellent colour, no fading. A very few odd holes (which are little tears, not moth). Along each side and at each corner are re-enforcing patches sew into the fabric as well as brass eyelets to accept the supporting or fixing ropes. A very good example of its type.
LONG FIRE DEPT PARADE BAYONET IN MINT CONDITION WITH FROG AND KNOT BY WKC. I purchased 4 of these Fire bayonets recently, all different but all have either a frog or a knot, or both. Still a good collectable, but ideally you need to buy them complete, as trying to get the knot and frog separately, makes them quite expensive. This is a very nice, near mint example of the long Fire Dept parade 'bayonet' by WKC. Mint conditioned hilt and crossguard with full nickel plating. Nice chequered grips. Black leather frog (seems to be a K98 type but not sure) The unique Fire portepee is wrapped around the frog, and again is in mint condition. Very nice black painted scabbard. The blade is heavily nickel plated and is again in mint condition. The WKC knights logo is deeply stamped into the riccasso. A very nice looking piece.
LONG THIRD REICH FIRE DEPT.DRESS BAYONET WITH FROG AND KNOT. This is the last of the 4 Fire sidearms I purchased recently. Again this is complete with an original brown leather frog and the corresponding Fire Dept portepee tied in the correct manner. Hilt and crossguard are in very good condition with nickel plated surfaces. Nice chequered grips. Brown leather frog with Fire knot tied around it. Steel scabbard with black painted surface. 90% of original paint remaining. Blade is in near mint condition with heavily nickelled surface, and the makers name of Paul Seilheimer PS Solingen, is stamped into the blade riccasso. Another good, complete example.
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 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 '5' MARKED BLADE. INITIALS ON GRIP. This is an ever popular fighting knife and if I see one in good condition, I will buy it. This is a very decent example, has actually been used and issued, and the original owner has scratched his initials 'L R' into the wood grip plate on one side. Normal 3 rivet construction with twin wood grips. Metal crossguard and tubular steel scabbard with triple spring attachment on the rear. Dagger can be slipped into boot top, or slid upward onto uniform or equipment. Scabbard has vast majority of the original factory black paint, with signs of wear in the right places. Blade is in very good shape, has a few age stains here and there, but no evidence of major wear or sharpening. No rust or pitting. The small 'stick bird' acceptance stamp '5' is stamped into the riccasso.
MAGNIFICENT LARGE PORTEPEE FOR THE POLICE SWORD. Considering the number of Police dagens around, finding the correct portepee or knot for them is very difficult. The sword type is much bigger than the one used on the bayonet, although you see the bayonet types on swords too. This has a much wider strap and a bigger ball. Same colour construction, with red/silver lines on the strap and red/silver on the slide.(rural police) These were available with either leather straps or cloth straps, this is a leather version. The ball on this one has the interspaced green/silver bullion lines. The whole knot is in superb mint condition, and if you have a mint Police Officer sword that needs the correct knot, this is the one!
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.
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 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.
MINIATURE LUFTWAFFE SWORD (NO SCABBARD) This is the larger sized Luftwaffe sword produced by ALCOSO. This little sword is definitely made by them, but does not have a maker on the blade. I am pretty sure that this was part of the Luftwaffe propeller/sword desk set they produced and the two pieces have becore separated. Perhaps someone out there has the propeller base and has been waiting for a sword to turn up for years!! I hope so! I actually missed one in America a few months back, jus the cast iron base. Would have completed it perfectly. Anyway, it measures around 9" overall and as usual is made just like a full sized sword with a separate pommel and crossguard with a tiny leather covered grip with twisted wire. Nickle plated blade with fuller. An idea paper knife!!
MINT & 100% REAL 23cm BULLION DAGGER PORTEPEE! 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-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!
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.
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 with patina, including a lovely solid nickel chain and belt clip. Chain has 9 upper rings and 12 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 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.
NICE HITLER YOUTH DAGGER WITH DOUBLE TRADEMARK TRANSITIONAL RZM. A very good example of a HJ knife produced by the HOLLER company. The reverse of the blade features both the HOLLER trademark of a thermometer in a circle, but underneath it has the allocated RZM number too.As this was made after 1938, the is no motto on the obverse of the blade.
