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Welcome to our WW2 German Daggers

New Stock Added: 8th Nov 2014

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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'ART DECO' STYLE THIRD REICH SWORD BY WMW. This is a great, early all brass hilted sword dating from the early 1930's. WMW were a small manufacturer and their products are quite rare. This is a lovely sword with superb detail to the hilt, crossguard and back strap. Deeply engraved/cast with oakleaves. The art-deco style angled langet has a unique closed wing eagle and swastika. The crossguard ends with a lion's head casting! There is an original green leather officers portapee correctly tied around the hilt. The perfect black celluloid grip is wrapped with triple brass wires. This is a long sword for a tall man and is over 41" in total length. The blade is nickel plated and apart from a little age to one small area, is in very nice condition with no wear. The WMW trademark is underneath the langet. The scabbard is in undented condition and reatains a very nice coat of black paint. A very nice sword and difficult to find.
'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.
'PRINZ EUGEN' -EICKHORN FIELD MARSHAL PARADE SWORD. I purchased several swords for the USA and this is another PRINZ EUGEN parade sword. There was a series of sowrds produced by the EICKHORN company in the 'Field Marshal' series. Some were/ are quite common, like the Roon and the Wrangel types. Others are really rare and the Prinz Eugen is considered one as one of those. A unique design as it featured TWO eagle and swastikas, one on the crossguard as a big outstretched eagle and the other cast into the pommel top as a closed wing 'wehrmacht' type eagle. The hilt fittings were finished in an antique gold burnish effect, quite unlke other sword finishes. Unfortunately, this finish has not stood the test of time and it is REALLY difficult to find a Prinz Eugen sword with the finish complete. There as evidence of the finish on the metal fittings, especially on the backstrap and background areas. Otherwise the finish looks dull silver. There is a black celluloid grip with unique springy/twisted grip wire. The blade is stamped with the Eickhorn post-1938 squirell trademark.Overall the blade is in very good condition, with a lot of plating left. Scabbard is also fine. Seems to have had an old re-paint, but looks excellent. This pattern of sword was also unofficially carried by officers of the SS-Prinz Eugen division. I have had them in the past with period SS officer bullion sword knots. A good, solid example of this sword. Mint ones fetch over £1000 now. This is priced accordingly due to overall condition.
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.
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.
ALUMINIUM 1st LUFTWAFFE DAGGER WITH KNOT. A purchase from a walk-in at the California Pomona show. A good example of the aluminul Luftwaffe dagger complete with chains and 23cm dress knot. Nice conditioned aluminium fittings, including the chain. All matching colour. This has a very clean and bright unmarked blade, as is quite common with these daggers. HAs two small finger smudges. Blue leather covering to grip and to scabbard are near perfect. A nice looking dagger.
ALUMINIUM 1st Pattn. LUFTWAFFE DAGGER-SMF. A very good example of the all aluminium Luftwaffe 1st.Pattn dress dagger. All fiitings, crossguard, pommel and both scabbard fittings are brushed aluminium and very bright and clean. Triple grip wire in intact, with just a few scrapes to the grip leather surfaces. Blade is a nickel plated variety and therefore no crossgraining! Nice etch SMF trademark with a small Waffanampt stamp below it. Scabbard leather has a nice blue colour, does have some carrying scrapes, and one small piece of leather missing just above the lower scabbard fitting. Aluminium carrying chains are maker marked and in good condition. Nice looking dagger.
ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER. RARE MAKER RUDOLF BUCHLE Another rarer maker from the recent purchases. I can't ever remember having this maker at all. RUDOLF BUCHLE. a VERY GOOD LOOKING DAGGER WITH NICE SOLID LOOKING FITTINGS. nICKEL PLATING IS VERY GOOD THROUGHOUT THE DAGGER. hAS CREAM CELLULOID GRIP AND ORIGINAL BULLION KNOT TIED IN THE CORRECT way. No damage to the grip. Scbbard has no damage and is nicely patina'd. Blade is in near mint condition with just a few smudges. Trade mark is etched nice and clear. Rare maker.
BEAUTIFUL MINIATURE LUFTWAFFE SWORD-ALCOSO TYPE WITH ADVERT. I am happy to offer this lovely minaiture Alcoso type Luftwaffe sword. This IS an Alcoso piece, but does not have their trademark on the blade. There is a good reason for this as it has the word SUDAG etched on the blade instead. SUDAG is the trade name for a tool and knife manufacturer in Breslau and Remscheid. The company name is actually SUCKOW-DUISBERG AG, so shortened to SU-DAG! All nickel plated fittings, still has gilt on the swastikas on the pommel-rare to see. Lovely leather on grip and scabbard. Mint blade with SUDAG trademark. Measures over 9.5" overall and has the usual superb detail. Unique little sword.
BLACK BAYONET FROG WITH PORTAPEE. I purchased this frog and the brown one from a collector in Germany. A good balck patent leather bayonet frog for a Third Reich parade bayonet, complete with the green and silver parade portapee. Ready to slip straight on your bayonet. Good used condition. Portappe is standard Enlisted man's type.
BROWN LEATHER (LUFTWAFFE) BAYONET FROG WITH PORTAPEE CORRECTLY TIED. A really nice, high quality brown leather bayonet frog, for a smaller type bayonet. brown usually signified it was for Luftwaffe personel. Nice supple leather with 5 rivet construction. Good portapee tied around it with cream strap and red/orange/yellow ball. Great looking accessory.
CLASSIC ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER BY WKC-COMPLETE RIG. This is a standard army officers dagger by the well known maker WKC. It is complete with original hangers and bullion knot and has been uncleaned for many, many years. Cream/white celluloid grip is perfect. All metal fittings are the 'grey'type finish and have not been polished or messed with. The ORIGINAL bullion 42cm knot is tied around the grip and crossguard. Crossguard eagle is the classic 'hatchet beak' type used by WKC. Scabbard is undented and undamaged and has the complete grey finish. Blade is beautiful and virtually mint with all crossgraining etc. It is complete with a good set of army hangers that have a gilt finish to the buckles. Green velvet backings with some carrying wear. A very good example of a WCK dagger.
COMPLETE ARMY DAGGER RIG- E.F HORSTER A very nice, complete army dagger rig.Straps and original knot. Made by HORSTER, a more unusual maker to find . Very nice nickle plated fittings thoughout, no lifitng to the scabbard. Super orange/yellow grip. Original bullion knot tied in correct manner. Some fraying to the swing point, but it's been there for 70 years!! Blade has needle sharp point. Some slight surface clouding, but will clean up to near mint.good set of original straps with metal swing tops. A very nice dagger.
COMPLETE LATE PERIOD NAVY DAGGER BY ALCOSO This is a representative example of the type of dagger produced late into the war, when materials were in short supply. All these late daggers, especially the navy types were produced in a grey alloy type metal and then fire guilded. They looked like the earlier all brass fittings when all the gilding was intact. Late daggers also had plain, un-etched blades and this is the case with this dagger too. Produced by the ALCOSO company, the blade riccasso has the post 1942 Alcoso trademark, which runs sideways along the blade, with a tiny set of scales. The dagger has the original silver knot tied in place, and this has been set in place for ever. There is perhaps 75% of the original fire gilding remaining throughout the dagger surfaces. Pommel and crossguard are made of the grey alloy and gilded. The scabbard is steel (not brass) and fire gilded too. Plain blade is near perfect, no damage, no blemishes, no pitting and has a needle sharp point. If you collect navy dagger types, this is one you should add. Reasonably priced for a navy dagger.
