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New Stock Added: 19th Feb 2017

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.
'WAR BOOTY' QUALITY MADE SMALL NSDAP FLAG. Unlike many of these, this is a double sided, quality made NSDAP flag or drape. It's a triple layered, construction, the white roundel is sewn to the red fabric body, the swastika is also separate and sewn to the white roundel, both sides. So not a cheaply made printed thing. Measures approx. 4'6"x 2"6". Has a wide hem pocket sewn into one end to accommodate a rope, or more likely a pole. It's a bit grubby from age at the lower end, but has no damage or moth. Main red cotton/linen body is substantial fabric. Came with a spare K98 bayonet scabbard (no bayonet) from a family in Cambridgeshire through one of my adverts. Nothing special, but a great display flag, 100% original and never been in a collection.
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.
42cm DAGGER KNOT IN RAYON. tHIS IS A FULL LENGTH, 42CM DAGGER KNOT, WHICH WAS MADE TOWARD THE END OF THE WAR IN RAYON. a TYPE OF EARLY SYNTHETIC MATERIAL, THESE KNOTS WERE USED ON ANY OF THE DAGGERS REQUIRING A LONG DAGGER KNOT. found ON ARMY DAGGERS FOR INSTANCE. looks A LOT LAKE SILVER BULLION BUT DID NOT USE THE SAME RAW MATERIALS.
A COMPLETE SET OF THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGERS HANGERS AND THE BLUE MOIRE BELT! This is an absolutely fabulous navy set. Comprises of a matched pair of Kreigsmarine dagger hangers in mint condition. There is no wear to the aluminium lions head buckles, which are a lovely golden gilt colour. The blue moire straps show no wear at all and the blue velvet backings are perfect. Along with the pair of hangers is the 'day belt' worn by most naval Midshipmen and Officers. Made of the same blue moire fabric as the dagger straps, but much wider. There is a stunning gilt navy buckle and keeper. The belt seems to be virtually unworn with no wear to any of the front of velvet backing. Slid along the belt, are the two lions head masks, onto which the daggers hangers attach. This is a stunning set, and could not be upgraded.
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 NICE DOUBLE MARKED HITLER YOUTH KNIFE BY HERDER. A very well preserved Hitler Youth knife by Rich.Arb.Herder. It has their name and logo stamped on the reverse and also the RZM code M7/18 1940. Really nice to get this double marking and the date. Of course as this is a 1940 piece, it does not have the motto on the blade, however, the blade is in excellent condition and is complete with the leather washer. It has been lightly sharpened at some time, but these were supposed to be 'scout knives' and were used accordingly. Nickel plating to the hilt and crossguard is all very good. HJ diamond is chip free and sits nicely in the chequered grips. Brown leather belt loop and small cross strap are fine and work properly. The steel scabbard is amazing and has survived with 99% of it's original paint and no damage, looks fantastic.
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.
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.
AS WORN/AS FOUND SS OFFICERS ARMBAND WITH LABEL. This is an armband bought back as a souvenir and apparently was taken from the sleeve of a black tunic. The inside edges of this armband have most of the original black cotton stitches still there! This is not a 'stone mint' example. It has been worn, and then removed and bought back as a souvenir. The deep red wool body has a few snips and cuts in the surface, but no material missing. The triple construction of the black swastika over the white dick and then sewn on the the red body. There are a few small snips in the area to, but again nothing missing. The twin black moire lines at the top and bottom of the armband are fine, and as I said earlier, the black stitching is also there. To the reverse is stuck an ORIGINAL paper label, all marked up with RZM number and SS etc. The label has yellowed with age, but still remains firmly stuck to the wool body. An excellent piece for someone who likes a bit of history, and not unissued mint pieces. 200% original, as found!
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 CONDITION, VERY EARLY LEATHER HANGER FOR THE RAD HEWER. This is a VERY RARE item and I will explain why. This one of the first design of leather hangers for the early HEAVY RAD hewer. I f you own an early 'full stag' RAD hewer, then you absolutely need one of these hangers! The hanger is great, but the design was flawed insomuch as they could not hold the weight of a RAD hewer for extended use, they would break at the lower loop, hence complete ones being VERY RARE. Later RAD hewer hanger had a metal clip to take the weight, which solved the problem. This is a SUPER hanger, in thick brown leather, with nickel oval buckle. It slips over the scabbard fitting loop and then to top loop goes on the RAD mans belt. Leather in perfect supple condition. I have not had one of these hangers in such well preserved condition.
BEAUTIFUL EARLY SA 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 Nr MINT LUFTWAFFE 2nd Pattn DAGGER BY SMF WITH 100% GILDED SWASTIKAS. This dagger by SMF, is perhaps one of the nicest ones I have handled, it's not suffered any age or damage, has retained all of the nickel finish to the metal fittings, but the best of all is the pommel still has 100% of the original factory gilding to the swastikas. The grip is solid celluloid and is a nice orange colour, it is wrapped with aluminium springy wire. There is an original 23cm bullion knot, also in near mint condition. Scabbard has all of the original dull nickel plating, with no damage or lifting. The blade is marked with the SMF 'seated king' logo and is also waffenampt above it. The blade is bright nickel plated and still has protective grease which I have not removed. Add a set of de-luxe hangers to this and you will have a perfect rig. A NICE DAGGER.
