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Welcome to our WW2 German Daggers

New Stock Added: 11th Jan 2016

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.
'SLOTTED' EARLY THIRD REICH POLICE BAYONET - WKC. Another one of my favourite daggers, as you get such a lot for your money. History and a decent dagger!. This is a nice, early example of the Third Reich Police bayonet. This is the less common variety with slotted pommel to fit the K98 rifle. Scabbard and frog leather is BLACK, so this designates it a being used in the towns or cities. (rural ones are brown leather). These early police bayonets were all re-issued Weimar police bayonets. They were altered in several ways. Clamshell was removed. Grip plates were shortened, Wemar grip badge was removed and Third Rich police badge was inserted. Blade was cut down and re-pointed. Scabbard was shortened to fit. Towards the end of the Third Reich period, police bayonets were still made, but exhibited none of the alterations, as they were made to the correct specification. These are HEAVY bayonets, as they were make of brass and nickel. Pommel are crossguards are solid metal. Grip plates are stag with aluminium police eagle. Blade is a long nickel plated affair. WKC maker is on both sides of the riccasso. Scabbard has solid nickel fittings top and bottom. Black leather body. Correct police bayonet leather frog with aluminium rivets. This is a very nice, used bayonet, in very good condition. Lots of history here!
1933 SS MAN'S DAGGER BY HERDER WITH ORIGINAL VERTICAL HANGER. A good used example of the ever popular SS man's dagger from 1933 onwards. Just obtained and has come 'out of the woodwork'. Dagger has all solid nickel fittings and has not been cleaned in many, many years. All have gone yellow with patina etc. Black ebony grip has no damage or chips. There are some surface lines but nothing is deep. The SS enamel button is slightly chipped. Nickel grip eagle is set slightly lower down the grip as all HERDER daggers are. Grip is also slightly thinner and more graceful than other makers, again a HERDER trait. Reverse of the lower crossguard is marked with a Romen numeral II. Scabbard has the original black anodising, which has gone dull with age. No lacquer remains. Bottom ball is slightly dented. There is an original to the piece SS vertical hanger attached to the scabbard and top ring. A small part of the leather is missing from the side o the hanger, but the cross strap and both loops are intact. The age and condition of the vertical hanger matches the condition of the rest of the dagger.Blade is a nice example, shows some age spots and spidering here and there, but there is also a lot of crossgraining evident. Motto background is perhaps 50% there. Reverse has the Richard Herder oval trademark etched into the blade surface. Very clean and clear. A very good, complete example of a popular dagger. SS pieces never stay long. Good value for money.
42cm BULLION PORTAPEE-USED. This is a standard length, 42cm silver bullion knot, that is suitable for a number of daggers. Army, SS chained, Red Cross Officer, etc etc. HAs been used and on a dagger, so would suit a decent but not mint dagger. No fraying or wear spots. Harder to find real ones.
A 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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
COMMEMORATIVE/SOUVENIR DJ KNIFE& PACKET FOR 1936 OLYMPICS. These beautiful little knives were made by the Emil Voos company for sale as commemorative souvenirs of the 1936 Olympics. I know there is some controversy around that perhaps they didn't exist and have been made since the war. I don't believe that at all. It is some years since these all were found and brought onto the market, perhaps 15 years ago. I was around then, and saw the originl packing box that they all came in! It had been stored badly and the top layer and bottom layer of daggers had been affected by the damp. The paper packets were destroyed and the daggers were rusty. Further down into the crate the daggers and packets were better and complete. I purchased for my own collection, one of the very rusty ones with part packet and a couple of the complete ones with no damage. I still have the better one in my collection to this day. All the daggers were identical, apart from one thing. Some had real stag grips, some had imitation stag grips made of wood. I am pleased to be able to offer another one of these very interesting collectables. The dagger itself is mint and un-issued (as they all were). Moisture has slightly affected the blade on one edge, but otherwise it is mint. It has the party day.Olympic etching one one side in gold/black/white. The other side has the Emil Voos logo/trademark. This dagger has real stag grips with the tiny enamey HJ diamond affixed to the grip. The scabbard is the small DJ size and is in mint condition. They all came with little paper bags/packets, and again these were all the same, printed with the Emil Voos details and over stamped in red ink for the OLYMPICS. I think these are super little knives and have thoroughly enjoyed owning my one for all these years. I hope the next owner of this does too.
COMPLETE ARMY DAGGER WITH STRAPS AND KNOT - NAMED TO A DOCTOR. Apart for being a nice army dagger in it's own right, this example has been personalised twice by the original owner. He has inked his name onto the green velvet fabric of the hangers 'Dr. Weber', and has also self engraved it into the reverse of the blade 'Weber'. It's possible some research could be made to this individual, but who knows. Dagger is a non-maker marked variety, and uses the 'type 2 generic crossguard', used by a lot of makers. The grip has turned a deep orange and looks lovely. Scabbard still has it's full nickel plating and has no damage or carrying dents. There is a bullion portapee tied around the grip and crossguard. The blade is STONE mint, with all of the polish and crossgrain. Needle sharp point. The original hangers are in fine shape, some usage but no damage etc. Name is inked to reverse. Nice looking dagger, with an extra interest.