COMPLETE RARE LUFTWAFFE SWORD HANGER-MAKER MARKED. MINT. This is an accessory that is REALLY difficult to find. It is the leather hanger that fits on the Luftwaffe sword, between the cresent integral hanger and the belt. This is the ony type of hager that was made to do this. Beautifully engineered, there is a clip sanwiched between two leather flaps, and then it's attached to a belt loop. Beautiful blue Luftwwfe leather, with brown leather backing. Maker marked to a firm in Hamburg and then over stamped with the official LBA Luftwaffe issue marking. Aluminium snap clip is OLC marked. To complete a Luftwaffe sword you need this hanger.
E.F. HORSTER HUNTING ASSOC. CUTLASS WITH DE-LUXE FITTINGS. (Consignment) This is a very nice cutlass, in exceptional condition, with great fittings and a mint etched blade. Very knobbly stag grip has the DJ stags head badge with swastika, pinned through. All fittings are a bronze/silver colour and have toned with some age. Dark green leather scabbard has twin accent lines and the seam running up the side. Blade washer is cream felt. It is possible that this cutlass is of post-war manufacture. Horster certainly made these and many other daggers before and during the early part of the war, but they were still around after the war finished and continued to produce quality edged weapons. I say this as a 'caveat' to the rest of the description. The dagger is beautiful, and if it is post-war, you will have a bargain! However, it is priced very competitevely 'as seen'.
EARLY ALL NICKEL 1st LUFTWAFFE DAGGER- VERY REASONABLE!! This is a decent example of an early 1st Luft by Eickhorn. The blade needs a decent polish as it's a bit dull. The nickel fittings have great patina and you can see the gilt in the swastikas. Scabbard has nickel fiiitngs and nickel chain and clip. The leather is old, but has been recovered at some time, a very long time ago!! Colour is perfect as is the texture, but the joining seam runs down the middle of the reverse. Well done, but not how it was. Dagger looks lovely, and is priced accordingly.
EARLY DLV/LUFTWAFFE TRANSITIONAL 1ST PATTN, DAGGER. Studying the history of some daggers is quite fascinating. The way the design progressed, and the way the manufacturers dealt with it. The original long 55cm DLV dagen was an extremely elegant thing, but proved to be unweildy as it was too long. The design was basically kept the same and it turned into the 1st. Pattern dagger we all know. Slightly shorter, but still elegant. During the time one changed from one into the other, resourceful dagger makers incorporated parts from the previous one and used them in the next. This is the case with these transitional 1st Luftwaffe daggers. This one is made by WEYERSBERG, one of the quality makers (and obviously they also made the earlier DLV). All heavy nickel fittings to the crossguard, pommel etc. The brass inset swastikas are beautiful and under the patina, probably still have some gilt. The crossguard is stamped with a tiny '92', which is also on the top edge of the scabbard throat too. Issue and accountability number probably. Neat though! Blade is a nickel plated variety. It is in near mint condition with the etched Weyersberg logo and a stamped Waffenampt stick eagle. Scabbard is where they have used up DLV dagger parts. Blue Moroccan leather is over a soft wood or paper base, therefore is 'squashy', not over steel like the later ones. The scabbard fittings are all attached to the scabbard body with nickel oval staples. There is a solid nickel hanger chain and belt clip. All the leather to the scabbard body and the grip is in excellent condition. Dagger has probably never been cleaned, and has great age patina. However, it also has quite a lot of the original lacquer and silver wash that was over the fittings originally, This can be seen in the protected areas of the scabbard and crossguard etc. A VERY nice example of a transitional Luftwaffe dagger.
EARLY NSFK FLYERS KNIFE BY SMF-COMPLETE. This is a very nice, untouched, early all nickel flyers knife by the SMF company Solingen. They are now quite hard to find in good condition, and this is the only one I have had in a couple of years. All fittings are nickel and remain uncleaned. Grip and scabbard leather are beautiful and retain the orignal, much lighter blue colour as they have not been stained darker by age and handeling. Crossguard swastikas are perfect one side and slightly chipped on the other. Seems at some time the original owner used this to bang in a tack or a nail, as there are some small 'pings' in the surface of the scabbard fittings on one side. Does not detract at all. There is the original small integral leather hanger attached to the scabbard ring. Scabbrd throat has the NSFK 'winged man' stamped into the edge. In great condition. Lower scabbard ball is slightly dented. Crossguard is stamped at one end with the letter 'K'. The blade is virtually mint, and apart from some slight'in and out' marks, has 100% of the original crossgrain polish. The SMF logo is etched into the blade on one side. Nice dagger indeed.
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 HANGER WITH BELT LOOP. This is a nice example of the small leather hanger attached to the hanging ring of the SA dagger. This is an early, all nickel example, never been cleaned and is yellow with patina. Nice mid-brown leather, good colour and still very supple, with the belt loop and D ring attached. Often missing from most daggers.
EARLY SA DAGGER WITH UNUSUAL MAKER-ALL NICKEL. Early SA daggers with unusual makers are good things to collect. Apparently there were over 220 different manufacturers of the early SA's. Some large companies, such as Eickhrn and Erns Pack etc, but also tiny cottage makers, who made 100's rarther than 1000's of daggers. This is a decent example made by Carl Heidelberg. It is rated rarity 6 in the Ralf Seigert book. All nickel fittings have not been cleaned and have a decent yellow patina. Perfect mid-brown wood grip with nickel eagle and perfect SA button. Nickel crossguards, bottom stamped with Wf gau area (Westphalia). Scabbard has 30% of the original brown anodising. All screws are present. Blade is very nice. HAs 90% + of the original crossgrain polished finish. Very crisp Alles fur Deutchland motto. revesr of blade has Carl Heidelberg trademark etched into surface.
EARLY SA WITH RARE MAKER AND ENGRAVED UNIT MARKINGS. This is a very rare maker early SA. Has the fox's head trademark of GUSTAV VOSS Solingen. Out of the 1 to 10 rating, (1 being most common) this comes in at 10, with an estimated 1000 units ever being produced. In addition there are TWO sets of markings. STAMPED along the reverse crossguard 14/32344. Beautifully ENGRAVED on the upper scabbrd fitting Br.16/12530. Lower crossguard is also Gau stamped Nm which was for Nordmark, in north Germany in the Kiel area. dagger is in uncleaned condition, all nickel fittings have toned to a dull yellow. Scabbard has 100% of the brown anodising and a good percentage of the lacquer. Bottom ball has been dropped at some time and is slightly split. The blade is in nice overall condition, very clean and bright, with a few grey finger/age smudges here and there. UNFORTUNATELY, someone in the past has perhaps used the dagger to 'sword fight' or hit a sharper edge. Along the bottom side of the blade are 4 small nicks to the blade edge. They are perhaps 1mm deep. A real shame, and they actully do not look bad at all. Without these the dagger would have rated at near mint and been £600+ with the rare maker and the engravings. I have priced it accordingly. It is still a cracking dagger, with character and rarety. This is ionly the SECOND SA by Voss I have owned in 35 years of collecting!
EARLY SEMI-ERASED/ERASED ROHM SA DAGGER BY EP&S. A good example, but not mint, of an erased Rohm SA, from around 1933/34. The blade has been 'home erased', that is not returned to the factory, so there are lots of parts of the Rohm signature and dedication visible at the top and bottom edges. It's been well, but quite crudely done, which adds the the character of this piece. In addition there was an identification, or initials or something on the reverse grip at the top. It has also bee removed by grinding some of the wood away. Dagger is very nice overall, with a good obverse blade. Shows some polishing to the edges, perhaps part of the removal process, but still has a lot of crossgraining. Scabbard is extremely nice, still having most of the lacquer over the brown anodising. Maker on the blade is EP&S. Good value for an erased visible Rohm blade.
