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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.
'AS FOUND' AND 'AS IS' FANTASTIC USED SS OFFICERS BULLION SWORD KNOT WITH RZM TAG. One of my great 'finders' sourced this from a house in South London last week. It was in a small tin box with a tank badge! A fantastic, 'been there & done it' SS Officers silver bullion sword knot with the original RZM tag still stitched inside. This knot is not mint, so those who want one to go on your sparkling SS dagen, it's perhaps not for you. This lovely knot has spent a long time tied to and swinging from the hilt of a SS dagen. I imagine the British soldier souvenir hunter, untied it himself and bought it home 'as is'. When I received it, it was completely screwed up into a little ball, terribly creased together, with the bullion straps folded over upon themselves. I have just carefully laid it out straight and pressed it flat. The age and fray marks are amazing, the two spots where it's tied around the sword 'D' guard and the patch where it swings when coming out of the hilt are 100% tell-tale. The bullion straps are all in very good condition and will happily tie back onto a similar condition SS dagen. This sword knot needs to go back onto an early dagen with AGE, something with character and a bit of use already. No use putting this on a clean mint piece. If it goes back on a USED dagen, it will look like it's been there for 80 years! The ball is a little worn, but fine, as is the stem containing the woven in SS runes. Just inside one of the straps is the original black RZM/SS cotton label!! Just so hard to find this in ANY of the knots. Anyway, a great find and an historical item to either keep or put back on a 'used' sword.
'BRANNIK' BULGARIAN HJ KNIFE WITH NAZI HJ DIAMOND? I have had a few of these quite rare daggers in the past. They followed the German HJ in the design of the HJ knives exactly, but they were produced in Bulgaria. Identical in size etc. However, all the ones I have seen, have had the Bulgarian stylised 'B ' in a shield affixed to the grip. This one has a normal HJ diamond, albeit damaged. The construction of the dagger is pure Bulgarian. The hilts were made of aluminium and the rivets holding the grip together are aluminium too. This is the same on this dagger. The Hj diamond is perfectly fitted to the grip. Unfortunately it has been hit or bent, and has lost the enamel to the top half of the diamond. It is a little loose in the grip and 'wiggles' a bit. Scabbard is pure HJ. Steel with black leather belt loop and cross strap. They are in perfect condition. The blade again is perfect Bulgarian. Makers trademark on one side which is a prancing deer in a shield. The other side has the Bulgarian HJ motto 'Duty and Honour' ( in Bulgarian Cyrillic). Interesting item for the HJ type collector out there. "Brannik" was a military Nazi Hitler youth organization in Bulgaria, established in 1941. This organization was the Bulgarian equivalent of the German HJ and was popular during King Boris III’s rule when the Royal Kingdom of Bulgaria was Nazi Germany pro orientated. Since the mid 30's Bulgaria was much involved on Germany’s side. Thus, when in 1941 the Germans needed the Bulgarian land to launch an attack in the Balkans, Kingdom Bulgaria officially joined the Dreimacht Pakt, signed it and became an official ally to Germany, Italy and Japan
'OUT OF THE WOODWORK' TRANSITIONAL DLV/1st LUFT-EICKHORN. Until 3 weeks ago this dagger was residing in a house in Kentucky. Owner saw the adverts for the SoS show and bought it along to sell. I followed the dagger into the hall and eventually managed to persuade the owner to sell it to me. He visited several dealers tables and received bids, but I beat the highest offer and it was mine!! A wonderful, untouched, uncleaned example of the transitional Luftwaffe 1st Pattern dagger. Known as the transitional type as it has become understood that this type of dagger was made AFTER the long 55cm DLV type. All the companies used up their stocks of scabbards and scabbard fittings, and put them on the 'new' 1st pattern dagger. So the scabbard fittings have staples holding the fittings onto the soft blue leather scabbard body. Later, the scabbard bodies were solid tubular metal (aluminium or steel) and the fittings were held on by headless grub screws etc. Scabbard body is softish leather over probably cardboard as a base. Leather is fine, scuffed a bit, but would certainly benefit from blue melatonian polish or similar. Body is bulging a little from the internal springs holding the blade tight. All fittings are solid nickel and uncleaned. Nice long nickel chain is attached to the scabbard rings by one 's' clip and one ordinary fitting. Dagger itself has all nickel crossguard and pommel. Pommel is black with uncleaned patina. Crossguard you can see the gilt on the brass swastikas. Grip is lovely, with nice leather and twisted wire wrap. Blade is beautiful and virtually mint. Deeply etched Eickhorn trademark has all background colour. A really good looking dagger and represents a historical part of dagger production. Excellently priced.
'WAR BOOTY' QUALITY MADE SMALL NSDAP FLAG. Unlike many of these, this is a double sided, quality made NSDAP flag or drape. It's a triple layered, construction, the white roundel is sewn to the red fabric body, the swastika is also separate and sewn to the white roundel, both sides. So not a cheaply made printed thing. Measures approx. 4'6"x 2"6". Has a wide hem pocket sewn into one end to accommodate a rope, or more likely a pole. It's a bit grubby from age at the lower end, but has no damage or moth. Main red cotton/linen body is substantial fabric. Came with a spare K98 bayonet scabbard (no bayonet) from a family in Cambridgeshire through one of my adverts. Nothing special, but a great display flag, 100% original and never been in a collection.
1933 (1938) SS MAN'S DAGGER BY EICKHORN RZM DOUBLE TRADEMARK AND TRIPLE HANGER. I sold this dagger several years ago and was very happy to have it back again in part exchange. A classic example of a 'transitional' RZM double marked SS dagger. Whist this is into the RZM period and the fittings on the dagger are nickel plated grey alloy types, the QUALITY of Eickhorn daggers never faulted. Crossguard fit etc, is perfect. There is a little lifting to the nickel plating on the crossguards, but hardly woth really noting. It has also rubbed off a little on the high spots, but otherwise remains very bright and clean. The black ebony grip is perfect with no splits or cracks. The SS button is 100% with patina and no chips or scratches. There is an aluminium grip eagle perfectly positioned in the middle of the grip. The scabbard is stunning. HAs all the bright nickle plating on the fittings and the painted scabbard body is 100% intact and mint. You can see the crossgraining in the metal underneath the paint that was done to make the paint adhere better! Attached to the scabbard and the grip is an original 3 piece black leather triple hanger. The leather is not marked but the snap clip is RZM marked etc. A great 3 piece hanger here. Now to the blade. It's stunning. I have to say it's mint, with all the original crossgain polish. The SS blade motto is 100% crisp and clear and has the background darkening. The reverse of the blade has ALL the markings!! The Eickhorn post 1938 squirrel is etched into the surface and above it the RZM marks. A large RZM circle and underneath the issue code for Eickhorn 941/38 SS. It has it all!!! This is a really super , transitional SS 33 dagger, with everything going for it.
42cm DAGGER KNOT IN RAYON. tHIS IS A FULL LENGTH, 42CM DAGGER KNOT, WHICH WAS MADE TOWARD THE END OF THE WAR IN RAYON. a TYPE OF EARLY SYNTHETIC MATERIAL, THESE KNOTS WERE USED ON ANY OF THE DAGGERS REQUIRING A LONG DAGGER KNOT. found ON ARMY DAGGERS FOR INSTANCE. looks A LOT LAKE SILVER BULLION BUT DID NOT USE THE SAME RAW MATERIALS.
A BEAUTIFUL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS DAGGER WITH STRAPS AND ORIGINAL KNOT. I am really pleased to be able to offer this beautiful dagger. Perhaps one of the 'prettiest' if not most elegant of the Third Reich daggers, and it's complete!! This is an EICKHORN piece, with post 1938 squirrel etched to the blade. Dagger just looks lovely with the old nickel silver finish remaining everywhere and it's been left to age and gather patina, which adds to the 'look'. I really can't find any faults with it to tell you about. Mother of Pearl grips are a nice ivory colour. Tied in the assumed correct manner is the original bullion knot. Although there IS a special knot for these daggers, that has very thin cord and a smaller ball, they are rarer than the dagger itself, and it does seem that most Government Officials, used a standard 42cm army type knot. This one has been on here for a very long time, as it has rubbed and worn where the tie comes over the crossguard. Fantastic detail to the crossguard eagle, all the finish and patina are there. Scabbard has full silver plating with no dents or damage to the surface. The scabbard bands are the normal oakleaves with smaller suspension rings. Blade again is wonderful, 99% perfectly preserved with all crossgrain polish and needle sharp tip. Accompanying the dagger are a lovely set of matching Government straps. These have the bullion 'herringbone' weave on the front and deep blue velvet backings. These hangers have been worn and used, as has the dagger. The fittings are in great condition too, with a DRGM marked top clip and de-luxe 'push in' lower clips. I cannot emphasise how nice this dagger looks overall, it sort of 'glows' with originality mad a sense of history. It is also very favourably priced, especially compared to US examples.
A GREAT EXAMPLE OF A LUFTWAFFE GRAVITY KNIFE IN VIRTUALLY MINT CONDITION. These gravity knives are always SO popular with collectors. Considering they were made to be used, finding one in a condition like this is very unusual. Issued to both army and Luftwaffe 'falshirmjager' troops. The blade was designed to be opened with one hand and dropped down and locked into place. This one is made by SMF in SOLINGEN. The wooden grips are lovely, with no damage or indentations. All the exterior metal parts are heavily nickel plated and in MINT condition. There is a 'marlin spike' that swings our from the bottom of the grips, this is waffenampt stamped and in mint condition. The blade trigger mechanism is stamped with assembly number 315 and I imaging the other metal parts will carry the same numbers. The blade is wonderful! one side is totally stone mint, with 100% full polish crossgrain. The makers mark of the 'seated king' and the SMF SOLINGEN letters are deeply etched into the surface. The other side of the blade is equally mint, with crossgrain, except at some time there has been an attempt to sharpen the edge very slightly. This has resulted in some light surface scratches only. I think a little work with some metal polish will remove them completely. However, I certainly have not had a gravity knife in such good condition as this for years, and I again only mention the blade, as a matter of an honest description.
A HUGE, SPECTACULAR HUNTING CUTLASS with original SKINNING KNIFE BY WKC. I cannot remember owning a Hunting Cutlass this long..ever!! It's over 25" overall length. I have seen them in the WKC catalogue, but not in the flesh. Lovely stag grip with 3 brass acorns as decoration. The brass (gilded) pommel is deeply cast with fine detail of leaves and oak leaves. Crossguard depicts hooves at each end with a running fox (?) in the middle box. The large clamshell depicts deer lying on the ground. Nestled into the top of the scabbard pocket, is the original skinning knife, which has a beautiful little stag handle and plain blade, with brass pommel, like the larger version, but plain. To find a cutlass like this WITH the skinning knife is SO rare. They always go missing. The scabbard has reasonably plain upper and lower brass fittings and the hard, black leather scabbard is in very good overall condition. The blade is another long thing, measures over 18". It's in excellent condition and is deeply etched on both sides with hunting and shooting scenes, typical WKC etch. The WKC Knight's Head trademark is deeply stamped into the riccasso underneath the clamshell. I have pictures a standard navy dagger beside this 'beast' of a cutlass to give you an idea of actual size. A really great piece indeed. HUGE!
A MATCHED PAIR OF THIRD REICH NAVAL DAGGER HANGERS. After not being able to find any naval dagger hangers for a while, I managed to buy several sets last week and here is another one! Gilded aluminium fittings. Matching lions head buckles, with a casting mark of a 'crescent' edge on the reverse. Nice dark blue moire fabric fronts, reverse has blue velvet, the shorter hanger has some wear to the revese velvet, as this was the hanger that took the most weight of the dagger and swung around on the uniform.All clips are working etc. The retaining chain is present, but the hook has gone to time. A very presentable, original set. Would look perfect on a similar dagger.
A MOST INTERESTING LITTLE SOUVENIR HUNTING KNIFE BY EMIL VOOS. A simple little hunting knife, probably sold as a souvenir etc. It's made by Emil Voos, who are an extremely well know manufacturer of Third Reich blades etc. Nice stag grip with nickel top. Scabbard is a brown leather affair, but probably not original to the dagger as the retaining loop is too small. However, the blade is the thing. Stamped with Emil Voos Solingen on one side the obverse has an etched party days type eagle and swastika panel. The etch is a bit feint as the blade has been cleaned and polished over the years, but it's still quite clear. Sold for what purpose, I don't know. Probably at a Party Day to raise funds? Or just sold in a shop in the 1930's as a souvenir. Interesting thing.
A MOST SORT AFTER EARLY SA MAKER- 'BULLDOG'.!!!! I have to admit, I have considered keeping this, as it's only the second early SA dagger with the 'BULLDOG' trademark I have owned. These daggers have nothing on the blade apart from the makers mark, which is a Bulldogs head. There are 2 types, a larger and smaller version. This is the smaller version. I understand the maker is actually a company called Halbach, Gebr. (correct me if I am wrong). Dagger overall is in very nice condition. Perfect hardwood grip. No damage or cracks. Both crossguards are solid nickel and not cleaned, Lower one is Gau marked Nrh for a small area North West of Germany. Scabbard has most of the original brown anodising and also a lot of the protective lacquer. However, lower down the surface it has peeled off in various places giving it a 'peppered' look. Just seems to have reacted to the atmosphere somewhere. Perfectly sound and is not damaged or dented. There is the original short hanger attached to the scabbard ring. The blade is extremely nice and very near mint. Has all the crossgraining and the burnish in the motto. Dog's head is crisp and sharp and deeply etched. A most unusual and quite rare maker, In demand from many SA collectors.
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!
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.
A NICELY AGED/TONED THIRD REICH BULLION PARADE DRESS BELT WITH BUCKLE. These are very impressive items. All the services had a parade dress belt and most were silver bullion of some design. The navy one consists of a wide woven silver bullion belt with two slides. It has an interwoven dark blue/black design( the Imperial navy one is red/blact etc). This is a lovely example but as there is a very hight silver content, it has toned a little with age, giving it a nice 'antique' look. The navy buckle and keeper are gilded alloy metal, and have toned down too. The buckle is stamped 110 on the reverse?. The bullion belt is backed with a dark blue inner lining. Hidden in the belt are two brass foldaway eyelets, to which the navy dagger hangers clip onto. Very clever. A very pleasing looking belt that would display perfectly with a navy collection/dagger.