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. This is a 'watch fob' sized miniature Third Reich all silver bullion portepee. Complete with small metal snap clip. These were used for a number of things, I have seen them clipped to miniature daggers, and also just used like a key fob. This is in near mint condition, is exactly like a full sized version, made in the same way. Would look great with a miniature Luftwaffe dagger for instance. Period piece. These were made in many varieties, and copied their larger cousins.
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.
COMPLETE NAVY DAGGER RIG BY HOLLER, STRAPS AND KNOT, SAILING SHIP BLADE. This is a very nice example of a HOLLER made dagger, it is also complete with the original gilded aluminium hanging straps and the original bullion knot, tied in place. HOLLER only made their daggers with a fully etched, sailing ship blade, and this has one of those! HOLLER also only use copper 'springy wire' on their grips, and this is also wrapped with that! All the brass fittings have a near complete fire gilded finish. The scabbard is perhaps 75% intact, but even better, the scabbard has NO dents or indentations in it at all. The blade retains it's needle sharp point, and is etched both sides with sailing ship scenes. There are a very nice set of hanging straps that accompany this dagger, they show a little 'in use' wear, but are perfect otherwise. Again, a very nice dagger, all complete.
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!
COMPLETELY AS FOUND, UNTOUCHED ARMY DAGGER WITH STRAPS AND KNOT. For those of you who like 'out of the woodwork' stuff, this will be ideal for you. Found by a dealer colleague who does not sell daggers, this was 'rescued' by one of his pickers from a shed in the Birmingham area recently. Has developed the same 'off grey' patina all over, except where it's been protected under the crossguard and under the knot areas. If you desire, this will clean back up to a mint or near mint dagger as everything is there, untouched! There is a nice orange grip, with original bullion knot tied in place. Scabbard is perfect and dent free, just grubby. Original finish and colour is up under the crossguard protected area. Blade is STONE MINT!! never touched, NO finger marks, 100% crossgrain. Blade has no maker and the crossguard is one of the 'generic' types used by quite a few makers. Straps are totally original to this dagger and have never been off. Buckles and metal fittings have same patina as the dagger. Bullion is fine, real grey/green velvet is also fine with just a couple of age slits/tears on one strap, very minor. Looks fantastic as it is, if cleaned could look even better (but I would leave it!)
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.
EARLY , LONG FIREMANS DRESS BAYONET WITH 25 YEARS SERVICE ETCH. I have had very few of these over the years, and I don't know why there were not more done. However, this is a very simple etch done on a non maker marked Fireman's Dress bayonet. The bayonet itself is an early piece as the quillion and hilt are all made of steel and nickel plated. The grip plates look to be early Bakelite with steel rivets holding them on. Scabbard is a standard long black painted steel, and there is a original patent leather parade frog in good condition. The blade is nickel plated with a long single fuller and nicely etched into the surface within a panel, is 'For 25 years True service'. It is executed with perfect workmanship, no blurred letters or wavy etched lines. I had a long look at this before I bought it, as I have seen bad reproductions, but this seemed to pass all of my tests. It quite deep into the surface, but above all, is crystal clear and of high workmanship. Etched Firemans bayonets just do not turn up! There is no maker to the reverse , just a nice plain blade!
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 DOUBLE MARKED HJ DAGGER WITH MOTTO & RARE MAKER. A very nice, all original HJ dagger with the full blade motto of 'Blut und Ehre'. I am constantly asked for 'nice HJ's', so here is a great one. Blade is very clean indeed, nice clear motto with no damage. Reverse has Both the RZM mark of RZM m7/35 and the trademark of a Christmas tree in an oval. This is for the company Halbach Wilhelm, Solingen. It is also a maker I do not remember ever having on a HJ before. The scabbard is dent and damage free and also has the vast percentage of ORIGINAL black paint. It is worn a little here and there, but virtually intact. The black leather belt loop and pommel cross strap are fine, and the reverse is stamped with the leather maker L&S with an oakleaf in the middle. Grip is chequered Bakelite with quite a small enamel HJ diamond set in the middle. It 'wiggles' slightly and is undamaged. The hilt is steel with nickel plating. The plating has worn down to the base metal on the pommel under the cross strap due to use, wear and age. A really nice, rare maker HJ.
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 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 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, ALL BRASS EICKHORN 'FREIHERR von STEIN' PARADE SWORD. I was really pleased to buy this Field Marshal series Eickhorn sword at the recent fair I attended. A really great, early type, in cast brass. Eickhorn marketed this group of swords under famous Field Marshals from the WW1 period, and all have become very collectable now. Especially if you are missing one from the series! This pattern appears in the Eickhorn catalogue and all the sword reference books. Has a brass 'dove head' pommel and backstrap acast with oakleaves. The crossguard has a beautiful closed wing national eagle and swastika. Under the crossguard is the 'ges gesch' (pattn Pending) stamping. Very nice grip an wire. A great deal of the original fire gilding remaining all over the hilt. Nice long nickel plated blade and undamaged scabbard. Eickhorn trademark f approx. 1938 deeply stamped into the blade riccasso. A really nice sword.
