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EARLY 1st MODEL LUFTWAFFE DAGGER BY HELBIG. ALL NICKLE TYPE.This is a very nice, classic, 1st model Luftwaffe dagger complete with nickel chains. It is made by the FA Helbeig company, who specialised in some Luftwaffe blades. They made Luftwaffe swords, daggers and the all aluminium NSFK flyers knife, which is so illusive. Helbeig lightly etched their name onto the nickel blade surface, so it is virtually impossible to photograph, but it's there! Blade is also stamped with the small 'stick bird' waffanampt inspection mark. Heavy nickel fittings have gone a little dark with patina. Nice leather covered grip with triple wire wrap. Scabbard has nice blue leather covering with three scabbard fittings and a nice nickel chain and clip. Blade is heavily plated and in lovely condition, mirror bright. There are a couple of VERY small age spots, just preventing the blade from being full mint. A very good example of an early 1935, Luftwaffe dagger.
VIRTUALLY MINT CONDITIONED RED CROSS MAN'S DAGGER.Again from the collection recently purchased. This is a Red Cross other ranks, sawback dagger, in mint condition. After 70+ years, nothing is really 'mint', but this has to be one of the BEST conditioned daggers of this kind I have had. Find a matching frog and you would never be able to upgrade it. The dull nickel plating these daggers have is perfect, with no lifting. The grip plates are beautiful and look new! The scabbard is of course, dent free and has 99.9% of the original black gloss paint. Bottom scabbard fitting is also super. The blade is like new, with all original crossgraining, and just light'in/out' marks. The saw back edge is razor sharp. As always, there are NO maker marks on red Cross daggers, but the words GES GESCUTZ (patt pending) are stamped into the blade underneath the crossguard. A fantastic dagger indeed.
ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER WITH STRAPS AND KNOT, WITH RARE SMALL EICKHORN TRADMARK.This is a lovely dagger, and again from the small collection I purchased. It is complete with an original bullion knot and a super set of hanging straps. Dagger is in near mint condition overall, with heavily silvered fittings and nice patina. No lifting or damage to any of the fittings. Has a deep yellow celluloid grip, which has the bullion knot tied in the correct manner. Scabbard is fault free and has all silver plating. Really nice. Blade is stone mint with all crossgraining and needle sharp point. This is an Eickhorn dagger, but it has the rarely seen STAMPED small Eickhorn squirrel. No one is quite sure why Eickhorn changed trademark types, but this one appears AFTER the more common post 1938 etched trademark. This dates the dagger to around 1940/41. A very nice set of hangers accompany this piece and are in a similar condition to the dagger, with mint surfaces and a nice green velvet backing. A really nice dagger indeed.
SUPER, EARLY RAD HEWER BY RARE MAKER.The RAD other ranks hewer is a fantastic dagger! The size and weight of it makes it a highly collectable item in it's own right. They were carried and apparently used, so finding one in this condition after nearly 80 years is amazing. Firstly it is by the smaller cottage maker of AXT und HAUERFABRIK, with their very unusual trademark of a horses head in a circle. Above that is the GEs Gesch and the RADJ in a triangle. The dagger is heavily nickel plated over heavy brass base. Virtually all the nickel plating is 100% intact. A super set of stag grip plates. Scabbard is dent free, has a great black gloss paint finish and again all plating is intact. Blade is in near mint condition. Never sharpened or abused. HAs near perfect surface finish with deeply etched RAD motto. RAD daggers are VERY popular and I never keep them very long. ( part of a small collection purchased before I went to the Pomona USA show)
NEAR MINT NAVAL DAGGER WITH HAMMERED SCABBARD.This was another of the small collection of daggers purchased last week. A really good, near mint example of a Third Reich naval officers dagger with beautiful hand hammered scabbard. The dagger itself has a mint plain blade with no maker, however this is 100% a WKC made dagger, and probably sold on a contract to uniform supplier or similar. The distinctive WKC eagle in on the pommel and the scabbard bands etc are all WKC. Dagger has near full mint finish of fire gilding on all brass surfaces. Grip is beautiful with brass twisted wire. Crossguard again is 100% gilded, with red felt buffer between blade and crossguard. Scabbard is beautifully hammered and the surface has near 100% full fire gilded surface. Blade is nickel plated, has needle sharp point and is in full mint condition. A word about plain bladed navy daggers. This is how they were made initially. No extras. If you wanted an etched blade it was more money, if you wanted a fancy hammered scabbard, it was more money. Therefore this officer decided to spend his 'extras' money on a beautiful hammered scabbard, nd leave the blade as is. After all it was the exterior you saw all the time, hanging from the coat or jacket. A really nice example.
CLASSIC EXAMPLE OF LUFTWAFFE DAGGER BY ALCOSO.As with many of the dagger manufacturers, they are some very distinguishable ones. SMF, Eickhorn and this one ALCOSO. It is a Luftwaffe 2nd Pattn. dagger that is quite rare on the 'type' market. Alcoso were quite a big maker, but Luftwaffe daggers by them do not appear very often. They are distinguishable by the 'rounded' type scabbard, crossguard eagle and quite round pommel. This is classic in every respect. Dagger has a very nice yellow/orange solid celluloid grip with springy wire wrap. Scabbard has most of the light grey finish to the surface and the throat is attached by 'Alcoso type' flat heat screws. (used on most of their daggers) Scabbard is undamaged and undented. Blade is lovely, and has 99% crossgraining. The Alcoso trademark is etched into the blade surface, and is the type used from 1937-39 (as per tom Wittmann's book). A nice example of this makers product.
