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This is a REALLY lovely dagger, and apart from a very small patch of old pitting on the lower scabbard fitting, is in MINT condition. All the steel fittings have the original nickel finish as well as the clear ‘anodised’ finish applied at the factory. The matching stag grips are in perfect condition, with matching screws and bolts. Scabbard finish is really lovely with all the blackening in the designs and 100% clear RAD symbol on the lower fittings. The scabbard body is perfect with no damage. The ORIGINAL black paint is fantastic and just has a few ‘spiders’ to the surface, to prove its old! Blade is the usual huge ‘Bowie’ type and again in mint condition with full surface polish and all the grey blackening in the letters. The Alcoso trademark is etched into the blade and is on the same side as the motto. A really, really nice RAD hewer, would be very difficult to upgrade.
No beating about the bush!!This HJ dagger has had a tough life, but is complete and original. It is an earlier piece, pre-1938, as there is evidence of a motto on the blade. Nickel plated hilt and crossguard. Perfect chequered grips and enamel HJ diamond. Scabbard has been repainted with gloss black paint. The leather belt loop and cross hilt strap are intact although the belt strap broke a long time ago and has been sewn back together. The blade has been re-profiled into a Bowie type shape with clipped top. The remains of ‘Blut und Ehre’ can need just seen etched on the blade. It has been sharpened. The reverse bears no evidence of a makers mark, sharpened or polished off. PRICED ACCORDINGLY
Part of a parcel of 4 items purchased recently all from a old family source. This was one of the bayonets. A standard nickel plated K98 parade or dress bayonet. This is the long version, so carried and worn by all OR’s. In good overall condition with nickel plating remaining and the mortice release button works. Black chequered grips. Leather blade buffer intact. Blade is heavily nickel plated but there is a little liftingbgo the surface where the internal spring rests. No other damage or sharpening. The riccasso has a deeply stamped Knights Head of the WKC company. There is no WKC lettering, do this dates it to the early 1930’s before they changed the trademark to include the letters. Scabbard is undented and retains nearly all of the original black paint
A decent K98 with a fair amount of original bluing left on the scabbard and hilt. Dark red Bakelite grips are undamaged. Pommel has 2 eagle Waffenampt stamps. Scabbard has two light horizontal dents on the reverse. Marked at the top with 6087 b. Reverse stamped with maker name MONDLOS 38 (1938). S/244 contract. Blade has matching numbers and maker mark. Blade has all of the original dark bluing except fo the very tip.
This is another nice HJ by an unusual maker. The blade is stamped on the reverse with RZM M7/62. This for Plücker Friedrich Jr., Solingen. Founded. 1858. RZM Number. RZM M7/62. Maker. Friedrich Jr. Plucker. Place. Solingen-Grafrath. Reichsgau. The hilt is nickel plated with most of it remaining apart from under the cross loop which has worn it away. The chequered grips are perfect, as is the embedded HJ diamond. This wiggles a little and has no damage whatsoever. Scabbard retains nearly all of the original black paint and the black leather belt loop and cross strap are in excellent shape. Blade is very nice indeed. Perfectly bright and clean with no sharpening. RZM code on the reverse.
A very clean HJ knife with near mint plain blade. The reverse riccasso is stamped with RZM code M7/60. This is for the company Köller Gustav, Solingen. RZM (Number. RZM M7/60. Maker. Köller Gustav Nachfolger. Place. Solingen-Wald). This is not a maker I have encountered before. I know they made SA daggers, but never see it on a HJ. A very well made knife with a steel hilt, nickel plated. Most of the nickel is still present, but dirt away under the top grip strap. Nice chequered grips with a deeply inset HJ diamond. No chips or damage to the badge which retains all of its smooth red enamel. Scabbard has most of the original black paint. A couple of minor ‘pin’ sized dents on the front. Blade is lovely. Near mint, bright smooth steel. No evidence of sharpening. Belt leather and crossguard strap leather are all present but a little fragile due to age. Nice HJ.
This is a very nice example of a Wehrmacht officers dress sword, as pictured on page 65 of ‘Swords of Germany’ by Angolia. All brass hilt with fire gilded surface. Black celluloid grip with triple wire wrap. Original green leather Officers sword knot with bullion ball and silver wire lines on the straps. . Very clean, undamaged scabbard with all original paint. Nickel plated blade in excellent shape with just a few minor finger smudges. Alcoso trademark on the reverse riccasso is the later type used with italic script and small Alcoso scales trademark. Good looking sword which measures approximately 36” overall, with a 31” blade.
This is a very nice, slightly later Eickhorn navy officers dagger. It has the post 1942 squirrel trademark stamp, which is much more unusual than the earlier one. The dagger retains perhaps 65% of the original bright fire gilt over the brass fittings. The cream celluloid grip is perfect and has the original brass twisted wire wrap. Tied around the pommel, grip and crossguard is the original cream rayon navy portepee. It has been on here for the past 75+ years, and has frozen into position. It shows a little wear at the top around the pommel, where it must have rubbed against his uniform. The knot is actually tied on the dagger backwards. I have seen this quite a few times before. The release button is now at the front of the dagger and the knot is tied around it accordingly. Scabbard is damage free as far as I can see, and retains nearly all of the fire gilt as described above. Blade is very nice indeed, and virtually mint. The nickel plated surface is very bright and clean and the etched panels on both sides retain all their colour and detail. The riccasso has the stamped Eickhorn trademark, of the squirrel looking over its shoulder. This was used after 1942. A great looking dagger with lots of character.
A direct purchase from the original family and I will supply the provenance letter the daughter supplied to me. An early all nickel NSKK dagger, and as it’s an early piece the original NSKK owner painted the scabbard black himself, as per orders at the time. Dagger has not been cleaned in a very long time so all of the nickel parts have a very dull patina. A nice dark wood grip with SA button and nickel grip eagle. No damage to the grip apart from small surface age bumps and thumps. Lower crossguard is marked on the reverse with the Gau letter ‘No’ for Nordsee. Black painted scabbard is straight and damage free. The blade is very slightly dull but has not been sharpened or damaged. The Alles fur Deutschland motto is deeply etched into the surface and retains the blackening in the background. Nice looking blade. The makers mark of MAX WEYERSBERG is etched into the reverse blade riccasso. Very simple lettering in an arch with no ‘logo’ or trademark. Grades around 6/10 on the rarity scale. Good dagger with history.
Daggers like this, in this condition, are becoming harder and harder to find. I think they are all in collections!!! This is a REALLY nice example of a near mint naval officers dress dagger by WKC. It seems the lions share of Third Reich navy daggers were made by Eickhorn and WKC, and both made a superb product. This one has 99% of the original fire gilt finish present on all of the brass fittings. It is especially noticeable on the scabbard as this just ‘glows’ bright with the finish remaining and no discernible dents or damage! Similar treatment to the pommel and crossguards, but the hilt has worn off a little on the high spots. There is an original bullion navy knot tied in place. This is the ORIGINAL knot that would have been attached in the 1930’s. It has ‘settled’ nicely into place after all these years. No real fraying or damage to the knot either. Cream celluloid grip has no cracks etc. One very small scratch in the surface on the middle twist. The original brass grip wire is all in place. The blade again is virtually mint. Red felt buffer in place and the grey etched panels over the bright nickel plated surface are perfect and very clear. A NICE navy dagger.
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