EARLY SHOOTING ASSOCIATION DAGGER WITH STAG GRIP. The Shooting Association was around long before the Third Reich appeared and their daggers are many and varied. Always interesting!!! This is a long cutlass, measured overall 22", and probably dates from the early 1930's. All fittings are brass but have been nickel/silver plated at some time, this has worn off the scababrd fittings, but not the crossguard and pommel. Nice deers hoof crossguard with fluted clamshell. really big and chunky stag horn grip with large fluted pommel cap. Scabbard is brown leather with brass fittings. Blade is a typical SHOOTING ASSOCIATION type with etched surfaces and the standard target with crossed rifles on both sides. This type of blade is found, nearly identically on every shooting association dagger or cutlass. It laso has the strange small section of crossgraining that goes the wrong way (across the blade) on the first 2" of the blade. Never can work out why this is. A very nice looking cutlass. Would look good with similar types or added to a Hunting/Forestry collection. The blade is nearly mint, but has NO maker.
EARLY TRANSITIONAL 1st LUFTWAFFE DAGGER WITH RARE MAKER. These transitional Luftwaffe daggers are very elegant things and this one is lovely. Made between the period of the early long DLV dagger and the standard 1st Pattn Luftwaffe dagger. They are all slightly different and show distinct producion traits. This one is made by the Gebruder Heller company, with their distinctive 'Balloon Man' trademark. All the fittiings are solid, early nickel and there are great brass/gilded swastikas inset into the pommel and the crossguard. It has nice age patina. Grip leather is fine with a triple twisted wire. Scabbard is basically just leather with the three scabbard fittings attached by nickel staples through the leather, exactly how the early DLV scabbards were made. I think there is a cardboard or stiff paper liner to the scabbard leather, but nothing solid. The retaining springs on the inside of the scabbard have pushed the leather slightly out of shape. Super set of all nickel chains and snap clip. Blade again is lovely. It is heavily nickel plated with the trademark deeply etched into the surface. Very nice example.
EICKHORN ARMY DAGGER COMPLETE WITH STRAPS. A very good example of a classic army dagger by the best maker-Eickhorn. Grip is a darker yellow/light orange colour with no damage. Heavy silver plated fittings are in excellent, uncleaned condition. Blade is beautiful with full crossgraining and needle sharp point. Thade mark is the well known seated squirrel with sword used from about 1935-1941. Scabbard is is good condition with all of the silver plating. Surface is slightly discoloured and rough in a few places where the surface has oxidised a bit. There are set of army straps with grey alloy fittings and nice green velvet backed cloth.
EICKHORN COLOURED SALES CARD FOR THE 1693 SWORD. This is a lovely example of Paul Casberg artwork for the 1692 Eickhorn dovehead sword. Would have hung in a retail outlet and advertised their wares accordingly. I have had several of these cards and I think there would have been a full set produced, but I have nver been able to keep them long eoung. Picture of the sword on the front, the revesr has details of the sword, the sizes and details of the Eickhorn company. It is missn the cardboard 'stand' that would have been stuck to the reverse. Other than that this is a great piece of period advertising.
EICKHORN SHOP TRADE DISPLAY/SIZE CARD-SWORDS-SIZES ETC. This is a great piece of memorabilia for any edged weapon collector. This is an advertising/sales card for the Eickhorn series of swords. Would have probably hung in a retail shop outlet or similat. A bit larger than A4 size, this is laminated on both sides. One side shos a selection of swords with their catalogue model numbers, the other shows sizes and lengths. So if you were X meters tall, you needed a sword of X length. A great piece of period advertising.
FACTORY PAPER BAG FOR F.W. HOLLER SWORD. This is a brown paper bag, never issued, for the Holler sword /dagger company. This paper bag is for a Holler sword. Has been damp and folded. Never issued, so details of sword are not filled in. No rips or tears.
FANTASTIC FIND-UNISSUED WKC (unmarked) SHORT SENIOR DE-LUXE FORESTRY CUTLASS-STUNNING. This is why I enjoy this businees, you never know what you may find on a day to day basis. I was contacted by a family some months ago, who wanted to sell 'some German daggers' bought back by the lady's father. We finally talked in person and I made a long drive to see the daggers in question. I was shocked and pleasantly surprised to be presented with 3 MINT WKC Forestry daggers, all untouched and all like the photograph of this example. I have never had such beautiful daggers in my hand all at once! They were obviously 'liberated' from a factory or uniform outlet, and have stayed together, untouched and uncleaned for the past 70 years. This model is in the WKC sales catalogue and it model No.1051. It features heavy engraved fittings, fine workmanship in every direction.Blade is STONE mint, still in light factory grease and has full hunting scenes etced each side. Oakleaves along the spine. The blade is devoid of the WKC trademark, but this was quite common if sold via a retailer. I will supply a photocopy of the WKC factory catalogue page showing this dagger, along with a photograph of the soldier who bought them home. A truely unbelievable find, and a unique opprtunity to buy a rare 'time capsuel' dagger.
GILDED ALUMINIUM SET OF THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER HANGERS. This is the type of hangers all those with a nice Third Reich navy dagger are looking for! A super set of bright gilded aluminium daggers hangers in excellent condition. Great detail to the lion's head buckles, gilded aluminium snap clips and chain hanger. Very nice black moire cloth hangers with black velvet backings. These hangers are a matching pair and have been together for always. Complete that navy dagger with this set.
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!
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 FIGHTING KNIFE-BLACK FINISHED. This is an issued fighting knife from the WW1 period. Not designed for anything else. Heavy steel fittings are painted black so as not to reflect light in the trenches etc. Black checquered wood grips. Single edged pointed steel blade, is designed to fight. It's in good condition with no evidence of heavy sharpening. Steel scabbard has a suface of light rust, but no pitting etc. Leather belt loop is still supple.
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!
LAND CUSTOMS DAGGER+KNOT IN 'AS FOUND' CONDITION. Land Customs daggers have become increasingly difficult to find and the prices have continued to rise as a result. This is a MOST interesting dagger, with great potential, or just leave as it is. Recently surfaced in the home counties and purchased by a dealer friend of mine. This dagger has never been in a collection and came directly from a house sale. It is by CLEMEN & JUNG Solingen, and has the stamped name on the obverse of the blade. Blade is needle sharp and has a nice surface with just a few marks. This dagger has aluminium crossguard and pommel with nickel plated steel scabbard fittings. Unfortunately, the dagger has suffered a bit of 'sword fighting' damage, when usually two small boys use the dagger and scaddard as fencing tools!! So common in veteran bring back items. The scababrd leather has suffered accordingly and is badly torn and scuffed to the lower part. The upper part and grip have remained undamaged.The nickel plated steel scabbard fittings have suffered a bit of corrosion and the plating is lifing on the reverse. The grip is smooth green leather, worn from handling but Ok, the springy grip wire is intact. There is an original bullion knot tied around the grip. Been on this dagger for ever. I have described the dagger 'warts and all', but actaully it looks quite nice as it is. For those of you who really like untouched 'bring back' pieces, then this is ideal. You can either leave it as it is, or have the scabbard leather re-covered and the scabbard fittings re-plated. Anyway, it is priced accordingly, and not a £1500-£1800 piece, so if you are looking for an affordable example, here it is.
LARGE SIZE POLICE OFFICERS SWORD KNOT. This is the more desirable police knot specifically designed for the police officers sword. Black leather strap with triple lines ,red and silver. Large ball with red/silver insert. This is an original knot, but has not been issued. Purchased on recent trip to the MAX show. It's in near mint condition so eeds to go on a near mint sword.
