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Welcome to our WW2 German Daggers

New Stock Added: 24th Mar 2015

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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'GOLD' RAYON 23CM SHORT KNOT FOR LUFTWAFFE AND TENO DAGGERS. This is a super coloured rayon 23cm knot. Started life as cream coloured, but with age and patina, is now a tan/golden colour. Would look great on a mint Luftwaffe or TENO Officers. Nice knot.
'OUT OF THE WOODWORK' TRANSITIONAL DLV/1st LUFT-EICKHORN. Until 3 weeks ago this dagger was residing in a house in Kentucky. Owner saw the adverts for the SoS show and bought it along to sell. I followed the dagger into the hall and eventually managed to persuade the owner to sell it to me. He visited several dealers tables and received bids, but I beat the highest offer and it was mine!! A wonderful, untouched, uncleaned example of the transitional Luftwaffe 1st Pattern dagger. Known as the transitional type as it has become understood that this type of dagger was made AFTER the long 55cm DLV type. All the companies used up their stocks of scabbards and scabbard fittings, and put them on the 'new' 1st pattern dagger. So the scabbard fittings have staples holding the fittings onto the soft blue leather scabbard body. Later, the scabbard bodies were solid tubular metal (aluminium or steel) and the fittings were held on by headless grub screws etc. Scabbard body is softish leather over probably cardboard as a base. Leather is fine, scuffed a bit, but would certainly benefit from blue melatonian polish or similar. Body is bulging a little from the internal springs holding the blade tight. All fittings are solid nickel and uncleaned. Nice long nickel chain is attached to the scabbard rings by one 's' clip and one ordinary fitting. Dagger itself has all nickel crossguard and pommel. Pommel is black with uncleaned patina. Crossguard you can see the gilt on the brass swastikas. Grip is lovely, with nice leather and twisted wire wrap. Blade is beautiful and virtually mint. Deeply etched Eickhorn trademark has all background colour. A really good looking dagger and represents a historical part of dagger production.
1933 SS MAN'S DAGGER BY HERDER WITH ORIGINAL VERTICAL HANGER. A good used example of the ever popular SS man's dagger from 1933 onwards. Just obtained and has come 'out of the woodwork'. Dagger has all solid nickel fittings and has not been cleaned in many, many years. All have gone yellow with patina etc. Black ebony grip has no damage or chips. There are some surface lines but nothing is deep. The SS enamel button is slightly chipped. Nickel grip eagle is set slightly lower down the grip as all HERDER daggers are. Grip is also slightly thinner and more graceful than other makers, again a HERDER trait. Reverse of the lower crossguard is marked with a Romen numeral II. Scabbard has the original black anodising, which has gone dull with age. No lacquer remains. Bottom ball is slightly dented. There is an original to the piece SS vertical hanger attached to the scabbard and top ring. A small part of the leather is missing from the side o the hanger, but the cross strap and both loops are intact. The age and condition of the vertical hanger matches the condition of the rest of the dagger.Blade is a nice example, shows some age spots and spidering here and there, but there is also a lot of crossgraining evident. Motto background is perhaps 50% there. Reverse has the Richard Herder oval trademark etched into the blade surface. Very clean and clear. A very good, complete example of a popular dagger. SS pieces never stay long. Good value for money.
23cm BULLION KNOT FOR LUFTWAFFE/TENO DAGGERS. A nice 23cm bullion knot as used on the 2ND Luftwaffe dagger, as well as TENO Officers and a few other daggers. Nice silver bullion cord with no damage etc. Ready to tie on and complete your dagger.
42cm BULLION PORTAPEE-USED. This is a standard length, 42cm silver bullion knot, that is suitable for a number of daggers. Army, SS chained, Red Cross Officer, etc etc. HAs been used and on a dagger, so would suit a decent but not mint dagger. No fraying or wear spots. Harder to find real ones.
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.
ALL ALUMINIUM 1st LUFTWAFFE DAGGER-ORIGINAL BARGAIN PIECE! This was part of a large collection I purchased this year and was packed away until this week. A very decent example of the 1st Luftwaffe officers dagger, with aluminium fittings and chain. Leather to the grip and scabbard is fine, all there. Aluminium fittings area also good. The gilt on the swastikas for the pommel and crossguard has long gone, seems to have been polished off, but they look good anyway! Scabbard has a small dent just below the middle fitting, but otherwiaw fine. The blade is bright and clean, there is a little 'clouding' to the surface, but no pitting or rust. There is no maker on the blade. I have priced this very keenly, and a good chance to get a Christmas bargain.
ALUMINIUM 1st Pattn. LUFTWAFFE DAGGER-SMF. A very good example of the all aluminium Luftwaffe 1st.Pattn dress dagger. All fiitings, crossguard, pommel and both scabbard fittings are brushed aluminium and very bright and clean. Triple grip wire in intact, with just a few scrapes to the grip leather surfaces. Blade is a nickel plated variety and therefore no crossgraining! Nice etch SMF trademark with a small Waffanampt stamp below it. Scabbard leather has a nice blue colour, does have some carrying scrapes, and one small piece of leather missing just above the lower scabbard fitting. Aluminium carrying chains are maker marked and in good condition. Nice looking dagger.
ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER BY ALCOSO WITH ORANGE GRIP. Alcoso army daggers are not common, theu usually have a plain white grip too, so having a solid celluliod one in orange is again quite unusual. Very good condition overall. Nickel plating is present over 100% of the crossguard, pommel and scabbard. There is some slight age bubbling to the crossguard, but not serious. A typical, textbook Alcoso dagger with the tapered pommel nexk and unique earlier crossguard eagle.Blade is stone mint. Has 100% crossgrain and the Alcoso trademark is sideways on the blade.
ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER. RARE MAKER RUDOLF BUCHLE Another rarer maker from the recent purchases. I can't ever remember having this maker at all. RUDOLF BUCHLE. a VERY GOOD LOOKING DAGGER WITH NICE SOLID LOOKING FITTINGS. nICKEL PLATING IS VERY GOOD THROUGHOUT THE DAGGER. hAS CREAM CELLULOID GRIP AND ORIGINAL BULLION KNOT TIED IN THE CORRECT way. No damage to the grip. Scbbard has no damage and is nicely patina'd. Blade is in near mint condition with just a few smudges. Trade mark is etched nice and clear. Rare maker.
BEAUTIFUL COMPLETE NAVY DAGGER RIG, BY HORSTER WITH HANGERS, KNOT AND HAMMERED SCABBARD. I was very pleased to buy this directly from a family last week, along with some Norwegian souvenirs. Their father was an intelligence officer and ended up in Norway at the end of the war. This is a lovely, complete navy dagger by HORSTER and has a hammered scabbard, knot and mint matched hangers. Nice brass finish with evidence of gilt remaining. Perfect grip. Original knot in a strange tie, but has been like it for ever. Very nice blade with perfect finish and etch. Scabbard is the extra cost hammered variety. Attached to the dagger are the original hanging straps which are in mint condition. They are the gilded aluminium type. And are perfectly matched. A COMPLETE navy dagger, with history and in great conditin.
BEST BULLION KNOT FOR NAVY DAGGER I HAVE HAD! Well nearly! I look out for these as I know they are popular. This is a BEAUTIFUL example. Is wonderfully toned down, so has a high silver content. Nice thick construction with no damage of freying anywhere, an absolutely text-book knot. It needs to go on a really HIGH quality navy dagger. Perhaps one with an orange grip? Equally this is such a good knot it would not look amiss on an HONOR navy dagger or similar. Do not miss this, if you have not got a dagger at the moment, buy it anyway, as when you find the right dagger, THIS will be the knot you want. A bit expensive, but 100% worth it. BEAUTIFUL KNOT.
BROWN LEATHER (LUFTWAFFE) BAYONET FROG WITH PORTAPEE CORRECTLY TIED. A really nice, high quality brown leather bayonet frog, for a smaller type bayonet. brown usually signified it was for Luftwaffe personel. Nice supple leather with 5 rivet construction. Good portapee tied around it with cream strap and red/orange/yellow ball. Great looking accessory.
BULLION PORTAPEE FOR ARMY,SS, DAGGERS ETC 42cm A really nice example of the bullion knot/portapee used on army daggers, red cross officers, SS chained etc. beautifully aged, looks fantastic. HAs been on a dagger at some point but would look perfect on any dagger with a bit of patina or age to it. 42cm long, no fraying or damage at all.
COMPLETE ARMY DAGGER RIG- E.F HORSTER A very nice, complete army dagger rig.Straps and original knot. Made by HORSTER, a more unusual maker to find . Very nice nickle plated fittings thoughout, no lifitng to the scabbard. Super orange/yellow grip. Original bullion knot tied in correct manner. Some fraying to the swing point, but it's been there for 70 years!! Blade has needle sharp point. Some slight surface clouding, but will clean up to near mint.good set of original straps with metal swing tops. A very nice dagger.
