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Welcome to our WW2 German Daggers

New Stock Added: 23rd May 2018

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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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.
'BRANNIK' BULGARIAN HJ KNIFE WITH NAZI HJ DIAMOND? I have had a few of these quite rare daggers in the past. They followed the German HJ in the design of the HJ knives exactly, but they were produced in Bulgaria. Identical in size etc. However, all the ones I have seen, have had the Bulgarian stylised 'B ' in a shield affixed to the grip. This one has a normal HJ diamond, albeit damaged. The construction of the dagger is pure Bulgarian. The hilts were made of aluminium and the rivets holding the grip together are aluminium too. This is the same on this dagger. The Hj diamond is perfectly fitted to the grip. Unfortunately it has been hit or bent, and has lost the enamel to the top half of the diamond. It is a little loose in the grip and 'wiggles' a bit. Scabbard is pure HJ. Steel with black leather belt loop and cross strap. They are in perfect condition. The blade again is perfect Bulgarian. Makers trademark on one side which is a prancing deer in a shield. The other side has the Bulgarian HJ motto 'Duty and Honour' ( in Bulgarian Cyrillic). Interesting item for the HJ type collector out there. "Brannik" was a military Nazi Hitler youth organization in Bulgaria, established in 1941. This organization was the Bulgarian equivalent of the German HJ and was popular during King Boris III’s rule when the Royal Kingdom of Bulgaria was Nazi Germany pro orientated. Since the mid 30's Bulgaria was much involved on Germany’s side. Thus, when in 1941 the Germans needed the Bulgarian land to launch an attack in the Balkans, Kingdom Bulgaria officially joined the Dreimacht Pakt, signed it and became an official ally to Germany, Italy and Japan
'FALSHIRMJAGER' GRAVITY KNIFE BY SMF. These paratrooper gravity knives always proove very popular with collectors. This is a nice early example by SMF and has the seated King trademark etched on the blade. Very nice condition with all solid nickel fittings and light wood grips with no damage. Blade has been lightly sharpened but not serious. Spring release mechanism original and works well. Spike is stamped with Waffenampt stick bird with 5. Release thumb ‘trigger’ is marked with a number ‘5’ underneath. Nice gravity knife used by both Luftwaffe and Army parachute/airbourne troops.
1936 RZM PERIOD SS OFFICERS CHAINED DAGGER. As a result of me recently listing a SS chained dagger, I have this slightly later example to offer. SS daggers, and also SA daggers went through the same transitional periods with the materials used with which to make them. They all started with early quality material, such as solid nickel crossguards etc., but they gradually changed with the use of nickel PLATED materials, alloy etc. Early daggers were made by individual companies, and then the RZM took over 'quality control' etc, and whilst the individual companies still made them, they all conformed to similar quality types and restrictions. This is a very pleasant 1936 SS officers dagger, with alloy nickel plated crossguards and nickel plated steel scabbard fittings etc. Condition is extremely nice, crossguards have virtually 100% nickel plating, the black ebony grip is very nice with no chips or cracks, just the normal slight age dimples. The SS runes button has a little wear to the surface. The grip eagle is a nickel type. The scabbard on this example is a nice anodised type and it retains nearly all of the anodising as well as the covering lacquer. As it's anodised, the center scabbard mount ha 2 screws holding it on. (a painted scabbard usually just has one screw) The chains on this example are nickel plated steel and are the 'Type II' configuration with bevelled two top connectors to the cloverleaf fixing. The SS inspection Kulturzeichen marking is stamped into the reverse of the second link. The blade on this example is pretty decent, has been left untouched and perhaps would benefit from a light clean. Unmarked on the reverse, the obverse has good clear lettering. Blade surface is bright and clean. Reverse of the blade has some old finger smudges and very slight greying. Otherwise a very good example of a slightly later SS chained dagger.
42cm DAGGER KNOT IN RAYON. tHIS IS A FULL LENGTH, 42CM DAGGER KNOT, WHICH WAS MADE TOWARD THE END OF THE WAR IN RAYON. a TYPE OF EARLY SYNTHETIC MATERIAL, THESE KNOTS WERE USED ON ANY OF THE DAGGERS REQUIRING A LONG DAGGER KNOT. found ON ARMY DAGGERS FOR INSTANCE. looks A LOT LAKE SILVER BULLION BUT DID NOT USE THE SAME RAW MATERIALS.
A GOOD SET OF THIRD REICH NAVAL DAGGER HANGERS. Always interesting to study these hangers as one would think they are all the same, but they are not! Made by dozens of different companies, each has it's own manufacturing peculiarities, depending on several factors. Time period and materials. Early hangers from the 1930's are always brass, then gilded aluminium was greatly used and then a combination of materials, cast alloys, gunmetal etc. he constrains of the war effort obviously affected supplies, and the quality of the materials, not how they were made, got worse as the war went on. These are a completely original, untouched set which are made of the gunmetal alloy, which is then heavily gilded to look like brass. There is 85% of the original fire gilding left on the buckles and clips, but in places you can see the grey metal coming through. These are OIGIANL hangers and far better to get these than some of the reproductions available. The dark blue moire fabric is perfect, as is the dark velvet backings. No wear, or moth. The retaining chain and hook is present. Decent set of hangers.
A HUGE, SPECTACULAR HUNTING CUTLASS with original SKINNING KNIFE BY WKC. I cannot remember owning a Hunting Cutlass this long..ever!! It's over 25" overall length. I have seen them in the WKC catalogue, but not in the flesh. Lovely stag grip with 3 brass acorns as decoration. The brass (gilded) pommel is deeply cast with fine detail of leaves and oak leaves. Crossguard depicts hooves at each end with a running fox (?) in the middle box. The large clamshell depicts deer lying on the ground. Nestled into the top of the scabbard pocket, is the original skinning knife, which has a beautiful little stag handle and plain blade, with brass pommel, like the larger version, but plain. To find a cutlass like this WITH the skinning knife is SO rare. They always go missing. The scabbard has reasonably plain upper and lower brass fittings and the hard, black leather scabbard is in very good overall condition. The blade is another long thing, measures over 18". It's in excellent condition and is deeply etched on both sides with hunting and shooting scenes, typical WKC etch. The WKC Knight's Head trademark is deeply stamped into the riccasso underneath the clamshell. I have pictures a standard navy dagger beside this 'beast' of a cutlass to give you an idea of actual size. A really great piece indeed. HUGE!
A LOVELY, NEAR PERFECT EXAMPLE OF 2nd PATTN. LUFTWAFFE DAGGER BY EICKHORN. Whilst Luftwaffe daggers are still relatively common to find, ones in beautiful condition are very hard to source. This one is a classic Eickhorn with the 'heart shaped' pommel. It has a nice lemon yellow grip with the springy wire wrap. The scabbard is fantastic with ALL of the 'airplane grey' finish present to the surface. Nearly mint. The blade is a mint example with full nickel plating and the post 1938 Eickhorn trademark is etched into the blade surface. A REALLY nice example of this dagger.
A MOST UNUSUAL AND RARE SMALL REICHSDEINSTFLAG-REICH SERVICE FLAG-'MARINE MARKED'! This is a wonderful little flag, and if it could only talk! It's the smallest sized flag apparently produced for actual service. It measure only 0.5m x 0.8m (approx. 1'8" x 2'7"). The canvas hem is stamped with the measurements, along with a Third Reich marine eagle and swastika plus 'Riechsdflag'. This flag was meant to be flown from a navy vessel, and the vessel would have to have been small! MTB or harbour vessel. In fact I have just visited the museum that houses the captured U505 in Chicago. They display this exact sized flag as a captured souvenir of the boat, so this type of flag was flown on all U boats too. The flag has definitely been used and flown. There are some grease marks here and there. It also has a couple of minor moth nips, but only minor. The fabric of the cloth/flag is fine. The cream linen/canvas rope sleeve contains the original rope halyard, with loops either end to attach and fly it. Colours of the cotton remain strong. Personally I have never had this sized Reichs Flag before, they are really rare. Tey are also highly prized by collectors as they display so well. Can go inside a drawer with a collection. Great little flag.
A NICE EARLY SA DAGGER BY NON-SOLINGEN MAKER ' KOBER' SUHL. Whilst 99% of edged weapons were made in and around Solingen, there were a few other ones dotted around elsewhere. To find any of these is quite rare. The City of SUHL is about 430km west of Solingen, so not really near at all. It's in the district Thuringia and has a history of gun making, so that's why these daggers are made here. This is an early '33 SA dagger with all solid nickel fittings. Nice dark brown hardwood grip with perfect SA button and nickel eagle. Lower crossguard is marked with Gau mark 'Th' for Thüringen!!! Exactly where it was made. Scabbard has lost quite a bit of the original brown anodising, but bout 25% still remains. Scabbard fittings are fine and bottom one is not dented. Blade is very nice. Has most of the original crossgrain polish and the blackening in the Alles fur Deutchland lettering. The Wilhelm Kober & Co logo of a Minotaur is deeply etched into the reverse riccasso.
A NICE, EARLY RAD HEWER BY DESIRABLE MAKER-BOKER! An nice RAD hewer, purchased privately, so never been in a collection before. All heavy, early nickel silver fittings. Good, solid stag grips, patina on the hilt and crossguard. Neck of hilt stamped with some issue numbers Br 561. Br is probably for 'Brigade' but no idea which one was 561! Nice scabbard with uncleaned silver fittings. Bottom chape has a few carrying dents in the very bottom edge, but nothing serious. This was and is, a very heavy dagger indeed, and just the weight of it on a hard surface would dent it. Scabbard has 50% of the original black paint, but it was painted over a 'blued' surface finish, so still looks very nice. Blade is the usual huge 'bowie' type. Very nice early BOKER trademark on the reverse, along with RADJ in the triangle and Ges Gesch. Blade motto is very clear with all background grey to the letters. At some stage, someone has lightly cleaned a little bit of the blade with either wire wool or 000 grade paper. It's just left very fine 'swirly' marks to mainly the blade edge. I think a good polish with Solvol Autosol or similar will get it back again, but it's not at all bad at the moment. However, in fairness I had to mention it. A great, heavy RAD hewer. (forgot to mention, part of the original hanger is still attached to the scabbard loop. It's the nickel clip for the leather part. Included at no extra cost!!
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 RARE SET OF 'DE-LUXE' LAND CUSTOMS HANGERS. I can honestly say I cannot remember owning or having a set of these unique hangers, either on their own with a dagger. Land customs hangers 99% of the time have simple alloy clips and a very plain 'box' type top fitting. These are a SUPER set with 'de-luxe' type fittings, identical to the high quality army hangers you see sometimes. The straps are of course silver bullion with twin green stripes running down each side. The reverse are covered in deep green velvet. The buckles and slides are aluminium and have cast LAUREL leaves on them (not oakleaves as army ones have). At the top of the straps they have metal tabs which are then riveted to the top fitting. This allows the straps to 'swing' side to side, with the movement of the dagger. The bottom clips are the 'push-up' high quality types. The hangers have been properly used and have carried a dagger for some considerable time, as there is a little swing wear to the top fittings on the edges and the laurel leaf buckles have moulded to the shape of the straps and become slightly oval. So nice to see actual evidence of real wear. The hangers are in beautiful condition overall and would perfectly suit a lovely Customs dagger. As I said, never owned a set of these!!
A REALLY NICE EXAMPLE OF SHARNHORST EICKHORN SWORD. Bought back from my recent trip to the US show. This is a very nice example of a post 1938 Eickhorn 'SHARNHORST' Field Marshal officers parade sword. This is complete with the original leather knot. Hilt is gilded aluminium and whist has some very slight wear showing on the high spots of the hilt, the gilding is 98% present and very bright, Red glass eyes in the lion's head. Perfect grip with all the aluminium wire wrap. Scabbard is straight as a dye and has virtually 100% of the original paint. Blade is nickel plated and in perfect condition. No spotting or damage. The stamped Eickhorn squirrel is under the langet and is the post 1938 design. A very good sword.
A SET OF UNUSUAL LUFTWAFFE DAGGER HANGERS. Dagger hangers are almost another collecting subject in their own right. There are dozens of interesting variations of the standard army and Luftwaffe hangers. Different clips, leather tops, metal swing tops etc etc. There is also quite a variation in the materials used. Usually bullion fronts with velvet backings, however there are some additional types and this set of Luftwaffe hangers are one of those. They have the standard plain grey metal top belt clip but with de-luxe push in bottom clips. The fabric of the hangers is most interesting and 100% original as I have had a set like this before. They are made of a grey/blue canvas material, with the correct bullion stripes running up, but the backing again is woven cloth/canvas. They look really nice and a most pleasant variation.
A SUPERB NAVAL DAGGER BY EICKHORN PURCHASED COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL HANGERS, KNOT AND UNDERBELT!!! A 'straight out of the woodwork' naval rig. This is how it was bought back as a souvenir after the war, was apparently taken from the original naval officer in Kiel. Certainly looks that way. Dagger has defiantly been used an worn, but is in superb collectable condition. Dagger itself retains a lot of the original fire guilding over the brass base. This is less apparent on the lower part of the scabbard as it has rubbed off during wear. The very bottom of the scabbard is slightly misshapen, flatter, as it has obviously been caught in wear etc. Very common with 'worn' navy daggers as the brass scabbard is so soft. It is not noticeable though. Pommel and crossguard retain nearly 100% of the fire gilding. White celluloid over wood grip is PERFECT with brass twisted wire wrap. Expertly tied around the grip, pommel and crossguard is the original 42cm bullion knot. It is in the standard naval 'tie', and has been ion this dagger from new, approx. 80+ years. These is some slight 'swing' wear to the knot as it comes out of the tie. The blade has the EICKHORN post 1938 squirrel stamped to the reverse riccasso. The blade is in MINT condition, with 100% grey etch finish to the naval scenes. Super blade. With this dagger are the original Third Reich era hangers. These have gilded aluminium fittings, buckles, clips etc. Buckles are marked with the same casting marks to the reverse of 6 little dots. Black moire fabric fronts are perfect as is the black velvet reverse. Great hangers. It also has the original blue cloth underbelt. This was under the tunic or coat, and the dagger and hangers hug from this is there was no 'outer belt'. A REALLY nice combination, complete rig. Never been in a collection before, and a super bit of German naval history.
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.
AN EARLY THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER BY ALCOSO WITH HAMMERED SCABBARD & KNOT. This is part of a small collection of lovely navy daggers I purchased this week, all are different makers and none are made by Eickhorn!!! This is a super example of an early ALCOSO made dagger with early hammered scabbard and sailing ship blade etch. This dagger would have started life as a 1929 'flame ball' dagger and has had one of the 1938 'replacement' Third Rich pommels added over 70 years ago. The exact type can be seen on page 229 on Tom Wittmann's ' Exploring the dress daggers of the German navy. Dagger is in excellent shape overall. It's been used, worn and loved over the years, so does not have any original fire gilt left. The hammered scabbard has a couple of extra 'carrying dents', which have been acquired over the years, but all very minor. There is a bullion knot tied in the navy fashion. The celluloid grip is a little grubby but no damage etc. All fittings are nicely toned brass. The blade is extremely nice and features the Alcoso 'SAILING SHIP' etch to both sides. The Alcoso trademark is stamped into the riccasso. The blade release button is situated in the middle of the reverse crossguard. A great looking dagger and another variation in the history of collecting German navy daggers. A great addition to any collection.
ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER WITH 'BLING' !!!! EICKHORN. I am not sure what was behind the thinking of the individual who did this, but they spent time and money on having the dagger completely chrome plated!! It actually looks better than you think, but it certainly has added some 'BLING' to it's looks! This is a post 1936 dagger as it has the period trademark. The blade has been plated too! The orange grip has a small stress crack in the lower half, and there is a small dent in the bottom of the scabbard. Other than that the dagger seems to be fine. Keep it as it is or spend some time stripping off the chrome plating. There are some useful parts here, or just put it back to normal. A cheap project, whatever you do to it!
