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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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'BRANNIK' BULGARIAN HJ KNIFE WITH NAZI HJ DIAMOND? I have had a few of these quite rare daggers in the past. They followed the German HJ in the design of the HJ knives exactly, but they were produced in Bulgaria. Identical in size etc. However, all the ones I have seen, have had the Bulgarian stylised 'B ' in a shield affixed to the grip. This one has a normal HJ diamond, albeit damaged. The construction of the dagger is pure Bulgarian. The hilts were made of aluminium and the rivets holding the grip together are aluminium too. This is the same on this dagger. The Hj diamond is perfectly fitted to the grip. Unfortunately it has been hit or bent, and has lost the enamel to the top half of the diamond. It is a little loose in the grip and 'wiggles' a bit. Scabbard is pure HJ. Steel with black leather belt loop and cross strap. They are in perfect condition. The blade again is perfect Bulgarian. Makers trademark on one side which is a prancing deer in a shield. The other side has the Bulgarian HJ motto 'Duty and Honour' ( in Bulgarian Cyrillic). Interesting item for the HJ type collector out there. "Brannik" was a military Nazi Hitler youth organization in Bulgaria, established in 1941. This organization was the Bulgarian equivalent of the German HJ and was popular during King Boris III’s rule when the Royal Kingdom of Bulgaria was Nazi Germany pro orientated. Since the mid 30's Bulgaria was much involved on Germany’s side. Thus, when in 1941 the Germans needed the Bulgarian land to launch an attack in the Balkans, Kingdom Bulgaria officially joined the Dreimacht Pakt, signed it and became an official ally to Germany, Italy and Japan
'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. Excellently priced.
'PRINZ EUGEN' THIRD REICH PARADE SWORD BY EICKHORN. This is the sort after 'Prinz Eugen' officers parade sword from the Eickhorn Field Marshal series. Eickhorn made a set of parade swords and marketed them under famous field marshal's names appearing in German history. Blucher, Von Stein for instance. This is a lovely example of the Prinz Eugen type. One of the very few parade swords that had 2 eagle and swastikas on the hilt. One on the crossguard and one on the pommel cap of the knucklebow. Unique! This sword had an antique gold/gilt finish to the hilt parts. It is very susceptible to fading and flaking, so it is really difficult to find an example with the original finish present. I am pleased to say this has perhaps 95% of this finish. The grip is black celluloid with aluminium twisted wire. All perfect. The blade is nickel plated and has the Eickhorn 1938 trademark stamped into the surface. Scabbard again is in perfect condition, with all of the original black paint present. Lovely! There is the original green and silver leather parade knot tied around the hilt. These swords were also unofficially adopted by the SS Prinz Eugen division, and were worn by officers before the official SS dagen was adopted. Therefore it is not uncommon for these swords to occasionally be found with a SS bullion knot. This is a really good example of the Prinz Eugen sword and is in lovely condition.
'SLOTTED' EARLY THIRD REICH POLICE BAYONET - WKC. Another one of my favourite daggers, as you get such a lot for your money. History and a decent dagger!. This is a nice, early example of the Third Reich Police bayonet. This is the less common variety with slotted pommel to fit the K98 rifle. Scabbard and frog leather is BLACK, so this designates it a being used in the towns or cities. (rural ones are brown leather). These early police bayonets were all re-issued Weimar police bayonets. They were altered in several ways. Clamshell was removed. Grip plates were shortened, Wemar grip badge was removed and Third Rich police badge was inserted. Blade was cut down and re-pointed. Scabbard was shortened to fit. Towards the end of the Third Reich period, police bayonets were still made, but exhibited none of the alterations, as they were made to the correct specification. These are HEAVY bayonets, as they were make of brass and nickel. Pommel are crossguards are solid metal. Grip plates are stag with aluminium police eagle. Blade is a long nickel plated affair. WKC maker is on both sides of the riccasso. Scabbard has solid nickel fittings top and bottom. Black leather body. Correct police bayonet leather frog with aluminium rivets. This is a very nice, used bayonet, in very good condition. Lots of history here!
1936 SS CHAINED OFFICERS DAGGER WITH ORIGINAL PORTAPEE. I AM SORRY THAT THIS HA BEEN ON AND OFF HOLD THE PAST 2 WEEKS. HAVE HAD " COLLECTORS WITH P/X'S THAT JUST DID NOT WORK OUT!!!! This must be one of the daggers I am asked about most. "Can you find me a SS chained?". Provided they are in good condition, these daggers always sell and are always popular. They are almost like currency, easily sold, valued and traded. This is a very nice example of a later RZM period SS chained dagger. Later period means that effectively, it was produced after 1936 ish, and the materials used to make it were not the solid nickel etc that earlier pieces were made from. The crossguards are make of the later zinc alloyand then nickel plated, the scabbard fittings are steel and then nickel plated. the chaines are probably steel and nickel plated. Nevertheless, this dagger looks fantastic and is in great condition. Black ivory grip is crack free and apart from a little bruise in the wood on the lower right side, is in perfect condition. SS runes button is fine, grip eagle is nickel. There is an original 42cm bullion portepee tied in the Waffen SS manner around the grip. Seems to have been there a very long time and shows a little age but otherwise perfect. The scabbard is the 'blued' variety and has a 100% covering. There are very slight old finger marks here and there, but like any 'blued' surface (gun barrels etc) it can be carefully cleaned off. The top and bottom scabbard fittings are very good, no splits or dents. The chain is actually a beauty, and is a 'type II' The nickel-plated chain is the Type II variety. The chain has 100% nickel plating and the reverse of all of the links have turned black, being an indication of silver plating on the reverse. The front blackening definition is intact and really shows off the skulls and SS runes. The suspension closed style clover assembly has one small patch of plate lifting. The reverse of the fist top link is deeply stamped with the SS 'Kulturzeichen' runes. The blade is a delight! Never been polished or messed with, it retains it's mint, as issued condition, with full crossgraining etc. The SS motto "Mein Ehre Heist True" has full background burnish. Apart from the usual inn/out surface scratches from the springs etc, this blade is99% mint. These are very popular daggers, so unfortunately there are no bargains any longer, but I have priced it as keenly as I can. PART EXCHANGES CONSIDERED AND WELCOME.
1936 SS OFFICER CHAINED DAGGER. Here is a very decent example of the SS officers chained dagger introduced in 1936. This is a later example, produced well into the RZm period, so it has all the features of a complete RZm piece. Hilt parts (crossguards) are made of the ersatz grey metal but brightly nickel plated. The grip is a lovely piece of black ebony wood. The inset eagle and swastika in the grip is aluminium, correct for the later pattern.The SS inset round button is perfect and dark with patina. All the scabbard fittings are nickel plated steel, again correct for a later dagger. Scabbard paint is original and in near mint condition apart from a little spidering. The SS double chain is again nickel plated steel and the chains have great casting detail in all the links. The nickel plating is perfectly intact, with no lifting or wear. These are 'type II' chains, with the bevelled top links to the 'fleur de lis' top clip. SS inspection stamp on reverse of top link.The small tensioning spring has fallen out of the belt snap clip, it's either broken and fallen out of just come adrift. Not a problem, these are available as spare parts from some web sites or buy a later SA dagger clip and take the spring out, they just fit with tension. The dagger has some corrosion in a small place on the reverse, it's on one side of the crossguard and over half of the upper scabbard fitting. It has obviously been put or stored on something damp and has eaten into the surface of the plating. It is totally commensurate with wear and time on this piece, and as it is on the reverse, not noticeable on display. A shame really as the rest of the dagger is virtually mint, and in exceptional condition for a later RZM piece, as they do not generally hold up well to the ravages of time. Blade is stone mint, no maker of course, but it has 100% of the crossgraining and 100% of the burnishing in the motto letters. Apart from these 2 small faults, this is a very nice, later SS chained dagger. Looks really nice!! It is also priced accordingly.
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.
A BEAUTIFUL, NEAR MINT RAD MAN'S HEWER-ALCOSO. I have not had a RAD hewer of this age in this condition before. Made by ALCOSO, this is a later produced dagger, so not solid nickel fittings, but the finish and quality of this piece is absolutely exceptional, virtually MINT. All the bright brushed nickle finish is perfect, with no lifting or damage anywhere. Hilt, crossguard, scabbard fittings are faultless. Two perfect pieces of stag make up the grips, with unturned screws. Scabbard fittings have all the nickel finish AND all the black burnishing in the details!!! No dents or damage. The scabbard body has a full coating of original black gloss paint, and apart from some very slight age spidering, is totally mint too! The blade is an absolute beauty, mirror bright, perfect condition. The RAD motto has the full black background finish. The ALCOSO trademark is etched into the blade on the same side as the motto, which is quite unusual. On the reverse of the blade, where the trademark usually sits, is a small patch of factory ground polishing? There was something here that the ALCOSO factory or the original owner wanted removed. Perhaps his initials, perhaps a distributor? No idea now, but totally period and very interesting. This is a great RAD hewer, and virtually impossible to upgrade.
A FANTASTIC ALL ALUMINIUM NSFK FLYERS DAGGER BY HELBIG. I was lucky enough to have one of these a few months ago and if sold very quickly, thank you. I am able to offer another, in even better condition (just). These were only made by the F&A HELBIG company, and was possibly their experiment in the new metal, aluminium. The dagger is all aluminium, apart for the blade and hanger. The scabbard and grip, that are usually covered in leather, are actually now painted metal, which has been textured to look and feel like leather! The pommel, crossguard and scabbard fittings are all brushed aluminium and near perfect. The two swastikas on the crossguard are anodised or blued into the surface, not enamel as on standard ones, both are in perfect, 100% condition. The little leather hanger has aluminium clip and fittings and again is perfect. These daggers are actually slightly larger than the standard NSFK or DLV, whether it was down to the casting or just the way it was, but the dagger itself is about 1cm longer than the normal ones. The blade is a standard NSFK type, double edged. It's in virtually 99% MINT condition and has all the crossgraining present etc. A super looking blade. The HELBIG trademark is etched into the blade just under the crossguard. A real beauty of this rare NSFK variation.
A NEAR MINT 'MATCHED' SET OF THIRD REICH NAVY HANGERS. Acquired with the brass set recently listed. These are an equally nice set of navy dagger hangers from the Third Reich period. They are gilded aluminium and in near mint condition. They have been used, you can see that, but hardly, so retain 99% of the fire gilding over the aluminium fittings. The small retaining chain on the short hanger is bras and has dulled down with age. Black cloth moire hangers are perfect, fronts and black velvet backs. Buckles are matching with horsehoe casting marks. A really nice set of hangers to go with your dagger and complete the set!
A NEAR MINT EXAMPLE OF THE THIRD REICH STATE SERVICE FLAG. This is a very clean example of the alternative flag to the war or Kreigs flag and the ordinary party flag. This is the interesting State Service flag.On October 31ST 1935 a second pattern State Service Flag was introduced and was first flown on November 7th 1935. Regulations dictated that the State Service Flag was to be utilized by all public administrative government authorities and was to be flown on their buildings, on inland waterways and the high seas vessels and service vehicles as required. The regulations also extended use of the State Service Flag to the authorities of the Reichsbahn, (National Railways), the Reich autobahn, (National Highways), and the Reichsbank, (National Bank). This is in very good condition, with one small cigarette burn hole right in the near centre. Bright, clear colours printed on good quality, cotton type fabric. There is a reinforcing white linen edge, where rope can be threaded etc. There are no maker marks or sizes printed on the edge. The flag measures 110cm x 195cm overall. This was acquired directly from a Btitish family, along with the
A RARE, EARLY EXAMPLE OF SS '33 DAGGER BY RZM 188. Collecting SS daggers is an art in itself. Many topics are discussed and many books written on the subject. Perhaps the best are the ones by Tom Wittmann and the newer one by Ralf Seigert. Tom's book has every bit of history you wish to know about the SS and their blades. Ralf's book is full of close up pictures. The RZM or Reichszeugmeisterei, started to take over the organisation of the military supply process from 1934, and this included overseeing the production and quality of edged weapons! Many collectors regard RZM marked and produced SS and SA daggers as of lesser quality, but this initially is completely untrue. Early marked daggers were produced of exactly the same materials as the 'maker marked' SS daggers. Ebony grips, all nickel fittings, quality blades etc. Identical!! This example is identical to the one shown in Tom Wittmann's SS book on page 20. Of initial production, and with the lower crossguard stamped with the Group "I" mark. The dagger features all solid nickel grossguards and grip eagle,the scabbard is dent free and retains 99% of the ORIGINAL black painted finish. The blade is in near perfect condition. Up near the crossguard are the SS runes deeply etched in a double circle, 188/35 underneath and under that RZM symbol in another double circle. To date this RZM code has not been identified against a known manufacturer, and it remains a rare mark/type and dagger to find. The blade has virtually all of the original factory 'crossgraining' polish/finish to it. Towards the tip of the blade and just past the beginning of the motto, the blade has some 'clouding' to the mirror finish, preventing it from being a 100% mint blade. There is one old finger smudge near the top, but this is also very feint. Considering this dagger is now 81 years old, it is in remarkable condition!! The ebony grip is in perfect condition with no real damage to speak of, just a few age dents etc. Everything fits like a glove, no gaps, no lifting. Airtight fit between the crossguard and top scabbard throat. A really lovely example of this rare EARLY, SS dagger.
A REALLY BEAUTIFUL ARMY DAGGER WITH TONED FITTINGS, KNOT AND HANGERS. Sometimes you see a dagger in amongst many others and it just shouts out at you. This did it for me. It looked fantastic, untouched, uncleaned, with great patina and all the original accessories. Firstly dagger has a lovely orange/yellow celluloid grip in perfect condition. Looking at the fittings, they are high quality, heavily plated but have a high silver content so have toned down to a charcoal grey finish- beautiful! The origina bullion 42cm knot has been tied on this dagger for 70 years, it's also toned with age and patina and in fact looks GOLD (although it isn't). There is no damage to the knot ans it's tied perfectly and has not moved or been removed. Scabbard is perfect and dent free, again has toned to the same colour as all the other metal parts. Under the crossguard it's lighter where it's been protected. There are a super set of hangers with this dagger and have leather strengthening tabs to the tops. NICE hangers, no wear to the revers and great bullion fronts. To top all this the blade is STONE MINT, has 100% crossgraining AND has the rarely found 'half-sized' Eickhorn trademark stamped into the blade!!! This is a rare small Eickhorn type of trademark and is seldom found. Was used around 1940 it seems. A classic army dagger in every way, and I guarantee whoever buys it will love it!!
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL ARMY DAGGER BY EICKHORN WITH KNOT AND HANGERS. I purchased this recently from the daughter of the veteran who had kept it since the war. The daughter knew nothing about it at all, and found it in his possessions whilst clearing the house. She remembers her Dad saying, that after the fighting had finished, her Dad befriended a German Officer in the town they were holding, and when he left, the officer gave him his dagger as a keepsake. This is a classic Eickhorn army dagger, but in stunning condition. You can see it's just been left untouched in a cool place. The heavy silver plating has taken on a dull grey patina, never polished. No damage or wear anywhere, and the blade still has some of the old brown storage grease still on it. Beautiful orange/yellow grip. Perfect portepee. Hangers are also lovely and I cannot see any wear on them at all, although they have been used, as the original owner has added some cotton thread to one buckle for some reason? Can't say enough about this dagger. Army daggers are the staple of the collecting community, but if you wanted a PRIME example of an Eickhorn with 1938 trademark, this is it!!
ALCOSO MINIATURE LUFTWAFFE SWORD ON PROPELLER BASE. A desirable and rare miniature made by the ALCOSO company. For use as a paperweight and letter opener, This is the beautiful 9" miniature Luftwafffe sword permanently mounted on a steel propeller base. Heavy and impressive on any desk!! Alcoso were the formosr manufacturer of miniature daggers and swords during the Third Reich period. Their quality and attention to detail were second to none. This is an exact, small size version of the Luftwaffe sword in every way. Alcoso produced a definative set of miniatures, which consisted of the RAD Leaders dagger, a navy dagger, Forestry dagger, army dagger, 2nd. Luftwaffe dagger and the Luftwaffe sword. They also mounted the 2nd. Luftwaffe dagger and the Luftwaffe sword on these steel propellers. This has been used exactly as it was intended and the leather on the grip shows some wear. The grip wire is intact. The blade is slightly blunt from openeing all those letters!! The blade is marked with the early style of ALCOSO trademark. These are really nice pieces to display, and do not come along every day.Absolute bargain at this price.
ALL 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.
ALL COTTON BEVO NSDAP - PARTY ARMBAND. A great little party armband here. All one piece construction and a cleaver piece of cloth weaving. The blak swastika and white background are all integrally woven into the red main armband. BEVO style. No separate application, just all woven together. Has been worn and used. Some slight wear to one edge through use. Hand sewn down the back, no damage, just honest grubbiness from age and use. Very clean and clear colours.
ALL WOOL EARLY NSDAP PARTY ARMBAND. A normal, classic Third Reich item, but harder to find ones in decent condition. Worn by all party members, SA etc etc. This is an early construction all wool base. Has separate applied white circle in moire fabric and then separately applied over that the black swastika in black moire fabric. Nice condition. Excellent for display.
ALL WOOL, 3 PIECE NSDAP/PARTY ARMBAND WITH RZM LABEL. This is a super, as worn NSDAP armband as seen on all SA members, etc etc. 3 piece wool construction with white moire disk and black moire fabric sewn swastika. There are still remains of the red cotton used to sew this armband to a shirt or tunic around the edges. Inside is a full, original paper RZM issue label! Armband has a few tiny moth nips, but otherwise a great example.
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.
AMAZING, UNIQUE LARGE HONOUR CLAMSHELL BAYONET SHOOTING PRIZE. I have only ever had one of these before, and it was over 20 years ago now. These were specially commission, specially made UNIQUE Honour dress bayonets, presented as a shooting prize. They seemed to be only around in the early Third Reich era, as I have not seen one presented after 1935, but if someone knows different, please let me know. The bayonet is based on a large sized Weimar period K98 dress bayonet, but there the similarity ends. The pommel (a birds beak type) and crossguard are deeply engraved with beautiful oak leaf designs, quite similar to the rare PSS police bayonet, but even more deeply enhanced. The workmanship is amazing, detail is deep and crisp and beautifully executed. The hilt has then been heavily nickel plated to enhance the design again..however the bayonet release button and slid have not been plated as the tolerances between the 2 pieces of moving metal would not accommodate a coating of nickel, so these are left in natural steel. The grip is black chequered hard wood and affixed to the hilt with 3 rivets. Scabbard is standard black painted steel in near perfect condition. There is the original brown pigskin leather frog attached and also the original bullion portepee. This again is absolutely lovely, being in heavy silver bullion with black lines running through and a black ball top. The blade is were all the information is stored!! It reads ' Dem bestern Schutzen d. 10/18 gew. v. Regts. Bund JR 164 1932' It etched into the blade inside a panel and the reverse has similar panel filled with foliates etc. Bayonet is made by Clem & Jung and has their small Z within a shield trademark. The blade has been cleaned over the years and looks to have been damp at the very tip, where there is a little pitting to the steel. But the etch is beautifully clean and clear. As by their very nature, these bayonet are UNIQUE, every one is different and awarded for a different thing. Quite a specialised collectable, but it is one of the rarest types of edged weapon out there, and worth of research to discover more about this regiment. (last one I saw in the US was over $5000US)
AN EARLY THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER BY ALCOSO WITH HAMMERED SCABBARD & KNOT. This is part of a small collection of lovely navy daggers I purchased this week, all are different makers and none are made by Eickhorn!!! This is a super example of an early ALCOSO made dagger with early hammered scabbard and sailing ship blade etch. This dagger would have started life as a 1929 'flame ball' dagger and has had one of the 1938 'replacement' Third Rich pommels added over 70 years ago. The exact type can be seen on page 229 on Tom Wittmann's ' Exploring the dress daggers of the German navy. Dagger is in excellent shape overall. It's been used, worn and loved over the years, so does not have any original fire gilt left. The hammered scabbard has a couple of extra 'carrying dents', which have been acquired over the years, but all very minor. There is a bullion knot tied in the navy fashion. The celluloid grip is a little grubby but no damage etc. All fittings are nicely toned brass. The blade is extremely nice and features the Alcoso 'SAILING SHIP' etch to both sides. The Alcoso trademark is stamped into the riccasso. The blade release button is situated in the middle of the reverse crossguard. A great looking dagger and another variation in the history of collecting German navy daggers. A great addition to any collection.
ANOTHER UNCLEANED EARLY SA BY HELLER (unusual mark) Purchased on a recent trip to America, this dagger came straight out of the woodwork and has not been cleaned or messed with. Whilst the Gebruder Heller maker does not seem to be that rare, I have not had one of these either! They have an interesting way of just stamping their name on the blade sideways, and no logo. They also have stamped the Gau mark in an unusual place. Rather than being in the middle of the lower crossguard, it's upside down and at the very edge!! It's marked 'Ho'. This is for Hochland which is around the Munch area. Grip is a nice dark wood, it has some age hairline cracks at the bottom on the front, but completely solid and no problems. There is a small sliver missing from the reverse top , but it's been missing a long time and is a small piece. The SA button and eagle are fine. Scabbard has a good coating of brown anodising, especially to the rear where 99% of the lacquer is present too! There is a small dent to the scabbard on one edge about halfway down. The bade is actually quite lovely. Apart from a few TINY spots on the obverse, the blade surface retains all of the polish and crossgraining, and looks great. A very decent SA dagger, has a couple of faults, but priced accordingly. A most unusual maker and Gau mark treatment.
ARMY DAGGER STRAPS AND KNOT BY ERNST PACK & SONNE This is a most desirable army dagger, with everything you look for. Has beautiful tangerine orange grip, nickel silver fittings and the great LARGE EP&S trademark with the blacksmith beating the anvil. Dagger has full nickel silver plated fittings in perfect condition, with no lifting or damage. Original bullion knot is tied around the crossguard. No dents or damage to the scabbard. Blade has the great trademark, and is in full mint condition with the crossgraining etc. There are very nice set of army hangers, with nice bullion fronts and green velvet backing. A VERY nice complete rig.
ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER WITH STRAPS AND KNOT, WITH RARE SMALL EICKHORN TRADMARK. This is a lovely dagger, and again from the small collection I purchased. It is complete with an original bullion knot and a super set of hanging straps. Dagger is in near mint condition overall, with heavily silvered fittings and nice patina. No lifting or damage to any of the fittings. Has a deep yellow celluloid grip, which has the bullion knot tied in the correct manner. Scabbard is fault free and has all silver plating. Really nice. Blade is stone mint with all crossgraining and needle sharp point. This is an Eickhorn dagger, but it has the rarely seen STAMPED small Eickhorn squirrel. No one is quite sure why Eickhorn changed trademark types, but this one appears AFTER the more common post 1938 etched trademark. This dates the dagger to around 1940/41. A very nice set of hangers accompany this piece and are in a similar condition to the dagger, with mint surfaces and a nice green velvet backing. A really nice dagger indeed.
BARGAIN-UNCLEANED RAD HEWER BY BOKER!!!! BRIGADE STAMPED Purchased on the last day of the Pomona show in America, this was with it's owner walking round. He had asked various dealers, who all declined (the Americans just want mint pieces it seems). I could see the potential in the dagger, so made him an offer, so here it is!! BOKER is an unusual maker for RAD hewers. It's a very prestigious manufacturer, who made very high quality items, but not very many of them. The SS daggers produced by BOKER are in huge demand. As you can see from the photos, the dagger has been in a shed or outhouse for many years and left to it's own devices. Whilst the dagger, hilt etc, seems to be solid nickel with nickel plating, the scabbard fittings seem to be nickel over steel. The fittings are fine, but covered with grime, patina and some very light surface rust, no pitting! There is a brigade or depot mark stamped to the hilt BR 1181. There is another one stamped into the scabbard throat, but they don't match.The scabbard paint is also affected by this. The blade is in very nice condition, could do with another cleaning, but is fine, with no damage or pitting etc etc. Motto is deep and clear, as is the BOKER trademark of the tree in an oval. It also has the RADJ symbol in a triangle. This is a totally original, as found, RAD hewer, by a rare maker. Perhaps it could do with a little tender care, as underneath is a nice dagger. Priced accordingly.
BEAUTIFUL 'GOLD' THIRD REICH NAVY KNOT-RAYON. Navy dagger knots are really hard to find, they are unique in their length and the fat they have a 'cats anus' style of closing the bottom of the ball. I am always asked for a GOLD knot for my navy dagger. They really did not exist, usually all of the ones you see have aged gracefully and have picked up patina or pollution, like nicotine stains, and end up looking gold. They also used RAYON as a material for these knots, which is an early form of synthetic material. The rayon knots go very 'golden' very easily, and this is a great example of that. You can see where it has been tied on a navy dagger and some of the cord is slightly lighter in places, however, the vast majority has toned to a burn gold, dusky colour, and would certainly look fantastic tied back on a navy dagger. No fraying, no wear at all. A great knot.
BEAUTIFUL 'GOLD' THIRD REICH NAVY KNOT-RAYON. Towards the end of the war, a new man made material was used Rayon. This is a beautiful, golden toned, Third Reich naval dagger knot in rayon. Looks fantastic, and would go extremely well on an mid to later dagger in mint condition. Typical construction, with fine cord and ball. Bottom of ball is finished in the 'navy' type of puckered finish. Quite long, is over the 42cm so will easily tie well on a dagger or sword.
BEAUTIFUL 16" WEIMAR PERIOD CLAMSHELL POLICE BAYONET. Purchased directly from a UK family, this is a lovely smaller sized Police clamshell bayonet from the Weimar era of the early 1930's. As I have said before, collecting Police bayonets is extremely interesting and rewarding, as they issued so many variations and changed their design throughout the period. This dainty bayonet measures approx. 16" overall, with a nice 10" carbine type blade. Stamped with the WKC trademark on the blade under the clamshell. Not been cleaned in a very long time, so the all nickel fittings have developed a nice yellow patina. Stag grips with Weimar Police 6 sided badge pinned trough the grip plate. Undamaged black leather scabbard, with the nickel fittings held in place with staples. There is a great, original to the piece, dark brown leather police type frog. It's thinner and narrower than normal, so is specifically for a bayonet like this. This type of frog is SO difficult to find on it's own! Blade is in super, near mint condition. Is nickel plated with no damage at all. A really great police variation bayonet.
BEAUTIFUL 1902 IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVAL DIRK, WITH DAMASCUS BLADE, IVORY GRIP AND KNOT! I don't think you could have any more on a dagger? But perhaps you can. This is a superb 1902 pattern Imperial naval dagger. Now some 114 years old so a true antique to boot. These daggers are lovely and at the time they did not spare anything in making a great product. The 1902 pattern is about the same size as the Third Reich daggers 15-16" overall. It is equipped with an 'open crown' pommel and capstan type crossguard with push button scabbard release. The grip is a beautifully turned piece of ivory, with just a hint of age lines here and there. A nice brass twisted wire runs down it. Tied in the proper way is an original Imperial navy dagger portepee. Toned silver bullion with red and black flecks. A lovely little bullion ball at the end. Scabbard is brass, like the rest of it. No discernible dents or dings to it. It's toned to a darker patina over the brass base. Scabbard bands are intertwined rope design, running completely around. Pull it for the scabbard and you are greeted with a Damascus blade in the Maidenhair pattern. The blade is nice and bright, and the Damascus bands etc are very clear. The blade is in near mint condition. On the reverse riccasso is the Knights Head stamping of the WK & C company, who were VERY proficient in making a wonderful selection of naval daggers. ALSO with the dagger are an early set of naval hanging straps. All brass fittings, with lions head buckles. A very good set with blue velvet backings. This is a classic example of an Imperial naval dagger with all the bells and whistles!!! Lovely thing................
BEAUTIFUL BULLION, TONED 42cm THIRD REICH NAVY KNOT. NEAR MINT. I purchased a lot of personal items from a family in Germany, nothing too rare, but amongst them was this beautiful early bullion Thir Reich navy knot. If you want a perfect one to go on a mint dagger, this is it. It's toned a little from age as there is a high silver content in the weave, but otherwise it's a fantastic knot. Perfect bullion cord, with lovely ball and slide. Of course the bottom inside of the ball is finished with the puckered 'cat's anus' finish, which seems to designate it as a navy knot. A great find. These are in great demand so don't hesitate.
BEAUTIFUL EARLY SA DAGGER BY TIGER-UNIT MATCHING MARKS & HANGER. This is a LOVELY early Sa dagger with everything you could want. Great condition, it's nearly mint with all anodising to the scabbard, and lacquer too! Grip is a nice dark brown wood, solid nickel fittings are really clean. Crossguard is Gau marked Nm (Nordmark) but is also deeply stamped with a SA unit accountability number 14/5178. I am sure someone knows what these mean! The same number is also deeply stamped into the reverse upper scabbard fitting, making this a 100% matched dagger. As I said, scabbard is lovely. Also has short leather hanger and belt loop attached to the scabbard ring. Blade is virtually STONE mint. Has 100% crossgrain, super definition to the motto and the reverse has the desirable TIGER trademark of An etched running tiger with TIGER and SOLINGEN underneath. One of the nicest SA daggers I have had.
BEAUTIFUL HEAVY BULLION FORESTRY SILVER/GREEN KNOT. I am always one to try and buy the accessories in this hobby, the knots and hangers were the first thing to be discarded, when these souvenirs were bought back. They are also the first things to degrade, so in many cases are rarer than the dagger or sword itself. This is a beautiful example of a really high quality early knot or portepee for a Forestry or Hunting association dagger or cutlass.A knot of this quality would have been quite early and would have decorated a really impressive dagger or cutlass. One that would have been worn by a high official or nobility. It consists of a quite long flat weave silver bullion strap with twin green lines running down each edge. The ball is huge and consists of alternating silver and green aluminium/bullion cords. The crown of the ball is finished in the same way. The bottom of the ball is finished with a small strip of the bullion flat strapping. You can see it's been tied on a dagger of some sort, but long since removed. If you have a super quality cutlass or dagger out there, this would suit it perfectly. These knots are really rare.