COMPLETE LATE PERIOD NAVY DAGGER BY ALCOSO This is a representative example of the type of dagger produced late into the war, when materials were in short supply. All these late daggers, especially the navy types were produced in a grey alloy type metal and then fire guilded. They looked like the earlier all brass fittings when all the gilding was intact. Late daggers also had plain, un-etched blades and this is the case with this dagger too. Produced by the ALCOSO company, the blade riccasso has the post 1942 Alcoso trademark, which runs sideways along the blade, with a tiny set of scales. The dagger has the original silver knot tied in place, and this has been set in place for ever. There is perhaps 75% of the original fire gilding remaining throughout the dagger surfaces. Pommel and crossguard are made of the grey alloy and gilded. The scabbard is steel (not brass) and fire gilded too. Plain blade is near perfect, no damage, no blemishes, no pitting and has a needle sharp point. If you collect navy dagger types, this is one you should add. Reasonably priced for a navy dagger.
COMPLETE RIG-LUFTWAFFE 2nd. Pattn. KNOT/HANGERS, UNUSUAL EICKHORN TRADEMARK Again, one of my favourite design of daggers. This is a classic 2nd Luftwaffe with the very rarely encountered small STAMPED Eickhorn trademark. Still no one knows why Eickhorn used this type for a short while, it's the post 1938 squirrel, but half the size and stamped into the blade not etched. If you collect Eickhorn trademarks, perhaps you don't have this one? Dagger itself is very nice indeed. Heart shaped Eickhorn pommel with 50% of the gilding left on the swastikas. Grip is a nice yellow/orange colour in perfect condition with springy aluminium wire. Scabbard is dent free, has nice clean, bright surface. Blade is lovely with logo as described. There is an original 23cm short portapee tied around the grip. Been there a long time. It is complete with a very nice set of standard Luftwaffe hangers which show slight useage but otherwise are a great matching set. Exc++ dagger.
COMPLETE RIG-THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER WITH ORIGINAL STRAPS AND GOLD KNOT! Still one of my most favourite daggers and this one is complete and in great shape. By Eickhorn with the 1941 type over the shoulder' stamped squirrel trademark. Blade is stone mint with needle sharp point and all the grey background burnishing in the etched panels. Dagger has solid brass fittings with some traces of the fire gilt in places. Cream celluloid grip is perfect. Tied around the crossguard and grip is the ORIGINAL gold coloured knot. Looks fantastic. Scabbard has two small indentations near the bottom. Norman carrying wear. Apart from that is straight and trouble free. Attached to the scabbard rings are the set of original navy carrying straps in gilded aluminium. They are a matched pair of straps, both buckles are identical, and according to the vendors family, have been on the dagger since the war. A really nice looking dagger, a complete rig!
EARLY ALL NICKEL 1st LUFTWAFFE DAGGER- VERY REASONABLE!! This is a decent example of an early 1st Luft by Eickhorn. The blade needs a decent polish as it's a bit dull. The nickel fittings have great patina and you can see the gilt in the swastikas. Scabbard has nickel fiiitngs and nickel chain and clip. The leather is old, but has been recovered at some time, a very long time ago!! Colour is perfect as is the texture, but the joining seam runs down the middle of the reverse. Well done, but not how it was. Dagger looks lovely, and is priced accordingly.
EARLY DLV/LUFTWAFFE TRANSITIONAL 1ST PATTN, DAGGER. Studying the history of some daggers is quite fascinating. The way the design progressed, and the way the manufacturers dealt with it. The original long 55cm DLV dagen was an extremely elegant thing, but proved to be unweildy as it was too long. The design was basically kept the same and it turned into the 1st. Pattern dagger we all know. Slightly shorter, but still elegant. During the time one changed from one into the other, resourceful dagger makers incorporated parts from the previous one and used them in the next. This is the case with these transitional 1st Luftwaffe daggers. This one is made by WEYERSBERG, one of the quality makers (and obviously they also made the earlier DLV). All heavy nickel fittings to the crossguard, pommel etc. The brass inset swastikas are beautiful and under the patina, probably still have some gilt. The crossguard is stamped with a tiny '92', which is also on the top edge of the scabbard throat too. Issue and accountability number probably. Neat though! Blade is a nickel plated variety. It is in near mint condition with the etched Weyersberg logo and a stamped Waffenampt stick eagle. Scabbard is where they have used up DLV dagger parts. Blue Moroccan leather is over a soft wood or paper base, therefore is 'squashy', not over steel like the later ones.There seems to have been some slight damage to the soft scabbard on one lower edge, at some time. This has been repaired and coloured in with the leather. Quite minor and not really noticeable, unless you look hard. The scabbard fittings are all attached to the scabbard body with nickel oval staples. There is a solid nickel hanger chain and belt clip. All the leather to the scabbard body and the grip is in excellent condition. Dagger has probably never been cleaned, and has great age patina. However, it also has quite a lot of the original lacquer and silver wash that was over the fittings originally, This can be seen in the protected areas of the scabbard and crossguard etc. A VERY nice example of a transitional Luftwaffe dagger. Priced accordingly.