COMPLETE LATE PERIOD NAVY DAGGER BY ALCOSO This is a representative example of the type of dagger produced late into the war, when materials were in short supply. All these late daggers, especially the navy types were produced in a grey alloy type metal and then fire guilded. They looked like the earlier all brass fittings when all the gilding was intact. Late daggers also had plain, un-etched blades and this is the case with this dagger too. Produced by the ALCOSO company, the blade riccasso has the post 1942 Alcoso trademark, which runs sideways along the blade, with a tiny set of scales. The dagger has the original silver knot tied in place, and this has been set in place for ever. There is perhaps 75% of the original fire gilding remaining throughout the dagger surfaces. Pommel and crossguard are made of the grey alloy and gilded. The scabbard is steel (not brass) and fire gilded too. Plain blade is near perfect, no damage, no blemishes, no pitting and has a needle sharp point. If you collect navy dagger types, this is one you should add. Reasonably priced for a navy dagger.
COMPLETE-FULL ROHM SA DAGGER-WATER STAINED BLADE-EICKHORN. Here is a chance to own on of the rarest of SA daggers. A '33 early pattern dagger with untouched FULL ROHM inscription on the reverse of the blade. These dagger were issued by Ernst Rohm to some of his dedicated supporters in the early 1930's. There is a lot of controversy about exactly how many of the daggers were made and issued. Many thousands it seems. After Rohm fell out of favour and was murdered by Hitler, all traces of Rohm were gradually eradicated from the Third Reich. Photos, books etc etc. These SA daggers could still be carried, but you had to remove the Ernst Rohm name from the blade. This was either done completely, or just the signature. Penalties were severe, so the fact that some of the FULL ROHM daggers survived, means they were hidden away and kept out of sight. Original FULL ROHM daggers are very hard to find, in any condition, mint ones fetch many thousands of pounds/dollars now and are in HIGH demand. Here is a chance to own one of these rare daggers at a fraction of the cost. The dagger itself is a classic early example made by the EICKHORN company. Grip is a nice light brown colour and in excellent condition. There is a small crack under the top crossguard, but no material missing. Nickel eagle and SA button are fine. All the fittings are of course early and in solid nickel. The reverse lower crossguard in Gau marked Ns and the underneath has an assembly benchmark number '8'. It seems only Eickhorn marked lower crossguards like this. Scabbard is straight with no damage. It retains a full coating of the brown 'anodising', but no trace of the lacquer. The bottom scabbard fitting ball is slightly squashed. Now to the blade........... as the title explains, this is a 100% REAL FULL ROHM blade, but unfortunately, at some time, water has collected inside the scabbard and attacked the blade surface. As you can see from the pictures, it's not terrible, but is quite extensive. The ROHM signature is very clear, as is the Alles Fur Deutchland motto, but all around them, the blade has been marked by the water and pitted in some places etc. The small Eickhorn trademark, used for Rohm etched blades , is very clear. So, there you have it. A very rare dagger, with some faults, but priced accordingly. If you are happy to live with the blade, you will have a great dagger for a fraction of the cost, and a story to tell!!!! Bargain buy...!
EARLY '33 SS DAGGER, ALL NICKEL, BY HAMMESFAR-UNCLEANED-YELLOW!! One of the other purchases at the SoS show that I was pleased to find. Was with a gun dealer and was in his box of ammunition and magazines whilst he was unloading at the tables. Not sure where it has been, but has been left alone in a smoky environment. Uncleaned, all the nickel fittings have gone off to a dirty dully yellow colour. The tang nut seems to have been removed at some time, as there are a few scratches underneath in the grime. Not a mint example, but super collectable as it's a NICE SS dagger. The grip is solid ebony. SS button and nickel eagle are fine. There is some minor flaking to the ebony at the very top of the grip where it meets the crossguard. Done a long time ago. There is a very small hairline crack in the ebony to the top left side. I imagine due to exposure to moisture and the elements, the lower grip has shrunk slightly, so there is a small gap between the lower crossguard and the shoulder of the grip. Very common in al of these daggers.Lower crossguard is stamped with Roman numeral III. Scabbard is in good condition, all nickel fittings again,and they are the same colour as everything else. Black finish (old anodising) is present on the scabbard body. The lower scabbard fitting is fine and not dented. All screws are present. The blade is a typical Hammesfar type. More polished than crossgrain. That's how Hammesfar seemed to finish their blades, rather than polish them showing fine crossgraining. The motto is nice and deep and clear and the reverse of the blade has the etched trademark of the pyramid in the middle of the oval with Gottleib Hammesfar Solingen around the edge. The blade is very bright and clean with some finger smudges here and there, not serious. I have not touched the dagger or the blade. I am sure with some care the blade could be bought up to a near mint staus. This is a great example of a much collected SS dagger. I purchased it right, so I will pass on my good fortune to the next collector. A super priced, early SS dagger. FIRM AT THIS PRICE!
EARLY ALL NICKEL 1st LUFTWAFFE DAGGER- VERY REASONABLE!! This is a decent example of an early 1st Luft by Eickhorn. The blade needs a decent polish as it's a bit dull. The nickel fittings have great patina and you can see the gilt in the swastikas. Scabbard has nickel fiiitngs and nickel chain and clip. The leather is old, but has been recovered at some time, a very long time ago!! Colour is perfect as is the texture, but the joining seam runs down the middle of the reverse. Well done, but not how it was. Dagger looks lovely, and is priced accordingly.
EARLY DLV/LUFTWAFFE TRANSITIONAL 1ST PATTN, DAGGER. Studying the history of some daggers is quite fascinating. The way the design progressed, and the way the manufacturers dealt with it. The original long 55cm DLV dagen was an extremely elegant thing, but proved to be unweildy as it was too long. The design was basically kept the same and it turned into the 1st. Pattern dagger we all know. Slightly shorter, but still elegant. During the time one changed from one into the other, resourceful dagger makers incorporated parts from the previous one and used them in the next. This is the case with these transitional 1st Luftwaffe daggers. This one is made by WEYERSBERG, one of the quality makers (and obviously they also made the earlier DLV). All heavy nickel fittings to the crossguard, pommel etc. The brass inset swastikas are beautiful and under the patina, probably still have some gilt. The crossguard is stamped with a tiny '92', which is also on the top edge of the scabbard throat too. Issue and accountability number probably. Neat though! Blade is a nickel plated variety. It is in near mint condition with the etched Weyersberg logo and a stamped Waffenampt stick eagle. Scabbard is where they have used up DLV dagger parts. Blue Moroccan leather is over a soft wood or paper base, therefore is 'squashy', not over steel like the later ones. The scabbard fittings are all attached to the scabbard body with nickel oval staples. There is a solid nickel hanger chain and belt clip. All the leather to the scabbard body and the grip is in excellent condition. Dagger has probably never been cleaned, and has great age patina. However, it also has quite a lot of the original lacquer and silver wash that was over the fittings originally, This can be seen in the protected areas of the scabbard and crossguard etc. A VERY nice example of a transitional Luftwaffe dagger.
EARLY ORIGINAL1933 SS DAGGER VERTICAL HANGER. A really good example of the SS vertical hanger used on early SS '33 daggers prior to the RZM period. Leather in excellnt condition, shows a fair amount of wear and use, but all very sound. Cross strap has a nice nickle finished roller buckle and the straps has some ink markings. Snap clip is a larger 'sword' type often found on the early variants. Clip is RZM stamped and marked. Hanger has been on a dagger for some time, although I purchased this as a single item and did not take it off the dagger. A good vertical hanger to complete your '33 SS.
EARLY RAD MAN'S HEWER BY HAMMESFAR. These RAD hewers are big and heavy. Were designed to be used, but seldom were. Were originally worn by all ranks of the RAD, both officers and men, unit a much more delicate officers pattern dagger was introduced. Early RAD hewers are very well made, of quality materials. Solid nickel fittings and HEAVY. This is one of those. Not a mint dagger, as it has certanly been used and carried a LOT. Good solid nickel crossguard fitting and nice stag grip plates. The steel scabbard has nickel top and bottom fittings, but there seems to the the remains of a brighter 'chrome' plating, whch was used on these pieces. A good solid bowie type blade. Motto is a little worn but still very clear. Blade surface is very clean with no pitting and no damage. does show slight sharpening marks to the edge, but not serious. As I said, this piece was used! Scabbard paint is basically gone, but the blued under finish is there and the dagger looks very presentable. Blade has the small HAMMESFAR trademark and the RAJD stamp in a triangle. A good looking piece!