BEAUTIFUL LAND CUSTOMS DAGGER BY HORSTER - BEST ONE I HAVE OWNED! Here is one of my other favourite daggers in virtually stone mint condition. Land Customs daggers are obviously based on the army design with nice subtle differences. The crossguard has upswept eagles wings, they use laurel leaves instead of oakleaves as a decoration, and the scabbard and grip are covered in lovely green leather!!! This is a smashing, all aluminium example by EF HORSTER. The pommel, crossguard and scabbard fittings are all in near mint brushed aluminium. The green leather grip is in mint condition with springy aluminium wire wrapped around it. The scabbard also has near mint perfect green leather. One tiny blemish on one side but no material missing, and perhaps 2mm in length-tiny. The blade is an absolute beauty. Same construction as an army type , this has FULL polish and FULL crossgraining running along the complete length. Superb! Attached to the dagger are a mint set of Land Customs dagger hangers. I am including them with the dagger as they compliment it perfectly, but the straps are modern reproductions. However, they are BRILLIANT reproductions 99% correct in every way. I can remove them if the purchaser does not require them, but until you buy a set of real ones (£450 ish) I would leave these on, they look great. Amazing dagger, one not to be upgraded.............unless you find one in a bag. (this is still cheaper than American sites $2800-$3000)
BEAUTIFUL SET OF THIRD REICH ERA GILDED ALUMINIUM NAVY HANGERS. These are an absolutely 'cracking' set of MINT navy hangers. They are the gilded aluminium types and would have been used in the zenith of the Third Reich period. In mint condition, so I doubt these were ever issued. Gilding is deep gold and 100% intact. The black moire fabric is perfect and still quite stiff. the reverse is backed with dark blue velvet. Only sign of age is on the steel eyelets on the fabric where the buckles go through. There is some slight surface rust showing. These are nearly 70 years old!!! A great set to go with a very nice/mint navy dagger.
BEAUTIFUL, MINIATURE MINT BULLION DAGGER KNOT WITH TAG. These miniature dagger knots WERE used occasionally on the miniature daggers themselves, but they were usually used as key fobs, or samples. This one is a mint example of the short 23cm knot used on Luftwaffe daggers etc. Perfect in every way, just TINY. I have shown it against a normal sized knot for comparison. It still has the original shop paper tag tied to it. I think it has a price or description written in pencil. Supper little things, very difficult to find now.
BEST IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVY DRESS BELT I HAVE OWNED!!! Like the Third Reich naval dress belts, these were worn on formal occasions and with full dress uniform. However, I have never had an IMPERIAL German navy dress belt in this condition and of this quality. Bearing in mind this item is now 100 years old, it is beautifully preserved in every way and you could not upgrade it to something better. The large brass buckle is MINT with still the gilt frosting over the brass. It features an anchor superimposed with the Imperial W, with the Imperial navy crown above it. The wide silver bullion belt is in perfect condition and interwoven with the Imperial navy colours of black and red. The inside of the belt is lined with off-white SILK! Absolutely wonderful quality. If you have an Imperial dagger or sword collection, this will go with it perfectly. Never seen a better belt than this.
BEST SET OF BRASS NAVY DAGGER HANGERS I HAVE OWNED! These are a wonderful set of ALL BRASS navy dagger hangers. They are in the best condition I have seen and are even complete with the original gilding to the brass buckles. Hangers like this were used by the German navy from pre-WW1. However, Imperial sets have a purple-ish velvet backing to the moire fronts. Once they got into the Weimar and Third Reich period, the velvet backing was dark blue. These are a 100% matched set. HAve been together since they were made. All fittings, clips, chain, buckles, are all brass. As I said the buckles still have fire gilt on them and glisten! The chain and snap clips have a dull brass finish to them. The cloth moire material fronts are nearly 100% perfect. There is one tiny spot of wear at the top of the long hanger. The reverse is covered in dark blue velvet and in perfect condition. These hangers would suit a mint or near mint navy dagger, either from the Weimar period (flame ball top) or an early Third Rich period dagger (1934-35 etc). Later dagger hangers were made of gilded aluminium and then gilded 'pot metal'. A very nice set indeed..............
BROWN LEATHER THIRD REICH SWORD HANGER. This is a nice fairly long hanger for a Third Reich Officers sword. Suitable for both Dove head and Lion's head swords. Clips to steel loop on back of scabbard and then attaches to belt. Lighter brown leather in very good condition with steel top clip and steel snap clip. Great to complete your sword display.
BULLION 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.
CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF LUFTWAFFE DAGGER BY ALCOSO. As with many of the dagger manufacturers, they are some very distinguishable ones. SMF, Eickhorn and this one ALCOSO. It is a Luftwaffe 2nd Pattn. dagger that is quite rare on the 'type' market. Alcoso were quite a big maker, but Luftwaffe daggers by them do not appear very often. They are distinguishable by the 'rounded' type scabbard, crossguard eagle and quite round pommel. This is classic in every respect. Dagger has a very nice yellow/orange solid celluloid grip with springy wire wrap. Scabbard has most of the light grey finish to the surface and the throat is attached by 'Alcoso type' flat heat screws. (used on most of their daggers) Scabbard is undamaged and undented. Blade is lovely, and has 99% crossgraining. The Alcoso trademark is etched into the blade surface, and is the type used from 1937-39 (as per tom Wittmann's book). A nice example of this makers product.
COMPLETE ARMY DAGGER WITH STRAPS AND KNOT - NAMED TO A DOCTOR. Apart for being a nice army dagger in it's own right, this example has been personalised twice by the original owner. He has inked his name onto the green velvet fabric of the hangers 'Dr. Weber', and has also self engraved it into the reverse of the blade 'Weber'. It's possible some research could be made to this individual, but who knows. Dagger is a non-maker marked variety, and uses the 'type 2 generic crossguard', used by a lot of makers. The grip has turned a deep orange and looks lovely. Scabbard still has it's full nickel plating and has no damage or carrying dents. There is a bullion portapee tied around the grip and crossguard. The blade is STONE mint, with all of the polish and crossgrain. Needle sharp point. The original hangers are in fine shape, some usage but no damage etc. Name is inked to reverse. Nice looking dagger, with an extra interest.
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 RIG-LUFTWAFFE 2nd. Pattn. KNOT/HANGERS, UNUSUAL EICKHORN TRADEMARK Again, one of my favourite design of daggers. This is a classic 2nd Luftwaffe with the very rarely encountered small STAMPED Eickhorn trademark. Still no one knows why Eickhorn used this type for a short while, it's the post 1938 squirrel, but half the size and stamped into the blade not etched. If you collect Eickhorn trademarks, perhaps you don't have this one? Dagger itself is very nice indeed. Heart shaped Eickhorn pommel with 50% of the gilding left on the swastikas. Grip is a nice yellow/orange colour in perfect condition with springy aluminium wire. Scabbard is dent free, has nice clean, bright surface. Blade is lovely with logo as described. There is an original 23cm short portapee tied around the grip. Been there a long time. It is complete with a very nice set of standard Luftwaffe hangers which show slight useage but otherwise are a great matching set. Exc++ dagger.
COMPLETE RIG-THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER WITH ORIGINAL STRAPS AND GOLD KNOT! Still one of my most favourite daggers and this one is complete and in great shape. By Eickhorn with the 1941 type over the shoulder' stamped squirrel trademark. Blade is stone mint with needle sharp point and all the grey background burnishing in the etched panels. Dagger has solid brass fittings with some traces of the fire gilt in places. Cream celluloid grip is perfect. Tied around the crossguard and grip is the ORIGINAL gold coloured knot. Looks fantastic. Scabbard has two small indentations near the bottom. Norman carrying wear. Apart from that is straight and trouble free. Attached to the scabbard rings are the set of original navy carrying straps in gilded aluminium. They are a matched pair of straps, both buckles are identical, and according to the vendors family, have been on the dagger since the war. A really nice looking dagger, a complete rig!
DE-LUXE SET OF LUFTWAFFE HANGING STRAPS WITH LEATHER TABS. These types of hangers are perhaps my favourite, as the contrast of the brown leather tabs and the blue fabric, really set them off. One of many variations of Luftwaffe straps, this set features de-luxe fittings and are in very good condition. Have been used and worn with a dagger. Bullion and fabric fronts are fine, velvet reverse show no wear at all. Top clip is marked with the RZM and DRGM casting. An ideal accessory for an equally decent Luftwaffe dagger. Hard to find in this condition now.
DECENT SET OF KREIGSMARINE DAGGER HANGERS-COMPETITIVELY PRICED A set I picked up in the USA. Not a mint pair of hangers and have definitely seen action and a lot of use. However, they are a perfect matched set and all are still together. Will display well and look impressive. These hangers have been personalized by the original owner by adding extra eyelets on both straps, so the dagger height can be adjusted from full lenght to very short. Very well done and totally original. The short hanger has some wear to the moire fabric on the front. All gilt is on the aluminium fittings and as I said a good, solid decent set, and priced accordingly. A mint set fetch £350 these days.
DESIRABLE ORANGE GRIP NAVY DAGGER BY WKC WITH ORIGINAL KNOT. Another item purchased last week from a family, along with a nice State Service Third Reich flag. Both of these were direct veteran bring backs and have never been in a collection , cleaned, messed with or touched. This is a super looking navy dagger with deep orange celluloid grip. 99% of the time if you find an orange grip navy dagger it's by WKC. This dagger has lain untouched for as long as the owner can remember. There is a small problem with the grip, which is covered by the original bullion knot, but at the very top of the grip just under the pommel, there is a period crack/chip. It has been done MANY years ago as the orange celluloid is the same colour. It is all stable and no parts are missing. So provided you don't want to take the pommel off!!! All will be fine. Blade is near mint with the WKC knight's hear stamped into the riccasso. The original blade etch is near perfect with all background grey. The scabbard has been uncleaned for years. There are large patches of the original fire gilt all over the surface, especially around the scabbard bands etc. A great contrast to the duller brass exposed parts. No dents or damage. Navy daggers with deep orange grips are very desirable and in great demand, they just look so good! I have priced this accordingly, but a perfect example fetches £800+, so this is a great buy.
DOUBLE PIECE HANGER FOR RAD HEWER. RARE ITEM. As with many of the edged weapons, the accessories and hangers are sometimes more difficult to find than the dagger itself. It's because no value was really placed on 'those bits of fabric', when the dagger looked so nice, so in many cases they were discarded. The RAD double hanger is one of those. I have not had one of these for quite a while. Hanger itself is quite standard and is made for an early Hewer. Consists of a large, flat bullet shaped piece of leather, that went behind the dagger and protected the uniform from wear. It was usually all in one piece with a clip to go onto the scabbard of the hewer and an integral belt loop. Occasionally these 2 piece hangers come along, where the main part of the hanger is detachable from the belt loop via another metal clip. It's the top clip that's the rare bit as it so often goes missing. It's also this small clip that attaches to the OFFICERS hangers, and these hangers don't work without this clip!. Hanger is in very good shape and condition. Nice thick black/brown leather. Good stitching. All the metal clips are nickel and all springs work. A very good example of an earlier 2 piece hanger.
EARLY 1st MODEL LUFTWAFFE DAGGER BY HELBIG. ALL NICKLE TYPE. This is a very nice, classic, 1st model Luftwaffe dagger complete with nickel chains. It is made by the FA Helbeig company, who specialised in some Luftwaffe blades. They made Luftwaffe swords, daggers and the all aluminium NSFK flyers knife, which is so illusive. Helbeig lightly etched their name onto the nickel blade surface, so it is virtually impossible to photograph, but it's there! Blade is also stamped with the small 'stick bird' waffanampt inspection mark. Heavy nickel fittings have gone a little dark with patina. Nice leather covered grip with triple wire wrap. Scabbard has nice blue leather covering with three scabbard fittings and a nice nickel chain and clip. Blade is heavily plated and in lovely condition, mirror bright. There are a couple of VERY small age spots, just preventing the blade from being full mint. A very good example of an early 1935, Luftwaffe dagger.
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 ALL NICKEL/BRASS RAD HEWER-UNCLEANED. A very good example of the very substantial and heavy early RAD hewer by Cark Julius Krebs. Has not been cleaned in a very long time so has developed a great dark patina over the silver fittings to the hilt and scabbard fittings. Grip has a good pair of stag grips retained by the sunken screws. The reverse of the hilt is deeply stamped with the original RAD unit or group Fu 1047. This is also deeply stamped into the scabbard throat, making this a matched original dagger, quite unusual. Scabbard has very good fittings with all screws present. Scabbard body has a very good coating of black paint which is bubbling slightly here and there. The blade is the great slab 'bowie' type. Makers mark in a small oval is on one side along with the RADJ triangle and GES GESCH. Blade is in very good clean condition, with the RAD motto Arbeit Adelt (labour ennobles) deeply etched and clear. Blade has some old finger smudges here and there, but no damage or sharpening.
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.There seems to have been some slight damage to the soft scabbard on one lower edge, at some time. This has been repaired and coloured in with the leather. Quite minor and not really noticeable, unless you look hard. 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. Priced accordingly.
EARLY FLYERS KNIFE BY SMF- DLV STAMPED!!! This is a very presentable, early all nickel flyers knife by SMF, complete with the original small leather hanger. This dagger is stamped on the throat with the early DLV symbol, which designates it earlier that the subsequent NSFK. The Deutche Luft Verband, was basically 'volunteers' in a para-military organisation, set up to train pilots in contravention of the Treaty of Versailles. The DLV were first, but then shortly became the official NSFK. This is a nice little knife, with a few problems, but priced accordingly. Leather to the grip and the scabbard is totally original, and untouched. The grip has a couple of tiny minor pieces of leather missing, just on the edge with the top fitting. The scabbard leather has quite a bit of wear to both reverse edges. It's purely down the dagger being worn and rubbing on the tunic etc. The missing leather is not noticeable from the front at all. Could be a re-leather project if you fancied it, but it's all original as it is. Nickel fittings are all fine with a minor dent to the lover ball. The crossguard enamel swastikas are both perfect. The original short integral hanger is attached to the scabbard ring. Lost some of the blue leather colour, but still serviceable and fine. The blade has been polished over the years, but still retains perhaps 60% of the original crossgraining. Remember this dagger is easily 80 years old now! Blade otherwise is bright and shiny with no nicks or damage. The SMF logo is etched to the top of the blade. The dagger is totally original and has not been messed with. It's an early DLV type, and has been priced accordingly. Well worth the money, as better conditioned ones are £800++
EARLY HITLER YOUTH KNIFE WITH MOTTO-UNUSUAL MAKER. This is a the HJ knife everyone looks for, an early example with unusual maker and the full 'Blut und Ehre' motto. HAs been used, as it should have, blade has been slightly sharpened on the edge, no damage otherwise. Scabbard paint is quite worn on the obverse, about 40% left, the reverse has nearly all of the factory paint. Leather belt loop and hilt snap clip are in good condition and work well. The dagger itself is a steel based early type, with nickel plated fittings etc. Plating has worn through where the belt loop goes around the hilt. Otherwise it's very nice. Early type blade with no riccasso. Maker marked to the reverse CHRISTIAN with a fork as a trademark. The Blut und Ehre is deeply etched to the front of the blade. Very clear and deep. A nice USED HJ dagger. Not seen this maker in a while.
EARLY HJ KNIFE WITH MOTTO BY BOKER. This is a good USED example, but that's exactly what they are supposed to be...used! Dagger is an early heavy steel based item, nickel plated. Grips are fine and there is a nice HJ diamond that is not chipped. Scabbard has had a re-paint some time ago, but looks fine, and the retaining top grip snap loop has been re-fixed, but works well. Blade is the early type without riccasso. Reverse has the BOKER trademark and the company name deeply stamped into the blade. The obverse has the 'Blut und Ehre' erched into the blade quite deeply so is very clear. The blade edge has been sharpened at some time, but has not damaged the motto. Hj knives can fetch up to £500 in mint condition now. This is an honest, ORIGINAL, used, early example and is reasonably priced.
EARLY LUFTWAFFE 1st Pattn. DAGGER BY EICKHORN WITH REMOVABLE CHAINS. I purchased this dagger some weeks ago, but have only just received it. It has some interesting veteran history. You will notice from the pictures that the dagger is a different colour from the scabbard. Dagger has more patina and is much darker. The dagger was left to 2 brothers, who decided to keep half of the dagger each. One had the dagger, the other kept the scabbard. Theu both stored them in different ways. One kept his wrapped in a drawer, the other kept it exposed, but in an attic. The metal parts have therefore aged differently and patina has happened more to one half than the other. When they were put back together, the difference was quite noticeable. However, I have left it as it is, so the final owner can decide what to do, polish and clean or leave. Pommel, grip leather and crossguard are all quite dark but in perfect condition. The gold/gilt of the lower crossguard swastika is shining through. Blade is heavily nickel plated and near mint. Eickhorn trademark from 1938+ is etched into the surface. Scabbard is very clean, nice leather. Small carrying dents to the lower fitting on the reverse. Chain has been period altered by adding a couple of steel snap clips, which enable the owner to remove the nickel chains from the scabbard id desired. I have seen this several times before, and I purchased just a set of chains in the past, that also had these tiny snap clips on them, so not an unusual addition. Nice dagger with some vet history.
EARLY NICKEL LUFTWAFFE SWORD BY DAVID MALSCH. Luftwaffe swords have always been one of my favourite designs. I suppose they look very much like some medieval design, but seem to be so elegant with the down-swept wing crossguard. This is a decent example of an early , all nickel type. The small leather crescent hanger on the scabbard is missing, but other than that it is in good order. The large nickel pommel and crossguard have all the plating, although any gilding to the swastikas has long gone. Leather grip is scuffed on one side, but retains all of the triple twised wire. Blade is lovely and is quite long, as this Luftwaffe chap must have been quite tall. The David Malsch trademark is etched into the blade surface and there is a Waffanampt stamp underneath. Scabbard has upper and lower nickel scabbard fittings and the scabbard leather only shows a little wear. As I said a decent example of an early sword and priced very competitively.
EARLY NICKEL SHORT SA DAGGER HANGER A nice brown leather SA short dagger hanger. Often missing from the SA daggers these days. Nickle fittings, buckle and clip. Clip marked with Assmann maker. Nice chocolate brown leather in good condition. Nice hanger.
EARLY NSKK DAGGER WITH 'UPTURNED' CROSSGUARD AND UNUSUAL MAKER. As with all early NSKK daggers, they started life with brown standard SA scabbards, and then were painted black by their owners or the NSKK group. This has a very nice coating of original black paint over the brown finish. Where age has chipped some of the surface the brown anodising is visible underneath. Paint is about 90% intact. Lower scabbard fitting is virtually undented, but the heads of the screws have been removed long ago, leaving a smooth finish, but securely attached. Both scabbard fittings are yellow with patina and uncleaned. Grip is a lovely piece of polish hardwood. It is also VERY thick. Much thicker in the hand than Eickhorn or SMF types, but this was down to the individual factories and theyre are many subtly variations in grip profiles etc. There is a nice nickel eagle and undamaged SA button. The lower crossguard is noticeably 'upswept' at each end. Gives it quite an unusual appearance. It fits the grip perfectly, with no gaps or spaces, so has been expertly done. Why? To make it look a little different? Blade is very clean and shiny, has some crossgraining present, but otherwise is just a nice clean blade. Makers mark is the Will Kober & Co from SUHL, NOT made in SOLINGEN. Edged weapons NOT made in Solingen are few and far between. A decent NSKK, with a few differences!!!
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 HEWER BY ED WUSTOFF-SUPERB CONDITION! The RAD hwer is perhaps the biggest and heaviest of all the Third Reich daggers. The early ones, that were produced initially, were VERY solid daggers, being made of either a solid brass base or a solid nickel base. Later on they were made of the alloy 'pot metal' and were somewhat lighter. This is a great early RAD hewer by WUSTOFF. It is always interesting to find these hewers made by a more unusual maker, and whilst Wustoff is not mega rare, it is an uncommon maker and in demand with collectors. The dagger is in excellent, unmessed with condition. All the metal parts have a full covering of the heavy nickel plating and have great un-cleaned patina. Grip is two hand picked pieces of stag, fashioned to fit the hilt perfectly. The scabbard has nice upper and lower fittings in solid nickel. Detail on both is superb, with shovel and swastika motif on the bottom one. As these were so heavy and cumbersome, the scabbards, especially the lower fitting received quite a few carrying hits. This one has very few of those!! A nice scabbard shell. Black paint is virtually intact and looks great. The blade is an untouched huge slab of metal. In near perfect condition, the blade surface is factory smooth and has never been sharpened or hit. The motto etch is crisp and deep and not been polished over. The Ed Wustoff logo is deeply etched into the riccasso along with the RADJ triangle and GES Gesch. This is a lovely early RAD hewer and you get a lot for your money
EARLY SA DAGGER HANGER WITH BELT LOOP. Another nice short hanger for an EARLY SA dagger. All nickel fittings, buckle and snap clip. This is complete with matching brown leather belt loop too. Leather in good condition, all complete. Nice accessory.
EARLY SA DAGGER TRIPLE HANGER-COMPLETE. I purchased a couple of these in America and the erly one was sold immediately. I am able to offer the second one I purchased there now. A lovely used example, leather is supple and perfect condition. Has been on a dagger, but no real wear from being so. All nickel fittings have gone green with Verdigris from the leather contact. Belt loop, small dagger grip loop and of course the short clip with oval buckle etc. A really great accessory for your early dagger. very difficult to find complete.
EARLY SA DAGGER, UNCLEANED WITH NICE MAKER, NEAR MINT BLADE. I have purchased a small collection of early SA and NSKK daggers, all untouched and uncleaned-warts and all! This is A NICE SA by the great maker GEBRUDER HELLER SCHMALKALDEN. These daggers were not made in Solingen, so one of the few makers who were based outside the region. Dagger is in an untouched state. Nickel fittings have developed a nice yellow patina. Scabbard is undamaged and has all of the brown anodising and all of the lacquer, however the lacquer has bubble through and become rough. Unfortunatly, the dagger has been dropped on the lower scabbard fitting and it has squashed the lower ball. All the fittings are the same colour, so totally original to the piece. Grip is a nice piece of hardwood and still retains the varnish or shellac coating that it came with. Grip has a good look and feel to it, with no wear to the high points and edges. Blade is VERY nice. Still retains 98% of the original crossgrain polish, with some in-out scratches to the surface. NICE early SA
EARLY SA DAGGER-FOUND IN A SHED!!!! AS FOUND CONDITION. Well, until a few weeks ago this was happily rusting away in an outhouse near Colchester. An absolutely, as found and untouched SA dagger by PUMA. The damp has caused the blade tang to swell with rust and it has expanded inside the grip and the grip has cracked accordingly. No wood missing, just a large crack running down the front. All the nickel fittings are completely untouched and are covered in a green/yellow patina. The scabbard still has the brown anodising, but also has a fine brown surface rust coating! The strangest thing is the blade has really survived un-scathed. It seems to have had some oil or grease coating, which has saved it completely. There is no rust or pitting on it at all. Someone has tried to clean the first inch or so with an abrasive pad or similar, which has left some fine surface scratches. That's about all. A great talking piece indeed. Either leave it exactly as it is, or perhaps restore it with a better grip etc. Most unusual. An early SA dagger for under £300!!!!!!!!!!!!
EARLY SA SHORT LEATHER DAGGER HANGER-COMPLETE. Another short leather hanger for the early SA dagger. Again not suitable for the RZM types. Brown leather is a little dry ans has a couple of surface cracks, however it is still completely sound and will go on a dagger nicely. All nickel fittings, buckle and snap clip are quite heavily patina'd, could be cleaned to a shine or left as they are.
EARLY SA TRIPLE DAGGER HANGER -COMPLETE. This is one of the most difficult parts of the SA dagger to find. I am always asked for this accessory, as they either break or are removed from the daggers. This is the 3 piece hanger for an EARLY SA dagger, and consists of the short dagger hanger with nickel clip and oval buckle, the belt loop and rarest of all, the small leather loop with popper, that connects around the neck of the dagger grip and holds the dagger from flopping about. This is a matched set. All leather is the same colour, all the nickel is the same colour. Leather is dark brown and in beautiful condition. If you have a nice early SA dagger needing a hanger, none better than this!!! NOT CHEAP, BUT FIND ANOTHER.
EARLY SA WITH HOME GROUND ERASED ROHM BLADE. This is a decent , early SA, by EICKHORN. Has the larger oval trademark used by this firm from 1933-35. Half of the trademark has been ground away as part of the Rohm removal process. The grinder was not too careful as he's caught a little of the lower crossguard too!! Blade is very bright and presentable. Nice and clean with no edge damage or nicks etc. Rohm dedication and signature has been quite crudely removed. Certainly not a factory job! Adds to the character I feel. Grip and crossguards are uncleaned and quite deeply covered in patina. Gau mark is Ns.. Woof grip is fine apart from a small hairline age crack on the reverse. Scabbard retains some of the original brown 'anodising' but this is a bit patchy and has worn with age and handling. There are a few 'pin dents' in the reverse shell, where it's apparently been used to tap in a nail or two!! Lower scabbard fittings in not too badlyy dented but is slightly split at the seam. All scabbard screws are present. A very good overall example of a 'home erased Rohm' dagger. Good value for money.
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 SS '33 DAGGER WITH FULL 'ROHM' DEDICATION AND VERTICAL HANGER BY BOKER. This is certainly a dagger you do not see very often. I have owned perhaps 2 in my collecting career. This is on consignment, but it originally came from my old, but sadly departed, friend Harvey Riley. The current owner has had it for over 15 years. Apart from being a nice early SS dagger anyway, the addition of the FULL ROHM etch to the reverse of the blade, has taken it into a completely different category. The history of Ernst Rohm is known to us all. After his fall from grace and murdered by Hitler, all traces of him were removed from the Third Reich 'scene'. Dagger dedications had to be removed or discarded. There are far more SA Rohm daggers in existence than SS ones. Rohm was in charge of the SA after all. However, the SS had not been fully taken over by Himmler at the time, and was still incorporated in the SA, so Rohm SS daggers existed this way.The dagger is in very good order on the exterior. Nice nickel fittings, a great ebony grip. Scabbard has most of the back anodising in place and is not dented or damaged. The vertical hanger has been on there an awfully long time, and I suspect it is original to the piece. It is an EARLY black vertical, so has no SS or RZM marks. The blade is not quite as good as the exterior. Nice and clean, and very presentable. The motto side with Mein ehre Heist Treue is a little grey, has some old finger smudges and has been cleaned over the years so the motto itself is worn through the middle. Still perfectly legible though. The reverse, with the all important Rohm dedication, is much better. The full dedication and Ernst Rohm signature is near perfect. The letters are still a nice grey colour and the age matches the other side perfectly. The trademark on this piece is BOKER, and the firm have used the smaller BOKER trademark which is set up near the crossguard, this was done in order to get the full Rohm etch along the blade in the correct position. A full Rohm SS dagger is rarer that a HIMMLER piece..............A great looking dagger, not mint, but this is also not $30,000!! The price of a mint one in the USA.
EARLY THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER & SET OF HANGERS (WKC) Whist this navy dagger is unmarked and has a plain blade, it is definitely made by WKC. They have a distinctive pommel eagle, have unique scabbard bands and use a red felt blade buffer. Dagger is an early variety with all brass fittings and scabbard etc. Dagger has a nice colour to it, but there is no fire gilt left anywhere. A typical bring back navy dagger that has been polished and looked after!! Nice cream celluloid grip with twisted wire. No damage or cracks. Scabbard is basically fine and straight, but has a few undulations from carrying dents etc. Nothing serious. Blade is very nice. Is NOT etched, as I mentioned above, but is very clean and needle sharp. Has red felt blade buffer. Complete with the dagger are a matched set of navy hangers. The hardware and buckles are of the later 'pot metal' variety but still have quite a lot of the original gilding left. The black moire hangers are both fine and have velvet backing. All clips work, but the small retaining chain is missing. A good example, complete with a decent set of straps.
EARLY TRIPLE BROWN HANGER FOR SA DAGGER. This continues to be one of the more difficult hangers to find. An early triple SA dagger hanger with nickel fittings. HAs 3 parts to it, the normal, small leather hanger, the belt loop, and the small strap that fits around the SA dagger grip. When all connected to the dagger and belt, it stops the dagger swinging around when walking/marching. All in excellent condition, dark brown leather still very supple etc. RARE accessory.
EARLY, NEAR MINT, RAD HEWER WITH VERY RARE MAKER-WEYERSBERG. Considering how big these RAD hewers are, and what they were supposed to be used for, finding one in condition like this is quite amazing! The grip consists of a hand picked piece of vey knobbly stag. usually these are smooth, but this is really thick on both sides. Looks amazing. The solid nickle fittings of the hewer have all toned yellow with age patina and probably nicotine. Underneath the nickle surface looks to be perfect. Many companies made the RAD Hewer, Eickhorn, Boker etc etc. The very early Hewers had no RAD inspection marks or etches on the blade, and this is one of those. There is just the Weyersberg trademark deeply etched to the reverse of the blade. I have NEVER had a Weyersberg RAD hewer before!! Even the scabbard screws etc are different. They are rounded, like SA types, not the wider, flat headed ones we normally see on later hewers. The scabbard body is finished in a black semi-matt colour, I can't quite work out if it's painted or anodised. However it's in near perfect condition too. Now to the blade. Perhaps one of the nicest RAD blades I have seen. It still has some protective grease on it, but where it's missing the blade is in stone mint condition. The RAD motto is deeply etched into the blade and retains ALL of the grey background colour. This is a great RAD hewer, in superb condition, and with some really nice features.
