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Welcome to our WW2 German Daggers

New Stock Added: 22nd May 2015

I have been interested in all aspects of German militaria for over 30 years. Whilst my interest is broad, it centres on the edged weapons manufactured and carried during the Third Reich period 1933-1945. I must stress that I do not support in any way, the horrendous events that happened during this period. I am an historial collector only.

I am able to share the knowledge of over 30 years as a professional collector. The quality edged weapons I sell are from my own extensive collection and are surplus to requirements. I have supplied to discerning collectors and dealers all over the world. I am always interested in items you may have for sale (for my own collection), as well as anything in particular you are looking for.

Whether you are a fellow German militaria collector or have just inherited a strange sword or dagger and you wish me to help identify, value or discuss, just email me with a description or even better, a photograph.



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'GOLD' RAYON 23CM SHORT KNOT FOR LUFTWAFFE AND TENO DAGGERS. This is a super coloured rayon 23cm knot. Started life as cream coloured, but with age and patina, is now a tan/golden colour. Would look great on a mint Luftwaffe or TENO Officers. Nice knot.
'OUT OF THE WOODWORK' TRANSITIONAL DLV/1st LUFT-EICKHORN. Until 3 weeks ago this dagger was residing in a house in Kentucky. Owner saw the adverts for the SoS show and bought it along to sell. I followed the dagger into the hall and eventually managed to persuade the owner to sell it to me. He visited several dealers tables and received bids, but I beat the highest offer and it was mine!! A wonderful, untouched, uncleaned example of the transitional Luftwaffe 1st Pattern dagger. Known as the transitional type as it has become understood that this type of dagger was made AFTER the long 55cm DLV type. All the companies used up their stocks of scabbards and scabbard fittings, and put them on the 'new' 1st pattern dagger. So the scabbard fittings have staples holding the fittings onto the soft blue leather scabbard body. Later, the scabbard bodies were solid tubular metal (aluminium or steel) and the fittings were held on by headless grub screws etc. Scabbard body is softish leather over probably cardboard as a base. Leather is fine, scuffed a bit, but would certainly benefit from blue melatonian polish or similar. Body is bulging a little from the internal springs holding the blade tight. All fittings are solid nickel and uncleaned. Nice long nickel chain is attached to the scabbard rings by one 's' clip and one ordinary fitting. Dagger itself has all nickel crossguard and pommel. Pommel is black with uncleaned patina. Crossguard you can see the gilt on the brass swastikas. Grip is lovely, with nice leather and twisted wire wrap. Blade is beautiful and virtually mint. Deeply etched Eickhorn trademark has all background colour. A really good looking dagger and represents a historical part of dagger production. Excellently priced.
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.
ALCOSO MINIATURE LUFTWAFFE SWORD ON PROPELLER BASE. A desirable and rare miniature made by the ALCOSO company. For use as a paperweight and letter opener, This is the beautiful 9" miniature Luftwafffe sword permanently mounted on a steel propeller base. Heavy and impressive on any desk!! Alcoso were the formosr manufacturer of miniature daggers and swords during the Third Reich period. Their quality and attention to detail were second to none. This is an exact, small size version of the Luftwaffe sword in every way. Alcoso produced a definative set of miniatures, which consisted of the RAD Leaders dagger, a navy dagger, Forestry dagger, army dagger, 2nd. Luftwaffe dagger and the Luftwaffe sword. They also mounted the 2nd. Luftwaffe dagger and the Luftwaffe sword on these steel propellers. This has been used exactly as it was intended and the leather on the grip shows some wear. The grip wire is intact. The blade is slightly blunt from openeing all those letters!! The blade is marked with the early style of ALCOSO trademark. These are really nice pieces to display, and do not come along every day.
ALL ALUMINIUM 1st LUFTWAFFE DAGGER-ORIGINAL BARGAIN PIECE! This was part of a large collection I purchased this year and was packed away until this week. A very decent example of the 1st Luftwaffe officers dagger, with aluminium fittings and chain. Leather to the grip and scabbard is fine, all there. Aluminium fittings area also good. The gilt on the swastikas for the pommel and crossguard has long gone, seems to have been polished off, but they look good anyway! Scabbard has a small dent just below the middle fitting, but otherwiaw fine. The blade is bright and clean, there is a little 'clouding' to the surface, but no pitting or rust. There is no maker on the blade. I have priced this very keenly, and a good chance to get a Christmas bargain.