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 LONG 'MEMORY OF MY SERVICE TIME' ETCHED BAYONET. This is a great comparison and partner the other Eickhorn etched bayonet just listed. This is a standard by LONG dress bayonet, with standard chequered grips. However the etch on the blade is identical to the stag griped version, BUT it is a bit more complete, a bit longer!! The full etch would not fit on the short carbine blades, so Eickhorn left off one of the 'fleur du lys' finishes at the top end of the blade!! An interesting fact (perhaps). Anyway the longer blade has the full etch with floral swirls at both ends! The main 'In Memory of my Service Time' is exactly the same. Writing in 2 scrolls and two eagles, one at each end. The reverse of the blade has the stamped post 1938 Eickhorn trademark. The scabbard has virtually all the original paint. There is a nice leather frog attached to the scabbard. The hilt has all the nickel plating and the original red felt 'plug' is in the rifle slot. A great example of a long etched bayonet.
EICKHORN SHOP TRADE DISPLAY/SIZE CARD-SWORDS-SIZES ETC. This is a great piece of memorabilia for any edged weapon collector. This is an advertising/sales card for the Eickhorn series of swords. Would have probably hung in a retail shop outlet or similat. A bit larger than A4 size, this is laminated on both sides. One side shos a selection of swords with their catalogue model numbers, the other shows sizes and lengths. So if you were X meters tall, you needed a sword of X length. A great piece of period advertising.
EXTREMELY RARE ALCOSO NAVY DAGGER, SAILING SHIP BLADE & COMPLETE WITH KNOT AND NEAR MINT HANGERS. An acquisition from my America trip, and I was so surprised to find a navy dagger in Los Angeles!! I have always loved navy daggers, they look splendid with the gilded brass finish, and the history of the development of the navy dagger in the German navy goes well before WW1, and they adapted it accordingly. There were quite a few companies that made navy daggers. Eickhorn being the most prolific it seems. However, each of the different companies, made slightly different navy daggers, in their own small ways. Some of the companies made very few compared to Eickhorn, and in the collecting community, it's the rarer makers that have become VERY sought after. ALCOSO is one of them. They made a rage of edged weapons and were in business for many years prior to the Third Reich period. Their trademark is very distinctive and always contains a scale balance. Alcoso navy daggers are very distinguishable. They used very thin grip wire, the reverse crossguard has a cast diamond in the center, there is no 'butt plate' between the scabbard and the crossguard just red felt, the scabbard rings and bands are larger and are like the sword scabbard fittings. These are the main points that are unique to Alcoso. This dagger is a classic ALCOSO piece in every way. It's not been cleaned or polished, and whilst it retains 50% of the gilt finish on the fittings, the exposed brass has toned to a plum colour. The original bullion knot is tied in place, never been off. It is a little frayed where it swings against the crossguard. Scabbard is near prefect with no edge damage or 'door dents'. There is one small 'ping' dent in the front of the scabbard just underneath the top scabbard band, but not serious and very shallow. The blade is lovely and I would grade it 99% mint. Has full etch and background and is the great 'sailing ship' design. Alcoso trademark is etched sideways into the riccasso and dates this dagger to around 1940-41. Accompanying the dagger are a lovely set of gilded aluminium moire cloth hangers. These are a matched pair and look to have been with the dagger for ever. The reverse of the buckles are cast with the M inside a diamond. Gilding to the buckles is perfect, some loos on the hanger clips, but they have been used, so bound to happen. This is a UNIQUE opportunity to acquire a TEXTBOOK Alcoso navy dagger. These just do not surface like this.
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.
FANTASTC STAG GRIP, SINGLE ETCH 'MEMORY OF SERVICE TIME' DRESS BAYONET. Arguably Eickhorn made the best example of etched bayonets, their quality was faultless and second to none. This is a classic EICKHORN short etched dress bayonet with beautiful stag grips, original parade frog and original parade knot!! The hilt and crossguard fittings are heavily nickel plated. The scabbard retains all of the original black paint and the patent leather frog and company portepee have been together for ever. The nickel plated, carbine length blade is in mint condition and the beautiful etched panel is absolutely perfect. It is Eickhorn classic 'In Memory of my Service Time' etch within two scrolls, and bordered by oak leaves. At each end of the etch are two 'closed wing' Wehrmacht eagles. Super thing. This exact etch is shown at the back of the Eickhorn sales catalogue (a copy of which I have for sales on this site) it is designated as 3219.
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!
FANTASTIC, EARLY 'DLV' FLYERS KNIFE & HANGER. These early flyers knives are either for the DLV or NSFK. Obviously the DLV (Deutscher Luftsportverband) came first as the 'volunteer' Luftwaffe air force. It existed from 1933 until 1937 and then became the NSFK. Germany was forbidden by the Versailles treaty after WW1 to have a military force, so they got round this by have a volunteer, hobby group who flew gliders!! To find one of these little flyers knives, this early, marked with the DLV symbol and in this condition, is virtually unheard of these days. Dagger is beautifully uncleaned and the silver fittings have all developed a smokey grey patina. The ORIGINAL leather on the grip and scabbard is 99% in tact. These is a little scuff to the grip on one side but nothing terrible and could be covered with blue cream polish. All fittings are super. The enamel swastikas on each side of the crossguard are 100% original and not chipped or cracked, MINT! The little leather hanging strap is attached with the nickel snap clip, and all works perfectly. The blade is STUNNING, for a dagger made in the early 1930's, it has survived in a totally MINT state. 100% of the crossgraining is present, and the deeply etched maker PAUL WEYERSBERG is crystal clear. I really don't think you will be able to upgrade this!! A beautiful dagger..................