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 FIELD MARSHALL SERIES 'Derfflinger Pattern' WITH KNOT. The DERFFLINGER pattern is a really hard one to find! I was lucky enough to find this in Germany and it's in near mint/perfect condition. The aluminium hilt is fire gilded, and retains 99% of the finish!! Looks fantastic. The Derfflinger pattern is almost identical to the Zeiten pattern apart from the fact it has a dove head pommel, not a lion's head. There is a deep 'curly' design that runs throught the hilt. The front langet features a raised out Wehrmacht eagle surrounded by the little 'curls' in a shield. A really impressive design. There is a black celluloid grip with triple aluminium wire. An original leather portepee is wrapped around the grip and crossguard. Scabbard is perfect with near mint black paint. The blade is a nickel plated type and is stone mint! The Eickhorn post 1938 logo is stamped into the reverse top of the blade. A VERY nice sword indeed, and if you are collecting this Eickhorn series, or wold just like a perfect example of this type. Here it is.
EICKHORN NAVY DAGGER WITH KNOT-UNCLEANED CONDITION. This lovely navy dagger came from a private source last week. Has been wrapped in cloth in a drawer for many years, hence the condition. Whilst not full mint, this dagger has over 50% of the original fire gilt left all over the brass fittings. The remainder of the brass has turned a light plum colour. It has not been metal polished!!! Eickhorn seemed to make the majority of navy daggers, and they made a very nice product. Great definition to all the brass fittings. The thick bullion knot has been there for ever and has settled nicely into place. The celluloid grip is wrapped with a single brass wire. No cracks, but there are a couple of surface scratches on the reverse side. No other damage. Scabbard has over 50% of gilt left and has no dents or damage. lade is lovely. HAs the post 1938 squirrel stamped into the riccasso. Nickel plated blade has beautiful finish with all the background grey in the blade etches. There have been a couple of navy daggers go through the auctions on-line recently, made 'silly money' and were not as nice as this. So grab a bargain with no 25% commission added!!!!!
EICKHORN SCHARNHORST SWORD WITH MEGA RARE TRIPLE ETCHED BLADE. This is a very nice parade sword anyway, without the joy of a fantastic, triple etched Eickhorn factory blade!! Purchased in America last year, I have held onto it as I just did not want to part with it. I will never get another like this. Firstly the sword itself is one the Eickhorn Field Marshal series - Scharnhorst. HAs aluminium hilt with lion's head and fire gilded over. It has red glass eyes in the Lion's head. There is some useage and wear to the carrying surfaces of the high points of the hilt. It's been worn properly. Scabbard is dent free and has 99% of the original black paint. It is the blade that is the STUNNING surprise. Eickhorn offered etched blade options, and their workmanship is always absolutely fantastic. The acid etched designs are crystal clear and deep and sharp. The etch on this blade is BEAUTIFUL. One side has the panel showing a scene of some description and it is bordered by scrolls and the closed wing eagle and swastikas. The reverse side has a beautiful floral design running the complete length. The various etched offered by Eickhorn can be found in the Eickhorn sales catalogue published at the time. HOWEVER....the etch on this sword blade seems to be unique. Tom Wittmann, the world renown author and expert on this subject, has NEVER seen this etch offered on a sword blade. The actual etch is shown in the catalogue and it is usually found on 'memory of my service time' etched dress bayonets, but it's the first time seen on a sword blade. The etch depicts Infantrymen with rifles etc, running across a battlefield. The detail is phenomenal, and with a glass or a loop you can see the uniform detail, helmets, tiny rifles etc etc. I cannot emphasise enough how rare this sword etch is. Anyone who collects swords or etched blades, really needs to add this to your collection. I am certain it's nearly a ONE OFF, so you could end up owning the only one in the world!!! Fantastic sword, beautiful thing.
EICKHORN SHOP TRADE DISPLAY/SIZE CARD-SWORDS-SIZES ETC. This is a great piece of memorabilia for any edged weapon collector. This is an advertising/sales card for the Eickhorn series of swords. Would have probably hung in a retail shop outlet or similat. A bit larger than A4 size, this is laminated on both sides. One side shos a selection of swords with their catalogue model numbers, the other shows sizes and lengths. So if you were X meters tall, you needed a sword of X length. A great piece of period advertising.
EXCELLENT TENO HEWER, COMPLETE WITH HANGER AND VERY RARE TENO ORIGINAL NCO's KNOT. I have been collecting and dealing for nearly 40 years now, and I have had a few TENO hewers in my time. Some in slightly better condition than this, but most of them worse. I was once offered an 'as found' hewer which was complete like this one, but had been stored next to a water tank in a loft. It was virtually a ball of corrosion, everything had eithr rusted or flaked off, the leather hager had disintegrated and the knot was just the ball basically. It was very sad to see it like that. Anyway, I digress. THIS hewer is perhaps the only one I have ever had that is so complete and SO ORIGINAL. Everything has been together on this dagger since the 1940's. The knot and the hanger are frozen together, knot has never been off and the hanger itself is the same age and colour as the dagger. It is so rare to find the original knot with ANY TENO dagger and this know is for TENO NCO's with silver bullion strap and black/silver and green ball. Leather hanger is near perfect and the very thin leather cross strap is still intact and not broken. The dagger itself is a great example, it has a couple of small places where the nickle plating has lifted off, but very minor. Lovely ivory coloured grip plates. Super detailed TENO eagle to the crossguard. Scabbard has 99% of the original black paint. Both upper and lower scabbard fittings are perfect. Hanger is attached to the reverse scabbard fitting through the rectangular loop. Blade is in excellent condition. Like the RAD blades, there are a huge lump of steel. They were original finished to a dull matt surface, not highly polished with crossgrain. There are some very minor surface spots here and there, which I am sure will clean up much better if desired. The TENO eagle is deeply etched into the top of the reverse blade, along with the Eickhorn squirrel trademark (Eickhorn were the ONLY manufacturer who made these). There is an accountability number etched under the crossguard and stamped into the scabbard throat 3591. A real chance to obtain a complete, 100% original, 'always been together' dagger and rare accessories.
EXCELLENT THIRD REICH NAVAL DAGGER-ADOLF BRAUN. Naval daggers marked with a distributors name are quite uncommon. However, Adolf Braun is quite well known, and was a large uniform and military wholeseller in Berlin. They were middle men for several uniform and dagger manufactureres. This name is often found on Alcoso type navy daggers. However, he purchased from all over the place and this one is an Eickhorn made dagger, with classic Eickhorn fittings. The dagger is in really lovely condition as it has ost of the fire gilt present over the brass base. cabbard is dent free and has perhapd 75% of the fire gilt remaining,very bright. Crossguard and pommel the same. A nice cream celluliod grip is damage and crack free with nice brass twisted wire. As with most naval daggers purchased from distributors, the blade is completely plain, apart from the districutor mark. In near mint condition, it is a nickel plated with a needle sharp point. On all navy daggers (as per Eickhorn catalogue and price list) an etched blade was at EXTRA cost. Your standard dagger came just like this, plain blade. If the naval rank could not afford it, or didn't think it was necessary, thye just had a plain bladed dagger. Many were purchsed by naval quatermasters, and kept for the personel who didn't have a dagger for parade purposes, all of these DEPOT pieces have plain blades, as it was not felt necessary to waste extra money on etching. This is a VERY nice example of a navy dagger. Match it with a nice knot and hangers and you will have a lovely set.
EXTRA SPECIAL PURCHASE SMALL POLICE PARADE BAYONET-EICKHORN This is a super quality, 1/3 smaller Third Reich police parade bayonet, as listed in the Eickhorn catalogue as 'Extra Seitengewhr fur die Deutche Polizei Nr 1320'.Overall length is 40cm, with a 24cm blade! There is a picture of this exact bayonet on the Eickhorn page description. These were made of aluminium and nickel plated. Everything was about 1/3 smaller than a standard police bayonet. Nice stag grips which have an aluminium police eagle pinned to the front (it wiggles!). Nice black leather scabbard with nickel plated top and bottom mounts. There is an original patent leather frog (slightly aged) with police coloured knot tied around it. Blade is 100% mint. Heavily nicel plated with post-1938 Eickhorn squirrel stamped into the riccasso. It's a shorter, carbine type blade, unique to this type of bayonet. I just don't see these police bayonets any longer, even in America. They are rare beasts! Lovely little police parade bayonet.
EXTREMELY RARE ALCOSO NAVY DAGGER, SAILING SHIP BLADE & COMPLETE WITH KNOT AND NEAR MINT HANGERS. An acquisition from my America trip, and I was so surprised to find a navy dagger in Los Angeles!! I have always loved navy daggers, they look splendid with the gilded brass finish, and the history of the development of the navy dagger in the German navy goes well before WW1, and they adapted it accordingly. There were quite a few companies that made navy daggers. Eickhorn being the most prolific it seems. However, each of the different companies, made slightly different navy daggers, in their own small ways. Some of the companies made very few compared to Eickhorn, and in the collecting community, it's the rarer makers that have become VERY sought after. ALCOSO is one of them. They made a rage of edged weapons and were in business for many years prior to the Third Reich period. Their trademark is very distinctive and always contains a scale balance. Alcoso navy daggers are very distinguishable. They used very thin grip wire, the reverse crossguard has a cast diamond in the center, there is no 'butt plate' between the scabbard and the crossguard just red felt, the scabbard rings and bands are larger and are like the sword scabbard fittings. These are the main points that are unique to Alcoso. This dagger is a classic ALCOSO piece in every way. It's not been cleaned or polished, and whilst it retains 50% of the gilt finish on the fittings, the exposed brass has toned to a plum colour. The original bullion knot is tied in place, never been off. It is a little frayed where it swings against the crossguard. Scabbard is near prefect with no edge damage or 'door dents'. There is one small 'ping' dent in the front of the scabbard just underneath the top scabbard band, but not serious and very shallow. The blade is lovely and I would grade it 99% mint. Has full etch and background and is the great 'sailing ship' design. Alcoso trademark is etched sideways into the riccasso and dates this dagger to around 1940-41. Accompanying the dagger are a lovely set of gilded aluminium moire cloth hangers. These are a matched pair and look to have been with the dagger for ever. The reverse of the buckles are cast with the M inside a diamond. Gilding to the buckles is perfect, some loos on the hanger clips, but they have been used, so bound to happen. This is a UNIQUE opportunity to acquire a TEXTBOOK Alcoso navy dagger. These just do not surface like this.
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 1890-PATTN. IMPERIAL GERMAN CADET NAVAL DAGGER. This is a real find, and it's in absolutely lovely condition too. Dagger still retains 80% of the fire gilt over the brass finish. There are NO dents or damage to the very long scabbard, and after nearly 126 years, I think that absolutely amazing!!! This dagger is known as the 1890 Cadet pattern. There are quite a few variations of this type, but this exact one appears in the WKC catalogue of the time. Closed Imperial crown pommel.Turned ivory grip (does not have wire). Imperial type crossguard with button blade release. Dagger is over 19" long and has a 13.5" blade! A very long dagger. If you were wearing this and it was swinging around, scabbard would suffer, but it hasn't, so I doubt if it was worn a lot. Scabbard is beautifully engraved with the original owners name, which seems to be 'Hancelle', but quite difficult to read the script. Would be worth further research as Imperial German naval records are quite thorough. Blade is stamped with the small knights helmet of the WKC company. It is profusely etched on both sides with naval scenes of a ship in full sail and the Imperial crown above. Blade is in near mint condition too. This is a wonderful example of this type on Imperial German navy dagger. These are FAR RARER than their Third Reich counterparts, and it is a privilege to be able to offer it to you.
FANTASTIC MINIATURE LUFTWAFFE DAGGER-SMF + ADVERT. As some of you may know, I have had a long association with collecting miniature Third Reich daggers. It's still one of the things I try and keep if it's lovely! The only reason I am not keeping this one, is I already have one identical in every way, condition, type etc. This is a lovely, mint example of the classic miniature Luftwaffe 2nd. Pattn dagger made by SMF. These daggers are all just over 9" long and reflect the BEST quality workmanship. If these are photographed with no scale reference, you would think they are full size. Perfect aluminium fittings that show no wear at all. Lovely scabbard which has 100% of the original blued finish. Tangerine orange grip is perfect with tiny silver wire running around the grooves. The blade is marked with the tiny SMF logo of the seated king and marked DRGM. The obverse has a wonderful etched 2 line advert for the ' Niedersashsische Tageszeitung- Hannover. This was a Third Reich newspaper started in 1932 (I think). This little dagger was given away (or sold) as an advertising gimmick and would have been used as a letter opener or similar. This is really one of the nicest SMF miniatures I have offered in a long while. Condition-wise it is faultless, and with the advert on the blade, quite a rare and historical thing.
FANTASTIC NEAR MINT TRANSITION 1936 SS CHAINED DAGGER. I have not found a dagger like this in quite a few years now, so I am really pleased to be able to offer this to my customers. A really lovely example of a 1933 SS chained officers dagger with TYPE 1 chains. Not been in a collection before, so never messed with or taken apart. The dagger seems to have survived in a stable environment, hence the near mint condition. This type of SS dagger follows the same time period manufacture as the standard 1933 daggers. Early ones were all nickel, mid-period or transitional daggers were, part nickel/part steel construction. While the later ones used ersatz metal crossguards, plated fittings and aluminium or base metal grip eagles. This is a classic transitional piece. Crossguards are solid nickel, as is the grip eagle. The scabbard fittings etc are nickel plated. Again as is very common with these pieces, the lower crossguard has been plucked from the parts bin, where they used up all the older stock, and it has a Gau mark letter 'P'. This is totally acceptable, and as I said very common for these daggers. I have had perhaps 6-8 of these over the past years. They are featured and shown in Tom Wittmann's SS book, on page 625. The upper and lower crossguards are a beautiful untouched bright nickel, the top nut has never been removed or undone. The grip is a choice piece of ebony and is in very smooth condition. There is a very small chip from one corner on the top left hand underneath the top crossguard and the reverse lower grip edge where it touches the crossguard has a minute sliver missing. Again, most common as the ebony is so hard and brittle, if it is knocked or dropped, it cracks or chips!! These are both very minor blemishes and does not detract from the condition of the rest of the dagger. The scabbard is STUNNING. It has a flawless anodised finish with lacquer. 99% mint!! The Type 1 chain has all of the nickel plating 100%. The centre mount has the two screw fixing. The chain snap clip fixing has the DRGM stamp visible through the centre part. Textbook. Lower scabbard fitting again has 100% nickel plating and no dents to the ball or damage. Last but not least....the blade. Well, again I cannot stress how nice it is. It matched the condition of the rest of the dagger, and has been protected inside the scabbard for the past 70 years. It retains 100% crossgraining and 100% burnish to the motto background. A true MINT blade. Overall this is a stunning SS chained and worthy of ANY collection. These fetch an awful lot of money in the USA now, so I hope one of the collector there does not snap it up as I have priced it very competitively. Lovely dagger!
GOLD WITH RED/BLACK FLECKS IMPERIAL NAVAL GERMAN SWORD KNOT. This has been tied to a sword or perhaps dagger at some time, but considering this is now over 100 years old, it's in marvellous condition. This is the long bullion parade knot for the Imperial naval dress sword. They are sometime tied to the dagger too, but as the ball of this one is fairly large, I think it's been used on a sword. Whilst usually silver bullion, this one is definitely 'golden' in colour and looks amazing. The bullion cord is interspersed with red and black 'fleks' woven into the bullion cord. There is one very small wear point in the cord, where it's been swinging on a sword, but it's really nothing. If you have a nice Imperial German navy sword, that needs a cracking knot, this is it. A beautiful example and really hard to find on their own.
GOOD EXAMPLE OF HITLER YOUTH KNIFE BY EMIL VOOS. This is a very decent example of a HJ boys knife by Emil Voos. The reverse has the classic trademark of the snake coiling around a tree stump, and the initials EVS Solingen. By all the signs this should be an early dagger with a Blut unt Ehre motto on the other side, but there is no evidence of it whatsoever. Sometimes the motto is very lightly etched and wears off with use and polishing, but cannot see any traces. The scabbard has original paint, with some normal wear through use. Leather belt loop and snap clip are very good. In fact the snap button has a very nice celluloid maker mark on it. Grip has good definition, no damage to the HJ diamond. Blade very clean and tidy, but as I sais it's plain on one side with maker mark on the reverse.
GOOD QUALITY EARLY ALL WOOL PARTY ARMBAND. Very emotive, but very collectable. A Third Reich 'nazi' armband. These were worn by many members of the Third Reich organisations, mainly the NSDAP SA party. This is a very nice all wool armband. Made in 3 pieces, the red wool backing, then the white moire circle and then stitched onto the top is the black swastika in black moire fabric. The armband is completely open and does not seem to have been stitched to a tunic, Very good quality piece.
GOOD SET OF OLD REPRODUCTION WATER CUSTOMS STRAPS. I don't usually sell reproductions, but these are a very old and quite well made set of blue hangers for the extremely rare Water/Sea Customs dress dagger. They consist of twin blue moire fabric straps with blue velvet backing. The hardware is all beautiful gilded and actually looks very impressive. However, the buckles, slides and clips are all actually from an army dagger set, as they all depict 'oakleaves' on the buckles, slides etc. The Water Customs straps are laurel leaves, pointed, on the hardware. Exactly the same as the Land Customs dagger but gilded. All being said, they look very good and if desired, you could just use the hardware on army straps for a 'Generals' dagger! Fun set.
GREAT COMPLETE RED CROSS MAN'S HEWER WITH FROG. This is a fine example of the Red Cross Hewer, complete with the original Red Cross leather frog. These frogs are UNIQUE to this dagger, don't fit anything else and you can't use any other frogs but there. None fit!! In excellent condition overall with original finish to the metal fittings, with just a little wear on the high spots. Nice black Bakelite grips. Scabbard has 95% of the original black gloss paint with a little carrying wear to one edge and light age spidering only. Scabbard fittings have plating still on them. No screws missing. Frog is in lovely condition, has been on this dagger since it was made. Reverse is marked with the letter 'D'. Blade is in near mint condition, has a couple of minor finger smudges, but still has old grease and razor sharp serrated teeth down one side. The blade has no maker mark (they never did) but is stamped Ges.Getsch underneath the crossguard lozenge. A hefty dagger, you get a lot for your money, like RAD hewers. Nice example.
GREAT KREIGSFLAG ISSUED TO NAVY. 2.5M X 1.5. COMPLETE. Flags are always popular and provided they are not too large or in poor condition, sell well and are collected all over the world. This is a great Reichskreigsflag which measures 2.5m x 1.5m and is stamped with these sizes on the reinforced hem. It is also overstamped with the navy eagle and swastika 'M'. The original rope is installed inside the hem and in great condition too. The flag has reinforced top corners, and quadruple reinforcing stitching along the flying edge. It has been stored properly so the colours are very bright and clear. There are a couple of minor moth hols near the flying edge, but nothing terrible. There is a 'L' shaped small stain on the body. No idea what that is. Overall a very good flag to display etc. 200% original and used. Purchased from USA on my last trip.
GREAT LOOKING NAVY DAGGER WITH ORIGINAL KNOT-LATER EICKHORN MAKER. I am a great fan of Third Reich navy daggers, always have been. A very classic dagger, and in good condition, nothing can beat them. This is a wonderful example 'out of the woodwork', just how I like to find them. There is a lot of the original fire gilt remaining all over the brass fittings, especially to the pommel, crossguard etc. There is approx 50% left on the scabbard. The dagger has not been cleaned or polished and has taken on a lovely 'golden' patina. This is especially evident on the original knot, which is tied in place and has toned to a lovely golden colour. The knot has NEVER been touched and remains in the exact tie from 70 years ago! The blade is mint and has the later post 1941 Eickhorn squirrel stamped into the riccasso. All the nickel plating is perfect and the charcoal grey etched panels are also in mint condition. The scabbard is dent free and matches the patina of the rest of the dagger. A really great looking piece.
GREAT SET OF HANGERS FOR RED CROSS OFFICER DAGGER. As with most daggers accessories, the hangers become rarer than the dagger itself! At the time of surrender or souvenir hunting at the end of the war, the daggers were the things to get. No one really bothered with the hangers etc. So over the past 70+ years, there are more daggers than hangers. This is a very nice 100% original set of cloth hangers for the Red Cross Officers dagger. Brushed aluminium fittings, plain oval buckles and plain silver slides and lower clips. There are no markings on these hangers, or on the slightly different Social Welfare hangers. In great condition. Beige and bullion fronts with thin RED line stitching. Reverse is in a beige/green velvet. They have been used and worn, but are not damaged or frayed. There is a tiny rust stain to the rear of one strap where it has affect the velvet, must have been laid on something metal, but very small indeed. Other than that these are a lovely, perfect set.
GREAT SET OF THE DE-LUXE TYPE OF LUFTWAFFE HANGERS. I have been asked recently for 'Luftwaffe dagger hangers'. Simple request perhaps, but after the last two English fairs, and several other places, I was unable to find and good sets. I therefore managed to buy 3 or 4 sets in America, and this is the first set listed. All metal fittings have that dull gilt wash associated with this type of hanger. The upper snap clip is heavily embellished with oakleaves and the reverse is marked with the UE 10 RZM and DRGM letters (these clips were also used with Hitler Youth Leaders hangers for instance, hence the RZM marks) Good bullion and blue/grey fabric and gilt washed rectangular buckles and push in snap clips. The reverse has nice grey/blue velvet finish. Tops of the straps have been slightly shortened by the original owner, to make his dagger hang higher, by turning over a bit more of the fabric and stitching it down. Nice set of hangers.
GUARD CAT LOOKS AFTER STOCK!! Turn away for one minute and someone sleeps on your stock!! Sadly the old chap is no longer with us...awful and we are very sad. Long live Mojo, best cat in the world!
HALF- SIZE 'DANCING TYPE' MESS DRESS,WEIMAR NAVY DAGGER WITH ORANGE GRIP. These little daggers are absolutely beautiful. As far as we can find out these were actually used and worn with the formal mess dress, and carried by senior members of the German navy. WCK seems to be the only company that made them, and they were made for the Imperial navy with 'crown' pommels, then the 1929 Weimar navy with 'flame' pommels and very rare, they had a small Third Reich eagle pommel too! Tom Wittmann shows all three versions in his navy dagger book, and I have reproduced a pictures with the description. This one has the 'flame' pommel, and is in absolute gorgeous condition. 85% of the original fire gilding is present through the dagger on all the brass fittings. There is a deep ORANGE celluloid grip with tiny brass wire wrap. It has the Imperial style capstan crossguard. The scabbard is also a standard (smaller) navy style with lightning bolt design etc.The blade is wonderful and is deeply etched both sides (most are plain) The Knight's Head logo for WKC is deeply stamped into the riccasso. WKC made some of the best looking navy daggers around, their options for grip types and scabbard design is amazing. This little navy dagger, it measures 10 1/4 " overall and is a fantastic little thing.
HITLER YOUTH BOYS KNIFE WITH MOTTO-TIGER-1936 The Hitler Youth knife is always popular with collectors. Although now a lot more expensive than they used to be (what isn't), they continue to be well collected and sell quickly. This is a used example, shows wear to the scabbard paint and the blade has been lovingly polished over the years. However, it's a quite early example, and has both the makers logo TIGER on the blade as well as the RZM number allocated to them. Dated 1936. Nickel plate crossguard and hilt show a little use, but nothing serious. Grips are fine and the HJ diamond is perfect. Blade has no riccasso. Is bright and clean with no damage. Motto of Blut und Ehre is quite visible, but a little feint towards the hilt. Scabbard has most original black paint and the leatherwork, belt loop and cross strap are all fine.
HITLER YOUTH DAGGER POST 1938 WKC. This is a really great HJ dagger as it has such a super clear trademark. This is a post 1938 dagger so it does not have a motto on the blade, but turn it over and it has a fantastic set of RZM and WKC trademarks on the reverse. Deeply stamped into the blade is the WKC logo of the Knights helmet, with WKC Solingen underneath. Above that is the RZM logo, then the code M7/42 and then the date 1939. All deeply stamped again. The dagger is a later type made of the grey metal alloy and then nickel plated. There is some wear here and there where the strap has rubbed etc. Grip plates are perfect, as is the HJ diamond. The scabbard is 100% straight, but has had a black gloss re-paint some time ago. Very well done. The leather hanging strap and cross loop are lovely. All in a dark brown 'pebbled' leather in great condition. Leather is stamped on the reverse with the oakleaf trademark and the initials L S. Blade is 100% clean and very bright. A good example with wonderful markings WKC made a quality product..................
HITLER YOUTH KNIFE BY PUMA WITH MOTTO!! An always popular dagger and increasingly difficult to find decent examples, even though there were over 6 million made before the war!!! This is an early, pre-1938 HJ dagger with the etched 'Blut und Ehre' motto on the blade. The dagger has been issued and used properly by the HJ member, the blade motto is therefore a little feint as the etch has been cleaned many times. However, it is perfectly legible and very visible. The dagger is steel with heavy nickel plated fittings. Grips are fine, with no damage. The HJ enamel diamond is perfect with no chips. The scabbard has nearly all the ORIGINAL black gloss paint, with just a little wear to the edges etc. The dark brown leather belt loop is supple. The small cross loop with popper, all works very well and snaps in nicely. There is a period repair to the belt leather at the reverse, seems to have split years ago and has been stitched together. Blade is actually very clean with bright surface and no damage. Motto is on the obverse and the nice PUMA logo is deeply stamped into the reverse. There was a leather washer between the blade and the hilt, but this has disappeared with age. A good USED, example of an early HJ dagger. Priced accordingly.
HJ/DJ 1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS COMMEMORATIVE KNIFE IN ISSUE PACKET These beautiful little knives were made by the Emil Voos company for sale as commemorative souvenirs of the 1936 Olympics. I know there is some controversy around that perhaps they didn't exist and have been made since the war. I don't believe that at all. It is some years since these all were found and brought onto the market, perhaps 15 years ago. I was around then, and saw the original packing box that they all came in! It had been stored badly and the top layer and bottom layer of daggers had been affected by the damp. The paper packets were destroyed and the daggers were rusty. Further down into the crate the daggers and packets were better and complete. I purchased for my own collection, one of the very rusty ones with part packet and a couple of the complete ones with no damage. I still have the better one in my collection to this day. All the daggers were identical, apart from one thing. Some had real stag grips, some had imitation stag grips made of wood. I am pleased to be able to offer another one of these very interesting collectables. The dagger itself is mint and un-issued (as they all were). This blade is in mint condition. It has the party day,Olympic etching one one side in gold/black/white. The other side has the Emil Voos logo/trademark. This dagger has real stag grips with the tiny enamel HJ diamond affixed to the grip. The scabbard is the small DJ size and is in mint condition. They all came with little paper bags/packets, and again these were all the same, printed with the Emil Voos details and over stamped in red ink for the BERLINER OLYMPIADE. I think these are super little knives and have thoroughly enjoyed owning my one for all these years. I hope the next owner of this does too
HUNTING ASSOCIATION DOUBLE SIDED CAR PENNANT. Purchased with the dagger just listed, this is a lovely 100% original, double sided green cloth car pennant. Made of rough green cotton material, and complete with the small clip and attaching string. There is a machine embroidered Hunting Association stags head on each side, in multi coloured threads. There a re a few moth holes here and there to add to the authenticity, but none affect the DJ badges. It's quite small pennant, so will fit very nicely into a Hunting or Forestry collection and lay underneath a dagger or DJ badges.
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 APPLIKATEN DAGGER, NAMED & WITH HISTORY. ( Killed at JUTLAND!) This is the Model 1872 Kriegsmarine Applicanten Dirk.These dirks are extremely difficult to find; they were worn by candidates circa 1872 and onward. This one is in very good shape, is made by WKC (WK&C), and has the added bonus of being named on the reverse folding clamshell guard! The name is ROHLHOFF. His first name was Justus and he was a reserve engineer NCO. He was on the battleship SMS Pommern and killed in action with all other souls when she was torpedoed and exploded during the battle of Jutland. So a sad ending for the chap, but his dagger survived, as he obviously left it at home. Dagger has an all brass hilt/grip, with the Imperial crown cast into the crossguard. There are folding clamshell crossguards both front are reverse. The rear one goes over a pin in the scabbard and holds the dagger from slipping out. Brass fittings to the scabbard, leather is black and in very good shape. Blade is in very good order. Is deeply etched with Imperial naval scenes, including the Imperial crown. The WK&C trademark appears on the reverse. There are some very slight signs of age on the blade just towards the bottom. The tip of the blade has discoloured from being damp in the scabbard perhaps. Nothing at all serious for a weapon over 130 yeas old approx. A great collectable, rare to find and difficult to add to your collection. Nice piece.
IMPERIAL GERMAN M1898 PARADE SWORD WITH BLACK ANODISED FINISH. I have had many of these nice early swords in the past, but it is the first, to my knowledge, that I have had with a dull black anodised finish. It's completely original, has not been 'painted' or 'touched up'. These swords are usually in a gilded steel or brass finish. Whether this was done for combat reasons (non reflective) of the regiment wanted a particular 'look', I have no idea. I cannot find any reference for this being done, but it certainly looks fantastic. Gives the hilt a really menacing look and it's in near mint condition too. There are a few wear spots on the highlights, you can see the original metal underneath, but basically the covering is 100%. Very nice grip with triple brass wire, brass Imperial cypher badge to the grip is pinned through. Folding front crossguard has the Prussian Imperial eagle. Leather finger loop is still there but slightly damaged. Blade is a lovely triple fullered nickel plated type in mint condition. Has WKC maker to the riccasso.
IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVY SWORD WITH DAMASCUS BLADE, IVORY GRIP & ORIGINAL KNOT! Another piece out of the woodwork, has been on a wall for years and not been in any collection. This is a naval officers dress sword for the Imperial German navy. They made these swords out of either all brass or steel/iron. This is an all steel/iron type. Hilt, crossguard and scabbard fittings are all iron and gilded. Unfortunately in a few places, mainly on the scabbard fittings, moisture has attacked the surface and flaked off the gilding. As I said, it's mainly on the scabbard fittings on the obverse, the reverse is intact. I think this was due to the sword being hung on the wall for so long and perhaps it was in a damp environment. Who knows. The hilt has 95% of the gilding intact. Has great detail to the casting, oak leaves etc. Lion's head pommel has red (port) and green (starboard) glass eyes. The hilt has two folding crossguards. The reverse acts as a lock to hold the hilt to the scabbard. The front is like a large folding clamshell and closes for ease of storage etc. It is decorated with the Imperial crown and an anchor. The cream grip is a lovely piece of IVORY, with no age cracks. It is wrapped with a single twisted wire. Attached to the knuckle bow is the original Imperial navy sword knot in silver bullion with red and black flecks in the cord. It is loosly tied around the grip, but should be re-tied in the proper manner (with some effort!) The scabbard has three staple held fittings. As I mentioned these are also steel and have some lifting to the gilding. All are otherwise fine and perfectly sound. The scabbard leather is beautiful and in perfect condition. Very stiff with no cracks or bends. The blade is in near perfect condition with just a very few age spots here and there. It is made of MAIDENHAIR DAMASCUS steel and looks lovely. The skill and craftsmanship of making a blade like this is still amazing, and the cost of this blade would have been quite large. . It was made by WKC and the early 1900's trademark of WK&C, plus twin Kings heads are stamped into the blade. Overall a really good looking sword. HAs everything it should have. Apart from some moisture damage, in very excellent condition. Extremely good value for a sword like this.
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 STAG GRIP FIGHTING KNIFE. The Germans liked their fighting knives and enterprising companies offered more 'de-luxe' pieces to buy for private purchase and take with you to war!. This is one of those. Made by ED WUSTOF Solingen, who continued to make edged weapons right through the Third Reich period too. Has a nice stag grip with large steel 'S' type crossguard. Blade is nickel plated with false edge. Blade in good condition, not sharpened and only has slight spotting to the surface. Scabbard is tubular steel and similar to a Hitler Youth type scabbard. Has nearly all original paint. The leather belt loop in supple and intact. The small cross strap and popper are all there, but the popper has broken through the leather strap. This is over 100 years old after all!! A good example of a very neat, private purchase knife. HArd to find in this condition.
INTERESTING COTTON SMALL PARTY FLAG- NSDAP Not quite sure what this little pennant or flag could have been used for. It measures 20" x 16", is double sided and has a sewn hem on one edge either for a rope or hung from a pole. It is made of high quality red cotton and has a printed swastika sewn to each side. It was probably hung from a pole horizontally so you could see each side. Bright, clean colours, a few very tiny moth holes on the hem. Otherwise in PERFECT condition. Great size for display, especially as a backdrop or drawer cover for SA daggers etc.
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 COMPLETE!
LARGE 25mm GOLD HUNTING ASSOCIATION AWARD/ MEMBERSHIP PIN. This is a MINT conditioned DJ (Deutche Jagerschaft) gilt membership pin, and twice the size of ones I have had before. Incredible detail and maker marked to the rear around THE PIN BASE. AN ABSOLUTLEY WONDERFUL MEMBERSHIP PIN, WOULD HAVE BEEN FOR A HIGH RANKING OFFICIAL, AND I HAVE NEVER HAD ONE LIKE THIS BEFORE. a MUST FOR THE HUNTING ASSOCIATION COLLECTOR.
LARGE 25mm SILVER HUNTING ASSOCIATION AWARD/MEMBERSHIP PIN. From the same source and old collection as the gold membership pin, this is the silver version. I imagine these were actually given as awards, rather than just a membership pin, as why have a a silver and gold grade? By the same manufacturer as the gold one. With the makers name stamped around the base of the pin. Beautiful, MINT detail. Lovely twisted pin. Absolutely marvellous pin, and I have never had this size before. A must for the DJ collector.
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.
LEOPARD HEAD PARADE SWORD BY EuF HORSTER WITH KNOT. This is a very nice looking sword by the more unusual maker HORSTER. You do not find too many swords by them. In fact checking the Angolia sword book, there are only TWO pages dedicated to them, and THIS sword does not feature!! It's similar, but not the same. Nice leopard head with red glass eyes. The hilt is gilded aluminium and all the gilt is present, looks great. Celluloid grip with triple wire wrap. Blade is nickel plated and in mint condition. There is an original green leather portepee wrapped around the hilt. Scabbard has original paint, but has some age spots here and there with surface rust patches. There are also a few 'carrying dents' to the body of the scabbard, where the sword has been caught in a door jam or similar. Scabbard could perhaps do with a repaint, as the rest of the sword is lovely. A nice example and rarer type and maker.
LONG 'PIONEER' EARLY DRESS BAYONET BY EICKHORN WITH FROG. I honestly cannot remember getting so excited in buying a 'Pioneer' type dress bayonet!! To find a real, untouched one now is SO difficult. Ordinary dress bayonets, bith short and long, are still very common. I think I have 5 or 6 in stock, but to find a REAL Pioneer type and by Eickhorn too, was a great find. They are referred as 'Pioneer' dress bayonets as thy lack the upturned quillion on the crossguard. It appears in the Eickhorn catalogue. Bayonet has nice nickel finish to the metal hilt etc. Bakelite grips are perfect. Scabbard is dent free and has 85% of the original paint finish. Blade is lovely with ALL nickel plated finish. Deeply stamped into the reverse of the blade is the earlier EICKHORN trademark which seems to have been used from 1933-1935. The bayonet has the original patent leather frog in excellent condition, still has the grey wool/felt backing to it. (frog is worth £50, on it's own!)
LOVELY CONDITIONED, EARLY SA WITH SHORT HANGER-RARE MAKER. Even though I have been away, I am happy to say people still wanted to buy and sell me items! As a result of the web site, this has come from a family in Bristol. A really nice, early SA dagger in wonderful shape. Scabbard has 85% of the original shellac lacquer over 100% of the brown anodising. All nickel fittings of course. Bottom ball has a very slight dent to the bottom one side. The original short brown leather hanger is still with the dagger (a £80 part on it's own). Leather is perfect and nickel clip is in near mint condition. Grip is a nice mid-colour hardwood, with nickel eagle and brown enamel SA button. Lower reverse crossguard is Gau stamped 'Ns' Neidersachsen in northern Germany. Blade is absolutely super. Not cleaned or messed with has 100% of original crossgraining and grey burnish in motto letters. One very slight old finger smudge under the 'land' part of Deutchland. Maker is one of the rarer and more unusual ones. 'CARL TILLMANNS & Sonne'. Approximately 2000 only were made by them. A really nice example of an SD dagger, and condition is everything.
LOVELY EXAMPLE OF ARMY DAGGER AND KNOT, BY HIGHLY COLLECTED MAKER EP&S (SIEGFRIED WAFFEN) The army dagger is still quite a common piece, but the aim is to collect by condition and by maker!! This is one of the very nice maker marks that people look for. It's the LARGER SMF or Siegfied Waffen type which consists of a very energetic smithy wielding a hammer, surrounded by the trademark and large artistic script. A super trademark. SMF made a high quality dagger (this trademark on a navy dagger is TERRIBLY rare) and their army daggers are no exception. Nice nickel silver plated fittings have good patina to them. There is an original 42cm bullion knot tied around the grip and crossguard. Grip is a beautiful lemon yellow with no damage. Crossguard is the distinctive type used on SMF army daggers, with very bold eagles head and swastika underneath. Scabbard is very nice indeed, with heavy nickel plating and nice patina. no dents or damage. Blade is needle sharp and has a 100% bright nickel plated surface with the SMF trademark deeply etched to the top. An ideal opportunity to acquire this maker in a nice dagger.
LUFTWAFFE 2nd Pattn DAGGER BY EICKHORN WITH ORANGE GRIP AND GILDED SWASTIKAS. This looks really nice as there is a huge contrast in colours. The grip is a nice deep orange with twisted aluminium wire wrap. The grey patina pommel has the original gold/gilt finish to the swastikas. It's about 75% on one side and 55% on the other. Contrasted with the orange grip are the darker finished aluminium fittings and the darker finish to the scabbard. The blade is a nice nickel plated variety with the post 1938 Eickhorn squirrel etched into the surface. Looks great!!
LUFTWAFFE 2nd PATTN DAGGER BY SMF WITH GILDED SWAZ POMMEL. This is a super Luftwaffe dagger by SMF, how you would like to find them. To start with the pommel still has 95% of the gilt on both swastikas. The grip is a lovely yellow/orange with springy wire. There is a tiny stress crack on the reverse just above the Ferrell ring, but very small and would cover with a knot. Definition to the crossguard is very good, with the artificial patina in the background of the eagle etc. Scabbard is dent free and retains all of the dark finish, contrasted by the light aluminium scabbard bands. The blade is lovely, near mint with all the crossgraining. Needle sharp point. SMF trademark logo is deeply etched to the reverse, and there is an issue stamped Waffanampt 'stick bird' above it. Scabbard is a dark finish with contrasting light aluminium scabbard bands. There is a single screw holding the throat to the scabbard. Nice dagger!
LUFTWAFFE 2nd PATTN DAGGER BY SMF WITH HANGERS AND KNOT. Purchased at a recent local show, the Luftwaffe dagger is a very nice collectable example. HAs a lemon yellow grip in solid celluloid with silver 'springy' wire. There is a near mint 23cm knot wrapped around the lower portion. Crossguard and pommel are patina'd aluminium. Scabbard has lost some of the very dark finish associated with SMF, but other than that is fine with no damage or dents. Bright aluminium scabbard bands and rings. Blade is nickel plated and has the SMF log plus the little 'stick bird' waffanamt. Blade is in Exc ++ condition with one small finger smudge. There are a very nice set of hangers in near mint condition. The backings are canvas instead of the velvet type. They have been period shortened to suit the height of the original owner.
LUFTWAFFE 2nd PATTN. WHITE GRIP, COMPLETE RIG! ALCOSO This is a very pleasant Luftwaffe dagger, with straps and knot that I acquired from my recent trip. Actually bought from an 80 year old collector who was wandering around with it, looking to sell. It's always been together, as he told me, and he had it as one of his first daggers, when he started collecting in the 1960's.It's a classic, text book ALCOSO dagger with the later sideways logo and the little ACS scales next to it. The blade has a few surface scratches, but otherwise nice and shiny. Dagger has all the grey metal finish to all surfaces. Pommel, crossguard and scabbard are all the same colour. A very nice cream coloured celluloid grip with single twisted wire. No damage, no cracks. The original 23cm bullion knot is tied around the grip. Attached to the scabbard are a nice set of de-luxe hanging straps. These are the type with heavily embossed oak leaves to the top clip and snap clips. The top clip is marked on the reverse DRGM and RZM. The grey and bullion straps are fine. There is some wear to the reverse of the short strap where it has rubbed against a uniform whist being worn by the original owner. A real character piece this, looks like it has just been taken from the belt of the Luftwaffe officer or NCO!! Good looking dagger and accessories.
LUFTWAFFE 2nd PATTN. WHITE GRIP, STRAPS AND KNOT. Just purchased from a family in Clacton on Sea, Essex as part of a small group of item, all dagger related. This is a very nice, used example of a classic Luftwaffe dagger and complete with all accessories. A lot of collectors like this white grips, rather than the orange or yellow ones. They look very clean and simple. Dagger is in very nice condition. White grip is celluloid over wood. Nice springy wire wrap. Good definition to the crossguard with nice background factory patina. Scabbard is the nickel plated type in near perfect condition with no dents or damage. The blade is mint, with all crossgraining. Needle sharp point. This blade is plain and therefore no maker mark. Quite a common occurrence. Grip has a very nice 23cm bullion knot, seems original to the dagger. Nice set of hanging straps which have the better de-lux fittings to the snap clips and the DRGM de-lux top clip. There is a little wear to the bullion fronts just in the position where it would rub against the service tunic. One lower snap clip is missing the locking part. A properly worn piece!
LUFTWAFFE 2nd. Pattn DAGGER BY HORSTER, WITH KNOT AND STRAPS. Still one of my favourite daggers, the design is so appealing. Dagger is complete with the original 23cm knot and an unusual set of original straps. All aluminium fittings with nice definition to the pommel and crossguard. Dark yellow/light orange solid celluloid grip with springy wire. Grip is perfect apart from a VERY small hairline crack on the reverse les than 1/2 cm long, hidden by the knot. Been there for a very long time as it's picked up the grime in the line. Scabbard has good definition, has a small surface indentation on the lower scabbard fitting, hardly noticeable. No other damage or dents. This dagger has been used and carried a lot! One of the top scabbard rings is out of true from supporting the dagger when carried, you can also see 'swing wear' on the fittings where the rings have rubbed and worn the scabbard bands. Blade is nice and clean, with no sharpening or nicks etc. Needle sharp point. HORSTER trademark is etched into the reverse surface. There is an original 23cm knot tied around the grip, has some fraying on the swing area but is fine for it's age. The hangers are the more unusual type with grey/blur canvas backs. Just a variation in manufacturer, but nice to have. They are in good, serviceable condition, with no fraying or damage. A good 'as worn' example of a Luftwaffe dagger complete rig.
LUFTWAFFE 2nd. Pattn. DAGGER WITH STRAPS AND KNOT BY ERNST PACK & SONNE. EP&S daggers of any type have become quite collectable in their own right. I think it's the quality and the lovely trademarks this manufacturer used. This is a very decent example of their product. Is complete with a 23cm knot and the original set of hangers. The dagger has normal alloy fittings and has been uncleaned for some time. There is a nice off white/cream celluloid grip, with single twisted wire. Scabbard is undamaged and is one of the nickel plated types, so would have been quite bright when new. Has dulled down over the years. The blade is wonderful. EP&S used heavy nickel plate on their blades and this is all still 100% so very clean and bright. To the reverse is the etched larger EP&S trademark, with the Blacksmith wheedling the hammer over the anvil and the Ernst Pack and Sonne Solingen around it.
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 FIGHTING/ BOOT KNIFE KNIFE. BLADE MARKED. A very popular knife with collectors. This is the standard issue boot/fighting knife or 'Kampfmesser der Wehrmacht Luftwaffe' Plain brown wood grips with 3 rivets through each side. Straight crossguard. Carbine type 'false edge' blade. Marked with the Luftwaffe acceptance 'stick bird' stamp of an 'eagle 5'. Blade is in excellent condition with no sharpening etc. Scabbard has had a more recent coating of black paint and the spring boot clips are fine and strong. A nice example. Not mucked about with and a nice original example.
LUFTWAFFE FORESTRY BAYONET WITH BROWN FROG. These are one of the RAREST of edged weapons emanating from the Luftwaffe in WW2. Luftwaffe Forestry “Waffen-Loesche Berlin" bayonet.(this was a distributor in Berlin.) Apparently worn by a select number of Luftwaffe personnel attached to Forestry duties. Stag grips are retained by 3 nickel screws and bolts. Oval steel crossguard. Black painted, bayonet style scabbard with lug. There is an original dark brown leather frog, dated 1939 on reverse with maker mark. Blade is the carbine style with false edge. It is nickel plated and not been sharpened. there are a few age spots, but basically blade is in near perfect condition. Spine of blade is stamped with letter 'H'. Reverse of balde is also stamped with the makers name Ch. which was Chromalit. Super bayonets, very hard to find and missing from many collections.
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.
MATCHED PAIR OF EARLY KREIGSMARINE NAVY HANGERS-BRASS FITTINGS. A decent, but used set of dagger hangers for the navy dagger. These have all brass fittings, so designate early use. All Imperial German dagger hangers used brass as aluminium had not been invented. Brass was the favoured choice through the Weimar period and early Third Reich. If you have a nice early Third Reich navy dagger, then a set of brass hangers is what you need. These are not mint, as the shorter hanger has taken some wear to the reverse velvet. It was the shorter hanger that took all of the weight, and the dagger hung from here. The long one was for stability, and hung loose. Brass fittings are in excellent condition, matched buckles with identical lions heads. Moire fabric is fine, with slight wear behind one buckle. They display very well.
MEGA RARE, FULL LENGTH SS OFFICERS BULLION SWORD KNOT-100% ORIGINAL. I am very pleased to be able to offer the collecting community another one of these super-rare accessories. Purchased from the show in America. It's a spectacular knot with a great flat bullion strap with twin black lines, no fraying or wear at all. The woven slide is there. The stem of the ball has the perfect SS runes in a circle. They are done in the 'bevo' style, in that they are actually woven into the bullion material, and not on top of it. The ball is a large type, beautifully made. The lower section is closed in and there is a piece of the bullion strap which finishes it off. A classic, very rare and desirable knot.
MID-PERIOD 1936 SS CHAINED DAGGER-UNUSUAL EICKHORN BLADE. I am always asked to find 'nice SS daggers', seems to always be a very popular collectable. The 1936 SS officers chained dagger is one of the most popular and also one of the most expensive. The very early, all nickel varieties seem to fetch amazing sums here, but especially in America. This is a very good example of a mid- period piece. As everything fits together so well, this is an officer 'upgraded' piece. He was obviously carrying his 1937 issued SS '33 dagger, but was then promoted and allowed to wear the 1936 chained example. He kept the dagger and just purchased a new scabbard. The dagger is a 1937 marked Eickhorn variety. It has unmarked solid nickel crossguards and nickel grip eagle. The ebony grip is excellent, with a few age brusies, but nothing else. The blade is a lovely example. Crossgraining and very clean. The reverse is just etched with a very small RZM circle and below 941/37/SS. This is one of Eickhorns special production codes. I have NEVER had this code as early as this, had a 1939 example but never this one. The etching/code itself is really rare and a type not seen. There is an example in Tom Wittmann's SS book on page 183. It is exactly the same, but this is for 1937 and his is for 1939. The chained scabbard is a mid-to late period example. It has nickel plated STEEL chains of the type 1 example. Plating is intact, little missing from the clip area. Scabbard paint is ORIGINAL to the dagger and is 98% intact. Upper and lower fittings are in good condition also. Bottom ball is not dented. Sensibly priced for a SS chained. A great example of a period ungraded piece, and quite commonly found. (I have an early erased Rohm example in my own collection).
MINIATURE 1890 IMPERIAL NAVAL DAGGER-BEAUTIFUL. A stunning miniature , purchased with the little Luftwaffe sword just listed. Measures approx. 19cm or 7.5" overall, it has fantastic detail. All metal parts are cast brass and include the open crown pommel and capstan crossguard, just like the big versions. The scabbard is dent free and has lightening bolt engraving with figure of eight scabbard bands. Blade is a beautiful nickel plated stiletto type. Has been loved and looked after, not worn or used for letter opening! A really great little miniature. Not many 'small' daggers were produced in the Imperial times, mainly bayonets and these little Imperial things.
MINIATURE 2ND LUFTWAFFE DAGGER BY SMF - SEMI DE-NAZIFIED!! This is one of the classic miniatures, a 2nd Pattn Luftwaffe dagger by the SMF company. HAs a great deep orange grip complete with thin twisted wire. The aluminium pommel has had the swastika lightly filed flat on one side but NOT on the other?? The aluminium crossguard has had the swastika snapped off below the eagles feet. The scabbard is perfect. Retains both tiny scabbard rings and has all the original colour. No damage at all. The blade is fine, has been used as a letter opener, but has a wonderful 2 line etched advert running down it for a newspaper.It says" Westfalian latest news Bielefeld Biggest daily paper in East-Westfalia".The reverse has the tiny logo for SMF. Unfortunate that it has been 'cleansed' a bit, but either leave it as it is, or use the parts for one you may have. Bought from Germany so hence the changes.
MINIATURE BAYONET PORTEPEE. These are really cute and were made as watch fobs or similar. Measures only 11cm overall. Constructed in exactly the same way as the full size counterparts. This is in a light grey (probably white when it was new) material. Strap and acorn are same colour, stem is dark blue. Has little snap clip to the top. If you have a miniature bayonet or similar, will go really well with it.
MINIATURE GERMAN HUNTING CUTLASS. A pretty little miniature of a German Hunting Cutlass in brass. Very well made. Has nice gilded blass fittings. Stag crossguard and stags head cast into the pommel. real stag horn grip. Scabbard is black leather with brass fittings. Blade is double etched with different hunting scenes each side. There is a round maker mark consisiting of 2 acorns?. A very nice little piece to go with a Hunting or Forestry collection.
MINIATURE THIRD REICH NAVAL DAGGER-NO SCABBARD. From all of the miniatures, the naval type is really hard to find. They were made in two main sizes, 9+" which were the Alcoso pieces (very rare) and the smaller 7 1/2" size, usually associated with Horster. This little chap is the smaller one. It does not have a maker mark (common) and unfortunately does not have a scabbard either. The scabbards for these DO turn up, so worth keeping your eyes open. They are just miniature versions of the standard brass large one. This miniature has a brass pommel and crossguard. The pommel has minute detail and the little eagle and swastika is very clear. The grip is probably solid celluloid, but has darkened down a lot. It has horizontal lines running down it. The blade is nickel plated steel and has a needle point. A super little miniature and missing from most collections. Find a scabbard and you will have a £350+ value.
MINT SET OF SOCIAL WELFARE DAGGER HANGING STRAPS-V.RARE! I hate to say that straps like these are very rare now, but they ARE! When was the last time you saw a beautiful set of hanging straps for the Social Welfare officers dagger available? Yes, there are a couple of sets for sale in the USA, but they are also priced at around $1000 a set!! I just cannot remember having a set like this on their own. Over the past year I have bought several Red Cross officers hangers, but not these. They are really beautiful, hardly been used and are still stiff. The silver bullion fronts have perfect silver, with no oxidation. The twin grey/blue accent lines are prefect. The fittings on these hangers are unique. Aluminium with a pebbled finish, buckles and the snap clip at the top. The slides are just plain and the lower snap clips are also plain with silver washed finish. The reverse of the straps are a mouse grey velvet and apart from a tiny rust stain, are in perfect condition with no wear at all. Best set of Social Welfare straps I have owned!
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 PARTY DAY SOUVENIR HUNTING KNIFE. I have only seen a couple of these EVER in my dealing and collecting career. There is a similar example shown in Tom Johnsons vol 4 of 'Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich'. I say similar, as the hunting knife is identical in every way, but the etching on the blade differs slightly. This is a great little hunting hike or sheath knife, very popular in the 1930's and knives like this were sold in many outlets as hobby, utility knives. This is made by PUMA and has it's trade name in about 4 places on the knife and scabbard. Scabbard is a lovely light brown leather. Has a slotted belt slits and a loop snap clip to hold the hilt firmly, also has a little vertical loop at the top to hang from a belt? The scabbard body has a great embossed PUMA trademark into the leather itself HAs Puma head in a rectangle with PUMA underneath. The bottom edge of the scabbard has a reinforced metal strip running along it. This is stamped with the PUMA name and a patent or serial number for this knife. Dagger has a great stag grip. The blade is a small bowie style with a false top edge. It is in mint condition and is nickel plated. One side of the blade has the Nurnberg City crest and above it in gold letters 'REICHPARTEITAG NURNBERG'. there is no date or eagle and swastika present. However, it is obviously Third Reich as there was not a REICH after it!! There ware many PARTY DAYS, 1935 AND 1936 for instance, so perhaps this knife was made as a non-specific type to be engraved before the next event. No point in trying to sell a 1935 Party Day knife when it's a year later in 1936? Blade has a serial number No6311 stamped into the riccasso. On the reverse are 2 more PUMA trademarks. Puma Solingen on the riccasso and PUMA Sportmesser on the blade itself. A really neat little knife here. It's bigger than the small DJ knife and measures about 25cm overall in the scabbard.
MOST UNUSUAL VERTICAL DAGGER HANGER FOR SS OR NSKK MOUNTED TROOPS. Why can I be so specific about this? Well many years ago I purchased a lovely untouched SA dagger with a very similar hanger to this already installed on the dagger. However, the dagger also has an original 3 line dedication on the crossguard and top of the scabbard, translates ' A gift from SA Reitersturm 1/66'. This SA Sturm was a mounted division, so hence proves the dagger hanger. Anyway, everything is supposition I suppose. This nevertheless, is a beautiful, custom made 100% hanger. In black leather with nickel clip and fittings. It slips up the scabbard and holds the dagger vertically with another snap loop around the grip. Black popper and snap clip are marked with the same froral design you find on other period poppers. The hanger fits a Holbein dagger like a glove, and being BLACK lether, this is for either a pre-RZM SS dagger or an early NSKK one. It looks absolutely wonderful on an early 33 SS man's dagger! I have shown my Sa dagger with similar hanger for comparison purposes only.
MOST UNUSUAL, PERSONALISED NAVY DAGGER BY EICKHORN Purchased this directly from a family member of the original veteran, and it is one of the most unusual navy daggers I have had. The original owner ( during the war) has replaced the oakleaf scabbard suspension bands with 'army' type early brass ones!! Perfectly done, period done and looks really good. I have seen this once before and is documented on the very rare 'Puma navy assault dagger' there is one currently on Tom Wittmann's site, and the bands are identical. In between the scabbard bands is a beautiful and professionally done, set of initials engraved into the surface. The letter are H and then Ch. The fittings are all brass and the pommel is one of the 1938 replacement types, so this dagger seems to have originally had a 'ball' pommel. Blade is a standard Eickhorn fully etched type and in near perfect condition, with all background darkening. A really nice,UNIQUE unusual navy dagger, which if it could talk, would tell a great tale.
NAVY DAGGER BY HOLLER, WITH SAILING SHIP BLADE, HAMMERED SCABBARD AND KNOT. A great looking dagger, with most things people are looking for. FW Holler made an excellent dagger and the only blade etch they offered was the sailing ship one!!! All brass fittings throughout show a great deal of the fire gilt finish. There is an original to the piece, bullion silver 42cm knot, tied in the correct tie. Has some carrying wear to the top around the pommel and a little in the swing area. Cream celluloid grip is wrapped with the Holler distinctive 'springy wire'. Scabbard is HAMMERED, which was an extra cost option. It has near 100% fire gilt finish, but unfortunately, the original wearer was a little careless and has dented the scabbard in a couple of places, by catching it in door jams or similar. Blade is in very good condition. The blade etches on Holler daggers are not very 'bold' (unlike Eickhorn ones) so whist all the detail is there and VERY clear, it's not as prominent as other makers typical Holler! Blade has no damage or nicks, has needle sharp point. A great looking dagger, priced accordingly for the reasons mentioned above.
NEAR MINT BULLION PORTAPEE FOR NAVY DAGGER. A near mint example of the 42cm portapee used on the Third Reich navy dagger. As with 99.99% of the knots found on existing navy daggers, the bottom insert of the ball has a 'puckered' finish. I still have no idea why these knots were used on navy daggers and no where else. There is no other distinguishing feature apart from this. Perhaps they had a manufacturing contract? Never seen any period reference to this either, but the fact remains, these are fond on virtually EVERY navy dagger! Very nice knot, will suit a mint or near mint dagger.
NEAR MINT EARLY BRASS LION'S HEAD THIRD REICH ARMY SWORD BY MwM. PERSONALISED! I really enjoy buying swords and they are great value for money. Pro-rata they are much cheaper to buy and collect than daggers, and there is a great variety. This is a very nice early all brass Infantry Officers parade sword. It's made by the unusual maker MwM Waffen. A very high quality sword, having solid brass fittings and two red glass eyes. Brass seems to still have most of the fire gilt finish and the grip is wrapped with the original green leather portepee. Superb detail to the lion's head and outstretched winged eagle and swastika cast into the crossguard. Reverse langet has been professionally engraved with the original owners initials. Looks to be 'A Sch'. Grip is perfect black celluloid with triple wrapped brass wire. Scabbard has 95% of the ORIGINAL black gloss paint, and has no bends or dents. Blade is a beautiful nickel plated piece of steel, and again has no damage or nicks to the edge. A really GOOD example of a parade sword.
NEAR MINT EICKHORN 2nd LUFTWAFFE DAGGER, WITH GOLD SWASTIKAS, KNOT AND HANGERS. Whilst Luftwaffe daggers are still relatively available, to find ones in near mint condition, with all the accessories, is now difficult. This is a classic Eickhorn dagger with the heart shaped pommel. The gilded swastikas on each side of the pommel are still 98% intact, and look marvellous. Deep tangerine grip with springy wire. Original bullion knot tied around lower portion of grip. All aluminium fittings, crossguard and pommel retain all the original smoke grey finish. As does the scabbard with is complete with this finish and is undented and undamaged. The blade is stone mint, with all the crossgraining and needle sharp tip. The Eickhorn trademark is the much rarer small STAMPED variety used around 1938-39. Very unusual trademark for Eickhorn. There are a beautiful set of the de-luxe hangers with this dagger. Oak leaf top fitting with the DRGM and RZM markings. Bottom 'push-up' clips and very nice bullion and grey velvet backings. A really super looking dagger, with contrasting colours and wonderful condition.
NEAR MINT LION'S HEAD SWORD BY MwM. PERSONALISED + KNOT. This is a choice example of an officers lion's head sword by a seldom encountered maker MwM Waffen. They were not prolific in the dagger and sword market, but their product was exceptional quality. This is a beautiful sword! Brass base hilt it has nearly 100% of the original fire gilt present. Lion's head is in great details with red glass eyes. Celluloid grip is perfect and has triple wire wrap. There is an original green leather parade knot tied in the correct manner. Scabbard has original black paint which is 95% present with a little wear and spotting to the lower area, but NOTHING at all serious, just a little age. Otherwise this is a near perfect scabbard. Blade is beautiful and measures 31.5", it is nickel plated and in mint condition. The reverse crossguard is engraved with the original owners initials, which look like A Sh or ASH .