ALUMINIUM 1st Pattn. LUFTWAFFE DAGGER-SMF. A very good example of the all aluminium Luftwaffe 1st.Pattn dress dagger. All fiitings, crossguard, pommel and both scabbard fittings are brushed aluminium and very bright and clean. Triple grip wire in intact, with just a few scrapes to the grip leather surfaces. Blade is a nickel plated variety and therefore no crossgraining! Nice etch SMF trademark with a small Waffanampt stamp below it. Scabbard leather has a nice blue colour, does have some carrying scrapes, and one small piece of leather missing just above the lower scabbard fitting. Aluminium carrying chains are maker marked and in good condition. Nice looking dagger.
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.
BULLION PORTAPEE FOR ARMY,SS, DAGGERS ETC 42cm A really nice example of the bullion knot/portapee used on army daggers, red cross officers, SS chained etc. beautifully aged, looks fantastic. HAs been on a dagger at some point but would look perfect on any dagger with a bit of patina or age to it. 42cm long, no fraying or damage at all.
COMPLETE ARMY DAGGER RIG- E.F HORSTER A very nice, complete army dagger rig.Straps and original knot. Made by HORSTER, a more unusual maker to find . Very nice nickle plated fittings thoughout, no lifitng to the scabbard. Super orange/yellow grip. Original bullion knot tied in correct manner. Some fraying to the swing point, but it's been there for 70 years!! Blade has needle sharp point. Some slight surface clouding, but will clean up to near mint.good set of original straps with metal swing tops. A very nice dagger.
COMPLETE LATE PERIOD NAVY DAGGER BY ALCOSO This is a representative example of the type of dagger produced late into the war, when materials were in short supply. All these late daggers, especially the navy types were produced in a grey alloy type metal and then fire guilded. They looked like the earlier all brass fittings when all the gilding was intact. Late daggers also had plain, un-etched blades and this is the case with this dagger too. Produced by the ALCOSO company, the blade riccasso has the post 1942 Alcoso trademark, which runs sideways along the blade, with a tiny set of scales. The dagger has the original silver knot tied in place, and this has been set in place for ever. There is perhaps 75% of the original fire gilding remaining throughout the dagger surfaces. Pommel and crossguard are made of the grey alloy and gilded. The scabbard is steel (not brass) and fire gilded too. Plain blade is near perfect, no damage, no blemishes, no pitting and has a needle sharp point. If you collect navy dagger types, this is one you should add. Reasonably priced for a navy dagger.
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 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 BY RARER MAKER 'ASSO'. Part of a small collection of SA daggers purchased recently, this is a nice rare maker 'ASSO'(Artur Schuttelhofer & Co., Solingen-Wald) with the crossed 'hobby horses' trademark. Dagger is in nice overall condition, with uncleaned nickel fittings. reverse lower crossguard is marked with Gau 'S'. Nice brown hardwood grip, with no damage. Scabbard has a nice finish of the brown anodising colour, but no lacquer. The lower scabbard ball has received a hit at some time and is dented. Blade has perhaps 50% of original crossgraining and finish. The Alles motto is deep and clear, and has a gold type burnishing remaining in the surfaces. Asso trade mark is deeply etched. Lower part of the blade has a few 'water mark' spots. Moisture has got inside the scabbard at some time, but very minor. Just prevents the blade from being near mint. A nice looking dagger.
EARLY SA DAGGER SHORT LEATHER HANGER. Nice short brown leather hanger for the early SA dagger (not RZM). Leather in good supple condition, nice early all nickel snap clip. Missing the small leather retaining loop that slides onto the strap, but easily made if you have a piece of old brown leather.
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 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.