NICE PORTEPEE/KNOT FOR THE SENIOR FORESTRY CUTLASS. A very nice, used example of the bullion portapee used on the Third Reich Senior Forestry cutlass. A solid green one is worn on the subordinate cutlass with stag grips, but the Senior officials were a portapee with silver bullion straps and twin green lines. This one has definitely been on a dagger, and shows some signs of use and wear, but will look perfect o a cutlass of similar age and condition. The bullion straps end in a green/silver slide and then a bullion acorn. The insert of the bullion acorn is green. Not an easy knot to find and if you have a cutlass, they look excellent tied to the hilt.
NSKK 1938 OFFICERS CHAINED DAGGER. This is a very nice example of the chained version of the NSKK dagger, introduced fir officers in 1938. (I always thought these were introduced in 1936, same year as the SS chained, but after watching Tom Wittmann’s informative You Tube videos, I have learnt something new!) As this was factory produced in the RZM period, all fittings are nickel plated steel. However, all are in VERY good order indeed. Nice wood grip with no damage, lovely colour. SA insert button and a nice nickel inset eagle. Upper and lower crossguard are virtually perfect and show no lifting or reaction to the wood at all. Just a nice bit of age patina. Scabbard is a classic chained type. Factory applied black paint which is virtually mint, just a few age spiders on the surface to prove it’s age. All 3 scabbard fittings are in nice condition. Top one has just a very minor bit of plate lifting near the scabbard ring. Chain is extremely well preserved and is in bright, clean condition. A text book type with the correct oval connection holes. Reverse two links nearest the belt clip are deeply stamped with the ‘NSKK KORPSFUHRUNG’ and the other with the chain maker RZM M5/8. The blade is in near perfect condition with a very bright polished finish. The reverse is etched with maker mark of RZM M7/13 which is for the firm ARTHUR SHUTTLEHOFFER.
NSKK DAGGER BY EICKHORN RZM M7/66 WITH BLACK HANGER. Part of a collection of SA daggers I purchased in North London recently. All untouched and left alone. This is a factory produced NSKK dagger by Eickhorn, with the double transitional trademark of the Eickhorn squirrel and the RZM code M7/66 underneath. It is also complete with the original black leather short hanger and clip, which has never been off this dagger. Clip is marked with the Assmann symbol and the RZM code too. Never been apart, the dagger has very good plating to the upper and lower crossguards, with just the slightest oxidization on one edge next to the wood grip. Nice SA button, nickel grip eagle. The wood grip has no chips or pieces missing. There are a couple of hairline cracks to the obverse and reverse, where the wood has expanded due to storage. Nothing missing and there a re not a problem. Dagger never been disassembled as far as I can see. Scabbard has it's original factory black paint. Quite a lot of spidering here and there. A little thin up beside the top fitting on the front. The nickel plated steel fittings have lost a little of their plating due to corrosion, obviously damp where it was once stored. This is mainly on the lower edge of the top fitting. All screws present and unturned. The blade is undamaged and in very good condition. Surface is a little grey, but would obviously benefit from a little careful cleaning. Eickhorn trademark etc etched on the reverse side. Motto on the obverse nice and clear. Not a mint dagger, but a good piece, and priced accordingly. A factory produced Eickhorn NSKK.
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!
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.
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!
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.
PRIVATE PURCHASE SHORT WEIMAR CLAMSHELL POLICE BAYONET. This is a fine example of quite a rare edged weapon. A smaller, and probably private purchase Weimar Police officers clamshell dress bayonet. I have said this many times before that the enormous variation and type of police bayonets from the early 1930’s onwards, is easily a collection in its own right. Long clamshells, short ones, no badge, with a badge, Third Reich clamshells, cut down ex-clamshells, the list house on and on. This is a really nice example of the diminutive size of police bayonet. They didn’t come much smaller than this. The hilt, clamshell, blade etc are all significantly smaller when compared to a ‘standard’ police bayonet. All solid nickel fittings with a lovely ‘birds beak’ type pommel. A super set of honey coloured stag grips with the Weimar 5 pointed star badge in the centre. Oak leaves cast into the crossguard. Nickel scabbard fittings with black leather body. Attached to the upper scabbard lug is the original narrow brown leather plover frog, in excellent condition. The shorter single edged blade is heavily nickel plated and in excellent shape. The reverse riccasso is deeply stamped with the makers name in a half-crescent. PAUL WEYERSBERG &CO. SOLINGEN. A fine example of a rare police bayonet.