GOOD QUALITY EARLY ALL WOOL PARTY ARMBAND. Very emotive, but very collectable. A Third Reich 'nazi' armband. These were worn by many members of the Third Reich organisations, mainly the NSDAP SA party. This is a very nice all wool armband. Made in 3 pieces, the red wool backing, then the white moire circle and then stitched onto the top is the black swastika in black moire fabric. The armband is completely open and does not seem to have been stitched to a tunic, Very good quality piece.
GREAT EXAMPLE OF AN ORIGINAL EICHORN KUNENDIENST-SALES CATALOGUE. If you are serious about collecting daggers, then you have to own an original sales catalogue, and this is the BEST catalogue ever produced. The Eickhorn company were very serious people, and this is a serious catalogue. It contains in colour and black and white pictures and drawings, ALL of the daggers, swords etc that they produced at the time and you could by. One of these little books would have been available at all, dagger and uniform shops and distributors and you would have placed your order from here. It has red linen bound covers, with the Eickhorn name embossed in gold on the cover and spine. The inside is a treasure trove of information and covers ALL of the weapons available to the different services. Army, Luftwaffe, navy, Police, SS Customs, etc etc etc. At the back is a fold out section in colour, showing the different type of blade etched you could have , as well as Damascus options. Right at the back is another fold out section containing the complete price list of daggers, swords and options. A truly magnificent piece of history for the blade collector. these are VERY rare to find complete and in this condition.
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.
HIGH QUALITY, EARLY NSDAP PARTY TRIANGULAR PENNANT OR CAR FLAG. Not exactly sure where this would have been used or flown. It measures approx. 9" x13" x 13" in a triangle. Is made of high quality thick red cotton, is double sided, stitched/hemmed down all sides and has a white heavy cotton reinforced spine with sewn in thin rope. It shows little wear, and no moth or age damage. Could have been flown from a car pennant, but more probably was on an inside display somewhere, table or office? Anyway, it's in remarkable condition and came from a US veteran along with a near mint Eickhorn army dagger I will list on this site shortly. A ideal size for background display in a drawer with an SA dagger for instance.
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.
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 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 DRESS BELT. After buying the items from Dorking, the gentleman called me the next day and said he found a 'funny belt' in the cupboard the swords and daggers were stored in, would I like it? He kindly sent it and I paid him for it, and low and behold it was this great untouched Imperial German navy bullion dress belt! The belt is now 100 years old and is officially an antique! The belt is complete, but the silver bullion has toned somewhat with age and exposure. There is no oxidisation, it's just gone a little dark, but the red and blue/grey lines running through it are still very visible. The brass Imperial buckle is very bright and has most of the original gilt still left. Both parts of the buckle are still there. The blue cloth backing has suffered a little from age and has some age spotting etc as seen in the photos. However, it's all still there and would display well with an Imperial dagger or sword. Both fold out brass loops are there, where you would attach sword or dagger hangers.
IMPERIAL GERMAN 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.
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.
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.
LONG SINGLE ETCHED DRESS BAYONET WITH FROG AND PORTEPEE. Whilst this dress bayonet does not actually have a maker on the reverse of the blade, there is a little 'S' stamped into the metal ?. Actually the 'In Memory of my Service time' etch, is very distinctive and was used only on the Paul Seilheimer bayonets. A pictures of this exact etch and bayonet is shown on page 204 of Wayne Techet's bayonet book. The etch consists of a central panel with the 'Memory of my Service Time' in two lines, it is bordered by oak leaves at each end as well as an eagle and swastika with outstretched wings on the left and a Wehrmacht helmet on the right. This bayonet was designed for the Heer/Army. Bayonet is in lovely condition. Rifle slot has the red felt insert. Brown/black leather frog with green/silver portepee.
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.
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 WITH HANGERS BY WKC WITH GILDED SWASTIKAS. A very nice example indeed of a Luftwaffe dagger by WKC, in near perfect condition. WKC also gilded their pommel swastikas and it's still present on both sides. One side is near 100% the other about 50%. Gilding this type of metal was a difficult process, and as time has gone on, the gilt has/does fade to black and blend into the metal. This has survived and looks good. WKC finished their daggers in a slightly different way to other makers. The finish is somewhere in between the 'airplane grey' of SMF and the bright nickel finish of Holler for instance. However, all of their finish is still present and is in near mint condition throughout. There is a great off-white celluloid over wood grip, wrapped with aluminium springy wire. No damage at all here. Scabbard is completely damage free and has all the finish. Blade is a nickel plated type and is in mint condition with the WKC logo etched into the blade surface. There are a set of Luftwaffe hanging straps with the dagger. These are the de-luxe type with decorated top clip and snap clips. Straps show a little wear to one side but are otherwise in great shape. There was a reproduction 23cm portepee with the dagger when I purchased it. I will throw this in, but a real one would suit this dagger perfectly-of course! Nice example of a WKC product with rare to find gilded pommel.