AS FOUND EARLY '33 SS MAN'S DAGGER BY BOKER-ATTIC FIND! I was contacted by a man in the Isle of Wight who had discovered this dagger last month whilst clearing his neighbours house. The older lady was getting ready to move away. She was of German extraction, but had moved here before the war. She has no recollection of how a German dagger, a SS one for that, was in her deceased husbands possessions! The dagger is a fantastic example of an early SS 1933 dagger by the desirable maker BOKER. It has not been 'looked after' but remains a very good collectable example and I have priced it accordingly. Never been apart, all the nickel fittings are uncleaned and have patina all over them. The solid ebony grip has some age cracks, but no chips or material missing. The SS button is chip free and the nickel eagle is great. The lower crossguard is marked with the Roman numeral 'I' on the reverse. The blade is actually in pretty fair condition, but at some time has been cleaned with something abrasive and there are lots of scratches. However, the SS motto 'Meine Ehre Heist True' is still very deep and clear, as is the BOKER trademark on the reverse. The scabbard is also pretty good, has lost some of the finish to the main body so just looks like dark metal. but it has no damage or rusting. One scabbard throat screw is missing. A good opportunity to buy a completely REAL early SS dagger at very reasonable money and with a little work would look even better than this.
AS WORN/AS FOUND SS OFFICERS ARMBAND WITH LABEL. This is an armband bought back as a souvenir and apparently was taken from the sleeve of a black tunic. The inside edges of this armband have most of the original black cotton stitches still there! This is not a 'stone mint' example. It has been worn, and then removed and bought back as a souvenir. The deep red wool body has a few snips and cuts in the surface, but no material missing. The triple construction of the black swastika over the white dick and then sewn on the the red body. There are a few small snips in the area to, but again nothing missing. The twin black moire lines at the top and bottom of the armband are fine, and as I said earlier, the black stitching is also there. To the reverse is stuck an ORIGINAL paper label, all marked up with RZM number and SS etc. The label has yellowed with age, but still remains firmly stuck to the wool body. An excellent piece for someone who likes a bit of history, and not unissued mint pieces. 200% original, as found!
BATTLE USED/FLOWN SMALL SIZE STATE SERVICE FLAG. Purchased with the Kreigsflag just listed, this STATE SERVICE FLAG is also about the same size, approx.,30 " x 50 ". This one has the rope halyard sewn into the hem as it has been flown and properly used. State Service flag has the swastika in the centre and the eagle in the top left corner. This smaller size was a favourite for a souvenir and many were brought back. (see associated picture). The flag has been used and flown. It has a little damage, just a few holes in the fabric, not sure how they were caused, bullets? None detract from the overall condition. Made of good quality cotton, reinforced corners and multi-machine stitched flying edge. The cream cotton hem and rope had the original size etc stamped on it, but this has washed off. It has period writing along the edge, which looks to be where it was found/flown and the type of flag. Super looking thing, and some real history here.
BATTLEFIELD PICK-UP M40 SINGLE DECAL HELMET WITH SEVERE DAMAGE. If only this helmet could speak, what a story it could tell! It seems to be a 'battlefield pick-up' helmet but is actually in remarkable condition. It has suffered extreme blast impact which has broken and cracked the crown in several places, but no metal is missing. It's just been blown open like an egg! Most of the original paint is there, but the surface is covered in light rust. The single decal is 65% intact and very visible, it's 'melted' into the surface of the helmet but the swastika is very visible. The original liner is present but quite fragile. Most of the chinstrap is also there. A fantastic piece of history here, and those who collect battlefield damaged helmets, this could be for you!
BEAUTIFUL CONDITION, VERY EARLY LEATHER HANGER FOR THE RAD HEWER. This is a VERY RARE item and I will explain why. This one of the first design of leather hangers for the early HEAVY RAD hewer. I f you own an early 'full stag' RAD hewer, then you absolutely need one of these hangers! The hanger is great, but the design was flawed insomuch as they could not hold the weight of a RAD hewer for extended use, they would break at the lower loop, hence complete ones being VERY RARE. Later RAD hewer hanger had a metal clip to take the weight, which solved the problem. This is a SUPER hanger, in thick brown leather, with nickel oval buckle. It slips over the scabbard fitting loop and then to top loop goes on the RAD mans belt. Leather in perfect supple condition. I have not had one of these hangers in such well preserved condition.
BEAUTIFUL EARLY SA BY AUGUST BICKEL WITH TRIPLE HANGER. This is the first of two early SA dagger I purchased recently, both in highly collectable condition. This one by August Bickel is really lovely. Bickel is not a mega rare maker, but I have not encountered his very often. A quality producer!! Never polished or been apart, nickel fittings all uncleaned and have a nice yellow patina. Scabbard is wonderful with lacquer over the 100% anodising. Near perfect wood grip with one tiny sliver of wood on top fitting next to button. Sa button has lost some of the enamel.Lower crossguard marked with Gau 'Mi' for Mitte, which was in the middle of Germany, major city Magdeburg. The dagger has it's original 3 piece 'marching' hanger which is in near mint condition too. Finding a complete triple hanger these days is really hard as the little top loop is inevitably missing. Blade is superb with all crossgraining polish intact and just minor runner marks from in & out use. Burnishing present in the motto and the deeply etched August Bickel triangular trademark. A REALLY nice early SA dagger here and complete with everything!!
BEAUTIFUL NAVY DAGGER WITH VERY RARE MAKER-PUMA! It’s always worth looking at every dagger in a collection or a show, even if they all look the same, as sometimes there is a gem to be discovered. There were quite a few navy dagger manufacturers, the biggest being Eickhorn then WKC probably. These are the ones you find most. Weyersberg,Holler, Hörster and Alcoso not so common. Then there are the smaller factories, who fir some reason did not sell so many. Ep&S and Puma fall into this ‘seldom seen’ catagorie, and if you are a navy dagger collector, these are so hard to find. This is a super example of a PUMA navy dagger, and is identical to the ones featured in Tom Wittmann’s navy book. Unique type pommel and cross guard, nice celluloid grip with thin, original grip wire. There is an ORIGINAL to the piece cellon dagger knot, which is tied in the proper manner and ‘set’ into place after 70+ years. It’s tkned a nice golden colour and is in great condition. The scabbard has unique small features only found on Puma daggers. Small, proud throat neck screws and slightly larger scabbard rings, as well as ‘flat edged’ scabbard bands. Scabbard has perhaps 50% of original fire gilding left on the surfaces. There is a very small carrying indentation to one side of the scabbard near the bottom. Just a flattening really. The blade is beautiful with near perfect heavy nickel plated surface and needle sharp tip. All PUMA daggers(likeHoller ones) only have a sailing ship etch to the blade. This etch shows a beautiful gal lion in full sail along with leaves and foliage on both sides. The Ricardo has the stamped PUMA logo with the name and Solingen underneath. A really nice navy dagger and perhaps only the 3rd one I have ever owned.
BROWN FABRIC UNDERBELT FOR SA DAGGER ETC? Whilst I have had several of the underbelts for the navy dagger, which are usually blue, I don't often get a brown one. More likely associated with the SA or NSKK as they had brown uniforms. It also only has one sliding 'D' attachment, so that would suit a SA or NSKK dagger. Anyway, a decent thing whatever service it was used for. Worn underneath a tunic or coat, this was used to support a dagger, and the strap would have gone through a pocket flap and then clipped onto this belt. Brown cloth belt with leather ends. Steel buckle and leather sliding loop with 'D' ring.
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 HUNTING CUTLASS BY WKC-TRIPLE ETCHED BLADE. This is a really nice Hunting Cutlass with stag horn grip by WKC. All brass fittings with a gilt wash covering. Three acorns on the grip. Has good black leather scabbard with clean gilded brass fittings. Blade is some 15” long approx. And is triple etched. Hunting and forestry scenes decorate each side, whilst the spine is deeply etched with the retailers name in Berlin. A very high quality piece and used right through the Third Reich period as the WKC trademark dates it from early 1930’s.
CLASSIC IMPERIAL GERMAN 1898 INFANTRY SWORD. This is a very nice all brass ,earlier type Imperial German 1898 Infantry parade sword in excellent condition. All brass , heavily cast hilt, depicting the Imperial Prussian eagle cast into the knuckle bow. Large fish skin or sharks skin hilt grip is wrapped with 3 silver twisted wires and in the centre, has the Imperial eagle cypher in brass with crown above. Blade is a dead straight thing with deep central groove and nickel plated. The plating has worn a little in a few places and at the tip, but basically is 85% intact. The sword is made by the Weyersburg Company and their early logo of WK&C with side by side Kings heads, appears on the blade langet. Scabbard is dead straight, no damage or dents, still has the original blued surface finish and twin hanging rings. Very nice looking Imperial German sword.
COLLECTING THE EDGED WEAPONS OF THE THIRD REICH - VOL 1. This is the 4th revised edition of Tom Johnson’s fantastic series of books. A wonderful reference book and vital reading for beginner and advanced collector alike.Thus one covers identification of ALL the Third Reich daggers and what to look for. No collector should be without a copy. This version is slightly used but in perfect condition with the dust cover.
COMPLETE ARMY DAGGER RIG WITH RARER EICKHORN TRADEMARK. I have had this nice army a while, but was waiting to complete it with a good set of straps. Nice silvered fittings all in very good order, dent free scabbard, no plate lifting anywhere. Deep yellow celluloid grip. Original 42cm bullion knot tied in place. A very pleasing looking army dagger, with a nice set of straps with lightweight buckles and fittings. This is a EICKHORN piece but has the much more unusual STAMPED small Eickhorn trademark on the reverse blade. This style of trademark is hardly ever encountered, as the more common etched, larger one usually appears. No idea why Eickhorn did this trademark too, and neither has Tom Wittmann in his army book! These trademarks appear at the same time as the etched ones, post 1935 to 1941, but never turn up! Blade is very bright and clean with much of the original crossgrain polish and needle sharp point. A nice, complete set.
COMPLETE THIRD REICH ERA NAVAL SWORD WITH RARE HANGERS AND ORIGINAL KNOT. This is a chance to buy a great conditioned naval officers sword by ADOLF BRAUN, which is complete with the original Third Reich naval knot and the very rare leather hangers! A complete sword rig! This is a standard naval officers sword that was used in the German navy from the later 1920's to the 1940's. Gilt brass fittings with lion's head and folding crossguards for storage and ease of wear. It has a mint celluloid grip with triple brass wire wrap. The reverse folding crossguard has a locking mechanism to the top of the scabbard. Both the crossguard and the top scabbard fitting are marked with an naval accountability number O1086. O is for 'Ostsee', so this sword comes from the Kiel port area. Wrapped around the grip is the original, naval bullion sword knot and it is still in the proper, complicated tie. These knots are identical to navy dagger knots, but are a few centimetres longer in order that this tie can be completed. Knot is in mint condition. Scabbard has the three brass fittings, each of which are stamped with the number '5' for assembly purposes. The fittings are in excellent condition. The lower drag has a small dent to the side and is also stamped with a tiny marine eagle and a M. (this is also stamped underneath the crossguard) Scabbard leather is nearly perfect with no chips or scratches. Has a very small crease in the surface on one side, but is completely flat now and the scabbard is a solid as a rock. Attached to the scabbard rings are a set of the original braided leather hangers. Navy sword hangers are extremely rare, I think they just rotted away with exposure to sea air etc. They are always the same and look like leather 'dog leads' . However, they have gilded navy clips at each end and the short hanger has the retaining chain and hook. ADOLF BRAUN was a naval distributor in Berlin, and this is actually made by ALCOSO and re-sold by them. The sword is in fantastic condition and has 85% of the original fir gilding on the hilt, and most of the scabbard fittings. A really good rig, and if you do not have a naval sword in your collection yet, this will fit the bill perfectly.
EARLY ALL NICKEL LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS SWORD by the EICKHORN company. A 'fresh to the market' piece, purchased from a family in America. This is a classic, early Luftwaffe sword, uncleaned and untouched. It is complete with the leather crescent hanger, and has gone quite black overall with age and patina. All metal parts are solid nickel. The grip has lovely deep blue leather, and no evidence of damage or scuffs. It is wrapped with twin 'springy' aluminium wire. Scabbard again is covered in lovely dark blue Morroccan leather. There is a small abrasion or tiny surface dent to the scabbard 1/3 of the way down, it looks as though it was caught in a door or similar. It is very slight and hardly noticeable. The rest of the scabbard is fine and in excellent condition. The upper and lower scabbard fittings have toned nearly black with age and patina. The blade is fantastic, has remained in MINT condition after all these years. Nickel plated finish is flawless and there is a great small oval Eickhorn trademark etched into the surface near the crossguard. This style of trademark dates it to around 1935-1936, before the larger squirrel and sword trademark was used. The sword measures 31" overall, with a 28 1/2" blade. A decent length for a Luftwaffe sword, as so many of them were quite short!
EARLY DLV MARKED FLYERS KNIFE (GLIDER) ('BALLOON-MAN') A very nice example of the very early Flyers knife as used by the DLV. Deutche Luft Verband.....basically 'volunteer air force'. The DLV were formed in the early 1930's as a way of sidestepping the Versailles Treaty after WW1. Pilots were trained in secret using gliders. This is from that early period as it ONLY has the small DLV symbol stamped into the scabbard throat. Dagger is of early all nickel construction. HAs nice patina over the surfaces, but there is even evidence of the silver frosting and lacquer on the lower grip ring. Crossguard enamel inset swastikas are perfect with no chips or damage. Dark blue leather on both the grip and the scabbard are really fine, with no wear or edges lifting. The scabbard has a few age bumps and a few tiny surface nicks, but very minor. Permanently attached to the scabbard ring is the brown leather hanging strap with nickel belt clip. It also has the original belt loop and D ring attached. Blade is very nice indeed with all the crossgraining and no sharpening. Gerbruder Heller has a wonderful trademark of a man holding a bunch of balloons!! Really clear etch. A very nice blade indeed. Lower scabbard fitting has obviously been dropped at some time as the very bottom of the ball is dented. Other than that this is a wonderful example of the DLV dagger.
EARLY HITLER YOUTH KNIFE WITH MOTTO BY TIGER! Always a popular maker as the trademark is very appealing. This is an early (pre 1938) Hitler Youth boys knife with the etched motto 'Blut Und Ehre' on the blade. This is a very nice dagger , but as most of these were, it was used by the original owner. Blade therefore has a few surface scratches and the edge has been slightly sharpened. Heavy steel hilt fittings which are nickel plated are in good condition. The chequered grip plates are fine and the enamel HJ diamond is deeply inset into the grip. Scabbard retins virtually all of the original black paint and the brown leather belt loop and cross strap are in very good order and popper works properly. Reverse of belt loop marked with leather maker ‘L S’ with oak leaf. Blade is in very good condition. There is no riccasso as it's an early production. The reverse has a deeply stamped trademark of the TIGER company. A very decent example of a classic, early HJ dagger.
EARLY HITLER YOUTH KNIFE WITH MOTTO, WITH SLIGHTLY DAMAGED BLADE. A nice, early HJ knife with full motto' BLUT UND EHRE!'.deeply etched to the blade surface. Made by the JA HENCKELS Co., with twins logo. It's also marked with an etched RZM mark M7/10 1936. Great nickel plating over steel fittings all there! no lifting. Perfect grips with perfect HJ diamond in the centre. Scabbard is aa anodised/blued variety and has full covering. The leather belt loop and snap clip are really fine and work well. Reverse is stamped with an oakleaf. However, the blade has been slightly shortened at the tip at some time, re-done properly and in the middle of the cutting edge, a small half-moon piece has been snapped out of the blade edge. Looks like someone tried to undo a screw or similar. It is what it is. If this was perfect, an early HJ like this would fetch £400+ easily. I have priced it accordingly, but still a great maker and original piece.
EARLY HJ DAGGER WITH MOTTO BY HENCKELS. A proper example of a decent HJ boys knife with the early blade. This is a nice dagger but has been used by the HJ member. Heavy steel fittings with near perfect nickel plating. Nice chequered grips with deeply inset HJ diamond. Scabbard has a near full covering of original black paint. The dark brown/black leather strap and cross loop are in good, supple condition, and the popper works properly. The blade is very bright and clean. The 'Blut und Ehre' motto is etched into the obverse of the blade. It's a little feint, but easily readable. This dagger has been looked after an loved! So polishing the blade was part of it's life! The reverse of the blade is deeply stamped with the Henckels name and trademark of the 'twins'. Nice HJ dagger.
