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IMPERIAL GERMAN APPLIKATEN DAGGER, NAMED & WITH HISTORY. ( Killed at JUTLAND!)This is the Model 1872 Kriegsmarine Applicanten Dirk.These dirks are extremely difficult to find; they were worn by candidates circa 1872 and onward. This one is in very good shape, is made by WKC (WK&C), and has the added bonus of being named on the reverse folding clamshell guard! The name is ROHLHOFF. His first name was Justus and he was a reserve engineer NCO. He was on the battleship SMS Pommern and killed in action with all other souls when she was torpedoed and exploded during the battle of Jutland. So a sad ending for the chap, but his dagger survived, as he obviously left it at home. Dagger has an all brass hilt/grip, with the Imperial crown cast into the crossguard. There are folding clamshell crossguards both front are reverse. The rear one goes over a pin in the scabbard and holds the dagger from slipping out. Brass fittings to the scabbard, leather is black and in very good shape. Blade is in very good order. Is deeply etched with Imperial naval scenes, including the Imperial crown. The WK&C trademark appears on the reverse. There are some very slight signs of age on the blade just towards the bottom. The tip of the blade has discoloured from being damp in the scabbard perhaps. Nothing at all serious for a weapon over 130 yeas old approx. A great collectable, rare to find and difficult to add to your collection. Nice piece.
Code: 2438Price: 1650.00 GBP
BARGAIN-UNCLEANED RAD HEWER BY BOKER!!!! BRIGADE STAMPEDPurchased on the last day of the Pomona show in America, this was with it's owner walking round. He had asked various dealers, who all declined (the Americans just want mint pieces it seems). I could see the potential in the dagger, so made him an offer, so here it is!! BOKER is an unusual maker for RAD hewers. It's a very prestigious manufacturer, who made very high quality items, but not very many of them. The SS daggers produced by BOKER are in huge demand. As you can see from the photos, the dagger has been in a shed or outhouse for many years and left to it's own devices. Whilst the dagger, hilt etc, seems to be solid nickel with nickel plating, the scabbard fittings seem to be nickel over steel. The fittings are fine, but covered with grime, patina and some very light surface rust, no pitting! There is a brigade or depot mark stamped to the hilt BR 1181. There is another one stamped into the scabbard throat, but they don't match.The scabbard paint is also affected by this. The blade is in very nice condition, could do with another cleaning, but is fine, with no damage or pitting etc etc. Motto is deep and clear, as is the BOKER trademark of the tree in an oval. It also has the RADJ symbol in a triangle. This is a totally original, as found, RAD hewer, by a rare maker. Perhaps it could do with a little tender care, as underneath is a nice dagger. Priced accordingly.
Code: 2437Price: 495.00 GBP
UNCLEANED RAD HEWER BY EICKHORN.I have not been able to buy any RAD hewers for a while, but suddenly3 come in together-like buses. This is a nice looking piece for those of you who want it untouched. I will leave it up to the next owner to decide if he wants to take off the patina and grime which in on this piece or leave it as it is. Purchased from a friend at the Pomona show in America. This is a classic Eickhorn RAD dagger. Very high quality and finish. It's a later nickel over steel base. The hilt, pommel etc are all fine, just dirty from age. A nice pair of stag grips. Grip screws are unturned. Scabbard fittings are nickel over steel and again are uncleaned and dirty with patina a light surface rust. The scabbard body has 99% of the original balck gloss paint...very nice. Blade is absolutely wonderful, and is VERY,very bright and clean. Has not been sharpened or polished and retains the original finish as it came from the factory. Etched into the reverse riccasso, is the post 1938 Eickhorn squirrel, GES GESCH and the RADJ symbol in a triangle. A great looking hewer, which if desired, could clean up really well, but I would leave as it is!!!