EARLY HITLER YOUTH KNIFE WITH MOTTO-UNUSUAL MAKER. This is a the HJ knife everyone looks for, an early example with unusual maker and the full 'Blut und Ehre' motto. HAs been used, as it should have, blade has been slightly sharpened on the edge, no damage otherwise. Scabbard paint is quite worn on the obverse, about 40% left, the reverse has nearly all of the factory paint. Leather belt loop and hilt snap clip are in good condition and work well. The dagger itself is a steel based early type, with nickel plated fittings etc. Plating has worn through where the belt loop goes around the hilt. Otherwise it's very nice. Early type blade with no riccasso. Maker marked to the reverse CHRISTIAN with a fork as a trademark. The Blut und Ehre is deeply etched to the front of the blade. Very clear and deep. A nice USED HJ dagger. Not seen this maker in a while.
EARLY 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, 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 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 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.
EICKHORN COLOURED SALES CARD FOR THE 1693 SWORD. This is a lovely example of Paul Casberg artwork for the 1692 Eickhorn dovehead sword. Would have hung in a retail outlet and advertised their wares accordingly. I have had several of these cards and I think there would have been a full set produced, but I have nver been able to keep them long eoung. Picture of the sword on the front, the revesr has details of the sword, the sizes and details of the Eickhorn company. It is missn the cardboard 'stand' that would have been stuck to the reverse. Other than that this is a great piece of period advertising.
EICKHORN SHOP TRADE DISPLAY/SIZE CARD-SWORDS-SIZES ETC. This is a great piece of memorabilia for any edged weapon collector. This is an advertising/sales card for the Eickhorn series of swords. Would have probably hung in a retail shop outlet or similat. A bit larger than A4 size, this is laminated on both sides. One side shos a selection of swords with their catalogue model numbers, the other shows sizes and lengths. So if you were X meters tall, you needed a sword of X length. A great piece of period advertising.
EXTRA SPECIAL PURCHASE SMALL POLICE PARADE BAYONET-EICKHORN This is a super quality, 1/3 smaller Third Reich police parade bayonet, as listed in the Eickhorn catalogue as 'Extra Seitengewhr fur die Deutche Polizei Nr 1320'.Overall length is 40cm, with a 24cm blade! There is a picture of this exact bayonet on the Eickhorn page description. These were made of aluminium and nickel plated. Everything was about 1/3 smaller than a standard police bayonet. Nice stag grips which have an aluminium police eagle pinned to the front (it wiggles!). Nice black leather scabbard with nickel plated top and bottom mounts. There is an original patent leather frog (slightly aged) with police coloured knot tied around it. Blade is 100% mint. Heavily nicel plated with post-1938 Eickhorn squirrel stamped into the riccasso. It's a shorter, carbine type blade, unique to this type of bayonet. I just don't see these police bayonets any longer, even in America. They are rare beasts! Lovely little police parade bayonet.
FACTORY PAPER BAG FOR F.W. HOLLER SWORD. This is a brown paper bag, never issued, for the Holler sword /dagger company. This paper bag is for a Holler sword. Has been damp and folded. Never issued, so details of sword are not filled in. No rips or tears.
FANTASTIC 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!
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!
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 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
ITALIAN WW2 MVSN OFFICERS DAGGER. Not quite as prolific as Germany, but the Italians had some decent dress daggers too. This is the 1937 M-1937 Italian MVSN Dagger with gilt brass chains.Cast aluminum hilt fittings show light surface wear with no damage to the eagle head pommel and upturned crossguard. Black bakelite grip plates show only light surface wear with no cracks or chips. Attached to the obverse grip plate is the brass Italian Fasces emblem. Plated, tapered cross-section blade grades near mint.Dagger is complete with gilded brass chain hanger with 4 upper and 7 lower rings attached to a large brass "M" which, in turn, is connected to a gilded brass snap with large right-facing Roman eagle above the letters, "SPQR". Hanger shows light surface wear/age patina. Scabbard has some plate loss showing the blued finish underneath. 85% original finish underneath.