EARLY LUFTWAFFE 1st Pattn. DAGGER BY EICKHORN WITH REMOVABLE CHAINS. I purchased this dagger some weeks ago, but have only just received it. It has some interesting veteran history. You will notice from the pictures that the dagger is a different colour from the scabbard. Dagger has more patina and is much darker. The dagger was left to 2 brothers, who decided to keep half of the dagger each. One had the dagger, the other kept the scabbard. Theu both stored them in different ways. One kept his wrapped in a drawer, the other kept it exposed, but in an attic. The metal parts have therefore aged differently and patina has happened more to one half than the other. When they were put back together, the difference was quite noticeable. However, I have left it as it is, so the final owner can decide what to do, polish and clean or leave. Pommel, grip leather and crossguard are all quite dark but in perfect condition. The gold/gilt of the lower crossguard swastika is shining through. Blade is heavily nickel plated and near mint. Eickhorn trademark from 1938+ is etched into the surface. Scabbard is very clean, nice leather. Small carrying dents to the lower fitting on the reverse. Chain has been period altered by adding a couple of steel snap clips, which enable the owner to remove the nickel chains from the scabbard id desired. I have seen this several times before, and I purchased just a set of chains in the past, that also had these tiny snap clips on them, so not an unusual addition. Nice dagger with some vet history.
EARLY NICKEL LUFTWAFFE SWORD BY DAVID MALSCH. Luftwaffe swords have always been one of my favourite designs. I suppose they look very much like some medieval design, but seem to be so elegant with the down-swept wing crossguard. This is a decent example of an early , all nickel type. The small leather crescent hanger on the scabbard is missing, but other than that it is in good order. The large nickel pommel and crossguard have all the plating, although any gilding to the swastikas has long gone. Leather grip is scuffed on one side, but retains all of the triple twised wire. Blade is lovely and is quite long, as this Luftwaffe chap must have been quite tall. The David Malsch trademark is etched into the blade surface and there is a Waffanampt stamp underneath. Scabbard has upper and lower nickel scabbard fittings and the scabbard leather only shows a little wear. As I said a decent example of an early sword and priced very competitively.
EARLY SA DAGGER BY F.HERDER - NO SCABBARD. I have had this dagger along with the other listed, for quite some time, waiting for a scabbard!! I can't wait any longer, so I am sure someone out there has one and can make this into a half-decent dagger. Early nickel fittings, light brown hardwood grip. Grip has small pieces missing from front and back corner at the top. Nice SA button, slight chip, and nickel eagle. Lower crossguard marked with Gau Ns for Nordsee. Blade etched with Herder 'crossed keys' trademark. This dagger has not had a scabbard for a long time, so the blade has not been protected. It's therefore a little grey and the tip a little blunt. With some careful work, it would look 100x better. Sold as it is.
EARLY SA DAGGER BY PFERRINGWERK WITH TRIPLE HANGER. A very decent , early SA dagger and it is complete with the triple marching hanger. The extra loop around the grip really holds the dagger in place. This maker, whom I have had a few times before, finished the nickel fittings in a slightly strange way or had a much higher 'chrome' content in the metal mix, as they always have this much brighter look to them. Quite pleasing actually. Nice medium wood grip, SA button is fine as is the nickel eagle. Lower crossguard is Gau marked 'No' for Nordsee. This was a district on the north coast of Germany that took in the city of Oldenberg. Scabbard has good fittings that match the crossguards. Bottom ball has a slight dent. The brown anodising and covering lacquer is near 85% present. There is a small dent and surface scratch to the rear of the scabbard, looks like someone has caught it on a small nail. Blade is in very good condition with lots of crossgaining. Darkening to motto and good definition to trademark. Actually a nice dagger with a great early leather hanger. Very reasonable.
EARLY SA DAGGER-NO SCABBARD- NAMED AND ERASED ROHM BLADE. Purchased some time ago with the other scabbard-less SA dagger. This is an early all nickel piece by Ernst Pack and Sonne. There are a couple of chips to the wood grip and a small split in the wood. Mainly on the reverse of the grip at the top. The top crossguard has been personalised with the original owners name in the 'electric pencil' engraving. Can't read it too well, something like 'W. Sturve'. Rest of grip is fine. Lower crossguard marked with Gau Nrh. Blade is standard SA and is actually not in bad condition at all considering it has no scabbard. Full length with decent tip. Motto background is good. Reverse has EP&S logo and there is NO traces of the original Rohm dedication, just some slight ripples to the blade spine. Interesting piece on it's own.
EARLY SA WITH 'LAZY MAN' ROHM INSCRIPTION WITH SHORT HANGER. With the murder of Ernst Rohm in July 1934, Hitler ordered all reference to him to be removed or destroyed. This included the inscription on the 'honour' SA, NSKK and SS daggers that were issued/purchased. A very few were hidden away and over the years these have surfaced, they are highly collected, very rare and hence expensive. The other daggers we see fit into 3 categories. 'erased' 'partially erased' and this 'lazy man' type. The inscription was either removed professionally where you can hardly see it was ever there, or done by the owner either very well or terribly crudely. The 'lazy man' removal, is always a very half-hearted attempt to follow the rules and get rid of the inscription. This is a perfect example of that. The Rohm inscription on the reverse of the blade has basically just been lightly ground off along the spine of the blade. You can easily read the lettering above and below the spine edge and the Ernst Rohm signature is virtually intact!! However, the grinding has caught the makers mark and removed all of it apart from the lower word SOLINGEN. I have handled many 100's of SA daggers, so I recognise the lettering as being from the Ernst Pack & Sonne firm. They seemed to make the lion's share of Rohm inscription daggers. Obverse of the blade is virtually mint, with all crossgraining etc., but the energetic grinding process on the reverse has caught the edges here and there, so you can see a few lines and scratches. The grip of the dagger is a lovely smooth brown hardwood, the SA button and nickel eagle are perfect. There is a tiny chip from the wood on the edge of the lower crossguard, but done a long time ago and very minor. All the solid nickel fittings have a nice yellow patina. Crossguard is stamped with the Gau mark 'No' which is for Nordsee. The scabbard is in very good order indeed. It still has 100% of the brown anodised coppery colour finish and all of the shellac lacquer. However, the lacquer has 'bubbled' slightly with heat and age and is rough to the touch. Attached to the upper scabbard ring is a single leather hanger. It consists of the normal short leather hanger with snap clip. Lower scabbard bottom fitting has a slightly dented ball.A very nice SA dagger with HUGE history to tell. A fine example of a 'lazy man' erased Rohm dagger.
EARLY SA WITH SEMI-ERASED ROHM (SIGNATURE ONLY) AND HANGER. This is a very nice example of an early SA dagger, but has the added BONUS that this was a presented ROHM dagger. It is in lovely condition with the solid nickel parts all toned to a dull yellow. Has NOT been cleaned or polished. Made by ERNST PACK & SONNE, the blade is in lovely condition, with all crossgraining and background burnish to the motto. The reverse of course has the ' In cordial friendship Ernst Rohm' etch, but the signature has been quite crudely scratched off. The EP&S logo is still very clear. After July 1934 Hitler ordered any reference to Rohm everywhere, was to be destroyed/removed. This included the dedications on the 1000's of 'Rohm daggers', both SA and NSKK, that had been issued. Most dagger blades had the complete dedication completely removed and re-polished. Some just removed the signature and some variations between both!! It was a serious offence to keep them, so it is still quite amazing that full Rohm blades were hidden away and exist to this day. THIS dagger has a very decent scabbard with full brown anodising still present. The lacquer has reacted with the atmosphere and become rough to the touch. Has a very nice EP&S grip with perfect SA button and eagle. No chips or splits. There is a short brown leather hanger with solid nickel clip. An excellent example of a erased Rohm (signature only) dagger.
EARLY SHOOTING ASSOCIATION DAGGER WITH STAG GRIP. The Shooting Association was around long before the Third Reich appeared and their daggers are many and varied. Always interesting!!! This is a long cutlass, measured overall 22", and probably dates from the early 1930's. All fittings are brass but have been nickel/silver plated at some time, this has worn off the scababrd fittings, but not the crossguard and pommel. Nice deers hoof crossguard with fluted clamshell. really big and chunky stag horn grip with large fluted pommel cap. Scabbard is brown leather with brass fittings. Blade is a typical SHOOTING ASSOCIATION type with etched surfaces and the standard target with crossed rifles on both sides. This type of blade is found, nearly identically on every shooting association dagger or cutlass. It laso has the strange small section of crossgraining that goes the wrong way (across the blade) on the first 2" of the blade. Never can work out why this is. A very nice looking cutlass. Would look good with similar types or added to a Hunting/Forestry collection. The blade is nearly mint, but has NO maker.
EARLY, ALL BRASS EICKHORN 'FREIHERR von STEIN' PARADE SWORD. I was really pleased to buy this Field Marshal series Eickhorn sword at the recent fair I attended. A really great, early type, in cast brass. Eickhorn marketed this group of swords under famous Field Marshals from the WW1 period, and all have become very collectable now. Especially if you are missing one from the series! This pattern appears in the Eickhorn catalogue and all the sword reference books. Has a brass 'dove head' pommel and backstrap acast with oakleaves. The crossguard has a beautiful closed wing national eagle and swastika. Under the crossguard is the 'ges gesch' (pattn Pending) stamping. Very nice grip an wire. A great deal of the original fire gilding remaining all over the hilt. Nice long nickel plated blade and undamaged scabbard. Eickhorn trademark f approx. 1938 deeply stamped into the blade riccasso. A really nice sword.
EDGED WEAPONS OF THE THIRD REICH BY FJ STEPHENS. Fred is one of the few British authors of dagger books. This was his best volume and is in colour and black and white. Quite a used copy, but this has been out of print for YEARS! Another useful reference book as he covers some unusual daggers etc. Someone has cut the head out of Goering on the back cover! (why?) otherwise all is fine.
EICKHORN COLOURED SALES CARD FOR THE 1693 SWORD. This is a lovely example of Paul Casberg artwork for the 1692 Eickhorn dovehead sword. Would have hung in a retail outlet and advertised their wares accordingly. I have had several of these cards and I think there would have been a full set produced, but I have nver been able to keep them long eoung. Picture of the sword on the front, the revesr has details of the sword, the sizes and details of the Eickhorn company. It is missn the cardboard 'stand' that would have been stuck to the reverse. Other than that this is a great piece of period advertising.
EICKHORN SHOP TRADE DISPLAY/SIZE CARD-SWORDS-SIZES ETC. This is a great piece of memorabilia for any edged weapon collector. This is an advertising/sales card for the Eickhorn series of swords. Would have probably hung in a retail shop outlet or similat. A bit larger than A4 size, this is laminated on both sides. One side shos a selection of swords with their catalogue model numbers, the other shows sizes and lengths. So if you were X meters tall, you needed a sword of X length. A great piece of period advertising.
EXTREMELY RARE ALCOSO NAVY DAGGER, SAILING SHIP BLADE & COMPLETE WITH KNOT AND NEAR MINT HANGERS. An acquisition from my America trip, and I was so surprised to find a navy dagger in Los Angeles!! I have always loved navy daggers, they look splendid with the gilded brass finish, and the history of the development of the navy dagger in the German navy goes well before WW1, and they adapted it accordingly. There were quite a few companies that made navy daggers. Eickhorn being the most prolific it seems. However, each of the different companies, made slightly different navy daggers, in their own small ways. Some of the companies made very few compared to Eickhorn, and in the collecting community, it's the rarer makers that have become VERY sought after. ALCOSO is one of them. They made a rage of edged weapons and were in business for many years prior to the Third Reich period. Their trademark is very distinctive and always contains a scale balance. Alcoso navy daggers are very distinguishable. They used very thin grip wire, the reverse crossguard has a cast diamond in the center, there is no 'butt plate' between the scabbard and the crossguard just red felt, the scabbard rings and bands are larger and are like the sword scabbard fittings. These are the main points that are unique to Alcoso. This dagger is a classic ALCOSO piece in every way. It's not been cleaned or polished, and whilst it retains 50% of the gilt finish on the fittings, the exposed brass has toned to a plum colour. The original bullion knot is tied in place, never been off. It is a little frayed where it swings against the crossguard. Scabbard is near prefect with no edge damage or 'door dents'. There is one small 'ping' dent in the front of the scabbard just underneath the top scabbard band, but not serious and very shallow. The blade is lovely and I would grade it 99% mint. Has full etch and background and is the great 'sailing ship' design. Alcoso trademark is etched sideways into the riccasso and dates this dagger to around 1940-41. Accompanying the dagger are a lovely set of gilded aluminium moire cloth hangers. These are a matched pair and look to have been with the dagger for ever. The reverse of the buckles are cast with the M inside a diamond. Gilding to the buckles is perfect, some loos on the hanger clips, but they have been used, so bound to happen. This is a UNIQUE opportunity to acquire a TEXTBOOK Alcoso navy dagger. These just do not surface like this.
EXTREMELY RARE EICKHORN DE-LUXE HUNTING ASSOCIATION CUTLASS. In my 40 years of collecting/dealing I have only had one other of these beautiful daggers. They are extremely rare. Shown in the Eickhorn sales catalogue, they were expensive at the time, so were probably not purchased in great quantity. Quite a short Hunting cutlass, but extremely high quality in every way. The grip is a large hand chosen piece of thick staghorn, with a de-luxe heavily engraved pommel cap and an acorn as the pommel nut. The Hunting Association symbol is in silver and affixed to the middle of the grip. The crossguard consists of an upturned and downturned deer's hoof in heavily plated antique silver. Below that is a heavily engraved/cast clamshell depicting a field bird, a grouse/pheasant or similar. All heavily antiqued silvered. The scabbard is a beautiful masterpiece. Consisting of a dark green leather body with heavily silvered fittings. The top fitting is plain with a acorn lug. This part has obviously had a frog protecting it for many years (sadly missing) as the silvered finish is in mint condition, with the protective lacquer still in place, so the silvered finish has not tarnished! The lower scabbard fitting is heavily engraved with a forest scene and a grazing stag in the centre. The blade is triple etched, and very deeply done. Has high quality scenes of forest animals and hunters running down each side. The etch is in mint condition and is in a deep grey/black colour. The spine is etched with oakleaves. Deeply STAMPED into the blade riccasso in the post 1938 Eickhorn squirrel. A truly beautiful dagger. All metal parts are finished in an antique silver look, with blackening in the background to bring out the detail.
EXTREMELY RARE IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVAL DAY BELT. By the very nature that this cloth belt is now over 100 years old and completely intact, is a marvel in itself. I have had many of the lovely silver bullion wide parade belts from the German Imperial navy(I have one available elsewhere on this site) However, I have never had on of the Imperial blue moire day belts in this condition. It’s certainly been used and worn as one of the dagger hanger rings shows swing wear, but the condition of the cloth and the velvet backing is amazing. Imperial navy ‘day’ belts are very similar to the Third Reich and Weimar ones. However, they are much thinner, measuring only 1 1/4” wide, tiny! It has a lovely gilded brass buckle and keeper with the Imperial German cypher ‘W’ over an anchor. Above this is an Imperial German crown. The belt has two brass lions head ‘sliders’ to which the dagger hangers are fixed. On this belt the owner has laboriously stitched velvet over the inside of these sliders to protect it rubbing against the uniform. Beautifully done. The fabric of the belt is virtually mint both inside and out. No moth, no wear, nothing. If you collect Imperial naval items, especially daggers and swords, you will NOT find a better conditioned belt than this.