A RARE 10" MINIATURE OF THE LUFTWAFFE DLV-LUFTWAFFE DAGGER. This is a great example of a ORIGINAL miniature to the Luftwaffe DLV or 1st Pattn dagger. I say DLV as these miniature have the staples showing on the scabbard, which were only present on the DLV daggers or transitional pieces. It's a super miniature and all of the metal parts exhibit being nickel plated at some time. The crossguard and pommel particularly so. The blue celluloid grip is longer than normal and even has the tiny twisted grip wire present. Blade is a brilliant stiletto type in mint condition and still has a tiny leather blade buffer. Scabbard is cast in one piece, with pebbled panels painted blue to simulate leather. The ORIGINAL paint is in very good condition, nicely aged, but not worn. The scabbard fittings are all part of the casting, and as I said earlier have 'staples' showing like the long DLV daggers. There is a old chain connecting the 2 scabbard rings. There is no maker mark on the blade. Most unusual if they do, but sometime the oval Horster trademark is there. (these were the main maker of these and the other small miniatures) A great little dagger, missing from most miniature collections
A SUPERB NAVAL DAGGER BY EICKHORN PURCHASED COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL HANGERS, KNOT AND UNDERBELT!!! A 'straight out of the woodwork' naval rig. This is how it was bought back as a souvenir after the war, was apparently taken from the original naval officer in Kiel. Certainly looks that way. Dagger has defiantly been used an worn, but is in superb collectable condition. Dagger itself retains a lot of the original fire guilding over the brass base. This is less apparent on the lower part of the scabbard as it has rubbed off during wear. The very bottom of the scabbard is slightly misshapen, flatter, as it has obviously been caught in wear etc. Very common with 'worn' navy daggers as the brass scabbard is so soft. It is not noticeable though. Pommel and crossguard retain nearly 100% of the fire gilding. White celluloid over wood grip is PERFECT with brass twisted wire wrap. Expertly tied around the grip, pommel and crossguard is the original 42cm bullion knot. It is in the standard naval 'tie', and has been ion this dagger from new, approx. 80+ years. These is some slight 'swing' wear to the knot as it comes out of the tie. The blade has the EICKHORN post 1938 squirrel stamped to the reverse riccasso. The blade is in MINT condition, with 100% grey etch finish to the naval scenes. Super blade. With this dagger are the original Third Reich era hangers. These have gilded aluminium fittings, buckles, clips etc. Buckles are marked with the same casting marks to the reverse of 6 little dots. Black moire fabric fronts are perfect as is the black velvet reverse. Great hangers. It also has the original blue cloth underbelt. This was under the tunic or coat, and the dagger and hangers hug from this is there was no 'outer belt'. A REALLY nice combination, complete rig. Never been in a collection before, and a super bit of German naval history.
A SUPERB SET OF THIRD REICH NAVY HANGERS WITH UNDER-BELT. These are an absolutely lovely 100% MATCHING hangers for the Third Reich naval dagger. They have been used but not a lot and show minimum wear. They are the period GILDED ALUMINIUM buckles and clips. Buckles have the 'star' casting mark on the reverse and all of the aluminium clips are of the same type. The fire gilding is 95% intact on all surfaces, with just the slightest of wear to the high spots. The dark blue moire fabric fronts are in great condition, with complete surfaces etc. The reverse has dark blue velvet backing. All complete. Accompanying the hangers, is the original 'underbelt'. This was worn under a tunic or jacket and the dagger hangers clipped onto this through the pocket etc. A REALLY nice set and if you have a nice navy dagger that needs a set of hangers, these are the set for you. Really hard to find good, complete original hangers.
A VERY DECENT FALSHIRMJAGER-PARATROOPER GRAVITY KNIFE WITH ORIGINAL LANYARD. Carried by airborne members of the Luftwaffe and the Wehrmacht, this is a nice gravity knife made by SMF. It also has the original thin rope lanyard attached to the carrying ring, braided in place. The blade is in very good condition, has been sharpened at some time, either period or after the war. No other damage or pitting to the blade. All mechanisms/spring works properly, retracts and locks into place. Martin spike is Waffanampt marked, and the individual parts are all numbered. Wood grips are in excellent condition, with no damage or splits. A very good, complete example of a used gravity knife.
A VERY DECENT, UNTOUCHED AND UNCLEANED SS DAGGER BY EICKHORN DOUBLE MARKED TRANSITIONAL. Acquired via another collector, this untouched SS '33 is totally uncleaned, even down to the light patch of rust on the reverse scabbard surface! It's a 'transitional' Eickhorn piece and hence has the squirrel and the RZM marks on the reverse of the blade. A beautifully etched Eickhorn squirrel with the RZM contract code of 941/38/SS above it. Blade is in near mint condition, had a light coat of grease all over it, and fits like a glove to the crossguard, so protected it from the outside ravages of time. All crossgraining polish present and deep grey to the motto background etc. All fittings are nickel plated over alloy metal, as per all RZM pieces. Nickel plating is aged and covered in patina, but not lifting. Ebony grip is in excellent condition with no damage or cracks. Scabbard is the painted variety (RZM) and has excellent coverage. The reverse lower half of the scabbard and lower fitting has obviously been exposed to some damp at some time and is coated with light surface rust. I have not attempted to remove any of it, but it seems to have not really touched the surface underneath, so with some oil and careful cleaning, will no doubt come off. However, as the rest of the outside is also grubby and uncleaned, I would perhaps leave it. Up to you. There is also a decent, later vertical hanger on the scabbard. Seems to have been there a long time, and I have not attempted to remove it or look inside. A great dagger for those who like USED items, near mint blade and double marked.
A VERY NICE SET OF DE-LUXE LUFTWAFFE DAGGER HANGERS. These hangers come in all variations, plain, embossed, leather tops, de-luxe and combinations of all of those! These are perhaps the best they do. A de-luxe set with metal tabs. The fittings are all cast with oakleaves etc. The bottom clips are the 'push in' type. Top belt clip is the one marked with the RZM and DRGM markings as this TYPE of clip was used in other dagger hangers. HJ leader for instance. (the RZM had really nothing to do with the Luftwaffe, but the hanger were used on political daggers that WERE controlled by the RZM) Tops of the cloth hangers end in two flat metal tabs, which move and 'swing' against the dagger, hence alleviating wear. These have been used to carry a dagger, but are in near mint used condition. Cloth fronts and velvet backs are in excellent condition, with good colour. Will go very well with a like conditioned dagger.
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.Absolute bargain at this price.
AN EARLY , ALL NICKEL 1st LUFTWAFFE DAGGER BY HELBIG. As 1st Pattern Luftwaffe daggers go, this is a fine example of the type. I guess this was manufactured very early, perhaps 1934 or 1935. It has all solid nickel fittings with brass sunwheel swastikas inset into the pommel and the crossguards. The grip has the original leather which has some minor scuffs, but completely intact. The triple wire wrap is in place. Once twisted centre wire with 2 plain outer ones. Scabbard leather again is in great condition with nice dark blue leather throughout. There is a tiny period repair on one lower edge, where a small circle of leather, about 5mm across has been let into what must have bben a small split! Very inventive. The nickel fittings have all taken on a nice yellow patina. The all nickel chain is attached to the scabbard rings by 'S' shaped connectors. A sure sign that this was a very early 1st Luft, as this was only previously used on the long 55cm DLV dagger, so this is a carry-over trait! There are 10 top rings and 14 lower ones. The top nicle belt clip is unmarked. The blade is a nice heavily nickel plated type. Apart from some in/out surface scratched from the scabbard springs, is in near mint condition. At the top near the crossguard, there is an inspection 'waffanampt' stick eagle. As usual with this maker-HELBIG- their trademark etc is VERY lightly etched into the surface of the blade. It's all their but you have to catch it in the light. I have no idea why they did this, but in 99% of the daggers and Luftwaffe swords I have handled by them, this is the norm, very light etching. good looking, early dagger.
AN EARLY THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER BY ALCOSO WITH HAMMERED SCABBARD & KNOT. This is part of a small collection of lovely navy daggers I purchased this week, all are different makers and none are made by Eickhorn!!! This is a super example of an early ALCOSO made dagger with early hammered scabbard and sailing ship blade etch. This dagger would have started life as a 1929 'flame ball' dagger and has had one of the 1938 'replacement' Third Rich pommels added over 70 years ago. The exact type can be seen on page 229 on Tom Wittmann's ' Exploring the dress daggers of the German navy. Dagger is in excellent shape overall. It's been used, worn and loved over the years, so does not have any original fire gilt left. The hammered scabbard has a couple of extra 'carrying dents', which have been acquired over the years, but all very minor. There is a bullion knot tied in the navy fashion. The celluloid grip is a little grubby but no damage etc. All fittings are nicely toned brass. The blade is extremely nice and features the Alcoso 'SAILING SHIP' etch to both sides. The Alcoso trademark is stamped into the riccasso. The blade release button is situated in the middle of the reverse crossguard. A great looking dagger and another variation in the history of collecting German navy daggers. A great addition to any collection.
AN UNUSUAL VERTICAL HANGER FOR THE SA DAGGER. Most leather vertical hangers I see are black and for the '33 SS man's dagger, however the SA had them too! In my opinion far rarer than the SS vertical hanger. No idea why, but the SA certainly needed to carry their daggers vertically sometimes and this is the way to do it. They all seem to be made 'unofficially', and I have never seen one with RZM markings, so I don't think they were adopted by them. This is a very nice example and is made in exactly the same way as an SS vertical, except it's in BROWN leather. Nickel snap clip to the top. Brown, coffin shaped main body, with lower cross loop which slips up onto the scabbard body. The top strap has a small buckle and this goes through the scabbard ring, and buckles up at the front of the dagger body. Leather has quite a lot of age to it and some age cracking, but is still very supple and serviceable. I have shown it fixed to a SA scabbard for photographic purposes, the scabbard is NOT included..........
AS FOUND, SS OFFICERS SWORD KNOT, GREAT CHARACTER! Several months ago I found a similar SS Officers sword knot to this one, a very used example that had been stored in a cigarette box for years. As a result of that, someone saw the listing and has found me another!! Unfortunately, he had seen the prices of these and saw what I sold the last one for (too cheaply apparently!), anyway there are such rare knots to find, I had to buy this one too. A 200% real, used and been there bullion SS Officers parade sword knot with large ball and SS runes on the stem. This one, like the last one, has been on a sword for a long time and then removed. Why? Don't know. It needs to go on a like conditioned SS sword, one that's not mint, but is nicely used and worn. This knot will compliment it perfectly. The long flat bullion strap has the twin black lines running down each side. The interwoven slide is present above the stem. The bullion wire stem contains the black SS runes inside a black circle. This is 'woven' into the silver bullion itself, as all real ones are (not added afterwards!). The stem is in great condition. The large bullion ball is oval not round with bullion wire running around and down the acorn shape. The bottom 'inset' of the ball is finished with a matching piece of flat bullion strap with the twin lines. Where this has been tied onto a sword, it shows quite a lot of wear to the bullion strap at the 'swing' and 'rub' points. There are a few cracks and small breaks to the edges, and it shows where it's been worn. In my opinion this really adds to the originality and history. If tied carefully to a sword of similar condition or vintage, it will add enormously to it. Nothing worse than adding a new looking knot to an older sword covered with patina. Anyway, a very rare and great looking artefact. They DO NOT turn up like this.
AS WORN/AS FOUND SS OFFICERS ARMBAND WITH LABEL. This is an armband bought back as a souvenir and apparently was taken from the sleeve of a black tunic. The inside edges of this armband have most of the original black cotton stitches still there! This is not a 'stone mint' example. It has been worn, and then removed and bought back as a souvenir. The deep red wool body has a few snips and cuts in the surface, but no material missing. The triple construction of the black swastika over the white dick and then sewn on the the red body. There are a few small snips in the area to, but again nothing missing. The twin black moire lines at the top and bottom of the armband are fine, and as I said earlier, the black stitching is also there. To the reverse is stuck an ORIGINAL paper label, all marked up with RZM number and SS etc. The label has yellowed with age, but still remains firmly stuck to the wool body. An excellent piece for someone who likes a bit of history, and not unissued mint pieces. 200% original, as found!
BATTLE FLOWN REICHKRIEGSFLAG, MARINE MARKED. This is a proper, souvenir bring back, has been flown and used, but still in overall excellent condition. This came from a family in Surrey. All I know is the Grandfather was in the Royal Marines and ended up in the northern coast of Germany in one of the naval ports (don't know which one). This was the only German thing he bought back. Flag is a nice size 150x250 (1.5mx2.5m) It is profusely marked along the flying hem. However, this has been outside and the markings have faded a little. There is a maker at one end and the other has the size, type of flag and the ink marine little eagle and swastika stamp. There are a few holes and small tears around the flag, but all on the edges. Nothing big. The colours are still very vivid and it's made of a nice linen/cotton so is a smooth fabric, not like the sack cloth some are made from. There is no rope attached, has been removed many years ago. A great looking flag, if only it could talk! Kriegs flags are really popular and form the basis of most collections. A good addition.
BEAUTIFUL CONDITION, VERY EARLY LEATHER HANGER FOR THE RAD HEWER. This is a VERY RARE item and I will explain why. This one of the first design of leather hangers for the early HEAVY RAD hewer. I f you own an early 'full stag' RAD hewer, then you absolutely need one of these hangers! The hanger is great, but the design was flawed insomuch as they could not hold the weight of a RAD hewer for extended use, they would break at the lower loop, hence complete ones being VERY RARE. Later RAD hewer hanger had a metal clip to take the weight, which solved the problem. This is a SUPER hanger, in thick brown leather, with nickel oval buckle. It slips over the scabbard fitting loop and then to top loop goes on the RAD mans belt. Leather in perfect supple condition. I have not had one of these hangers in such well preserved condition.
BEAUTIFUL DOUBLE ETCHED LUFTWAFFE 2nd Pattn. DAGGER BY ALCOSO. (complete rig.) This is a consignment piece, but is a beautiful example of an original, double etched blade by a well known maker. This IDENTICAL etch is shown on page 248 of Tom Wittmann's book 'Collecting the Dress daggers of the Luftwaffe'. However, the book picture and dagger does not have a maker, this does ALCOSO. The rest of the dagger itself is in near perfect, mint condition. Crem celluloid grip with springy aluminium wire. Nickel plated fittings and scabbard. Whole dagger is in beautiful near mint condition. Original 23cm bullion knot is perfect, as are the set of leather topped, de-luxe fittings hangers!! The blade is the highlight of this piece, and as described before is a known original etch. I have included a few shots of the blade compared to the one in Tom Wittmann's book, they are identical. Beautiful, deeply etched panels both sides, featuring an early drooped wing Luftwaffe eagle and a great 1930's German bi-plane with crosses on the wings. Blade is nickel plated and the etch applied through this with background grey accents. A real opportunity to obtain a good example of a double etched blade. Voos examples are commanding much more that this, and personally I think this is easily of equal quality.
BEAUTIFUL LUFTWAFFE 2nd.Pattn. DAGGER WITH STRAPS AND KNOT-WEYERSBERG. The Luftwaffe 2nd Pattn dagger has to be one of my favourite daggers. The design and look of the dagger is just so appealing. This one is perhaps the perfect combination. Near mint condition, orange grip, air-plane grey scabbard with knot and de-lux hangers! In every way this is a superb looking dagger. Pommel and crossguard have the grey finish with burnished aluminium highlights. The grip is a lovely pumpkin orange colour with bright 'springy' wire. There is the original 23cm bullion knot tied in position. This shows just a little age and wear to the surface of the bullion, but has no frays or breaks. Scabbard is dent and damage free and has nearly 100% of the original airplane grey finish! Blade is 99% stone mint, with bright nickel plated finish. The Weyersberg trademark is deeply etched into the surface, along with the Waffanampt inspection 'stick bird' which is stamped into the blade. With this lovely dagger are a mint set of de-luv hanging straps. Blue-grey fronts with silver bullion lines. The reverse is blue-grey velvet. The snaps and clips are the de-lux type. A wonderful dagger indeed.