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. 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 2nd. PATTN. DAGGER WITH STRAPS AND KNOT, BY RARE VIENNA MAKER! I can honestly say I have never had a Luftwaffe dagger by this maker in my 35+ years of collecting. I didn't even know they made some daggers in Vienna, but after some research and a look in Tom Wittmann's book, I see that they did! Tis is made by ZEITLER-WEIN, and their name is etched across the blade under the crossguard. The dagger is in Exc ++ condition, with a little age to the surfaces of the scabbard, but nothing else. Nice tangerine coloured celluloid grip is perfect and wrapped with a single brass wire. The original 23cm knot is wrapped around the grip. A little frayed, but 95% in tact. The scabbard is quite unusual as it's very 'square' in construction. Noticeably flat on the main surfaces, which much more of and edge to the sides. The blade is in near mint condition with all crossgraining. There are a few, minor finger smudges near the tip, but otherwise excellent. There are an original to the piece, set of Luftwaffe hangers with plain fittings. Bullion and cloth straps are fine, if a little dusty. THis type of Luftwaffe dagger is a favourite of mine, and as I said, I have never owned this maker before in the 100's I have handled. A good one for the type collector out there.
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 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.
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 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 DAGGER/SWORD BLUE & SILVER BULLION KNOT. This is a great little knot, miniature size to be used as a watch fob or similar. This is in the colours of a Bavarian sword knot. Flat bullion strap with twin blue lines running down. This type of knot has also been seen on original Luftwaffe Generals swords! Has silver small clip at one end. Tiny bullion ball with blue insert in the end.
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 DAGGER TYPE KNOT. I don't come across these any more, if you have a nice Horster or Alcoso sized miniature army dagger, or even if you perhaps have a miniature navy dagger, then this miniature knot will finish it off beautifully. its about 23cm overall, made of slightly toned silver bullion. Has the little slide and a red insert in the bottom of the ball.
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 ARMY DAGGER WITH PERSONALISED GRIP WIRE WRAP. As we all know, army dagger do not usually have wire on their grips. They were not designed like this and did not have them from the factory. This dagger was purchased as part of a very old collection before I went away, and I was taken by this personalised dagger! The grip has been lovingly and carefully wrapped with thin silver wire along both twisted 'flutes'. In my opinion it was done in the period and by a conscientious owner to make it look a little different. There is wear to the wire and the patina is there, as well as dirt and grime underneath. The dagger itself is a later type, but in near mint condition. All of the dull nickel silver wash to all the fittings is present, even all the scabbard is perfect. There is a 'type 2' crossguard used by many manufacturers, and the blade is unmarked. However, the blade is also stone mint, with all crossgraining and a needle sharp point. The celluloid grip is a nice cream colour and it is plaster filled, making the dagger quite heavy. Overall the dagger looks really stunning, and looks fantastic. Something different to add to the collection?
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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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 SOUVENIR THIRD REICH SWORD CANDLESTICKS. These were manufactured at the end of the war by the Solingen companies, to sell to the occupying troops as souvenirs and were made from whatever they had left in the stores! The sword hilts are slightly different, but obviously came from the same source, as they are the same colour and form. Both have identical lion's heads with red glass eyes, but the crossguard on one has an outstretched eagle and swastika and the other has oak leaves. They are both finished in the same gilt paint or wash. Both have identical celluloid black grips and both grips are wrapped in the same silver wire. The wire they used is in fact the 'springy' aluminium wire as used on Luftwaffe daggers! So I supposed they just used whatever was left over or to hand. An interesting feature. Both have the same chrome plated disc bases and candle holders. A great matched pair, and an interesting item for a collection. Third Rich candlesticks are not at all common, Imperial ones are much more common.
PERFECT, MINT CONDITION 42CM NAVY DAGGER KNOT. Purchased from the USA, this is the 42cm bullion knot that goes on the Third Reich navy dagger. Although they look identical to the army knots (and probably are!), the knots that in 99% of the time are tied to original daggers, have this strange puckered and crinkled finish to the inside of the ball. Tom Wittmann calls it a 'cats anus' finish, and I can see where he is going with that! However, this is a beautiful, MINT knot, never been on a dagger. If you have a smashing navy dagger with full gilt, then this is the knot for you. I am constantly asked for 'navy dagger knots', and they are so very hard to find (real ones that is). Here is a beauty. Don't miss it.
PERHAPS ONE OF THE RAREST SWORD KNOTS? CUSTOMS!!!!!!! I enjoy collecting swords still, and I am happy to say a lot of my customers do too! They are great value for money still, they are not reproduced and the variety is huge. Having a nice parade sword, complete with all the accoutrements, knot and hanger is very enjoyable. Like with daggers, some of the accoutrements for the swords are now very hard to find and in some cases, very expensive (SS sword knot for example). I found THIS knot in Germany recently, and whilst the dealer DID know what it was, it's such a rare knot, I thought it was worth the asking price. This is the sword knot for the CUSTOMS parade sword!!! A most unusual thing. Leather strap is dark green/black with 3 silver bullion wires running through. The actual ball of the knot has alternating silver and green threads.