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 BULLION SS OFFICERS SWORD KNOT. Perhaps one if the most sort after accessories, and unfortunately expensive now as they are ‘as rare as hens teeth’ as the saying goes! This is the long silver bullion, flat weave sword knot for the SS dagen. Sometimes found on the Police Officers sword too, as they were under the control of the SS. Large bullion ball with the SS runes interwoven into the stem in a black circle. Platted slide above. Wide bullion straps with twin black lines running along each edge. Base if bullion ball is finished with a bit of the strapping inserted inside. Knot is in perfect condition with no rubbing or wear discernible. Shows some age, but that’s about it. An absolutely superb knot in every way.
FANTASTIC HITLER YOUTH DAGGER BY WKC WITH MOTTO. I was very pleased to find this super HJ dagger along with the Eickhorn one listed, at a local fair this weekend. Everyone looks for and collects HJ daggers in GOOD condition, if they have the motto on, than even better. THIS one is an earlier HJ dagger by WKC, it is also dated, has the RZM number AN HAS FULL MOTTO IN MINT CONDITION. Perhaps everything a HJ collector would want. Dagger itself is heavily nickel plated and in near mint condition. Perfect HJ diamond. Belt strap and grip loop are in deep brown leather, and again is super condition. Scabbard has al the original black paint, with two VERY slight surface dents towards the bottom, just slight indentations. Blade is STUNNING! In full mint condition, with full crossgrain polish. The Blut und Ehre is as sharp and as crisp as the day it was etched! On the reverse is the WKC knights head logo and above is the RZM symbol with M7/42 & 1936. A really nice HJ dagger, one of the best conditioned ones I have had.
FANTASTIC MINIATURE ARMY DAGGER COMPLETE WITH MINIATURE HANGERS AND KNOT! As many of you know I have also collected miniature daggers for over 30 years and have a fairly definitive collection now, but occasionally I still see something I have not seen before! This is a most unusual miniature army dagger by E.F. Hörster. Hörster were one of the main manufacturers of miniature daggers along with the Alcoso company. Used as advertising gimmicks, letter openers and salesman’s samples. This one has been personalised by the original owner as they have painstakingly made a beautiful set of miniature cloth and silver bullion hangers along with a miniature bullion knot! I have only seen this done once before and I still have that miniature dagger in my collection. This dagger has a lovely deep yellow grip and dark patina on all the silver fittings. It’s also about 1” shorter than similar daggers I have. Both the perfect scabbard and the blade are made to fit. Very clever and perfect workmanship. A unique dagger here and looks so cool! The nickel plated blade has the EF Hörster name etched along the middle. A great, unique little miniature. Fantastic addition to even an advanced collection.
FANTASTIC THIRD REICH PERIOD PRODUCED POLICE BAYONET. This is an excellent example of a Third Reich Policeman's dress bayonet. I have mentioned before that collecting Police bayonets can be a collection in itself as there are so many interesting variations and types. I have categorically said that THIS bayonet is from the Third Reich period, as so many of them were re-issued Weimar, sold nickel ones. These were cut down from the origami clamshell size, adapted, police badge added etc. THIS Police bayonet is made of lightweight aluminium, has rifle slot at the top of the hilt and has the 1935-1941 Eickhorn squirrel trademark stamped into the blade riccasso. Blade is obviously not shortened either, as it was made this way! So an absolutely original Third Reich period police bayonet. Blade is stone mint and the scabbard leather is perfect. It’s lovely black leather, so this would have been issued to town or city police (rural police are brown leather)A great example of it's type, and actually hard to find, as most are Weimar pieces. Have pictured it beside it's actual page in the Eickhorn catalogue.
GILDED DE-LUXE LUFTWAFFE DAGGER HANGERS. This set look to have hardly been worn and just kept somewhere to age gracefully. This set has the standard finish to the top of the straps where they are just folded and sewn around the top clip. However, all the de-luxe fittings retain virtually ALL of the original gilded finish. One buckle is a little duller than the other, but otherwise the gilding shines forth! No wear to the bullion fronts and none to the lovely velvet backs.
GOOD ARMY DAGGER-IDEAL STARTER PIECE-WHITE GRIP. Taken is part excahge, this is a no-nonsense army dagger with white celluloid grip. Complete dagger is in very good condition, with nice silver plated fittings. Grip is perfect with no cracks. Undented scabbard. Near mint blade with all crossgraining ,no maker mark. If you are looking for a very decent example just for display or similar, then this will suit you fine. Very reasoable
GOOD QUALITY EARLY ALL WOOL PARTY ARMBAND. Very emotive, but very collectable. A Third Reich 'nazi' armband. These were worn by many members of the Third Reich organisations, mainly the NSDAP SA party. This is a very nice all wool armband. Made in 3 pieces, the red wool backing, then the white moire circle and then stitched onto the top is the black swastika in black moire fabric. The armband is completely open and does not seem to have been stitched to a tunic, Very good quality piece.
GREAT EXAMPLE OF AN ORIGINAL EICHORN KUNENDIENST-SALES CATALOGUE. If you are serious about collecting daggers, then you have to own an original sales catalogue, and this is the BEST catalogue ever produced. The Eickhorn company were very serious people, and this is a serious catalogue. It contains in colour and black and white pictures and drawings, ALL of the daggers, swords etc that they produced at the time and you could by. One of these little books would have been available at all, dagger and uniform shops and distributors and you would have placed your order from here. It has red linen bound covers, with the Eickhorn name embossed in gold on the cover and spine. The inside is a treasure trove of information and covers ALL of the weapons available to the different services. Army, Luftwaffe, navy, Police, SS Customs, etc etc etc. At the back is a fold out section in colour, showing the different type of blade etched you could have , as well as Damascus options. Right at the back is another fold out section containing the complete price list of daggers, swords and options. A truly magnificent piece of history for the blade collector. these are VERY rare to find complete and in this condition.
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!
HALF- SIZE 'DANCING TYPE' MESS DRESS,WEIMAR NAVY DAGGER WITH ORANGE GRIP. These little daggers are absolutely beautiful. As far as we can find out these were actually used and worn with the formal mess dress, and carried by senior members of the German navy. WCK seems to be the only company that made them, and they were made for the Imperial navy with 'crown' pommels, then the 1929 Weimar navy with 'flame' pommels and very rare, they had a small Third Reich eagle pommel too! Tom Wittmann shows all three versions in his navy dagger book, and I have reproduced a pictures with the description. This one has the 'flame' pommel, and is in absolute gorgeous condition. 85% of the original fire gilding is present through the dagger on all the brass fittings. There is a deep ORANGE celluloid grip with tiny brass wire wrap. It has the Imperial style capstan crossguard. The scabbard is also a standard (smaller) navy style with lightning bolt design etc.The blade is wonderful and is deeply etched both sides (most are plain) The Knight's Head logo for WKC is deeply stamped into the riccasso. WKC made some of the best looking navy daggers around, their options for grip types and scabbard design is amazing. This little navy dagger, it measures 10 1/4 " overall and is a fantastic little thing.
HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT VERY LONG NSDAP BUILDING DRAPE. Firstly this building drape is HUGE, perhaps the biggest flag I have owned. It measures approximately 26' long by 5' wide. Was designed to hang from a vertical pole, and would have been at a rally or hanging from a building. Any newsreels of a Third Reich parade through a city or town, and you would have seen these. It's of high quality material, thick serge cotton and it's double sided. All edges are double seamed and the bottom corners are all triple over stitched to stop fraying. At the top is a 4" hem pocket where it would have slipped on a pole. It was bought back as a souvenir by a Colonel in the US army 142nd Infantry Division. His name was James L. Minor. How do I know this? Well he has kindly inked in his name etc in one of the bottom corners!! He won a Silver Star for gallantry and is quite researchable on the correct web pages. The banner is not mint by any stretch of the imagination and bears the scars of storage and war. There are several tears and holes throughout the fabric, along with dirt and oil stains. However, none are critical to the overall condition, and in my opinion really tell a story about how this banner was taken and treated. A really historical souvenir
IDEAL SMALL SIZED RIECHSKRIEGS FLAG MADE IN OCCUPIED HOLLAND! This is a great display size measuring only 80 x 135cm (4.5' x 2.5'). The quality and condition are superb. Made of a high quality cotton/linen, with NO holes or damage to the cloth anywhere I can see. Colours are vivid and bright, as it seems to have been stored well in a drawer. Reinforced corners and multi-stitched 8 times along the flying edge. There is no halyard (rope) in the sleeve as in my opinion this was never used. Was liberated from stores or similar, hence the condition. Cream rope pocket is stamped with the size and 'Kr' for Kreigsflag. At the opposite end is the full manufacturers details from the company in Holland. A great display item, in wonderful condition.
IMPERIAL DOUBLE ETCHED ARTILLERY SABRE & KNOT. Dating from pre-WW1, probably 1890-1900, this is well preserved example of an artillery sabre with a double etched blued curvd blade. One side is etched the unit 'Field Artillery Regt. No 76' on the other are beautifully etched mounted soldiers galloping along with their guns!! Grip is sharkshin covered, with wire wrap intact. Steel hilt has nickel plating, but age has created a few rust patches, surface only. There is an original leather knot tied to the hilt. Scabbard is black painted steel with single fixed ring. Good looking sword that is over 100 years old.
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 TRENCH ART LETTER OPENER MADE OF SHRAPNEL This is a great piece of trench art,made, it seems from a single piece of shrapnel, which is still raw and original and forms the handle. Further down the steel has been formed into the actual knife and blade of the letter opener with an iron cross formed on the top
IMPERIAL GERMAN WW1 STAG GRIP FIGHTING KNIFE. The Germans liked their fighting knives and enterprising companies offered more 'de-luxe' pieces to buy for private purchase and take with you to war!. This is one of those. Made by ED WUSTOF Solingen, who continued to make edged weapons right through the Third Reich period too. Has a nice stag grip with large steel 'S' type crossguard. Blade is nickel plated with false edge. Blade in good condition, not sharpened and only has slight spotting to the surface. Scabbard is tubular steel and similar to a Hitler Youth type scabbard. Has nearly all original paint. The leather belt loop in supple and intact. The small cross strap and popper are all there, but the popper has broken through the leather strap. This is over 100 years old after all!! A good example of a very neat, private purchase knife. HArd to find in this condition.
INTERESTING LUFTWAFFE SWORD BY WKC - COMPLETE WITH HANGER. This is a very decent Luftwaffe Officers parade sword, and is complete with the crescent leather hanger. I say 'interesting' as the construction is between two periods. All early Luftwaffe swords were solid nickel, and of course the all aluminium swords are quite common too. However, there is a sword made of a combination of both. Nickel plated over alloy/aluminium and this is one of those! It's as light as the aluminium ones, but with the nickel plating it looks like an early sword. A few manufacturers did this, but in my experience WKC seem to be the most commonly encountered. Sword is quite long and the leather on both the scabbard and grip is in great condition. It's a nice lighter blue colour and there is no major wear or damage to the surfaces. The sword hilt has a few spots where the nickel plating is lifting from the alloy beneath, but not serious. The swastika discs in the crossguard and pommel are in a brass/copper colour. The top scabbard fitting has the original blue leather crescent hanger attached, which again is in good condition and the leather is the same colour as elsewhere. The blade is a normal Luftwaffe sword type, nickel plated with a single fuller running the length. Blade is actually really nice and bright, but there is one small portion, right beside the WKC knight's head trademark, where water has rested against the surface and has pitted it. The WKC trademark is still very visible and deeply etched into the surface. Nonetheless, this is a nice looking, complete sword, and I have priced it competitively.
ITALIAN WW2 MVSN OFFICERS DAGGER. Not quite as prolific as Germany, but the Italians had some decent dress daggers too. This is the 1937 M-1937 Italian MVSN Dagger with gilt brass chains.Cast aluminum hilt fittings show light surface wear with no damage to the eagle head pommel and upturned crossguard. Black bakelite grip plates show only light surface wear with no cracks or chips. Attached to the obverse grip plate is the brass Italian Fasces emblem. Plated, tapered cross-section blade grades near mint.Dagger is complete with gilded brass chain hanger with 4 upper and 7 lower rings attached to a large brass "M" which, in turn, is connected to a gilded brass snap with large right-facing Roman eagle above the letters, "SPQR". Hanger shows light surface wear/age patina. Scabbard has some plate loss showing the blued finish underneath. 85% original finish underneath.
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 DAGGER COMPLETE WITH STRAPS AND KNOT. These are one of my favourite daggers, don't know why, but the combination of the alloy and green leather really sets them off. I had a decent example some weeks ago, but THIS one is in overall much better condition. Made by Clemen & Jung, their name (no trademark) is stamped into the blade under the crossguard eagle. Clem and Jung made very high quality daggers, but not many of them ,so they are a collected make across the board. All the dagger fittings are brushed aluminium (crossguard and pommel) It has a very nice green leather grip with twin twisted wires running down it. There is an ORIGINAL to the piece 42cm bullion knot tied in the army style. Been on there for ever. I have yet to see a real 'customs' dagger portepee tied on one of these daggers. All the original daggers I have handled, have had a plain bullion portepee, just like this. Scabbard has bright nickel plated steel fittings with very minimal plate lifting of wear. It seems depending upon their maker and time of construction, customs dagger have a mixture of materials in their construction. VERY early ones have heavier nickel fittings, but they are usually like this, aluminium dagger with steel scabbard fittings. The ALL aluminium customs dagger has fatter aluminium fittings on the scabbard, but the dagger is the same as this. Green leather on the scabbard is lovely, with minimum wear, although you can see this dagger has been used and worn. Purchased with the dagger are the ORIGINAL set of customs straps. These have all aluminium fittings, buckles and clips etc., and feature the laurel leaf design. The straps are silver bullion with nice Kelly green strips running up them. The reverse has nice Kelly green velvet backings. The dagger has been worn and used as I said, and this is evident from the reverse tops of the hangers, where they have worn and rubbed against a uniform or coat. Just adds to the authenticity in my opinion! Blade is in very nice shape. Needle sharp point with no bends, nicks or blemishes. A really great complete 'rig'. A very difficult to find dagger.
LARGE, MINT CONDITION THIRD REICH COVER/DRAPE (NOT FLAG) This single sided Third Rich 'drape' is pretty large, measuring 2.4m x 1.5m approx. It's in virtually mint condition, with no discernible wear or moth, as it seems to have been folded up for most of it's life, so the colours are also very bright. It was meant to be some sort of cover or table throw as it has no means of hanging, no rope sleeve or hanging rings. It is has a thin sewn seam all around the edges, and is made like a sheet. It is single sides, so the printed roundel with swastika is on one side only. As I say, definitely made as a display item, to go over or on something, just one side. High quality red serge cotton material. Cotton printed centre.
LONG ETCHED PARADE BAYONET BY GRAFRATH with FROG. I like etched parade bayonets a great deal, as they exhibit some of the best workmanship in German edged weapons. The quality of the etched blades and the diversity of the designs is unsurpassed, and a wonderful collection can be made just keeping these. Most dagger manufacturers offer their own design of 'Memory of Service time' blade and were designed to attract the individual soldier or NCO to part with their OWN money for basically what was just a souvenir or memento. The one by G.GRAFRATH-SOLINGEN is the longer dress bayonet and has the desirable 'outstretched eagle' motif on the reverse of the blade surrounded by foliage etc. The quality of the etched panel, lettering etc is fantastic and so deep and sharp in detail, you could file your nails on it! Obverse of the blade is plain. Hilt parts are nickel plated, black chequered grips are perfect. There is an original thick black leather frog on the scabbard. It has a makers mark and 1940's date stamped into the reverse. A VERY good example of a single etched dress bayonet.
LONG THIRD REICH PERIOD SAWBACK FIRE OFFICIALS BAYONET. I always enjoy finding one of these amongst other Fire bayonets. They are really uncommon and a great addition to a collection. This is a long version of the SAWBACK bladed Fire officials dress bayonet. (not really a bayonet as cannot be fitted to a rifle). This is an early, high quality example as the hilt is made of steel and highly nickel plated. Chequered grip plates are black wood not Bakelite and the grip rivets are domed steel. Scabbard has all the original black paint and there is an original black leather frog, which has always been with this bayonet. The long blade is in near mint condition, with just a tiny bit of lifting to the nickel plate right at the tip. The sawback section is razor sharp! This blade has no maker stamp. Wonderful example of it's type. Hard to find.