EARLY SA DAGGER BY RARER MAKER 'ASSO'. Part of a small collection of SA daggers purchased recently, this is a nice rare maker 'ASSO'(Artur Schuttelhofer & Co., Solingen-Wald) with the crossed 'hobby horses' trademark. Dagger is in nice overall condition, with uncleaned nickel fittings. reverse lower crossguard is marked with Gau 'S'. Nice brown hardwood grip, with no damage. Scabbard has a nice finish of the brown anodising colour, but no lacquer. The lower scabbard ball has received a hit at some time and is dented. Blade has perhaps 50% of original crossgraining and finish. The Alles motto is deep and clear, and has a gold type burnishing remaining in the surfaces. Asso trade mark is deeply etched. Lower part of the blade has a few 'water mark' spots. Moisture has got inside the scabbard at some time, but very minor. Just prevents the blade from being near mint. A nice looking dagger.
EARLY SA WITH RARE MAKER AND ENGRAVED UNIT MARKINGS. This is a very rare maker early SA. Has the fox's head trademark of GUSTAV VOSS Solingen. Out of the 1 to 10 rating, (1 being most common) this comes in at 10, with an estimated 1000 units ever being produced. In addition there are TWO sets of markings. STAMPED along the reverse crossguard 14/32344. Beautifully ENGRAVED on the upper scabbrd fitting Br.16/12530. Lower crossguard is also Gau stamped Nm which was for Nordmark, in north Germany in the Kiel area. dagger is in uncleaned condition, all nickel fittings have toned to a dull yellow. Scabbard has 100% of the brown anodising and a good percentage of the lacquer. Bottom ball has been dropped at some time and is slightly split. The blade is in nice overall condition, very clean and bright, with a few grey finger/age smudges here and there. UNFORTUNATELY, someone in the past has perhaps used the dagger to 'sword fight' or hit a sharper edge. Along the bottom side of the blade are 4 small nicks to the blade edge. They are perhaps 1mm deep. A real shame, and they actully do not look bad at all. Without these the dagger would have rated at near mint and been £600+ with the rare maker and the engravings. I have priced it accordingly. It is still a cracking dagger, with character and rarety. This is ionly the SECOND SA by Voss I have owned in 35 years of collecting!
EARLY SEMI-ERASED/ERASED ROHM SA DAGGER BY EP&S. A good example, but not mint, of an erased Rohm SA, from around 1933/34. The blade has been 'home erased', that is not returned to the factory, so there are lots of parts of the Rohm signature and dedication visible at the top and bottom edges. It's been well, but quite crudely done, which adds the the character of this piece. In addition there was an identification, or initials or something on the reverse grip at the top. It has also bee removed by grinding some of the wood away. Dagger is very nice overall, with a good obverse blade. Shows some polishing to the edges, perhaps part of the removal process, but still has a lot of crossgraining. Scabbard is extremely nice, still having most of the lacquer over the brown anodising. Maker on the blade is EP&S. Good value for an erased visible Rohm blade.
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 TRANSITIONAL 1st LUFTWAFFE DAGGER WITH RARE MAKER. These transitional Luftwaffe daggers are very elegant things and this one is lovely. Made between the period of the early long DLV dagger and the standard 1st Pattn Luftwaffe dagger. They are all slightly different and show distinct producion traits. This one is made by the Gebruder Heller company, with their distinctive 'Balloon Man' trademark. All the fittiings are solid, early nickel and there are great brass/gilded swastikas inset into the pommel and the crossguard. It has nice age patina. Grip leather is fine with a triple twisted wire. Scabbard is basically just leather with the three scabbard fittings attached by nickel staples through the leather, exactly how the early DLV scabbards were made. I think there is a cardboard or stiff paper liner to the scabbard leather, but nothing solid. The retaining springs on the inside of the scabbard have pushed the leather slightly out of shape. Super set of all nickel chains and snap clip. Blade again is lovely. It is heavily nickel plated with the trademark deeply etched into the surface. Very nice example.
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.
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 DOUBLE ETCHED PERSONALISED 2nd LUFTWAFFE DAGGER-BY SMF. I have only had a couple of these beautiful daggers, perhaps this is the second one? So nice to see an original, personalised etch, by a well known maker. Tom Wittmann shows some similar examples of the same 'type' of etch in his Luftwaffe book. The overall etch is the same, but obviously the named panel is different. Blade and dagger are by SMF. HAs a deep orange grip with original 23cm knot. There is a lot of gilt on the pommel swastikas. Scabbard is lovely with nearly 100% of original grey finish. Blade is lovely. HAs been cleaned a bit over the years, and has lost most of the blued background to the etched panels, but you can still see it in the edges and corners. One side has a deep etched foliate pattern, with a panel in the centre. In the middle of the panel is the recipients name ' Fritz Schutte' in beautiful block script which slopes slightly backwards, just screams original! One the reverse is another foliate pattern with another panel, this time containing a droop-tailed Luftwaffe eagle. Towards the crossguard the SMF logo is placed just after the etched panel finishes. I was totally blown away when I found this piece, as it is so nice. I hope you will add it to your collection. This is still a fraction of the price of a similar dagger in the USA!
GREAT QUALITY EARLY ARMY DAGGER WITH STRAPS AND KNOT. A complete army dagger rig alwys looks nice, especially if it has a coloured grip. This dagger has an earlier style orange celluloid grip with quite wide apart grip twists. Very good quality fittings that have toned to a gold colour with patina. Original bullion knot is tied in place. No damge to the dagger, no dents to the scabbard. Nice set of original hanging straps which have a little wear above one buckle, but have nice green velvet backs etc. Blade is virtually stone mint with all crossgraining etc. This blade has NO maker mark, quite common for army daggers, no idea why. An excellent example for your collection.
GREAT RED CROSS MAN'S SAWBACK DAGGER + FROG. Always a popular piece with collectors, especially complete with the rare leather frog. In excellent condition, in fact the blade is in clear grease and is mint underneath. Good nickle type plating to the crossguard and pommel. Perfect black grips. Nice black leather frog is unique to this dagger. No other type of frog fits it.frog is slightly slanted to one side, and this is how the dagger 'sat' when worn, so the frog has taken that shape. Good black scabbard paint. A nice dagger, well worthy of any collection.
GUARD CAT LOOKS AFTER STOCK!! Turn away for one minute and someone sleeps on your stock!! Sadly the old chap is no longer with us...awful and we are very sad. Long live Mojo, best cat in the world!
HITLER YOUTH BOYS KNIFE BY TIGER. A decent, used HJ hike knife, with double marked blade. Reverse has the lovely TIGER trademark stamped along the blade , but is also RZM marked M7/68 on the blade riccasso. This dagger was produced just after the 1938 cut off date, so does not have the etched motto on the obverse of the blade. Grip and HJ diamond are fine with no damage. Original black leather belt loop and snap clip. Scabbard has been re-painted at some time but looks good. These dagger were used and abused by the original owners, so it's really difficult to find something in untouched condition. This is a nice dagger, has been used, but it is still a good example. Priced accordingly.
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 SWORD OR BAYONET KNOT-BADEN? THIS IS A VERY NICE SWORD KNOT FOR AN iMPERIAL SWORD, FROM THE BADEN OR WURTTEMBERG AREAS. Consists of a black cloth strap with twin silver lines and a red one in the middle. Looks a lot like the Third Reich police knot, but actually is much rarer. If you have a nice designate Imperial sword, then this is a good addition. RARE knot.
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 NAVY DAGGER/SWORD KNOT. This is a very rare knot indeed. The bullion long knot with red and black flecks used on the Imperial navy dagger and possibly the navy sword. considering the age of this item, over 100 years old now, it is remarkable condition. The main bullion cord is now toned a lovely golden colour and the alternating black and red flecks are all along the length. The large bullion ball is also in near perfect condition with minimal wear. If you have any of the Imperial daggers, especially one of the longer ones, this will be a perfect companion. Original knots like this are just not available and very seldom come onto the market.
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.
LAND CUSTOMS DAGGER AND STRAPS-BY EICKHORN-UNTOUCHED. One of the more harder daggers to find, especially with matching hangers! Never been in a collection before, this came from a contact and was in a house in the Midlands. It's not a mint dagger, but has been properly used by the original owner as you can see from the wear on the straps. The pommel and crossguard are in brushed aluminium, whilst the scabbard fittings are nickel plated over steel base. A very common combination for Eickhorn pieces. Nice dark green leather grip with single twisted wire. Green leather scabbard is in good condition. Has shrunk a little with age and you can see a little of the scabbard shell at the seam on the edges. The dagger has been in a damp arae at some time and there are a couple of patches of old surface rust on the lower scabbard fitting on the reverse. The rest of the fittings retain their bright nickel plating with just a few age spots showing through here and there. Blade is the standard 'army' type and in very good condition. Most of crossgraining present and a needle sharp point. With this dagger are the ORIGINAL set of customs hangers that carried this dagger. Silver bullion fronts with twin green lines. The buckles and slides are aluminium and have the laurer leaves on them. Reverse has green velvet backing, which shows carrying wear and is a little freyed along one edge. This dagger and hangers were definately worn a lot by this customs officer! Overall a really nice rig, which is very collectable, and rare to find. An excellent price for a rare dagger too!