BEAUTIFUL NAVY DAGGER WITH ORANGE GRIP, SAILING SHIP BLADE AND KNOT! I have always liked WKC navy daggers, and THIS example is one I am asked for over and over again. WKC made a very good navy dagger indeed. Some of their grips were celluloid over wood and some were solid celluloid. The solid ones seem to age well and turn this great orange colour, which gives the dagger a unique look. The dagger has all brass fittings, with a vast amount of the original gilt still remaining. The pommel is unique to WKC, with the slightly extended swastika legs. The crossguard has a lot of gilt left and the release button works a treat! The deep orange grip is wrapped with a single twisted brass wire. Wrapped around the grip, pommel and crossguard is the original rayon 42cm knot. It has aged with the dagger and turned a nice 'gold' colour. There is a little fraying to the cord where it comes through the last part of the knot. The scabbard is dent and damage free, and retains nearly 100% of the original gilt. The blade on this example is the 'sailing ship etch'. Showing a fully rigged 3 mast ship etched into the blade along with anchors and scrolls. WKC did the standard etched blade too, but this 'sailing ship' type is much rarer. Etch and blade are in perfect condition, and have a covering of protective oil/grease. The WKC logo of a Knights head is deeply stamped into the riccasso. A classic and great looking dagger. Excellent addition to a navy collection, and VERY hard to find with an undamaged ORANGE grip.
BEAUTIFUL ORANGE GRIP NAVY DAGGER BY WKC WITH HAMMERED SCABBARD. (another from John's collection) This is a classic navy dagger by WKC with all the things people look for, lovely orange grip, hand hammered scabbard and engraved blade. Dagger has the same patina overall. All brass fittings. Perfect celluloid orange grip with twisted brass wire. Hammered scabbard is straight and dent free. Blade has standard dolphin and anchor engraving and is in near mint condition. WKC initials and Knights head logo deeply stamped to the riccasso. A VERY nice looking dagger indeed.
BEAUTIFUL, EARLY RAD OFFICERS DAGGER WITH INITIALS AND ORIGINAL STRAPS. I was lucky enough to buy a few pieces from an auction in America. They all turned out to be really great pieces, and this is one of them. RAD Officers daggers are a favourite of mine as they are so elegant, compared to the huge man's version!! This is in a remarkable state of preservation and retains all the protective lacquer and finish which is OVER the silver plating and finish! It's also toned a little and makes the dagger look a little gold tinted. The stylised eagle headed hilt has just a little of the 'bubbling' that unfortunately seems to affect nearly all of the RAD Officer daggers. However, its very slight and underneath all the plating and lacquer. all of the background burnishing that's on these RAD hilts is all there and gives it great definition. The darker cream grip plates are perfect. The crossguard spade, wheatsheaf and grip spiral are all in mint condition with all the background burnishing present. The reverse of the crossguard has the ORIGINAL OWNERS initials beautifully jeweller engraved in period gothic type script. The letters are HD (I think), but could be FD, gothic letters are difficult to decipher sometimes. The scabbard is absolutely fabulous with all the plating and burnishing and protective coating intact. No dents or damage at all. Connected to the dagger are the original set of brown leather hangers with aluminium fittings. In great condition, hey have been used and worn with the dagger, but remain in a remarkable state of preservation, all supple with great colour. The blade on this dagger is also lovely. It has no flaws, no finger marks. The motto is crystal clear and has all the background dark colour in the letters. Super conditioned blade, nearly as bright as the day it was made. Eickhorn trademark is deeply etched in to the riccasso. One of the nicest RAD Officers daggers I have had in years.
BEAUTIFUL, MINIATURE MINT BULLION DAGGER KNOT. This is a 'watch fob' sized miniature Third Reich all silver bullion portepee. Complete with small metal snap clip. These were used for a number of things, I have seen them clipped to miniature daggers, and also just used like a key fob. This is in near mint condition, is exactly like a full sized version, made in the same way. Would look great with a miniature Luftwaffe dagger for instance. Period piece. These were made in many varieties, and copied their larger cousins.
BEAUTIFULLY CONDITIONED NAVY DAGGER BY EICKHORN. Whilst I have a few navy daggers in stock, I just can't resist one in near mint condition, or one that has 'been there and done it'! Well this one is in the first category and is in near mint condition. Purchased from a private, non collector source, and has never been in a collection. Eickhorn were perhaps the most prolific manufacturer of navy daggers, and their quality is always superb. This has the Eickhorn post 1941 trademark stamped into the blade riccasso, of the seated squirrel looking over it's shoulder. The dagger has 100% of the original fire gilding all over the brass surfaces, apart from the rear of the pommel eagle. Here the gilding has gone and the exposed brass has aged to a 'plumb' colour. The off-white celluloid over wood grip is in perfect condition and is wrapped with single twisted gilded brass wire. The gilded scabbard is perfect, and I cannot see any damage on it at all! Wonderful. The blade is needle sharp and has a nickel plated surface. The dark grey etched panels on both side depict the standard navy etch of anchors and dolphins. The blade is not quite mint, say 95%, as there are a few places where moisture has settled on the blade surface and tiny portions of corrosion have happened many years ago. They look like little black/grey spots, but are VERY minor and I mention them for the sake of a true description.
BEST CONDITIONED MARINE KRIEGSFLAG I HAVE OWNED!!!!!! Purchased at a recent fair, this is an amazing Kriegsflag in BEAUTIFUL condition. I mean absolutely stunning. According to the owner, who purchased it over 25 years ago, it has remained in a cupboard since then. The condition as absolutely superb. All the colours are as bright as the day it was made. There are no tears, rips, moth holes, as far as I can see, or even signs that it was ever flown!! It measures a very decent 1.5m x 2.5m. and of course is made from that typical slightly rough cotton/hessian that all of these exhibit. The original tethering thick rope is sewn through the canvas sleeve along the top edge. Kriegsflag means 'war flag' or 'battle flag' and this type was flown both in army, navy and Luftwaffe locations. They were stamped accordingly. This one was a NAVY flag and has the small stick like eagle and swastika ink stamp with 'M' underneath. It's also stamped/marked with the size and Kriegsflag along the hem too. Honestly, you will not be able to upgrade this flag, unless you found one in a packet. Fantastically preserved thing.
BROWN FABRIC UNDERBELT FOR SA DAGGER ETC? Whilst I have had several of the underbelts for the navy dagger, which are usually blue, I don't often get a brown one. More likely associated with the SA or NSKK as they had brown uniforms. It also only has one sliding 'D' attachment, so that would suit a SA or NSKK dagger. Anyway, a decent thing whatever service it was used for. Worn underneath a tunic or coat, this was used to support a dagger, and the strap would have gone through a pocket flap and then clipped onto this belt. Brown cloth belt with leather ends. Steel buckle and leather sliding loop with 'D' ring.
BROWN LEATHER THIRD REICH SWORD HANGER. This is a nice fairly long hanger for a Third Reich Officers sword. Suitable for both Dove head and Lion's head swords. Clips to steel loop on back of scabbard and then attaches to belt. Lighter brown leather in very good condition with steel top clip and steel snap clip. Great to complete your sword display.
BROWN LEATHER THIRD REICH SWORD HANGER. This is the lozenge shaped sword hanger, about 7" long that clips to the back of nearly ALL Third Reich parade /dress swords. As it's brown leather, I would say this is for an army sword. The metal snap clip goes on the reverse of the scabbard where this is a permanent fixed metal 'staple' on the scabbard. The sword will then hang properly and straight from the belt. In brown leather with a grey leather backing. In very good condition. Complete with nickel snap clip and top box fitting. Complete your sword with this.
BULLION DAGGER KNOT 23cm LUFTWAFFE/TENO. A nice, short 23cn bullion dagger knot used mainly on the 2nd Pattn Luftwaffe dagger, but also sometimes on the 1st Pattn and the TENO officers daggers. In near perfect condition. No real damage or wear. Nice thicker cord, has been on a dagger.
BULLION DAGGER KNOT 23cm LUFTWAFFE/TENO. Another nice short knot. This has slightly thinner bullion cord. No damage or wear. Used on the 2nd. Luftwaffe dagger and sometime the 1st. Pattn. Also used on the TENO officers dagger. Nice knot!
CLASSIC IMPERIAL GERMAN 1898 INFANTRY SWORD. This is a very nice all brass ,earlier type Imperial German 1898 Infantry parade sword in excellent condition. All brass , heavily cast hilt, depicting the Imperial Prussian eagle cast into the knuckle bow. Large fish skin or sharks skin hilt grip is wrapped with 3 silver twisted wires and in the centre, has the Imperial eagle cypher in brass with crown above. Blade is a dead straight thing with deep central groove and nickel plated. The plating has worn a little in a few places and at the tip, but basically is 85% intact. The sword is made by the Weyersburg Company and their early logo of WK&C with side by side Kings heads, appears on the blade langet. Scabbard is dead straight, no damage or dents, still has the original blued surface finish and twin hanging rings. Very nice looking Imperial German sword.
COMPLETE ARMY RIG, DAGGER-STRAPS AND KNOT.. BY TIGER. This is a great looking, complete army dagger set. Dagger has remained uncleaned and unpolished so has developed a nice silver 'patina'. It has a great tangerine orange grip, with the original bullion 42cm knot tied around it. Crossguard has the nice hooked beak eagle as used by Tiger (see Tom Wittmann's book). Scabbard is dent free and has great dark patina. It's darker one side than the other as been exposed to more light etc. Blade is a nice nickel plated variety and has the trademark picture of a TIGER with a small letters beside it. Blade has all the original polish and a needle sharp tip. There are a few light surface scratches towards the tip. It has a good, original set of army type straps with bullion fronts and green velvet backings. These seem to be the original set of straps and show just a little wear to the velvet where it's rubbed against the uniform when carried/worn. An unusual maker and a nice conditioned, complete dagger.
COMPLETE EARLY SA OR NSFK BROWN LEATHER CROSS STRAP. In virtually every portrait picture you see of an early SA guy or NSFK airman posing with their dagger, they are wearing their dagger and uniform with THIS cross strap. A wide brown leather uniform strap, with adjustable pebbled rectangular buckle. Each end of the strap finishes with a 'D' ring and brown leather removable belt loop with snap poppers. I have included some photos of the strap being worn with the daggers! A rare period strap, complete.
COMPLETE RIG! UNTOUCHED LAND CUSTOMS DAGGER/STRAPS/KNOT BY ALCOSO. I am pleased to offer a really hard dagger to find, and complete too!! Purchased recently from one of my contacts, this dagger has never been in a collection and is the first time onto the collecting market. Dagger is made by ALCOSO and the trademark can be seen underneath the eagle and swastika on the crossguard. (this is another bit of solid proof that in all the 'untouched' daggers I have had, army, luft etc., in most cases the manufacturers trademark is left on the blade UNDER the crossguard eagle and not readily seen). Dagger has aluminium fittings to the pommel and crossguard. They are in nice bright condition. Grip leather is ark green and wrapped with a single strand of the 'springy' wire. Crossguard has the unique 'upswept' customs eagle. Scabbard is green covered leather with nickel plated steel fittings. This was a very common combination. Aluminium hilt and steel scabbard. (There are earlier customs daggers with heavier alloy fittings, and later ones with all aluminium scabbard/hilt.). Scabbard has nice green leather with just a very tiny portion of wear along the leather seam, but nothing missing and no nicks or tears. The dagger has the original 42cm bullion knot tied in a strange way around the pommel and crossguard. Knot is original to the piece. It's a standard all bullion type, which seems to be the knot found on most Customs daggers. I have never seen an original dagger with a 'green flecked' knot tied on it from the period. Completing the dagger are a great set of hanging straps. Again these are ORIGINAL to the dagger and have been with it since the 1930's. They are bullion faced with twin green stripes running the length. The reverse is covered with Kelly green velvet. The fittings, clips etc., are aluminium and feature the LAUREL leaves (rather than oak leaves on army buckles) to match the LAUREL leaves on the dagger pommel etc. A great opportunity to acquire a very nice, untouched Customs dagger. I believe it to be a very reasonable price too!
COMPLETE THIRD REICH ERA NAVAL SWORD WITH RARE HANGERS AND ORIGINAL KNOT. This is a chance to buy a great conditioned naval officers sword by ADOLF BRAUN, which is complete with the original Third Reich naval knot and the very rare leather hangers! A complete sword rig! This is a standard naval officers sword that was used in the German navy from the later 1920's to the 1940's. Gilt brass fittings with lion's head and folding crossguards for storage and ease of wear. It has a mint celluloid grip with triple brass wire wrap. The reverse folding crossguard has a locking mechanism to the top of the scabbard. Both the crossguard and the top scabbard fitting are marked with an naval accountability number O1086. O is for 'Ostsee', so this sword comes from the Kiel port area. Wrapped around the grip is the original, naval bullion sword knot and it is still in the proper, complicated tie. These knots are identical to navy dagger knots, but are a few centimetres longer in order that this tie can be completed. Knot is in mint condition. Scabbard has the three brass fittings, each of which are stamped with the number '5' for assembly purposes. The fittings are in excellent condition. The lower drag has a small dent to the side and is also stamped with a tiny marine eagle and a M. (this is also stamped underneath the crossguard) Scabbard leather is nearly perfect with no chips or scratches. Has a very small crease in the surface on one side, but is completely flat now and the scabbard is a solid as a rock. Attached to the scabbard rings are a set of the original braided leather hangers. Navy sword hangers are extremely rare, I think they just rotted away with exposure to sea air etc. They are always the same and look like leather 'dog leads' . However, they have gilded navy clips at each end and the short hanger has the retaining chain and hook. ADOLF BRAUN was a naval distributor in Berlin, and this is actually made by ALCOSO and re-sold by them. The sword is in fantastic condition and has 85% of the original fir gilding on the hilt, and most of the scabbard fittings. A really good rig, and if you do not have a naval sword in your collection yet, this will fit the bill perfectly.
COMPLETE, AS FOUND WKC ARMY DAGGER-FULL RIG. JUST FOUND! Although not a rare item yet, it's complete,has never been in a collection and was in a drawer for 40+ years until last week. I am still fortunate enough to be contacted by family members when they find something interesting,usually after a relative has passed away. This army dagger was such an offering. Not in the best of condition, it's also not awful either. There was a coating of rust all over the scabbard, which made it look much worse than it was. I have carefully cleaned that off, but left everything else as it is. Typical WKC product with the 'hatchet head' eagle crossguard. Orange grip, dark patina to all areas et etc. There is an original bullion portepee which is tied in a very strange way around the crossguard etc. Looks like a navy tie, but it's backwards! Been like this for 70+ years. The cord attached to the ball is heavily frayed and is just hanging on. Crossgaurd has deep patina also. Scabbard, as I said, has now had the coating of rust removed from the surface, and does not look bad at all. There are no pits or damage to the surface. The leather blade washer has obviously worked, as the WKC marked blade is virtually MINT! Apart from a few very slight blemishes, it has all the crossgraining and needle sharp point. Accompanying the dagger, are the original set of hanging straps. These also show some age and wear, this dagger was carried a lot, but they are sound and not falling apart. A very decent set, priced to sell, and never seen the light of day until 2 weeks ago!