LATE WAR VARIATION HJ BOYS KNIFE-CELLULOID ACCESORIES. There were many subtle variations of HJ knives. The early war period ones were most interesting, however as the war developed, natural resources became scarce and different materials were used. I have seen Hj daggers with the belt loop and cross strap made of pressed paper and hardended fabric. Sadly these are VERY rare as time has destroyed the material if it was not kept in a very dry environment. One of the materials that did survive, was celluloid. They used it as an early form of plastic and molded many things from it. Dagger grips (luft and army) being prime examples. However, they also used it on HJ daggers to make the belt loop and top dagger pommel loop. Made in black celluloid it served the job well. Unfortunately, it becomes very brittle with age and nearly all of the hJ daggers I have owned made like this, something has cracked or broken as the celluloid goes very hard. This HJ knife is in extremely nice condition and has a PERFECT celluloid belt loop and cross strap. It is quite hard, but works as it should and the cross loop popper fixing snaps shut etc. Dagger is in great condition and has nearly all of the nickel plating over the grey metal hilt and crossguard. Nice original black paint. Blade has NO maker markings or RZM markings at all. Blade is in overall very nice, bright condition, no been sharpened. There is some slight surface roughness to one side, at the bottom. I think soem moisture was trapped inside the scabbard and affected the blade a little. Nice HJ knife and if you collect types and variations, this is one for you. Very unusual to get a complete, undamaged one of these.
LONG 42CM BULLION KNOT WITH UNUSUAL BALL INFILL. This is a super, 100% original silver bullion dagger knot, with no discernable wear. Nice silver cord and ball, bottom infil of the ball is finished with a piece of silver braid 'lidzen' (?), the braid sewn to uniform collars to designate rank etc. An excellent knot, suitable for several daggers, including SS 1936 chained, Red Cross Officers, army etc etc. I have several nice knots again, and this is one of them.
LUFTWAFFE BLUE TEAR-DROP SWORD HANGER. This was the second hanger I obtained at the MAX show trip earlier this month. Again this is a really difficult accessory to find and is specifically designed to fit on the Luftwaffe sword to attach it to the wearers belt. Consists of 2 pieces, the belt loop and the part that clips the reverse of the sword. In blue leather with brown leather reverse. It is maker marked, dated 1938 and LBA stamped. In very good condition, will complete your Luftwaffe sword!
LUFTWAFFE DAGGER HANGERS. NICE DE-LUXE SET. In excellent condition, with nice bullion fronts and blue/grey velvet backing. All metal parts have remains of gilded finish. De-luxe top clip marked on reverse DRGM and RZM UE 10. Have been worn, but remian in near perfect conditon. Much harder to find than army straps. I am always being asked for Luftwaffe hanging straps, but rarely have them!!! Complete your dagger.
LUFTWAFFE SWORD LEATHER SUSPENSION HANGER AND CLIP-DATED. A really difficult accessory to find is this teardrop hanger to go on the Luftwaffe Officers sword. It is specifically designed to clip on the cresent shaped hanger that is attached to the 2 sword scabbard rings, and then goes onto the dress belt. The hager is in blue leather with a brown leather backing. The reverse is maker marked, stamped across the top and also dated 1937 and 1938, so was possibly re-issued. A great and unusual hanger.
MINIATURE GERMAN HUNTING CUTLASS. A pretty little miniature of a German Hunting Cutlass in brass. Very well made. Has nice gilded blass fittings. Stag crossguard and stags head cast into the pommel. real stag horn grip. Scabbard is black leather with brass fittings. Blade is double etched with different hunting scenes each side. There is a round maker mark consisiting of 2 acorns?. A very nice little piece to go with a Hunting or Forestry collection.
MINIATURE LUFTWAFFE DAGGER (SMF SIZE) WITH ORANGE GRIP. I continue to love miniature daggers, but they don't seem to surface very often. This is a good example of the 2ndPattn Luftwaffe dagger made by the SMY company (blade unmarked though). Deep orange grip with dark tined twisted wire. I have put a decent silver miniature knot on it. Gunmetal grey fittings are perfect. Scabbard has all of the grey finish and no damage. Blade is unmarked and is bright and clean, there is some blemishes to the surface, which look like old finger marks. Needle sharp point. Overall size for this miniature is over 8" and the detail is superb. Miniatures like these were used as salesmens samples, but were mainly given away as desc ornaments and letter openers.
MINT THIRD REICH FIRE OFFICERS DRESS AXE AND HANGERS!!!! I have only handled a few of these beautiful dress axes in the 30+ odd years I have been dealing in edged weapons. This example is one of the best I can remember. It has a perfect nickel plated axe head deeply etched with prolilfic fire scenes on both sides. Crossed axes, fireman with hose, ladders, hoses, you name it, it's etched on there!!! The grip is black painted wood and there is a nickel panel half way down which would be used for a presentation or similar. Axe and axe head are in MINT condition, With the axe are the very rare brown leather belt hangers. Clips are marked DRGM and the brown belt loop part of the hanger is stamped LP By. Hangers are in perfect condition and they are almose never found, and must be one of the rarest hangers to find. A beautiful, complete rig. Never had one this nice before.
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.
NAVAL OFFICERS DAGGER COMPLETE WITH KNOT AND HANGERS-HOLLER. This is a very good example of the naval officers dagger by the more unusual maker F.W.HOLLER. The dagger itself has lots of the original fire gilt present and has the original navy knot tied around the crossguard and pommel. HOLLER daggers are distinguishable by a few unique features. The grip wire is always a copper/brass 'springy' construction. The scabbard bands are straighter and flatter than normal, but the biggest thing is the sailiing ship etched blade. Holler ONLY made sailing ship etched blades as their standard dagger. This blade is in near mint condition with all the polish and all of the grey etch background. A very nice blade indeed. There are a pair of moire cloth dagger hangers attached to the dagger. They are not a pair, but came with the dagger, so I have left them with it. A really nice navy dagger with all accessories.
NEAR MINT LUFT/HEER PARA GRAVITY KNIFE. A recent MAX purchase, this is one of the nicest Paratroop gravitiy knives I have had in a long time. Full nickel finish to the metal parts with no blemishes or damage. Wood grips are a lovely colour and again with no damage, splits or dents. Blade is in excellent condition and has not been shortened or sharpened. Maker is Paul Weyersberg. Knife is profusely stamped with assembly numbers on the frame and on the marlin spike, as well as Waffanampt stamped. Spring works perfectly. A really nice, untra clean example.
NEAR MINT RED CROSS OFFICERS DRESS DAGGER+KNOT. One of the recent purchases from my trip to the MAX show. This is a beautiful Red Cross Officers dress dagger with lovely tangerine orange grip and original portapee, tied in the 'red cross way' around the grip. Apart from some minor smudges to the blade, this is a mint dagger, with 100% nickel plated fittings, a MINT scabbard with no lifting or damage at all. As always the blade is completely devoid of any maker. Always strange why this was the case. Perhaps we will find out why someday when the records of production surface. There is an original portapee in good condition. Overall a very, very nice dagger. Would be difficult to upgrade.
NEAR MINT SET OF KREIGSMARINE ADMINISTRATION DAGGER HANGERS. I was really pleased to find this 100% matched set of 'silver' Third Reich navy dagger hangers, with belt loop. These are now very hard to find, and whilst the majority of dagger hangers were the 'gilt' type, the navy administration insignia is all silver, and that includes their dagger hangers! These are in near mint condition, and look to have hardly been worn at all. The snap clips and chain are heavily silver plated and have toned a little dark with patina/age. The silver buckles are perfect and a matchd pair. The moire fabric cloth hangers are in mint condition and the reverse black velvet backings show no wear at all. A wonderful set of hangers here.
NEW GUARD CAT ON THE PROWL! Have waited for a while after the sad loss of MOJO. We now have a Maine Coon by the name of Chewbacca. He has settled in perfectly and carried on the tradition of guarding my stock!!