PERHAPS THE RAREST THIRD REICH MINIATURE-ALCOSO DE-LUXE HUNTING CUTLASS. Many of you will know I have collected miniature daggers for many years. Third Reich miniatures were produced in great quantity, but the best ones were made by the Alcoso firm. They made a Luftwaffe sword, an army dagger, a 2nd Luftwaffe a navy dagger and this one, an exact miniature of their De-Luxe Hunting cutlass. All their miniatures were in superb detail and could be taken apart like the full sized pieces. The navy dagger and the Hunting Ass. cutlass are the rarest of them all and hardly ever turn up. This example is lovely in every way. It has antique silver fittings, with a real stag grip. The clamshell depicts reclining stags and the bottom chape is heavily cast with a standing stag in a forest. The scabbard body is covered with beautiful green leather with twin accent lines. The blade is a work of art. Double etched with scenes of reclining and standing deer in amongst foliage. 100% perfect detail, beautifully executed. The ALCOSO trade mark of scales and Solingen is etched to the reverse riccasso. Dagger measures 23cm overall, about 9" overall. An absolutely fantastic miniature and only the 4th I have owned in 30+ years.
PERIOD MADE SA DAGGER STYLE KNIFE. Purchased in Germany at a recent market, I have no idea what this is, but it's made like and with bits of an SA dagger. Could be a one off, could be theatrical? Has long 11" steel blade. Crossguard and pommel fittings like a SA dagger, grip is a modified SA dagger grip with no insignia. Weird thing, looks great!
POLICE 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!
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!
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, 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.
RED CROSS OFFICERS DRESS DAGGER. I have not had a nice example of this dagger for quite a while. The man's sawback example yes, but not the Officers dagger. Whilst these daggers were made by a number of companies, as they appear in various original catalogues, Eickhorn, WKC for instance. They NEVER have a makers mark on the blade. This example is in lovely condition, with all of the original nickel plating present throughout the dagger and scabbard. The scabbard shows some evidence of wear and use after 70+ years, but there are no dents or damage. The grip is a lovely dark lemon yellow with no chips or damage. The pommel has the normal star shaped retaining nut, this has a few slightly burred edges, but is basically fine and clean. The blade on this example is in wonderful condition and is a near mint double edged normal type. All of the nickel plating is present and apart from the slight in/out marks is mint.Great example of Red Cross Officer.
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 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 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 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.
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 WEIMAR POLICE 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.
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.
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-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.
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.
STONE MINT SMALL DJ/HJ YOUTH KNIFE. STUNNING! I have not had one of these for a while and TWO turn up within weeks of each other! Listed elsewhere is the type with the HJ diamond on the scabbard, this is the other version, identical in every way, except this has a plain scabbard. HOWEVER, I cannot remember having a little DJ knife is this 100% perfect condition. It's just mint and unissued. Never been issued or used, it retains all the original finish , 100% original black painted scabbard and a stone mint, full crossgrain blade. Even the leather is still all stiff with non use! If there was a packet for this, or anyone has one, then this could go in it! If you are a Hitler Youth or DJ collector, this needs to go in your collection. The DJ or Deutsches Jungvolk were aged between 10 - 13, after that they went into the Hitler Youth.
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 CONDITION SMALL DJ BOYS KNIFE WITH HJ DIAMOND ON SCABBARD. These diminutive DJ/HJ daggers were worn by the DJ youth members. Those children between the age of 10-13 joined the Deutsches Jungvolk and then went into the Hitler Youth at 13. These little daggers are usually all the same. Hilt is made of cast aluminium, with small black chequered bakelite grips held in place by aluminium rivets. The blades are single edged small 'bowie' types, quite pointed with a false edge. There are no maker marks on these daggers. These is a small felt washer between the crossguard and the blade, and this is still present. The scabbard is identical to the larger HJ type. Steel tube and painted black. Most of these daggers have completely plain scabbards, but occasionally you come across an original with the HJ enamel diamond fixed through the steel scabbard. This one is in perfect condition with no chips, and it has a little movement on the surface, so you can tell it's pinned through the steel and not stuck on!! A really great little dagger, second one I have had in 6 months, but prior to that, not had one in 2-3 years. Rare little things. A must have for the HJ collector.
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 LITTLE NSFK/DLV FLYERS KNIFE- PROJECT. I have had this knife for many years, and was always going to get around to 'sorting it out'. It's a decent example by SMF Solingen. However, when I purchased it, the leather on both the grip and scabbard was appalling. I purchased it in America, from a guy walking around with it. At the time, I thought it would be great for spares, as you never find these bits to use. After having it at home for a while, it was sensible to find a good craftsman to re-leather both grip and scabbard, replace a few of the screws and clean the blade a little. Then I lost it!!! It ended up behind a sofa in my stock room, and I found it in November is a 'spring clean'. I have a wonderful chap who repairs/replaces leather, and he understands the hobby, so nothing is ever 'over restored'. I now have the dagger back with new 'old' leather. It's the same type of blue Moroccan leather used on the originals, and looks absolutely marvellous. I can honestly say, if I didn't tell you about it, and left it to age a while, you would not be able to tell the difference. If I put it into auction somewhere, it would fly away!!! It's that good. Anyway, dagger is early and all nickel solid fittings which have toned down with patina. Bottom scabbard fitting is a little dented and miss-shaped, but all there. Scabbard throat has a number stamped into it, and also the NSFK or DLV symbol, but it is a little worn, so I cannot tell which. Blade is complete and unsharpened. Blade is not mint, and has some age stains etc, but no pitting and no rust. Further careful cleaning will do wonders. There is no short hanger, which has gone to time. With examples of these fetching nearly £1000 now (I have one listed elsewhere!), this is a GREAT opportunity to purchase an original piece at a fraction of the cost.