COMPLETE, UNTOUCHED EICKHORN NAVY DAGGER WITH ORIGINAL STRAPS AND UNTOUCHED KNOT. Following a telephone enquiry last week I visited a veterans son (now in his 70's) on the south east cost, near Southend. His father had bought home a couple of very nice souvenirs, as he had served in the Royal Navy during the war. One of these items is this lovely Eickhorn navy dagger. Has remained together since 1945, never been in a collection, and has been with this family since then. This gentleman remembers his father occasionally showing him the dagger, but on strict instructions never to touch or play with it! Therefore it is offered to the collecting community for the very first time. Whilst not 'STONE' mint, this dagger remains in wonderful condition throughout. Not polished or tinkered with, it retains 95% of the original fire gilding throughout. All the brass fittings are well covered. Grip is a perfect cream celluloid with twisted wire wrap. The original knot remains in the naval tie and has NEVER been removed. Blade is a typical Eickhorn with the post-1938 stamped squirrel and deeply etched surfaces with all the background grey etc. Blade is still covered in the original green cosmoline grease, so I am looking through that at the surfaces underneath.Needle sharp point and nickel plated surface. Scabbard is in beautiful condition, with just an extremely small carrying 'indentation' just at the very tip. I did not notice it at first! Accompanying the dagger are the original set of naval hangers with gilded aluminium buckles and clips. Hangers are in equally wonderful condition and are a matched pair. No moth or wear to the fronts or reverse velvet backings. A chance to own a 'virgin' piece so to speak. A very nice dagger complete rig.
COMPLETELY AS FOUND, UNTOUCHED ARMY DAGGER WITH STRAPS AND KNOT. For those of you who like 'out of the woodwork' stuff, this will be ideal for you. Found by a dealer colleague who does not sell daggers, this was 'rescued' by one of his pickers from a shed in the Birmingham area recently. Has developed the same 'off grey' patina all over, except where it's been protected under the crossguard and under the knot areas. If you desire, this will clean back up to a mint or near mint dagger as everything is there, untouched! There is a nice orange grip, with original bullion knot tied in place. Scabbard is perfect and dent free, just grubby. Original finish and colour is up under the crossguard protected area. Blade is STONE MINT!! never touched, NO finger marks, 100% crossgrain. Blade has no maker and the crossguard is one of the 'generic' types used by quite a few makers. Straps are totally original to this dagger and have never been off. Buckles and metal fittings have same patina as the dagger. Bullion is fine, real grey/green velvet is also fine with just a couple of age slits/tears on one strap, very minor. Looks fantastic as it is, if cleaned could look even better (but I would leave it!)
EARLY , LONG FIREMANS DRESS BAYONET WITH 25 YEARS SERVICE ETCH. I have had very few of these over the years, and I don't know why there were not more done. However, this is a very simple etch done on a non maker marked Fireman's Dress bayonet. The bayonet itself is an early piece as the quillion and hilt are all made of steel and nickel plated. The grip plates look to be early Bakelite with steel rivets holding them on. Scabbard is a standard long black painted steel, and there is a original patent leather parade frog in good condition. The blade is nickel plated with a long single fuller and nicely etched into the surface within a panel, is 'For 25 years True service'. It is executed with perfect workmanship, no blurred letters or wavy etched lines. I had a long look at this before I bought it, as I have seen bad reproductions, but this seemed to pass all of my tests. It quite deep into the surface, but above all, is crystal clear and of high workmanship. Etched Firemans bayonets just do not turn up! There is no maker to the reverse , just a nice plain blade!
EARLY 1936 HITLER YOUTH KNIFE WITH MOTTO BY TIGER. This is the type of HJ knife I am constantly asked for. An early HJ with motto. This is a lovely example made with quality materials. The hilt is steel with heavy nickel plating. The plating is 100% intact with no obvious wear points. The grip plates are the small chequered type with an inset HJ diamond in perfect condition. The scabbard paint is ALL original and is nearly totally complete. The leather belt loop and dagger cross strap/popper show a little use, but are supple and in great condition. The blade is extremely clean. The etched motto of 'Blut und Ehre' is on the obverse of the blade. On the reverse the TIGER trademark is deeply stamped into the surface and the riccasso has the Puma RZM code of M7/68. The date of manufacture is underneath as 1936. The blade cutting edge has been very slightly sharpened, but very carefully done. This is a 'used' knife, and is exactly what they were used for, a scout knife! A great HJ, with all the things collectors are after.
EARLY 1st Pattn. RLB OFFICERS DRESS DAGGER. A very uncommon dagger to find, as a great percentage were altered officially to the 2nd Pattn type when it came out a few years later. They are identical in size and shape, but have a different grip badge and another central scabbard fitting. This is an untouched, early 1st Pattern by Paul Weyersberg. Magnificent Art Deco hilt design, with stylised eagle with out swept straight wings. There are no markings to this dagger apart from the makers mark on the blade.Tom Wittmann has virtually an identical one on his site. Crossguard and scabbard throat completely plain. These daggers have solid metal fittings, probably brass with heavy nickel plating. This dagger has not been cleaned or polished in a very long time, so all the nickel fittings have dark patina. Grip badge features the early 1st type RLB motif, with the RLB letters in blue enamel and a small swastika underneath. Badge is completely original and has been affixed to the grip for 80+ years! The dark blue/black leather covering to the grip AND the scabbard are in lovely condition. Smooth Moroccan leather with hardly any scuffs or damage. Blade is very bright indeed. It's quite well polished, and seems to be the type without crossgraining. Weyersberg polished these blades to a mirror like finish. Makers logo etched into blade surface. Blue leather washer in place. Scabbard has the integral single hanging strap. Leather a little cracked, but still supple and sound. Very decent looking RLB type.
EARLY ALL NICKEL LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS SWORD by the EICKHORN company. A 'fresh to the market' piece, purchased from a family in America. This is a classic, early Luftwaffe sword, uncleaned and untouched. It is complete with the leather crescent hanger, and has gone quite black overall with age and patina. All metal parts are solid nickel. The grip has lovely deep blue leather, and no evidence of damage or scuffs. It is wrapped with twin 'springy' aluminium wire. Scabbard again is covered in lovely dark blue Morroccan leather. There is a small abrasion or tiny surface dent to the scabbard 1/3 of the way down, it looks as though it was caught in a door or similar. It is very slight and hardly noticeable. The rest of the scabbard is fine and in excellent condition. The upper and lower scabbard fittings have toned nearly black with age and patina. The blade is fantastic, has remained in MINT condition after all these years. Nickel plated finish is flawless and there is a great small oval Eickhorn trademark etched into the surface near the crossguard. This style of trademark dates it to around 1935-1936, before the larger squirrel and sword trademark was used. The sword measures 31" overall, with a 28 1/2" blade. A decent length for a Luftwaffe sword, as so many of them were quite short!
EARLY HITLER YOUTH KNIFE WITH MOTTO AND RARE MAKER. Purchased on my travels recently, this is a good, used example of an early HJ knife with etched motto on the blade and a nice stamped maker mark of Gebruder Bell. Their trademark is intertwined letters GB. This is an early dagger so is an all steel construction hilt, which is then nickel plated. Perhaps 50% of the nickel plating is left. Nice chequered grips with enamel HJ diamond which moves very slightly. The steel scabbard has nearly 100% of the original black paint, with just a slight age bubbling to the top area. The leather belt loop and cross strap with snap button are fine and working. The blade has a little surface age to it, but is basically very clean. Not been damaged or shortened. The 'Blut und Ehre' motto is clear and etched into the surface, on the reverse the trademark is deeply stamped into the steel. The leather buffer washer is present.
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.
EARLY HITLER YOUTH KNIFE WITH MOTTO, WITH SLIGHTLY DAMAGED BLADE. A nice, early HJ knife with full motto' BLUT UND EHRE!'.deeply etched to the blade surface. Made by the JA HENCKELS Co., with twins logo. It's also marked with an etched RZM mark M7/10 1936. Great nickel plating over steel fittings all there! no lifting. Perfect grips with perfect HJ diamond in the centre. Scabbard is aa anodised/blued variety and has full covering. The leather belt loop and snap clip are really fine and work well. Reverse is stamped with an oakleaf. However, the blade has been slightly shortened at the tip at some time, re-done properly and in the middle of the cutting edge, a small half-moon piece has been snapped out of the blade edge. Looks like someone tried to undo a screw or similar. It is what it is. If this was perfect, an early HJ like this would fetch £400+ easily. I have priced it accordingly, but still a great maker and original piece.
EARLY LUFTWAFFE 1st Pattn. DAGGER BY EICKHORN WITH REMOVABLE CHAINS. I purchased this dagger some weeks ago, but have only just received it. It has some interesting veteran history. You will notice from the pictures that the dagger is a different colour from the scabbard. Dagger has more patina and is much darker. The dagger was left to 2 brothers, who decided to keep half of the dagger each. One had the dagger, the other kept the scabbard. Theu both stored them in different ways. One kept his wrapped in a drawer, the other kept it exposed, but in an attic. The metal parts have therefore aged differently and patina has happened more to one half than the other. When they were put back together, the difference was quite noticeable. However, I have left it as it is, so the final owner can decide what to do, polish and clean or leave. Pommel, grip leather and crossguard are all quite dark but in perfect condition. The gold/gilt of the lower crossguard swastika is shining through. Blade is heavily nickel plated and near mint. Eickhorn trademark from 1938+ is etched into the surface. Scabbard is very clean, nice leather. Small carrying dents to the lower fitting on the reverse. Chain has been period altered by adding a couple of steel snap clips, which enable the owner to remove the nickel chains from the scabbard id desired. I have seen this several times before, and I purchased just a set of chains in the past, that also had these tiny snap clips on them, so not an unusual addition. Nice dagger with some vet history.
EARLY LUFTWAFFE 1st Pattn. DAGGER BY SMF. This is a very decent example of the Luftwaffe 1st Pattn dagger by the SMF company. As it was an early production piece, all metal parts are of course, solid nickel. Copied from a Teutonic medieval sword design, and similar to the Luftwaffe sword. It has classic lines, with downswept crossguard. The pommel and crossguard are inset with brass swastikas. The dark blue leather grip is wrapped with triple wire. The scabbard fittings again are all solid nickel as id the chain connected to the middle and top scabbard rings. There is a nice nickel snap clip and everything works perfectly. The scabbard leather has perhaps been recovered a long time ago, but it has been done professionally and with the correct matching leather. The long, nickel plated blade, is in virtually mint condition with a mirror bright surface. The 'seated king' trademark of the SMF company is deeply etched in to the blade surface just under the crossguard. Overall a very good example of the dagger, and very reasonably priced.
EARLY NICKEL LUFTWAFFE SWORD BY DAVID MALSCH. Luftwaffe swords have always been one of my favourite designs. I suppose they look very much like some medieval design, but seem to be so elegant with the down-swept wing crossguard. This is a decent example of an early , all nickel type. The small leather crescent hanger on the scabbard is missing, but other than that it is in good order. The large nickel pommel and crossguard have all the plating, although any gilding to the swastikas has long gone. Leather grip is scuffed on one side, but retains all of the triple twised wire. Blade is lovely and is quite long, as this Luftwaffe chap must have been quite tall. The David Malsch trademark is etched into the blade surface and there is a Waffanampt stamp underneath. Scabbard has upper and lower nickel scabbard fittings and the scabbard leather only shows a little wear. As I said a decent example of an early sword and priced very competitively.
EARLY NICKEL LUFTWAFFE SWORD WITH ISSUED UNIT MARKINGS. Despite being a very nice, early Luftwaffe Officers parade sword, this one has the unit engraved onto the top scabbard fitting and it can be traced, for added historical interest and history. The sword in quite long, being over 93cm overall. All the solid nickel fittings have not been cleaned in a very long time and have therefore acquired a nice dull patina. Both of the large pommel swastikas have done the same and both look a dull brass colour. The leather to both the grip and the scabbard is in very good condition, with just some mild abrasions here and there. I did not see any leather missing. The grip has twin strands of aluminium wire running around it. The blade is lovely, being nickel plated and in virtually mint condition. There are no 'nicks' or plating lifting. The sword is made by SMF and their logo is deeply etched into the blade surface. The engraving...........beautifully engraved into the front of the upper scabbard fitting is the following '2. Fea.37' and underneath is just the number '1'. A quick check from a very knowledgeable collector friend of mine, and this is what it means....' This sword is carrying markings for the 2nd Staffel of Flieger-Ersatz-Abteilung 37. Fea 37 was based in Uetersen in Luftkreis VII, and it was set up on the 1st of April 1937. This unit seems to have disappeared from this location by the 1st of November 1938 and so was probably absorbed by another unit or re-designated. These units would have been the training and replacement units for Luftwaffe personnel and most of them were renamed Flieger-Ausbildungs-Regimenter when war started; however Fea 37 didn’t exist when the Germans went to war in 1939.' So a bit more research could be done I imagine, but this sword was logged and issued by the Luftwaffe quartermaster for parade purposes and then put back for another day. A very nice, early sword, with history too!
EARLY NSFK FLYERS KNIFE BY WEYERSBERG-COMPLETE. Always a very popular dagger with collectors. The DLV/NSFK glider pilots dagger was introduced during the early 1930's, when Germany was secretly building up it's air force in contravention of the Versailles Treaty. It trained glider pilots, before forming the Luftwaffe. The dagger is an earlier, all nickel type with dark blue leather grip and scabbard. The nickel fittings are nicely toned slightly yellow. There is no damage to the grip and scabbard leather. The nickel crossguard has the enamel swastikas set into it both sides. These seem to be in good condition, with just a very slight bit of surface bruising. One arm of the crossguard is stamped with the letter 'K'. Lower scabbard fitting has a slight dent to the bottom ball, where it's been dropped at some time. The top throat of the scabbard has a small Waffanampt stamp, but also the 'winged man' stamp for the NSFK. The original short leather hanging strap is attached to the top scabbard ring. These are an integral part and are permanently fixed to the ring, so if they are missing, virtually impossible to replace. The blade is the standard double edged type and is in 99% MINT condition. All the crossgrain polish is present. The Weyersberg trademark is etched into the blade surface near the crossguard. A smashing blade. Overall and extremely nice example of a NSFK flyers knife.
EARLY NSKK DAGGER-UNCLEANED-V.RARE MAKER. This is a REALLY nice early NSKK dagger, complete with the original short hanger. ALL early NSKK dagger were 'converted' SA daggers, by just painting the scabbard body black. There was an official order issued. No EARLY NSKK dagger was painted black from the manufacturer, so they were all done by hand. Sometimes well done, other times quite crudely. It was not until the later RZM produced daggers, that the scabbard body was sprayed/painted from scratch in the factory. This scabbard has been very nicely done, with smooth original black paint, which now shows a little age on the surface, but is basically still 100%. Al early fittings, for crossguard, scabbard etc, so are all solid nickel. They have not been cleaned, so have mellowed to a nice yellow patina. The dark brown grip is a lovely piece of hand finished wood. The SA button and grip eagle are in perfect condition. Lower crossguard is marked with the Gau 'Fr' for Franken, which is located in the middle part of Germany and has Nuremberg as it's main city. An unusual Gay stamp, I can't remember seeing it too often. The blade is really beautiful, and is virtually mint. It has all the crossgrain polish over 100% of the surface. There are just the normal 'in & out' runner marks. The maker is one I just do NOT remember seeing at all, ever. It is an etched oval with 'Suddeutsche Messerfabrik' as the maker. I have NEVER seen this maker before. It is in Ralf Siegert's book, and is rated a rare 7, with approx. 4000 made. So if you collect SA and NSKK's by maker, I am sure you don't have this one. A super dagger, with everything you want.