NICE COMPLETE RIG-EICKHORN 2nd.LUFTWAFFE DAGGER WITH STRAPS AND KNOT. A further purchase from the SoS. This is a very decent example of a Luftwaffe 2nd. pattn dagger. It has the seldom encountered small STAMPED Eickhorn trademark on the blade. You do not see this tradeamrk very often at all, and it's one 'type' collectors really try and find. It's the same type of squrrel as the 1938-41 etched trademark, but half the size and stamped into the metal surface. Blade is in Exc++ condition, should be full mint as it has all of the crossgraining, but there are just few old finger smudges, very minor. Nice grey coloured scabbard with brighter aluminium scabbard bands. No damamge to the scabbard body. Grip is a lovely deep yellow, nearly orange colour, with springy wire aluminium grip wire. Pommel is the Eickhorn 'heart shaped' type. Swasikas have 50% gilt on one side and 90% gilt on the other!. There is an original 23cm portapee wrapped around the grip. To complete the dagger are a VERY nice set of de-lux fitting Luftwaffe hangers. All fittings still have that slight gold was finish and the hanging fabric is perfect. The reverse grey velvet backing is near mint with no wear. NICE complete rig.
NICE EARLY SA WITH VERY RARE MAKER. Purchased from the same source as the HERDER just listed. This is a maker I have never had at all!!! HUGO SERVITAS with a dove and rising sun logo. Rated as a 10 out of 10!! With approximately only 1000 ever being made. Dagger is a very nice example with a super finish to the scabbard. All original copper/brown 'anodising'. Solid nicel fittings everywhere. Bottom ball has a slight dent. Blade on this very rare maker is Excl+. Has a lot of crossgraining, and overall finish is very good. No damage or chips, but has one water mark on the obverse of the blade just to the bottom of the motto. Not deep or bad, but had to mention it. Nice wood grip with nickel eagle and undamaged button. Grip has one 'hit' to the front between the eagle and the button. No material missing but the wood is indented. If this was a mint dagger then it's a £1000 very rare item. Priced accordingly, but where will you find another?
NICE EXAMPLE OF LUFTWAFFE FIGHTING KNIFE. I seem to have acquired quite a few of these over the last few months and they are very popular. This is in very good condition indeed, with 98% of the original black paint to the scabbard etc. Good wood grips with no damage or splits. Blade is marked with the 'stick-bird 5' stamp, in fact has been stamped twice, one over the other. Blade is in good un-sharpened condition and full length. Point/tip is perfect. Surface is very clean and tidy, slightly grey but very bright. No nicks, or damage. Scabbard spring to reverse is nice a tight.
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.
ONE OF THE NICEST ERASED ROHM SA's I HAVE HAD!!! with hanger. I was so pleased to buy this dagger last week. After seeing the pictures I thought it looked nice, but 'in the flesh' it was even better! I had to look twice at the scabbard finish to make sure it was not painted or re-painted, but no, it's 100% perfect clear lacquer over 100% perfect anodising! Amazing afer 70+ years in this condition. All early nickel fittings of course, and not been cleaned/polished or messed with. Perfect brown wood grip with lovely grain. Nickel eagle and SA button. Attached to the scabbard ring is the original short brown leather hanger and nickel clip, attached to that is the original leather belt loop with D ring. Super condition. Blade is lovely, it has a couple of small age spots, but really small, which takes it off being full mint. However, it has near 100% crossgraining and 100% burnishing in the motto etc. The reverse of the blade has had the Rohm inscription professionally removed, but not by the factory I think. There are deeper grinding areas and uneven portions where it's bitten deeper. The grinding process has removed most of the makers logo, but I think it's an EP&S. Super dagger and the condition of the scabbard is just the best! Add it to your collection.
ORIGINAL PAUL SEILHEIMER WW2 SALES CATALOGUE. There is nothing better than seeing pictures of the original daggers in the original souece material. I have 3 original copies of the Paul Seilheimer sales catalogue fro pre-WW2. There are 8 pages depicting their full range of daggers and swords. Gey/green covers, with slight age fading to the edges.
ORIGINAL SET OF 'GENERAL OFFICERS' ARMY DAGGER HANGERS. I have been meaning to list these for a while, but not managed to until now. Generals in the Wehrmacht had gilt fittings to most of theur uniform 'hardware', that included their daggers hangers! Although this set have seen quite a lot of use, there is quite a lot of gilt left on the clips etc to really be a Generals set. The buckles and top clip are actually brass, that's been gilded. The snap clips and slides are gilded grey alloy, and the gilt is quite visible in the protected parts etc. Decent bullion fronts, green velvet backing has seen quite a lot of use, but is all there. Good set of rare real hangers, not a fortune either!
PERIOD MADE SA DAGGER STYLE KNIFE. Purchased in Germany at a recent market, I have no idea what this is, but it's made like and with bits of an SA dagger. Could be a one off, could be theatrical? Has long 11" steel blade. Crossguard and pommel fittings like a SA dagger, grip is a modified SA dagger grip with no insignia. Weird thing, looks great!
QUALITY DAGGER CASES 13". US MADE ZIP CASES. These are beautifully made 13" cloth, padded dagger cases, High quality materials and ideal for a variety of daggers and fighting knives. Keep your collection sfe and sound, Store them properly. Will fit, NSFK flyers knives, all fighting knives, HJ daggers, SA daggers (just!), plus anything else under 13" long. Ideal jewellery travelling cases too! Bargain, not to be repeated price.
RAD MAN'S HEWER BY EICKHORN. A really good example of the RAD man's hewer produced by the EICKHORN company. HAs a nice etched post 1938 trademak on the blade. This is a slightly later produced piece so has nickel over steel plating. Nice set of undamaged stag grips. This dagger has been worn and used, but is in a nice 'lived with' condition. Scabbard paint is all original and is perhaps 85% coverage. Blade is very nice with all original polish and crossgraining and no wear to the motto at all. Still has all the background burnish.
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.
RAD OFFICERS DAGGER WITH ORIGNAL STRAPS- BARGAIN!!!! I was lucky enough to have this saved for me at the recent show I attended. It actaully came in with a lovely army dagger and straps by Karl julius Krebs-the same maker as this RAD Officers. Coincidence? Anyway, this is not a maker usually associated with RAD daggers, and I cannot remember having one ever before. The dagger is very nice indeed. Some of the plating has dissapeared from the alloy hilt, but this is very common. The Nickel plating just does not like the alloy base metal and after 70+ years, it's come away. No other problems at all. The grips are perfect with no cracks or damage. The scabbard is beautiful with patina and all the silver plate, there is even a lot of the original protective lacquer too. Blade is virtually MINT, never been sharpened or abused. All original polish etc. NICE. The original brown leather hanging straps are in very good shape. Have been used, but no damage and nice and supple. Overall a very good, complete dagger and a real bargain. Whre can you buy a RAD Officers dagger for this money?
RARE LONG SAWBACK FIRE PARADE BAYONET BY EICKHORN. I did not realise how rare this sawback fare bayonets have become and how popular they are, especially in the USA. This is a very nice example of a LONG fire department parade bayonet with 'sawback' blade. Near perfect nicle plated hilt and pommel. perfect chequered grips. Nice scabbard with original black paint finish. Blade is mint and features the razor sharp, saw back spine. There is a nice, deeply stamped post 1938 Eickhorn trademark. Very nice 'bayonet'.
RARE PATTERN THIRD REICH OFFICERS SWORD BY ALCOSO. Sword collecting is extremely rewarding, as apart from the size and display issues, you get a lot for your money and the variations are huge. This is a RARE Officers sword by ALCOSO, it features in John Angola's sword book on page 69 and it's the only one I have ever had of this type. Unattributed (no model number known) it a a lovely design, but has no eagle and swastika present. Laurel leaves feature on the front langet and are in great releif detail. Celluloid grip with 3 strands of perfect twised wire. . Hilt still has the original leather finger loop, which is most unusual. Hilt has a ronded pommel, not a dove head, and is quite unique in the design. Hilt is solid brass and has perhaps 85% of the original fire gilt present. Blade is STONE MINT and has the Alcoso scales trademark under the crossguard. scabbard is undamaged, and has most of the original paint, with the surface rough with age and some suface rust. A really nice sword and if you collect by pattern, one I guarantee you will not have. THIS IS A RARE SWORD PATTERN.
