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A MOST UNUSUAL IMPERIAL/WEIMAR NAVAL DAGGER WITH 'BONE' ? GRIP.I am really not too sure exactly what this dagger is or exactly which period it comes from. Certainly pre-Third Reich, and after WW1 Imperial period. The dagger is all brass of course and has a great 'flaming ball' pommel. These are not really fames, but reeds and seaweed fronds, in a maritime style. The grip is a very dark black, or dark blue piece of solid bone or similar. Difficult to say. It is tightly wrapped with a nice thin brass wire. The crossguard is the Imperial capstan type, with a central push button to release the blade. There is a thin leather washer between the crossguard and the blade shoulders. The blade itself is a standard plain nickle plated navy type. It's quite short, the same length as a Third Reich navy blade. There are no markings or stampings on it at all. Blade is in very good condition. The scabbard is again a standard navy type with lighting bolt designs etc. These scabbards were used from quite early on in the late 1920's and early 1930's. My best theory after checking through Tom Wittmann's excellent 'Exploring the dress daggers of the German navy' is that this is a progression and combination of an early 1890 pattern, then with a 1919/1921 upgrades. It was extremely common with the austere times of the 1920's, for daggers to be updated and upgraded. There is a great picture on page 216, of a 'variation' navy dagger that has a combination of several dagger periods, 1921/29 scabbard, Imperial open crown pommel and a 1919 crossguard. All very strange, but this is what happened. Not a test book dagger at all, but very interesting and it looks great! Competitive price too!
Code: 2608Price: 395.00 GBP
SUPERB THIRD REICH NAVY SWORD BY HOLLER + ORIGINAL KNOT.This is a really choice Kreigsmarine Officers parade sword, complete with the bullion knot, by HOLLER. The sword has remained uncleaned and un-messed with all these years. The brass fittings, hilt crossguard and scabbard fittings, retain most of the original fire gilt, which has toned to a nice 'gold' colour. The scabbard fittings have about 50% of the gilt remaining, the hilt etc is virtually100% intact. Looks great. The lion's head hilt has super crisp detail. (This model did not have glass eyes). The cream celluloid grip is 100% perfect with NO cracks or damage. The grip wire is classic HOLLER. They used a brass/copper 'springy' wire on their navy daggers, and this is used on this sword two, but in the middle of two other twisted wires running down the hilt grooves. Tied around the bottom of the grip is the ORIGINAL bullion sword knot. It's tied in the most difficult way, and I have only managed to replicate this once, after hours of twisting and pulling!! It has slight wear to the cord where it swings against the hilt, but otherwise a lovely knot and ball. (These knots are actually LONGER than dagger knots by 2-3 cms, in order that they can be tied like this around the hilt). Folding clamshell crossguard depicts the anchor. Reverse folding/locking lozenge is plain. No depot markings on this one as it was privately owned. The scabbard again is in wonderful condition with no dents, bends or creases. A few age scuffs, but that's it! The 3 brass fittings are in great condition with 50% of the fire gilt remaining. Now the blade.....this has survived in MINT condition. It's nickel plated and has a piped back. The HOLLER trademark is deeply etced into the surface near the hilt. It also has the beautiful, thick, original red felt blade washer between the top of the blade and the hilt. 100% untouched and original. A really great navy sword.
Code: 2607Price: 995.00 GBP
UNISSUED 42cm THIRD REICH NAVAL KNOT - MINT.Part of a small parcel of items bought from Germany last week. Included was this beautiful, untouched 42cm bullion knot for the naval dagger. It's still in the ex-factory tie and would look fantastic on a MINT navy dagger that still has all the factory fire gilt etc. In perfect condition, with some slight age from storage. Bullion cord is quite thick, so will tie really well into a navy-type knot around the crossguard. Bullion ball features that 'puckered' inset to the bottom, which seems to distinguish these knots, which only seem to be tied onto navy daggers.
Code: 2602Price: 125.00 GBP
A NICE EARLY DOUBLE MARKED HITLER YOUTH KNIFE BY HARTKOPF.An early Hitler Youth knife with etched motto on the blade, but with the added bonus of a double maker marked blade. All steel hilt still has over 60% of the original nickel plating. Nice chequered grip plates and HJ diamond inset and 'wiggles'. No chips to enamel, but a dark stress line in one segment, very common. The steel finger quillion is much more vertical than normal. Whether it was made like that or altered by the original owner, who knows, but it looks really good and it's different! Scabbard still has most of the original black finish. Leather belt loop and cross snap loop all intact and work. A little cracked from age, but still supple and fine. Blade is VERY bright and clean indeed. The blade has no riccasso, but a nice leather buffer. The Blut und Ehre etch is very clear indeed and stands out very well on the surface. The reverse has both RZM and makers stamp. The Hartkopf name etc is deeply stamped along the blade, at 90degrees to it and next to the hilt, is the large etch RZM circle and the RZM code of 7/40/36. The code is very feint, has worn off due to age etc., but it is readable, dating this dagger to being made in 1936. Nice HJ dagger, unusual markings, very collectable.