EICKHORN COLOURED SALES CARD FOR THE 1693 SWORD. This is a lovely example of Paul Casberg artwork for the 1692 Eickhorn dovehead sword. Would have hung in a retail outlet and advertised their wares accordingly. I have had several of these cards and I think there would have been a full set produced, but I have nver been able to keep them long eoung. Picture of the sword on the front, the revesr has details of the sword, the sizes and details of the Eickhorn company. It is missn the cardboard 'stand' that would have been stuck to the reverse. Other than that this is a great piece of period advertising.
EICKHORN SHOP TRADE DISPLAY/SIZE CARD-SWORDS-SIZES ETC. This is a great piece of memorabilia for any edged weapon collector. This is an advertising/sales card for the Eickhorn series of swords. Would have probably hung in a retail shop outlet or similat. A bit larger than A4 size, this is laminated on both sides. One side shos a selection of swords with their catalogue model numbers, the other shows sizes and lengths. So if you were X meters tall, you needed a sword of X length. A great piece of period advertising.
FACTORY PAPER BAG FOR F.W. HOLLER SWORD. This is a brown paper bag, never issued, for the Holler sword /dagger company. This paper bag is for a Holler sword. Has been damp and folded. Never issued, so details of sword are not filled in. No rips or tears.
GOOD EXAMPLE OF HITLER YOUTH KNIFE. (NO MOTTO) A very decent example of a HJ boys knife by Robert Klaas-Solingen. Has the twin stork trademark deeply stamped into the blade riccasso. Of heavy construction and in very good overall condition. Has 90% of the original plating to the hilt. Grip plates are perfect with no cracks. HJ diamond inset into grip. Enamel and swastika are fine, with nothing missing, but a tiny bit of 'bruising' to the surface. Scabbard has had an old re-paint, but looks excellent. There are a couple of 'digs' to the lower edge on one side. The leather belt loop and snap clip are fine and work well. The blade is in near mint condition and very bright with the original finish. Has not been sharpened or damaged. No motto on the blade as this was produced after 1938 when for some reason they stopped putting it on. Good looking dagger.
GREAT QUALITY EARLY ARMY DAGGER WITH STRAPS AND KNOT. A complete army dagger rig alwys looks nice, especially if it has a coloured grip. This dagger has an earlier style orange celluloid grip with quite wide apart grip twists. Very good quality fittings that have toned to a gold colour with patina. Original bullion knot is tied in place. No damge to the dagger, no dents to the scabbard. Nice set of original hanging straps which have a little wear above one buckle, but have nice green velvet backs etc. Blade is virtually stone mint with all crossgraining etc. This blade has NO maker mark, quite common for army daggers, no idea why. An excellent example for your collection.
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 GREEN FROG AND BELT HANGER! EXTREMELY RARE. This is one of the rarest and most difficult accessories to find. A perfect GREEN leather frog and belt loop clip for the Third Reich Hunting Association dagger/cutlass. Made to fit the 'Hirschfanger' by sliding up the scabbard and sitting underneath the acorn fixing on the scabbard body. This is not for the Forestry pieces as the leather is green. It has the MATCHING belt loop with snap clip in the same green leather. The snap clip is Assmann and DRGM marked on the reverse. I cannot remember having such a nice matching set, and if you have a Hunting Association dagger missing this hanger, now id your one and only chance to complete it! Perfect condition, lovely colour to the leather. FANTASTIC.
IMPERIAL DOUBLE ETCHED ARTILLERY SABRE & KNOT. Dating from pre-WW1, probably 1890-1900, this is well preserved example of an artillery sabre with a double etched blued curvd blade. One side is etched the unit 'Field Artillery Regt. No 76' on the other are beautifully etched mounted soldiers galloping along with their guns!! Grip is sharkshin covered, with wire wrap intact. Steel hilt has nickel plating, but age has created a few rust patches, surface only. There is an original leather knot tied to the hilt. Scabbard is black painted steel with single fixed ring. Good looking sword that is over 100 years old.