EARLY RAD HEWER BY CARL JULIUS KREBS. These are always very popular daggers. They are huge items and you get a lot for your money. When first developed both Officers and men wore the same dagger. The more delicate Officers pattern was introduced later. This is an early, very heavy, all brass/nickel variety, so would have been made in the early 1930's. The much later types were made of the grey alloy which was nickel plated over the surfaces. In great condition throughout. Super pair of stag grips. Nice pommel and crossguard with full nickel plating with darkening in the background. Scabbard has fine detail to the fittings with all original screws present. Lower scabbard fitting features the spade, swastika, wheatsheaf motif deeply cast into the surfaces. There are a few small indentations in the bottom edge of the fitting. Extremely common as this was a very heavy dagger and when you bumped into something or put it down hard on the tip, it would dent! Really small ones though. The reverse of the scabbard fittings, where it was worn with a leather frog/hanger shows some slight wear to the silver plated finish and you can just see the brass underneath. This was worn properly and carried. The blade is really lovely. Nice bright surfaces, with a slightly matt finish. Good deep, crisp motto and the Krebs motto, which is a crown over a K and then in a oval. The RADJ issue trademark is in a triangle above. Scabbard paint seems to be original and is 85% intact. A great, solid example of a RAD hewer.
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.
EARLY RARE 'PIONEER' DRESS BAYONET BY EICKHORN WITH FROG. I have not had one of these REAL ones in a long time, but in the space of a few months, buy two! This came from the USA, and was sold to me as a 'broken K98 bayonet'. In fact it's an early, original 'Pioneer' type. Actually the term pioneer has been added by collectors over the years, as it seems it was not sold as such in the 1930's. Whilst it appears in the Eickhorn catalogue (picture shown), it's not actually classified as such. It seems to have been just another variation Eickhorn made, but it didn't prove to be very popular, and few were sold. Hence it being quite rare on todays market. It's identified by not having a hooked quillion/crossguard, and it just ends in a rounded part. Bayonet has good nickel plating, but it seems to have flacked off a bit on the fake rifle slot locking button. This button does not work, as the bayonet was not meant to fit on a rifle! It's just for show! Black chequered grips are perfect. The stubbly unique crossguard is fine with full nickel plating. There is a patent leather parade frog, which is in good condition. Scabbard is undented and has virtually all of the original paint. Blade is a standard nickel plated variety with single fuller. Reverse has the small oval Eickhorn trademark used in the early 1930's.
EARLY SA DAGGER BY RARE MAKER KLITTERMANN & MOOG! These early SA daggers continue to be a very popular choice amongst collectors, especially in good condition with a rare or unusual maker. This is in great condition. All nickel fittings and a great wood grip, with no damage. Nickel eagle and SA button are fine. Lower crossguard does not seem to have ever been Gau marked, so is completely plain. The scabbard is in excellent condition, good nickel fittings and NO dents to the lower fitting. At some time the scabbard body has received a very smooth coating of brown paint. The original brown anodising on the SA daggers was very susceptible to wear and rust, so many have been re-painted to look much better. A good job here. The blade is in lovely, untouched condition. Never been polished or sharpened, it retains 99% of the original crossgraining, with just a few age spots to the surface here and there. The deeply etched motto retains ALL of the original grey background finish. The reverse of the blade has the deeply etched KLITTERMAN & MOOG trademark, which consists of a circle with an arm throwing a spear. This is a sought after maker of high quality. Nice looking dagger.
EARLY SA DAGGER WITH RARE AND UNUSAL MAKER VARIATION. Early SA daggers are always high quality. Beautifully assembled and with great early materials. There were well over 200 different manufacturers of SA daggers in the 1930's. Some big, well known companies, some very small 'cottage' industries, who made a very small number of daggers. The firm Gebruder Heller made some great items, and usually their trademark/logo is an anchor within a circle. However, there is also THIS logo. Same company, but entirely different. It's just the words' GEBR. HELLER' stamped sideways on one side of the blade! Most unusual and rarely encountered. Dagger is untouched and has remained uncleaned for many years. All nickel fittings have developed a nice yellow patina. A rich coloured solid wood grip. Nickel grip eagle (which is slightly off centre!) Lower crossguard is Gau marked 'Th' for Thüringen, which was right in the middle of Germany. Scabbard retains 100% of the brown 'anodised' finish and over 50% of the original copper coloured lacquer on the surface. The obverse side shows some surface discoloration. The blade is wonderful apart from a couple of very small water spots right near the tip. The rest of the surface is MIRROR BRIGHT in mint condition with all the crossgraining. The Alles fur Deutchland motto is very deep and crisp with all the background colour. A really excellent dagger with most unusual maker variation.
EARLY SA DAGGER WITH VERY RARE MAKER AND HANGER. This is a very nice early SA dagger that I acquired in the West country a few weeks ago. I knew I was buying a decent SA, but the bonus was it's a RARE maker and it's in great condition. Made by LOUPER-SOLINGEN, with the flame trademark and FLAMME underneath. All nickel fittings are uncleaned and have a nice yellowish patina. Great hardwood mid-brown grip with undamaged SA button and nickel eagle. Lower crossguard is Gau stamped No for Nordsee, the north coast of Germany. Scabbard is damage and dent free. It has 50+% of the original factory lacquer and 100% of the anodising underneath. The lower chape has one small dent to the bottom ball. The blade on this dagger is beautiful, with virtually 100% mint surface with all crossgrain polish etc. The LOUPER trademark is deeply etched into the reverse surface. Attached to the upper scabbard ring is the original short brown hanger with nickel snap clip. A very nice SA dagger. A maker I cannot remember having before and is rated 9 on the rarity scale (10 being the rarest), with approximately only 1000 of these daggers being made.
EARLY SA SHORT LEATHER DAGGER HANGER-COMPLETE. Another short leather hanger for the early SA dagger. Again not suitable for the RZM types. Brown leather is a little dry ans has a couple of surface cracks, however it is still completely sound and will go on a dagger nicely. All nickel fittings, buckle and snap clip are quite heavily patina'd, could be cleaned to a shine or left as they are.
EARLY SA WITH 'LAZY MAN' ROHM INSCRIPTION AND TRIPLE HANGER. With the murder of Ernst Rohm in July 1934, Hitler ordered all reference to him to be removed or destroyed. This included the inscription on the 'honour' SA, NSKK and SS daggers that were issued/purchased. A very few were hidden away and over the years these have surfaced, they are highly collected, very rare and hence expensive. The other daggers we see fit into 3 categories. 'erased' 'partially erased' and this 'lazy man' type. The inscription was either removed professionally where you can hardly see it was ever there, or done by the owner either very well or terribly crudely. The 'lazy man' removal, is always a very half-hearted attempt to follow the rules and get rid of the inscription. This is a perfect example of that. The Rohm inscription on the reverse of the blade has basically just been lightly ground off along the spine of the blade. You can easily read the lettering above and below the spine edge and the Ernst Rohm signature is virtually intact!! However, the grinding has caught the makers mark and removed all of it apart from the lower word SOLINGEN. I have handled many 100's of SA daggers, so I recognise the lettering as being from the Ernst Pack & Sonne firm. They seemed to make the lion's share of Rohm inscription daggers. Obverse of the blade is virtually mint, with all crossgraining etc., but the energetic grinding process on the reverse has caught the edges here and there, so you can see a few lines and scratches. The grip of the dagger is a lovely smooth brown hardwood, the SA button and nickel eagle are perfect. There is a tiny chip from the wood on the edge of the lower crossguard, but done a long time ago and very minor. All the solid nickel fittings have a nice yellow patina. Crossguard is stamped with the Gau mark 'No' which is for Nordsee. The scabbard is in very good order indeed. It still has 100% of the brown anodised coppery colour finish and all of the shellac lacquer. However, the lacquer has 'bubbled' slightly with heat and age and is rough to the touch. Attached to the upper scabbard ring is a very nice TRIPLE leather hanger. It consists of the normal short leather hanger with snap clip but also has the smaller loop and 'D' ring that goes around the top of the grip to stop it swinging around when walking or marching. A very nice SA dagger with HUGE history to tell. A fine example of a 'lazy man' erased Rohm dagger.
EARLY SA/NSKK DAGGER WITH BLACK GRIP-NSKK MARINE. I have had several of these daggers over the years, but only a few. Always an early piece and always with a black grip and period painted black scabbard. In addition this dagger is in very nice condition, has an issue or unit mark stamped to the lower crossguard and the blade is an ERASED ROHM. I am pretty sure that this is an Eickhorn dagger, but 95% of the original trademark has been removed with the Rohm signature, and just a tiny part remains. Dagger has nice nickel fittings as I mentioned. Grip is a deep black colour, not ebony, but stained deeply black. Has a couple of age cracks and a tiny piece of wood missing just abouve the SA button and the top crossguard. Lower crossguard is Gau marked Nm for Nordmark. This was a northern coastal region with Kiel as a major naval city. It is also stamped 15/59233 which would have been an attributable number. Scabbard has been painted a very nice deep gloss black, possibly not period, but done a long time ago and very well done. Blade is very, very nice. HAs virtually all original polish and crossgraining. Grey still in motto letters. Very crisp indeed. Reverse is also very nice, but has had complete Rohm dedication professionally removed. A most pleasing dagger. Attributable and from a small division of the marine NSKK troops.
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 SS 1933 DAGGER BY EP&S WITH VERTICAL HANGER. Always pleased to offer an example like this, a good , honest piece. Ernst Pack & Sonne, or EP&S made some very good daggers, but it seems not many '33 SS, as they just don't turn up very often and are one of the harder makers to find. As it's an earlier, pre-RZM piece, all fittings are in solid nickel. The ebony grip is chip free, but does have a few light age cracks, very slight. Where the clip for the vertical hanger has touched the wood over all these years, it's made a little 'bruise' mark. Nice original feature. The nickel grip eagle is perfect as is the SS button, with no chips or damage. The lower crossguard is stamped with the Roman numeral 'I'. Scabbard is an anodised or 'blued' type and in very nice condition. HAs lost the lacquer, but colour is all there. Attached to the top scabbard mount and carrying ring is an original SS black vertical hanger. It's been on there a long time as Verdigris has developed on the nickel surfaces where they touch the leather. It looks to be an early vertical as the snap clip is a large type, not the small clips we usually see. It's very well marked DRGM, M5/76/11 and then a small RZM in a circle! The reverse of the leather on the vertical hanger also has a 2 and a D stamped into it! The blade is extremely clean. I seem to remember EP&S tend to polish their blades to a mitrror type shine, rather than the 'crossgrain' effect. This is the case here, and apart from some vertical surface scratches where the blade springs have marked the surface, it's very clean. The motto has lost the blackening background over time and use, but is still extremely clear and crisp. The EP& S logo is etched to the reverse of the blade and shows the man wielding a hammer over his head. A very good example overall. Nice to have a more unusual maker.
EARLY, ALL BRASS EICKHORN 'FREIHERR von STEIN' PARADE SWORD. I was really pleased to buy this Field Marshal series Eickhorn sword at the recent fair I attended. A really great, early type, in cast brass. Eickhorn marketed this group of swords under famous Field Marshals from the WW1 period, and all have become very collectable now. Especially if you are missing one from the series! This pattern appears in the Eickhorn catalogue and all the sword reference books. Has a brass 'dove head' pommel and backstrap acast with oakleaves. The crossguard has a beautiful closed wing national eagle and swastika. Under the crossguard is the 'ges gesch' (pattn Pending) stamping. Very nice grip an wire. A great deal of the original fire gilding remaining all over the hilt. Nice long nickel plated blade and undamaged scabbard. Eickhorn trademark f approx. 1938 deeply stamped into the blade riccasso. A really nice sword.
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 LONG 'MEMORY OF MY SERVICE TIME' ETCHED BAYONET. This is a great comparison and partner the other Eickhorn etched bayonet just listed. This is a standard by LONG dress bayonet, with standard chequered grips. However the etch on the blade is identical to the stag griped version, BUT it is a bit more complete, a bit longer!! The full etch would not fit on the short carbine blades, so Eickhorn left off one of the 'fleur du lys' finishes at the top end of the blade!! An interesting fact (perhaps). Anyway the longer blade has the full etch with floral swirls at both ends! The main 'In Memory of my Service Time' is exactly the same. Writing in 2 scrolls and two eagles, one at each end. The reverse of the blade has the stamped post 1938 Eickhorn trademark. The scabbard has virtually all the original paint. There is a nice leather frog attached to the scabbard. The hilt has all the nickel plating and the original red felt 'plug' is in the rifle slot. A great example of a long etched bayonet.
EICKHORN NAVY DAGGER WITH ORIGINAL RAYON TYPE KNOT. This is the second of the navy daggers purchased with the other one listed from Ireland. Identical in many ways, this retains slightly less fire gilt and the scabbard is more of a plumb colour where the brass has been exposed to the elements. It has the original 'gold' coloured rayon knot, tied in place in the same way for over 80 years. The whole dagger is slightly dusty etc and there are little residues everywhere. Perfect cream celluloid grip. Blade is still in the old greenish protective grease that you see now and again. Underneath the blade is in near mint condition, with all the etching and darker background. The riccasso is stamped with the post 1938 Eickhorn squirrel. A great looking dagger with character.
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.
EXTREMELY RARE ALCOSO NAVY DAGGER, SAILING SHIP BLADE & COMPLETE WITH KNOT AND NEAR MINT HANGERS. An acquisition from my America trip, and I was so surprised to find a navy dagger in Los Angeles!! I have always loved navy daggers, they look splendid with the gilded brass finish, and the history of the development of the navy dagger in the German navy goes well before WW1, and they adapted it accordingly. There were quite a few companies that made navy daggers. Eickhorn being the most prolific it seems. However, each of the different companies, made slightly different navy daggers, in their own small ways. Some of the companies made very few compared to Eickhorn, and in the collecting community, it's the rarer makers that have become VERY sought after. ALCOSO is one of them. They made a rage of edged weapons and were in business for many years prior to the Third Reich period. Their trademark is very distinctive and always contains a scale balance. Alcoso navy daggers are very distinguishable. They used very thin grip wire, the reverse crossguard has a cast diamond in the center, there is no 'butt plate' between the scabbard and the crossguard just red felt, the scabbard rings and bands are larger and are like the sword scabbard fittings. These are the main points that are unique to Alcoso. This dagger is a classic ALCOSO piece in every way. It's not been cleaned or polished, and whilst it retains 50% of the gilt finish on the fittings, the exposed brass has toned to a plum colour. The original bullion knot is tied in place, never been off. It is a little frayed where it swings against the crossguard. Scabbard is near prefect with no edge damage or 'door dents'. There is one small 'ping' dent in the front of the scabbard just underneath the top scabbard band, but not serious and very shallow. The blade is lovely and I would grade it 99% mint. Has full etch and background and is the great 'sailing ship' design. Alcoso trademark is etched sideways into the riccasso and dates this dagger to around 1940-41. Accompanying the dagger are a lovely set of gilded aluminium moire cloth hangers. These are a matched pair and look to have been with the dagger for ever. The reverse of the buckles are cast with the M inside a diamond. Gilding to the buckles is perfect, some loos on the hanger clips, but they have been used, so bound to happen. This is a UNIQUE opportunity to acquire a TEXTBOOK Alcoso navy dagger. These just do not surface like this.