NEAR MINT NAVAL DAGGER WITH HAMMERED SCABBARD. This was another of the small collection of daggers purchased last week. A really good, near mint example of a Third Reich naval officers dagger with beautiful hand hammered scabbard. The dagger itself has a mint plain blade with no maker, however this is 100% a WKC made dagger, and probably sold on a contract to uniform supplier or similar. The distinctive WKC eagle in on the pommel and the scabbard bands etc are all WKC. Dagger has near full mint finish of fire gilding on all brass surfaces. Grip is beautiful with brass twisted wire. Crossguard again is 100% gilded, with red felt buffer between blade and crossguard. Scabbard is beautifully hammered and the surface has near 100% full fire gilded surface. Blade is nickel plated, has needle sharp point and is in full mint condition. A word about plain bladed navy daggers. This is how they were made initially. No extras. If you wanted an etched blade it was more money, if you wanted a fancy hammered scabbard, it was more money. Therefore this officer decided to spend his 'extras' money on a beautiful hammered scabbard, nd leave the blade as is. After all it was the exterior you saw all the time, hanging from the coat or jacket. A really nice example.
NEAR MINT SA DAGGER- RZM M7/13. To find one of the later RZM produced SA daggers in mint condition, is really difficult now. The metal and plating they used does not last well and oxidises quite easily. This is a fabulous example of a later SA dagger by Athur Shuttlehoffer who used the RZM code of M7/13. All the nickel plating over the fittings is perfect. The grip is a lovely piece of medium wood. There is a slight sliver to the top of the rear crossguard that is slightly lifting. Eagle is a nickel example. Scabbard has 100% of the brown paint. Some age spidering, but complete. the blade is STONE mint. HAs all of the crossgraining and all of the burnishing to the motto. A VERY nice SA dagger.
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 SHOOTING ASSOCIATION DAGGER BY WKC. I was very pleased to acquire a further Shooting Association cutlass, in near perfect condition. It's made by WKC and the blade is stamped with their logo underneath the clamshell. All light weight metal fittings have near perfect nickel plated surfaces, very clean and bright, look fantastic. There is a vet small patch of old corrosion on the top/side of the top scabbard fitting. Looks to be an old finger print that's been left there. Hardly noticeable. Grip is 100% perfect and mint, NO damage or cracks AT ALL. This is so unusual to find an undamaged grip, and in fact it has become acceptable for the grip to be cracked. Middle of the grip has the brass crossed rifles. Clamshell has the Shooting Association enamel badge pinned through it. Scabbard and scabbard fittings are also near perfect. Scabbard leather is black and very stiff, absolutely no damage or bends, just some slight surface scuffing from age. Beautiful scabbard. Blade is the standard long single edge shooting association type with both sides etched with shooting scenes and associated hunting motifs. Blade is mint, with very clear perfect etches. A lovely blade! This is one of the best Shooting Association daggers I have owned in many years. They are a rare dagger and especially so in near perfect condition.
NEAR MINT THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER AND ORIGINAL KNOT. This is one of the other daggers purchased from the family in Clacton-on-Sea recently. All daggers were bought back by the daughters father, and have been in the family since 1945. She remembers playing with them and being told off for not looking after them!! This is a well preserved example of a lovely Eickhorn navy dagger, It actually has 100% of he fire gilt over every part. If it were not for the numerous dents in the scabbard, the dagger would rate full mint. The pommel is super with all gilt. Grip is perfect as is the crossguard. There is an original gilt bullion navy knot tied in place. There is some wear to the bullion cord where it comes out of the tied knot and 'swings'. Minor though, shows originality and age. The blade is lovely. Full nickel plating with 100% background grey frosting to the etch. Nice stamped 1938 Eickhorn trademark. Scabbard has full fire gilt covering and looks great, however it has been quite dented over it's life, whether after the war or during it, but it has multiple indentations and bumps, mainly to the lower part and edge. Could be 'undented' if you had the former to go inside it. However, it is what it is. If this was a perfect scabbard, the condition of it and the rest of the dagger would price this as a £650 dagger, easily. However, I have taken the scabbard damage into consideration and priced it accordingly. If you have a spare mint Eickhorn scabbard or wait to find one, this will be a spectacular dagger.
NEAR MINT, LATER ISSUE ARMY DAGGER BY WKC. This is a wonderful example of the type of army daggers they were making towards the end of production. Edged weapons became superfluous to the war effort and raw materials became scarce. Daggers, if they were produced at all, lost the finesses of being nickel or silver plated and were just finished in the raw state. WKC were one of the manufacturers to continue for as long as possible and their army and late Luftwaffe daggers are like this example. Perfect detail in every way, casting was still 100%. Has the tell-tale WKC 'hatchet beak' crossguard eagle, and a perfect white celluloid over wood grip. The main alloy parts, pommel, crossguard and scabbard, were just left grey, with no plating whatsoever. The blade is a mint example, with all crossgraining, needle sharp point and a great WKC logo. A great example of it's type and hard to find in an unaltered state.
NEAR PERFECT 3 PIECE HANGER FOR RZM SA DAGGER-ALL MARKED! Again, a really difficult accessory to find, and I bet there are dozens of collectors out there with a super mint or near mint SA dagger with transitional or full RZM markings, that do not have the 3 piece hanger for it!! HERE YOU GO. This is a pristine example and is marked profusely, both on the leather and on the snap clip. This hanger has the full RZM leather makers number and the date 1939. The snap clip is also RZM marked, has the Assmann 'A' and the RZM code!! The leather is in wonderful condition, and of course all parts are there, including the very rare small loop that goes around the SA grip. A wonderful, rare accessory.
NEVER OFFERED BEFORE SS/SD BLACK SWORD OR BAYONET KNOT. I have never been able to offer this type of SS knot before. It is one of the rarest available. Usually known as the 'SS NCO's sword or bayonet knot'. Knot consists of a silk/linen type long strap in black with twin WHITE/cream strips running it's length. The ball has a cream body with a black top. The stem of the knot is in cream with the SS runes in black in a black circle. This is repeated on the reverse side. The quality is amazing and the details are crystal clear. The SS runes are woven into the cream fabric 'bevo' style, and are separate from the circle. It has seen some wear, but is basically mint. These knots do appear on SS NCO's swords, but according to Tom Wittman's SS book, which contain period photos of this knot IN WEAR, they are worn by the SD and not the SS. There is a picture of them in use on page 169 of the book. Whatever it was actually used for, it is a MEGA rare dress knot. I doubt if I will ever offer another original one like this.
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 EXAMPLE 1936 SS OFFICERS CHAINED DAGGER. Perhaps one of the most sought after daggers, and usually the pride of most collections. SS daggers have remained a good, solid investment and continue to be in demand and hold their prices. This is a very decent (not mint) example of the mid to later period dagger, produced around the 1940's. Dagger itself has a very nice ebony grip with no damage. Ss button has gone black with age. grip eagle is aluminium, which gives away it's production date as being within the RZM period. Crossguards are alloy but have an excellent nickel plating cover, with no oxidising. They have toned a little yellow, so look exactly like solid nickel varieties. Both have identical casting/maker marks inside. Blade is beautiful, with 99% original crossgrain/polish and with all the grey anodising in the background letters. Scabbard has had a anodised/blued finish which is still perhaps 80% intact. A very nice 'type 2' chain assembly, with bevelled top links connecting to the distinctive top fitting. Middle scabbard fitting has a single screw connecting it to the scabbard body. lower scabbard fitting in undamaged. All screws are present, although it looks like someone has tried to take a few out at sometime. Reverse scabbard has a couple of small surface dents. A very nice looking example of a 'used' SS chained dagger. (very similar to dagger currently listed on Tom Wittmanns site)
NICE LUFTWAFFE 2nd Pattn> DAGGER BY SMF. Another Luftwaffe dagger from the collection. A dagger without accessories, and slightly different to the other SMF. This one has an airplane grey finish scabbard, orange grip and thin twisted wire wrap. Other than that it is identical. Brushed aluminium fittings, nice pommel. Grip is crack and damage free. Scabbard is also dent free, and has 10% of airplane grey finish to the obverse, about 70% remaining on the reverse. Blade has a nice finish and again has the Seated King SMF trademark with Waffanampt inspection stamp. Add a knot and set of hangers and it will be a very good example.
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 MID-PERIOD, 1st Pattn. LUFTWAFFE DAGGER WITH ALUMINIUM CHAINS. A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF A Luftwaffe 1st pattn dagger with the typical mix of materials associated with a dagger of this vintage. When first made in the 1930's all 1st type dagger were made of solid nickel. Crossguard, pommel chains etc. As the time progressed manufaturers used slightly different materials to make all of their daggers. The SA's were made of the grey metal alloy and then plated for instance. This also happened with the Luftwaffe daggers, before they were replaced by the 2nd Pattn Luftwaffe types. This one has the grey alloy type pommel and crossguard which have been nickel plated. Nice leather covered grip with triple wire. Scabbard has nickel plated STEEL fittings and an aluminium chain and clip. Body is covered with dark blue leather and is in good condition. Blade is a double edged polished steel type, in near mint condition. There is no maker on this blade. Overall a good example and typical of the type and period. Very good value for money.
NICE RED CROSS MAN'S DAGGER WITH ORIGINAL FROG. This is a great looking Red Cross man's dagger, complete and in very good condition. The dull nicle plating to all the hilt fittings and scabbard is all there, no lifting. Perfect set of black grip, chequered one side, plain the other. There is the original heavy black leather frog attached to the scabbard. These are unique to Red Cross daggers, no other frogs fit them. Stamped with an H on the reverse. Scabbard itself is 100% straight, no dents or damage. Has all the original black paint, a bit spidered with age, but ORIGINAL. Blade is STONE MINT and covered in an old yellow grease, which has completely protected it for the past 70+ years. A really nice looking dagger with character.
NICE SET OF ARMY DAGGER HANGING STRAPS. A set of the hanging straps for the army officers dress dagger in excellent condition. Silver bullion fronts with brown/tan velvet backings with very little wear. The metal oval buckle fittings on this pair are quite unusual as they are hollow cast, not solid as normally seen. good bottom clips all fine and working. A great addition to your army dagger.
NICE, COMPLETE ARMY DAGGER & RIG WITH ORANGE GRIP. A recent local family buy and they took it off the wall to show me when I came in! Dagger has much age patina and dust! In fact top edge of grip and top edge of scabbard are really dusty etc, as that's where it's been hanging for MANY years! This is a mid-period piece, and has some nice features. Is an unmarked blade, but nonetheless is a super, untouched example. Original bulluion portapee is tied in place. Just a little swing wear to one side. Dagger still has most of the original lacquer over the silver plate, where this is missing the silver has oxidised etc. Really dark orange celluloid grip in perfect condition. Nice undented scabbard. There are the original hanging straps with the dagger. These show a little wear in places, seem to have been worn under a tunic and the tunic edge has rubbed the bullion in one place. Blade is near mint. No maker, but needle sharp and all crossgraining present. NICE looking army dagger.
NICE, COMPLETE LUFTWAFFE DAGGER RIG BY SMF, DAGGER, HANGERS & KNOT. Last week I managed to buy a small collection of Luftwaffe daggers and some HJ knives, all will be listed shortly. This is a decent example of the 2nd Luftwaffe dagger made by SMF. They were quite prolific in making Luftwaffe edged weapons, daggers and swords, and made a good product. This has a nice mid0yellow grip with aluminium springy wire. One tiny hairline crack to the grip under the pommel at the back. Otherwise this dagger is damage free. It has the original 23cm bullion knot tied around the grip. Good quality scabbard with muck of the silver finish evident. No dents or damage. The blade is a nickel plated type with the SMF 'Seated King' logo etched into the blade. Stamped into the blade further down is the 'stick bird' inspection waffanampt mark. Hangers are the de-luxe type with oakleave clips and leather tops to the straps. Nice looking dagger and all complete.
NPEA CHAINED LEADERS DAGGER BY EICKHORN. (consignment)The NPEA are one of the most difficult daggers to find in any form, Student/Student leader or Chained. There are two preferred makers, Bergsmuller and Eickhorn. This is an Eickhorn with the later 'over the tail' squirrel trademark. NPEA daggers are a bit of a 'dogs dinner' in their construction, as although they are basically SA in form, they use things like a bayonet type scabbard or chains from a 1st Luftwaffe dagger, so borrow from other pieces. This leaders dagger has a nice oak coloured wood grip with a nickel grip eagle. There is a stress crack in the wood around the eagle area, perfectly sound, seems it has been hit at some time. The crossguards are of the later pot metal and nickel plated. The scabbard fittings are all nickel and the chain is an all nickel variety from a 1st luft dagger. Blade unfortunately is quite dull. No pitting or damage, but has lost the sheen and lustre. The motto is quite cleara as is the Eickhorn logo on the reverse. Scabbard has a near full coating of off-green paint. It's a very old re-paint, pretty sure it's not original. Overall a good representation of this rare dagger, and priced accordingly. (consignment)
NPEA STUDENT LEADERS DAGGER-BERGSMULLER NPEA daggers are extremely rare and somewhat elusive.! The NPEA daggers are not quite as glamorous as the other dress daggers, and were made for a purpose. They share many parts with the SA dagger design, but are significantly different. This is a really well preserve STUDENT LEADERS dagger from the POTSDAM school. It is an early dagger by BERGSMULLER, and therefore has nickel crossguards and nickel grip eagle. Grip is a beautiful colour, perhaps rosewood? Has the inset SA type eagle in the middle only. This is the only difference between the normal student dagger and the student leader. Nickel crossguards top and bottom with nickel top nut. Lower reverse crossguard is stamped with the large letters and numbers used by the Potsdam school for accountability. All these daggers were kept by the individual schools and issued/leant to the students and officers. When they left, the daggers were issued to the next intake. Scabbard is complete with 98% of the original drab green paint. There is a bayonet type lug on the front for the leather hanger. The blade is quite stunning as it has survived in virtually MINT condition. All crossgraining is present and the burnishing in the motto and trademark is 100% deep and clear. Perfect, crisp etchon both sides. The Bergsmuller log is the complete one with the full address in a crescent shape. A dagger missing from most collections. This would be hard to upgrade.
NR.MINT ALUMINIUM LUFTWAFFE SWORD WITH FULL DOUBLE HANGER. This is a fantastic looking sword, and being aluminium, looks like it was made yesterday. All 4 swastikas on the large pommel and crossguard are beautiful, bright gilt and show no wear at all. The grip and scabbard leather have kept their original colour, there were a few age scuffs, but have been covered with matching leather polish and now look nearly invisible. The twin twisted aluminium springy wire wrapped around the grip is perfect. Scabbard is in matching condition, no dents or bends and the fittings are a bright brushed aluminium. Blade is STONE mint, is heavily nickel plated and has the makers mark of F.A.HELBIG lightly etched into the surface. Connected to the upper scabbard rings is the original crescent shaped leather hanger and aluminium box clip. ( the leather connected to the rings had become very weak and broken, so I have re-inforced it with near matching strips of leather). Attached to the box clip is the original later Luftwaffe sword hanger. These are selling for £200 on their own, but I have left this with the sword as it came. Hanger consists of a clip sandwiched between the leather covering to protect the sword and uniform and then a top box clip. This is a cracking looking sword, complete with all accessories.
NSKK 1936 CHAINED DAGGER Nr MINT RZM M7/2 (consignment) This is a really beautiful example of the 1936 Officers chained dagger. Thy followed the example of the SS and released a chained version of the standard mans dagger in 1936. The addition of nickel plated chains and a central mount really makes the dagger shine. I have not had a Voos marked NSKK chained dagger before. Eickhorn were the most prolific maker, but other manufacturers made them too.All the nickel plated fittings are the same colour and age, so this certainly seems to have been together a long time. Scabbard paint is original with just a little age spidering. Nickel plated chains are in near mint condition and are well stamped on the reverse RZM m5/8. Wood grip is perfect with aluminium eagle. Blade is near mint with all crossgraining and a couple of minor finger smudges. Very bright and presentable, one of the best conditioned NSKK chained daggers I have offered.
ONE OF THE BEST IMPERIAL NAVY DAGGERS I HAVE OWNED. DAMASCUS BLADE, HAND CHASED SCABBARD. Whilst not from private sources, this has not been in a collection before. It is one of the most fantastic and unusual Imperial era naval daggers I have owned. Apart from it's many other features, it has a signed and stamped DAMASCUS blade by DINGER. Tang stamped M+D, twice. I have several Damascus blades in my collection, but this is the first time I have had one with the full stamping on the tang. I think the blade pattern is 'maidenhair' Damascus, and a work of art. It is beautiful and in 99% mint condition. The complete dagger measures some 16" overall, so is the size of the normal Third Reich type we all know. Grip has a single twisted brass wire and of course is solid ivory. There is on very slaa crack just underneath the pommel. The pommel itself is a 1919 flame pommel, so has perhaps been 'upgraded' for the 1919 Reich navy period.(see Tom Wittmann's Imperial navy book) Beautifully cast with waves and cat tails. Crossguard is a standard Imperial type with block center. The release/locking mechanism for the blade is by a tension spring, rather than a button. Blade is as described, but in addition to being stamped by the smithy who made the Damascus, it is also stamped on the riccasso with crossed swords and GB&S. This is the retail distributor who ordered or sold the dagger. Now we come to the scabbard. This is a fantastic, hand beaten, hand chased, embossed super de-luxe type. Unique. Scabbard rings are 'reef knot' types, above and below are handle embossed panels showing various oak leaves etc.It's a fantastic thing and would have cost a small fortune. Whilst the scabbard bands are there, the rings have been removed, and another, smaller ring been professionally attached to the rear of the scabbard, in order for the dagger to be hung completely vertically, similar to the 1919 pattern. Added to the Damascus blade and ivory grip, this would have cost a great deal of money when ordered. At the very bottom of the scabbard is the stamped number '5'. This is also present on most of the other parts, crossguard, blade tang brass spacer etc. Proves that this dagger was made together and has stayed together. There is a very similar dagger pictured in Tom Wittmann's' Collecting The edged weapons of Imperial Germany, page 181. No two daggers are the same! Therefore this is UNIQUE in the world and the only one like this.
ORIGINAL EICKHORN SALES CATALOGUE-KUNDENDEINST! If you collect daggers, you need reference material. One of the best source of reference are ORIGINAL period sales catalogues. However, after 70+ years, these are VERY hard to find. They were also not produced in great numbers. You would find them in retail outlets, and would probably have been able to order one from the factory at the time, but most are now destroyed, lost or in private collections. I am really happy to offer an ORIGINAL, period EICKHORN sales catalogue and it's complete!!! The Eickhorn factory were probably the largest manufacturer, and offered the greatest variety of products. Daggers, swords, bayonets, for virtually every military, or para-military organisation. Therefore their catalogue is amazing and very comprehensive. For those of you who have never seen one, they are a small ring binder book/folder. The cover is red/orange linen then printed in gold on the spine and the front with the Eickhorn squirrel logo and the Eickhorn Kundendeinst name. The interior is beautifully presented and arranged via file tab form into sections. Army, Luftwaffe, navy, police etc etc. each section with a description and pictures or line drawings. Towards the rear are colour pull out sections showing the etched swords and bayonet options they offered. At the very end is the original complete price list!!! I cannot remember having a complete catalogue to offer for sale. I have one in my collection, but not seen another for years.The book/catalogue is in fantastic condition, with all sections complete. The only small problem is that the metal rivets that hold the metal snap spine of the ring binder inside, to the outside cardboard cover have rusted through with time, leaving 2 small holes in the spine. Tis is VERY common with the catalogues if these are stored in a damp location (my own copy is the same) It's easily remedied if desired, but replacing the rusted rivets with small dome headed nuts and bolts with spacer washers. Problem solved. A really rare item, and fascinating reading. Don't miss this.
ORIGINAL EICKHORN SWORD SALES/STOCK TAG-UNISSUED! From my stock of 'interesting things'. This is the white thin cardboard tag that would have been tied to any of the Eickhorn swords when sold new, or when they came from the factory. Never been issued, it has details to put the item/sword number cod or type and the length of the sword overall and the length of the blade. A great piece of original sales paraphernalia. If you have an unissued or mint sword, this would go perfectly.
ORIGINAL PAUL SEILHEIMER WW2 SALES CATALOGUE. There is nothing better than seeing pictures of the original daggers in the original souece material. I have 3 original copies of the Paul Seilheimer sales catalogue fro pre-WW2. There are 8 pages depicting their full range of daggers and swords. Gey/green covers, with slight age fading to the edges.
ORIGINAL, UNISSUED 42cm BULLION KNOT, STILL IN CELLULOID PACKET! Some years ago a wartime stock of these knots was uncovered and were released onto the collectors market. They all disappeared instantly. Recently acquired from a collector in Germany, this is a similar knot. They were all originally wrapped in thin see-through 'plastic bags'. Actually celluloid wrap. this has amazingly still survived and is wrapped around the unissued knot inside. The knot is in MINT condition and still tied together with cotton. the celluloid bag is also complete and un-torn, it has just taken on the shape of the knot. A fantastic piece of 'new/old stock and is completely original, now70 years old. Great to display with a similar un-issued dagger.
PAIR OF MINIATURE ALCOSO ARMY DAGGERS. DE-NAZIFIED COMPLETE USED AS PAPER KNIVES. Following a recent trip to Germany, I purchased these two miniature army daggers from a small market stall. Both came from the same source and both have been de-Nazified by removing the swastika from the crossguards. However, apart from that, they are both excellent examples of the beautiful miniatures produced by the ALCOSO company. They also have very interesting DIFFERENT Alcoso period trademarks. Many dagger companies changed their type and style of trademark throughout the period of production. Eichorn have 5 or 6 types. Alcoso also did the same. Early ones are the scales with ACS, and they changed several times until 1941. One dagger has the later, sideways trademark od the Alcoso name in script with tiny scales beside it, the other dagger blade has the initials ACS in small square print, most unusual. These are worth buying just for the trademark types! Both daggers have been properly used as letter openers or similar, and the blades have been sharpened and slightly shortened. Both daggers have orange/celluloid grips, slight chipping by the riccasso, but complete. Scabbards are intact, and are perfect miniatures of the full size daggers. A couple of great pieces. Possible to find a crossguard sometime, or a broken dagger with a good crossguard. If you just manage to complete ONE, it's a real bonus and would be worth the price of both of these together. A complete BARGAIN!
PAIR OF SA DAGGERS-NO SCABBARDS. SPARES OR COMPLETE. I purchased these as part of a small package of items, these were the only daggers in it. A reasonable pair of SA daggers that are in decent condition and really just need a scabbard to complete them. If you have a nice SA scabbard or a black NSKK one you will have a good dagger. Both have good grips, decent blades. One is by Emis Voos and the other is a maker I have NEVER seen Richard Balke and Sohn. A rare dagger indeed. here is a good chance for you to add a couple of nice daggers to your collection, or just hang onto them until you find a scabbard or two!!!
PAIR OF THIRD REICH NAVAL BELT LION'S HEAD DAGGER SLIDES. A really unusual 'spare' here, or just to add to a naval collection. These are a matched, MINT pair of the lions head belt slides from which the dagger hangers attach on a naval moire dress belt. The normal, everyday belt worn by naval offocers etc, is a black moire belt, with velvet backing. These twp fixings slide on and around the belt, and FROM these the dagger hangers attach. If you have a belt without these or one is missing or broken, then these will be invaluable. They are in mint condition, are gilded aluminium. Superb things. I have THREE pairs and one spare single.
PAIR OF THIRD REICH NAVAL EPPAULETTES FROM MESS DRESS TUNIC. These were part of the bits I bought from German family. An interesting pair of the very thin bullion silver epaulettes from the dark blue naval mess dress short tunic. Have two silver rank pips on each, so this chap would have been a Kapitänleutnant (?). If the pips are silver, then possible he would have been in the administration. Anyway would go well with dagger collection.
PERHAPS ONE OF THE RAREST SWORD KNOTS? CUSTOMS!!!!!!! I enjoy collecting swords still, and I am happy to say a lot of my customers do too! They are great value for money still, they are not reproduced and the variety is huge. Having a nice parade sword, complete with all the accoutrements, knot and hanger is very enjoyable. Like with daggers, some of the accoutrements for the swords are now very hard to find and in some cases, very expensive (SS sword knot for example). I found THIS knot in Germany recently, and whilst the dealer DID know what it was, it's such a rare knot, I thought it was worth the asking price. This is the sword knot for the CUSTOMS parade sword!!! A most unusual thing. Leather strap is dark green/black with 3 silver bullion wires running through. The actual ball of the knot has alternating silver and green threads.
PERIOD MADE SA DAGGER STYLE KNIFE. Purchased in Germany at a recent market, I have no idea what this is, but it's made like and with bits of an SA dagger. Could be a one off, could be theatrical? Has long 11" steel blade. Crossguard and pommel fittings like a SA dagger, grip is a modified SA dagger grip with no insignia. Weird thing, looks great!
POLICE OFFICERS SWORD BY WEYERSBERG. A very good example of the Police Officers dagen, complete with wide police officers knot tied in place. Made by Paul Weyersberg. Nicle plated hilt fittings just show a little age here and there. Black ribbed rip is perfect and there is a silver aluminium police eagle set into the grip. Super wide police officers sword knot tied in place. Scabbard is completely straight with no damage or bends.It has virtually all of the ORIGINAL black gloss paint and looks really good. Steel nickel plated fittings are fine, with a little age lifting. Matt finished blade is virtually mint, lovely condition! It has the original white leather washer in place at the throat. There is a little discoloration under the washer, where moisture has been. This came from a find in Warwickshire, has never been in a collection, never cleaned or taken apart, this is the first time offered onto the market. Nice sword!
POST 1938 HITLER YOUTH KNIFE. This is a standard RZM period HJ knife in good, used condition. The scabbard has a very good coating of original black paint. The leather belt loop and snap clip are in supple, workable condition. The dagger grip and HJ diamond are good. No chips to the diamond which wiggles nicely. The blade is plain, as all post 1938 daggers no motto. The reverse has the RZM number stamped into the reverse.M7/72 which is KARL ROBERT Kaldenbach, SOLINGEN-Gräfrath Unusual maker... Very reasonably priced.
PRESENTATION/SALESMAN'S BOX FOR SWORD HILT DISPLAY. I have seen dagger presentation boxes and ones for the miniatures, but have never seen or owned a custom made display/presentation box for a sword hilt. Made for a Lion's head sword, and this is either Third Reich or slightly earlier. HAs had a sword in there, but sadly long gone. I have had the salesmen sample sword hilts before, where the blade has been cut off just below the hilt and they are carried in a salesman brief case or similar. This is just designed and made for ONE hilt, and I bet it was really special. Some silver hilted or heavily gilded sword would have looked fantastic inside here. Of typical German construction. Wood box covered with the black period leatherette. Inside is form filled to accept the hilt (whatever it was) in red velvet material. Great curio, and if you have a sword hilt, or want to make one up, will look fantastic in here!
PRESENTED CEREMONIAL FIRE AXE. I have had several of these ceremonial Fire Axes in the past, some are very ornamental with etched scenes on the head blades etc. However, although there is usually a panel on the handle to dedicate the axe, they are very rarely filled in. This is the exception and has a 4 line presentation and dedication. The axe itself is a nice standard thing. The metal parts have been nickel plated and the wooden hilt/handle is black painted hardwood. In addition the axe has been personalised with two strips of WW1 Iron cross ribbon wrapped around the top and bottom of the handle. Could be that the owner was a WW1 veteran, or something similar? In the middle of the handle is a nice nickel plated ornamental plate attached to the grip with nickel pins. The 4 line dedication is obviously in German and is presented to 'LUDWIG WEYPRECT'. The complete presentation reads as follows.....'To Branddirektor [a fire brigade rank which was equivalent to a lieutenant ] Ludwig Weyprecht from the lower ranks of the volunteer fire brigade Offenbach.' Offenbach is in the state of Hesse near Frankfurt. A great piece of German Fire Brigade history here and was bought back as a war souvenir to America after WW2.
RAD MAN'S HEWER BY KARL JULIUS KREBS This is a very decent example of a mid-period RAD hewer. It has nickel plated over steel fittings with heavily plated scabbard fittings. It shows some wear and use, but nothing serious and looks really good. Nice stag grip plates, with unturned screws. Scabbard has virtually ALL of the original black gloss paint. Some wear to the edges and some spidering to the surface, but real paint here. Lower scabbard mount is very good with no evidence of damage from being dropped, this is a heavy dagger! Blade is really nice, these were never ultra bright and polished to a mirror, but rather had a muted finish. The motto is deep and clear and he blade has not been sharpened. The Krebs maker is nicely etched to the reverse with full maker mark and the RADJ symbol in a triangle. Krebs was a small but quality maker and not often encountered on RAD daggers. There is some slight wear to the nickel plating to the hilt areas, but nothing serious. A good looking RAD hewer. These always sell really quickly, so don't miss out!
RAD OFFICERS DAGGER BY WKC. This is a really nice example of the RAD Officers dress dagger, There is very little oxidisation to the fittings, as is common with these pieces. In fact there is just a small patch underneath the birds beak on the pommel. Nothing else. Full silver plating elsewhere. Scabbard is perfect with no dents or damage. 100% silver plating with places showing the lacquer and frosting still. Blade is also near mint, with crossgraining and full polish. Grey background to the motto. WKC trademark etched into blade.A very nice, collectable and presentable RAD dagger.