IMPERIAL GERMAN SWORD OR BAYONET KNOT-BADEN? THIS IS A VERY NICE SWORD KNOT FOR AN iMPERIAL SWORD, FROM THE BADEN OR WURTTEMBERG AREAS. Consists of a black cloth strap with twin silver lines and a red one in the middle. Looks a lot like the Third Reich police knot, but actually is much rarer. If you have a nice designate Imperial sword, then this is a good addition. RARE knot.
IMPERIAL GERMAN TRENCH ART LETTER OPENER MADE OF SHRAPNEL This is a great piece of trench art,made, it seems from a single piece of shrapnel, which is still raw and original and forms the handle. Further down the steel has been formed into the actual knife and blade of the letter opener with an iron cross formed on the top
ITALIAN WW2 MVSN OFFICERS DAGGER. Not quite as prolific as Germany, but the Italians had some decent dress daggers too. This is the 1937 M-1937 Italian MVSN Dagger with gilt brass chains.Cast aluminum hilt fittings show light surface wear with no damage to the eagle head pommel and upturned crossguard. Black bakelite grip plates show only light surface wear with no cracks or chips. Attached to the obverse grip plate is the brass Italian Fasces emblem. Plated, tapered cross-section blade grades near mint.Dagger is complete with gilded brass chain hanger with 4 upper and 7 lower rings attached to a large brass "M" which, in turn, is connected to a gilded brass snap with large right-facing Roman eagle above the letters, "SPQR". Hanger shows light surface wear/age patina. Scabbard has some plate loss showing the blued finish underneath. 85% original finish underneath.
LAND CUSTOMS DAGGER AND STRAPS-BY EICKHORN-UNTOUCHED. One of the more harder daggers to find, especially with matching hangers! Never been in a collection before, this came from a contact and was in a house in the Midlands. It's not a mint dagger, but has been properly used by the original owner as you can see from the wear on the straps. The pommel and crossguard are in brushed aluminium, whilst the scabbard fittings are nickel plated over steel base. A very common combination for Eickhorn pieces. Nice dark green leather grip with single twisted wire. Green leather scabbard is in good condition. Has shrunk a little with age and you can see a little of the scabbard shell at the seam on the edges. The dagger has been in a damp arae at some time and there are a couple of patches of old surface rust on the lower scabbard fitting on the reverse. The rest of the fittings retain their bright nickel plating with just a few age spots showing through here and there. Blade is the standard 'army' type and in very good condition. Most of crossgraining present and a needle sharp point. With this dagger are the ORIGINAL set of customs hangers that carried this dagger. Silver bullion fronts with twin green lines. The buckles and slides are aluminium and have the laurer leaves on them. Reverse has green velvet backing, which shows carrying wear and is a little freyed along one edge. This dagger and hangers were definately worn a lot by this customs officer! Overall a really nice rig, which is very collectable, and rare to find. An excellent price for a rare dagger too!
LATE WAR VARIATION HJ BOYS KNIFE-CELLULOID ACCESORIES. There were many subtle variations of HJ knives. The early war period ones were most interesting, however as the war developed, natural resources became scarce and different materials were used. I have seen Hj daggers with the belt loop and cross strap made of pressed paper and hardended fabric. Sadly these are VERY rare as time has destroyed the material if it was not kept in a very dry environment. One of the materials that did survive, was celluloid. They used it as an early form of plastic and molded many things from it. Dagger grips (luft and army) being prime examples. However, they also used it on HJ daggers to make the belt loop and top dagger pommel loop. Made in black celluloid it served the job well. Unfortunately, it becomes very brittle with age and nearly all of the hJ daggers I have owned made like this, something has cracked or broken as the celluloid goes very hard. This HJ knife is in extremely nice condition and has a PERFECT celluloid belt loop and cross strap. It is quite hard, but works as it should and the cross loop popper fixing snaps shut etc. Dagger is in great condition and has nearly all of the nickel plating over the grey metal hilt and crossguard. Nice original black paint. Blade has NO maker markings or RZM markings at all. Blade is in overall very nice, bright condition, no been sharpened. There is some slight surface roughness to one side, at the bottom. I think soem moisture was trapped inside the scabbard and affected the blade a little. Nice HJ knife and if you collect types and variations, this is one for you. Very unusual to get a complete, undamaged one of these.