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 'FALSHIRMJAGER' AIRBOURNE TROOPS GRAVITY KNIFE. Whilst attributed normally to the Luftwaffe, this gravity knife was obviously also used by Wehrmacht airborne forces too. Designed to be used with one hand and to cut away parachute harness etc. It was then a general purpose knife for use in the field. As well as the retractable blade it has a 'marlin spike' utility tool. Made by Paul Weyersberg their logo is etched into the blade. blade is in good condition and works well, but has been slightly sharpened for use. Wood grips in good condition with no damage. Spike is marked at the base with a Waffanampt little eagle and the number 5. The release trigger is marked with a 7. Decent historical knife for collectors only. A bit of sharpening, so priced accordingly.
LUFTWAFFE / TENO 23 cm BULLION DAGGER KNOTS. This is one of the knots I am asked for a lot. I never seem to have enough and they are really hard to find. I have 3+ of the shorter 23cm bullion dagger knots as used on the 2nd Luftwaffe dagger and the TENO leader (as well as a few others). All are in Exc + or near mint condition. If you have been looking to finish off your dagger with one of these, then here is your chance.
LUFTWAFFE 2nd Pattn. DAGGER BY ROBERT KLAAS + HANGERS + KNOT A very pleasant Luftwaffe dagger by a more unusual maker, Robert Klaas. Their logo was two 'kissing cranes' (the birds) and this is stamped into the blade above the name. Blade is a nickel plated variety and is perfectly bright and clean. This dagger has a very nice WHITE grip with aluminium 'springy wire' wrap. The fittings on this piece are the gunmetal grey type finish which extends to the scabbard as well. The pommel has gilt over the swastikas, but it's toned down and merged into the metal over time, but you can see it's there! There is an original to the piece 23cm bullion knot which is tied around the grip. There is a little fraying to where it comes through the tie, but it's quite sound. There are a set of hanging straps, which are lovely. Perfect conditioned bullion fronts and no wear to the velvet backing. Only fault I can see, is that there is a small 'door dent' in the scabbard right at the bottom, not terrible but it's there, and I bet the Luftwaffe owner was quite annoyed when he did it!! So common on all of the daggers as when worn, these hung beside you and a little behind, so when closing doors and going through small spaces, they were always vulnerable. Adds to the history!!
LUFTWAFFE 2nd.Pattn DAGGER WITH ORANGE GRIP, HANGERS AND KNOT. A good looking dagger this and complete with all the accessories making it a full, complete 'rig'. Dagger has complete grey burnished fittings of the same colour. Pommel, crossguard and scabbard all match. It has a very nice orange celluloid grip with single twisted wire wrap. There is a 23cm bullion knot tied around the grip. Scabbard is the same grey colour and seems to be dent and damage free. There are a nice set of Luftwaffe hanging straps with the dagger. Standard aluminium fittings with nice bullion fronts and velvet backing. Blade has some slight finger marks in a couple of places and is completely plain, with no maker mark. Army and Luftwaffe daggers are often encountered with plain blades, and as yet there is no real theory as to why this happened. Specific orders to a uniform retailer, who requested 'no maker' blades is quite believable.
LUFTWAFFE DAGGER HANGERS WITH GILDED FITTINGS AND METAL TOPS Another nice set of 'different' Luftwaffe dagger hangers. Again this set has the de-luxe embossed fittings, but there is an awful lot of the original gold gilded finish to them. The tops of the bullion cloth hangers have metal 'swing' tops to ease friction swing wear. No wear to the bullion front or the blue velvet backs. Great looking set.
LUFTWAFFE DAGGER HANGERS WITH LEATHER TOPS. I always on the look out for GOOD dagger hangers, and ones that are a little different. This is a very nice set of Luftwaffe hangers for the 2nd. Pattn dagger. In near perfect condition, with no evidence of any wear. These hangers have the de-luxe embossed fittings with oak leaves etc and push in clips. The straps have lovely bullion fronts and perfect blue velvet backs. The tops are reinforced with blue leather tabs. NICE SET!
LUFTWAFFE FIGHTING/ BOOT KNIFE KNIFE. BLADE MARKED. A very popular knife with collectors. This is the standard issue boot/fighting knife or 'Kampfmesser der Wehrmacht Luftwaffe' Plain brown wood grips with 3 rivets through each side. Straight crossguard. Carbine type 'false edge' blade. Marked with the Luftwaffe acceptance 'stick bird' stamp of an 'eagle 5'. Blade is in excellent condition with no sharpening etc. Scabbard has had a more recent coating of black paint and the spring boot clips are fine and strong. A nice example. Not mucked about with and a nice original example.
MATCHED SET OF THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER HANGERS. I always look for original dagger and sword accessories, as they complete a piece and are also becoming far more difficult to find than the dagger/sword themselves! Here I have a very good, as worn, set of hangers for the naval dagger. These are a little unusual as the construction is a mix of periods. The lion's head buckles are brass but the clips and slides are gilded aluminium. No reason for this apart from a utilisation of parts from one period to another. All have the same colour and patina, and the clips and buckles are all of the same type and casting, so have been together for ever. Good black moire material, with nice dark blue velvet backings. Some slight wear from being used, but that's all. Complete with the retaining chain and hook (which is also brass). A great period set.
MINIATURE ALCOSO LUFTWAFFE DAGGER. I continue to champion miniature daggers, and the ones made by ALCOSO are some of the best around. Nearly 9" overall, these are made in exquisite details and perfectly replicate their bigger brothers. Made for gifts, letter openers, or advertising give-aways, they were also utilised by the Alcoso salesmen as examples of their work. This is a 2nd Pattn Luftwaffe miniature with orange grip. Tiny twisted grip wire. There is a very small chip in the grip at the ferrell. Lovely detailed crossguard. Perfect scabbard. Nice plated blade with ALCOSO trademark etched onto it.
MINIATURE GERMAN HUNTING CUTLASS. A pretty little miniature of a German Hunting Cutlass in brass. Very well made. Has nice gilded blass fittings. Stag crossguard and stags head cast into the pommel. real stag horn grip. Scabbard is black leather with brass fittings. Blade is double etched with different hunting scenes each side. There is a round maker mark consisiting of 2 acorns?. A very nice little piece to go with a Hunting or Forestry collection.
MINIATURE IMPERIAL GERMAN 1898 CADET NAVY DAGGER. These were one of the few miniature daggers produced in the Imperial period. A few bayonets, and some swords, but mainly NAVY DAGGERS. This has some good detail and the brass hilt, grip and pommel are cast in solid brass. I imagine that when brand new, the grip would have been painted white, but this has worn off long ago. A faithful miniature reproduction of a full sized piece, it features anchors cast into the crossguard and the ends have a capstan finish, like the big one! The pommel is also highly detailed with an Imperial crown finish, and you can see the alternating panels with a cross and Imperial eagle. Tiny detail! All brass scabbard has lightning bolt design and the scabbard bands are twisted rope design. One scabbard ring has broken away from the body, but the 'ring' is still present and is attached to the brass chain. Blade is needle sharp and some 5" long and in great condition, with no bends or damage. It still has the little felt buffer in place between the crossguard and the scabbard throat. A really pretty miniature, and one of many types you can collect. Would look fantastic with it's full sized counterpart or with an Imperial navy collection.
MINIATURE IMPERIAL GERMAN SOUVENIR SWORD. This is a lovely little Imperial German sword that was produced as part of the celebrations for Bismarck’s 80th Birthday. Obviously sold as a souvenir letter opener at the time. Just over 7” long, made without a scabbard. Has gilded highlights to the hilt and both sides of the blade. One side is the Commemoration of Bismarck’s birthday in 1895.. The other side has the saying ‘ Germans fear no one but God’. Very pretty miniature sword and ideal to go with an Imperial display.
MINIATURE LUFTWAFFE DAGGER BY HORSTER. This is actually quite a difficult dagger to acquire and own. EF Horster were the second most prolific miniature dagger maker during the Third Reich period. This is typical of their size, about 7.5" overall. Thy made a similar army dagger miniature, a 1st Luftwaffe dagger and some swords too. The detail on these miniatures is absolutely superb. Tiny pommel and crossguard, EXACTLY like the large counterpart. Orange celluloid grip, with tiny twisted wire wrap. In perfect proportion. The scabbard is cast in grey metal and again is identical to the full sized version. The blade is nickel plated, has a needle sharp point and the EF HORSTER name is deeply etched along the blade. Great looking piece and ideal to go with other miniatures or beside a full sized piece.
MINT CONDITION 42cm BULLION KNOT STILL WITH SHOP PRICE TAG! Acquired in Germany along with another original knot, this 42cm bullion knot, would have been used on the army dagger, Red Cross Officer and of course SS chained amongst others. However, this one has remained in the 'as found' state and is still tied together with cotton and has the original paper shop price tag around it. Not much more I can say as it's in unissued condition! A great addition to a mint dagger in a display.
MOST UNUSUAL
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.
NEAR MINT RED CROSS MAN'S HEWER WITH FROG AND BULLION/BLUE KNOT. This Red Cross dagger is in absolutely beautiful condition. I have kept one in my own collection for MANY years and this one is equally as good. The nickel plated fittings are all in perfect condition, bright an clear with no lifting or tarnish. The scabbard paint is all original and is 99% complete with just a few minor age chips. Superb scabbard. There is an original to the piece black leather frog. Red Cross frogs are unique to these daggers, don't fit anything else. This one has the aluminium rivets and is stamped on the reverse with . Wrapped around the frog is a flat silver bullion dress knot with twin blue lines. These knots are attributed to this red cross dagger, and I my one has one of these too. This is a most uncommon knot to find, you never see one for sale on their own. The blade on this dagger is stone mint. Has a very tight fit into the scabbard. Retains 100% perfect finish with all original crossgrain polish. Very sharp sawback edge. A wonderful example of a Red Cross hewer, very difficult to upgrade.
NEAR MINT SHOOTING ASSOCIATION DAGGER BY WKC. I was very pleased to acquire a further Shooting Association cutlass, in near perfect condition. It's made by WKC and the blade is stamped with their logo underneath the clamshell. All light weight metal fittings have near perfect nickel plated surfaces, very clean and bright, look fantastic. There is a vet small patch of old corrosion on the top/side of the top scabbard fitting. Looks to be an old finger print that's been left there. Hardly noticeable. Grip is 100% perfect and mint, NO damage or cracks AT ALL. This is so unusual to find an undamaged grip, and in fact it has become acceptable for the grip to be cracked. Middle of the grip has the brass crossed rifles. Clamshell has the Shooting Association enamel badge pinned through it. Scabbard and scabbard fittings are also near perfect. Scabbard leather is black and very stiff, absolutely no damage or bends, just some slight surface scuffing from age. Beautiful scabbard. Blade is the standard long single edge shooting association type with both sides etched with shooting scenes and associated hunting motifs. Blade is mint, with very clear perfect etches. A lovely blade! This is one of the best Shooting Association daggers I have owned in many years. They are a rare dagger and especially so in near perfect condition.
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 SET OF ARMY DAGGER HANGING STRAPS. A set of the hanging straps for the army officers dress dagger in excellent condition. Silver bullion fronts with brown/tan velvet backings with very little wear. The metal oval buckle fittings on this pair are quite unusual as they are hollow cast, not solid as normally seen. good bottom clips all fine and working. A great addition to your army dagger.
NICE, COMPLETE ARMY DAGGER & RIG WITH ORANGE GRIP. A recent local family buy and they took it off the wall to show me when I came in! Dagger has much age patina and dust! In fact top edge of grip and top edge of scabbard are really dusty etc, as that's where it's been hanging for MANY years! This is a mid-period piece, and has some nice features. Is an unmarked blade, but nonetheless is a super, untouched example. Original bulluion portapee is tied in place. Just a little swing wear to one side. Dagger still has most of the original lacquer over the silver plate, where this is missing the silver has oxidised etc. Really dark orange celluloid grip in perfect condition. Nice undented scabbard. There are the original hanging straps with the dagger. These show a little wear in places, seem to have been worn under a tunic and the tunic edge has rubbed the bullion in one place. Blade is near mint. No maker, but needle sharp and all crossgraining present. NICE looking army dagger.
NICE, COMPLETE RED CROSS MANS SAWBACK HEWER + FROG. This is a very good looking Red Cross mans dagger complete with the ORIGINAL frog. Not in stone mint condition, but in really nice 'used' condition. The nickel plating in perhaps 85% left on all the hilt parts. Perfect set of chequered grips. Scabbard paint is completely original and 90% intact. Bottom scabbard fitting has lost most of the original plating. The original leather frog is marked on the reverse with makers name 'Paul Klopfer-Berlin and dated 1938. The Klopfer firm were a prolific accessory leather maker for the military etc. These frogs are unique to the Red Cross dagger, nothing else fits them properly. They were all issued WITH a frog, as they could not be worn any other way! The blade is beautiful! Absolutely mint, with all crossgrain polish and sawback teeth in razor sharp condition. Red Cross daggers, both men's and officers, never had a maker on the blade, but sometimes there is a distributor. All the men's sawback blades are marked/stamped 'Ges Geschutz' (basically shortened German work for patent pending) This is stamped on this blade underneath the front crossguard overhang. A very decent dagger.
NSDAP PARTY DONATION TIN WITH LEAD SEAL. Used by party volunteers to collect donations in the street or at rallies etc. These red tins were officially issued and allocated to the different areas or Gau’s. This one is for Gau Westmark which was in the west of Germany, Saarbruchen area. A slot in the top for coins and a hole for paper money. The original lead seal and cord is tied through the lid catch. Maker marked to the underside M. Westerman &Co Ruhr. Most unusual to find complete. Ideal to go with an SA collection, especially if you have a SA dagger with the same Gau mark.
ONE OF THE FIRST DAGGER REFERENCE BOOKS FROM 1972. Published in America in 1972 by Delta Press, this 24 page booklet was one of the first attempts to identify and catalogue Third Reich edged weapons for collectors. Hand drawn black and white images of all the basic daggers and swords. It shows you how far we have come, but this booklet is now collectible in its own right.
ORIGINAL EICKHORN SWORD SALES/STOCK TAG-UNISSUED! From my stock of 'interesting things'. This is the white thin cardboard tag that would have been tied to any of the Eickhorn swords when sold new, or when they came from the factory. Never been issued, it has details to put the item/sword number cod or type and the length of the sword overall and the length of the blade. A great piece of original sales paraphernalia. If you have an unissued or mint sword, this would go perfectly.
ORIGINAL PAUL SEILHEIMER WW2 SALES CATALOGUE. There is nothing better than seeing pictures of the original daggers in the original souece material. I have 3 original copies of the Paul Seilheimer sales catalogue fro pre-WW2. There are 8 pages depicting their full range of daggers and swords. Gey/green covers, with slight age fading to the edges.
ORIGINAL SCABBARD AND FROG FOR RED CROSS DAGGER. This is a VERY useful part I have had for a while. An untouched, original black scabbard and the original frog for a RED CROSS sawback dagger. Someone out there has the dagger!!!!! I have found a few daggers on their own, but the condition has been too bad. This is a very nice scabbard with most of the original black paint. The leather frog is integral to this scabbard, and againis in near mint condition. Frog is marked on the rear Carl Busse Mainz. If you have or find the dagger, this is a £600 piece complete. An original frog on it's own is £120+ , they are that rare to find.
PERHAPS ONE OF THE RAREST SWORD KNOTS? CUSTOMS!!!!!!! I enjoy collecting swords still, and I am happy to say a lot of my customers do too! They are great value for money still, they are not reproduced and the variety is huge. Having a nice parade sword, complete with all the accoutrements, knot and hanger is very enjoyable. Like with daggers, some of the accoutrements for the swords are now very hard to find and in some cases, very expensive (SS sword knot for example). I found THIS knot in Germany recently, and whilst the dealer DID know what it was, it's such a rare knot, I thought it was worth the asking price. This is the sword knot for the CUSTOMS parade sword!!! A most unusual thing. Leather strap is dark green/black with 3 silver bullion wires running through. The actual ball of the knot has alternating silver and green threads.