LAND CUSTOMS DAGGER AND STRAPS-BY EICKHORN-UNTOUCHED. One of the more harder daggers to find, especially with matching hangers! Never been in a collection before, this came from a contact and was in a house in the Midlands. It's not a mint dagger, but has been properly used by the original owner as you can see from the wear on the straps. The pommel and crossguard are in brushed aluminium, whilst the scabbard fittings are nickel plated over steel base. A very common combination for Eickhorn pieces. Nice dark green leather grip with single twisted wire. Green leather scabbard is in good condition. Has shrunk a little with age and you can see a little of the scabbard shell at the seam on the edges. The dagger has been in a damp arae at some time and there are a couple of patches of old surface rust on the lower scabbard fitting on the reverse. The rest of the fittings retain their bright nickel plating with just a few age spots showing through here and there. Blade is the standard 'army' type and in very good condition. Most of crossgraining present and a needle sharp point. With this dagger are the ORIGINAL set of customs hangers that carried this dagger. Silver bullion fronts with twin green lines. The buckles and slides are aluminium and have the laurer leaves on them. Reverse has green velvet backing, which shows carrying wear and is a little freyed along one edge. This dagger and hangers were definately worn a lot by this customs officer! Overall a really nice rig, which is very collectable, and rare to find. AN EXCELLENT PRICE FOR A RARE DAGGER COMPLETE!
LATE WAR VARIATION HJ BOYS KNIFE-CELLULOID ACCESORIES. There were many subtle variations of HJ knives. The early war period ones were most interesting, however as the war developed, natural resources became scarce and different materials were used. I have seen Hj daggers with the belt loop and cross strap made of pressed paper and hardended fabric. Sadly these are VERY rare as time has destroyed the material if it was not kept in a very dry environment. One of the materials that did survive, was celluloid. They used it as an early form of plastic and molded many things from it. Dagger grips (luft and army) being prime examples. However, they also used it on HJ daggers to make the belt loop and top dagger pommel loop. Made in black celluloid it served the job well. Unfortunately, it becomes very brittle with age and nearly all of the hJ daggers I have owned made like this, something has cracked or broken as the celluloid goes very hard. This HJ knife is in extremely nice condition and has a PERFECT celluloid belt loop and cross strap. It is quite hard, but works as it should and the cross loop popper fixing snaps shut etc. Dagger is in great condition and has nearly all of the nickel plating over the grey metal hilt and crossguard. Nice original black paint. Blade has NO maker markings or RZM markings at all. Blade is in overall very nice, bright condition, no been sharpened. There is some slight surface roughness to one side, at the bottom. I think soem moisture was trapped inside the scabbard and affected the blade a little. Nice HJ knife and if you collect types and variations, this is one for you. Very unusual to get a complete, undamaged one of these.
LUFTWAFFE 2nd. Pattn DAGGER WITH KNOT AND STRAPS BY EP&S. Ernst Pack and Sonn made some very high quality daggers, and to that end they have become collected in their own right. This one has their most desirable trademark type, the large one with the Seigreid Waffen script. Daggerhas been hanging on a wall for some time and this has affected the grip colour etc. One side is quite yellow, where the other has toney to a tangerine orange! Very appealing. There is an original23cm knot tied around the grip. In good condition and has been there for ever. Blade is the nickel plated variety and is in lovely condition. Very bright and clean. Tip is needle sharp. There is a little blade age staining to a very small part of one edge, but nothing serious and absolutely no pitting. Scabbard has much of the original grey finish left. One side slightly better than the other. Side that was nearest the wall has some old fingerprint discolorations which has left some marks on the surface. Not serious though. There are a set of the de-luxe Luftwaffe straps with the dagger in overall good condition. Show some swing wear to the tops and the metal eyelets inside the buckles have gone rusty. All commensurate with this dagger hanging for a long while, perhaps in a damp environment. Overall a nice looking dagger, described and priced accordingly.
LUFTWAFFE 2nd. Pattn. DAGGER WITH STRAPS AND KNOT BY ERNST PACK & SONNE. EP&S daggers of any type have become quite collectable in their own right. I think it's the quality and the lovely trademarks this manufacturer used. This is a very decent example of their product. Is complete with a 23cm knot and the original set of hangers. The dagger has normal alloy fittings and has been uncleaned for some time. There is a nice off white/cream celluloid grip, with single twisted wire. Scabbard is undamaged and is one of the nickel plated types, so would have been quite bright when new. Has dulled down over the years. The blade is wonderful. EP&S used heavy nickel plate on their blades and this is all still 100% so very clean and bright. To the reverse is the etched larger EP&S trademark, with the Blacksmith wheedling the hammer over the anvil and the Ernst Pack and Sonne Solingen around it.
LUFTWAFFE BLUE TEAR-DROP SWORD HANGER. This was the second hanger I obtained at the MAX show trip earlier this month. Again this is a really difficult accessory to find and is specifically designed to fit on the Luftwaffe sword to attach it to the wearers belt. Consists of 2 pieces, the belt loop and the part that clips the reverse of the sword. In blue leather with brown leather reverse. It is maker marked, dated 1938 and LBA stamped. In very good condition, will complete your Luftwaffe sword!