LUFTWAFFE BLUE TEAR-DROP SWORD HANGER. This was the second hanger I obtained at the MAX show trip earlier this month. Again this is a really difficult accessory to find and is specifically designed to fit on the Luftwaffe sword to attach it to the wearers belt. Consists of 2 pieces, the belt loop and the part that clips the reverse of the sword. In blue leather with brown leather reverse. It is maker marked, dated 1938 and LBA stamped. In very good condition, will complete your Luftwaffe sword!
LUFTWAFFE PARADE SWORD BY SMF-ALUMINIUM. This is an extremely nice Luftwaffe Officers parade sword by SMF. This is a slightly later type sword and is made of brushed aluminium with blue leather covering. Aluminium swords were the 'new metal' and in the 1940's were a revalation in metal. Because thay don't really age, the aluminium fittings nearly look as good now as they did then. This has 85% of the original factory gilt still on the large pommel and crossguards. The leather covering to the grip and scabbard are in the original mid-blue colour. It has not been handled or polished, so has not lost the colour. The sword still has the original crescent leather hanger attached to the twin scabbard rings. This is a rare hanger and is often missing. The blade is MINT. It is 28" in length. The SMF trade mark and the little 'waffanampt' inspection stamp are deeply impressed into the blade. The scabbard leather is lovely. There are just a few very small blemishes to the edge near the bottom. Not surprising after 70+ years. The overall length of the sword is 36 1/2 " long. A good looking sword.
LUFTWAFFE SWORD LEATHER SUSPENSION HANGER AND CLIP-DATED. A really difficult accessory to find is this teardrop hanger to go on the Luftwaffe Officers sword. It is specifically designed to clip on the cresent shaped hanger that is attached to the 2 sword scabbard rings, and then goes onto the dress belt. The hager is in blue leather with a brown leather backing. The reverse is maker marked, stamped across the top and also dated 1937 and 1938, so was possibly re-issued. A great and unusual hanger.
MATCHED PAIR OF HANGERS FOR NAVAL ADMINISTRATION. The administration side of the German navy has always had silver insignia. That incudes, belt buckles, cap badges etc. The dagger they carried were the SAME as the rest of the navy, brass coloured daggers!! However, the hangers had silver buckles and clips to match the rest of the uniform. These are a very decent set of silver washed aluminium hangers. They area matched pair and the buckles match on the front and reverse. The rear of the buckles are cast with a small M inside a diamond. The moire fabric is perfect and the reverse has dark blue velvet backing. A nice set. Very reasonably priced.
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 THIRD RICH NAVY DAGGER KNOT! Apart from a little storage dust and some discoloration at one end where exposed to light, this is a totally MINT, unissued Third Reich navy dagger 42cm bullion knot. Recently acquired on a market in Germany, this has been 'resting' in a store room somewhere. This is a TRUE navy dagger knot as it has the 'puckered' end infill to the ball.(which is quite small) 99.99% of navy daggers with original knots have this feature. I have no idea why!! Knot is tied with original packing cotton/string. I cannot say any more about it, just lovely. See also mint navy SWORD knot listed separately.
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.
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.
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 EARLY SA DAGGER WITH HANGER-EARLY EICKHORN-FULLY ERASED ROHM. Purchased whist on early walk-around at the SoS in February, this is a very nice dagger, with a few faults. Exterior is lovely, with nice nickel fittings, perfect brown wood grip, no damage. Very nice scabbard with anodising and lacquer. Small dent to bottom scabbard fitting ball. Original short hanger attached. Blade is actually lovely, and looks near mint with all crossgraining finish. The reverse has had ALL of the Rohm dedication removed by polishing, right up to the small oval Eickhorn trademark used on these Rohm daggers. At some time the blade edge has been slightly sharpened too. Either by the original owner, or by the veteran who bought it back. There are very tiny, hairline scratches along the edges. These could definitely be polished out with a bit of effort, and the blade would then be virtually mint. It's a very nice dagger indeed, and easily worth this money. Adjusted for condition.