PERHAPS THE RAREST THIRD REICH MINIATURE-ALCOSO DE-LUXE HUNTING CUTLASS. Many of you will know I have collected miniature daggers for many years. Third Reich miniatures were produced in great quantity, but the best ones were made by the Alcoso firm. They made a Luftwaffe sword, an army dagger, a 2nd Luftwaffe a navy dagger and this one, an exact miniature of their De-Luxe Hunting cutlass. All their miniatures were in superb detail and could be taken apart like the full sized pieces. The navy dagger and the Hunting Ass. cutlass are the rarest of them all and hardly ever turn up. This example is lovely in every way. It has antique silver fittings, with a real stag grip. The clamshell depicts reclining stags and the bottom chape is heavily cast with a standing stag in a forest. The scabbard body is covered with beautiful green leather with twin accent lines. The blade is a work of art. Double etched with scenes of reclining and standing deer in amongst foliage. 100% perfect detail, beautifully executed. The ALCOSO trade mark of scales and Solingen is etched to the reverse riccasso. Dagger measures 23cm overall, about 9" overall. An absolutely fantastic miniature and only the 4th I have owned in 30+ years.
PERIOD MADE SA DAGGER STYLE KNIFE. Purchased in Germany at a recent market, I have no idea what this is, but it's made like and with bits of an SA dagger. Could be a one off, could be theatrical? Has long 11" steel blade. Crossguard and pommel fittings like a SA dagger, grip is a modified SA dagger grip with no insignia. Weird thing, looks great!
POLICE NCO'S PARADE SWORD + KNOT BY KREBS. This is an untouched and uncleaned Police NCO's parade sword by the very desirable maker PETER DAN. KREBS. Their trademark logo is a lobster in a square and they are mostly famous for making SS Officers (and NCO's) swords too. The quality of their workmanship is superb, and they made the Police swords in the same manner as they made the SS ones. As with the SS swords, this Police one has the SS inspection stamping on the scabbard throat and also under the crossguard. This has quite a grubby nickel plated hilt, but if desired would clean up well. There is an original Police portepee/knot tied around the hilt, and it looks to have been there for a very long time. The grip is dark wood, painted black and a lot of the original paint is still present. NCO's swords usually have a flat aluminium police eagle inset deeply into the grip. This type of sword does not have grip wire. Scabbard has it's original black paint and has no damage or bends. The blade is in lovely condition, has the usual matt type finish. No discernible damage. Overall the sword is 37 " long, and the blade measures 29". A decent, used example of a Police sword with a very nice maker.
POLICE OFFICERS PARADE SWORD BY KREBS! I have not had a decent police sword for a while and in the same month I have bought two of them BOTH BY THE SAME MAKER! so if you are looking for one of each, here is a great opportunity to have a pair Officers and NCO's by the same maker!! This is a very nice example, with nickel plated fittings in great condition. Officers swords are slightly different as they have grip wire and a bigger, better police badge on the grip. (they are officers after all!) The scabbard also has a separate nickel plated chape to the bottom, whereas the NCO's have an integral steel drag. Grip is nice with much original black paint. Police eagle badge is a coppery colour as it's lost the silver plating they all once had. Scabbard throat and underneath crossguard have the stamped SS inspection marks and this sword has it's original white leather blade buffer. Blade is in near perfect condition and has the matt type finish. The Krebs logo of the lobster is deeply stamped into the reverse riccasso. As in the previous description Krebs are renown for they workmanship and make some of the best SS swords around. The Police ones are of a similar quality. Scabbard has original paint and is damage free. The sword measures 37.5 " overall and the lovely blade is 31 " long.
PRUSSIAN/THIRD REICH SHORT CLAMSHELL POLICE BAYONET I have had a few very nice police bayonets recently and this is anither type. As I have mentioned before, collecting the many variation of bayonets used by the German Police, is a fascinating subject,and a great collection can be made on just thus subject alone. This is a smaller, probably Officers clamshell bayonet from around 1932-33. It carries the pre-Third Reich Prussian service nickel badge on the grip. Thus was rapidly changed in 1933-34 to include a swastika on the eagles breast and it carried lightening bolts in one claw. After that the police badge was changed completely to the oval oakleaves type with eagle and swaz in the center. So this is quite a unique bayonet in the time period. The police continued to carry the earlier bayonets throughout the Third Reich period, as proven in period photographs as well as the addition of Third Reich knots etc (as this one has). Bayonet is in super condition with heavily nickel silvered fittings. Great detail to the hilt casting and clamshell details. Nice thin and dainty stag grips with the Prussian 6 sided badge. Scabbard fitting in perfect condition with nice black leather body. The ORIGINAL smaller and thinner black leather frog is present and this has a Third Reich era red/silver knot tied around it. Blade is nickel plated and in excellent, mirror like finish. Leather blade buffer present. Riccasso is deeply stamped with maker’ PAUL WEYERSBERG & CO. SOLINGEN. An exceeding nice EARLY police sidearm.
RAD OFFICERS DAGGER BY WKC. This is a really nice example of the RAD Officers dress dagger, There is very little oxidisation to the fittings, as is common with these pieces. In fact there is just a small patch underneath the birds beak on the pommel. Nothing else. Full silver plating elsewhere. Scabbard is perfect with no dents or damage. 100% silver plating with places showing the lacquer and frosting still. Blade is also near mint, with crossgraining and full polish. Grey background to the motto. WKC trademark etched into blade.A very nice, collectable and presentable RAD dagger.
RARE LUFTWAFFE BOMBER CREW - SURVIVAL MACHETE. I have not owned one of these before, and whilst it's technically not a dress dagger (!) it does fit in with the 'edged weapons' category. It's also a very unusual piece and there really don't seem to come up for sale any more. Apparently issued to Luftwaffe bomber crews as part of the tropical survival kit (wouldn't be much use in the forests of Europe!). All the ones I have seen and handled have been made only by ALCOSO, and this is stamped with their early scales and ACS trademark. They did also make a sawback version, but this is so rare I have never seen one. Carried on a belt, there is a wide webbing frog available for this machete, so keep your eyes open! A real workmanlike piece. Brass hilt with upturned and downswept crossguard. Wide single edged steel blade. Blued steel scabbard with bayonet frog type fitting. It measures 21 1/2" overall with a 16" flat blade. Ribbed brown hardwood grip. Nothing fancy about these, they were designed just to be a machete, but not too many have survived. I have shown a PERIOD photo of a Luftwaffe airman holding this exact type of machete, along with a page from a dagger reference book showing the weapon with the frog etc.
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 THIRD REICH SWORD KNOT-WATER CUSTOMS!!! This is a beautiful knot, is unissued, but of the Third Reich period. Has gold bullion ball, with black leather strap and triple gold lines running through it. Still tied in the original packing string, I regard this knot as 'new-old stock'. The water Customs sword is terribly rare, I have only ever had 2 in 40 years, so the knot is 100X rarer! however, if anyone has a sword and needs the knot, this must be an opportunity not to be missed. I obtained it from a good contact in Germany, who just had this knot amongst a pile of common ones. He had no idea what it was. I have never seen another,
RED CROSS MAN'S DAGGER -NICELY RESTORED. A standard Red Cross man's dagger but this has been sympathetically restored in the following ways. All metal parts, which are usually finished in a mid-grey coating, have been properly nickel plated. The scabbard has also received a coat of new black gloss paint. It actually looks quite good, and certainly different. The blade is a standard finish and in very nice order, with razor sharp teeth to the sawback edge. I would imagine if this went into an auction, no one would be the wiser and it would sell for between the £400-£500 mark. You opportunity to buy a real example, but 'blinged up' and very reasonable!!
RED CROSS OFFICERS DRESS DAGGER. I have not had a nice example of this dagger for quite a while. The man's sawback example yes, but not the Officers dagger. Whilst these daggers were made by a number of companies, as they appear in various original catalogues, Eickhorn, WKC for instance. They NEVER have a makers mark on the blade. This example is in lovely condition, with all of the original nickel plating present throughout the dagger and scabbard. The scabbard shows some evidence of wear and use after 70+ years, but there are no dents or damage. The grip is a lovely dark lemon yellow with no chips or damage. The pommel has the normal star shaped retaining nut, this has a few slightly burred edges, but is basically fine and clean. The blade on this example is in wonderful condition and is a near mint double edged normal type. All of the nickel plating is present and apart from the slight in/out marks is mint.Great example of Red Cross Officer.
REICH PARTY DAY SOUVENIR HUNTING KNIFE-PUMA. This little knife is shown in one of Tom Johnsons 'Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich' on page 159 Vol 4. It is exactly the same, apart from THIS knife does not have the eagle and swastika on the blade or a date. Both knives are identical and made by PUMA. My little dagger is a beauty, with stag grip and mirror bright blade. Deeply etched into the surface is the coat of arms for Nuremberg and 'Reichsparteitag' in gold lettering above it. The blade is serial numbered No 6311 and on the reverse has the PUMA Solingen makers name and along the blade 'PUMA Sportmesser'. These knives and ones similar were sold as souvenirs at the various rallies at Nuremberg etc. This one is not dated, so could have been available for sale at most of them! The original brown leather scabbard is in excellent condition. The PUMA trademark of a PUMA's head in a square is embossed into the leather. At the lower edge of the scabbard it has a metal reinforcing strip, which is also PUMA marked with the company catalogue number. A really neat little knife, really unusual to find.
RLB OFFICER 2nd Pattn DAGGER WITH IT'S ORIGINAL STRAPS. I have been lucky enough to buy one of these earlier in the year, in virtually the same condition and by the same maker. They are a great looking dagger, with huge 'art deco' design overtones. This is a pretty uncleaned and untouched dagger, with patina to all the nickel silver fittings. Pommel crossguard and the scabbard fittings are all blackened with the patina. The leather covering on these daggers is actually very dark blue, nearly black. The covering to the grip and to the scabbard remains in very good, near perfect condition, with just very minor age bumps and scrapes. The RLB sunburst badge on the grip has ALL of the black enamel on the swastika, with no chipping! The blade on this piece is marked with the WEYERSBURG maker. Blade overall is in very good condition indeed, with 90% of the crossgrain polish present. There is a very small finger smudge on one side and a slightly larger one on the reverse. I have not attempted to polish these out, but I am sure with a little work they will almost disappear. Blade blue leather buffer is in place. Accompanying the dagger are the original set of blue/black leather hangers. Again the metal fittings have aged with patina, whilst the leather itself has remained remarkably intact. They were slightly dry when I got them, and all I have done is apply a little clear melatonian leather polish. Has worked a treat and the straps look fantastic and match the colour of the dagger scabbard leather. RLB hangers are quite unique in the fact they have no buckle holes, and the straps just stay in place with the buckles by friction. A really nice, complete RLB Officers rig. I purchased it reasonably so I have passed this on in the price asked.
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.
SAWBACK FIRE OFFICERS SHORT DRESS BAYONET & ORIGINAL FROG. To find a really nice sawback fire bayonet in this condition, is now really hard. This is by TIGER and has their logo on both sides of the blade. A tiger one side and the name the other. In really super condition, the short Fire bayonet was used by Fire Officers rather than Fire men who had the longer bayonet. The addition of the 'sawback' was a cost option and coast the owner more money. Nickle plated fittings are perfect, original black paint on the scabbard and it also has the ORIGINAL dark brown leather frog. The blade is virtually mint with all of the plating. The sawback edge is razor sharp! A really nice, and now quite scarce, dress bayonet. Nice thing!
SENIOR FORESTRY BULLION/GREEN DAGGER KNOT. These are quite hard to find now, and a good, original one, even more so. These were tied to all varieties of the Senior Forestry 'D guard' cutlass. The ones with the cream celluloid or ivory coloured grips. They are tied in a similar way to a sword knot. A silver bullion flat strap with twin green lines running up the edges. A standard silver acorn ball with a green infill at the bottom. (quite often a Wehrmacht NCO's bayonet knot is attributed as 'Forestry', but the colours are the wrong way round so this is wrong). A very nice knot and will add that 'pazzaz' to a cutlass.
SET OF LIGHTWEIGHT LUFTWAFFE HANGING STRAPS. This is a decent set of hanging straps for the Luftwaffe 2ndPattn. dagger. This set has aluminium fittings, top clip and buckles etc, so are really lightweight! In very good overall condition, with just some age and carrying wear to the tops of the hangers, where they join the clip and take most weight. Bullion fronts are fine, blue velvet backings are fine.
SET OF THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER HANGERS. Becoming more and more difficult to find, I keep looking and have acquired another set. Always need to check they are a 'matched' set by the casting marks on the reverse of the buckles. This set has two small dots on each buckle. It seems that the owner of this set, wore the dagger a lot and mainly from the short hanger, as this has taken all of the rubbing and the wear, whereas the long second hanger is virtually new and undamaged! The dagger does only really hang from the short hanger, with the long one hanging loose and just stops it swinging around. Both hangers have nice gilded aluminium fittings, good matching clear lion's head buckles. All the clips work and match and the retaining chain is present. Blue moire fabric and velvet on the reverse. Hardly any wear to the long strap. Short one has some wear to the reverse and some rubbing to the face on the front. All still very serviceable and solid though. An original set, seen some use, but would go well with a like conditioned dagger.
SHORT 23cm SILVER BULLION DAGGER KNOT FOR LUFTWAFFE ETC. This is the shorter 23cm silver bullion dagger knot, usually associated with the Luftwaffe 2nd Pattn dagger. It is aslo seen on the long 1st Pattn Luftwaffe dagger and on the TENO Oficers dagger amongst a few others. In used but perfect condition, all silver bullion cord in perfect condition. I have 3 of these, virtually identical. Both in perfect order and ready to go on your dagger.Hard to find ORIGINAL knots in this condition. Both knots have been on daggers.
SHORT BLACK HANGER FOR SS ‘33 DAGGER. If you are looking to complete your SS dagger with an ORIGINAL short SS hanger, then here it is! To find a SS marked leather short hanger is extremely difficult. Whilst it is a little worn, it’s complete and will suit a dagger perfectly. Deeply stamped into the inside of the leather are the SS runes in a circle, then 78/40 and RZM in another circle. There is a nickel plated snap clip marked RZM M5/8. A really rare accessory.
SHORT POLICE OFFICERS DRESS ALLOY BAYONET BY ALCOSO. These are really quite difficult to find, and whilst the long Police bayonets are still quite available, to find the short 'officers' type is now difficult. These always seem to have the same configuration, the bayonet itself has alloy or aluminium fittings whilst the scabbard has nickel plated steel fittings. Bayonet is not slotted for a rifle (never are) nice alloy hilt and crossguard heavily cast with oakleaves etc. Nice smaller sized stag grips. Alloy police eagle is affixed to the obverse grip. Scabbard is standard black leather, with some age to it, but completely sound. Standard type police upper and lower fittings stapled to the leather. Blade is in wonderful condition. Heavily nickel plated with short, single edged blade. ALCOSO trademark is deeply stamped into reverse riccasso. Add a thinner type black/brown frog and police bayonet knot and this will be a great example of the Police Officers parade/dress bayonet.
SHORT SENIOR FORESTRY CUTLASS-EICKHORN. This is the very pretty and desirable shorter Foredtry cutlass by Carl Eickhorn. Has the distinguishing cream celluloid grips with 3 gilded acorns on each side. D shaped hilt is fixed aluminium and thus model has a cast squirrel in the Ferrell and a running deer on the clamshell. This exact model is shown in the Eickhorn catalogue as model 1059. In fact this type of Forestry dagger was available in 4 variations. I have shown the page from the catalogue. There is 95% of the original fire gilt present everywhere. Blade has the stamped post 1938 Eickhorn trademark and has deeply etched Hunting scenes in both sides with all the background shading. A really nice cutlass.