RARE TENO HEWER-COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL FROG!! I am pleased to offer this TENO man's hewer, complete with the original leather hanging frog. I have not had a TENO hewer for a long time, mainly because thay are rare to find, but also the ones I have seen have been poor condition and very expensive. Like many daggers of the period, the plating over the zinc metal hilt is prone to corrosion and bubbling. This perticualr example has virtually none and all the hilt and crossguard plating is fantastic. The cream celluloid grips are perfect. The scabbard has all of the original black paint with no dents etc. This dagger had been stored in an attic for many years, and there is a small amount of corrosion just at the bottom of the scabbard edge on one side. I have not cleaned it off and it will not affect the dagger any further.One of the lower scabbard screws has been slightly affected by the moisture too.There is an original stiff balck leather frog attached to the reverse of the scabbard. These TENO frogs are quite intricate, with little leather flap protecting the clip etc etc. The steel snap clip is Assmann marked. The thin leather cross strap is complete, but the aluminium 'button' that it clips over is gone to time. The blade is the usual huge slab sided 'bowie' shape. Etched into the reverse is the TENO eagle symbol and the Eickhorn squirrel below. Eickhorn were the only maker of these daggers. The dagger is numbered both to the scabbard throat and to the reverse of the blade. The numbers are 8284. A really good example of a hard to find dagger.
RED CROSS MAN'S SAWBACK DAGGER-NEAR MINT. This is a really nice example of a Red Cross man's parade dagger. It's missing the frog, but the condition of the rest of the dagger is near mint. There is a small patch of surface rust to the scabbard on the reverse, but other than that scabbard paint is 99% present. Grey metal plated fittings still have all of the dull luster finish on them. The black grips are mint. The blade is stunning with ALL the original crossgraining polish showing across the blade both sides. Blade is marked Ges Getschtz, underneath on crossguard. These dagger (and the officers type) never had makers marks, no idea why not. An exception example of this dagger. Find a mint frog and this would nearly not be upgradeable.
REPRODUCTION RAD HEWER -DAGGER ONLY. Was purchased as part of a collection, and is just a bit of fun really. However, it displays well and leooks really good. However, this is an 80's reproduction of the RAD mans hewer made in brass. Could be used for spares perhaps or just kept as an example. HasALCOSO maker.
SA DAGGER-LATER TYPE-WITH UNUSUAL RZM NUMBER. This is a nice example of an SA dagger produced into the RZM period. It has plated fittings and a brown painted scabbard. However, it is in very good condition. This particular maker RZM M7/70 was for David Malsch, Steinbach. They were a small but quality manufacturer, but you do not find their product too often. The 'Alles fur Deutchland' motto is slightly different, being lightly etched and thinner in form. The crossguards are bright nickel plated over steel and are thicker than normal. Grip is a nice light coloured wood. It has an alloy grip eagle. Blade is in very good condition with some old age smudges, but very light. All crossgraining is present. Scabbard has a full coat of brown paint and both scabbard fittings have full plating and are undamaged. A good example for the 'type' collectors.
SCABBARD AND FROG FOR RED CROSS DAGGER (NO DAGGER!) Someone out there has a Red Cross hewer without a scabbard or frog. Here is the answer! Found in my rummaging about during the SoS show in February. This Red Cross scabbard has the original leather frog in excellent condition which is marked on the reverse with date '42' etc.. The scabbard itself has had all of the black paint removed and some sort of lacquer applied many years ago. The reverse of the scabbard has some surface rust, but that will clean off. If this was repainted properly, would be a fantastic scabbard and frog for your dagger.
SET OF DE-LUXE HANGING STRAPS FOR LUFTWAFFE DAGGER. decent Luftwaffe straps seem to have dissapeared. I am offered a lot of army straps but hardly any Luftwaffe ones. This is a nice set of hangers for the 2nd pattn dagger. In very good condition with minimal wear. Oakleaf belt clip. Nice fabric straps with velvet backings. 'Push-up' type snap clips which are in fact from the RLB dagger, these have been on the straps since made, so were mixed up in the factory! Unusual. Nice set.
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!
SS SWORD/BAYONET PORTAPEEs. This bayonet/sword troddel has the silver bullion strapping with dual twin lines which run the length. It has a slide of woven bullion and a flat stem covered with crochet-like bullion. The oval ball has a black cap with alternating silver and black thread. The lower insert is a black velvet. These knots were used by NCO SS people on NCO style swords or also for a bayonet. Contrary to popular belief, these knots are absolutely original wartime issue items. See Tom Wittmann's SS book on page 611 for more information on these knots. Obtained in USA from my recent trip.
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 DLV MARKED FLYERS KNIFE BY HELBEIG. This is an early little flyers knife, used by the pre-Luftwaffe organisation the DLV (Deutche Luft verband), which then became the NSFK, and then the Luftwaffe. All flyers knives are marked on the throat. This is an early one so is stamped with the small DLV symbol. Later ones has the NSFK 'winged man'. In really nice condition. All nickel fittings. Nice blue leather covered grip and scabbard, show no wear or damage. There is a nice brown leather integral hanger attaced to the scabbard ring. Crossguard enamel swastikas are 99% perfect with no chips, just some light scratches. There is the small letter 'K' stamped into the end of the crossguard. Blade is very clean. Has been polished lightly over the years, but is extremely bright and presents well. There are no nicks or damage. The Helbeig trademark is lightly etched (as normal) across the top of the blade. Helbeig made Luftwaffe products, 1st Lufts and swords. They were the ONLY manufacturer to make the all aluminium NSFK flyers knife. Nice, early piece. Very reasonable.
SUPER EARLY SA DAGGER-'LAZY MAN-ROHM INSCRIPTION'. This is the first of my purchases from the recent SoS show in America. really pleased to find this variation on the Rohm dagger. This is a very nice, early dagger by EP&S, with a full Rohm inscription. As per regulations after the death of Ernst Rohm, the inscription has been removed, BUT ONLY LIGHTLY! Hence the 'lazy man' title as coined by Tom Wittmann. A half heated attempt has been made to lightly grind off the Rohm inscription, but 85% of it is still perfectly visible!! The obverse of the blade is near mint with all crossgraining and deep etch to the motto. Dagger has a very nice hardwwod grip, typical of Ep&S production. Scabbard has all of the broen anodising finish, and quite a lot of the lacquer too. Bottom ball, is slightly dented. A very nice SA indeed, and if you collect variations, this is one not often encountered in this condition. Very competitievly priced!
SUPER QUALITY HEAVY BULLION 42cm LONG PORTAPEE. This is a very nice, early portapee for the army, SS 1936, Red Cross Officers etc etc daggers. In heavy quality aluminium bullion, this has been on a dagger, but shows virtually no wear at all. Difficult to find these silver portapee and I have been listing quite a few recently, all have sold! Would look great on your dagger.
SUPER RLB OFFICERS 2nd PATTN. DAGGER-WEYERSBERG. The Reichsluftschutzbund or RLB was the official air raid protection group for the state.These daggers do not appear very often, mainly because they are quite rare! There were not too many Senior ReichsLuftshutzBund Officers, compared to say Luftwaffe Officers, so these are much more unusual on the collectors market. This is a very good example, showing some age here and there, so not a mint piece, but has lots of characer and is a VERY collectable example. Hilt fittings have a good covering of the nickel finish present and are heavy brass base. Good dark blue leather to the grip and scabbard. Shows a little age, but NO damage to the grip leather and just a tiny lift to one of the seams on the scabbard leather. Nice plated scabbard fittings. Grip has the 'starburst' RLB badge pinned through the grip. The black enamel swastika has some surface scuffs and small scratches, but no real chips as far as I can see. Blade is in very good overall condition, has been polished over the years, so no real crossgraining left, there are some slight staining/blemises to the lower portion, nothing serious. No pits or rust. A nice dagger. Rare to find now.