LOVELY EXAMPLE OF ARMY DAGGER AND KNOT, BY HIGHLY COLLECTED MAKER EP&S (SIEGFRIED WAFFEN)The army dagger is still quite a common piece, but the aim is to collect by condition and by maker!! This is one of the very nice maker marks that people look for. It's the LARGER SMF or Siegfied Waffen type which consists of a very energetic smithy wielding a hammer, surrounded by the trademark and large artistic script. A super trademark. SMF made a high quality dagger (this trademark on a navy dagger is TERRIBLY rare) and their army daggers are no exception. Nice nickel silver plated fittings have good patina to them. There is an original 42cm bullion knot tied around the grip and crossguard. Grip is a beautiful lemon yellow with no damage. Crossguard is the distinctive type used on SMF army daggers, with very bold eagles head and swastika underneath. Scabbard is very nice indeed, with heavy nickel plating and nice patina. no dents or damage. Blade is needle sharp and has a 100% bright nickel plated surface with the SMF trademark deeply etched to the top. An ideal opportunity to acquire this maker in a nice dagger.
Code: 2420Price: 495.00 GBP
TRANSITIONAL, DOUBLE MARKED RZM SA DAGGER BY HOLLER.These 'transitional' double marked SA and SS daggers are always in demand by collectors. It represents a time od ;transition' between early daggers and when the RZM took full control, so dagger makers put both things on!! The makers logo and their newly assigned RZM number. This is a good example of a SA dagger by FW HOLLER. Blade has the Holler trademark of a thermometer in an oval, and then underneath has the RZM circle and code of M7/33. The dagger is basically an RZM piece, as it has plated alloy fittings and steel, nickel plated scabbard fittings and a brown painted scabbard finish. Grip is a nice piece of mid-coloured wood, but seems to have a nickel grip eagle, which would have used up the old stock of early eagles. Nice brown enamel SA button. Lower scabbard fitting has a dent, when it's been dropped at some time. Blade is nice and clean, has been polished a few times so has lost most of the crossgraining and motto burnish, however the reverse RZM and trademarks are very clear indeed. Good value for the money
Code: 2421Price: 395.00 GBP
TENO 'OTHER RANKS' HEWER IN SUPERB CONDITION BY EICKHORN.I am not sure why I put 'by Eickhorn', as EICKHORN were the ONLY manufacturer of TENO edged weapons. They must have bid for the contract or were given it as sole manufacturers. Designed by Paul Casberg, the TENO hewer, like the RAD hewer is a beast of a dagger. Supposedly meant to be used by the TENO emergency corps, it's designed as a big 'chopping' knife with large bolo blade. Technische Nothilfe (TeNo or TENO), literally translated as 'Technical Help in Need' was a German organisation with the stated purpose to protect and maintain vital & strategic facilities.(courtesy Tom Wittmann). This dagger is in beautiful condition, and I think is one of the best ones I have owned. The matt nickle silver finish to the alloy hilt fittings usually shows signs of corrosion, as it does not seem to like the alloy surface underneath! However, this is 99% intact EVERYWHERE. Very impressive finish. The imitation ivory (celluloid grips are perfect, and all the 'antique finish' to the crossguard eagle etc is present. Scabbard is dent free and has 99% of the original black gloss paint. The large blade is again in near mint condition, with fine surface finish all over. The reverse is deeply etched with the unique TENO eagle and swastika and the post 1938 Eickhorn squirrel. each fdagger has unique numbers, as they were probably issued and accounted for. The number is stamped into the scabbard throat 10149, it also appears etched into the blade underneath the crossguard eagle. This is an opportunity to acquire a TENO dagger in near perfect condition. If you find a TENO leather frog for it (or you have one already), then would be difficult to upgrade this. Considering it's condition and rarity, a very good price too!
HJ/DJ 1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS COMMEMORATIVE KNIFE IN ISSUE PACKETThese beautiful little knives were made by the Emil Voos company for sale as commemorative souvenirs of the 1936 Olympics. I know there is some controversy around that perhaps they didn't exist and have been made since the war. I don't believe that at all. It is some years since these all were found and brought onto the market, perhaps 15 years ago. I was around then, and saw the original packing box that they all came in! It had been stored badly and the top layer and bottom layer of daggers had been affected by the damp. The paper packets were destroyed and the daggers were rusty. Further down into the crate the daggers and packets were better and complete. I purchased for my own collection, one of the very rusty ones with part packet and a couple of the complete ones with no damage. I still have the better one in my collection to this day. All the daggers were identical, apart from one thing. Some had real stag grips, some had imitation stag grips made of wood. I am pleased to be able to offer another one of these very interesting collectables. The dagger itself is mint and un-issued (as they all were). This blade is in mint condition. It has the party day,Olympic etching one one side in gold/black/white. The other side has the Emil Voos logo/trademark. This dagger has real stag grips with the tiny enamel HJ diamond affixed to the grip. The scabbard is the small DJ size and is in mint condition. They all came with little paper bags/packets, and again these were all the same, printed with the Emil Voos details and over stamped in red ink for the BERLINER OLYMPIADE. I think these are super little knives and have thoroughly enjoyed owning my one for all these years. I hope the next owner of this does too
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