RARE LUFTWAFFE BOMBER CREW - SURVIVAL MACHETE. I have not owned one of these before, and whilst it's technically not a dress dagger (!) it does fit in with the 'edged weapons' category. It's also a very unusual piece and there really don't seem to come up for sale any more. Apparently issued to Luftwaffe bomber crews as part of the tropical survival kit (wouldn't be much use in the forests of Europe!). All the ones I have seen and handled have been made only by ALCOSO, and this is stamped with their early scales and ACS trademark. They did also make a sawback version, but this is so rare I have never seen one. Carried on a belt, there is a wide webbing frog available for this machete, so keep your eyes open! A real workmanlike piece. Brass hilt with upturned and downswept crossguard. Wide single edged steel blade. Blued steel scabbard with bayonet frog type fitting. It measures 21 1/2" overall with a 16" flat blade. Ribbed brown hardwood grip. Nothing fancy about these, they were designed just to be a machete, but not too many have survived. I have shown a PERIOD photo of a Luftwaffe airman holding this exact type of machete, along with a page from a dagger reference book showing the weapon with the frog etc.
RARE MAKER EARLY SA DAGGER-BONTGEN......... On consignment...........this is a very good, early quality SA dagger by an unusual maker. I personally have not seen this maker before and it's in Ralf Siegerts book as a 7 out of 10 rarity. Nice quality hardwood mid-brown grip with perfect SA button and nickel eagle. All fittings are of course solid nickel and the lower crossgaurd is marked with the Gau mark No. Blade has a protective coating of grease, but underneath seems to be near mint with all the crossgraining. The reverse has the trademark of Botgen und Sabin, who has the trademark of a foot kicking a football!! The scabbard still has a coat of lacquer over a full covering of brown anodising, but some one or something has perhaps tried to clean one side and has scratched the surface. The bottom ball has been hit at some time and is slightly dented. A very good early example with some minor faults.
RARE MAKER, 2nd Pattn LUFTWAFFE DAGGER BY ROBT KLAAS Nice to find a more unusual maker for a Luftwaffe dagger, as they have unique characteristics, as shown in Tom Wittmann's Luftwaffe book. This is made by the ROBERT KLAAS firm and has the twin 'kissing kranes' logo etched onto the blade. Pommel is slightly different to others, grip is thinner and seems longer. It's a nice lemon yellow and has a single twisted silver wire running around the grip. Crossguard again is slightly different to others with a different pebbled pattern to the rear. Blade is a very nice heavily nickeled variety, needle sharp. Scabbard is bright and clean and has twin dome head screws at the top. A nice, unusual dagger. Not seen one of these as far as I can remember.
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 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.
RARE THIRD REICH SWORD KNOT-WATER CUSTOMS!!! This is a beautiful knot, is unissued, but of the Third Reich period. Has gold bullion ball, with black leather strap and triple gold lines running through it. Still tied in the original packing string, I regard this knot as 'new-old stock'. The water Customs sword is terribly rare, I have only ever had 2 in 40 years, so the knot is 100X rarer! however, if anyone has a sword and needs the knot, this must be an opportunity not to be missed. I obtained it from a good contact in Germany, who just had this knot amongst a pile of common ones. He had no idea what it was. I have never seen another,
RED CROSS MAN'S DAGGER WITH ORIGINAL FROG, UNTOUCHED. Red cross daggers are always a favourite with collectors, especially if they are complete and in good condition. Their blades are always unmarked, but they appear in nearly all the dagger manufacturers catalogues, so we can presume there are various makers, albeit unknown! This is a 'straight out the woodwork' example, purchased in America last week with a similar example. In excellent overall condition with all the nickel plating to the metal parts intact. This one doea have a slight dent to the lower scabbard fitting where it's been dropped at sometime. Black chequered grips are fine. Lovely bayonet style leather frog in great condition (this is a unique sized frog, that only fits Red Cross daggers) Scabbard has full coat of black paint. The blade has been left untouched since the war, has a full coating of brown cosmoline grease which covers the surfaces. I can see from various places that the blade underneath looks to be virtually mint, with all crossgraining and very shard sawback teeth. A great used example of this dagger.
RED CROSS MAN'S DAGGER-SAWBACK BLADE. A decent dagger with very good blade. As normal there is no maker mark. Both these and the officers version never had a makers mark on the blade. This does have the 'Ges Getschutz' (pattn pending) stamped on the blade underneath the crossguard langet. Blade is near mint, with full crossgraining and razor sharp sawback teeth. Scabbard has a non contemporary coat of black gloss paint. These is also a small dent to the reverse. Hilt and crossguard have decent nickel plating over the grey metal alloy base. Black grips are fine and undamaged.
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 HANGER WITH BELT LOOP, PROFUSELY MARKED. This is a great accessory for a SA dagger and is quite unusual. All the metal fittings are solid nickel (not plated), but the leather strap has a wonderful very long RZM mark. Usually RZM pieces are later and have plated metal fittings. This one must have been produced mid-period, at the stat of the RZM's influence. In excellent condition. Both parts of the leather are great and the nickel parts are uncleaned. Along the back of the long strap, the leather makers name appears, along with the full RZM code, RZM stamp and date 1936!! Reads KERNSTUCK L2/042/36............fantastic!
SET OF 6 THIRD REICH NAVAL UNIFORM BUTTONS 24mm A matching set of naval uniform buttons by Assmann. All identical, from the blue naval uniform maker marked on the reverse with the Assmann A and 24mm size. Could be useful?
SET OF ARMY DAGGER HANGING STRAPS. A good , used set of hanging straps for the army dagger. These have seen use and have been worn quite a lot with a dagger. Good bullion fronts, nice buckles and clips still with silver finish. Top of hangers have a little wear when it goes through the top clip. Nice green velvet backings.
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.
SET OF EARLY ALL BRASS TYPE, KREIGSMARINE DAGGER STRAPS-RARE. I am always being asked for 'brass navy straps' and they are very hard to find! Here is a nice matched set. Solid cast brass navy hangers were used in the Imperial era and right up to the mid-1930's. After that gilded aluminium or metal alloy took over as the component of these straps. These are a very nice set of early 1930's straps, and would go perfectly with any Weimar or early Third Reich naval dagger. They are a true, matched set, with the same lion's head buckles and the same casting marks on the reverse. They have seen use and there are a few carrying wear spots just on the edges. The black moire material is excellent, as is the dark blue velvet backing. A very nice set to go with that early dagger. Very difficult to find!
SET OF EPPAULETTES FOR THIRD REICH NAVAL MEDICAL OFFICER. More from the German family. A very nice pair of sew-in epaulettes from a naval medical officer. A matched pair, silver bullion on a dark blue wool base. The medical symbol of the snake intertwined with the staff are in brass and on each side. A nice pair, would look good with a naval collection.
SET OF GILDED ALUMINIUM NAVY HANGERS-MATCHED SET. This is another set from the accessories collection. These again are a matched set and have the same casting marks on the reverse of the buckles (little M in a diamond). Very nice condition straps, blue moire cloth fronts with dark blue velvet rears. Gilded aluminium buckles and all snap clips. Great looking set. Hard to find, nice conditioned navy hangers. Complete your dagger!
SET OF LEATHER TYPE HANGERS FOR WEIMAR/THIRD REICH NAVAL SWORD. Whilst navy dagger hangers are relatively easy to find, the unique hangers used on the naval SWORDS, are much harder to find. They consist of a long and short leather strap, something like a dog lead!! I have had two types, one where the leather is woven throughout it's length, platted really. The other type is sold leather, folded and stitched to itself to make a long round, very thin tube. The fittings to attch to the sword are very similar to the navy dagger. Clips at the top and bottom with one having retaining chain. This set of hangers is in good, used condition. Top clips are in gilded alloy metal, bottom clips are in gilded brass. Would compliment a navy sword nicely. Rare hangers.
SET OF MINT THIRD REICH NAVY HANGERS-MATCHED SET. I would say these navy hangers are either never used or unissued. A really mint set of gilded aluminium navy hangers. If you have a mint dagger and need a lovely set, here they are! All fittings are gilded aluminium, with 100% of the gilt finish intact. The lion's head buckles have the same casting mark on the rear, two little dots. The only thing that shows any age are the steel eyelets in the fabric in the middle of the buckle, they have both gone slightly rusty. The moire fabric and velvet backings are beautiful. Could only upgrade these if you found a set in a packet!!!
SET OF MINT THIRD REICH NAVY HANGERS-MATCHED SET. A really nice set of the gilded aluminium navy hangers for the Third Reich period navy dagger. Can't say anything bad about these. HAve been used and been on a dagger, but no wear evident and they are in GREAT condition. Matched lion;s head buckles, beautiful moire straps with lovely dark blue velvet backings. If you need a great set to go with a dagger for display etc. these are for you!
SET OF MINT, DE LUXE TYPE, LUFTWAFFE HANGING STRAPS. Not surprisingly, good conditioned accessories for daggers etc, are now very hard to find. These are a lovely, mint set of Luftwaffe dagger straps. Fitted with the ornate oakleaf embellished upper clip, marked to the reverse with the RZM and UE 10. (these clips were used on other daggers too, that were under the control of the RZM). Super 'push-up' lower clips with oakleaves. Straps are blue with silver bullion. Reverse is perfect blue velvet. No sign of wear or any damage. A great set of straps.
SET OF REPRODUCTION NAVY DAGGER HANGERS. Original navy dagger hangers are now much harder to find and expensive. I am not usually in the habit of selling reproductions, but these came in with something else, so if someone would like them, please go ahead. Buckles and clips are very good and are gilded aluminium. I am sure the buckles are real. Decent fabric straps which are in a man-made material, not moire fabric with real velvet backs. Overall look a presentable set for display only.
SHORT 23CM BULLION THIRD RICH DAGGER KNOT. A near mint example of the shorter 23cm dagger knot as mainly used on the 2nd Pattn Luftwaffe dagger. It was used on a couple of other daggers, TENO officers for instance, but mainly for the Luftwaffe one. I have been asked several times recently for these, but until now have not been able to find an ORIGINAL really nice we are!
SHORT 23cm SILVER BULLION DAGGER KNOT FOR LUFTWAFFE ETC. This is the shorter 23cm silver bullion dagger knot, usually associated with the Luftwaffe 2nd Pattn dagger. It is aslo seen on the long 1st Pattn Luftwaffe dagger and on the TENO Oficers dagger amongst a few others. In used but perfect condition, all silver bullion cord in perfect condition. I have 3 of these, virtually identical. Both in perfect order and ready to go on your dagger.Hard to find ORIGINAL knots in this condition. Both knots have been on daggers.
SHORT CARBINE LENGTH DRESS BAYONET-ORIGINAL POLICE KNOT ETC. Completely out of the woodwork. Uncleaned and untouched for 50+ years! This is a nice, short pattern dress bayonet by EP&S. has the removable grip screws. Good uncleaned condition. There is an original Police portepee tied around the leather frog. It's been there for ever and is totally original to the piece. This shows that not all Police personnel wore the long police bayonet. Nice knot, black leather frog. Scabbard has 85% of the original black paint, but it is lifting in some places. Blade is beautiful, near mint and shows very little age. Short carbine length. Has EP&S logo etched to the reverse. Bayonet slot has the original GREEN felt plug.
SHORT OFFICERS ALUMINIUM THIRD REICH POLICE BAYONET WITH STEEL SCABBARD. I have mentioned before that the subject of collecting German police bayonets is almost a specialist subject on their own. The variations and types are huge, starting in the Weimar period, PSS bayonets and then all the many different types issued and utilised during the Third Reich era. This is a great example. This is a short, all aluminium hilted Police Officers dress bayonet. Hilt and crossguard are much smaller that a normal police bayonet. Grip looks to be nice stag plates, but on closer inspection they are cleverly carved hardwood. The is a nice police eagle attached to the grip. Blade is a standard shorter single sided type, nickel plated. There is a small, stamped makers mark of Karl Julius Krebs. An unusual maker for Police bayonets. Blade is in good condition with no damage or nicks. Leather buffer washer is in place. Scabbard is also interesting in that it complies exactly with the look of a normal police scabbard, but the main body is not leather, it's black painted metal. The upper scabbard fitting with the frog lug is attached by 2 side screws, however the lower scabbard fitting is attached with a nickel staple, as if it was on a leather scabbard!! Nice touch. A good looking police bayonet, and definitely another alternative variation. Measures 15.75" overall, with a 9.75" blade
SHORT SINGLE ETCHED DRESS BAYONET-SUPER ETCH! Etched presentation dress bayonets, with the 'Memory of my Service Time' are a great collecting item. There are a wide variety, and the quality is amazing. Craftsmanship not to be repeated today. This is a recent purchase from America, and was lurking under a pile of standard dress bayonets. Just goes to show you need to look at EVERYTHING! This is one of the most pleasing of etches available, as it has the large outstretched Third Reich eagle spread out across the complete blade. It was an etch offered by Robert Klaas, and the company trademark is stamped into the blade on the reverse. Blade is MINT with a beautiful etch on one side of the nickel carbine blade. The rest of the bayonet is in very good used condition. All metal parts of the hilt etc still have the nickel plating, with slight wear only. Grip plates are chequered Bakelite. The steel scabbard is undamaged and has 85% of the original black paint. There is also the original patent leather frog attached to the lug on the scabbard. Leather has crazed a bit and a little worm, but all there and serviceable. A very good example of an ORIGINAL etched dress bayonet.
SHORT WEIMAR OFFICERS CLAMSHELL BAYONET. Another purchase from America. This is a lovely example of the many variations of Police bayonets produced from the Weimar period, right through to the Third Reich. This is made by Eickhorn and has a great stamped trademark into the riccasso. The trademark dates the bayonet to around 1933-35. It's diminutive size makes it certainly for an officer. Beautiful stag grip with the Weimar star pinned through. Good detail to the clamshell. Scabbard is a nice mid-brown leather. Both the scabbard fittings are nicely nickel plated and there are matching numbers underneath the staples. I think it's 12. The blade is a single edged type, heavily nickel plated, with just a few minor speckles to the surface near the tip. A great example of a nice, probably private purchase, clamshell bayonet.
SILVER BULLION KNOT FOR THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER. I always look out for these as they are incredibly popular with collectors looking to complete their navy daggers. Whilst they look IDENTICAL to most 42cm army dagger knots etc., there is one slight difference. The bottom of the ball is finished inside in a strange manner, which Tom Wittmann describes as looking like a 'cat's anus' !!! Well, I suppose he's right, but it's just all 'puckered up' to me! Anyway, why navy daggers had this slightly different knot, I have NO IDEA. .....but if you look on 99.99% of navy daggers (and navy swords), who hae an untouched knot wrapped around them, they are ALL like this, with the puckered bottom in-fill. Navy knots are also always at least 42cm long, sometimes a bit longer. Although not obvious, the knot used on the navy sword is several cm's longer still. Not noticeable until you put to together. This is a great knot, seems to have been on a dagger, but no wear or damage. Very nice thick cord and would look and tie really well on a nice navy piece.
SILVER BULLION KNOT FOR THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER. Purchased from the same sourse as the other navy dagger knot, the same description applies. Nice condition, no wear, will look great on period navy dagger.
SILVER/BLACK BULLION KNOT FOR BAHNSHUTZ DAGGER This is a great and rare knot. Use for the Third Reich 2nd Pattn.Bahnshutz dagger. It's a 42cm knot and consisits of silver bullion tread with interspersed black flecks all along the length. The stem is woven with a 'v' shape black lines. The bottom of the ball has a black velvet infill. The ball od the knot is in standard silver bullion. Evidence it has been on a dagger as it's still tied in the army fashion.
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!
SOLID GREEN PORTAPEE/KNOT- SHOOTING ASSOC OR FORESTRY. this is a very nice all green portepee that has been on a dagger of some description. This colour is commonly seen on a Shooting Association dagger, or on the Subordinate Forestry cutlass. Not damage or wear. No fading.
SOLID GREEN PORTAPEE/KNOT- SHOOTING ASSOC OR FORESTRY. This is a worn but serviceable green portepee/knot which would have been used on a Shooting Association or Forestry dagger. Has frayed a little where swing has occurred, but put on the right dagger would look excellent and enhance it accordingly.
SS NCO'S PARADE DAGEN, BY WKC. A nice looking sword this. Long and in excellent condition. This is the SS NCO's sword carried by all NCO's members of the SS for parade purposes. Not so quite 'in your face' as the officers version. The SS runes are cast into the pommel only. The black ebony ribbed grip is completely plain, with no wire or badge. The scabbard is the same as the officers apart from the bottom fitting which is an integral steel drag, and not a separate fitting. All fittings are nickel plated and are in wonderful condition, with no lifting etc to any of the hilt fittings. Scabbard has a full coat of black paint, with very little signs of wear. Blade is beautiful, I would say virtually mint, with a semi-matt finish to the surface. WKC trademark appears on the riccasso, and on the reverse, a set of SS runes stamped into the surface. A WKC trait. A very nice example of a SS NCO's parade sword.
SS OFFICERS PARADE DAGEN- LATER TYPE BY PETER DAN IEL KREBS As the war progressed and materials became more scarce, the quality of metal and types used changed too. Daggers and swords were made of inferior things, and this is reflected across the board. This is a later type of SS officers parade dagen, made by the desirable manufacturer, Peter Daniel Krebs. Their motto was a lobster in a shield, and this is deeply stamped in the blade riccasso. This sword is complete and un-messed with, but has suffered with some moisture and plate lifting. However, it is 100% original, and very good value for an SS Officers sword. Hilt and scabbard parts are nickel plated over steel and this has lifted/worn off in quite a few places. The pommel nut unscrews and it has the stepped interior and locking nut and cap, same as earlier swords. A sure sign of authenticity, as you cannot take these apart! The grip is again painted wood with 13 horizontal grip wires. There is a central SS button. Both the top of the scabbard throat and the underneath of the dagen crossguard are stamped with the little SS runes in a box. Scabbard fittings are affixed by side screws. Scabbard has a good covering of black paint. The blade has suffered quite a lot from the moisture and really could do with a good clean, which would bring it back somewhat. It's possible to do this with SS blades as they are not plated, so the base metal will clean very well, The blade is quite stained throughout it's length and the bottom 3 or 4 inches at the tip are slightly pitted. Dagen is totally original and is in 'as found' condition. Priced accordingly.
SS OFFICERS PARADE DAGEN-EARLY NICKEL TYPE. This is a classic SS Officers parade sword, as seen in all the photos of SS Officers on parade. This is an early type with heavy nickel plated fittings and the 'stepped' pommel screw out type. The dagen cannot be taken apart without damaging the end pommel cap etc. A great guarantee of 100% originality. Grip is hardwood and then painted black. Most of the original paint is still there, where it's worn/chipped off the lighter polished wood shows through. There are 13 separate horizontal grip wires, in the centre is a great SS nickel runes button affixed through the grip. All hilt and scabbard fittings are heavily nickel plated and show no discernible wear. Scabbard fittings both top and bottom are in the same condition. They are 'push fitted' to the scabbard with no screws visible. Scabbard retains most of the original black paint. Top of scabbard throat and underneath the crossguard are stamped with the little SS inspection runes inside a box. You will find this inspection mark on most (but not all) SS swords, and on the reverse link on SS chained daggers. The blade is very nice, no damage or sharpening and retains the matt/ non shiny finish. This blade, like many SS swords is not maker marked at all. Completely plain. A very nice example of the SS dagen. Very competitively priced.
SS OFFICERS PARADE DAGEN/SWORD - DACHAU PRODUCED. This Dachau Degen is in nice condition throughout. It has a stainless steel “D” guard with separate upper and lower ferrules. The “D” guard is completely textbook, with a teardrop quillon end. The lower ferrule has fine standing oak leaves separated by acorns. As is the case with the Dachau versions there is no background darkening to this design.The tang nut is a standard, nickel-plated steel type, showing mild traces of age but nothing bad. The reverse cover plate is also nickel-plated steel. The grip is a fine ebony beauty, being in perfect condition. This ebony has outstanding tight nickel wire. The runes button is also stainless as we see on these degens. This button has fine, raised SS runes with a good background darkening. The scabbard is the thinner variety associated with the Dachau swords. . What makes it a definite Dachau piece is the fact that the upper scabbard mount with the Wotan's Knot is also made of stainless steel. It is retained by two headless side screws. The lower mount is the stainless steel type and is a press on fixing.. The scabbard shell is straight throughout and has very good original paint. This paint shows some crazing here and there. Overall, though, it is at least 95% intact. A classic example of this unique type of sword.
SS OR POLICE BULLION SWORD OR BAYONET KNOT. This is the more common of these knots that you find. It has a black top to the acorn ball with alternating black/silver threads underneath. I have seen these on original SS dagens and also police swords. Have also seen them on original bayonets too. Great quality, but not as heavyweight as the early SS bullion knots. In overall excellent condition. Seems to have been on a weapon of some type. Great looking knot. I think the ones with black tops are for NCO's and the plain silver tops are for officers, but that's just my opinion!
SS SHORT DRESS BAYONET WITH SS BULLION KNOT ATTACHED. This is only the second one of these I have owned. The first I purchased very reasonably in a country auction in the Midlands. It was virtually the same as this. There are period photographs of dress bayonets being worn with the SS bullion knot, and this is one of them. The other one I purchased, the bullion knot had 'frozen' in place, and was obviously in the same tie for 70 + years. This bayonet and knot, had also been like this, but some enterprising chap had tried to take off the knot, and it was just attached to the frog with a single loop. You can see from the folds in the bullion strap that it had been wound around the frog and tied in place for ever, so very carefully I re-tied the knot back into the correct position. The bullion strapping and the ball are a beautiful 'aged' patina. The bullion strapping is shorter than on a sword, so can only really go on a bayonet or similar. The cloth SS black label is still sewn in place. The ball is quite large, and the SS black runes are beautifully sewn into the stem in 'bevo' style. The frog is a standard patent leather type. The dress bayonet is also a standard short carbine type made by WKC. Blade is still in some brown protective grease. Lots of strange things were worn and used in the earlier days of the SS, and period pictures of dress bayonets being worn with these SS Officers bullion knots and other SS knots are proof of their existence. A very interesting and unique bayonet.
STANDARD HITLER YOUTH KNIFE M7/37- KLAAS. This is a decent example of a used HJ boys knife with the RZM code M7/37 1939. This is the maker code for Robert Klaas. Dagger has not been cleaned in many ,many years. Untouched really. Hj diamond is fine. Bakelite grips are fine.Nickel plating to all hilt areas is quite dull and dirty, but OK. Scabbard has most original balck paint, but has bubbled a bit with time and age. Blade is very clean indeed. No motto as this was discontinued after 1938. Leather belt loop and cross snap clip are present and working. The snap button loop that goes around the hilt is quite fragile, it's all there, but I would suggest it is left open and not snapped shut, just in case. This is now 77 year old leather, so bear with it!!
STANDARD THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER WITH UNMARKED PLAIN BLADE. A good looking example of the navy dagger that would have been purchased or issued 'off the shelf' and as they came. All ranks of the Third Reich navy from Petty Officer upwards were entitled to wear the ceremonial navy dagger. It was a considerable expense, and obligatory for parade purposes. Some officers could not or did not want to afford them, and therefore navy quartermasters kept some for issue. They only purchased the basic dagger, and these came with plain blades. An etched blade was EXTRA money, so if you didn't want to spend the extra money, they came like this. I am not sure who the maker is of this dagger as I cannot recognise the fittings. It's not WKC or Eickhorn, and the grip has twisted 'springy wire' like Holler used, but it's not a Holler either! Anyway, all brass fittings are in good polished condition. Scabbard is in decent shape with no dents or damage. Blade is a standard twin fullered navy type, nickel plated and in great condition. The original red felt blade buffer is in place. Blade release button works perfectly, but is a little stiff. Normal cream celluloid grip has the wire wrap, there is a small crack in the grip at the very top on one side of the pommel, no material missing, and would cover with a knot, if one was there. Other than that, a decent navy dagger, and not expensive.
STONE MINT SET OF LUFTWAFFE DAGGER HANGERS! Apart from some slight oxidisation from 70 years of storage, this set of Luftwaffe hangers are stone mint! They have never been worn or issued and are still completely stiff with lack of use. The hangers are the normal standard type with plain upper hanger clip and push in lower snap clips, howver everything is like brand new. The bullion and blue cloth fronts are fine and the blue velvet backings have all the pile in perfect condition. If you have a mint, unissued 2nd Pattn Luftwaffe dagger, then these are the hangers to go with it.
SUPER AND VERY RARE 'USED' CUSTOMS THIRD REICH SWORD KNOT The Third Reich customs service had their own, specific, designated dress dagger, but not an 'actual' sword. They used several varieties, and the Eickhorn catalogue mentions that there was a type authorised as a Customs sword, and also a pattern sword appears in the Third Reich era WKC sales catalogue as Model Nr. 1016 “Zollbeamten Sabel” (Customs Official’s Sabre).However, both of these swords would have had THIS specific sword knot tied on the hilt. An incredibly rare knot to find on it's own, and if you have one of the swords, this needs to go on it!! Wide black leather strap with triple silver wires running down the length. The ball has a plain stem, but the acorn has interspersed green and silver weave. This knot has been on a sword and has a little wear to the strap. Needs to go back on a sword!!
SUPER CONDITION 23cm BULLION DAGGER KNOT. Mainly used for the 2nd Pattn Luftwaffe dagger, this length knot was also used on 1st Luftwaffe daggers and TENO officers, to name teo others. Has been on a dagger, but is in near mint condition with no fraying etc A nice knot to add to your dagger. 100% original (have 3)
SUPER EARLY 1933 SS MAN'S DAGGER WITH VERTICAL HANGER. To find a proper, unmessed with, early SS man's dagger, in good condition, has become a real task. I am often asked for them, and sadly they do not grow on trees, so are few and far between. This is a very nice example by KLAAS. An early example , so all fittings are high quality, solid nickel and ebony grip etc. Dagger remains in a 'left as is' state and has not been polished or cleaned up. No damage to the black ebony grip, which has a nice SS button and sold nickel grip eagle. The top and bottom crossguards fit like gloves and the tang nut has not been removed, as far as I an see. The lower crossguard is marked with the group 'I' stamp, and is common with Klaas examples, is stamped sideways. Vertical hanger has very nice leather work. The snap clip is RZM marked. I have not removed the hanger to see if the vertical is SS marked, but it probably is! A really good, original hanger here. The scabbard retains over 50% of the original shellac lacquer over the anodising, so the anodising is all there. The lower scabbard fitting has taken a small hit to the bottom, so it's slightly dented. All screws are present. The blade is a nice, near perfect example. Deep etched motto and on the reverse a deeply etched KLASS trademark too. There are some slight surface scratches to the edges, but otherwise a smashing, used and worn example of a 1933 SS dagger. Of course there were worn both by enlisted men and officers up to 1936, when the chained version was introduced. Would be a bonus to any collection.
SUPER LUFTWAFFE 2nd DAGGER *PERSONALISED*-UNUSUAL EICKHORN+ORANGE GRIP+KNOT. The second pattern Luftwaffe dagger has always been a firm favourite of mine. They are a wonderful design, and when they have orange grips and silver plated scabbards, they look stunning! This lovely dagger has all of these and in addition has been personalised by the original owner on the reverse crossguard with his initials WL and the date 25.6.39. Unfortunately I have no idea of the significance of the date, or his actual name, but it all adds to the uniqueness of this dagger. Grip is a deep orange colour, in perfect condition with springy wire and the original 23cm bullion knot in place. Crossguard is as described above. Scabbard is heavily nickel plated, has no damage and looks lovely. The blade is virtually mint, is nickel plated and has the unusual, interim SMALL STAMPED Eickhorn trademark. Why Eickhorn used this trademark on some of their daggers is a mystery, but they are very uncommon. Used about 1940. Overall this is one of the most pleasing looking Luftwaffe daggers I have had in a while. It has everything going for it. Just add a nice set of straps and you will have a wonderful, complete rig.
SUPER MINIATURE 2nd LUFTWAFFE DAGGER-LETTER OPENER. This is one of the many variation miniature dagger produced during the Third Reich period. The 3/4 sized ones, made by Alcoso especially, were masterpieces in miniaturisation. Were exact copies of the full sized daggers, and were used as sales samples as well as 'give-away' advertising gimmicks. Other quality miniatures were made, some were on marble bases and used as desk sets, others were just made for advertising purposes. One company (unknown) made quality desk pieces. They were a 2nd Pattn Luftwaffe dagger mounted on a marble base, a Luftwaffe sword and an army dagger all on similar flat marble bases. All these pieces were made of SOLID metal, cast in one piece. They had a blade and separate scabbard, but the body of the dagger, the pommel, grip and crossguard were all cast in solid metal. The grips were painted to look like celluloid, and were very convincing. The detail on the casting of these miniatures were fantastic, and they looked like the real thing. This manufacturer also made the daggers WITHOUT the marble base, they turn up very rarely....and this is one of them. A 2nd Pattn Luftwaffe dagger in 3/4 size but cast completely in metal. Scabbard is a normal steel shell and it looks just like the full sized counterpart. The grip of this one has been carefully painted to look like celluloid. Over the years it has chipped a bit, but paint is still 95% present. There is even an original miniature portepee wrapped around the ferrell. This dagger is about the same size as the larger Alcoso miniatures, but is designed differently. A super little miniature and rare to find on it's own and in this condition.