SUPER, UNTOUCHED EARLY SA-GROUND ROHM-AESCULAP. A really nice, untouched SA with fully ground Rohm blade by the uncommon maker AESCULAP. Has the small trademark used by this company to accommodate the Rohm inscription (now gone). Completely uncleaned, this dagger has all the age patina of 70+ years. The grip wood is lovely and still has some of the original protective lacquer present. No damage. Scabbard is also super with a vast percentage of the original shellac lacquer present over the brown anodising. Bottom ball is undented. Blade is smashing with near full polish and crossgraining. Background burnish present in 'Alles' motto. Reverse blade has been professionally polished to remove Rohm dedication. Small Aesculap trademark untouched and very crisp. A really nice SA.
SUPERB CONDITIONED ARMY DAGGER BY HOLLER. A really nice dagger indeed, with perfect white/cream celluloid grip. Nice unusual maker - HOLLER, with the distinctive thermometer trade mark. Blade is in near mint condition with all crossgraining etc. Nickel plated fittings are perfect with no lifting, scabbard is dent free and perfect nickel plating . A great 'type' army dagger.
SUPERB SEMI-ERASED ROHM EARLY SA. This is a really nice dagger in every way, has condition, orignality and is an integral part of the history of the Third Reich. This is an early SA dagger that was issued with a full Rohm dedication. It's probably by EP&S, but the maker has been removed along with the Rohm signature. These SA's were awarded by Ernst Rohm to his close followers, but after he was murdered by Hitler, all reference to him was removed or destroyed. This included the SA daggers with the dedication, that's why they are so rare today. You were supposed to remove the dedication and signature. Some did just that, some removed the signature, others purchased another dagger and hid the full dedication away! Dagger has a nice wood grip with no damage, super nickel fittings, an original short leather hanger. The scabbard brown 'anodising' is virtually complete. The blade on the motto side is virtually mint with crossgraining etc. The blade on the reverese has had the Rohm signature deeply removed by grinding all the way along. The maker has been removed too. The rest of the dedication is perfect and untouched. A really great dagger, ideal to add to your collection if you are missing a 'partially removed' type.
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THE VERY RARE 'WKC' HJ DAGGER WITH THIN, LONG BOWIE BLADE. Fresh from America........I have read about these daggers on the militaria blogs on the internet(but never owned one) Whist I was at the SoS, I stopped at noted collector D.D.Harris table. He LOVES HJ knives and has 100's. He proudly showed me a HJ dagger indentical to this one. He's not had many either, and they all seem to have the same characteristics. I stopped an older gentleman, who was walking the tables, with items to sell, and he pulled this example out of his pocket!!! Basically a very nice example of a HJ dagger, nickel plated hilt, chequered grips, nice enamel HJ diamond. The scabbard has original black paint. The leather used for the belt loop and cross strap is unusual as it has a very defined surface, a texture like pig skin, very 'bobbly. When the blade is pulled, you can see the difference!! A much slimmer blade, slightly longer and the tip ends in a bowie profile. 200% original and identical to the dagger I saw on DD Harris table!! As a nice touch, the leather blade buffer, between the hilt and the blade shoulder, is the same 'bobbly' pig skin as used on the belt loop etc. There is no maker mark on these daggers, but they are thought to have been made by the WKC company, and later in the war. The dagger itself is in Exc++ condition. The blade at some time has been exposed to moisture in the scabbard and has some surface pitting where the blade runners rest. This could certainly be improved with some work, but I have to tell you it's there. A chance to own a known and accepted, rare HJ variation.
THIRD REICH 'DOVE HEAD' OFFICERS SWORD. I think swords are still underrated and you get a lot for your money! This is an all brass, early 'dove head' sword by Ernst Pack and Sonne. Has the trademark under the langet on the reverse side. This is a very long sword, so would have been for a tall officer. All brass fittings, nice black celluloid grip with no damage. All wire is present. Good, clean blade with 95% of the nickel plated finish present. No nicks or chips to the edges.Scabbard paint is all original, but has sufffered from bubbling under the surface, could possibly use a professional re-paint. Scabbrd throat is missing, seems to have gone a long time ago, but scabbard liners are stil there so it slides in a fits well. Decent sword for silly money.
THIRD REICH 'PARA' GRAVITY KNIFE-SMF. This is one of the nicest gravity knives I have had in a while. Issued to Luftwaffe and Wehrmacht airbourne troops, it was designed to be used with one hand. It is in beautiful condition, with perfect wood grips in a nice light wood. Nickel finish hardware is near mint. Blade works perfectly. Spring is 100%. There is some slight sharpening towards the tip of the blade but otherwuse it has all the crossgraining and is in near mint condition. SMF logo is etched onto the blade. Marlin spike has waffanampt stamp to base. Overall a difficult knife to upgrade.
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 BAYONET/SWORD PORTAPEE. This is the green and silver knot used on the dress bayonet and sometime the dress word for other ranksenlisted men and junior NCO's. Often confused with the Forestry knot. Green fabric strap with thin silver lines. Green and mainly silver ball. Has been on a bayonet or similar. Will finish off a piece perfectly.
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. I should know what the colours on this portapee mean, the regiment, comapny etc etc., but I don't so I will let someone else look it up and identify it! A great, early portapee for a parade bayonet. Solid green cloth strap, solid green ball, cream coloured stem. All ready to tie on your parade bayonet.
THIRD REICH RURAL POLICE BAYONET/FROG. This rural police bayonet (brown leather scabbard) started life as one of the long Weimar, clamshell pieces. Been returned to the armoury, cut down, badge added, and re-issued to the Third Reich policemen. Extensively marked and stamped with matching numbers in several places. Main stamp on crossguard and upper scabbard is 'G.D.2.' Blade has been cut down, and there is some plating loos to the surface where the scabbard springs rest and a few rust spots here and there. Bayonet came with a white leather frog, which looks to be English.Have left it on there anyway. Decent looking bayonet, and not expensive. Cleaned up a bit will look 10x better.
THIRD REICH SENIOR FORESTRY CUTLASS-ALCOSO. A very nice cutlass, with ALCOSO scales trademark stamped into blade. Seems to have real IVORY grips in perfect condition, with all acorns present on both sides. This is a large cutlass and measures just over 18" overall. All brass fittings and hilt in nice condition. Common to early Alcoso cutlasses, the scabbard fittings are attached to the leather with tiny brass screws, not staples. Triple etched blade is in perfect condition and is covered with the great etched scenes of deer and hunters.Green felt washer is still in place.
UNCLEANED Deutsche Jägerschaft (HUNTING ASSOCIATION) CUTLASS WITH V.RARE FROG AND BELT LOOP. Recently acquired from America, this is one of the nicest, untouched Hunting Association cutlasses I have owned. Blade is un-marked, but looks to be an Eickhorn piece. All silver fittings have toned to a deep black patina. DJ badge on a lovely, perfect stag grip. Dark green scabbard leather tones with the silver fittings. This cutlass comes with the ORIGINAL RARE 'v' notched leather frog and wide belt attachment with snap clip. (Hunting association frogs and accessories are terribly rare. If this was for sale separately it would be worth £400+) This rig has ALWAYS been on this dagger, and looking at the silver fittings under the leather, thay are all bright and clean. Long triple etched blade is in exc++ condition, Hunting scenes along both sides depicting deer, dogs and hunters with rifles. A really super dagger, straight out the woodwork, and never been in a collection before. A chance to buy a dagger like this for a great deal.