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 DOUBLE SIDED HITLER YOUTH/DJ SMALLER FLAG WITH LANYARD. A great little flag this! It's also small enough to accommodate in a display. It measures 15.5" x 25" and is extremely well made. Double sided with a Hitler Youth diamond flag on one side in the normal red/white and black swastika. On the reverse side is a black background with a single large white Sig Rune for the DJ. Everything is in quality cotton, and all separately applied, no printed pieces. The white linen hem contains the rope halyard, which is sewn in each end. No damage, no moth, no holes. Was found during a house clearance in Cambridge. A great flag which was probably used and flown at a joint HJ/DJ camp.
RARE LONG FIRE DEPT. BAYONET WITH MATCHING MAKER TO BLADE & FROG. This is an extremely nice long Fire Dept parade bayonet with the rare maker of L&E on the blade. Their trademark is a small Third Rich fire helmet with a tiny swastika in the centre. It’s the only maker to feature a Third Reich emblem anywhere. In addition the nice original-to-the-piece leather frog is also stamped with the SAME makers names, but this time in full. L&E stands for “Linnenbürger & Elermann / Bielefeld". They were specialists in Fire Department equipment and supplies. They exist to this day. The bayonet is in excellent condition, with nickel plated hilt fittings. Original black paint to the scabbard. The original frog is in near mint condition. The bright nickel plated blade is again in near mint condition with just some in& out marks to the surface. A super Fire sidearm.
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 EXAMPLE OF HJ DAGGER WITH MOTTO. This is quite a find as I just can’t remember having a HJ dagger by this maker or with such a nice, virtually mint blade! It is by BOKER who is normally associated with very nice , early SS ‘33 daggers. This is an all steel hilt, nickel plated. Plating has rubbed just a little under the top leather strap area, but otherwise in very good condition. Super pair of chequered grips with a deeply inset perfect enamel HJ diamond. Scabbard shows just a little age, but has a complete covering of the original black paint. The leather belt loop and cross strap with popper are in black leather and in fine condition. The leather is stamped on the reverse with the makers mark for LFE. The blade is wonderful and is in virtually full mint condition. The motto ‘Blut und Ehre’ is DEEPLY etched into the obverse surface and has all the blackening in the background. The reverse has a superb HENRY BOKER trademark of a tree and underneath is their RZM M7/75 number and the date 1937. A really nice HJ with everything collectors look for. A cracking piece!!
RARE MAKER RZM SA DAGGER-DATED 1938. Whist there are a lot of collectors who love the earlier SA daggers, and collect them by maker. Some of these makers are extremely rare due to the numbers produced, and therefore fetch quite high sums. However, some of the RZM produced pieces are also hard to find, especially in good condition. Due to the change in materials used, decent RZM pieces are very hard to find, as they suffer from plating lifting and oxidisation on the fittings. This is a RARE RZM maker and thankfully it is also in extremely good condition. The blade is in MINT condition, with all crossgrain polish remaining, burnish in the motto and a super RZM number. This is HUGE and deeply etched into the reverse blade. It's RZM M7/69/38. This is for the unusual maker H.A. Erbe AG., Schmalkalden. To be honest, I cannot remember having one like this before, I certainly would have remembered the unique thick RZM marking! Dagger has a fine brown wood grip with no splits or damage. Perfect SA button and a nickel grip eagle. The upper and lower crossguards also seem to be nickel as they were obviously using older stock up at this time. The RZM code indicates that this was made in 1938, a transitional time. Everything fits like a glove, and the dagger has never been apart. Scabbard has nickel plated STEEL fittings, in very good condition too. All screws present and unturned. The scabbard body is damage and dent free and has 85% of the original brown factory paint still present. It's interesting to note (and you see this a lot on RZM SA painted scabbards) that where the dagger has been worn and handled, the brown paint shows black paint underneath. These scabbards were used for the NSKK and the SA, so black first and then if SA, were sprayed brown! A very nice looking dagger, RARE maker with a mint blade.
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 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!
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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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.
RLB 1st Pattn. MANS DAGGER WITH HANGER. This is a nice , complete dagger by the much rarer maker . Their trademark is an elongated diamond and is always Ernst Erich Witte of Solingen lightly etched into the blade, so sometimes is very difficult to see. Their trademark is a diamond with the KRONECK name and a crown above. The hilt assembly on this dagger is aluminium, something this maker did quite often.. The black ebony wood grip is also in near perfect condition apart from a few age bruises. The RLB star badge is obviously the first type with RLB letters in blue enamel with a small enamel swastika underneath. The silver plating has worn from the higher surfaces of the star, revealing the copper coating underneath. The blue enamel is missing from portions of the recesses of the badge but is over 60% intact. Scabbard is a standard steel type with 85% of the original paint remaining. The original leather single hanging strap is permanently attached to the triangular scabbard ring. It is a little fragile but absolutely fine if treated carefully. The original belt clip is attached. The double edged blade is in fine condition. Evidence of much cross-grain polish and a needle sharp point. The leather buffer washer is in place. The diamond trademark is etched into the reverse of the blade. A very good example of this dagger.