SUPER MINIATURE 2nd LUFTWAFFE DAGGER-ON PROPELLER BASE. These miniature daggers are highly collectable and this type which is mounted on a steel propeller, are even better as they can be sat on your desk and used as a paperweight etc. Very cool! This type of miniature was only made by ALCOSO. They made two types. This one and one with the Luftwaffe sword mounted on top. I found this in America last month, and whilst complete, it has a few faults, but is priced accordingly. The miniature dagger itself is a standard 2nd Pattn Luftwaffe dagger as made by Alcoso and is around 9 1/2 inches long. The scabbard is permanently mounted by 2 steel posts to the heavy cast iron Propeller base. The dagger has a deep orange grip with thin twisted wire. It's missing a small part of the grip material just by the pommel. The crossguard and pommel are made of silver plated aluminium. At some time the crossguard has been exposed to damp or something similar, so as aluminium does, it's oxidised a little, and eaten slightly into the metal on one side more than the other. All the detail is still there and very clear and the eagle and swastika are still very pronounced and visible. The blade is nickel plated and not damaged. It has a unique German company advert etched into the blade, BESTECKE. Paul Wirths Bestecke Solingen, still exist and are a cutlery manufacturer in the city!!! Would be an interesting project to research further.. These letter opener/desk ornaments were often given by companies as gifts etc. Their name would be on the blades to advertise their product etc. Cast iron base is fine and a nice airplane grey. A good item for your desk, or if you collect miniatures, a great variation. It is priced accordingly due to the faults mentioned, but still a great collectable.
SUPER RARE PRISON OFFICIALS SWORD BY EICKHORN. I have long been a fan of parade swords, they are good value for money and the variety and craftsmanship is amazing. Some of the parade swords are EXTREMELY rare. Such things as the Luftwaffe Generals dagen, and the Diplomats sword are amazing and valuable items. The smaller the organisation, the rarer the edged weapons they carried. This is the VERY seldom encountered PRISON OFFICIALS parade sword. Not too many senior prison officials, so a very rare sword indeed, and a beautiful item to boot. Other manufacturers made these, but in my opinion, the EICKHORN sword, designed by Paul Casberg, is the most impressive of them all. There is no other sword quite like this, and very impressive to look at. In my near 40 year collecting career, this is only the 4th one I have owned. Made in gilded aluminium, the hilt is SO impressive. The pommel is a huge eagles head with prominent beak, and the knuckle bow flows from it's mouth and down to the crossguard. This is an equally impressive cast gilded eagle and swastika. This design is repeated on the reverse of the hilt. Black celluloid grip has triple aluminium wire wrap. All hilt parts have lovely fire gilding, which is nearly 100% intact. It has really been worn and actually carried, and there is a very little wear to the 'brow' of the eagle and on one edge of the crossguard where a sword knot was once tied. The blade is a plain nickel plated standard sword blade and is in MINT condition. The Eickhorn post 1938 trademark is stamped on the blade and is visible underneath the crossguard. The scabbard is dent and damage free. Has 99%of the ORIGINAL black paint. A truly rare and excellent sword, difficult to upgrade!!!!!
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 SMALL SIZED DJ YOUTH KNIFE WITH HJ DIAMOND ON SCABBARD. These little knives are all the same size and construction, but differ whether they have the enamel HJ badge on the scabbard or not. The ones with the diamond are far rarer and seldom encountered. The hilt is constructed of cast aluminium with black chequered grips. The scabbard is a smaller version of the HJ scabbard and has a leather belt loop and cross strap. The blade is a single edged small bowie type. In the middle of the scabbard is a normal sized HJ diamond which is pinned through the steel scabbard. These are rare little daggers and were issued and worn by the boys and girls of the DJ (Deutches Jungvolk) which was part of the Hitler Youth organisation but for the age group 10-13. Lovely little piece.
SUPER, DOUBLE MARKED HJ KNIFE BY TIGER. NO MOTTO This HJ boys knife is in superb condition overall. I estimate this was produced around 1938 when the order to delete the HJ motto from the blade was instigated as the reverse of the blade carries the lovely TIGER motto AND the attributable RZM number code on the riccasso. Blade is in great condition and not sharpened. Hit has ALL of the nickel plating. Grip is perfect with faultless HJ diamond which 'wiggles' slightly. Leather blade washer is intact. Scabbard is undamaged and has full coat of original black paint which has slightly 'bubbled' through age and time. Black leather belt loop and cross snap are perfect. reverse of belt strap is stamped with the leather maker. An oakleaf with LS each side. A VERY nice example of a transitional HJ dagger.
SUPER, EARLY RAD HEWER BY RARE MAKER. The RAD other ranks hewer is a fantastic dagger! The size and weight of it makes it a highly collectable item in it's own right. They were carried and apparently used, so finding one in this condition after nearly 80 years is amazing. Firstly it is by the smaller cottage maker of AXT und HAUERFABRIK, with their very unusual trademark of a horses head in a circle. Above that is the GEs Gesch and the RADJ in a triangle. The dagger is heavily nickel plated over heavy brass base. Virtually all the nickel plating is 100% intact. A super set of stag grip plates. Scabbard is dent free, has a great black gloss paint finish and again all plating is intact. Blade is in near mint condition. Never sharpened or abused. HAs near perfect surface finish with deeply etched RAD motto. RAD daggers are VERY popular and I never keep them very long. ( part of a small collection purchased before I went to the Pomona USA show)
SUPERB EARLY SS '33 DAGGER WITH HANGER BY EP&S. UNTOUCHED. I was lucky enough to be offered this wonderful SS dagger by the Grandson of the veteran who bought this back to America. The grandson now lives in the UK and bought the dagger with him here. This is just how I like them to appear, it's not been played with or taken apart or cleaned or polished. Never been abused, and has been left exactly how it was bought back. The all nickel fittings have developed a nice dull yellow patina. The lower crossguard is stamped with the group 'I' marking. The beautiful ebony grip has great colour. There are no cracks or chips apart from tiny joining crack running from the SS button to the top crossguard.!!! The enamel SS button is fine with very slight scratch to the lower left side. and the grip eagle is the same colour as the rest of the nickel. The scabbard is perfectly dent free and has 85% of the original thin black paint. In my opinion this dagger perhaps had an anodised shell and has been period painted with this very light coat of black paint. You can see the finish underneath, but the paint is also 75 years old and has flaked off in various places. Looks so right!! The lower scabbard fitting has a very slight dent in the bottom ball, as pictured. Attached to the top scabbard ring is the ORIGINAL short black leather hanger and nickel snap clip! (not RZM marked as this dagger pre-dates RZM period). Now onto the blade.....the scabbard and crossguard fit together like a glove, no air gap at all. The blade is absolutely beautiful, apart from the usual 'in and out' surface marks, is totally MINT and mirror bright. has 100% of original crossgraining and polish. SS motto has all the background dark burnish and the EP&S logo on the reverse is crystal clear. A wonderful looking UNTOUCHED SS dagger.
SUPERB MINIATURE LUFTWAFFE SWORD BY ALCOSO. I was really pleased to acquire this miniature Luftwaffe sword yesterday. It's a stunning example of the very high quality product produced by the ALCOSO firm. Many of you know I collected miniatures for many, many years. I still have that collection. The Luftwaffe sword was always one of my favourites-still is! Alcoso were the master of miniatures, and their 9" daggers are beautiful in detail and quality. This one has stunning perfect leather to the grip and the scabbard, the twin gip wire is 100% intact. The dagger has 95% of the original nickle/silver plated finish to the pommel, crossguard and scabbard fittings. The blade is STOME MINT, and has never been used to open letters etc. No wear at all. Alcoso made these miniatures for many years, right from the mid-1930's until around 1942 or so. Therefore the trademark on these little chaps changes with time, just like the big versions. This one has the very early, open in big letter ALCOSO with scales. Later ones carried different styles of trademarks, including the sideways 'Alcosa' type in script. A VERY nice little miniature indeed.
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.
SUPERB SET OF LUFTWAFFE HANGING STRAPS-DE-LUXE-STYLE! I am not sure if these were ever described as 'de-luxe' in the original 1940's catalogues, they have just come to be known as these in the collecting circles, I think! Anyway, there are all types of hanging straps and these seem to be the best type they produced. All cast metal fittings are heavily embossed with oak leaves, this includes the top hanging clip, the buckles and the lower snap clips. The top clip was produced during the RZM period and was also used on 'political' hanging straps, hence the RZM makers mark etc. The Luftwaffe were never really subject to RZM rules it seems, but some of their accessories etc were of dual use, so had RZM inspection/control etc. All Luftwaffe clips like this have the same RZM markings U.E.10 RZM and DRGM in the middle. This set look to be virtually mint and unused. All of the buckles, slides and lower clips still have the gold/gilt wash on them at around 100%. The top embossed clip, does not seem to have any evidence of having the gold wash at all. The fabric straps are perfect. Have bold blue colour , perfect bullion lines and the reverse velvet is also un-touched. A REALLY nice set of hangers, for an equally NICE Luftwaffe 2nd Pattn dagger,
TENO 'OTHER RANKS' HEWER IN SUPERB CONDITION BY EICKHORN. (back in stock as taken back in p/x) I am not sure why I put 'by Eickhorn', as EICKHORN were the ONLY manufacturer of TENO edged weapons. They must have bid for the contract or were given it as sole manufacturers. Designed by Paul Casberg, the TENO hewer, like the RAD hewer is a beast of a dagger. Supposedly meant to be used by the TENO emergency corps, it's designed as a big 'chopping' knife with large bolo blade. Technische Nothilfe (TeNo or TENO), literally translated as 'Technical Help in Need' was a German organisation with the stated purpose to protect and maintain vital & strategic facilities.(courtesy Tom Wittmann). This dagger is in beautiful condition, and I think is one of the best ones I have owned. The matt nickle silver finish to the alloy hilt fittings usually shows signs of corrosion, as it does not seem to like the alloy surface underneath! However, this is 99% intact EVERYWHERE. Very impressive finish. The imitation ivory (celluloid grips are perfect, and all the 'antique finish' to the crossguard eagle etc is present. Scabbard is dent free and has 99% of the original black gloss paint. The large blade is again in near mint condition, with fine surface finish all over. The reverse is deeply etched with the unique TENO eagle and swastika and the post 1938 Eickhorn squirrel. each fdagger has unique numbers, as they were probably issued and accounted for. The number is stamped into the scabbard throat 10149, it also appears etched into the blade underneath the crossguard eagle. This is an opportunity to acquire a TENO dagger in near perfect condition. If you find a TENO leather frog for it (or you have one already), then would be difficult to upgrade this. Considering it's condition and rarity, a very good price too!
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THE ALL ALUMINIUM NSFK FLYERS DAGGER BY HELBIG. In the early age of aluminium, it was judged as a marvellous new metal. Several dagger manufacturers experimented and used it to great effect. This is the rare 'crackle finish' all aluminium NSFK flyers dagger. It was ONLY made by one company F& A Helbig. Grip is made of textured aluminium and coloured to look like leather, same with the scabbard finish. The crossguards and scabbard fittings are all made of beautiful brushed aluminium, and all are in near mint condition. The blade is lovely, mirror bright with all the crossgraining and the makers logo etched to the reverse. The upper scabbard fitting has the carrying ring, and permanently fixed to this is the short leather hanger with clip, and a nice blue leather belt loop. These little flyers knifes are wonderful to behold and are now very rare in this condition. Helbig made an earlier nickel version of this knife but they are most well known for this aluminium type.
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 'LIGHTWEIGHT' POLICE BAYONET. IMITATION GRIPS. Police bayonets are a great thing to collect, there are MANY variations and types, spanning from the Weimar period, through to the mid01940's. Most police bayonets you see originate from the Weimar period, when the bayonets were very long and had clamshells on the crossguards. these proved to be unwieldy, and were recalled and re-issued. Shortening the blades, removing the clamshell and installing a new badge on the grip. Police bayonets continued to be made into the Third Reich period, and were therefore made the correct length to start with. They were also made of differing materials, not available in the Weimar period. This is one of them!!! Rare to find. It is a long bayonet (although shorter that the converted ones) and is made of nickel plated aluminium, so is very light. The blade has a single fuller and is in MINT condition. There is no maker mark. The grip plates are also very unusual. At first glance they look to be the normal stag, but on closer inspection they are in fact wood roughened and carved to look identical to stag. The police badge is aluminium and pinned through the grip plates. All the surfaces have aged well and show patina. The nickel plating on the hilt and crossguard has worn a little in places as it does not adhere well to aluminium! A really good looking police bayonet and definitely one for the 'type' collectors. This was a bayonet made IN the Third Rich era.
THIRD REICH / WEIMAR NAVAL OFFICERS DRESS SWORD + KNOT. I am really pleased to have found this naval officers sword. It seems to be one of the most difficult parade swords to find these days. This is a really nice example by ALCOSO and has the small, early trademark on the blade. These swords basically did not change from Imperial times, through the Weimar period and then into the Third Reich era. This one dates itself in two ways. It has a lovely Weimar period navy eagle stamped into the top scabbard fittings, but it also has a period Third Reich bullion knot, tied in place around the grip and hilt. So this was carried by a naval officer throughout his career in both naval periods. Super detail to the brass fittings, heavy brass lion's head with plain eyes. Nice cream celluloid grip with triple wire running around. A bullion Third Reich parade knot is tied in place. Scabbard is hard black leather and is in excellent condition, no bends or damage. Triple brass scabbard fittings are all fine and present. Blade is a navy 'piped back' type, is a nice plain nickel plates steel and is in perfect condition. The top scabbard fitting and folding hilt are stamped with a matching issue number.
THIRD REICH ARMY OFFICERS SWORD KNOT. This is the normal, standard sword knot that is found (or should be) on nearly every WW2 German Officers dress/parade sword. In green leather with twin silver bullion lines woven into the strap. Silver bullion ball. This knot has been on a sword and is a little freyed but not damaged, would slip nicely ont an exisiting sword. Difficult to find and will finish off a sword nicely.
THIRD REICH FIRE DEPT. LEATHER KNOT/PORTAPEE. Again a hard knot to find in good condition. This Fire Dept knot has a black leather strap with twin silver lines. This silver bullion ball and crown have alternating red/silver cords. Can be used on the Fire dept. sidearms, but also on the Officers parade sword!! Much harder to find! In excellent, undamaged condition. This has been tied on something, but ready to go onto whatever you want now.
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 KREIGSMARINE-NAVY DAGGER IN EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION. Navy daggers still remain one of my favourites, and they continue to sell well in good condition. This is a really lovely example of a Third Reich navy dagger by Eickhorn, showing the post-1941 squirrel trademark. Eickhorn daggers, apart from being superb quality, are great to date by their differing trademarks, from the early 1930's oval types to the late 1940's examples. The most commonly found is the one used from around 1935-1941, which is the normal squirrel holding the sword in front of him. The last type used was this one, post 1941, and has a stamped, stylised squirrel looking over his shoulder. This dagger is in lovely condition and is complete with the ORIGINAL bullion knot tied in place. There is no damage or dents to the scabbard at all, grip is perfect and the dagger retains perhaps over 50% of the fire gilt. The blade is equally lovely, with full nickel finish and complete grey background etching to the panels both sides. VERY nice dagger.
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 NAVAL DAGGER WITH PLAIN BLADE. THIS DAGGER CAME AS PART OF A PACKAGE OF OTHER ITEMS, SO I AM ABLE TO OFFER IT AT A VERY FAVOURABLE PRICE. All brass type, seems to be of early construction and from the look of the pommel eagle, this is a WKC product. Perfect grip and wire, nice brass fittings. Completely plain blade that seems to have been blued for some reason, but mostly worn off now. Very good scabbard. Blade has red felt washer present (wkc). Overall a very pleasing dagger. Navy daggers were standard with a PLAIN blade, the etched variety was a cost option. Plain bladed types were usually purchased by the base quartermasters for use by midshipmen and officers who did not have a dagger of their own. Good looking item.
THIRD REICH NAVAL OFFICERS DAGGER AND KNOT-MINT PLAIN BLADE. This is an extremely nice navy dagger by WKC. It actually has NO maker on the blade, but I have had enough of these to recognise all the tell-tale points. Has the WKC type pommel with slightly longer swastika legs. Crossguard casting is WKC, red buffer to blade, scabbard rings and bands are unique to WKC. This is a standard purchase dagger, supplied by WKC to a retailer or similar, so did not have their trademark on it. This dagger has a MINT conditioned plain blade. The dolphin and anchor etch was an 'extra cost' option on all navy pieces. If you did not have the money, or they were just supplied by the navy quartermaster for parade purposes, then the blades were completely plain. This dagger has most of the original fire gilt present over the surfaces, 50% has worn off on the scabbard, but crossguard and pommel have nearly full covering. Scabbard is completely dent free!! Very nice indeed. Grip is 100% perfect celluloid. There is a silver bullion knot tied in the navy fashion around the crossguard. This is a VERY NICE navy dagger. Plain blades are actually much rarer than the etched ones. If you are collecting navy daggers, then you have to have a plain variety as part of it.
THIRD REICH NAVAL OFFICERS PARADE SWORD BY HOLLER. After not owning or even seeing any Third Reich naval swords for over a year, I have stumbled across two in the same month. One already listed was earlier than this one coming from the Weimar era and carried into WW2. This is a HOLLER example manufactured and worn in the Nazi period. All brass construction, with celluloid grip with triple wire wrap. There is a miniscule, hairline crack on one of the ribbed sections of the grip, where the folding crossguard has repeatedly hit it. Other than that all is perfect. Brass lion's head pommel with no glass eyes, brass folding crossguards front and rear. The rear is a locking mechanism for the blade. Large front folding crossguard has the Nazi period anchor cast into it. There is a thick red felt washer between the blade and the hilt. Blade is a nickel plated type, has a piped back, as most naval sword blades are, and is completely plain. The HOLLER trademark is etched into the reverse of the blade by the hilt. Scabbard is the standard stiff black leather type with three scabbard fittings held in place by staples. Leather is in very good order and it has no bends etc. The surface of part of the lower scabbard is slightly rough from a bit of age, but all perfectly sound and supple. A nice example of a rarely encountered sword.
THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER BY EICKHORN WITH GOLD TONED KNOT. This was one of a pair of navy dagger I purchased in Southern Ireland. Both were in the same condition, both came from the same source, an old country house estate. This is a very nice example by Eickhorn and carries the 1935-1941 type of squirrel trademark stamped into the blade. The dagger is in nice bright condition, with, it seems most of the bright fire gilt all over the brass finish. No damage to the dagger or scabbard. Grip retains the twisted brass wire and original bullion knot tied in place some 70 years ago. The knot is quite fun! When I was VERY much younger, I often encountered navy dagger like these where the knot had been 'enhanced' with period gold paint. I am sure it was period done, as the gold paint had always nearly worn off, and was just evident in the folds and nooks and crannies. This has had exactly the same treatment. Whist most of the old gold paint has gone, leaving the silver bullion showing through, it's still very evident, and looks great! ( the other dagger purchased with this, now sold, had exactly the same treatment). Blade is perfect and near mint. It still has an old coating of protective grease, and this has gone green where reacted with the blade washer, but underneath the blade is perfect with full etching and background. Another nice example of the navy dagger.
THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER BY PUMA & ORIGINAL KNOT. Navy daggers have always been one of my favourites. Well designed, historical, traditional etc etc. The design of the navy dagger goes back prior to WW1 and has been carried on and modified until the late 1940's. Lots of variations, different blades, engravings etc etc. So really interesting topic to collect. There were quite a few manufactures who offered a navy dagger. The most prolific was Eickhorn, then perhaps WKC and then Holler. I just base this on the number of daggers I have handled, but seems right. There were quite a few smaller makers, SMF and Horster for instance. These are really rare to find and command a premium amongst collectors. I am really pleased to offer a near mint example by PUMA, who are one of the rarest makers to find. It's a beautiful dagger too. Has most of the fire gilt present, especially on the pommel and crossguard. The scabbard is 100% straight and undamaged. The grip has toned down to really look like ivory, but is celluloid! Brass twisted wire is perfect. There is an ORIGINAL TO THE PIECE bullion navy knot, frozen/tied in place around the grip. The blade is an absolute beauty. Stone mint with all the nickle plating and deep charcoal etching to surfaces. Puma were one of the few makers to have a 'sailing ship' etch to their blade, and this again adds to the uniqueness. Small PUMA trademark is stamped to the reverse riccasso, a single puma head in silhouette with Puma Solingen underneath. This is a really rare dagger, and missing from most navy collections. A choice example.
THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER BY WKC WITH ORIGINAL KNOT. Another dagger from the small collection. This is a CLASSIC navy dagger by WKC. In lovely condition, this is a textbook WKC dagger in every way. They made a wonderful product and if shows in the craftsmanship of this piece. Great navy pommel with the slightly elongated legs to the swastika. Perfect white celluloid grip with twisted wire. All brass fittings have not been cleaned or polished, so retain a great patina. The red felt blade buffer is intact. Blade has a deeply stamped WKC knights head over the letters WKC. the blade etching is perfect charcoal grey and has not been polished. The scabbard retains it's colour and has not been polished either. Etch depicts anchor and dolphins. No damage to the scabbard body as far as I can see. The ORIGINAL bullion knot is tied around the hilt and pommel in the correct manner. It has never been off. There is a little wear to the cord around the pommel edge, due to rubbing against a uniform. A GREAT example of a WKC navy dagger!!!
THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER WITH KNOT BY WEYERSBERG. This is apart of a small collection I purchased recently, all the navy daggers were different makers and none were by Eickhorn!! I love the Eickhorn product, but it is wonderful to get the more unusual makers for a change. This is a NICE example by PAUL WEYERSBERG. Dagger is completely untouched and original, it still has a good percentage of the original fire gilt in places and the blade is mint. The off-white celluloid grip is wrapped with a single brass twisted wire and is perfect condition. Tied in the original and correct manner is the silver bullion knot. It has been there since the day it was tied. The pommel and crossguard are in perfect condition and still have 80% of the gilding present. There is a brown felt blade washer intact. The scabbard is the normal navy type with lightning bolt motifs etc. There is a couple of very light carrying dents to the lower surface, almost inevitable on a used and worn navy dagger. The scabbard has not been cleaned or polished, so is a dull brass, muted colour. Blade is a normal double etched navy type with dolphins and anchors. The blade is nickel plated and the etch is perfectly clear, unpolished deep grey etching. Weyersberg is an uncommon navy maker now. An ideal dagger to add to your collection.
THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER WITH KNOT-LATER EICKHORN. This is a very nice example of the classic Third Reich naval dagger by the Eickhorn firm. Eickhorn were by far the most prolific producer of these daggers, and I must encounter a 5/1 ratio on all the naval dagger I buy or see. This is a super example with the original 42cm bullion knot tied in the 'navy style knot'. Has never been off! Knot is a little worn/frayed where it comes through the final crossguard tie, and therefore swings a lot, but it's completely sound. All brass fittings are in excellent shape and most have the remains of the gilded finish. Scabbard is very bright and clean and also has much evidence of the gilding process. There are a couple of very slight surface dents on one edge, near the second scabbard band. Other than that, perfect. The grip is celluloid over wood, has no cracks or damage. Thin brass grip wire is fine. Blade is marked with the STAMPED Eickhorn trademark for the 1941+ period. It's a more simplified squirrel looking over it's shoulder. Blade has perfect double etches running down both sides of the nickel plated blade. Etches are crystal clear and have all grey background. A very nice example.
THIRD REICH OFFICERS SWORD KNOT. This is the standard sword knot as tied and worn to 99% of Third Reich army officers parade swords. Green leather strap with twin silver wire lines and silver bullion ball. In near perfect used condition, this has been on a sword at some time, so will go nicely on your lion's head or dove head sword. IN HAVE 2 NEARLY IDENTICAL
THIRD REICH OFFICERS SWORD 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 PANTHER HEAD PARADE SWORD- TOTALLY UNTOUCHED. For those of you who love completely untouched items, here is one for you. It was bought into a local antique centre and has been totally uncleaned for 70+ years. An early sword, this is all brass, but the patina on the sword has turned the brass finish nearly totally black! There are a few areas when the original fire gilt is peeping through, but it's virtually all gone. There is an original green leather knot tied around the knucklebow, and under one piece you can see the brass colour underneath. The Panther Head is beautiful and has red glass eyes. The celluloid grip is perfect and is wrapped with 3 twisted wires. The crossguard has a very unusual Third Reich eagle and swastika, with long, outstretched wings. Looks identical to the SS officers cap eagle! This sword is unattributed, has no maker mark, but this exact sword appears in the Angola sword book on page 154. Blade is heavily nickel plated and in virtually mint condition. The scabbard has all it's original black paint, but has several areas of surface rust, as it has been stored perhaps in a damp environment or shed. A really wonderful example of an untouched sword. I have not seen this pattern of sword before either, so an unusual type.
THIRD REICH PARADE SWORD-HOLLER 42-PATTERN. I actually can't remember having this particular pattern made by the Holler company. It's designated as their 'type 42', and is an all brass lion's head sword. The hilt has quite an unusual appearance, as it has perhaps 80% of the original fire gilding and lacquer finish. Where it has flaked off or been exposed to the elements, the brass underneath has oxidised to nearly black! Effectively it is nearly a mint finish, with no damage etc. Lovely lion's head with two red glass eyes. Perfect celluloid grip which is wrapped with the trademark HOLLER 'springy wire'. (they used this exact wire on all of their daggers and swords). Crossguard has a closed wing eagle and swastika. Hilt is quite unusual as it has a little screw at the reverse rather than pins holding it in. Scabbard has its original black paint and is in excellent condition with no bends or dents. Blade is a lovely piece of steel with 100% of the nickel plating. The Holler trademark is visible underneath the reverse langet. Nice sword.
THIRD REICH POLICE OFFICERS DRESS SWORD-ALCOSO I have not had a decent Police Officers sword for some time. They just don't seem to be about. Last one came back with me from the USA over a year ago. Whilst not mint, this is a decent, un-messed with sword, all complete with a nice blade. Made by ALCOSO, it has the trademark stamped into the riccasso by the crossguard. This is a later quality sword with nickel plate over steel. The hilt and crossguard have a little lifting but very minor. The pommel nut is undamaged, made of steel and has lost most of the nickel plate, so is just shiny steel! Grip is hard black ebony (?) , has no damage or chips and retains all the silver wire wrap etc. Back cover plate is intact. The large police badge is inset into the grip. Is a copper colour as it has lost the thin silver flash coat plating. Scabbard is fine and no dents or bends. It retains 85% of the original black paint, with some light surface rust colour. As I said earlier, it has a very nice blade, which retains all of the matt steel finish. Needle sharp point and no damage, bends or nicks.
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 SHOOTING ASSOCIATION DIRK/DAGGER. The heritage of shooting in Germany goes back 100's of years and the Hunting, shooting, forestry communities are all intertwined. The shooting association existed before the Third Reich and there are daggers on the market that reflect this. It was incorporated into the Third Rich era in about 1935, but dues to many things, did not exist very long and was absorbed into other para-military organisations. Therefore the Shooting Association dagger is not very common. This is a standard example by EF HORSTER. It is very unusual in the fact that is does not have the brass crossed rifles insignia on the grip, never had it either as there are no holes where is could have been. The celluloid over wood grip is 100% perfect, no cracks, no damage at all. The clamshell below the crossguard is the only place where there are two tiny swastikas in the enamel around the edge writing of DEUTCHE SCHUTZEN VERBAND. Nickel plated fittings for the pommel and crossguard are quite heavy and not the later aluminium types. Blade has the Horster trademark, plus the standard 'shooting etch' all the way down both sides. The etch on Horster daggers is slightly different to that on say an Eickhorn dagger. However, both (and all genuine shooting blades) have a weird polish to the metal which extends for a few inches from the hilt. The blade surface is polished across the crossgrain, rather than just being polished all the same way. No idea why it was done like this, but 99% of the daggers I have ever seen are like this. Scabbard has two nickel plated fittings, which are fixed to the scabbard with staples. They also have matching numbers stamped into the metal UNDER the staples, looks like 17. Scabbard is a hard black leather and in excellent condition. This dagger was carried in a bayonet type frog attached to the upper fittings, and they also word a solid green portepee. A very good example indeed. Strange that there are no crossed rifles on the grip, but it is what it is and 100% original.
THIRD REICH SUBORDINATE FORESTRY CUTLASS WITH EAGLE & SWAZ CAST IN FERRELL. Forestry and hunting cutlasses have been around in Germany for a very long time. Their association with the woods, animals and hunting goes back 100's of years. It is a proud tradition to carry a Hunting Cutlass and they come in my elaborate forms. With the advent of the Third Reich in the 1930's they readily absorbed these organisations into their midst. Goering, a keen hunter, made himself their Commander in Chief. Whilst they became part of the Third Reich, they hardly ever had any swastikas incorporated into their design. The Hunting cutlass has a very small silver badge on the grip, the Forestry Association cutlasses were by and large plain and devoid of the swastika. A few manufacturers made new designs and incorporated the eagle and swaz into the casting. This is one of the few makers who did. Luneschloss cast a small eagle into the Ferrell. As this is a subordinate cutlass, the grips are plain stag with 3 brass acorns each side. ( a senior cutlass would have ivory or cream celluloid grips) All brass fittings, make this quite a heavy and long dagger. Black leather scabbard is perfect and the two bras fittings are numbered and held to the leather by small brass screws. The blade is an absolute beauty on this dagger. Seems to have been kept in a light grease so is basically in mint condition. Hunting and animal scenes are deeply etched along each side. ADDED TO THIS, theyre is a beautiful Hunting Associating stags head etched into the riccasso with the small swastika between the antlers!!! I have owned several other of these daggers made by Luneschloss, and they all had the same etching and DJ head, so this must have been their standard etch with this dagger. A really super cutlass, heavy and long, and looks marvellous. If you collect Hunting/Forestry pieces, don't miss this one.