SHORT SINGLE ETCHED LUFTWAFFE DRESS BAYONET & FROG. This is a very pleasant LUFTWAFFE dress bayonet by HOLLER, with a single 'Memory of my Servicetime' etch to one side of the short blade. Whilst these etched bayonets were available in many designs for all branches of the services, certain etches were designed for certain arms. This is a Luftwaffe one and features a Third Reich bi-plane in full flight. This exact etch is obviously featured in the original Holler catalogue and also pictured in Wayne Tychet bayonet book on page 175. The bayonet has not been cleaned in a long time and the nickel plated hilt is very dark with patina. The scabbard retains ALL of the original black paint, and there is an original BROWN leather frog (Luftwaffe) attached. The blade is a standard short, carbine style and features the servicetime etch on one side along with the stamped HOLLER trademark. A very nice example of an untouched etched dress bayonet, featuring a seldom seen Luftwaffe etch.
SINGLE ETCHED SHORT DRESS BAYONET. A chance to acquire a REAL 'memory of my service time' etched bayonet, for a reasonable cost. Purchased in Germany, this has never been in a collection and is the first time on the market. Etched bayonets were private purchase items or gifts and are not common. This is a good example by EP&S who made some of the best examples. The etched panel has the 'service time ' words in the middle and a sunburst type motif at each end. Etch is perfectly clear, but has been cleaned over the years. Tip of the blade has been slightly re-pointed. Bakelite grips are fine. Plating on the hilt etc is about 50%. Scabbard retains virtually all of the original black paint. Not a mint example, but totally original and not messed with.Well worth the money! Just reduced. Won't find a cheaper one!
STANDARD LUFTWAFFE DAGGER HANGERS. A great set of standard, non de-luxe Luftwaffe hangers. Grey metal fittings, perfect bullion fronts and perfect velvet backings. Ideal for a very nice dagger.No damage, no wear.
STANDARD THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER WITH UNMARKED PLAIN BLADE. A good looking example of the navy dagger that would have been purchased or issued 'off the shelf' and as they came. All ranks of the Third Reich navy from Petty Officer upwards were entitled to wear the ceremonial navy dagger. It was a considerable expense, and obligatory for parade purposes. Some officers could not or did not want to afford them, and therefore navy quartermasters kept some for issue. They only purchased the basic dagger, and these came with plain blades. An etched blade was EXTRA money, so if you didn't want to spend the extra money, they came like this. I am not sure who the maker is of this dagger as I cannot recognise the fittings. It's not WKC or Eickhorn, and the grip has twisted 'springy wire' like Holler used, but it's not a Holler either! Anyway, all brass fittings are in good polished condition. Scabbard is in decent shape with no dents or damage. Blade is a standard twin fullered navy type, nickel plated and in great condition. The original red felt blade buffer is in place. Blade release button works perfectly, but is a little stiff. Normal cream celluloid grip has the wire wrap, there is a small crack in the grip at the very top on one side of the pommel, no material missing, and would cover with a knot, if one was there. Other than that, a decent navy dagger, and not expensive.
STONE MINT/UNUSED THIRD REICH NAVY MOIRE DRESS BELT.. I like these belts as they display really well with navy daggers and navy items. This is a stunning, mint conditioned blue moiré 'day dress' officers and senior midshipman belt. All the fittings are gilded aluminium, so this dates it 100% for the Third Reich period. The two piece buckle, the two lion's head slides are as the day they were made! Brilliant bright gild with no wear at all. The same is said for the belt itself. Perfect moiré front with deep blue velvet backing. Not an ounce or use or wear! I purchased this from a private source in Wilhelmshaven Germany (sea port) and I was told it came from a house clearance, and was just in a cabinet rolled up. Seems to have been like that for 75+ years. An opportunity to add this to a mint set of gilded aluminium hangers if you have them. Not to be upgraded.
STUNNING, VIRTUALLY MINT TENO OFFICERS DAGGER WITH KNOT! I have to say, I cannot remember owning or selling a TENO Officers dagger as nice as this! I have been lucky enough to have 2 others pass through my hands in the last 12 months, and both of those were superb daggers and both were complete with their hangers and knots. However, this dagger is even better than them! It does not have the hangers, but the condition of the dagger itself is amazing. All TENO daggers are made by EICKHORN only. This one has an amazing STONE mint blade, with all polish and crossgrain. The Eickhorn trademark, along with the TENO eagle are deeply etched into the riccasso surface. The reverse blade, under the eagle is STAMPED with the issue numbers '1500'. This is repeated on the throat of the scabbard. It is my understanding that stamped issue numbers to the blade, indicate an early production piece, as later ones had etched numbers on the blade instead. The dagger has beautifully nickel plated surfaces everywhere, and I can't find any lifting present. The artificial blackening aging process that was applied to the surfaces to give them detail etc., is all there. The scabbard has perhaps over 75% of this finish still on the surfaces. It is so often cleaned off, with people thinking it's old dirt and patina!!! The grip is a beautiful lemon yellow colour and slightly lighter on the reverse where the light has not got to it. There is an original 23cm bullion knot tied in place. This knot is mint too. The only 'fault' I can find anywhere on this dagger, is that is has a very small indentation at the very bottom of the scabbard on one side. Just not noticeable. A truly fantastic dagger, NOT to be upgraded.
SUPER 3 PIECE DAGGER HANGER FOR RZM PERIOD SA DAGGER. This is a complete 3 piece 'marching' hanger for use on an RZM period SA or NSKK dagger. Clip and buckle are later plated types and have the RZM makers marks on both. All leather in very good condition, supple and with nice colour. Main part of hanger would go on the dagger scabbard ring, whilst the top part clips around the narrow top part of the dagger grip and stops it swinging around when marching or walking along.
SUPER AND VERY RARE 'USED' CUSTOMS THIRD REICH SWORD KNOT The Third Reich customs service had their own, specific, designated dress dagger, but not an 'actual' sword. They used several varieties, and the Eickhorn catalogue mentions that there was a type authorised as a Customs sword, and also a pattern sword appears in the Third Reich era WKC sales catalogue as Model Nr. 1016 “Zollbeamten Sabel” (Customs Official’s Sabre).However, both of these swords would have had THIS specific sword knot tied on the hilt. An incredibly rare knot to find on it's own, and if you have one of the swords, this needs to go on it!! Wide black leather strap with triple silver wires running down the length. The ball has a plain stem, but the acorn has interspersed green and silver weave. This knot has been on a sword and has a little wear to the strap. Needs to go back on a sword!!
SUPER ARMY MINIATURE WITH ORANGE GRIP-NO FERREL TYPE. As many of you know I have collected miniatures for over 30 years and made it a speciality of mine. This type of 7 1/2" army miniature is quite unique and whilst it looks like the Horster type, it is in fact completely different and made by another company. The first difference is the lovely 'fat' orange celluloid grip. They are wider than normal, always orange celluloid and have no little ferrell ring at the bottom. Look carefully at the pommel and crossguard and these are different also. The pommel is slightly wider and more squat and has fewer oakleaves cast into it. The crossguard also has a slightly different eagle, with more pointed wings!! The scabbard seems to always be the same as the Horster varieties but not plated. There is also a nice little red felt blade buffer present. The blade is slightly shorter than the Horster ones and more pointed. The finish of these is a grey metal. Most unusual variation, not encountered a lot.
SUPER CONDITION SS OFFICERS SWORD-DACHAU PRODUCED-STAINLESS. These SS Officers swords are quite elusive and are difficult to find in good condition. Made of stainless steel, they exhibit manufacturing anomalies unique to them. (see Tom Wittmann's SS book for full descriptions) However, the main distinguishing features are a thinner stainless steel blade, 'press-on' scabbard fittings with no screws, and a slightly fatter SS grip button. They are found with a plain, unmarked blade, or one from PMD. This has a plain blade. Sword is in magnificent condition, with all the hilt and scabbard fittings in near perfect 'bright' condition. Grip is a nice piece of ebony with no damage or chips. Stainless backstrap and grip wire. Scabbard is completely straight with 100% original paint. Attached to the scabbard is a nice black leather sword hanger. Not marked in any way. Blade is mint with all original finish/polish. SS blades tend to be slightly dull/matt, not highly polished as other parade swords. A most pleasing 100% original, untouched SS sword from the Dachau area weapons factory. Not easily upgraded.
SUPER CONDITION, LONG FORESTRY/HUNTING CUTLASS IN SILVER. This is a lovely Third Reich period Forestry or Hunting cutlass with nickel silver fittings and in great condition. Most of these pieces are in brass or gilded brass, but occasionally one surfaces in silver. I do not know the significance of this, or even if there was one, but they look refreshingly different. This is a high quality piece that exhibits many nice little details. Engraved pommel cap, engraved crossguard etc. Clamshell has a baying stag with full antlers.Nice stag grip with three silver acorns. Nice black leather scabbard with silver fittings, which are held in place with tiny grub screws rather than staples. Both fittings are marked with '20'. The blade is profusely etched with hunting scenes running down both sides. The surface has been heavily nickel plated over the deep etching underneath, gives it great depth. There is a green felt blade washer. There is no maker on this blade, not uncommon with Hunting pieces. Dagger measures about 19" overall with a 13" blade. Purchased reasonably, so am selling it reasonably!!
SUPER HJ DAGGER BY EICKHORN DOUBLE MARKED. This is the second HJ dagger purchased over the weekend along with the other WKC just listed. This is a GREAT example by EICKHORN. Dated 38 on the riccasso (1938) is has a plain blade with no motto. However the blade is in beautiful condition, mirror bright and on the reverse is double marked with the Eickhorn squirrel and the RZM symbol with M7/66 stamped underneath. Dagger is heavily nickel plated over a alloy base. All plating present. Perfect grips with nice complete HJ diamond. Leather washer to the blade. Scabbard has all original paint with some age wear to the surfaces. Black leather belt loop and grip strap are in great serviceable order etc. Nice dagger!! An Eickhorn HJ straight fro the catalogue pictures!!
SUPER, EARLY HJ DAGGER WITH MOTTO. Always a very popular dagger with collectors, and to be honest, finding NICE ones with a motto is proving harder and harder to do. This is a great example that straddled the period before the RZM took over completely. This dagger is made PRIOR to 1938, so has the motto 'Blut und Ehre', but also has the RZM number as well as the makers name. G.FELIX- GLORIAWERKE-SOLINGEN.....RZM M7/28. interesting to see that the makers name is deeply stamped into the blade, but the RZM number is etched onto the surface, so probably done at different times. Old stock blade, then coming into the RZM control. Obverse has a very deep and clear motto. Dagger has nice nickel plated fittings, very good leather and cross strap popper is fine. Chequered grips are perfect and the enamel HJ diamond is deeply set into the grip. Scabbard body is the more unusual 'blued steel' finish with no paint to rub off or chip. Very nice HJ dagger. Rarer maker too.
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.
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THE RARE LUFTWAFFE FORESTRY BAYONET COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL BROWN FROG. After not finding one of these for years, this is the second acquired in 6 months, but it came as a part exchange from an existing customer, so was not in the 'marketplace'.This is a Luftwaffe Forestry "Waffen-Loesche" Bayonet w/Frog. Marked Ch.A.W., (Chromolit-Besteckfabrik, Arthur Wingen, Solingen). These dagger are ONLY made by this company. Several good theories exist as to exactly who wore these and why, but senior Luftwaffe NCO's seconded to Forestry duties, seems the best one. They are always slightly different in the extra markings some have, added numbers or letters stamped on the blade or crossguard etc. This one has a very nice pair of rounded stag grips with steel slotted bolts holding them on. Polished steel crossguard. Bayonet style scabbard with single long tab. This type of dagger is mentioned in the book 'Seitengewehr: History of the German Bayonet 1919-1945'. Scabbard body is painted black. There is an original Luftwaffe brown leather frog which matches the dagger. This is how they were carried and sometime with a green Forestry knot too. Lovely frog is near perfect condition. It's slightly smaller and narrower, especially for this dagger. It would not fit a K98 bayonet scabbard. Blade is a standard 'carbine' type common to all these daggers. Stamped on one side 'Waffen Loesche-Berlin' and on the other 'Ch. A.W.'. At some time, either period (or probably later) the blade is in very good condition, but has some very slight 'pits' on the surface towards the bottom, otherwise fine. These are VERY rare daggers now and so difficult to find. A nice thing!
THE RARE NSFK FLYERS KNIFE IN ALUMINIUM BY HELBIG. I always look out for these super daggers and I was lucky enough to find this choice example recently. Only ONE company made these FA HELBEIG. This company also made this dagger in the earlier all nickel, but this type is totally made in ALUMINIUM (apart from the blade). They textured the grip and scabbard to look like leather and painted it blue! Very convincing and very cleaver. Aluminium was a new metal in the 1930's so experimenting using it in different ways was quite common. Pommel, crossguard and scabbard fittings are all smooth brushed aluminium. The little leather and aluminium hanger is attached to the scabbard ring. The crossguard swastikas are made by anodising them to the surface, both are in perfect condition. When compared to a 'ordinary' NSKK or DLV flyers knife, these aluminium daggers are about 1/2" longer overall! Blade is a standard NSKK double sided type with the HELBEIG oval trademark etched into the surface.
THE RARE RAD EARLY HEWER BY EICKHORN - FULL STAG GRIP!! I look and look for one of these, checking every RAD hewer, just in case!! Well, this time I was lucky and pictured this up from an antique dealer in the US 10 days ago. I cannot remember the last time I had a 'full stag' RAD, they just don't turn up, as they had a very limited production run. This was the FIRST type of RAD dagger and was only made by EICKHORN. It quickly proved to be either difficult to make or too costly, as the stag grips had to be individually handmade to fit the grips. A big, heavy dagger, with all silver plated nickel fittings, it weighs a ton! Condition on the exterior is great. Lower scabbard fitting has a few minor carrying bumps, but nothing serious. Stag grips are perfect and have never been messed with. Fit perfectly to the hilt underneath. Stamped into the riccasso is 'Ma 1008'. This is also stamped into the throat of the scabbard, so this is a matching dagger. No doubt issued from the RAD quartermaster, and noted and logged in their inventory. Great having the numbers and both match! Scabbard was originally 'blued' or 'anodised' as the early ones were. Most of this is still there, but it's had a period coat of black gloss paint, matches perfectly, but this has worn in various places, so you can see the anodising underneath. A typical treatment. Now to the blade..........here it's slightly disappointing, as obviously it's suffered from some damp inside the scabbard at some time, and where the scabbard springs sit on the blade, it's etched some marks into the surfaces. The motto is still deeply etched and very clear. The reverse has the early Eickhorn trademark in an oval dating it to around 1934, at the very beginning of dagger production. It also has the RADJ triangle. Both are a little worn, but both readable. This is a huge blade with lots of 'meat'. I have cleaned these blades before, with excellent results as the early ones are solid steel, and not plated. So some careful work with, 000 grade metal paper, or just consistent cleaning with Solvol Autosol, will have very positive results. This is such a rare dagger, with many other positive attributes, I think the blade faults are liveable with. Smashing, historical dagger. These sell for $2500(£1900) in the US with perfect blade, so I have priced it accordingly. A good bet!
THE UNIQUE 'ALLOY' NSFK FLYERS DAGGER BY HELBIG. I say 'unique' as HELBIG were the ONLY manufacturer to make this NSFK dagger like this. They were obviously experimenting with the new wonder metal-aluminium-and whilst there are other examples of dagger and sword manufacturers using it, it was mainly for the odd grip or sundry part. As far as I know this is the only full sized dagger made of aluminium (apart from the blade!). Helbig made other daggers, early DLV and NSFK examples and they also made a SS '33 dagger, a rare beast indeed! As usual with these pieces, the parts made of metal are textured and painted to look like leather. The grip and scabbard body are in a Luftwaffe blue. There is a little leather short hanger, permanently attached to the scabbard ring. Unusually for this alloy dagger, there is a little NSFK 'flying man' (Icarus) stamped into the scabbard throat. I can't remember having one of this type of dagger with this stamping on it. It's usually plain. No dents to the scabbard, all the fittings are in very good order. The blade is the usual short stiletto, double edged type. At some stage an enthusiastic owner or vereran, has tried to polish or sharpen the blade. Whatever they used has just caught the blade surface in a couple of places and left scratches. These blades are hardened steel, so it's not done a lot of harm, but it has caught a bit just under the HELBIG trademark on the blade. Overall a super little flyers knife, and I have priced it accordingly, making it very affordable for it's type.