RLB OFFICER 1st PATT. DAGGER. BY WEYERSBERG. All the RLB daggers are a reflection of the Art Deco influence in their design. The crossguard eagle and pommel are cases in point on all of the daggers, both early and late. The 1st pattern dagger eventually morphed into the 2nd with the addition of a central scabbard mount, a change of grip badge and a set of leather straps. Here is a very decent example of how they started out. Solid nickel fittings throughout, which include the pommel, crossguard and both scabbard mounts. Grip and scabbard leather are a very dark blue/black and there is the 1st type of RLB grip badge. This has the RLB letters with a small swastika underneath all in blue enamels. There is a little loss to the enamel in a few places, but it’s nearly all present. Crossguard has the Officer type long winged eagle. Scabbard is debt and damage free and the original integral leather hanger is present with snap clip. Blade is in beautiful condition with all cross grain polish and a deeply etched Weyersberg trademark.
RLB OFFICERS 2nd Pattn DAGGER WITH ALUMINIUM HILT. This combination of metals is quite often found in the slightly later RLB pieces and it was not confined to one manufacturer. Paul Weyersberg did them as well. This one, like the man's version just listed is also by Ernst Erich Witte of Solingen. It also has the feint diamond trademark with KRONECK and a crown above. All of the RLB daggers are extremely 'art deco' in design and style. The officers patterns more so, as they have more pronounced pommels and crossguards.As stated above the pommel and crossguard on this are solid cast aluminium and show a little patina with age. The blue leather grip is in good condition and in the centre it has the RLB silver starburst badge with an enamel swastika in the middle. This enamel is virtually perfect with just some surface scratches in a few places.The blue leather covered scabbard has three nickel plated steel fittings. Most of the bright plating has gone to time, but there is still sufficient left to see the original finish. The long double edged blade is in good condition, nice and bright with no edged nicks or damage. The trademark is quite feint, but still visible on the reverse riccasso area. A nice looking dagger in collectable condition.
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 'DOG LEAD' LEATHER BRAIDED HANGERS FOR THE THIRD REICH NAVAL OFFICERS SWORD. These are really difficult hangers to find if you want to complete a German naval sword. The leather has a habit of rotting and breaking and the hangers become useless. These are definitely Third Reich period, rather than earlier Weimar or early 30's as the clips etc are in gilded aluminium, not used until the Third Reich period. The retaining chain and hook are in brass though. Both long and shorter hangers seem to be in very good and supple condition. The black braided/woven hangers are done in a unique pattern and do look like traditional leather dog leads. If you need to complete a nice navy sword, hopefully these will suit your purposes.
SET OF MINT, UNUSED ARMY DAGGER HANGERS. Never used, this set of army dagger hangers are still stiff as a board! The starched interior has remanded solid and these have never softened up by being used. The bullion fronts and green velvet backings are perfect. The metal hardware, buckles, clips etc have become aged with patina over time, but you can still see the silver frosting in the protected areas. If you have a MINT army dagger, then these will go very well with them.
SHORT 23cm BULLION KNOT USED ON LUFTWAFFE AND TENO PIECES. This is a very nice original silver bullion 23cm knot for the 1st Luftwaffe dagger, the 2nd Luftwaffe dagger or a TENO Officers dagger. In excellent condition, the knot has been on a dagger at some time and has stayed in the 'tie'. Ideal to complete your dagger.
SHORT 23cm PORTAPEE FOR LUFTWAFFE OR TENO DAGGERS. This is a lovely 23cm short portapee in period rayon. It has toned with patina and probably nicotine, to a very nice golden colour. Looks great! Has been on a dagger for some time, and has taken on the shape of the tie. In perfect condition, would look amazing on a nice 2nd Pattn Luftwaffe dagger in similar condition.
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 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.