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, EARLY RAD HEWER BY RARE MAKER. AXT UND HAUERFABRIK Purchased in a small collection before I went away. This is a very fine example of an early RAD hewer in great condition and by a rare maker. All early solid, heavy construction with Brass/nickel base with full nickel silver plating intact. Nice stag grips are honey coloured and perfect. All silver fittings have not been cleaned for a long time so are developing a nice patina. Scabbard body is undamaged and has the original coating of black paint. It's lifting in some small places due to age etc, but is fine and would clean up even better if desired. Bottom scabbard fitting has a couple of minor carrying dents, not at all unusual bearing in mind the weight and how these were worn. Blade is SUPER clean and has the original mirror-like surface. Grey background to the motto letters!! The makers name and logo of a horses head, are deeply etched into the reverse riccasso. A rare maker and eagerly collected. This company made few daggers and are highly sought after. A very nice RAD hewer!
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, UNTOUCHED THIRD REICH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS DRESS DAGGER. Perhaps one of the most elegant and 'pretty daggers' ever produced. This is an untouched EICKHORN example that in my opinion has never been apart. The unique lock nut recessed into the top of the pommel NEVER goes back easily, and this one shows no evidence of being out, the slight wear on the top of it, is commensurate with being there for ever. The celluloid imitation Mother of Pearl grip plates are in perfect condition and have a great brown/cream colour. All of the heavily silver plated fittings are in great un-cleaned condition. With nice background patina giving it that 'old silver' look. The army style silver scabbard is in very nice condition with the classic oakleaf scabbard bands with small rings. Throat is attached by two surface mounted headless screws.There is a VERY small surface dent to the scabbard face 2/3 of the way down. Blade is in near MINT condition, with all crossgraining showing throughout the surface. There are a very few age spots here and there, very minor, which I am sure will clean off with a little effort. The EICKHORN etched trademark appears on the reverse of the blade and is the 1938 onwards type. The blade washer between blade and crossguard has gone to time, but could easily be replaced. A really choice Government dagger, with character and originality
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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.
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 DAGGER WITH ORIGINAL KNOT. Another item purchased as part of the small hoard of stuff from Dorking. Never been in a collection and left untouched for MANY years. This is a standard army officers dress dagger with yellow/orange celluloid grip. In overall very good condition, the dagger retains all of the original grey/nickel plating to all the metal parts. Scabbard is dent free and has brass scabbard bands, which are accentuated by their colour against the scabbard colour. Blade is in mint condition with all crossgraining. There is no makers mark to the blade. The crossguard is a beautiful generic “A” example which retains very fine detailing throughout. Grip is a deep yellow/light orange colour, no chips etc, but there is a slight hairline crack to the reverse underneath the knot loop. Been there a long time! The original 42cm bullion knot is tied in place, has been there for 70+ years and is a little frayed in places, but very sound. Reasonably priced.
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 HOLLER SWORD MADE INTO A FIGHTING KNIFE!! This is a unique and interesting thing in it's own right, but what a shame!!! This was once a beautiful HOLLER Lion's Head parade sword but has been quite professionally converted by an enterprising veteran, to quite a lethal fighting knife!! It's an all brass construction hilt which has had the knuckle bow removed. The blade has been shortened to about 12" and sharpened. There is no scabbard. It's now a curio in it's own right, and sold as such. Good talking point.
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 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 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 PARADE SWORD BY ALCOSO. Part of a small hoard I was sold recently that had several daggers, a FS knife, marine clock and this nice officers sword. Like the other pieces from this family, they have remained untouched for years. This sword is in the same condition. A lot of gilt remains on the brass hilt fittings and the grip and grip wire are in perfect condition. Has a nice undented scabbard with 98% of the original paint. The blade is nickel plated and has the earlier ALCOSO trademark stamped into the riccasso. Swords are a great thing to collect, apart from the fact they are bigger than the daggers, they represent a great variety and pound for pound are much cheaper to buy. This exact sword appears in the Angolia sword book on the first page of the ALCOSO product. It's unattributed, so no number allocated to it. A nice dove head sword. reasonably priced for this.