THIRD REICH 'OTHER RANKS' PARADE SWORD + KNOT. Not commonly seen as thy were very plain and uninspiring, they also did not depict any eagle and swastika either. This is a standard, plain issue Other Ranks 'walking out' or parade sword. I am pretty sure the issue and wearing of these was dropped pretty quickly in favour of the standard dress bayonet, but there are many early photographs of enlisted men wearing the dress/parade sword. This is a pretty long sword measuring 41" o/a. Would mean the original owner would have been just under 6' tall. Big in those days. Hilt is a very plain dove head affair, which was nickel plated over steel. Most of this has worn off now. Black celluloid grip has triple brass wires. There is an original enlisted man's portepee wrapped around the hilt. Green with thin silver wires. Shows age commensurate with the sword condition. Blade is nickel plated and 34" long. It's in near perfect condition and is deeply stamped with the maker RICHARD HERDER SOLINGEN. Scabbard is a standard black painted single hanger type, it is missing the throat at the top, but fits perfectly and the runners are still inside. An interesting sword, not in the best of condition externally, but with the mint blade and knot, easily worth the money!
THIRD REICH 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 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 'LIGHTWEIGHT' POLICE BAYONET. IMITATION GRIPS. Police bayonets are a great thing to collect, there are MANY variations and types, spanning from the Weimar period, through to the mid01940's. Most police bayonets you see originate from the Weimar period, when the bayonets were very long and had clamshells on the crossguards. these proved to be unwieldy, and were recalled and re-issued. Shortening the blades, removing the clamshell and installing a new badge on the grip. Police bayonets continued to be made into the Third Reich period, and were therefore made the correct length to start with. They were also made of differing materials, not available in the Weimar period. This is one of them!!! Rare to find. It is a long bayonet (although shorter that the converted ones) and is made of nickel plated aluminium, so is very light. The blade has a single fuller and is in MINT condition. There is no maker mark. The grip plates are also very unusual. At first glance they look to be the normal stag, but on closer inspection they are in fact wood roughened and carved to look identical to stag. The police badge is aluminium and pinned through the grip plates. All the surfaces have aged well and show patina. The nickel plating on the hilt and crossguard has worn a little in places as it does not adhere well to aluminium! There is a nice police bayonet frog with correct police bayonet multi-coloured knot tied in place. A really good looking police bayonet and definitely one for the 'type' collectors. This was a bayonet made IN the Third Rich era.
THIRD REICH MINING SERVICE (BERGBAU) OFFICERS PARADE SWORD WITH KNOT. I have only have had one other of these rare swords and this is the exact type pictured in the Attwood sword book. This sword does not have an etched blade, but htis has a MINT nickel plated blade by ALCOSO with the Third Reich period trademark. A super rare and unusual sword. All brass fittings with traces of gilt present. Black celluloid grip with complete wire. Langet has nickel crossed Miners hammers pinned through. Tied in the correct manner is the really rare, correct gold bullion Miners sword knot. flat gold weave with twin black lines with Gold acorn. I have never had this knot on it's own! Scabbard is black leather, similar to a navy sword, but without the middle fitting. It is in perfect condition, but one brass staple is missing from the lower fitting, easily repaired. Whilst the Miners were not a military organisation, they were highly regarded and very imprtant to the German war machine. Their regalia, and insignia is highly collectable. A really nice sword.
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 SHOOTING ASSOCIATION DIRK/DAGGER. The heritage of shooting in Germany goes back 100's of years and the Hunting, shooting, forestry communities are all intertwined. The shooting association existed before the Third Reich and there are daggers on the market that reflect this. It was incorporated into the Third Rich era in about 1935, but dues to many things, did not exist very long and was absorbed into other para-military organisations. Therefore the Shooting Association dagger is not very common. This is a standard example by EF HORSTER. It is very unusual in the fact that is does not have the brass crossed rifles insignia on the grip, never had it either as there are no holes where is could have been. The celluloid over wood grip is 100% perfect, no cracks, no damage at all. The clamshell below the crossguard is the only place where there are two tiny swastikas in the enamel around the edge writing of DEUTCHE SCHUTZEN VERBAND. Nickel plated fittings for the pommel and crossguard are quite heavy and not the later aluminium types. Blade has the Horster trademark, plus the standard 'shooting etch' all the way down both sides. The etch on Horster daggers is slightly different to that on say an Eickhorn dagger. However, both (and all genuine shooting blades) have a weird polish to the metal which extends for a few inches from the hilt. The blade surface is polished across the crossgrain, rather than just being polished all the same way. No idea why it was done like this, but 99% of the daggers I have ever seen are like this. Scabbard has two nickel plated fittings, which are fixed to the scabbard with staples. They also have matching numbers stamped into the metal UNDER the staples, looks like 17. Scabbard is a hard black leather and in excellent condition. This dagger was carried in a bayonet type frog attached to the upper fittings, and they also word a solid green portepee. A very good example indeed. Strange that there are no crossed rifles on the grip, but it is what it is and 100% original.
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, FANTASTIC THIRD REICH SILK EMBROYDERED 'MEMORY OF MY SERVICE TIME' NAVY. I have NEVER seen another of these special panels in Third Reich form. I have one from the Imperial German navy but not this era. An absolutely fantastic hand embroidered silk picture depicting the WORLD TOUR of a JOHANNS MAASS who was serving on the cruiser KARLSRUHE when it completed it's world tour of countries from 1934-1936. The silk embroidered picture is framed behind glass and is in MINT condition. It measures 21" x 18" overall. I cannot emphasise enough the fantastic quality and detail of the subject matter. All of the countries visited have the national flag represented in silks, along with a couple of dragons for the China part. A fantastic Third Reich eagle is at the top and underneath is the city shied for Karlsruhe itself. After which the cruiser was named. One the reverse I have printed the history of the ship itself and this particular world tour, which was well documented. The ship itself was launched in 1927 and after a refit in 1937 (?) went on to fight in WW2. It was involved in the Norwegian campaign and was torpedoed and then scuttled in 1940. Worthy of further research, but a wonderful piece of history, and I think unique. I have never seen another!!!
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 ALCOSO ARMY DAGGER COMPLETE WITH HANGERS/KNOT. I do like to find daggers, even relatively common ones, that have not been touched, and left exactly as they were nearly 80 years ago. This nice, complete ALCOSO army dagger is such a dagger. Uncleaned, the silver content in the hilt and scabbard parts have toned down really well. The yellow/orange grip is prefect and lighter one side that the other. There is an original 42cm portapee in place. Tied in the correct manner, but has not been off the dagger. It's quite frayed in places, but as original as you can get. The typical Alcoso scabbard is perfect and dent free. The blade has never been abused or touched, so no fingerprints! The blade is absolutely stone mint, with 100% of the crossgrain polish. The Alcoso trade mark is the earlier type and is actually visible and positioned so it's under the eagle and swastika side. After over 40 years of doing this, and having many such daggers go through my hands. The ones that have remained completely untouched, usually have the manufacturers trademark on this side of the blade. The same side as the eagle and swastika bird, and sometimes obscured by it. Why? No idea, as it seems sensible to have it the other side, so it's very visible. It's us collectors who have turned the blades around so we can see it better. I have seen this mostly on army and Luftwaffe 2nd Pattn daggers, not others. Anyway, I digress......blade is fantastic! The dagger also has it's original set of hangers with it, and again, seem to have been with it from new. In lovely condition, with just the slightest of wear. A great set of hangers. Alcoso army daggers are not that common. They exhibit their own unique manufacturing differences, like the thin-necked pommel. A very good quality piece.
UNTOUCHED, UNCLEANED NAVY DAGGER COMPLETE RIG, STRAPS AND KNOT! I was pleased to pick this dagger up this week as it is something I really like to find, and untouched piece. Not mint by any means, but this 'reeks' history! and looks as though it was just removed from the officers belt yesterday. Dagger is a nice Eickhorn marked piece with etched blade. All brass fittings, there is a little fire gilding left in places, but mostly the brass is toned with patina. It has not been buffed or polished. Very nice fittings overall. Super cream celluloid grip with twisted brass wire. It has the ORIGINAL cream celluloid knot that has been tied in place for nearly 80 years. It has a little wear on the swing areas, and rubbing to the surface where it touched the uniform etc. However it's FROZEN in place and never been off for all that time. Scabbard is the standard type with lightning bolts etc. The lower part of the scabbard is not dented per se, but has just be slightly flattened from wear and use. I see this a lot with navy daggers as the brass scabbard is so thin and fragile. Rather than being oval and rounded, the surface on both sides is flat. You can't actually notice this, and it's obviously happened due to excessive use and wear. Again, I like things like this as it gives the piece character. The blade is stamped with the post 1938 Eickhorn squirrel on the riccasso. The blade is deeply etched both side with the anchor, dolphins etc. The charcoal background etching is present. The very tip of the blade ahs a few very small surface blemishes, seems there was some moisture in the scabbard and it's affected the very tip of the blade, hardly noticeable and the nickel bright polish finish is still there. To complet the dagger are a set of navy straps. These seem to have been with the dagger for ever, as they also show the same wear and patina. The fittings are gilded aluminium and all are fine and look prefect. There is a very little wear to the backing of the shorter strap, so they should. The buckles are a matching pair.Overall a very pleasing looking dagger indeed. Priced very competitively.
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 AFFORDABLE ARMY DAGGER WITH ORANGE GRIP. This is a very good looking army dagger with a nice deep orange grip. Has early fittings and a letter stamped to the rear of the crossguard?? 'S'. Personalised perhaps? Dark celluloid grip is fine with no chips. Nice heavy silver type crossguard.Blade is in good condition with no sharpening or damage. There is no maker mark. Scabbard is a heavily silvered variety with a single throat screw. However, it has quite a large 'door dent' to the lower part. Was very easy to catch these things in door jambs when they were swinging at your side. This one is dented on both sides, so must have received quite a whack! Anyway, it's a bit of history and I bet the army officer was very annoyed when he did it. Priced accordingly.
VERY HISTORICAL WEIMAR NAVY 1929 NAVAL DAGGER - PROFUSELY MARKED. The history of the German naval dagger is a huge subject on it's own and one that I have always been very interested in. Tom Wittmann's navy book is a huge tome on the subject and spends a great deal of time discussing the early years of the German navy and the edged weapons they wore. This dagger would have been purchased by the naval administration and issued to midshipmen etc upon request. Officers were required to purchase their own daggers, but others did not have to. The dagger is made as one piece and cannot be broken down. The tang goes right through the flame pommel and is peened over the top. The grip is celluloid over wood and has a couple of age cracks running through the middle section, but no material is missing. The single twisted wire is in place. The crossguard has a spring mechanism that holds the scabbard in place. There is no 'push button' arrangement on this dagger. Works by tension alone. Scabbard is a smooth example, still has the lightning bolt design, but is much simpler. The scabbard suspension bands are in a figure of eight pattern. The blade is a plain navy variety and is nickle platd over steel. It is shorter than a normal Third Reich dagger, in fact the whole dagger is a bit smaller. The blade riccasso is profusely stamped with naval markings. There is an attributal number 'O 428' stamped both there and on the top of the scabbard . O for Ost Zee, west part of the naval ports in Germany. In addition, there is the Weimar stylised eagle with a M, and also the smaller naval inspection proof mark of a M. This dagger forms an integral part of the naval dagger history and covers that period after WW1 and before hostilities started again in the 1930's.
VERY INTERESTING NAVY DAGGER DISTRIBUTOR MARKED + WITH EARLY WKC TRADEMARK. + KNOT ETC. This is a very nice looking dagger and is complete with the ORIGINAL bullion 42cm knot, tied in the navy fashion. A little frayed and worn but original to the piece. Whilst this dagger has a standard plain, unetched blade, it does have a very early WKC trademark stamped into the riccasso. The balde is slightly thinner than normal and superbly, it is marked along the edge of the riccasso AUG LUNEBERG KIEL in tiny letters!!! Luneberg were a large retail outlet that specialised in navy items. They issued their own retail catalogue and had been in business since before WW1.The whole dagger has the obvious WKC tell-tale indications, unique scabbard bands, WKC pommel etc. However, the blade is a little more interesting. It's an early dagger, so the blade reflects this too. The balde itself is slightly thinner that normal (early trait) and the stamped WKC trademark is JUST the Knights Head, no WKC letters. Like many manufacturers, their trademarks changed throughout the length of production. Eickhorn has about 4 different styles from early 1930's until late 1942, so did Alcoso. WKC did not put the WKC letters on earlier blades, but did on later Third Reich pieces. All brass parts are in very good order and look fine and have a nice colour. Cream celluloid grip is perfect and has brass twisted wire in place. Crossguard is typical WKC and the blade release button works perfectly. Scabbard is in very good order. Blade is very nice and bright, with needle sharp point. A seldom encountered, early WKC dagger with plain blade.
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 RARE MAKER - LONG SENIOR FORESTRY CUTLASS. Forestry and Hunting daggers are always a favourite of mine, and I will always look for something unusual. Whilst this is a very nice Senior Forestry cutlass, the maker makes it really unusual. It's by Ernst Pack and Sonne, EP&S. This manufacturer made most of the common daggers, including SS, they are really not found a lot, so they have become very collectable. This Forestry cutlass has a gilded aluminium hilt, with either bone or ivory cream grips. The grips are very 'slab sided' and quite thick, unlike others which are very rounded off and smooth. All 6 gilded acorns are present in the grip. Fluted clamshell. Black leather scabbard with gilded fittings. It is with the blade where the most differences are seen. All Forestry and Hunting cutlasses usually have beautifully etched blades, with forestry and hunting scenes. This is no exception, but the WAY the etch is constructed and laid out is totally unique to EP&S. It has a panel running around the whole thing and then is divided into smaller panels at the top and bottom. Top has a beautiful stags head and the bottom has a German wild turkey. Etched into the riccasso is the EP&S trademark. Apparently there are 4 different designs for this dagger marketed by EP&S, whilst this is not the most ornate version, it is one of the hardest to find.
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 ‘ART DECO’ DESIGN THIRD REICH SWORD BY ROBERT KLAAS. A most desirable army officers sword missing from most collections. This Rlbert Klaas sword features a unique, delicate hilt design in an attempt to look ‘different’ in the very competitive sword market of pre-war Germany. The grip is much thinner and on the obverse the grip wire is slanted downwards by 45 degrees! Gives it a most unique look, as virtually all other swords had a pure horizontal grip wire configuration. The decoration to the knuckle bow and back of the hilt is also different. Geometric designs rather than foliage and oak leaves. The cross guard shield containing the eagle and swastika sweeps downwards to finish in a pointed arrow. All brass construction with a mint nickel plated blade. The Klaas trademark is deeply stamped into the blade. Scabbard is straight with no dents and retains approximately 75% of the original paint. Super looking sword and only the second one I have ever had.
WEHRMACHT/ARMY MARKSMANSHIP LANYARD-MAKER MARKED!! A great addition to a display of daggers etc. This is a really nice marksmanship lanyard. It has the army shield on it and was awarded for the first grade of shooting. It is one of the earliest marksmanship awards, introduced in 1936. This one is for Groups 1-4, and was nor awarded with ant acorns. Beautifully constructed in plated silver bullion wire. It is lined on the reverse with silk to stop it chafing on the uniform. In addition the reverse of the shield is lined with green uniform material and on this is printed in white letters.
WKC SHOP ADVERTISING SIGN. If you collect daggers then you must have one of the original factory advertising signs. They display perfectly against a collection. This is a cardboard, multi-coloured shop advertising sign for the WKC company. Printed on stiff and thick card, with an integral hanging hook to the reverse. It measures approximately 14" x 18" and depicts 3 of the WKC products. An enlisted man's sword, a dress bayonet and an officers Lion's head sword. Below that is the WKC logo wit the knights head picked out in silver foil print. The sign is in virtually mint condition apart from some slight carrying/age damage to the very bottom edge, and lower corner. An excellent piece of period advertising.