LARGE SIZE POLICE OFFICERS SWORD KNOT. This is the more desirable police knot specifically designed for the police officers sword. Black leather strap with triple lines ,red and silver. Large ball with red/silver insert. This is an original knot, but has not been issued. Purchased on recent trip to the MAX show. It's in near mint condition so eeds to go on a near mint sword.
LATE WAR VARIATION HJ BOYS KNIFE-CELLULOID ACCESORIES. There were many subtle variations of HJ knives. The early war period ones were most interesting, however as the war developed, natural resources became scarce and different materials were used. I have seen Hj daggers with the belt loop and cross strap made of pressed paper and hardended fabric. Sadly these are VERY rare as time has destroyed the material if it was not kept in a very dry environment. One of the materials that did survive, was celluloid. They used it as an early form of plastic and molded many things from it. Dagger grips (luft and army) being prime examples. However, they also used it on HJ daggers to make the belt loop and top dagger pommel loop. Made in black celluloid it served the job well. Unfortunately, it becomes very brittle with age and nearly all of the hJ daggers I have owned made like this, something has cracked or broken as the celluloid goes very hard. This HJ knife is in extremely nice condition and has a PERFECT celluloid belt loop and cross strap. It is quite hard, but works as it should and the cross loop popper fixing snaps shut etc. Dagger is in great condition and has nearly all of the nickel plating over the grey metal hilt and crossguard. Nice original black paint. Blade has NO maker markings or RZM markings at all. Blade is in overall very nice, bright condition, no been sharpened. There is some slight surface roughness to one side, at the bottom. I think soem moisture was trapped inside the scabbard and affected the blade a little. Nice HJ knife and if you collect types and variations, this is one for you. Very unusual to get a complete, undamaged one of these.
LUFTWAFFE BLUE TEAR-DROP SWORD HANGER. This was the second hanger I obtained at the MAX show trip earlier this month. Again this is a really difficult accessory to find and is specifically designed to fit on the Luftwaffe sword to attach it to the wearers belt. Consists of 2 pieces, the belt loop and the part that clips the reverse of the sword. In blue leather with brown leather reverse. It is maker marked, dated 1938 and LBA stamped. In very good condition, will complete your Luftwaffe sword!
LUFTWAFFE DAGGER HANGERS. NICE DE-LUXE SET. In excellent condition, with nice bullion fronts and blue/grey velvet backing. All metal parts have remains of gilded finish. De-luxe top clip marked on reverse DRGM and RZM UE 10. Have been worn, but remian in near perfect conditon. Much harder to find than army straps. I am always being asked for Luftwaffe hanging straps, but rarely have them!!! Complete your dagger.
LUFTWAFFE FIGHTING KNIFE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. This is a "Kampfmesser der Wehrmacht Luftwaffe"or Luftwaffe fighting knife. I am always on the look out for these knives as they tend to be very popular with collectors. To find one in good condition now is becoming harder and harder. I picked this up at a recent militaria fair and was srprised at it's condition. Very nice wood grips with no damage or splits. Scabbard retains nearly 100% of the original black paint, with just enough scratches and scrapes to let you know it's 70 years old. Reverse scabbard has the strong springs neede to slide it onto your boot or belt. Blade is in very good condition indeed. A few minor surface stains, but has all the polishing crossgrain present and has the issue inspection stamp of the little stick bird with a '6' in the middle. These seem only to be marked with a '5' or a '6'.
LUFTWAFFE FIGHTING KNIFE-IN SUPER CONDITION. A purchase from the SoS, this is a lovely Luftwaffe fighting knife. Exterior is near mint, with 100% of original paint, and hardly any signs of wear at all. Wood grips are fine and a nice colour. VERY tiny crack at top of one grip, can hardly see it, less than 1 mm long!! Blade is very nice indeed, has been cleaned over the years, but is very bright indeed, not sharpened. Has the Waffnampt 'stick bird' deeply stamped into the riccasso showing the number '6' in the middle.
LUFTWAFFE PARADE SWORD BY SMF-ALUMINIUM. This is an extremely nice Luftwaffe Officers parade sword by SMF. This is a slightly later type sword and is made of brushed aluminium with blue leather covering. Aluminium swords were the 'new metal' and in the 1940's were a revalation in metal. Because thay don't really age, the aluminium fittings nearly look as good now as they did then. This has 85% of the original factory gilt still on the large pommel and crossguards. The leather covering to the grip and scabbard are in the original mid-blue colour. It has not been handled or polished, so has not lost the colour. The sword still has the original crescent leather hanger attached to the twin scabbard rings. This is a rare hanger and is often missing. The blade is MINT. It is 28" in length. The SMF trade mark and the little 'waffanampt' inspection stamp are deeply impressed into the blade. The scabbard leather is lovely. There are just a few very small blemishes to the edge near the bottom. Not surprising after 70+ years. The overall length of the sword is 36 1/2 " long. A good looking sword.
LUFTWAFFE SWORD LEATHER SUSPENSION HANGER AND CLIP-DATED. A really difficult accessory to find is this teardrop hanger to go on the Luftwaffe Officers sword. It is specifically designed to clip on the cresent shaped hanger that is attached to the 2 sword scabbard rings, and then goes onto the dress belt. The hager is in blue leather with a brown leather backing. The reverse is maker marked, stamped across the top and also dated 1937 and 1938, so was possibly re-issued. A great and unusual hanger.
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.
MINT CONDITION IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVY DRESS BELT-FANTASTIC! Considering this belt is virtually 100years old now, it's the BEST moire dress belt I have owned from this period. Made from the blue ribbed moire material identical to the dagger hangers, and beautifully lined with plush blue velvet. Belt is in MINT condition with no damage or signs of wear. Gilt brass Imperial naval buckle and keeper are perfect. There are also the two adjustable lion mask sliders, that the dagger hangers clip onto. This was the most common belt worn with most uniforms, only on full dress occasions was the brocade belt worn. The belt has an internal stiffening spring to keep it's shape and it's very narrow, one of the smallest I have come across. If you collect or own any Imperial navy daggers or swords, this is a must for you. Just the best belt available.
MINT-UNISSUED-ORIGINAL 42cm BULLION KNOT. I have been trawling my contacts in Germany, and have managed to acquire the odd bullion knot. New/old stock! This is a 100% original silver bullion dagger knot as used for army, red cross, SS 1936 daggers etc. It is still in the cotton tie, and never been issued or used. This knot has quite thick bullion cord, and would tie really well to a mint dagger of some sort.
MOST UNUSUAL 23cm THIRD REICH KNOT (LUFT?) I am sure this is just a manufactuers variation, but this 23cm knot would lokk fantastic on a mint Luftwaffe or TENO Officers dagger. It's multi-coloured! The stem and the top of the ball are gold/gilt colourse, whilst the rest of the knot is the normal silver bullion colour. The knot is in fact made of the war-time rayon the Germans used towards the end of the war. A new material, they made several knots from it, including the navy dagger knot. Looks fabulous, and as I said would suit a mint dagger of one with Generals straps or gilt fittings. Really nice.
NEAR MINT NAVY DAGGER BY EICKHORN WITH KNOT. Eickhorn were by far the most prolific dagger manufacturer. I estimate that 80% of the navy daggers I buy or sell are by them. This is a very nice example with the post 1938 trademark stamped into the blade. It has a LOT of the original fire gilt lefy on the brass surfaces, perhaps over 85% and it looks great! The grip is perfect, the original knot is tied in place and has been there for ever. It is slighty worn in the swinging area. Scabbard is very nice with nearly all the fire gilt. Blade is wonderful. Needle sharp and has a mint surface with bright metal and deeply etched grey area. This is a classic and near perfect example of an Eickhorn dagger, complete with the knot.
NEAR MINT RED CROSS OFFICERS DRESS DAGGER+KNOT. One of the recent purchases from my trip to the MAX show. This is a beautiful Red Cross Officers dress dagger with lovely tangerine orange grip and original portapee, tied in the 'red cross way' around the grip. Apart from some minor smudges to the blade, this is a mint dagger, with 100% nickel plated fittings, a MINT scabbard with no lifting or damage at all. As always the blade is completely devoid of any maker. Always strange why this was the case. Perhaps we will find out why someday when the records of production surface. There is an original portapee in good condition. Overall a very, very nice dagger. Would be difficult to upgrade.