LUFTWAFFE 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.
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 GERMAN HUNTING CUTLASS. A pretty little miniature of a German Hunting Cutlass in brass. Very well made. Has nice gilded blass fittings. Stag crossguard and stags head cast into the pommel. real stag horn grip. Scabbard is black leather with brass fittings. Blade is double etched with different hunting scenes each side. There is a round maker mark consisiting of 2 acorns?. A very nice little piece to go with a Hunting or Forestry collection.
MINT-UNISSUED-ORIGINAL 42cm BULLION KNOT. I have been trawling my contacts in Germany, and have managed to acquire the odd bullion knot. New/old stock! This is a 100% original silver bullion dagger knot as used for army, red cross, SS 1936 daggers etc. It is still in the cotton tie, and never been issued or used. This knot has quite thick bullion cord, and would tie really well to a mint dagger of some sort.
MOST UNUSUAL PARTY DAY SOUVENIR HUNTING KNIFE. I have only seen a couple of these EVER in my dealing and collecting career. There is a similar example shown in Tom Johnsons vol 4 of 'Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich'. I say similar, as the hunting knife is identical in every way, but the etching on the blade differs slightly. This is a great little hunting hike or sheath knife, very popular in the 1930's and knives like this were sold in many outlets as hobby, utility knives. This is made by PUMA and has it's trade name in about 4 places on the knife and scabbard. Scabbard is a lovely light brown leather. Has a slotted belt slits and a loop snap clip to hold the hilt firmly, also has a little vertical loop at the top to hang from a belt? The scabbard body has a great embossed PUMA trademark into the leather itself HAs Puma head in a rectangle with PUMA underneath. The bottom edge of the scabbard has a reinforced metal strip running along it. This is stamped with the PUMA name and a patent or serial number for this knife. Dagger has a great stag grip. The blade is a small bowie style with a false top edge. It is in mint condition and is nickel plated. One side of the blade has the Nurnberg City crest and above it in gold letters 'REICHPARTEITAG NURNBERG'. there is no date or eagle and swastika present. However, it is obviously Third Reich as there was not a REICH after it!! There ware many PARTY DAYS, 1935 AND 1936 for instance, so perhaps this knife was made as a non-specific type to be engraved before the next event. No point in trying to sell a 1935 Party Day knife when it's a year later in 1936? Blade has a serial number No6311 stamped into the riccasso. On the reverse are 2 more PUMA trademarks. Puma Solingen on the riccasso and PUMA Sportmesser on the blade itself. A really neat little knife here. It's bigger than the small DJ knife and measures about 25cm overall in the scabbard.
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 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.
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 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!!!
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 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-SAWBACK BLADE. A decent dagger with very good blade. As normal there is no maker mark. Both these and the officers version never had a makers mark on the blade. This does have the 'Ges Getschutz' (pattn pending) stamped on the blade underneath the crossguard langet. Blade is near mint, with full crossgraining and razor sharp sawback teeth. Scabbard has a non contemporary coat of black gloss paint. These is also a small dent to the reverse. Hilt and crossguard have decent nickel plating over the grey metal alloy base. Black grips are fine and undamaged.
REPRODUCTION RAD HEWER -DAGGER ONLY. Was purchased as part of a collection, and is just a bit of fun really. However, it displays well and leooks really good. However, this is an 80's reproduction of the RAD mans hewer made in brass. Could be used for spares perhaps or just kept as an example. HasALCOSO maker.
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!
SHORT 23cm SILVER BULLION DAGGER KNOT FOR LUFTWAFFE ETC. This is the shorter 23cm silver bullion dagger knot, usually associated with the Luftwaffe 2nd Pattn dagger. It is aslo seen on the long 1st Pattn Luftwaffe dagger and on the TENO Oficers dagger amongst a few others. In used but perfect condition, all silver bullion cord in perfect condition. I have 3 of these, virtually identical. Both in perfect order and ready to go on your dagger.Hard to find ORIGINAL knots in this condition. Both knots have been on daggers.
SHORT CARBINE LENGTH DRESS BAYONET-ORIGINAL POLICE KNOT ETC. Completely out of the woodwork. Uncleaned and untouched for 50+ years! This is a nice, short pattern dress bayonet by EP&S. has the removable grip screws. Good uncleaned condition. There is an original Police portepee tied around the leather frog. It's been there for ever and is totally original to the piece. This shows that not all Police personnel wore the long police bayonet. Nice knot, black leather frog. Scabbard has 85% of the original black paint, but it is lifting in some places. Blade is beautiful, near mint and shows very little age. Short carbine length. Has EP&S logo etched to the reverse. Bayonet slot has the original GREEN felt plug.
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.