EXTREMLY RARE TENO OFFICERS DAGGER WITH ORIGINAL CLOTH STRAPS AND KNOT. I am really pleased to be able to offer this wonderful example. It is a totally classic and near mint example of this very rare and desirable dagger. It is complete with the 23cm bullion knot AND the equally rare cloth 'day' hanging straps!! These are probably rarer than the dagger. TENO daggers, both Officers and men's, were ONLY made by Eickhorn. They were also numbered to the blade and the scabbard, and these should be matching. This dagger has very little lifting or corrosion to the pommel and crossguard as is very common with these pieces. The burnished antique finish is still present over most of the surfaces. It has a lovely tangerine orange grip, and a 23cm knot tied in the correct manner. The grip colour underneath the knot is lighter, indicating that this knot has been there for a very long time. The scabbard is fantastic and has perhaps 95% of the darker burnishing over the pebbled part!! This is how they were made, with an 'antique' look already applied. Initially collectors etc., thought this was patina and polished it off, trying to make it look bright and shiny, so to find one with all the original finish is highly unusual and rare. The blade is again beautifully preserved with all the original crossgrain polish. Mint. The Eickhorn trademark and TENO eagle are deeply etched into the surface and the issue number ' ' is on the blade and the matching numbers on the scabbard throat. A fantastically preserved and wonderful looking dagger. IN ADDITION the original black/dark blue cloth hanging straps are with this piece. Again these are in fantastic condition. The cloth straps feature the bevo woven twin silver strips running the length of each. The TENO cogwheel buckles still have the full grey burnishing and are marked on the reverse to the ASSMANN company. The black velvet reverse of these straps is full and the pile is perfect. No wear. An interesting point.........the top of each strap where it finishes with the top clip, is folded over on itself and stitched in place. Effectively shortening the straps and hence how the dagger 'hung' when worn. Perhaps this TENO officer wasn't too tall? Anyway, both the straps and the dagger compliment each other perfectly. A fantastic pairing. I also realise that this is a very expensive dagger, so I am happy to discuss a lay-away plan, or accept good part exchanges.
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 'GROSSE' SIZE THIRD REICH SWORD KNOT. I really do not get these very often, and I am pretty sure these were only on special swords, or worn on HIGH RANKING Wehrmacht Officers (Colonel/General) etc. It's a fabulous sword knot 1/3 bigger in every respect than a standard green leather type. The strap itself is much wider and has 3 silver bullion lines running the length of the green leather straps. The ball is HUGE and dwarfs the standard size (I have shown a picture comparing the two). This beautiful knot is in mint condition. Again it has been on a sword, but not for very long! Green leather is in supple, mint condition. If you have that Extra Special Third Reich parade sword and need a knot for it, then this is it!! Imperial Germany had some Grosse hilted swords, but Third Reich didn't. All were same size. But a mint condition RARE parade sword would suit this perfectly. Rare knot!
FANTASTIC 'HUGE' FORESTRY CUTLASS WITH SKINNING KNIFE BY CLEM & JUNG. This is a monster piece!! Measures 2' feet overall in scabbard! How these guys carried some of these daggers, amazes me! Anyway, it's a wonderful cutlass in great condition and COMPLETE with the original skinning knife!! This is a piece definitely carried in the Third Reich period as the Clem & Jung stamped trademark comes from that period. So probably made in the early 1930's and carried on from there. All brass fittings with a hard black leather scabbard, with provision for the skinning knife. Super dark stag grip, with original 3 brass acorns in a row. Fluted plain clamshell. Huge plain brass scabbard fittings. Each one numbered under the staples. Blade is really nice VERY clean, near mint with near perfect nickel plating and deep, dark etch panels which have not been polished over at all. The etched depict forestry and hunting scenes. Deer, hunters with rifles etc etc. Blade is triple etched with oakleaves running down the spine area. Clem & Jung trademark deeply stamped into riccasso. Skinning knife in equally good condition. Mint blade, stag grip has one matching brass acorn on the grip. Scabbard has, in addition to the normal bayonet- frog- type stud, twin brass rings on the top scabbard fitting. Two leather straps would have been part of the belt accessory to hold this huge dagger up, and would have gone to a belt fixing. Wonderful huge cutlass!!
FANTASTIC FIND! EXTRA LONG BULLION PORTAPEE FOR THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER OR SWORD. I am permanently on the look out for dagger and sword accessories, and my search takes me all over Europe and America. I purchased this knot as it was in such excellent condition, and is the rarer variation for a NAVAL edged weapon. Normally, the bullion knots for army daggers and naval dagger are 42cm long (measured without the ball). However, the clever Germans made an EXTRA LONG bullion portepee for the naval sword. The official complicated knot tied around the grip takes up more of the bullion cord to tie it. The sword knots are 47cm long and 57cm including the ball. This is one of those!! Indistinguishable from a normal navy knot, unless you notice and measure it. Bullion cord is the same. Perhaps the ball is a little larger, yes it is. It also has the 'puckered' finish to the inside of the ball underneath. As Tom Wittmann calls it...a cat's anus!! Anyway, a great knot, super condition. You can of course use it on a navy dagger, I have seen it done many times and have a dagger in my own collection with one tied on it. There is just a little more cord hanging down after the knot is completed. Rare thing! Near mint, but been on a sword/dagger.
FANTASTIC NEAR MINT MINIATURE ALCOSO LUFTWAFFE SWORD. Those that know me, know that I LOVE miniature daggers and swords. I always look for something a bit different or in better condition. This is a favourite of mine, the ALCOSO size Luftwaffe parade sword. Identical in every way to it's large counterpart, ALCOSO made the BEST miniature daggers and swords going. The sword measures about 10.5" overall. Scabbard and grip are covered in Moroccan blue leather. The grip is wrapped with tiny twin wires! The gilding to the swastikas on the pommel and crossguard is still virtually100%. The silver plated surface to the top and bottom scabbard fitting shows a little age and 'spidering' to the surface. The blade has a central fuller, is nickel plated and is full mint. Has not been sharpened or bent. Whist this is an ALCOSO miniature, it is not marked on the blade. These miniatures were used for many purposes. Salesman's samples, and 'gifts' as letter openers being the most common. You could order them from Alcoso with or without their trademark and have your own advert etched or engraved onto the blade. This one seemed to have missed all those processes and is just a very nice thing indeed.
FANTASTIC NEAR MINT MINIATURE ARMY DAGGER BY HORSTER. This is a superb little 71/2 miniature by EF HORSTER. These were the predominant maker of this size of miniature, although not the only company to do so. Dagger is in lovely condition and has all the bright nickel plating everywhere. Fantastic detail to all of the metal pieces, tiny oakleaves around the pommel and the small eagle and swastika to the crossguard. It has a nice white celluloid grip. Scabbard has all the plating and tiny hanging rings. Blade is mint, needle point and has the makers name EF HORSTER etched along the blade in tiny letters. A very nice miniature indeed.
FANTASTIC SA DAGGER -RELIC-!!! This is exactly how I have described it, a relic, in it has interest in it's current form. A my recent show on Sunday a Norfolk farmer came to my table and just asked " Do you buy relics?". Intrigued I said yes, and from his pocket he pulled this poor old SA dagger (no scabbard). Seeing the state of it, I asked him where it has been. " on the floor in the out house" was his reply, "been there for years". Well, that's exactly what the condition reflects. The blade has had severe moisture affect the surface and has now just turned black. You can just see the Alles Fur Deutchland motto, but no maker on the reverse. The tang of the blade has expanded with the rust and literally exploded the grip from the inside out. The nickel crossguards have kept it together!! Never been apart, and if you did undo the tang nut the grip would fall into many pieces. The top and bottom crossguards are fine, and the lower one is marked with the Gau Nrh . The SA button is fine and still in place, the grip eagle is STILL hanging in there and pinned through the grip. This really is a true relic, and in my opinion should be left as it is. However, if you want to use it as spares, there are very usable bits here.
FANTASTIC UNCLEANED, UNTOUCHED NICKEL NSFK FLYERS DAGGER. These little flyers daggers are always a joy to find and own, especially if in good condition, and this one is SUPER. The outside nickel fittings have been left as they were for the past 70+ years. There is a great deal of the original silver frosted finish that was OVER the nickel plated fittings, and this is 'glistening' in the more protected places. Where this has come off, the nickel surface has toned to a dark grey/black patina, looks marvellous. The top scabbard fitting still has nearly 50% of the original bright silver 'wash' on the surface!!! The original Moroccan blue leather is perfect on the grip. The scabbard also is 99% complete, but has lost a small sliver on the lower edge only. Lower scabbard fitting again has most of the original silver wash on the surface. Crossguard is black with patina, and the enamel swastikas are present on both sides. There is the original short leather hanger with nickel snap clip, permanently attached to the scabbard ring. Now the blade.........this dagger is made by GEBRUDER HELLER, MARIENTHAL with their unique trademark of a man carrying balloons. The blade is in MINT condition, with beautiful crossgrained finish along both sides. Just stunning to look at. As with all NSFK or DLV flyers daggers, there is a stamping to the throat of the scabbard. This one is stamped with the NSFK Icarus 'winged man'. It is a little indistinct, as the 'stamper' went too close to the mouth of the scabbard, and you can only see 50% of the figure. In fact it's been stamped TWICE, as if you look closely through a loop, there are 2 tiny swastikas side by side, just the bottom of the stamping. This is one of the nicest NSFK daggers I have sold in a long time. Always popular with collectors, and really hard to find now in good condition.
GERMAN NAVY DAGGER KNOT. 42cm BULLION. Another nice knot, destined for your navy dagger. I found this one and the one listed below, in an old collectors 'tut' box. There were other knots and a few hangers in there, which I will gradually list separately. A very good conditioned knot, has some patina and some age bends etc. No damage. Nice thick cord so will tie properly. Bottom ball has the 'puckered' or 'rounded' finish, found on 99% of the untouched knots found on navy daggers. Complete your navy with this nice piece.
GOOD QUALITY EARLY ALL WOOL PARTY ARMBAND. Very emotive, but very collectable. A Third Reich 'nazi' armband. These were worn by many members of the Third Reich organisations, mainly the NSDAP SA party. This is a very nice all wool armband. Made in 3 pieces, the red wool backing, then the white moire circle and then stitched onto the top is the black swastika in black moire fabric. The armband is completely open and does not seem to have been stitched to a tunic, Very good quality piece.
GOOD SIZED REICHS KREIGSFLAG- BATTLE FLAG. From all of the Third Reich flags, this is the one most in demand and the most popular as it epitomises German flags! flown by all aspects of the army and navy. This one is a nice, manageable size (not a huge one!) It measures 100cm x 170cm, approx. 3.3" x 5.6". It has been stored for many years and I purchased it from a family in Hertfordshire last week. As it's been out of the light, the colours are very bright and crisp. The cream linen hem has the integral rope stitched through it. The hem is also marked Kr. Fl 100x170, and at the opposite end, it has the makers marks and city, Oberkotzau which is a municipality in Upper Franconia in the district of Hof in Bavaria in Germany. Nice detail. It is in perfect condition overall apart from a small patch on the corner of the flying edge, where it seems to have been eaten a little by a mouse or similar. The family told me it had been in a drawer for 20+ years, and was like this when they got it out. It actually does not detract from the flag at all, and the price reflects this. A fantastic original, nice size and has never been on the market before.
GREAT EXAMPLE OF A NAVAL OFFICERS DAGGER BY EICKHORN. I acquired this and the other navy dagger listed from the same auction house in Southern Ireland. Both had come from the estate of the same man, so I can only presume he obtained them as war souvenirs at the same time. Both daggers are nearly identical in condition and both have the same Eickhorn trademark. This is a super looking dagger, very well preserved. Not been cleaned or polished ever! There is an awful lot of the original fire gilding present. over 60% on the scabbard and virtually all there on the hilt and pommel. Where the gilding has lifted off, the atmosphere has dulled the exposed brass underneath. Lovely cream celluloid grip with brass twisted wire wrap. No damage or cracks. Original 42cm portepee is in the 'naval tie' and is in great condition.Scabbard body is effectively dent free, with just a few indentations. Blade is in super condition with all the blade etching and background darkening. Needle sharp tip. The post 1938 Eickhorn trademark is deeply stamped into the riccasso. The original brown blade buffer is present.
GREAT EXAMPLE OF AN EARLY RAD HEWER BY WUSTHOF. As I mentioned in the other description, an early RAD hewer is a hell of a beast! Well made of quality materials, used by both RAD officers and men initially. This has a great heavy nickel plated hilt with a nice pair of stag grips. Dagger has been well treated and not used to bang in nails or similar! Nice plating throughout the dagger, both on the hilt and crossguard and also on the scabbard fittings. The scabbard body seems to have had an old re0paint, but it has been done very well and the gloss black paint is even and smooth. All the original scabbard screws are present. The lower scabbard fitting has very minimal carrying dents to the tip and edge. The blade is a nice huge slab sided piece of steel. The surface retains it's matt finish and there are no signs of sharpening etc. The RAD motto is deeply etched into the surface and is very crisp and clear. The reverse riccasso has the Ed Wusthof trademark of a trident inside an oval. Above it is etched the RADJ logo in a triangle. Another great looking, early RAD hewer, made of all the right things!!
GREAT EXAMPLE OF AN ORIGINAL EICHORN KUNENDIENST-SALES CATALOGUE. If you are serious about collecting daggers, then you have to own an original sales catalogue, and this is the BEST catalogue ever produced. The Eickhorn company were very serious people, and this is a serious catalogue. It contains in colour and black and white pictures and drawings, ALL of the daggers, swords etc that they produced at the time and you could by. One of these little books would have been available at all, dagger and uniform shops and distributors and you would have placed your order from here. It has red linen bound covers, with the Eickhorn name embossed in gold on the cover and spine. The inside is a treasure trove of information and covers ALL of the weapons available to the different services. Army, Luftwaffe, navy, Police, SS Customs, etc etc etc. At the back is a fold out section in colour, showing the different type of blade etched you could have , as well as Damascus options. Right at the back is another fold out section containing the complete price list of daggers, swords and options. A truly magnificent piece of history for the blade collector. these are VERY rare to find complete and in this condition.
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!
HALF- SIZE 'DANCING TYPE' MESS DRESS,WEIMAR NAVY DAGGER WITH ORANGE GRIP. These little daggers are absolutely beautiful. As far as we can find out these were actually used and worn with the formal mess dress, and carried by senior members of the German navy. WCK seems to be the only company that made them, and they were made for the Imperial navy with 'crown' pommels, then the 1929 Weimar navy with 'flame' pommels and very rare, they had a small Third Reich eagle pommel too! Tom Wittmann shows all three versions in his navy dagger book, and I have reproduced a pictures with the description. This one has the 'flame' pommel, and is in absolute gorgeous condition. 85% of the original fire gilding is present through the dagger on all the brass fittings. There is a deep ORANGE celluloid grip with tiny brass wire wrap. It has the Imperial style capstan crossguard. The scabbard is also a standard (smaller) navy style with lightning bolt design etc.The blade is wonderful and is deeply etched both sides (most are plain) The Knight's Head logo for WKC is deeply stamped into the riccasso. WKC made some of the best looking navy daggers around, their options for grip types and scabbard design is amazing. This little navy dagger, it measures 10 1/4 " overall and is a fantastic little thing.
HITLER YOUTH KNIFE BY EICKHORN WITH MOTTO. I have had this little HJ knife for a while without a scabbard. I recently located the correct type and age of scabbard just on it's own, so have married the two. The dagger itself is a good example but has sustained some strange wear or exposure to something that has corroded a bit of the pommel. It's on the side, so not really noticeable. The grip plates are fine and so is the HJ diamond which sits in place perfectly. The scabbard has had a re-paint at some time, but many years ago as it now shows age etc. The leather belt loop and cross strap are in good condition and works well. The blade is etched with the 'Blut und Ehre' on one side and the reveres is nicely double marked with the Eickhorn squirrel and the Eickhorn RZM number of RZM M7/66.