TOTALLY AS FOUND/UNTOUCHED/UNCLEANED 1936 SS CHAINED OFFICERS DAGGER. For those in the collecting community who like their daggers 'salty' and 'as is', then here is a wonderful dagger for you. A RZM period, SS Officers 1936 chained dagger, complete with original portepee. Surfaced in the Midlands recently, this has never been in a collection before. It is a later style '36 chained dagger from the RZM period. All fittings are steel and nickel plated. The crossguards are the later alloy type but have most of the nickel plating. Has a very nice ebony grip with later copper type eagle and SS runes button. Tied around the grip in a most unusual way is the original 42cm bullion portepee. It has frozen in place to the grip, is dusty and dirty underneath, NEVER ever been moved or removed in 70+ years. It has freyed quite badly on one of the longer cords, where it swung underneath the dagger, but other than that is fine. Scabbard is the anodised type and apart from a couple of slight finger smudges, has a full covering of the black/grey surface. Chain is nickel plated steel and is a Type II. HAs great definition to the SS runes and the skulls heads. One reverse link stamped with SS runes. Blade is still in some old grease and seems to be in virtual mint condition underneath. All the crossgraining is present as is the grey shading to the motto. A really nice blade. Of course there is no maker to the reverse, as is normal on most chained daggers.
TOTALLY UNCLEANED, UNTOUCHED SS 1936 CHAINED DAGGER! For those who are looking for a mint, uncleaned early piece, this is not for you. However, if you appreciate 'AS FOUND' pieces, and 200% original, and you don't want to pay £5000!!! Then keep reading...................recently acquired, and this piece has obviously been stored in a shed or attic for MANY years. Absolutely uncleaned, but it has also suffered a little from the ravages of time and being kept in a semi-damp environment. This is a later period RZM type 1936 SS Officers chained dagger, complete!. Therefore this is made of later alloy fittings and steel chain and scabbard fittings. These have all suffered a little from the damp and show surface bubbling and rust. The dagger has lain face up, so the reverse and underside is a little worse than the top. The dagger has never been apart and you can see no attempt has been made to undo anything. The grip is black ebony and is in great condition apart from a chip missing from the reverse upper fitting. This could be easily repaired, and I could do this for the next owner, if desired. The SS runes button in covered in patina, but in great condition. The aluminium grip eagle is in place, but the ebony has chipped a little around it where the grip has been hit against something hard etc. The upper and lower crossguards, show dark age patina and surface bubbling from the age. The scabbard fittings are steel and again show their age and exposure. However the scabbard shell is anodised and is in remarkably good condition. The chain is nickel plated steel and is a Type 2 with the bevelled, narrower connector links at the top. The chain is in very good condition and is darker on the reverse than on the front, good detail to the skulls and SS runes. The reverse chain is marked with the stamped SS runes. Now the blade...despite the outside not being perfect, the blade has stayed sealed in the scabbard and probably protected by old grease, as the blade is virtually mint!!! Apart from some standard 'inn/out scratches to the surface, this is a very nice blade indeed. Overall, this is a good, solid SS chained, with all the faults I have described, it's still a collectable item and easily worth this money. Any questions or extra pictures, please ask. )Where can you find a REAL SS chained for under £3000) This dagger will clean up if done carefully, but I would prefer to keep it as is for now.
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.
TRANSITIONAL DOUBLE MARKED SS 33 DAGGER - HENKELS A very good example of this type of dagger. The interim time of the transition from earlier all nickel daggers to those completely under the control of the RZM. This is a mid period 1933 SS mans dagger by HENKELS. Blade is lovely, near mint with all crossgrain. Motto has full dark background. Reverse is double marked. At the top is the oval trademark for the JA HENKELS company with the 'twins' logo. Below that is the RZM symbol and the rzm issue number 15/38. 38 being the date of manufacture. As this is a later dagger it has the alloy plated fittings which are showing a little bubbling. The ebony grip is perfect and there is a nickel eagle with patina'd SS runes button. Scabbard has plated metal top and bottom fittings. Scabbard body has a near perfect coating of original black paint with a little age spidering and you can see all the crossgraining underneath where they roughened the metal to make the paint adhere. A nice looking dagger, if it was not for the slight bubbling on the crossguards, this would be a mint dagger. Double marked '33 SS daggers are hard to find and highly collectable.
TRANSITIONAL, DOUBLE MARKED RZM SA DAGGER BY HOLLER. These 'transitional' double marked SA and SS daggers are always in demand by collectors. It represents a time od ;transition' between early daggers and when the RZM took full control, so dagger makers put both things on!! The makers logo and their newly assigned RZM number. This is a good example of a SA dagger by FW HOLLER. Blade has the Holler trademark of a thermometer in an oval, and then underneath has the RZM circle and code of M7/33. The dagger is basically an RZM piece, as it has plated alloy fittings and steel, nickel plated scabbard fittings and a brown painted scabbard finish. Grip is a nice piece of mid-coloured wood, but seems to have a nickel grip eagle, which would have used up the old stock of early eagles. Nice brown enamel SA button. Lower scabbard fitting has a dent, when it's been dropped at some time. Blade is nice and clean, has been polished a few times so has lost most of the crossgraining and motto burnish, however the reverse RZM and trademarks are very clear indeed. Good value for the money
TRIPLE SA DAGGER HANGER FOR RZM PERIOD PIECE. Any of the triple dagger hangers are difficult to get. I had an early one on the site which sold very quickly. Here is the same type of hanger, but suitable for a mid-period or later type of dagger, certainly within the RZM era. HAs short leather hanger with oval buckle, has belt loop and most importantly, has the small grip loop that goes onto the neck of the grip to stop it swinging around. The short hanger is RZM marked inside the leather, stamped into the inner surface. A little difficult to see, but there. The nickel plated snap clip is also RZM stamped on the underside. Everything in excellent condition, leather very supple and in perfect condition.
ULTRA RARE, SS OFFICERS BULLION SWORD KNOT. Perhaps the most difficult sword knot to find? This is in lovely condition, wide bullion strap with twin black lines running all through. Large bullion ball with flat weave bullion stem with the SS runes in black within a circle. The edges of the stem are hand stitched in tiny thread, and the quality of the SS runes each side is perfect, a sure sign of originality. These knots are always in high demand and SO difficult to find. Unfortunately the price of them has continued to rise, as collectors want them to complete their SS officers sword.
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.
UNCLEANED NAVY DAGGER WITH KNOT BY HORSTER WITH SAILING SHIP BLADE. Purchased from a recent auction trip, this is a very nice example of an uncommon navy dagger maker, and one of the few who offered a sailing ship blade etch. Dagger has been left for years and has nice patina everywhere , especially all over the grip and in the crevices. Grip is a deep cream celluloid and looks like ivory. Tied in the standard navy manner is the original bullion knot, which has toned to a gold colour with the age and patina. Unusually, the knot has an ordinary finish to the end of the ball, not the 'cats anus' type. However, it's been on there for 70+ years, so is the exception to the 'navy knot' rule. Good quality brass fittings to the pommel and the crossguard. The scabbard is a standard navy type, has a nice colour and no dents or damage. The blade is lovely, and apart for a little staining near the crossguard, is stone mint and has a great SAILING SHIP etch on both sides. The EuF Horster trademark in on the obverse of the blade riccasso. A nice looking dagger, rare maker, and lots of character.
UNCLEANED RAD HEWER BY EICKHORN. I have not been able to buy any RAD hewers for a while, but suddenly3 come in together-like buses. This is a nice looking piece for those of you who want it untouched. I will leave it up to the next owner to decide if he wants to take off the patina and grime which in on this piece or leave it as it is. Purchased from a friend at the Pomona show in America. This is a classic Eickhorn RAD dagger. Very high quality and finish. It's a later nickel over steel base. The hilt, pommel etc are all fine, just dirty from age. A nice pair of stag grips. Grip screws are unturned. Scabbard fittings are nickel over steel and again are uncleaned and dirty with patina a light surface rust. The scabbard body has 99% of the original balck gloss paint...very nice. Blade is absolutely wonderful, and is VERY,very bright and clean. Has not been sharpened or polished and retains the original finish as it came from the factory. Etched into the reverse riccasso, is the post 1938 Eickhorn squirrel, GES GESCH and the RADJ symbol in a triangle. A great looking hewer, which if desired, could clean up really well, but I would leave as it is!!!
UNDER TUNIC SWORD HANGER. This the fabric and leather arrangement for suspending a sword (or dagger) from underneather an uniform. Canvas type strap with brown leather tear-drop and nickel clip. In excellent condition and would finish off a sword rig very nicely.
UNIQUE, FANTASTIC THIRD REICH SILK EMBROYDERED 'MEMORY OF MY SERVICE TIME' NAVY. I have NEVER seen another of these special panels in Third Reich form. I have one from the Imperial German navy but not this era. An absolutely fantastic hand embroidered silk picture depicting the WORLD TOUR of a JOHANNS MAASS who was serving on the cruiser KARLSRUHE when it completed it's world tour of countries from 1934-1936. The silk embroidered picture is framed behind glass and is in MINT condition. It measures 21" x 18" overall. I cannot emphasise enough the fantastic quality and detail of the subject matter. All of the countries visited have the national flag represented in silks, along with a couple of dragons for the China part. A fantastic Third Reich eagle is at the top and underneath is the city shied for Karlsruhe itself. After which the cruiser was named. One the reverse I have printed the history of the ship itself and this particular world tour, which was well documented. The ship itself was launched in 1927 and after a refit in 1937 (?) went on to fight in WW2. It was involved in the Norwegian campaign and was torpedoed and then scuttled in 1940. Worthy of further research, but a wonderful piece of history, and I think unique. I have never seen another!!!
UNTOUCHED & UNCLEANED EARLY DLV/NSFK DAGGER BY SMF. A very nice, uncleaned, early NSKK flyers dagger in solid nickel and leather covered grip and scabbard. SMF were a prolific maker of Luftwaffe edged weapons. Dagger has quite a lot of traces of the original silver wash that was the final coating over the nickel. A lot around the grip and the protected parts of the scabbard etc. The original short leather and nickle hanger is permanently attached to the scabbard ring. Grip and scabbard body are covered in lovely blue Moroccan leather. Apart from a few age scuffs and bruised, leather is in great condition with no other damage. Scabbard has no dents or dings either. Blade is a standard, double edged stiletto type. The SMF logo is etched into the blade surface near the crossguard. Blade itself is in really nice condition, much of original crossgraining is apparent, beem polished a few times over the years, but that has kept it very bright and clean. These little flyers knifes have become more and more difficult to find in good, untouched condition, and this definitely meets the bill.
UNTOUCHED, UNCLEANED EARLY SA WITH RARE MAKER. Sa daggers have always been a good favourite. The quality and design are very appealing. With over 200 different makes, they become a collection in their own right. This is a very nice, early all nickle SA by another RARE maker. I have not had this one before. GEBRUDER KRUSIUS with a Gazelle as a trademark. According to the recored, perhaps less than 6000 of these were ever made, but as I said, I have never seen one!! Dagger has not been touched, cleaned or polished. Therefore the nickle has gained a nice 'yellow' patina. Perfect wood grip with a lovely ginger colour. Lower crossguard is marked with Gau 'Nrh'.This is for the district of Niederrhein, a very small area to the West of Germany, probably why so few daggers were produced. The scabbard is undamaged and undented. It seems to have laid for sometime upwards and the atmousphere has affected the lacquer and made it bubble a bit, however the brown anodising underneath is fine. No bare metal showing, looks very good. The reverse of the scabbard has been protected and the lacquer and anodising is nerly perfect. (so many SA daggers now have little or no anodising left,to have this much is a real bonus). The bottom scabbard fitting is fine, the 'ball' at the end has been hit or dropped and is slightly dented (very common). The blade is mostly really beautiful with full crossgrain and polish over 85% of the surface. Towards the tip, there is some shadowinf to the surface, a very littl greying, making it not full mint. However, this is actually a super blade, and I have just tried to describe it with 100% accuracy. A very nice looking SA, rare maker and great condition.(purchased with another similar Sa which is lised above)
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.
UNTOUCHED-UNCLEANED RLB 2nd Pattn. OFFICERS DAGGER. Sometimes an 'out of the blue' phone contact results in a super find. This was one of them. Owned by the same family for 70 years and bought back by the sellers father. This is a wonderful, but not mint, example of the RLB Officers dagger. A very Art Deco design, the dagger has remained uncleaned for the past 70 years, it has lost some of the silver plating/wash in places revealing the brass base underneath. Pommel is an early type with sharp ridges. The grip is covered in very dark blue, nearly black Moroccan leather, has a bulbous middle and the silver and enamel swastika badge is affixed in the centre. Leather is in perfect condition. The enamel is perfect. Crossguard is mainly brass coloured, but is in perfect shape with large deco style outstretched wings. The 'bird' is clutching the 'floating' swastika in it's feet. Scabbard is a steel based type, again the leather is perfect, but a little lighter in places. Nothing missing, no nicks or missing pieces. All the scabbard fittings are nickel/silver plated, again some places the base metal is showing through a little. The blade of this RLB is very nice. It is mirror-bright and has a needle-like tip. All of the original crossgraining is intact and other than a couple of extremely minute signs of age it remains in nearly Mint condition. The blade is unmarked but we often see this on RLB Daggers. The original leather blade buffer is in place, also matching all of the other leather components. A wonderful 'out the woodwork' piece, never been in a collection before.
UNUSUAL SS OR POLICE SWORD/BAYONET KNOT. These knots are original, WW2 period, but I think I am safe to say, they have not been 100% identified. They follow the pattern of the SS sword knots, and that's what I believe they are for, either the SS dagen or the Police dagen with affiliation to the police. This type is slightly different to the ones you usually find as the top of the acorn 'ball' is silver bullion wire and not black. Below it has alternating black/silver bullion threads. The strap is flat silver bullion wire with twin black lines running through. A really nice looking knot and would really suit a sword or special dress bayonet.
VARIOUS ORIGINAL ARMY DAGGER HANGERS. I have several sets of original army dagger hangers. All in good serviceable condition, and with variations of hardware.De-luxe tops, plain clips etc etc. Priced from £125 upwards. Please contact me for a choice.
VERY AFFORDABLE POLICE OFFICERS PARADE SWORD/DAGEN. Very similar to the famous SS Officers dagen, this is the Police Officers parade sword. A later production type of nickel plating over steel base, this sword is not mint, but 100% original. grip is black ribbed hardwood with inset police badge and horizontal wires running around. The reverse central backplate is intact, but a little rusty. Nickle plated hilt is also a little worn and rusty in places, with about 75% of the plating remaining. Scabbard is identical to the SS dagens, black painted with nickel plated top and bottom mounts. The top scabbard throat is SS marked. The underneath of the knucklebow is SS stamped. The blade is a thin stainless steel type (Dachau produced?) it is not maker marked in any way. (similar to many SS swords). Overall a decent, but not mint example for very reasonable money.
VERY EARLY LONG SAWBACK FIREMAN'S BAYONET & FROG, BY EP&S. The very fact this is made by Ernst Pack and Sonne, should get a few people excited, as the EP&S product is highly collected in it's own right. In fact whilst this is definitely an EP&S product, the trademark stamped into the riccasso actually says P.O & Co, so even I am not sure if this is subsidiary or distributor of them. NEVER seen it before!! Dagger is very long and very heavy as it has a steel base under the nickel plating. The 'S' shaped crossguard is slightly bigger and longer than normal, so I imaging this is unique to EP&S or is an early production piece, that was modified later on. Anyway, it looks fantastic and certainly different from a normal fire bayonet. It has a standard black scabbard and patent leather frog. The chequered grips are prefect and have the classic 'offset' retaining screws and nuts that EP&S used on all their bayonets and HJ knives. The blade is a beauty and has a razor sharp sawback top edge running the length of the blade. As I mentioned the trademark is an early EP&S raised hammer figure, stamped into the riccasso. I have not had a fire bayonet like this in the 40 years I have been collecting!!!!!!
VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF NAVY DAGGER WITH KNOT BY HOLLER. For those of you who love daggers with a bit of character and 'saltyness' , then this is an ideal navy dagger for you. The original knot is frozen in place, shows a bit of wear but perfectly sound. Brass fittings have lost most of the gilt so have turned a little darker. Perfect celluloid grip. HOLLER navy dagger have unique characteristics. They ALWAYS have sailing ship etched blades and 'springy' twisted wire grips. This is a perfect example of that. (Holler only did a sailing ship etch on their blades). Scabbard is clean and straight and as far as I can see has no damage or dents. Overall a great, used example of a Holler navy dagger.
VERY HISTORICAL WEIMAR NAVY 1929 NAVAL DAGGER - PROFUSELY MARKED. The history of the German naval dagger is a huge subject on it's own and one that I have always been very interested in. Tom Wittmann's navy book is a huge tome on the subject and spends a great deal of time discussing the early years of the German navy and the edged weapons they wore. This dagger would have been purchased by the naval administration and issued to midshipmen etc upon request. Officers were required to purchase their own daggers, but others did not have to. The dagger is made as one piece and cannot be broken down. The tang goes right through the flame pommel and is peened over the top. The grip is celluloid over wood and has a couple of age cracks running through the middle section, but no material is missing. The single twisted wire is in place. The crossguard has a spring mechanism that holds the scabbard in place. There is no 'push button' arrangement on this dagger. Works by tension alone. Scabbard is a smooth example, still has the lightning bolt design, but is much simpler. The scabbard suspension bands are in a figure of eight pattern. The blade is a plain navy variety and is nickle platd over steel. It is shorter than a normal Third Reich dagger, in fact the whole dagger is a bit smaller. The blade riccasso is profusely stamped with naval markings. There is an attributal number 'O 428' stamped both there and on the top of the scabbard . O for Ost Zee, west part of the naval ports in Germany. In addition, there is the Weimar stylised eagle with a M, and also the smaller naval inspection proof mark of a M. This dagger forms an integral part of the naval dagger history and covers that period after WW1 and before hostilities started again in the 1930's.
VERY INTERESTING NAVY DAGGER WITH EARLY WKC TRADEMARK. + KNOT ETC. This is a very nice looking dagger and is complete with the ORIGINAL bullion 42cm knot, tied in the navy fashion. A little frayed and worn but original to the piece. Whilst this dagger has a standard plain, unetched blade, it does have a very early WKC trademark stamped into the riccasso. The whole dagger has the obvious WKC tell-tale indications, unique scabbard bands, WKC pommel etc. However, the blade is a little more interesting. It's an early dagger, so the blade reflects this too. The balde itself is slightly thinner that normal (early trait) and the stamped WKC trademark is JUST the Knights Head, no WKC letters. Like many manufacturers, their trademarks changed throughout the length of production. Eickhorn has about 4 different styles from early 1930's until late 1942, so did Alcoso. WKC did not put the WKC letters on earlier blades, but did on later Third Reich pieces. All brass parts are in very good order and look fine and have a nice colour. Cream celluloid grip is perfect and has brass twisted wire in place. Crossguard is typical WKC and the blade release button works perfectly. Scabbard is in very good order. Blade is very nice and bright, with needle sharp point. A seldom encountered, earlt WKC dagger with plain blade.
VERY NICE RED CROSS MAN'S DAGGER WITH FROG. Always a great dagger to find in good condition, and this one is VERY nice. Great nickel plating to the hilt and scabbard parts, scabbard retains all of the ORIGINAL black paint. It shows some surface age and wear, but is basically all there. Grip is perfect. There is a nice heavy duty Red Cross leather frog attached to the scabbard. These frogs are nearly impossible to find on their own as they fit quite tightly to the scabbard and should never be taken off. EVERY Red Cross dagger had a frog, it was the only way to wear them, so where did the missing frogs go? Blade is superb and 99.99% MINT. HAs all the original crossgraining and polish. The trademark 'sawback' edge is razor sharp. A very nice example of this dagger.
VERY NICE, UNTOUCHED EARLY NSFK FLYERS KNIFE WITH HANGER. A really good example of this nice little Flyers knife. Not common any longer, and difficult to find in good condition. All nickle fittings have a nice dull yellow patina.Winged ICARUS stick man is stamped into the top scabbard throat. Blue leather is nearly perfect on the grip and scabbard. Grip is 100%, and no bruising etc. Scabbard is the same, except for a very small sliver missing from the seam on the reverse of the scabbard at the bottom. Condition of the rest of the leather easily makes up for it! The integral leather hanging strap is fine with nickle snap clip. Enamel on both crossguard swastikas is perfect. Blade is in very nice condition with most of the crossgraining visible. maker is the 'BALLOON MAN' Gebruder Heller. Again an uncommon maker. At some time, someone has lightly cleaned the blade with something abrasive, so there are a few light surface scratches. No sharpening or nicks to the edge. A really pterry Flyers knife!!
VERY PRESENTABLE HJ KNIFE-RZM BUT PERSONALISED. This is a nice, used example of a 1939 period HJ boys knife. Original owner has carefully scratched his name and initials to the back of the scabbard. Nice grip with perfect HJ diamond. 95% of nickel plating on the hilt intact.Black leather belt loop and cross strap are fine and supple and the popper works well. Scabbard paint is all original, and whilst some is worn off on the bottom , it's about 85% intact. Blade is very clean with no damage or rust, has been used and very slightly sharpened, but is a very nice blade otherwise. Top of reverse is stamped with deep RZM circle and beside it is M7/49 and 1939 date. This is the code for Friedrich Herder Abr. Sohn, a good, well known maker. Nice HJ knife!!
VERY RARE BLACK LEATHER FROG FOR RED CROSS MAN'S DAGGER. I have just listed a Red Cross dagger with the frog. Frogs for these daggers are virtually impossible to find on their own, and NO OTHER FROGS that I know of fit them. The dagger is wide and flat, so the K98 frog etc, just does not fit at all. I know several collectors who have purchased nice Red Cross daggers from me WITHOUT the frogs, hoping to find one in the future, so I hope this goes to one of them!!! A lovely black, supple leather. All the stitching is intact, no wear or stretching, no tears or stress marks. Has been on a Red Cross dagger as you can see the shape of the upper scabbard fitting. This is a perfect frog, waiting for a new home on a dagger!! I just NEVER get these, so do not wait!!
VERY RARE NAVY DAGGER MAKER 'LUNESCHLOSS' WITH KNOT. Another of the small collection purchased recently. This is by a dagger manufacturer that you just NEVER come across, P.D.LUNESCHLOSS SOLINGEN. Their trademark is a Fire helmet with a sword through it. They seemed to be a small cottage maker, who made a quality product, but heir output was not huge, so ANY of their products are now highly collected. I have has army daggers made by them, and a few Luftwaffe, but the navy dagger made by them is extremely elusive. This is perhaps the 3rd or 4th one I have ever had. They are listed in Tom Wittmann's navy book on pages 304 and 305, where an identical example is shown. All brass fittings have not been cleaned in a very long time. There is evidence of much fire gilt in the backgrounds etc. Off white celluloid grip is perfect. There is the original bullion portepee tied in the correct navy manner. It has worn on the 'swinging cord' where it comes out of the last knot tie, and has been period repaired and re-enforced. Brass scabbard is relatively dent free and has not been cleaned in a long while. The crossguard and release button face to the ront of the dagger, where normally they are at the reverse. This has been done a VERY long time ago, as the knot is tied with the crossguard in this position, and has always been there. I imaging the pommel became loose when the grip shrunk a bit, so the original owner tightened it a bit. This meant the eagle and swastika would then face the rear!! rather than that, the dagger itself was reversed and the release button is now at the front. I have seen this many times before. Dagger blade has full etches both sides in perfect condition. The Luneschloss trademark is deeply stamped into the riccasso and the original brown felt buffer is in place. A NICE example of a rare cottage maker. Missing from most naval collections.
VERY RARE SS OFFICERS SUMMER COTTON ARMBAND. Whilst most of the SS armbands available are the heavy red wool types with black moire stripes along each edge, they could not wear these on summer uniforms, shirts or lightweight clothing. This was the type of armband worn on this clothing. An all cotton armband, beautifully made in lightweight material with the roundel and swastika actually 'woven into' the red cotton cloth 'bevo' style, the really neat thing about this armband is that the outer black border lines are also 'bevo' woven into the cloth along each edge. An impossible thing to reproduce now as the craftsmanship and technology just does not exist. The armband is a little grubby, but all the colours are clear and bright. These is a small black ink stain on the reverse, but does not detract from the overall condition. An extremely rare type of SS armband, seems these are just not around. Will go superbly with a SS dagger collection etc.
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.
VERY, VERY CLEAN, EARLY SA DAGGER BY SEILHEIMER. Another good dagger from the SA collection purchased recently. This is a super looking dagger with nice bright nickel fittings, a good brown anodised covering to the scabbard and a really nice blade. A nice medium coloured wood, which all Seilheimers seem to have. Has a very smooth finish to the surface. Nice SA button and nickel eagle. Reverse grip has small hairline surface crack to one edge. Has just discoloured the grip surface, but is perfectly fine. Just mention it for honesty, does not detract from the dagger at all. Scabbard body is fine, has smooth, complete brown anodised finish. Looks very nice. All nickel scabbard fittings are fine. No damage to bottom ball. Blade is lovely, very bright indeed, with evidence of nearly all of the crossgrain polish process. Motto has grey background and the revesrse has the Paul Seilheimer logo etched into the blade surface.
VIRTUALLY MINT CONDITIONED RED CROSS MAN'S DAGGER. Again from the collection recently purchased. This is a Red Cross other ranks, sawback dagger, in mint condition. After 70+ years, nothing is really 'mint', but this has to be one of the BEST conditioned daggers of this kind I have had. Find a matching frog and you would never be able to upgrade it. The dull nickel plating these daggers have is perfect, with no lifting. The grip plates are beautiful and look new! The scabbard is of course, dent free and has 99.9% of the original black gloss paint. Bottom scabbard fitting is also super. The blade is like new, with all original crossgraining, and just light'in/out' marks. The saw back edge is razor sharp. As always, there are NO maker marks on red Cross daggers, but the words GES GESCUTZ (patt pending) are stamped into the blade underneath the crossguard. A fantastic dagger indeed.
VIRTUALLY MINT LAND CUSTOMS DAGGER BY HORSTER. Another buy from the US show. This was the ONLY Land Customs dagger there, and I nearly missed it as it was under a flag for most of the first day I was there. I purchased a very nice customs dagger 6-8 weeks ago from a local collection and it found a home almost immediately. This is also in absolutely superb condition and is also by the same maker EuF Horster. The bright aluminium fittings, pommel, crossguard, scabbard fittings etc are absolutely beautiful, and still have 99% of the bright aluminium finish applied to them. The green leather to the grip and the scabbard, is deep green, perfect condition with no scuff marks or rips or tears. It is a beautiful rich colour. The spring aluminium wire wrapped around the grip is 100%. Blade is something to behold and in my opinion is stone MINT. Beautifully finished, polished to perfection with some light evidence of the crossgraining. Stunning when pulled from the scabbard. The oval EuF Horser trademark is deeply etched into the blade surface and retains all the black in the background. This dagger would be impossible to upgrade. A very reasonable price too for a dagger in this condition.
WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF MINT GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS DAGGER-ALCOSO. I was really pleased to be able to buy this dagger recently. Perhaps one the BEST example of the Government Officials daggers around? It's a classic ALCOSO, and is 200% textbook in every way. Alcoso Government daggers were slightly more delicate than the Eickhorn examples. The grip was thinner and more gracefull. The crossguard was also slightly different in the casting, and in my opinion, made the whole dagger look really appealing. As I said the condition of this dagger is not to be upgraded. All of the silver plated fittings are 100% perfect and have been left alone, so they hav taken on a dark, antique silver look. The casting on this dagger is very crisp indeed, so all details are pin point sharp. the beautiful mother of pearl grip plates have taken on a honey colour. The retaining nut on the pommel has never been removed, so the two holes are perfect. The scabbard is typical Alcoso, beautifully finished, with perfect pebbling all over. The scabbard bands are deeply cast oakleaves. The carrying bands and rings are again classic Alcoso, with smaller rings and larger, barrel type suspension rings. The scabbard troat is retained by two unturned screws, again typical Alcoso, as the screw heads are the flat type. The blade has been beautifully preserved in the scabbard, and is STONE MINT! 100% crossgraining all over, needle sharp point. Alcoso trademark etched to reverse blade. Original blue felt buffer still in place and mint! Just a fantastic dagger, near impossible to upgrade! (this is a $7000 dagger in the US)
WONDERFUL UNCLEANED, EARLY SA, UNIT MARKED & HANGER. This is for those of you who like their daggers completely untouched. This lovely early SA by EP & S, has remained uncleaned since the war. It has developed a deep yellow patina over all the fittings and the wood! I imagine it has possibly been kept in a 'smoking environment', but however it has happened, in my opinion it looks great. All nickel fittings are this dull yellow colour and it is obvious it's never been apart or disassembled. Grip is a nice piece of pear wood (?) and underneath the patina is quite light. There is an indentation to the grip just beside the grip eagle. Not recent at all, as it's covered with the same colour patina. Must have happened 70 years ago or so. Does not detract from the dagger and you don't really notice it. Scabbard has developed a patina of it's own. No damage. Bottom ball is intact. Like the other SA I have just listed this one also has matching SA unit number, stamped into the lower crossguard and also the top of the reverse scabbard fitting. The stampings are 15/7400. Crossguard is Gau marked B (berlin), Lower scabbard fitting also stamped 15/7400 but also has Br in front too. {Berlin-Brundenburg}. There is a nice short dagger hanger attached to the scabbard ring. Both the oval buckle and the snap clip are the same colour as the patina on the rest of the dagger, so this is original to the piece. Finally the blade....A lovely example of an EP&S blade with near full mint condition, with all crossgraining and burnishing to the motto etc. A really characterful SA dagger. NICE item................
WW2 K98 BAYONET BLACK LEATHER FROG WITH CROSS STRAP. A decent example of the K98 bayonet frog, complete with the cross strap to hold grip in place. In used, but very good condition with no tears etc. Leather remains supple and ready to slip onto a K98 bayonet. There is a maker mark on the reverse, but it is hardly visible.