Code: 2436Price: 650.00 GBP
EARLY, NEAR MINT, RAD HEWER WITH VERY RARE MAKER-WEYERSBERG.Considering how big these RAD hewers are, and what they were supposed to be used for, finding one in condition like this is quite amazing! The grip consists of a hand picked piece of vey knobbly stag. usually these are smooth, but this is really thick on both sides. Looks amazing. The solid nickle fittings of the hewer have all toned yellow with age patina and probably nicotine. Underneath the nickle surface looks to be perfect. Many companies made the RAD Hewer, Eickhorn, Boker etc etc. The very early Hewers had no RAD inspection marks or etches on the blade, and this is one of those. There is just the Weyersberg trademark deeply etched to the reverse of the blade. I have NEVER had a Weyersberg RAD hewer before!! Even the scabbard screws etc are different. They are rounded, like SA types, not the wider, flat headed ones we normally see on later hewers. The scabbard body is finished in a black semi-matt colour, I can't quite work out if it's painted or anodised. However it's in near perfect condition too. Now to the blade. Perhaps one of the nicest RAD blades I have seen. It still has some protective grease on it, but where it's missing the blade is in stone mint condition. The RAD motto is deeply etched into the blade and retains ALL of the grey background colour. This is a great RAD hewer, in superb condition, and with some really nice features.
A FANTASTIC ALL ALUMINIUM NSFK FLYERS DAGGER BY HELBIG.I was lucky enough to have one of these a few months ago and if sold very quickly, thank you. I am able to offer another, in even better condition (just). These were only made by the F&A HELBIG company, and was possibly their experiment in the new metal, aluminium. The dagger is all aluminium, apart for the blade and hanger. The scabbard and grip, that are usually covered in leather, are actually now painted metal, which has been textured to look and feel like leather! The pommel, crossguard and scabbard fittings are all brushed aluminium and near perfect. The two swastikas on the crossguard are anodised or blued into the surface, not enamel as on standard ones, both are in perfect, 100% condition. The little leather hanger has aluminium clip and fittings and again is perfect. These daggers are actually slightly larger than the standard NSFK or DLV, whether it was down to the casting or just the way it was, but the dagger itself is about 1cm longer than the normal ones. The blade is a standard NSFK type, double edged. It's in virtually 99% MINT condition and has all the crossgraining present etc. A super looking blade. The HELBIG trademark is etched into the blade just under the crossguard. A real beauty of this rare NSFK variation.
Code: 2433Price: 895.00 GBP
UNTOUCHED & UNCLEANED EARLY DLV/NSFK DAGGER BY SMF.A very nice, uncleaned, early NSKK flyers dagger in solid nickel and leather covered grip and scabbard. SMF were a prolific maker of Luftwaffe edged weapons. Dagger has quite a lot of traces of the original silver wash that was the final coating over the nickel. A lot around the grip and the protected parts of the scabbard etc. The original short leather and nickle hanger is permanently attached to the scabbard ring. Grip and scabbard body are covered in lovely blue Moroccan leather. Apart from a few age scuffs and bruised, leather is in great condition with no other damage. Scabbard has no dents or dings either. Blade is a standard, double edged stiletto type. The SMF logo is etched into the blade surface near the crossguard. Blade itself is in really nice condition, much of original crossgraining is apparent, beem polished a few times over the years, but that has kept it very bright and clean. These little flyers knifes have become more and more difficult to find in good, untouched condition, and this definitely meets the bill.