STANDARD HITLER YOUTH KNIFE M7/37- KLAAS. This is a decent example of a used HJ boys knife with the RZM code M7/37 1939. This is the maker code for Robert Klaas. Dagger has not been cleaned in many ,many years. Untouched really. Hj diamond is fine. Bakelite grips are fine.Nickel plating to all hilt areas is quite dull and dirty, but OK. Scabbard has most original balck paint, but has bubbled a bit with time and age. Blade is very clean indeed. No motto as this was discontinued after 1938. Leather belt loop and cross snap clip are present and working. The snap button loop that goes around the hilt is quite fragile, it's all there, but I would suggest it is left open and not snapped shut, just in case. This is now 77 year old leather, so bear with it!!
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 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.
SUPERB SEMI-ERASED ROHM EARLY SA. This is a really nice dagger in every way, has condition, orignality and is an integral part of the history of the Third Reich. This is an early SA dagger that was issued with a full Rohm dedication. It's probably by EP&S, but the maker has been removed along with the Rohm signature. These SA's were awarded by Ernst Rohm to his close followers, but after he was murdered by Hitler, all reference to him was removed or destroyed. This included the SA daggers with the dedication, that's why they are so rare today. You were supposed to remove the dedication and signature. Some did just that, some removed the signature, others purchased another dagger and hid the full dedication away! Dagger has a nice wood grip with no damage, super nickel fittings, an original short leather hanger. The scabbard brown 'anodising' is virtually complete. The blade on the motto side is virtually mint with crossgraining etc. The blade on the reverese has had the Rohm signature deeply removed by grinding all the way along. The maker has been removed too. The rest of the dedication is perfect and untouched. A really great dagger, ideal to add to your collection if you are missing a 'partially removed' type.
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THE ALL ALUMINIUM NSFK FLYERS DAGGER BY HELBIG. In the early age of aluminium, it was judged as a marvellous new metal. Several dagger manufacturers experimented and used it to great effect. This is the rare 'crackle finish' all aluminium NSFK flyers dagger. It was ONLY made by one company F& A Helbig. Grip is made of textured aluminium and coloured to look like leather, same with the scabbard finish. The crossguards and scabbard fittings are all made of beautiful brushed aluminium, and all are in near mint condition. The blade is lovely, mirror bright with all the crossgraining and the makers logo etched to the reverse. The upper scabbard fitting has the carrying ring, and permanently fixed to this is the short leather hanger with clip, and a nice blue leather belt loop. These little flyers knifes are wonderful to behold and are now very rare in this condition. Helbig made an earlier nickel version of this knife but they are most well known for this aluminium type.
THE VERY RARE 'WKC' HJ DAGGER WITH THIN, LONG BOWIE BLADE. Fresh from America........I have read about these daggers on the militaria blogs on the internet(but never owned one) Whist I was at the SoS, I stopped at noted collector D.D.Harris table. He LOVES HJ knives and has 100's. He proudly showed me a HJ dagger indentical to this one. He's not had many either, and they all seem to have the same characteristics. I stopped an older gentleman, who was walking the tables, with items to sell, and he pulled this example out of his pocket!!! Basically a very nice example of a HJ dagger, nickel plated hilt, chequered grips, nice enamel HJ diamond. The scabbard has original black paint. The leather used for the belt loop and cross strap is unusual as it has a very defined surface, a texture like pig skin, very 'bobbly. When the blade is pulled, you can see the difference!! A much slimmer blade, slightly longer and the tip ends in a bowie profile. 200% original and identical to the dagger I saw on DD Harris table!! As a nice touch, the leather blade buffer, between the hilt and the blade shoulder, is the same 'bobbly' pig skin as used on the belt loop etc. There is no maker mark on these daggers, but they are thought to have been made by the WKC company, and later in the war. The dagger itself is in Exc++ condition. The blade at some time has been exposed to moisture in the scabbard and has some surface pitting where the blade runners rest. This could certainly be improved with some work, but I have to tell you it's there. A chance to own a known and accepted, rare HJ variation.
THIRD REICH 'DOVE HEAD' OFFICERS SWORD. I think swords are still underrated and you get a lot for your money! This is an all brass, early 'dove head' sword by Ernst Pack and Sonne. Has the trademark under the langet on the reverse side. This is a very long sword, so would have been for a tall officer. All brass fittings, nice black celluloid grip with no damage. All wire is present. Good, clean blade with 95% of the nickel plated finish present. No nicks or chips to the edges.Scabbard paint is all original, but has sufffered from bubbling under the surface, could possibly use a professional re-paint. Scabbrd throat is missing, seems to have gone a long time ago, but scabbard liners are stil there so it slides in a fits well. Decent sword for silly money.