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 SILVER NSDAP SMALL KNIFE AND FORK SET. This is a matched small sized solid silver knife and fork set, probably a desert or pastry set,that would have adorned a table for a high ranking NSDAP leader. Extremely high quality and beautifully made. Each handle is engraved with a little political NSDAP type eagle and swastika. The knife is marked with a makers ‘W’ and ‘nicht Rostand’ on the blade. The fork handle has a European mark for silver, a half moon and 800 along with a tiny stick bird. These are in fantastic condition and were bought back as war booty by an American soldier. I imaging the complete dinner service was taken, but these are the only pieces I have had access to.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 BY HOLLER WITH KNOT. It’s possible to spot a Holler naval dagger as they always use their distinctive ‘springy’ brass wire on the grip wrapping. In fact any dagger or sword madd by Holler will have this type of wire. In addition Holler only made navy daggers with a sailing ship blade etch. This dagger has both (of course). A very nice looking navy dagger, with perfect celluloid grip and all brass fittings. There is an original 42cm bullion knot tied in the correct manner around the crossguard and pommel. The knot shows little wear. Holler type brass scabbard which is slightly rounder than other makers. All in very good order. The blade is needle sharp, no damage and has the double sailing ship etch. The Holler oval trademark with thermometer is positioned on the reverse riccasso. Good looking dagger with a sort after maker.
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 NAVAL OFFICERS DAGGER BY EICKHORN WITH ORIGINAL KNOT. Eickhorn made a wonderful product, their quality of manufacture was amazing. They also seemed to have the lions share of the naval dagger market as 80% of the navy daggers I handle are made by them. This is a choice example, with most of the original fire gilding present on nearly all of the brass surfaces. Where the gilding has worn off, mainly on the scabbard, the brass underneath has turned a light plumb colour. Nice eagle pommel, cream celluloid grip with no cracks or damage, original brass grip wire in place. Crossguard with release button. Original bullion knot is tied in the correct complicated knot and has been on this dagger since new. Slight fraying to one bullion cord, where the 'swing wear' has affected it where it comes out of the knot. Very nice scabbard with lots of fire gilt. No discernible dents or damage. Blade is in near mint condition. Tan felt blade buffer, beautifully dark grey etching on both sides of the blade, standard anchor, dolphins etc. The Eickhorn trademark squirrel, used from 1938-1942 is deeply stamped into the riccasso. A really nice navy dagger, complete with the original knot.
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 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 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.
UNIQUE PRIVATE PURCHASE EARLY THIRD REICH POLICE SWORD. Prior to the introduction of the official Police/SS dagen in 1936, officers were allowed to wear a variety of parade swords. Usually lions head varieties, with organisational additions. There are many period photographs of these being worn, and many examples exist in collections today This is a very nice quality lions head sword, with gilded finish and red lions eyes. The grip is actually in brown Bakelite and is wrapped with triple wire. The front langet has been beautifully engraved with a correct police badge, eagle and swastika within a wreath of oakleaves. The reverse langet has some ornate initials, look like RAW? The scabbard is a standard sword type and has all of the original finish. The blade measures 34" and polished steel type. Sword is 40" overall . There is no maker that I can see, however there is a single letter 'W' stamped into the steel near the crossguard. There is a police red/silver/green leather strapped portepee wrapped around the grip. Somewhat frayed, but all there. A great looking pre-1936 sword, and completely unique!
UNISSUED 23CM BULLION KNOT IN ISSUE BOX. A nice find this and purchased from a contact in Germany. A stone mint 23cm bullion knot/portepee complete in the box it was sold in! Unfortunately the cardboard lid has gone missing, but the main body is there, complete with period staples holding the corners together. Knot is in 'shop new' condition, and perhaps should stay in the box and be displayed with a mint, unissued dagger.
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.
UNTOUCHED 1st LUFTWAFFE DAGGER WITH UNIT MARKINGS-EICKHORN. This is a super looking dagger and just how you used to find them. Uncleaned, covered with patina and not messed with. This dagger has come back from the war as a souvenir and stayed that way! Eickhorn maker, the heavily nickel plated fittings have gone very dark with patina, however the beautifully preserved inlaid swastikas on the pommel and crossguard have retained all their gilt covering over the brass and shine through the dark silver. Leather covered grip is complete with some age scuffs. The triple silver/brass grip wire has become slightly loose. All the strands of wire are present, but some have delicately slipped down the grip. Wrapped around the grip and crossguard is it's original 42cm bullion portapee. You can see it's been in place for 80+ years, it's in a bit of a strange tie, but I am not going to disturb it. Looks great as it is. A very nice scabbard with similar nickel plated fittings all covered in patina, and a very nice nickel chain with belt clip, the same colour as the rest of the dagger fittings. Now the even more exciting bit. Beautifully engraved to the top fitting is a unit mark ' 3 FEA 37 1', also deeply engraved (by the same expert) underneath the crossguard arm ' St FEA 37/13'. This represents the following..."Staff Flyers' Replacement Unit 37/ [weapon number] 13', so it was a piece issued to a member of the staff company of this unit 'Stab Flieger Ersatz Abteilung 37'. This training unit was formed on the 1st of April 1937 in Uetersen in Luftkreis VII, and the commander was Oberstleutnant Hans Hueckel." A comprehensive history!! Blade is a nickel plated type with the a deeply etched post 1937 Eickhorn squirrel. There is also a little Waffenampt stamp. As I said, a great dagger, worthy of any collection.