UNCLEANED-UNTOUCHED TENO HEWER WITH ORIGINAL FROG. I was really pleased to follow up a call this week and to be presented with a TENO man's hewer! Not a luftwaffe dagger or an army dagger, but a rare, unmessed with dagger. This has never been in a collection and is being offered for the first time to the collecting community. This TENO hewer is not mint and has been stored away for many years. All the fittings have gone yellow and there is a minimal amount of lifting. Original plating is perhaps 85%+. Grips are perfect. Scabbard has 100% of the original paint. Dagger and scabbard have matching numbers 10324. It is etched on the blade and stamped on the scabbard throat. Of course it is made by EICKHORN and this trademark, along with the TENO eagle is etched to the reverse of the blade. Blade itself is near mint, with only minor 'in and out' marks. Attached to the scabbard is the ORIGINAL black leather hanging frog, which is complete!! Even the small cross strap, although a little worn, is complete and un-broken!! Leather is unmarked, but the snap clip is made by Assmann. Would be a shame to clean this pice as the patina has built up over the years. A TENO hewer in this condition, with the hanger, is really rare to find now. I purchased this 'right' so have passed on the good fortune to my customers. A really excellent price for a very nice dagger.
UNDER TUNIC SWORD HANGER. This the fabric and leather arrangement for suspending a sword (or dagger) from underneather an uniform. Canvas type strap with brown leather tear-drop and nickel clip. In excellent condition and would finish off a sword rig very nicely.
UNIQUE MATCHED PAIR OF LATE WAR 1st LUFTWAFFE DAGGERS. Never been on the collecting market before, and I acquired these on a trip to Wales last week. Brought back as souvenirs by the same chap, these have always hung together on the family wall! I have had a couple of daggers similar to this before, and also one Luftwaffe sword that was produced in exactly the same way. These are aluminium 1st Luftwaffe daggers, in near mint, unissued condition. However, it seems that as the war took it's toll on supplies, things ran out and were not replaced. Both daggers look fine until you handle them and these is no leather fitted to either the scabbard or the grip. They have both been factory painted to accuratly match the colour of the blue leather. everything else is the same. Gilded crossguards and pommels have 100% gilt. The aluminium is perfect. There are aluminium chains and the blade are still in factory grease. The grip is a normal type, has the springy aluminium wire wrap, but no leather, so the surface is painted blue!!! A unique pair, historically important, as it represents the final production phase of these daggers, just before they stopped making them completely to focus on the war effort 100%. I would like to sell them as a pair, but will negotiate if you want one single piece.
UNTOUCHED-TEXTBOOK-NSKK 1936 CHAINED DAGGER BY EICKHORN. Whilst they do not carry the 'pazzaz' of SS chained daggers, the Officers 1936 NSKK dagger is actually much rarer. This is an excellent, classic type and will tick all the boxes if you are looking for a 'textbook' example. Although there are great, early all nickel varieties, I think I am safe to say that in my opinion, there early ones were all, period 'upgraded' varieties. Unlike the SS 1936 chained, which were made as you see them, the NSKK Officers dagger of 1936 had chains added to the exisiting dagger. When the RZM took over control and production, the NSKK chained dagger was made complete in the various factories. Eickhorn seemed to be the most prolific maker, and Eickhorn has come to be the maker that everyone wants. This is an EICKHORN dagger with a blade marking of M7/66 1942. It is a typical dagger made of this period, with later plated fittings and steel plated scabbard fittings and chain. The dagger has been completely left alone and has not been polished or cleaned in a very long time. All fittings have a great age patina too them, giving them a muted 'gilt' look. Both crossguards retain 100% of the nickel plating. Grip is a super piece of lighter coloured wood and the eagle grip insignia is the later grey metal type. Totally period. Scabbard has virtually 100% of the ORIGINAL factory black paint. The lower scabbard fitting has lost some of the original plating to one edge and has gone a little brown with surface corrossion. Very minor. The chain ha again never been cleaned and shows the surface patina. The two reverse links nearest the dagger have the 'NSKK Musterschutz Korpsführungstamping' on one and the RZM maker mark of M5/8 on the other. Great detail to the links on the chain etc. The blade is marked with the RZM code for Eickhorn M7/66 with the year date of 1942. It has 99% of the original factory crossgraining across the complete surface and the motto retains the backgroud etch. there are two very slight finger smudges on the blade, preventing it being full mint. An extremely good looking, untouched NSKK chained. Excellent value!!! Find another.
VARIOUS ORIGINAL ARMY DAGGER HANGERS. I have several sets of original army dagger hangers. All in good serviceable condition, and with variations of hardware.De-luxe tops, plain clips etc etc. Priced from £125 upwards. Please contact me for a choice.
VERY NICE LUFTWAFFE 2nd. PATTN. YELLOW GRIP, KNOT & STRAPS. Whilst still a common dagger to find, they are getting hard to find in NICE condition. This has a lovely combination of yellow/orange grip with original bullion knot and a super set of de-luxe hangers. Grip is solid celluloid with single twisted wire wraped around it. Nice aluminium coloured pommel and crossgaurd. Very nice grey anodised scabbard has all the original finish. There is a small carrying dent to the very bottom. Blade is near mint with all crossgraining etc. There is no maker mark on this blade-quite common. Needle sharp point. There are a super set of de-luxe hanging straps, with the decorated belt clip and snap clips. Great silver and grey bullion fronts with grey velvet backs in near mint condition. A great rig here!
VERY NICE RED CROSS MAN'S HEWER AND FROG. Always an interesting dagger, especially with the saw-back blade and blunt tip!! Whatever were they thinking, but I suppose it complied with the convention rules at the time. Red Cross personel carrying an edged weapon was a contradiction in terms! This is a very nice hewer in great condition. Dull nickel plating is present throughout the dagger. Blade is stone mint and is covered in grease. Nice coating of black gloss paint to scabbard, which also has the original black leather frog. Blade has no maker (none do) but has Ges. Gescutz stamped under the crossguard.
VERY RARE MAKER EARLY SA DAGGER. The SA dagger is still a favourite of mine, and I am still finding makers that in 40 years of collecting and dealing that I have never seen before! This is one of them. Made by C.F. KAYSER SOLINGEN. There is no trademark, just the mname of the company etched into the blade. It rated as a 9 out of 10 on the rarety scale, but again, never had one before! It;'s a very nice example of an early production piece. All nickel fittings have not been cleaned in a long while and have a nice yellow patina to them. Grip is a lovely piece of hardwood, with no damage and perfect inset button and grip eagle. Scabbard has ALL of the original brown anodising and all of the lacquer. However the lacquer has slightly 'bubbled' with age. Common. Nickle fittings are fine and the bottom ball is not dented. Blade is actually lovely. Mirror bright with all crossgraining. There are small age smudges here and there, but overall it's a 90% mint blade. Perfect motto etching with all background burnishing. A nice example and one maker I am sure you DO NOT HAVE.
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.
WW2 KREIGSMARINE DRESS DAGGER-PLAIN VERSION. A very good example of a plain bladed navy dagger. Has no maker, but by the look of the pommel , this is a WKC piece. Unless held in the quartermasters stores, all navy daggers were purchased by their owners, and everything was an on-cost option. Therefore a plain blade was the cheapest dagger you could get, and if cash was tight, it was what a lot of naval ranks went for. Good brass fittings everywhere, no damage to the cream grip. Nice scabbard with lightening bolt design. Good, needle pointed blade has a few old finger marks to the surface, bit otherwise a very nice blade. red felt buffer in place.
WW2 THIRD REICH PARATROOPER GRAVITY KNIFE-SMF. A really nice example of this classic knife. early type by SMF. has heavy nickel fittings in excellent condition. Nice wood grips with no damage or cracks. Blade retention spring is 100% and works perfectly. Spike is perfectly marked with the Waffanampt. Blade is very nice with most of the crossgraining, however it's been lightly sharpened, most were for operations, it is tiny scratches basically, and with some polish will virtually dissapear. A good representation of this knife. Well worth the money for this condition.