THIRD REICH 'LIGHTWEIGHT' POLICE BAYONET. IMITATION GRIPS. Police bayonets are a great thing to collect, there are MANY variations and types, spanning from the Weimar period, through to the mid01940's. Most police bayonets you see originate from the Weimar period, when the bayonets were very long and had clamshells on the crossguards. these proved to be unwieldy, and were recalled and re-issued. Shortening the blades, removing the clamshell and installing a new badge on the grip. Police bayonets continued to be made into the Third Reich period, and were therefore made the correct length to start with. They were also made of differing materials, not available in the Weimar period. This is one of them!!! Rare to find. It is a long bayonet (although shorter that the converted ones) and is made of nickel plated aluminium, so is very light. The blade has a single fuller and is in MINT condition. There is no maker mark. The grip plates are also very unusual. At first glance they look to be the normal stag, but on closer inspection they are in fact wood roughened and carved to look identical to stag. The police badge is aluminium and pinned through the grip plates. All the surfaces have aged well and show patina. The nickel plating on the hilt and crossguard has worn a little in places as it does not adhere well to aluminium! A really good looking police bayonet and definitely one for the 'type' collectors. This was a bayonet made IN the Third Rich era.
THIRD REICH / WEIMAR NAVAL OFFICERS DRESS SWORD + KNOT. I am really pleased to have found this naval officers sword. It seems to be one of the most difficult parade swords to find these days. This is a really nice example by ALCOSO and has the small, early trademark on the blade. These swords basically did not change from Imperial times, through the Weimar period and then into the Third Reich era. This one dates itself in two ways. It has a lovely Weimar period navy eagle stamped into the top scabbard fittings, but it also has a period Third Reich bullion knot, tied in place around the grip and hilt. So this was carried by a naval officer throughout his career in both naval periods. Super detail to the brass fittings, heavy brass lion's head with plain eyes. Nice cream celluloid grip with triple wire running around. A bullion Third Reich parade knot is tied in place. Scabbard is hard black leather and is in excellent condition, no bends or damage. Triple brass scabbard fittings are all fine and present. Blade is a navy 'piped back' type, is a nice plain nickel plates steel and is in perfect condition. The top scabbard fitting and folding hilt are stamped with a matching issue number.
THIRD REICH ARMY OFFICERS SWORD KNOT. This is the normal, standard sword knot that is found (or should be) on nearly every WW2 German Officers dress/parade sword. In green leather with twin silver bullion lines woven into the strap. Silver bullion ball. This knot has been on a sword and is a little freyed but not damaged, would slip nicely ont an exisiting sword. Difficult to find and will finish off a sword nicely.
THIRD REICH FIRE DEPT. LEATHER KNOT/PORTAPEE. Again a hard knot to find in good condition. This Fire Dept knot has a black leather strap with twin silver lines. This silver bullion ball and crown have alternating red/silver cords. Can be used on the Fire dept. sidearms, but also on the Officers parade sword!! Much harder to find! In excellent, undamaged condition. This has been tied on something, but ready to go onto whatever you want now.
THIRD REICH FIREMAN'S BRASS PARADE SWORD-EICKHORN. In addition to the fire parade bayonet, all enlisted men also had a parade sword. It was usually a very plain, unadorned piece, with smooth brass finish. This is exactly that. All brass fittings, with absolutely plain surfaces. Nice black celluloid grip with twisted wire. No damage. plain nickel plated blade with STAMPED post 1938 Eickhorn trademark under langet. Scabbard has all original paint, but has been used for sword fighting!!! So has bumps and nicks on the lower edges. A standard no nonsence sword. A FIRE sword is quite a rare beast.
THIRD REICH 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 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 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-HOLLER 42-PATTERN. I actually can't remember having this particular pattern made by the Holler company. It's designated as their 'type 42', and is an all brass lion's head sword. The hilt has quite an unusual appearance, as it has perhaps 80% of the original fire gilding and lacquer finish. Where it has flaked off or been exposed to the elements, the brass underneath has oxidised to nearly black! Effectively it is nearly a mint finish, with no damage etc. Lovely lion's head with two red glass eyes. Perfect celluloid grip which is wrapped with the trademark HOLLER 'springy wire'. (they used this exact wire on all of their daggers and swords). Crossguard has a closed wing eagle and swastika. Hilt is quite unusual as it has a little screw at the reverse rather than pins holding it in. Scabbard has its original black paint and is in excellent condition with no bends or dents. Blade is a lovely piece of steel with 100% of the nickel plating. The Holler trademark is visible underneath the reverse langet. Nice sword.
THIRD REICH POLICE OFFICERS DRESS SWORD-ALCOSO I have not had a decent Police Officers sword for some time. They just don't seem to be about. Last one came back with me from the USA over a year ago. Whilst not mint, this is a decent, un-messed with sword, all complete with a nice blade. Made by ALCOSO, it has the trademark stamped into the riccasso by the crossguard. This is a later quality sword with nickel plate over steel. The hilt and crossguard have a little lifting but very minor. The pommel nut is undamaged, made of steel and has lost most of the nickel plate, so is just shiny steel! Grip is hard black ebony (?) , has no damage or chips and retains all the silver wire wrap etc. Back cover plate is intact. The large police badge is inset into the grip. Is a copper colour as it has lost the thin silver flash coat plating. Scabbard is fine and no dents or bends. It retains 85% of the original black paint, with some light surface rust colour. As I said earlier, it has a very nice blade, which retains all of the matt steel finish. Needle sharp point and no damage, bends or nicks.