1936 SS CHAINED OFFICERS DAGGER WITH ORIGINAL PORTAPEE.I AM SORRY THAT THIS HA BEEN ON AND OFF HOLD THE PAST 2 WEEKS. HAVE HAD " COLLECTORS WITH P/X'S THAT JUST DID NOT WORK OUT!!!! This must be one of the daggers I am asked about most. "Can you find me a SS chained?". Provided they are in good condition, these daggers always sell and are always popular. They are almost like currency, easily sold, valued and traded. This is a very nice example of a later RZM period SS chained dagger. Later period means that effectively, it was produced after 1936 ish, and the materials used to make it were not the solid nickel etc that earlier pieces were made from. The crossguards are make of the later zinc alloyand then nickel plated, the scabbard fittings are steel and then nickel plated. the chaines are probably steel and nickel plated. Nevertheless, this dagger looks fantastic and is in great condition. Black ivory grip is crack free and apart from a little bruise in the wood on the lower right side, is in perfect condition. SS runes button is fine, grip eagle is nickel. There is an original 42cm bullion portepee tied in the Waffen SS manner around the grip. Seems to have been there a very long time and shows a little age but otherwise perfect. The scabbard is the 'blued' variety and has a 100% covering. There are very slight old finger marks here and there, but like any 'blued' surface (gun barrels etc) it can be carefully cleaned off. The top and bottom scabbard fittings are very good, no splits or dents. The chain is actually a beauty, and is a 'type II' The nickel-plated chain is the Type II variety. The chain has 100% nickel plating and the reverse of all of the links have turned black, being an indication of silver plating on the reverse. The front blackening definition is intact and really shows off the skulls and SS runes. The suspension closed style clover assembly has one small patch of plate lifting. The reverse of the fist top link is deeply stamped with the SS 'Kulturzeichen' runes. The blade is a delight! Never been polished or messed with, it retains it's mint, as issued condition, with full crossgraining etc. The SS motto "Mein Ehre Heist True" has full background burnish. Apart from the usual inn/out surface scratches from the springs etc, this blade is99% mint. These are very popular daggers, so unfortunately there are no bargains any longer, but I have priced it as keenly as I can. PART EXCHANGES CONSIDERED AND WELCOME.
VERY AFFORDABLE POLICE OFFICERS PARADE SWORD/DAGEN.Very similar to the famous SS Officers dagen, this is the Police Officers parade sword. A later production type of nickel plating over steel base, this sword is not mint, but 100% original. grip is black ribbed hardwood with inset police badge and horizontal wires running around. The reverse central backplate is intact, but a little rusty. Nickle plated hilt is also a little worn and rusty in places, with about 75% of the plating remaining. Scabbard is identical to the SS dagens, black painted with nickel plated top and bottom mounts. The top scabbard throat is SS marked. The underneath of the knucklebow is SS stamped. The blade is a thin stainless steel type (Dachau produced?) it is not maker marked in any way. (similar to many SS swords). Overall a decent, but not mint example for very reasonable money.
SHORT WEIMAR OFFICERS CLAMSHELL BAYONET.Another purchase from America. This is a lovely example of the many variations of Police bayonets produced from the Weimar period, right through to the Third Reich. This is made by Eickhorn and has a great stamped trademark into the riccasso. The trademark dates the bayonet to around 1933-35. It's diminutive size makes it certainly for an officer. Beautiful stag grip with the Weimar star pinned through. Good detail to the clamshell. Scabbard is a nice mid-brown leather. Both the scabbard fittings are nicely nickel plated and there are matching numbers underneath the staples. I think it's 12. The blade is a single edged type, heavily nickel plated, with just a few minor speckles to the surface near the tip. A great example of a nice, probably private purchase, clamshell bayonet.
Code: 2430Price: 950.00 GBP
VIRTUALLY MINT LAND CUSTOMS DAGGER BY HORSTER.Another buy from the US show. This was the ONLY Land Customs dagger there, and I nearly missed it as it was under a flag for most of the first day I was there. I purchased a very nice customs dagger 6-8 weeks ago from a local collection and it found a home almost immediately. This is also in absolutely superb condition and is also by the same maker EuF Horster. The bright aluminium fittings, pommel, crossguard, scabbard fittings etc are absolutely beautiful, and still have 99% of the bright aluminium finish applied to them. The green leather to the grip and the scabbard, is deep green, perfect condition with no scuff marks or rips or tears. It is a beautiful rich colour. The spring aluminium wire wrapped around the grip is 100%. Blade is something to behold and in my opinion is stone MINT. Beautifully finished, polished to perfection with some light evidence of the crossgraining. Stunning when pulled from the scabbard. The oval EuF Horser trademark is deeply etched into the blade surface and retains all the black in the background. This dagger would be impossible to upgrade. A very reasonable price too for a dagger in this condition.
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