HITLER YOUTH KNIFE RZM M7/13 MARKED. This is a decent, USED Hitler Youth Dagger by RZM M7/13 (Arthur Schuttelhofer & Co). As this was produced after 1938, there is no motto on the blade. Just the RZM stamped deeply into the reverse. Blade has been sharpened and dagger has been used for it's purpose, but still retains overall collectability. Scabbard seems to have been well re-pained on the front, whilst reverse is all original black gloss. The leather belt look and cross strap are in good condition, but has had a period repair in the middle. Absolutely fine now and all works. Chequered grip plates are fine as is the enamel diamond. Overall a decent REAL example for a decent price.
HITLER YOUTH KNIFE WITH MOTTO. This is a decent HJ knife, complete with the 'Blut und Ehre' etched on the blade. I am always being asked for these and it's the first one I have had recently that's affordable as mint examples are making £500+ it seems. Anyway, It's been used, so not a mint item, but remains in good condition. It's made of steel and then nickel plated. The plating has rubbed off in the normal wear areas, around the pommel retaining strap and the edges of the crossguard. Grip is chequered Bakelite and the enamel HJ diamond is deeply set in the obverse panel. Blade has the motto etched on one side and has the RZM maker on the other. It's RZM M7/2 1937. This is the code for Emil Voos, and is a typical product for them as they always featured a small HJ diamond on their HJ daggers. Blade is fine, has been used etc. but not really sharpened etc. Not digs or nicks and the motto is very readable. Scabbard is very nice with most of the ORIGINAL black paint on both side, with just a bit of age to show it's real, original paint. Leather work is all fine and supple and the grip snap loop popper works perfectly.
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 1890 CADET NAVAL DAGGER-IVORY GRIP. The daggers of Imperial Germany do not come along very often, mainly because it was really only the NAVY that had them! The proliferation of daggers started with the Third Reich era in the 1930's, but the Imperial German navy had some great dress daggers from the early 1800's. This is a classic, textbook example of the 1890 pattern CADET naval dagger. Very long, measures over 18.5" /47cm overall, with a huge 12.5" etched blade. All brass fittings are in wonderful condition. Closed crown Imperial pommel is not removable as it is pinned to the blade tang. Cream IVORY grip has aged well with the usual age lines running through it, but no damage or chips. Brass capstan crossguard with 'push fit' spring to hold it in the scabbard. The push button release was not available until a little later 1902 pattern dagger I think. Scabbard is beautifully finished, with intertwined rope style scabbard bands. Scabbard itself features 'lighting bolt' type engraving, and miraculously after well over 100 years, has no damage or dents to the scabbard surface!! WoW.. Blade is very nice and carries a double etched surface. Has a single main spine and is deeply etched with Imperial German naval scenes, sailing ship and Imperial crown over anchor. These Imperial naval daggers are SO much rarer than the Third Reich counterparts and so well made. A really nice artefact.
IMPERIAL GERMAN HIGH RANKING HUNTING/FORESTRY OFFICIAL'S CUTLASS. I like Forestry pieces and especially those of Imperial Germany. They used high quality materials and the designs were very varied. I must admit I have not had a Forestry cutlass quite like this before. It's in super condition and all parts are made of high quality brass, but the detail on everything is just so GOOD! It would have been specially ordered for a High Ranking Official, someone like a Forestry 'Oberforstrat'. Whoever he was, he would have had plenty of money as this would have been an expensive piece. There are a band of oakleavs cast around the top of the pommel. The crossguard features , in great detail, a dog's head on one end and a wolfs head on the other. The reverse of the crossguard has a wild boar cast into the middle. The large brass clamshell features a curled hunting horn and above an Imperial state crown. To each side are cast sprigs of oak leaves. The front of the crossguard has a feature of a dog throwing a deer into the air! The blade features etched hunting scenes on both sides, running deer, hunters etc. The Blade is stamped with the early Imperial period Eickhorn trademark of back-to-back squirrels. It's also stamped with a small Imperial crown and the numbers 77. This is repeated on the throat of the scabbard. Scabbard is hard brown/black leather with accent lines running down. Smooth brass fittings in great condition. The dagger is quite long, bigger than normal and measures 22" long with a 13" blade. A really super, high quality piece, worthy of further research. A similar piece appears in Tom Johnson/Tom Wittmann book 'Collecting the Edged Weapons of Imperial Germany'. It has the EXACT clamshell but a different hilt.
IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVAL DAGGER BULLION KNOT/PORTEPEE. These are EXTREMELY hard to find now. Used on the 1898 and Officers daggers of the Imperial German navy, they are now over 100 years old and antiques in their own right. This is approximately 42cm in length, is a dull gold in colour with the distinctive black and red flecks, found on all Imperial navy dagger and sword knots. The actual bullion cord is quite thin and delicate and the ball is a small size, compared to Third Reich knots. It has had a small period repair to the cord on one side near the top off the ball and there are a few 'rubbing' scuffs along the bullion cord where it's been used and tied on a dagger at some time. However, as you can see from the pictures, it's actually in very good order overall. This needs to go back on a nice, delicate Imperial navy dagger, with some age to it, as then it would fit in perfectly. I have not had a small Imperial dagger knot like this in years, a couple of sword knots, but not one of these.
IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVY DRESS BELT. After buying the items from Dorking, the gentleman called me the next day and said he found a 'funny belt' in the cupboard the swords and daggers were stored in, would I like it? He kindly sent it and I paid him for it, and low and behold it was this great untouched Imperial German navy bullion dress belt! The belt is now 100 years old and is officially an antique! The belt is complete, but the silver bullion has toned somewhat with age and exposure. There is no oxidisation, it's just gone a little dark, but the red and blue/grey lines running through it are still very visible. The brass Imperial buckle is very bright and has most of the original gilt still left. Both parts of the buckle are still there. The blue cloth backing has suffered a little from age and has some age spotting etc as seen in the photos. However, it's all still there and would display well with an Imperial dagger or sword. Both fold out brass loops are there, where you would attach sword or dagger hangers.
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
IMPERIAL GERMAN WW1 STAG GRIP FIGHTING KNIFE. The Germans liked their fighting knives and enterprising companies offered more 'de-luxe' pieces to buy for private purchase and take with you to war!. This is one of those. Made by ED WUSTOF Solingen, who continued to make edged weapons right through the Third Reich period too. Has a nice stag grip with large steel 'S' type crossguard. Blade is nickel plated with false edge. Blade in good condition, not sharpened and only has slight spotting to the surface. Scabbard is tubular steel and similar to a Hitler Youth type scabbard. Has nearly all original paint. The leather belt loop in supple and intact. The small cross strap and popper are all there, but the popper has broken through the leather strap. This is over 100 years old after all!! A good example of a very neat, private purchase knife. HArd to find in this condition.
INTERESTING LUFTWAFFE SWORD BY WKC - COMPLETE WITH HANGER. This is a very decent Luftwaffe Officers parade sword, and is complete with the crescent leather hanger. I say 'interesting' as the construction is between two periods. All early Luftwaffe swords were solid nickel, and of course the all aluminium swords are quite common too. However, there is a sword made of a combination of both. Nickel plated over alloy/aluminium and this is one of those! It's as light as the aluminium ones, but with the nickel plating it looks like an early sword. A few manufacturers did this, but in my experience WKC seem to be the most commonly encountered. Sword is quite long and the leather on both the scabbard and grip is in great condition. It's a nice lighter blue colour and there is no major wear or damage to the surfaces. The sword hilt has a few spots where the nickel plating is lifting from the alloy beneath, but not serious. The swastika discs in the crossguard and pommel are in a brass/copper colour. The top scabbard fitting has the original blue leather crescent hanger attached, which again is in good condition and the leather is the same colour as elsewhere. The blade is a normal Luftwaffe sword type, nickel plated with a single fuller running the length. Blade is actually really nice and bright, but there is one small portion, right beside the WKC knight's head trademark, where water has rested against the surface and has pitted it. The WKC trademark is still very visible and deeply etched into the surface. Nonetheless, this is a nice looking, complete sword, and I have priced it competitively.
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.
KRIEGSMARINE MARKED WATER OR SOUP LADLE!!! No, not a dagger or weapon at all, just a bit of fun!! I often come across the cutlery marked with either an army or Luftwaffe eagle, as used in the various messes. However, never had or seen a ladle. Made in stainless steel and marked ROSTFREI on the reverse of the handle, it is also deeply stamped right at the end with the stick like eagle and swastika and a 'M' underneath. It's about 14" overall length, and being stainless steel, is in great condition. Not sure if this would have been used for water, or just a general ladle, soup etc. Anyway, has probably med 1000's of sailors during WW2
LARGE 25mm GOLD HUNTING ASSOCIATION AWARD/ MEMBERSHIP PIN. This is a MINT conditioned DJ (Deutche Jagerschaft) gilt membership pin, and twice the size of ones I have had before. Incredible detail and maker marked to the rear around THE PIN BASE. AN ABSOLUTLEY WONDERFUL MEMBERSHIP PIN, WOULD HAVE BEEN FOR A HIGH RANKING OFFICIAL, AND I HAVE NEVER HAD ONE LIKE THIS BEFORE. a MUST FOR THE HUNTING ASSOCIATION COLLECTOR.
LARGE 25mm SILVER HUNTING ASSOCIATION AWARD/MEMBERSHIP PIN. From the same source and old collection as the gold membership pin, this is the silver version. I imagine these were actually given as awards, rather than just a membership pin, as why have a a silver and gold grade? By the same manufacturer as the gold one. With the makers name stamped around the base of the pin. Beautiful, MINT detail. Lovely twisted pin. Absolutely marvellous pin, and I have never had this size before. A must for the DJ collector.
LARGE, MINT CONDITION THIRD REICH COVER/DRAPE (NOT FLAG) This single sided Third Rich 'drape' is pretty large, measuring 2.4m x 1.5m approx. It's in virtually mint condition, with no discernible wear or moth, as it seems to have been folded up for most of it's life, so the colours are also very bright. It was meant to be some sort of cover or table throw as it has no means of hanging, no rope sleeve or hanging rings. It is has a thin sewn seam all around the edges, and is made like a sheet. It is single sides, so the printed roundel with swastika is on one side only. As I say, definitely made as a display item, to go over or on something, just one side. High quality red serge cotton material. Cotton printed centre.
LATER BULLION SS SWORD OR BAYONET KNOT. These knots remain a little it of a mystery as there does not seem to be period reference to them. I have bought and sold them over the years in various condition. Some that have had 70+ years of wear and patina on them, some that have oxidised with age, and some that are in near perfect condition. I believe them to be original pieces, but produced after the beautiful SS sword knot with runes on the stem. These knots have a long bullion strap with twin black lines. The stem is just plain silver and the top of the ball is black with the lower part black and silver alternating. This knot shows some age and has been on a dagger or sword at some time.
LIONS HEAD PARADE SWORD-'BLUCHER' BY EICKHORN. This is one of the more unusual and difficult to get patterns of the Field Marshal series of swords made by Eickhorn. They offered a 'run' of Officers parade swords all named after different, famous German Field Marshals. The is the 'BLUCHER' named after Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher 1742-1819. The sword is about 38" overall with a 322 blade. The lions head hilt is solid brass then gilded, and the lion has red glass eyes. The crossguard has an outstretched eagle and swastika. Under the crossguard is stamped the letter DRP, for Deutche Reich Patent. Black celluloid grip is wrapped with triple brass wires. Blade is nickel plated and in mint condition. It is stamped with the post 1938 Eickhorn squirrel trademark. A nice looking sword and a good addition to the Eickhorn sword series.
LITTLE DLV EARLY FLYERS DAGGER! This is a very nice little dagger and stems from the very earliest period of the Luftwaffe. All these flyers knives are usually marked on the scabbard throat. Early ones have the DLV symbol, the later ones have the 'flying man' (Icarus) NSFK wings. The Deutsche Luft Verband ware a volunteer glider/flying club set up to avoid the Versailles Treaty of non-military organisations for post WW1 Germany. This soon became the NSFK (National Socialist Flying Club) and then the full Luftwaffe. The DLV were only about for a few years 1934/1935 perhaps, so this little dagger stems from the very early period of the Luftwaffe. All solid nickel metal fittings in great condition. Dark blue leather grip and scabbard show some age scuffing here and there, but are in excellent order. The original short leather hanger is permanently attached to the scabbard ring. The crossguard enamel swastikas seem to be completely undamaged. There is a 'K' stamped into the end of the crossguard arm. The blade, unfortunately, has been damp at some time and the scabbard springs have made marks on the blade surface. The blade has been cleaned at some time and has therefore lost the crossgrain polish etc. It has also lost 95% of the makers trademark, but there is just enough left to identify it as BOKER (I think, but could be an early Eickhorn small oval). In spite of that, it's a great looking EARLY DLV dagger. I have priced it accordingly, so I am sure that will help.
LONG NSDAP/PARTY BANNER-PROBABLY FOR BUILDING. This is one of the longer drapes or flags, probably hung or flown from a building and meant to be hung and flown vertically. It measures approx. 4'.6" wide and 10' long! It is very well made with high quality wool body and double sides roundel and swaz. There is a nice heavy duty reinforced cotton hem at one end. The colours have remained very bright and clear as this has been folded up in a drawer for most of it's life. It came back as a veterans souvenir from a family in Norfolk. There are some dirt stains to the bottom of the flag, perhaps were it was dirty on the ground when hanging? There is also a couple of minor 'mouse nips' that I discovered. These are not moth, as there is still the fabric there, just bitten by a little rodents teeth at some time.Flag is a part of history and was certainly used at the time. In extremely good condition apart from the grubby bottom edge and small holes.
LONG SAWBACK FIRE BAYONET COMPLETE WITH FROG/KNOT & RARE MAKER. The sawback fire bayonet is a rare beast and getting harder to find. I seem to have found all the last few in America, and that's where this came from. In very nice condition indeed with lovely full bright nickel plating to the pommel, hilt and crossguard. Mint chequered grips. The scabbard has a little age wear to the black paint and some surface spots. It is complete with the beautiful original black leather frog and the original Fire Officers portepee, with silver/red ball. The blade is a long, carbine type SAWBACK edge. Very sharp! The makers mark is stamped into the riccasso, and is a stylised 'JL'. This stands for Johan Leupold Bayreuth. This company is most uncommon. They made fighting knives in WW1 and then early SA and NSKK daggers, also these Fire Dept bayonets, but not much more is known about them. The blade is heavily nickel plated and very bright and clean. There is a small patch of lifting at the tip of the blade where the nickel plate has flaked off. However, it just reveals the bright steel underneath, so is not really noticeable. A nice FULL RIG fire bayonet, complete.
LONG SINGLE ETCHED DRESS BAYONET WITH FROG AND PORTEPEE. Whilst this dress bayonet does not actually have a maker on the reverse of the blade, there is a little 'S' stamped into the metal ?. Actually the 'In Memory of my Service time' etch, is very distinctive and was used only on the Paul Seilheimer bayonets. A pictures of this exact etch and bayonet is shown on page 204 of Wayne Techet's bayonet book. The etch consists of a central panel with the 'Memory of my Service Time' in two lines, it is bordered by oak leaves at each end as well as an eagle and swastika with outstretched wings on the left and a Wehrmacht helmet on the right. This bayonet was designed for the Heer/Army. Bayonet is in lovely condition. Rifle slot has the red felt insert. Brown/black leather frog with green/silver portepee.