THIRD REICH RURAL POLICE BAYONET/FROG. This rural police bayonet (brown leather scabbard) started life as one of the long Weimar, clamshell pieces. Been returned to the armoury, cut down, badge added, and re-issued to the Third Reich policemen. Extensively marked and stamped with matching numbers in several places. Main stamp on crossguard and upper scabbard is 'G.D.2.' Blade has been cut down, and there is some plating loos to the surface where the scabbard springs rest and a few rust spots here and there. Bayonet came with a white leather frog, which looks to be English.Have left it on there anyway. Decent looking bayonet, and not expensive. Cleaned up a bit will look 10x better.
THIRD REICH 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/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.
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.
UNTOUCHED-TEXTBOOK-NSKK 1936 CHAINED DAGGER BY EICKHORN. Whilst they do not carry the 'pazzaz' of SS chained daggers, the Officers 1936 NSKK dagger is actually much rarer. This is an excellent, classic type and will tick all the boxes if you are looking for a 'textbook' example. Although there are great, early all nickel varieties, I think I am safe to say that in my opinion, there early ones were all, period 'upgraded' varieties. Unlike the SS 1936 chained, which were made as you see them, the NSKK Officers dagger of 1936 had chains added to the exisiting dagger. When the RZM took over control and production, the NSKK chained dagger was made complete in the various factories. Eickhorn seemed to be the most prolific maker, and Eickhorn has come to be the maker that everyone wants. This is an EICKHORN dagger with a blade marking of M7/66 1942. It is a typical dagger made of this period, with later plated fittings and steel plated scabbard fittings and chain. The dagger has been completely left alone and has not been polished or cleaned in a very long time. All fittings have a great age patina too them, giving them a muted 'gilt' look. Both crossguards retain 100% of the nickel plating. Grip is a super piece of lighter coloured wood and the eagle grip insignia is the later grey metal type. Totally period. Scabbard has virtually 100% of the ORIGINAL factory black paint. The lower scabbard fitting has lost some of the original plating to one edge and has gone a little brown with surface corrossion. Very minor. The chain ha again never been cleaned and shows the surface patina. The two reverse links nearest the dagger have the 'NSKK Musterschutz Korpsführungstamping' on one and the RZM maker mark of M5/8 on the other. Great detail to the links on the chain etc. The blade is marked with the RZM code for Eickhorn M7/66 with the year date of 1942. It has 99% of the original factory crossgraining across the complete surface and the motto retains the backgroud etch. there are two very slight finger smudges on the blade, preventing it being full mint. An extremely good looking, untouched NSKK chained. Excellent value!!! Find another.
VARIOUS ORIGINAL ARMY DAGGER HANGERS. I have several sets of original army dagger hangers. All in good serviceable condition, and with variations of hardware.De-luxe tops, plain clips etc etc. Priced from £125 upwards. Please contact me for a choice.
VERY 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 NICE, UNTOUCHED EARLY NSFK FLYERS KNIFE WITH HANGER. A really good example of this nice little Flyers knife. Not common any longer, and difficult to find in good condition. All nickle fittings have a nice dull yellow patina.Winged ICARUS stick man is stamped into the top scabbard throat. Blue leather is nearly perfect on the grip and scabbard. Grip is 100%, and no bruising etc. Scabbard is the same, except for a very small sliver missing from the seam on the reverse of the scabbard at the bottom. Condition of the rest of the leather easily makes up for it! The integral leather hanging strap is fine with nickle snap clip. Enamel on both crossguard swastikas is perfect. Blade is in very nice condition with most of the crossgraining visible. maker is the 'BALLOON MAN' Gebruder Heller. Again an uncommon maker. At some time, someone has lightly cleaned the blade with something abrasive, so there are a few light surface scratches. No sharpening or nicks to the edge. A really pterry Flyers knife!!
VERY PRESENTABLE HJ KNIFE-RZM BUT PERSONALISED. This is a nice, used example of a 1939 period HJ boys knife. Original owner has carefully scratched his name and initials to the back of the scabbard. Nice grip with perfect HJ diamond. 95% of nickel plating on the hilt intact.Black leather belt loop and cross strap are fine and supple and the popper works well. Scabbard paint is all original, and whilst some is worn off on the bottom , it's about 85% intact. Blade is very clean with no damage or rust, has been used and very slightly sharpened, but is a very nice blade otherwise. Top of reverse is stamped with deep RZM circle and beside it is M7/49 and 1939 date. This is the code for Friedrich Herder Abr. Sohn, a good, well known maker. Nice HJ knife!!
VERY RARE 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................