Code: 2603Price: 365.00 GBP
EARLY HITLER YOUTH KNIFE WITH MOTTO, BY EICKHORN.Hj knives with mottos in good condition are now very hard to find, they hold their prices remarkably. This is a typical Eickhorn product, high quality, well made. All steel hilt and crossguard which is nickel plated. The nickel plating is nearly all there and just a little thin on the rub spots etc. Good grip plates with a nice inset HJ diamond. No chips to the enamel. Blade is early so no riccasso. Leather buffer washer in place. The Blut und Ehre etched motto is quite feint on the obverse side, very readable, but it's been a proper 'used' dagger, so has been wiped down and polished many times. The reverse blade has the deeply stamped Eickhorn logo of the squirrel in an oval. This dates it to between 1933-1935! Pretty early! Scabbard has had a fairly recent coat of gloss black paint, it is a very good job indeed, and this is how it would have looked when it was new! The dark brown leather belt loop is marked with the L & S maker stamp, with the oak leaf in between. Grip loop and snap clip are fine and work well. A very early HJ dagger here. Very good overall condition, priced accordingly.
Code: 2604Price: 360.00 GBP
SET OF LUFTWAFFE HANGING STRAPS SEMI-DE-LUXE-STYLE!As with many of the Luftwaffe and army hangers, there are MANY variations! Plain clips, de-lux clips, leather tops, metal tops. Etc etc. This is a very nice set with a plain aluminium top clip, but de-lux lower clips and slides, push-in style with oak leaves. These straps have been used, but there is really no wear to them at all. Nice blue fronts with twin bullion strips. Reverse is blue velvet material, with no damage or wear. Clips and buckles have the same dark grey finish. Good set to add to your 2nd Pattn Luftwaffe dagger.
Code: 2605Price: 120.00 GBP
THIRD REICH SS/POLICE, SWORD OR BAYONET KNOT??This is the second one of these I have found in the last 6 weeks, so I will just repeat my description of the last one, except this one has been folded on a bayonet or similar, and shows a lot more age..........To be honest there is some confusion over the actual used of these ORIGINAL knots. I have seen them called SS- Police knots, bayonet knots, etc etc. Some dealers have tried to charge a lot of money for them, by saying they are SS Nco sword knots. The colours on the knot, being black/silver, are only known on SS sword knots or SS bayonet knots. They are similar in design to them, but don't have any pure identification etc. In my humble opinion, they ARE SS or Police designated, and are an end of the war design to perhaps go on a SS NCO's sword, or dress bayonet. A lot were discovered as surplus stock after the war and released into the colleting market, but I have also had several edged weapons with this tied on, and evident that the knot had been there for the past 70 years! Anyway, they are what they are. Silver bullion strap with twin black lines running down each side. A black/silver slide, then the actual ball has a black top, with alternating silver and black threads running around the base. These are still very nice looking knots and go well on a number of edged weapons.
Code: 2606Price: 95.00 GBP
LUFTWAFFE / TENO 23 cm BULLION DAGGER KNOTS.This is one of the knots I am asked for a lot. I never seem to have enough and they are really hard to find. I have 3+ of the shorter 23cm bullion dagger knots as used on the 2nd Luftwaffe dagger and the TENO leader (as well as a few others). All are in Exc + or near mint condition. If you have been looking to finish off your dagger with one of these, then here is your chance.
Code: 2601Price: 78.00 GBP
EARLY RARE 'PIONEER' DRESS BAYONET BY EICKHORN WITH FROG AND KNOT.This is listed in the Eickhorn catalogue as 'Extra Seitengewehre nr.166'. These were in fact just a different variation of the K98 dress bayonet, but were marketed by Eickhorn and other makers as a 'Pioneer' type. They proved not to be very popular with prospective customers, as they looked too similar to the standard K98 rifle bayonet. For this fact alone, they are a really rare bayonet variation, as not many were sold. This one is in superb condition, it is made by Eickhorn and has their early oval trademark stamped into the blade used from 1933-35. The bayonet has 100% nickel plating over all hilt parts etc. The pommel and the crossguard are much stubbier than the normal bayonet, and although there is a rifle slot and release button, it is not possible to fit to a rifle and the button is a dummy. Scabbard is dent free and has 100% of the original black gloss paint. There is an original brown/black leather frog in lovely condition with a green/silver enlisted portepee. This is a very nice 'Pioneer' dress bayonet, almost impossible to upgrade.
Code: 2600Price: 325.00 GBP
RARE THIRD REICH FIGHTING/BOOT KNIFE BY PUMA.I have tried to buy a nice one of these for ages, but every one I have seen has been in poor condition, broken or much too expensive. This is the only type of knife like this and was made ONLY by PUMA. Has the normal configuration of a boot/fighting knife, with a short steel scabbard with the twin spring prongs to slide into a jackboot, or to slip onto a belt or equipment strap. The knife has a unique, dark red Bakelite smooth grip, which is attached to the main body by 3 smooth rivets. This grip is quite brittle, being Bakelite, so hence trying to find an undamaged one! The reverse of the grip has been personalised by the original owner with his initials...looks like I K. Blade is very clean indeed. It's a small bowie type with single edge which comes to a point. The PUMA name and Solingen in stamped into the riccasso. As I said before , a very hard knife to find.
Code: 2599Price: 385.00 GBP
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