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 PERIOD CAVALRY OFFICERS LIONS HEAD SWORD by ALCOSO. This is the second sword obtained from a trip to South West London. Been in storage for over 25 years, never been in a collection, never cleaned or messed with. An all brass hilted early cavalry officers, lion's head dress sword. Nice heavy cast brass hilt with great detail. Lion's head has red glass eyes. Back strap is deeply cast with ornamentation. The crossguard is plain on the reverse, but has the crossed swords cast into the front. The grip is black celluloid over wood and has triple twisted wires running around it. Tied around the knuckle bow and crossguard, is the remains of the original Third Reich officers sword portepee in green leather and silver lines. Unfortunately the ball has broken off and lost to time. Scabbard is a standard black painted steel type with single ring hanger. Blade is a nickel plated type, in mint condition. The Alcoso trademark (early type) is visible just underneath the crossguard langet. A very nice example of an early, brass officers sword, used and carried during the Third Reich period.
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 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 SS/POLICE, SWORD OR BAYONET KNOT?? To be honest there is some confusion over the actual used of these ORIGINAL knots. I have seen them called SS- Police knots, bayonet knots, etc etc. Some dealers have tried to charge a lot of money for them, by saying they are SS Nco sword knots. The colours on the knot, being black/silver, are only known on SS sword knots or SS bayonet knots. They are similar in design to them, but don't have any pure identification etc. In my humble opinion, they ARE SS or Police designated, and are an end of the war design to perhaps go on a SS NCO's sword, or dress bayonet. A lot were discovered as surplus stock after the war and released into the colleting market, but I have also had several edged weapons with this tied on, and evident that the knot had been there for the past 70 years! Anyway, they are what they are. Silver bullion strap with twin black lines running down each side. A black/silver slide, then the actual ball has a black top, with alternating silver and black threads running around the base. These are still very nice looking knots and go well on a number of edged weapons.
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.
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.
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-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.
V NICE EARLY RAD HEWER BY BOKER-SUPERB CONDITION! Another early RAD hewer purchased before I went away. This came with the other nice RAD just listed and is equally as nice. This one is by the famous SS maker BOKER, and has the little tree in an oval, as the trademark. BOKER are a wonderful maker and their quality is superb. This is a beautiful RAD hewer, with all solid, early fittings. Great stag grips, a very nice scabbard that seems to have 100% of the black paint. No dents to the bottom fittings. The blade is very bright and clean, not sharpened and never used to hit anything!! If you don't have a BOKER in your collection....here it is!
VARIOUS ORIGINAL ARMY DAGGER HANGERS. I have several sets of original army dagger hangers. All in good serviceable condition, and with variations of hardware.De-luxe tops, plain clips etc etc. Priced from £125 upwards. Please contact me for a choice.
VERY EARLY SET OF DE-LUXE ARMY DAGGERS HANGERS. I don't remember having a set of army dagger hangers this nice or this early! There are innumerable variations with quality and type of fittings used on dagger hangers. Luftwaffe ones in particular, which can go from very standard and plain to, gilded and cast with oak leaves etc. Army dagger hangers vary rarely go 'that little bit special', but this set does. I say it's a very early set, stemming from the early 1930's, just at the beginning of the Third Reich period, as all the metal fittings on here are in cast BRASS. Originally they would have been silver washed or plated, but most of this has now worn off. The clips are brass, the slides and buckles are brass, so are the swing tops and main hanging clip. This was very soon changed to the cast Mazak alloy stuff, so these are very early production and what quality! The two bottom snap clips are cast all around with oak leaves! As are the slides and the heavy oval buckles. The top clip is also cast oak leaves and is also marked with the DRGM trademark. Even the two brass swing tabs have a sprig of oak leaves cast on each one!!! The long bullion fronted fabric hangers are in good condition. The bullion is fine. The reverse dark green velvet has a couple of minor wear areas, but these are 80+ years old and have been used properly! A fantastic, unique set. If you have a lovely early 'slant gripped' army, or perhaps a Generals dagger or similar, these are the hangers for you.
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 PAIR OF CUSTOMS DAGGER HANGERS-NEAR MINT. In all of the original Customs hangers I have had, they are either in well used condition or virtually mint! There seems to be nothing in between. Therese are a beautifully preserved set in virtually unused condition. The bullion fronts with twin green lines running down, the aluminium buckles and fittings, which feature laurel leaves (not oak leaves). The deep green, velvet backings. If you have a Customs dagger in mint or near mint condition, then these are for you. Reasonably priced too.
VERY NICE SHORT SINGLE ETCHED BLADE DRESS BAYONET- EP&S. This is a super conditioned 'In Memory of my Service Time' single etched dress bayonet, complete with black leather frog and green and silver dress knot. Unlike many of the etches you see, this one is not over the top, and has no eagle and swastika added into the etch. It's a really nice, simple etch. Which says "Zur Erinnerung an meine Dienstzeit bei der Aufklärungs- Abteilung 4= (‘in memory of my service time with reconnaissance battalion 4’). This unit was set up on the 1st of August 1939 in Torgau. It looks like it was set up by taking parts of Kavallerie Regiment 10. Could open up further research if so desired. Bayonet is fully nickel plated, has great Bakelite grips. Original knot and perfect conditioned frog, which IS a cavalry type, with hilt cross strap. Scabbard has all original paint and the carbine length blade is near mint with full plating and a nice etch deeply done. Whilst there is no maker on the blade, this bayonet ws definitely made by the EP&S company, as they were the only company to off-set the grip bolts and make them slotted and removable! Etched bayonet are a great collectable on their own, and I bet this is a quite rare etch. I have not seen it before.
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 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.
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................