NEAR MINT SET OF KREIGSMARINE ADMINISTRATION DAGGER HANGERS. I was really pleased to find this 100% matched set of 'silver' Third Reich navy dagger hangers, with belt loop. These are now very hard to find, and whilst the majority of dagger hangers were the 'gilt' type, the navy administration insignia is all silver, and that includes their dagger hangers! These are in near mint condition, and look to have hardly been worn at all. The snap clips and chain are heavily silver plated and have toned a little dark with patina/age. The silver buckles are perfect and a matchd pair. The moire fabric cloth hangers are in mint condition and the reverse black velvet backings show no wear at all. A wonderful set of hangers here.
NEAR MINT THIRD REICH NAVY UN-DRESS MOIRE BELT. This is a fabulous condition undress belt as worn most of the time by Third Reich navy officers. The dress belt was wider and all silver bullion. This was only worn on parades. THIS belt was worn on a daily basis along with the dagger and hanging straps. It is made of the same blue moire ribbed material that the dagger hangers are. It's wider that they are. Is in mint condition, with no moth or tears. Reverse is in lovely blue velvet. Buckle and retainer are in gilder aluminium, same as the Third Reich hanger buckles. It has two lion's head sliders, these conceal eyes, where the dagger hangers clip onto. A rare balt and would lokk fantastic with a dagger and the matching hanging straps. It's how they were worn.
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 COMPLETE RIG-EICKHORN 2nd.LUFTWAFFE DAGGER WITH STRAPS AND KNOT. A further purchase from the SoS. This is a very decent example of a Luftwaffe 2nd. pattn dagger. It has the seldom encountered small STAMPED Eickhorn trademark on the blade. You do not see this tradeamrk very often at all, and it's one 'type' collectors really try and find. It's the same type of squrrel as the 1938-41 etched trademark, but half the size and stamped into the metal surface. Blade is in Exc++ condition, should be full mint as it has all of the crossgraining, but there are just few old finger smudges, very minor. Nice grey coloured scabbard with brighter aluminium scabbard bands. No damamge to the scabbard body. Grip is a lovely deep yellow, nearly orange colour, with springy wire aluminium grip wire. Pommel is the Eickhorn 'heart shaped' type. Swasikas have 50% gilt on one side and 90% gilt on the other!. There is an original 23cm portapee wrapped around the grip. To complete the dagger are a VERY nice set of de-lux fitting Luftwaffe hangers. All fittings still have that slight gold was finish and the hanging fabric is perfect. The reverse grey velvet backing is near mint with no wear. NICE complete rig.
NICE MATCHED SET OF EARLY BRASS NAVY HANGERS-COMPLETE. I enjoy finding good sets of navy hangers, as they are really hard to track down, especially the early all brass types. Here are a good pair of EARLY all brass hangers, completely matching and been together always. Nice heavy brass buckles and fittings, with good quality black moire straps with black velvet backings. Have been used and worn with a dagger and I estimate these caouls easily dates back to the early 1930's or late 1920's, but were certainly worn into the Third Reich period too. Some wear and use (of course!) but a great set to go with an early dagger.
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 SET OF LUFTWAFFE DAGGER HANGING STRAPS. This is a good, solid and very presentable set of fabric hanging straps for the Luftwaffe dress dagger. Top clip is plain, but marked on reverse DRGM. Nice grey velvet backing, good fabric fronts. Buckle and lower snap glips have a 'gold' sheen to them? No damage, freying or wear.
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 SET OF 'GENERAL OFFICERS' ARMY DAGGER HANGERS. I have been meaning to list these for a while, but not managed to until now. Generals in the Wehrmacht had gilt fittings to most of theur uniform 'hardware', that included their daggers hangers! Although this set have seen quite a lot of use, there is quite a lot of gilt left on the clips etc to really be a Generals set. The buckles and top clip are actually brass, that's been gilded. The snap clips and slides are gilded grey alloy, and the gilt is quite visible in the protected parts etc. Decent bullion fronts, green velvet backing has seen quite a lot of use, but is all there. Good set of rare real hangers, not a fortune either!
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!
QUALITY DAGGER CASES 13". US MADE ZIP CASES. These are beautifully made 13" cloth, padded dagger cases, High quality materials and ideal for a variety of daggers and fighting knives. Keep your collection sfe and sound, Store them properly. Will fit, NSFK flyers knives, all fighting knives, HJ daggers, SA daggers (just!), plus anything else under 13" long. Ideal jewellery travelling cases too! Bargain, not to be repeated price.
RAD OFFICERS DAGGER WITH LEATHER STRAPS BY WKC. This is a really nice example of the RAD Officers dress dagger, complete with the original leather hanging straps. 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. Brown leather hanging straps show very little age and are perfectly supple and useable. Aluminium top clip and snap clips. A very nice, collectable and presentable RAD dagger.
RARE LONG SAWBACK FIRE PARADE BAYONET BY EICKHORN. I did not realise how rare this sawback fare bayonets have become and how popular they are, especially in the USA. This is a very nice example of a LONG fire department parade bayonet with 'sawback' blade. Near perfect nicle plated hilt and pommel. perfect chequered grips. Nice scabbard with original black paint finish. Blade is mint and features the razor sharp, saw back spine. There is a nice, deeply stamped post 1938 Eickhorn trademark. Very nice 'bayonet'.
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 POLICE OFFICERS 'SEITENGEWEHRE' CLAMSHELL BAYONET. WKC! According to the History of the German bayonet book, pages 153 and 154. This particular bayonet was only around with this grip insignia in 1934 and 1935. After this they were issued withthe oval, normally seen police insignia. Often referred to as the SA Feldjagerkorps bayonet. This insignia is actually from the Nazi period Prussian Polizei. This bayonet is pictured and offered in the WKC calalogue and it seemed WKC were the most common firm to offer this bayonet. It is not a LONG clamshell, in fact measured overall some 15 3/4". It is made this size and has not been modified or shortened. Bayonet has solid nickel fittings which have been bright nickel plated. Stag rips with the distinctive Prissian police star grip badge featuring the tiny swastika on the eagles breast. I have included some photos from the book which show the same bayonet and insignia. One of the rivets on the grip has broken off at the back, leaving a small hole, but it is still perfectly attached etc. Nickel clamshell, lovely, mint conditioned blade with WKC stamp under the clamshell. Nice scabbard with black leather body and nickel fittings.
RARE TENO HEWER-COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL FROG!! I am pleased to offer this TENO man's hewer, complete with the original leather hanging frog. I have not had a TENO hewer for a long time, mainly because thay are rare to find, but also the ones I have seen have been poor condition and very expensive. Like many daggers of the period, the plating over the zinc metal hilt is prone to corrosion and bubbling. This perticualr example has virtually none and all the hilt and crossguard plating is fantastic. The cream celluloid grips are perfect. The scabbard has all of the original black paint with no dents etc. This dagger had been stored in an attic for many years, and there is a small amount of corrosion just at the bottom of the scabbard edge on one side. I have not cleaned it off and it will not affect the dagger any further.One of the lower scabbard screws has been slightly affected by the moisture too.There is an original stiff balck leather frog attached to the reverse of the scabbard. These TENO frogs are quite intricate, with little leather flap protecting the clip etc etc. The steel snap clip is Assmann marked. The thin leather cross strap is complete, but the aluminium 'button' that it clips over is gone to time. The blade is the usual huge slab sided 'bowie' shape. Etched into the reverse is the TENO eagle symbol and the Eickhorn squirrel below. Eickhorn were the only maker of these daggers. The dagger is numbered both to the scabbard throat and to the reverse of the blade. The numbers are 8284. A really good example of a hard to find dagger.
RED CROSS MAN'S SAWBACK DAGGER-NEAR MINT. This is a really nice example of a Red Cross man's parade dagger. It's missing the frog, but the condition of the rest of the dagger is near mint. There is a small patch of surface rust to the scabbard on the reverse, but other than that scabbard paint is 99% present. Grey metal plated fittings still have all of the dull luster finish on them. The black grips are mint. The blade is stunning with ALL the original crossgraining polish showing across the blade both sides. Blade is marked Ges Getschtz, underneath on crossguard. These dagger (and the officers type) never had makers marks, no idea why not. An exception example of this dagger. Find a mint frog and this would nearly not be upgradeable.
REPRODUCTION RAD HEWER -DAGGER ONLY. Was purchased as part of a collection, and is just a bit of fun really. However, it displays well and leooks really good. However, this is an 80's reproduction of the RAD mans hewer made in brass. Could be used for spares perhaps or just kept as an example. HasALCOSO maker.