NICE MATCHED SET OF EARLY BRASS NAVY HANGERS-COMPLETE. I enjoy finding good sets of navy hangers, as they are really hard to track down, especially the early all brass types. Here are a good pair of EARLY all brass hangers, completely matching and been together always. Nice heavy brass buckles and fittings, with good quality black moire straps with black velvet backings. Have been used and worn with a dagger and I estimate these caouls easily dates back to the early 1930's or late 1920's, but were certainly worn into the Third Reich period too. Some wear and use (of course!) but a great set to go with an early dagger.
NICE SET OF ARMY DAGGER HANGING STRAPS. A set of the hanging straps for the army officers dress dagger in excellent condition. Silver bullion fronts with brown/tan velvet backings with very little wear. The metal oval buckle fittings on this pair are quite unusual as they are hollow cast, not solid as normally seen. good bottom clips all fine and working. A great addition to your army dagger.
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.
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!
RAD OFFICERS DAGGER WITH LEATHER STRAPS BY WKC. This is a really nice example of the RAD Officers dress dagger, complete with the original leather hanging straps. There is very little oxidisation to the fittings, as is common with these pieces. In fact there is just a small patch underneath the birds beak on the pommel. Nothing else. Full silver plating elsewhere. Scabbard is perfect with no dents or damage. 100% silver plating with places showing the lacquer and frosting still. Blade is also near mint, with crossgraining and full polish. Grey background to the motto. WKC trademark etched into blade. Brown leather hanging straps show very little age and are perfectly supple and useable. Aluminium top clip and snap clips. A very nice, collectable and presentable RAD dagger.
RARE 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.
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 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!
SINGLE ETCHED SHORT DRESS BAYONET. A chance to acquire a REAL 'memory of my service time' etched bayonet, for a reasonable cost. Purchased in Germany, this has never been in a collection and is the first time on the market. Etched bayonets were private purchase items or gifts and are not common. This is a good example by EP&S who made some of the best examples. The etched panel has the 'service time ' words in the middle and a sunburst type motif at each end. Etch is perfectly clear, but has been cleaned over the years. Tip of the blade has been slightly re-pointed. Bakelite grips are fine. Plating on the hilt etc is about 50%. Scabbard retains virtually all of the original black paint. Not a mint example, but totally original and not messed with.Well worth the money! Just reduced. Won't find a cheaper one!
STUNNING RAD LEADERS DAGGER WITH MINT DATED STRAPS AND ALCOSO TAG. RAD Leaders daggers are one of the most elegant of the Third Reich pieces in my opinion. However, to find one in decent condition is now extremely hard. NO cracked grips, NO bubbling/lifting silver plate etc etc. THIS ONE IS FANTASTIC! I had to look twice at this when I found it last week. It looks to be nearly out of the factory. The silver plate finish throughout the dagger is 100%, I cannot find any lifting or bubbling anywhere. In fact in many places, under the crossguard and along the edge of the scabbard, the original silver wash is present over the TOP of the silver plate. The cream celluloid grips are perfect, no chips of cracks or even scratches. The blade is amazing in every way. It has all the original factory polish and ALL the original background grey to the RAD motto!! This dagger is made by ALCOS and the ALCOS scales trademark is deeply etched into the mint blade. In addition, there is an ALCOS factory paper tag attached to the scabbard ring. To complete the dagger it came with an unisuued set of RAD brown leather hanging straps. Apart from some age scuffing to the high spot between one buckl, these straps are stiff and new!! Stamped into the back of the leather on one strap is the makers mark KARL BUSSE- MAINZ 1938. Everything ties in together, as the Alcoso trademark is also from that period. An absolutely lovely dagger, one I am so pleased to own and offer to the collecting world. To upgrade this you would have to have one in a factory packet-unopened.
SUPER 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 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 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 NAVY DAGGER BY WKC. A very good example of the standard navy dagger carried by Third Reich naval officers. MAde by WKC. All brass construction, with some gilging left here and there. Good white celluloid grip with no damage or cracks and nice twisted brass wire. Typical WKC type pommel with elongated swastika arms in eagles grip. Nice virtually dent free scabbard. Very nice etched balde with all grey background and mirror bright etch surface. Nice WKC trademark stamped into the blade riccasso. Trademark has actually been stamped twice for some reason. Once lightly and then again deeply.Needle sharp tip. Very collectable navy dagger.