UNUSUAL ITEM FOR DAGGER COLLECTORS-A POSTCARD FROM THE HERDER FACTORY! I've not actually seen one of these before, but advertising was alive and well even with the daggers makers in Solingen! This is a coloured postcard from the Richard A Herder factory in Solingen. Features two of their products on the front, a lion's head sword and a parade bayonet, with the Herder star shaped trademark in the corner. Postcard has been completed and sent by post to a recipient. The translation may be interesting, or it may just be travel news! There is an Adolf Hitler postage stamp and the card was sent from Solingen on 22.19.1943. An interesting piece of dagger/Solingen history.
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 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 NICE SS '33 MANS DAGGER EICKHORN 941/SS/38 COMPLETE WITH VERTICAL HANGER. I sold this dagger some year ago and was very happy to take it back in part-exchange again. A very good example of the 1933 pattn SS dagger by Eickhorn with their manufacturers code 941/SS, date of 1938. An identical dagger with this mark is pictured on page 183 of Tom Wittmann's wonderful SS book. Whist made of the late alloy metal which is heavily nickel plated, there are no signs of the tell-tale plate lifting.Both crossguards are in great condition, and fit to the ebony grip perfectly. Grip has enamel SS runes button, with no damage, and a bright aluminium grip eagle. There is a solid ebony grip with very minor age bruises. There is a very small, hairline stress crack on the bottom left of the dagger.You just cant see it unless you catch it in the light and there is NO material missing. Ebony wood is extremely hard, and quite brittle, so cracks like these are pretty common on these pieces. Scabbard fittings are bright nickel plated steel and in perfect condition. Scabbard paint is 100% intact, and apart from some age spidering across the surfaces, is pretty much in mint condition. The dagger has an original black leather vertical hanger with strap and buckle in the correct manner. I remember from before that the vertical hanger is nicely marked on the inside strap, but I won't remove it this time as the leather is a little dry and the strap may suffer. A very nice vertical, with maker marked snap clip. Blade is in very nice, bright condition. Some of the original crossgrain polish is present. The etched blade motto is very crisp and clear. The reverse riccasso has the large RZM circle, and the manufacturers code and date. 941/38/SS. A very good example of this type. Hard to find and complete with the vertical hanger.
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 ORIGINAL SS SHORT HANGER FOR '33 MAN'S DAGGER. To find one of these separately is nearly impossible these days. This is the short black leather dagger hanger used on all SS '33 daggers (unless there was a vertical fitted). This is a hanger made in 1938 so it would be for a RZM marked SS dagger. Leather is in good condition and is still very supple, there is a steel oval buckle, the retaining loop is present. Beautifully stamped into the back of the leather is the SS symbol in a circle,68/38 and then the RZM symbol in another circle. These are 'sharp stamped' into the leather surface (not impressed as repros seem to be). There is a steel and nickel plated snap clip with RZM and maker codes afterwards. This is a really rare accessory, not in mint condition, but 200% original.
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.
WW2 GERMAN ‘Nahkampfmesser’ (close combat fighting knife) in mint condition. Whilst I am used to finding these fighting knives in all sorts of condition, as they were used as utility knives and personalised as well, I have never had one in unused, mint condition. It cannot have been issued so has come back as a souvenir in this state. Standard construction with the wood slab grips riveted you the handle with steel flat rivets. No marks or damage to the grips at all. Tubular steel scabbard with integral single spring steel clip is in mint condition with 100% original paint and no discernible damage or scratches. Blade is the standard type for this knife, stiletto type with false edge. Again it’s in mint, untouched condition preserved in a little grease. A ‘time capsule’ piece.