SA DAGGER BY EICKHORN RZM DOUBLE MARKED. This is a decent SA dagger by Eickhorn with the desirable double marking on the blade. The Eickhorn squirrel and then the RZM number underneath.M7/66 1938. Unfortunately some one has tried the sharpen or polish the blade in the past and used a very harsh polishing tool or similar, there are various grinding marks across the blade surface. Has not touched most of the blade or the makers marks. The rest of the dagger is lovely. Super, grip and perfect crossguards. Very nice scabbard. It is priced accordingly.
SCABBARD AND FROG FOR RED CROSS DAGGER (NO DAGGER!) Someone out there has a Red Cross hewer without a scabbard or frog. Here is the answer! Found in my rummaging about during the SoS show in February. This Red Cross scabbard has the original leather frog in excellent condition which is marked on the reverse with date '42' etc.. The scabbard itself has had all of the black paint removed and some sort of lacquer applied many years ago. The reverse of the scabbard has some surface rust, but that will clean off. If this was repainted properly, would be a fantastic scabbard and frog for your dagger.
SET OF DE-LUXE HANGING STRAPS FOR LUFTWAFFE DAGGER. decent Luftwaffe straps seem to have dissapeared. I am offered a lot of army straps but hardly any Luftwaffe ones. This is a nice set of hangers for the 2nd pattn dagger. In very good condition with minimal wear. Oakleaf belt clip. Nice fabric straps with velvet backings. 'Push-up' type snap clips which are in fact from the RLB dagger, these have been on the straps since made, so were mixed up in the factory! Unusual. Nice set.
SILVER BULLION 42cm DAGGER KNOT-THICK CORD. A nice example of the long bullion dress knot, used on a number of daggers. Army, Red Cross and chained SS to name but a few. This is an excellnt knot, near mint but with a little age here and there. Has been on a dagger and it's probably been an army one. Rare to find original knots this nice.
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!
STUNNING RAD LEADERS DAGGER WITH MINT DATED STRAPS AND ALCOSO TAG. RAD Leaders daggers are one of the most elegant of the Third Reich pieces in my opinion. However, to find one in decent condition is now extremely hard. NO cracked grips, NO bubbling/lifting silver plate etc etc. THIS ONE IS FANTASTIC! I had to look twice at this when I found it last week. It looks to be nearly out of the factory. The silver plate finish throughout the dagger is 100%, I cannot find any lifting or bubbling anywhere. In fact in many places, under the crossguard and along the edge of the scabbard, the original silver wash is present over the TOP of the silver plate. The cream celluloid grips are perfect, no chips of cracks or even scratches. The blade is amazing in every way. It has all the original factory polish and ALL the original background grey to the RAD motto!! This dagger is made by ALCOS and the ALCOS scales trademark is deeply etched into the mint blade. In addition, there is an ALCOS factory paper tag attached to the scabbard ring. To complete the dagger it came with an unisuued set of RAD brown leather hanging straps. Apart from some age scuffing to the high spot between one buckl, these straps are stiff and new!! Stamped into the back of the leather on one strap is the makers mark KARL BUSSE- MAINZ 1938. Everything ties in together, as the Alcoso trademark is also from that period. An absolutely lovely dagger, one I am so pleased to own and offer to the collecting world. To upgrade this you would have to have one in a factory packet-unopened.
SUPER CLEAN NAVY DAGGER WITH KNOT BY HORSTER with GOLD knot. Navy daggers still are one of my absolute favorites. This is a VERY nice example by an uncommon maker EF HORSTER. It retains it's original gold rayon navy knot as well as a great deal of he original fire gilding. Nice, perfect cream celluloid grip with thin twisted wire. Nice brass fittings with gilt. Scabbard is basically dent free and has 50% gilt to the surface. Blade is LOVELY, has needle sharp tip, perfect bright surface and perfect gret etching and background. Horster trademark is on the obverse surface. A really nice navy dagger. Hard to find like this now.
SUPER EXAMPLE OF NSKK CHAINED EARLY UPGRADE. NSKK cahined daggers, or 1938 pattern OFFICERS daggers are quite rare. They do not carry the 'elite status' of the SS chained, but are equally rare. This is a very good example of waht is known as a 'field upgrade', and is an early dagger. Like the SS, SA and NSKK members were all originally issued/wore, the standard, plain dagger initially. Both officers and men wore the same thing. In 1938 the chained version of the SS and NSKK daggers were issued. rather than purchase a complete new dagger, many members entitiled to wear this new dagger, just chose to buy the chains and upgrade their original dagger. On the SS dagger, they usually purchased a complete scabbard. On NSKK chined Officers daggers, they were just able to buy the chain and the central scabbard mount, as the top fitting was the same. This is one of those early varieties, and it's great one full of character. the dagger itself is a very nice early example by PUMA. Has very nice nickel fittings, nice hardwood grip. Lower crossguard is Gau stamped 'No'. In addition to this stamping, the reverse upper scabbard fitting is deeply stamped with an area letter and membership number 'R84/17207'. This is a very early SA stamping. the scabbard has original black gloss paint but shows quite a lot of chipping, as this dagger has been properly used. I like it like this as it has history and feel to it. The chain is nickle plated over steel, and again shows it's age with the reast of the scabbard.Two chain links are deeply stamped with the maker mark and the '.NSKK Musterschutz Korpsführung' No question here that these are together! Nickle fittings to top and bottom. Blade is a very nice example. Is near mint and has all the crossgraining. PUMA trademark on reverse. NICE looking dagger with great character. VERY reasonable.
SUPER SET OF 'DE-LUXE'- LUFTWAFFE DAGGER HANGING STRAPS. Purchased directly from Germany recently, this is a nice set of Luftwaffe dagger hangers with all the de-luxe fittings. The embossed lower 'push up' clips and the oakleave embellished upper snap clip fitting, maked on the reverse with the small RZM numbers etc. Fabric straps all retain their silver bullion lines and grey background, the reverse are a nice grey velvet. No freying or damage, but 100% original straps.
SUPER THICK BULLION KNOT FOR NAVY DAGGER! I cannot find enough of these and they are really difficult to source. Purchased in Germany, and has been on a dagger. It's a lovely 42cm bullion knot/portapee for the Third Reich naval dagger. It has nice thick bullion cord, and will tie really well. Bottom of the ball has the classic 'rouched' finish inside, which 99.9% of every knot found on a navy dagger has!!
SUPERB CONDITIONED ARMY DAGGER BY HOLLER. A really nice dagger indeed, with perfect white/cream celluloid grip. Nice unusual maker - HOLLER, with the distinctive thermometer trade mark. Blade is in near mint condition with all crossgraining etc. Nickel plated fittings are perfect with no lifting, scabbard is dent free and perfect nickel plating . A great 'type' army dagger.
SUPERB SEMI-ERASED ROHM EARLY SA. This is a really nice dagger in every way, has condition, orignality and is an integral part of the history of the Third Reich. This is an early SA dagger that was issued with a full Rohm dedication. It's probably by EP&S, but the maker has been removed along with the Rohm signature. These SA's were awarded by Ernst Rohm to his close followers, but after he was murdered by Hitler, all reference to him was removed or destroyed. This included the SA daggers with the dedication, that's why they are so rare today. You were supposed to remove the dedication and signature. Some did just that, some removed the signature, others purchased another dagger and hid the full dedication away! Dagger has a nice wood grip with no damage, super nickel fittings, an original short leather hanger. The scabbard brown 'anodising' is virtually complete. The blade on the motto side is virtually mint with crossgraining etc. The blade on the reverese has had the Rohm signature deeply removed by grinding all the way along. The maker has been removed too. The rest of the dedication is perfect and untouched. A really great dagger, ideal to add to your collection if you are missing a 'partially removed' type.
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THE VERY RARE 'WKC' HJ DAGGER WITH THIN, LONG BOWIE BLADE. Fresh from America........I have read about these daggers on the militaria blogs on the internet(but never owned one) Whist I was at the SoS, I stopped at noted collector D.D.Harris table. He LOVES HJ knives and has 100's. He proudly showed me a HJ dagger indentical to this one. He's not had many either, and they all seem to have the same characteristics. I stopped an older gentleman, who was walking the tables, with items to sell, and he pulled this example out of his pocket!!! Basically a very nice example of a HJ dagger, nickel plated hilt, chequered grips, nice enamel HJ diamond. The scabbard has original black paint. The leather used for the belt loop and cross strap is unusual as it has a very defined surface, a texture like pig skin, very 'bobbly. When the blade is pulled, you can see the difference!! A much slimmer blade, slightly longer and the tip ends in a bowie profile. 200% original and identical to the dagger I saw on DD Harris table!! As a nice touch, the leather blade buffer, between the hilt and the blade shoulder, is the same 'bobbly' pig skin as used on the belt loop etc. There is no maker mark on these daggers, but they are thought to have been made by the WKC company, and later in the war. The dagger itself is in Exc++ condition. The blade at some time has been exposed to moisture in the scabbard and has some surface pitting where the blade runners rest. This could certainly be improved with some work, but I have to tell you it's there. A chance to own a known and accepted, rare HJ variation.