THIRD REICH OFFICERS SWORD KNOT. A second example, equally as nice. Missing from most swords, so take this opportunity to complete a nice Lion's head or Dove head sword. Green leather with silver bullion lines.
THIRD REICH PARADE BAYONET PORTAPEE-COLOURED. i have yet to master the identification of these regimental bayonet portapees, despite having the books to check! This is in lovely condition, has been on a bayonet frog. Silver grey cloth strap with cream ball slide and stem and top of ball. Rest of portapee is silver grey. Very nice thing, will look perfect on a similar condition dress bayonet.
THIRD REICH 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 SENIOR FORESTRY CUTLASS-ALCOSO. A very nice cutlass, with ALCOSO scales trademark stamped into blade. Seems to have real IVORY grips in perfect condition, with all acorns present on both sides. This is a large cutlass and measures just over 18" overall. All brass fittings and hilt in nice condition. Common to early Alcoso cutlasses, the scabbard fittings are attached to the leather with tiny brass screws, not staples. Triple etched blade is in perfect condition and is covered with the great etched scenes of deer and hunters.Green felt washer is still in place.
TOTALLY 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.
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 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 RARE UNISSUED ORIGINAL BULLION KNOT FOR THE THIRD REICH NAVAL SWORD! I am sure not many people know this, but there were TWO types of bullion knots used on Third Reich naval edged weapons. The dagger knot was 42cm long and had a normal sized ball etc. The SWORD knot had a much larger ball, thicker bullion cords and was 44cm + long. I cannot find a reference to this in any book, and it's only through seeing them tied to the swords or daggers, and then handling the knots themselves, that the difference is apparent. The SWORD knot needed to be bigger and longer to look right and tie correctly on the sword hilt. The smaller, shorter dagger knot would just not go around the hilt of the navy sword properly. There is a very complicated way to tie the knot properly on a navy sword, and it could only be done with this length of knot. This knot and the other dagger knot, were both found together on a market stall in Germany. Like the other one, it just shows age/dust from storage, but otherwise is in totally mint condition. Still tied with the original packing string. Like the dagger knot, the infill of the lower ball has the 'puckered' or 'cats anus' finish. All navy sword knots I have ever seen have this, with no exception. This is a VERY rare knot to find on it's own. Would be a shame to undo it, but really needs to be on or by a MINT navy sword. Fantastic piece of history here. I don't think I will ever find another like this.
WONDERFUL-UNTOUCHED-UNCLEANED EARLY RAD HEWER WITH INITIALS. I keep being asked for NICE RAD hewers, and I really struggle to see decent examples any longer. This one was found at my recent trip to the SoS in America, and is a NICE piece. Like many other daggers, these hewers went through transitional phases. The very early ones were just made by EICKHORN and had a full stag grip. These were worn by all ranks, officers and men. When the RAD Officers dagger was released, just enlisted men and NCO's wore the hewer. Initially, early pieces were all nickel affairs and very heavy and high quality, as the time progressed they were made in steel/metal and nickel plated. The early ones survive well, the later ones flake and chip and go rusty! This is a nice early, solid example, all nickel production with heavy dark stag grip. (not full stag). It's made by KARL JULIUS KREBS and has their trademark etched into the reverse of the blade along with the triangle mark for the RADJ. Blade is in excellent condition, it's not mint but has been polished over the years a little, but motto etc and 100% and it has NOT been sharpened. Scabbard has very good top and bottom fittings, they are uncleaned and black with patina.Top fitting has an original integral small leather hanging strap with D ring riveted into position. The lower scabbard fitting has a few minor carrying dents etc. The scabbard body has 80% of the original black paint, but the rest has been worn off with time . The dagger has been personalised by the original owener with a set of beautifully engraved initials on the grip ferrell. The letters 'KL' are intertwined with each other. Very nice work. RAD hewer with great character.