THIRD REICH 'DOVE HEAD' OFFICERS SWORD. I think swords are still underrated and you get a lot for your money! This is an all brass, early 'dove head' sword by Ernst Pack and Sonne. Has the trademark under the langet on the reverse side. This is a very long sword, so would have been for a tall officer. All brass fittings, nice black celluloid grip with no damage. All wire is present. Good, clean blade with 95% of the nickel plated finish present. No nicks or chips to the edges.Scabbard paint is all original, but has sufffered from bubbling under the surface, could possibly use a professional re-paint. Scabbrd throat is missing, seems to have gone a long time ago, but scabbard liners are stil there so it slides in a fits well. Decent sword for silly 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 BLACK SWORD KNOT. SS? CUSTOMS? I have seen and owned these before, but I have never exactly discovered which swords they suit. This is a large 'grosser' style sword knot of Third reich manufacture. Consists of a large silver ball, with wide BLACK LEATHER strap with triple silver wires running the length. The bottom of the ball has a BLACK in-fill. In mint unissued condition. Would look fantastic on a SS dagen or SS NCO's sword. As well as the Customs or variant swords that exist. Great and rare knot.
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 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 NAVY DAGGER BY HOLLER-SAILING SHIP BLADE. Not encountered very often, HOLLER navy daggers are slightly different to other manufacturers. Holler always and only used a 'sailing ship etch' on their blades. They did not produce a plain blade or a standard etch with dolphins etc. Their pommel and scabbard fittings were slightly different and they used a brass/copper 'springy wire' wrap for the grip. This is a very nice example of a HOLLER dagger, has quite a lot of gilt left on the brass surfaces and there is a shory bullion knot wound around the grip. This is how it came, so I have left it on. Brass scabbard has a couple of very minor carrying indentations. Blade is virtuallt stone mint with all the polish and background grey burnish. Grip is cream celluloid and perfect. Nice dagger of the type.
THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER BY WKC. A very good example of the standard navy dagger carried by Third Reich naval officers. MAde by WKC. All brass construction, with some gilging left here and there. Good white celluloid grip with no damage or cracks and nice twisted brass wire. Typical WKC type pommel with elongated swastika arms in eagles grip. Nice virtually dent free scabbard. Very nice etched balde with all grey background and mirror bright etch surface. Nice WKC trademark stamped into the blade riccasso. Trademark has actually been stamped twice for some reason. Once lightly and then again deeply.Needle sharp tip. Very collectable navy dagger.
THIRD REICH OFFICERS SWORD KNOT. This is the standard green leather with silver bullion lines, as used on most Third Reich parade swords. This has been on a sword, and still retains it's folds ready to slip back on again. A sword really looks complete when it has the sword knot with it. In very good condition and not damaged.
THIRD REICH OFFICERS SWORD KNOT. A second example, equally as nice. Missing from most swords, so take this opportunity to complete a nice Lion's head or Dove head sword. Green leather with silver bullion lines.
THIRD REICH PARADE BAYONET PORTAPEE-COLOURED. i have yet to master the identification of these regimental bayonet portapees, despite having the books to check! This is in lovely condition, has been on a bayonet frog. Silver grey cloth strap with cream ball slide and stem and top of ball. Rest of portapee is silver grey. Very nice thing, will look perfect on a similar condition dress bayonet.
THIRD REICH PARADE BAYONET PORTAPEE. I should know what the colours on this portapee mean, the regiment, comapny etc etc., but I don't so I will let someone else look it up and identify it! A great, early portapee for a parade bayonet. Solid green cloth strap, solid green ball, cream coloured stem. All ready to tie on your parade bayonet.
THIRD REICH RURAL POLICE BAYONET/FROG. This rural police bayonet (brown leather scabbard) started life as one of the long Weimar, clamshell pieces. Been returned to the armoury, cut down, badge added, and re-issued to the Third Reich policemen. Extensively marked and stamped with matching numbers in several places. Main stamp on crossguard and upper scabbard is 'G.D.2.' Blade has been cut down, and there is some plating loos to the surface where the scabbard springs rest and a few rust spots here and there. Bayonet came with a white leather frog, which looks to be English.Have left it on there anyway. Decent looking bayonet, and not expensive. Cleaned up a bit will look 10x better.
THIRD REICH SENIOR FORESTRY CUTLASS-ALCOSO. A very nice cutlass, with ALCOSO scales trademark stamped into blade. Seems to have real IVORY grips in perfect condition, with all acorns present on both sides. This is a large cutlass and measures just over 18" overall. All brass fittings and hilt in nice condition. Common to early Alcoso cutlasses, the scabbard fittings are attached to the leather with tiny brass screws, not staples. Triple etched blade is in perfect condition and is covered with the great etched scenes of deer and hunters.Green felt washer is still in place.
TOTALLY MINT SET OF DE-LUXE RAD OFFICERS DAGGER STRAPS-BEST I HAVE EVER SEEN!!! I have never handled, or owned a better set of these RAD Officers hangers! Un-issued and un-worn, these are as near 'straight from the makers' as you can get after 70 years. They are the de-luxe set, so have better quality fittings,metal swing tops, and wool backed! I cannot find any damage to them apart from a small moth nip to the edge of the wool backing near the top. The original gilt wash is present over most of the fittings, but as with all gilt plated alloy fittings, it has 'sunken into' the metal, now a lot darker than it would have been 70 years ago. The reverse of the fittings, you can see all of the gilt wash. The leather and stitching are 100%. Leather has never been bent or worn, so remains quite stiff, absolutely perfect!! Lower snap clips are DRGM marked, as are the metal swing tops on the leather straps. I cannot emphasise strongly enough how wonderful these straps are. If you have an un-issued RAD Officers dagger with the blued panels still present etc., these are the straps for you. I will never find another set like this!! Not cheap, but quality like this not to be repeated.
TOTALLY UNCLEANED/DIRTY EARLY SA, NEAR MINT BLADE. Rescued from my recent trip to America.I am not sure where this dagger has been kept, but the outside has remained uncleaned for more years than I could imagine. The top of the crossguard etc has gone completely black with age and patina. It's a nice, rare maker early SA by WAGNER & LANGE. This is a pretty rare maker, up in the 7 out of 10 region. Dagger has lovely deep wood grip, mahogany in colour. There is a tiny chip missing (long ago!) between the SA button and the top crossguard. No other damage. Nickel fittings to all of the dagger are a deep yellow. Scabbard has all of the original brown anodising, but not the lacquer. All screws are present. The original short hanging strap is present but one loop has broken so the snap clip is attached to the scabbard ring. Again been like that for YEARS! The blade however, has stood the test of time and stayed in near mint condition inside the scabbard. 100% of the crossgrain is there and all the burnishing in the motto. The trademark is on the reverse. One anomaly, the 'Gau' mark 'P' in on the front of the lower crossguard. Usually on the reverse, perhaps it has been swapped round many years ago? Anyway, I will leave it as it is. The dagger has not been taken apart in 100 years and to disturb it would be a crime. The top tang nut is frozen in place and the patina underneath it is un-broken. If you are looking for this rare maker, this is a nice dagger with character.
TRIPLE ETCHED IMPERIAL M-89 CAVALRY SWORD-PERSONALISED TOO! This is a great M-89 Prussian cavalry basket hilt sword. HAs folding crossguards front and rear. Black bakelite grip is undamaged. It has been personalised by the original owner by engraving on the quillion 'Wagner I' then '5 Es.98'. Presumably Wagner is his name, rest not sure of, but suggest the '98' is 1898 date. Straight blade is BEAUTIFUL and deeply etched on all 3 sides. This is a cavalry regt. MAGEBERG HUSARIAN REG. No 10. On the reverse is the etch MIT GOTT FUR KAISER REICH. Blade is in mint condition. Scabbard is undamaged with no dents, has 85% of original black paint. A super Imperial sword, and possibly researchable.
UNCLEANED Deutsche Jägerschaft (HUNTING ASSOCIATION) CUTLASS WITH V.RARE FROG AND BELT LOOP. Recently acquired from America, this is one of the nicest, untouched Hunting Association cutlasses I have owned. Blade is un-marked, but looks to be an Eickhorn piece. All silver fittings have toned to a deep black patina. DJ badge on a lovely, perfect stag grip. Dark green scabbard leather tones with the silver fittings. This cutlass comes with the ORIGINAL RARE 'v' notched leather frog and wide belt attachment with snap clip. (Hunting association frogs and accessories are terribly rare. If this was for sale separately it would be worth £400+) This rig has ALWAYS been on this dagger, and looking at the silver fittings under the leather, thay are all bright and clean. Long triple etched blade is in exc++ condition, Hunting scenes along both sides depicting deer, dogs and hunters with rifles. A really super dagger, straight out the woodwork, and never been in a collection before. A chance to buy a dagger like this for a great deal.
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.
UNTOUCHED '33 SS MAN'S DAGGER RZM/1195/38 A recent buy, untouched and been with family since the war. Original soldier was with a Scottish regiment and his glengarry and some badges are on the site. A decent condition RZM period SS man's dagger. the RZM 1195/38 is one of the unknown makers, but quality nonetheless. Made is 1938, the grip eagle is still nickel. SS button in perfect, as is the rest of the black ebony grip. No cracks or damage. The fittings on these later SS and SA daggers were the grey metal alloy. It is VERY rare to find one without some corrosion due to time. There is a little corrosion to the plated surfaces, but not at all bad. The dagger has remained together and the tang nut is un-turned. Scabbard is steel and black painted. Retains 100% of the original black paint with some spidering due to age. The scabbard fittings are nickel plated steel and are in near perfect condition. The blade on this dagger is typical RZM period. Very nice still but with some finger smudges that mark the surface. No rust or pitting. SS motto retains the light grey background and the reverse has the RZM number etched into the surface. A very good, untouched example of a 1938 SS dagger.
UNTOUCHED MATCHED NAVY DAGGER HANGING STRAPS & UNDERBELT. I was lucky enough to acquire this set from Germany, and they have never been apart or messed with! Complete with the under uniform underbelt'. These are a perfectly matched pair of gilded aluminium hanging straps for the Third Reich navy dagger. The straps consist of the long and shorter straps, with the retaining chain on the shorter strap. They are exactly as worn by the original owner in every way. All hardware is gilded aluminium and in excellent condition. Everything works! YThe straps themselves are the black moire ribbed fronts with dark blue velvet backings. There is some VERY slight wear on the straps behind the buckles, but these were used and you would expect that. Both straps are connected to the original cloth/canvas type under uniform belt. This was worn under a tunic or greatcoat, and the hanging straps and dagger hung from this through small openings in the uniform. A great chance to get an untouched rig to go straight on your navy dagger.
UNTOUCHED-TEXTBOOK-NSKK 1936 CHAINED DAGGER BY EICKHORN. Whilst they do not carry the 'pazzaz' of SS chained daggers, the Officers 1936 NSKK dagger is actually much rarer. This is an excellent, classic type and will tick all the boxes if you are looking for a 'textbook' example. Although there are great, early all nickel varieties, I think I am safe to say that in my opinion, there early ones were all, period 'upgraded' varieties. Unlike the SS 1936 chained, which were made as you see them, the NSKK Officers dagger of 1936 had chains added to the exisiting dagger. When the RZM took over control and production, the NSKK chained dagger was made complete in the various factories. Eickhorn seemed to be the most prolific maker, and Eickhorn has come to be the maker that everyone wants. This is an EICKHORN dagger with a blade marking of M7/66 1942. It is a typical dagger made of this period, with later plated fittings and steel plated scabbard fittings and chain. The dagger has been completely left alone and has not been polished or cleaned in a very long time. All fittings have a great age patina too them, giving them a muted 'gilt' look. Both crossguards retain 100% of the nickel plating. Grip is a super piece of lighter coloured wood and the eagle grip insignia is the later grey metal type. Totally period. Scabbard has virtually 100% of the ORIGINAL factory black paint. The lower scabbard fitting has lost some of the original plating to one edge and has gone a little brown with surface corrossion. Very minor. The chain ha again never been cleaned and shows the surface patina. The two reverse links nearest the dagger have the 'NSKK Musterschutz Korpsführungstamping' on one and the RZM maker mark of M5/8 on the other. Great detail to the links on the chain etc. The blade is marked with the RZM code for Eickhorn M7/66 with the year date of 1942. It has 99% of the original factory crossgraining across the complete surface and the motto retains the backgroud etch. there are two very slight finger smudges on the blade, preventing it being full mint. An extremely good looking, untouched NSKK chained. Excellent value!!! Find another.
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 NICE LUFTWAFFE 2nd. PATTN. YELLOW GRIP, KNOT & STRAPS. Whilst still a common dagger to find, they are getting hard to find in NICE condition. This has a lovely combination of yellow/orange grip with original bullion knot and a super set of de-luxe hangers. Grip is solid celluloid with single twisted wire wraped around it. Nice aluminium coloured pommel and crossgaurd. Very nice grey anodised scabbard has all the original finish. There is a small carrying dent to the very bottom. Blade is near mint with all crossgraining etc. There is no maker mark on this blade-quite common. Needle sharp point. There are a super set of de-luxe hanging straps, with the decorated belt clip and snap clips. Great silver and grey bullion fronts with grey velvet backs in near mint condition. A great rig here!
VERY NICE MID-PERIOD 1st. LUFTWAFFE CHAINED DAGGER. This is perhaps one of the best 'mid-period' Luftwaffe 1st. pattern daggers I have had. They went through different phases in their history, starting with all nickel early pieces, all aluminium pieces, and also a combination of plated steel fittings with aluminium chains, as well as some base metal plated things. This is a lovely example of a dagger with nickel plated base metal pommel and grossguard which still have 100% of the nickel plating and most of the gilt on the swastikas. The scabbard fittings are nickel plated steel and the chains are aluminium. The leather to the grip and scabbrd body in near perfect. The blade is an unmarked type, but is stone mint. very unusual to get one like this in this condition.
VERY RARE MAKER ARMY DAGGER COMPLETE RIG! Army daggers with unusual or rare makers have become very collectable and hard to find. Since tom Wittmann's book was published, the rarer types have dissapeared into collections etc. This is a very nice dagger indeed and is by the great maker ERNST PACK AND SONNE. EP&S had a great trademark of a large blacksmith swinging his hammer, surronded by an oval with the makers name etched inside. It's a huge trademark, and takes up nearly an inch of the blade surface. It's an early dagger so has heavy nickel plating and a lovely scabbard. Crossguard is the typical EP&S type. It has a beautiful darker orange grip and the original bullion knot tied in place. In addition, the original hanging straps are with it, making it a complete dagger! This lloks a great piece, is a rare dagger and has the condition too.
VERY RARE MAKER NAVAL OFFICERS DRESS DAGGER AND KNOT. I am always on the look out for unusual and rare makers for the naval dagger. The vast majority were made by Eickhorn and WKC. These are the ones you predomanently see. There are some much smaller manufacturers whos navy daggers are seldom seen. EP&S is one and so it Clem & Jung. I am therefore pleased to be able to offer a rare example of the dagger made by Clemen & Jung!! A beautifully made dagger, with characteristics unique to this maker, if you look carefully. The exterior is brass as usual with quite a bit of the original fire gilding present. The pommel has nearly 100% gilding left and there is a lot o the scabbard, especially at the edges, up around the scabbard throat and all around the scabbard bands. The scabbard is undented. Grip is a standard white celluloid over wood and there are no cracks. Twisted wire wraps is gilded and full of patina. Original to the dagger and untouched since it was put on there 70+ years ago, is the beautiful rayon knot. This has toned to a gold finish and looks fantastic. Blade has the standars dolphin and sea etch and is STONE MINT. The blade is etched with the later Clemen and Jung oval trademark, which has the Z inside the sheild and a crown above it. This is a super trademark, and is 100% original. There are some reproductions of these made for Attwood in the 1960's, but the construction of the dagger is different. The release button on the reproductions in not drilled through the crossguard, as this one is, they have a notch cut into the bottom of the crossguard. This is a super quality dagger and is identical in every way to the examples shown in Tom Wittmann's navy book pages 308 and 309. I have only had 3 or 4 examples of this dagger maker in my 40 years of collecting, so don't miss out.
VERY RARE TENO HEWER LEATHER FROG-COMPLETE!! This must be one of the hardest accessories to find. A complete, original black leather frog for the TENO hewer! The leather is a little softer than normal, as ordinarily these are very stiff, but age and some leather treatment have made it quite supple. Everything is there and even the retaining leather strap, which is very thin and brittle, is complete. The metal snap clip is Assmann marked and the protective leather tongue is complete too. A rare frog, and would go very well with a 'USED' Teno hewer.