LOVELY EARLY SA DAGGER BY RARER MAKER-NICE PIECE! This is another early, high quality dagger, by the unusual maker GEBRUDER GEFRATH. Trademark consists of an oval sideways with the makers name over the top part. An uncleaned, unmessed with dagger. Solid all nickel fittings throughout and in lovely condition. Nice solid wood grip, with SA button and nickel eagle. Small age crack in wood on reverse, but nothing serious. Lower crossguard is marked with the Gau mark 'Nr'. Scabbard is exceptional as it has virtually 100% of the original brown finish and looks amazing. The lower scabbard ball has a very slight dent. Blade is absolutely super, has never been cleaned or polished and retains 99% of the original crossgraining on both sides. The motto retains ALL of it's crispness, and has 100% of the dark grey anodising in the background letters. An SA worthy of any collection. Rated a desirable maker, not commonly found!
LOVELY SET OF THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGERS HANGERS. I never seem to find enough of these, especially those in very good condition. This is a perfect set of MATCHED PAIR straps, with gilded aluminium fittings, designating Third Reich vintage. They have been used and worn, as there is evidence of that on the spring clips and hooks. Everything matches, clips are the same type, fabric is the same colour, the buckles have the same '5 dot' casting marks on the back of each one. Just a very nice, honest set of hangers.
LOVELY USED SET OF THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGERS HANGERS. These are from the Third Reich period as they are gilded aluminium. They have seen quite a lot of use, and as normal the shorter hanger, which takes the main weight of the dagger, is more worn that the longer strap, which just hangs behind. This is a MATCHED pair , with identical lions head buckles and snap clips. The casting marks on the reverse of the buckles are the same as are all the snap clips. The blue velvet backing on the shorter hanger has some wear to it, but the longer one has none at all!! A great set to complete your standard navy dagger, reasonably priced for a WW2 set.
LOVELY USED SET OF THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGERS HANGERS. This set is complete and has been used to carry a dagger quite a lot, so is not one of the used 'mint' sets I have had in the past. Both straps are matching, the gilt plated grey alloy buckles have the same casting marks at the back etc. All the snap clips work properly and the top one on the shorter hanger has the retaining chain and hook. The longer strap is in virtually mint condition as it does not carry the weight of the dagger. The smaller one shows a bit more wear, as this one took the whole weight of the dagger when carried. The dark blue moire fronts are fine, there is a little wear to the long one just inside the buckle. Hardly noticeable. The blue velvet backs are in good condition, with a little more use on the shorter strap. A very good set to go on a 'as worn' dagger.
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.
LUFTWAFFE 2nd PATTN. DAGGER COMPLETE WITH STRAPS AND KNOT. This is a very nice combination of a Luftwaffe dagger by Robert Klaas, complete as worn, with an orange grip, 23cm knot and a great set of de-luxe style hangers with metal tops. This dagger has been properly worn and used, and in my opinion, has been together like this for the past 70+ years. Everything matches, in age and wear. The grey metal fittings are in very good order, with high points and patina. The super orange grip is damage free with aluminium twisted wire. There is an original to the piece, 23cm knot tied around the grip. It shows quite a lot of wear and use, but is still very sound and intact. Scabbard is dent free and has quite a lot of the original finish remaining. The hangers are the de-luxe style with a gilt wash over the metal, 'push-in' lower clips and the oak leaf top clip, marked with the RZM and DRGM letters. The straps finish at the top with metal tabs, which enable the straps to 'swing' on the top clip. Bullion and blue fronts are fine, the reverse blue velvet shows a little wear as it has rubbed against the uniform. Blade is a bright nickel plated type with the Robert Klaas name and 'kissing Cranes' logo. The blade is in very good order, the tip is slightly distorted. Good looking, complete Luftwaffe dagger.
LUFTWAFFE 2nd Pattn. DAGGER WITH STRAPS AND KNOT BY VERY RARE MAKER. 'ZEITLER'. Purchased with the army dagger just listed, came from the same family. However, this dagger has seen use and has been worn properly. BUT this dagger is made by an extremely rare maker, that of ZEITLER - WIEN (Vienna). This is only the second dagger I have ever had by this maker. I had another 2nd Luftwaffe dagger by them earlier this year, and I have seen a 1st. Pattn Luftwaffe by them, but little else. ZEITLER was a small maker based in Vienna, Austria and I think they were a specialist jeweller. VERY unusual to find a dagger maker outside Solingen, especially in Austria. Dagger has mainly grey fittings, crossguard and pommel. Scabbard was original nickel or silver plated, but most of this has worn off. Grip is a nice orange colour with single twisted wire wrap. Wrapped around the grip is the original 23cm bullion portapee. There is slight wear to the swing area, but it's in great condition otherwise. Blade is a polished steel type and in Exc+ condition. The ZEITLER name etc is stamped on the reverse of the blade. Accompanying the dagger are the original set of de-luxe hangers. These have the cast oakleaves in the snap clips and the top hanger clip. The grey/blue bullion fronts are fine, but the reverse cloth velvet has suffered quite a bit. Seems to have got damp at some time, dried up and cracked. A completely original, as found complete dagger, with a great RARE maker.
LUFTWAFFE FIGHTING/ BOOT KNIFE KNIFE. BLADE MARKED 'S'. A popular knife with collectors. This is the standard issue boot/fighting knife or 'Kampfmesser der Wehrmacht Luftwaffe' Plain brown wood grips with 3 rivets through each side. Straight crossguard. Carbine type 'false edge' blade. Marked with a little 'S' on one side of the blade. Blade is in good condition with no sharpening etc. Scabbard has the ORIGINAL coating of black paint and the spring boot clips are fine and strong. A decent example.
LUFTWAFFE FIGHTING/ BOOT KNIFE KNIFE. BLADE MARKED. A very popular knife with collectors. This is the standard issue boot/fighting knife or 'Kampfmesser der Wehrmacht Luftwaffe' Plain brown wood grips with 3 rivets through each side. Straight crossguard. Carbine type 'false edge' blade. Marked with the Luftwaffe acceptance 'stick bird' stamp of an 'eagle 5'. Blade is in excellent condition with no sharpening etc. Scabbard has had a more recent coating of black paint and the spring boot clips are fine and strong. A nice example. Not mucked about with and a nice original example.
LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS SWORD BY SMF - NO SCABBARD. This is a all aluminium fittings Luftwaffe Officers sword by the SMF company in Solingen. I purchased this many years ago from a family who had the complete sword. However, the son's told me they used to have half each and 'play war'. Unfortunately the scabbard part either broke or was lost and they only kept the sword itself. The sword has aluminium crossguard and sun wheel pommel. Both still have 99% of the fire gilt in the swastikas etc! The blue leather grip has triple twisted wire and both the leather and wire are in near perfect condition. The blade is marked with the SMF seated king trademark. As the blade has not been protected by being in the scabbard, it's somewhat dull in places and could do with a good clean. However, it's in decent condition and has no nicks or rust pits. The blade measures 26", so will fit in most scabbards as it's one of the shorter blades. Then most Luftwaffe pilots were not tall!!! If you have a scabbard or would just like this as a decoration, it's a nice piece.
MATCHED PAIR KRIEGSMARINE DAGGER HANGERS. I have not had a decent set of navy dagger hangers for a while and I manage to acquire TWO sets in a week! This is another really nice, untouched set of MATCHING hangers for the officers naval dagger. Like many of the hangers made in this period, they were constructed of several types of materials. I have handled and sold 100's of hangers in my 40 years of collecting and dealing, so have some experience to share. These have very nice blue moire fabric fronts, with no damage. Dark blue, plush velvet backs, again with no wear or damage. All the snap clips on both hangers are solid brass and the retaining chain and hook is steel. The MATCHING lion's head buckles are gilded 'mazak' or 'pot metal'. Again this is a 100% sign that these were made in the Third Rich period, as this form of metal was not known before then. The buckles have great gilding or wash and have fine detail to them. The casting marks to the reverse are identical, so these have always been together. A very nice set of hangers.
MATCHED SET OF KREIGSMARINE DAGGER HANGERS. This is another decent set of navy hangers I acquired recently. Navy hangers continue to be very difficult to source, so I buy them whenever I can. this is another matched set. The gilded aluminium buckles and clips all match. The casting marks on the reverse of the buckles are the same, so the lions head fronts are the same!! No particular wear to the moire fronts or the velvet backings, however you can see these HAVE been worn with a dagger and have seen proper use etc. The shorter strap has the retaining chin attached, but the small hook that goes with it is missing. Something that can be found on various accessory sites and Ebay, I imagine. Even a reproduction one would work. A nice set, priced very competitively. Be good to add to a similar conditioned dagger.
MATCHED SET OF KREIGSMARINE DAGGER HANGERS. The blue cloth hangers for the navy dagger are notoriously difficult to find. As with every dagger 'hanger', they were not prized as much as the dagger, so in many cases they were discarded, making many hangers rarer than the dagger itself nowadays. These are a matched set of navy hanger with gilded aluminium fittings, so 100% Third Reich period. The dagger itself was connected by both hangers to the belt, but it was the shorter, front hanger that took all the weight of the dagger and therefore suffered much more from wear and tear. With many original daggers I have had the smaller hanger never matches the longer one, as it had broken or worn badly and was replaced by the original owner. After all until you look closely, the hangers look the same. Both the lions head buckles have the same casting mark on the reverse and all but one of the snap clips are the same type. At some stage the top snap clip of the short hanger has been replaced with a slightly different type. Wold have broken or snapped. This clip has been here for MANY, many years, so was an original replacement. The long strap has near perfect blue moire fabric and velvet backing, with just a little wear here and there. The shrt strap has a little more wear to the surface where the buckle has rubbed, but it's sound and not fragile. These straps display really well and look very good. I have priced them accordingly, and are significantly cheaper than a mint set, which can be over £400 now.
MID-PERIOD 1st Pattn.LUFTWAFFE DAGGER WITH CHAINS. Taken in part-exchange at the last Birmingham show, this is a decent example of a so called 'mid-period' 1st Pattn. Luftwaffe dagger. I suppose it's a fair description as these daggers were certainly made of different materials throughout their history. Early ones are all heavy nickel and nickel plated etc, there are all aluminium versions and then there are these, which are a combination of both. This is made by Emil Voos, who were not a huge maker of Luftwaffe products, but are very well known for their quality and the famous Voos 2nd Luft with double etched blade and ivory grip!! A stunning dagger. The dagger crossguard and pommel are made of the wartime grey alloy and then nickel plated. This was a very popular metal alloy, and many daggers and bayonets are made of this as it is injection moulded. Plating is very good, slightly thin in some places, but covers everywhere. Pommel and crossguard swastikas are very clear. A very nice blue leather covered grip with triple wire wrap. All original leather with no damage. Scabbard has very decent blue leather covering. All original and matches grip colour etc. The upper and lower scabbard fittings are steel and then nickel plated. They show a little age, but otherwise are very good. The chains are attached and are the aluminium versions with an OLC marked belt clip. This period of dagger had this combination of fittings, steel, alloy and aluminium. Typical construction. The blade is stamped with the Emil Voos trademark of a snake around a tree stump. The blue leather blade washer is present. The blade is a polished steel type, has quite a lot of surface scratches which should polish out, but is very sound, with no edge nicks or pitting. A good example of it's type and I have priced it VERY competitively for an original piece.
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 BY HORSTER. This is actually quite a difficult dagger to acquire and own. EF Horster were the second most prolific miniature dagger maker during the Third Reich period. This is typical of their size, about 7.5" overall. Thy made a similar army dagger miniature, a 1st Luftwaffe dagger and some swords too. The detail on these miniatures is absolutely superb. Tiny pommel and crossguard, EXACTLY like the large counterpart. Orange celluloid grip, with tiny twisted wire wrap. In perfect proportion. The scabbard is cast in grey metal and again is identical to the full sized version. The blade is nickel plated, has a needle sharp point and the EF HORSTER name is deeply etched along the blade. Great looking piece and ideal to go with other miniatures or beside a full sized piece.
MINIATURE LUFTWAFFE DAGGER BY SMF WITH ADVERT. As many of you know I have also collected miniature daggers for many years, most enjoyable! The miniature Luftwaffe 2nd Pattn. dagger made by SMF is one of my favourites. Miniatures were made either as 'salesman's samples' or as advertising 'giveaways' as letter openers etc. A good marketing gimmick popular at the time. This is one of those. Dagger is normal in every other respect. Nice airplane grey fittings, orange celluloid grip with tiny grip wire. Grey scabbard with both hanging rings present. Blade is nicely nickel plated and on the reverse has the tiny stamped SMF seated king logo and DRGM. The obverse of the blade has a lovely etched advert/trade mark ' Striwa Lichenfels ' (Lichtenfels is a town in the Upper Franconian region of Bavaria, Germany). STRIWA were a garment/jacket manufacturer during the war, made long leather greatcoats for the Gestapo too! They are not in business any longer. A great little miniature, in super condition, and well worthy of a place in your collection.
MINIATURE LUFTWAFFE SWORD-LETTER OPENER-SUPER THING! I have always collected and enjoyed miniature daggers, THIS is not one I have come across very often. Made specifically to be a LETTER OPENER, it was made without a scabbard. Solid ONE PIECE metal construction, and nickel plated. The grip is beautifully formed in metal and is painted to look like blue leather. Detail is so good you can see the grip wire running around it. A perfect miniature copy of a Luftwaffe sword in every way. Crossguard and pommel have perfectly cast swastikas. The double edged blade, again is nickel plated, and designed to be used. There is some slight lifting to the plating on the blade near the crossguard,and to the tip, where it's been used to open letters! ( but very slight.) Measures about 8" overall. A great and quite rare miniature.
MINT SET OF SOCIAL WELFARE DAGGER HANGING STRAPS-V.RARE! I hate to say that straps like these are very rare now, but they ARE! When was the last time you saw a beautiful set of hanging straps for the Social Welfare officers dagger available? Yes, there are a couple of sets for sale in the USA, but they are also priced at around $1000 a set!! I just cannot remember having a set like this on their own. Over the past year I have bought several Red Cross officers hangers, but not these. They are really beautiful, hardly been used and are still stiff. The silver bullion fronts have perfect silver, with no oxidation. The twin grey/blue accent lines are prefect. The fittings on these hangers are unique. Aluminium with a pebbled finish, buckles and the snap clip at the top. The slides are just plain and the lower snap clips are also plain with silver washed finish. The reverse of the straps are a mouse grey velvet and apart from a tiny rust stain, are in perfect condition with no wear at all. Best set of Social Welfare straps I have owned!
MINT THIRD REICH NSDAP/PARTY ARMBAND WITH ORIGINAL RZM LABEL. I am always asked for good party armbands, and this is a fantastically preserved example. Of 3 piece construction, this has a red linen/cotton body with separately applied white roundel and then black moire swastika. On the inside of the armband is the lovely printed blue RZM label, with ink applied numbers. I doubt if this was ever issued and worn and came home as a souvenir after being removed from storage or similar. A MINT example of it's kind and great to display with a SA collection or similar.
MINT UNISSUED NSKK DAGGER WITH RZM FACTORY PAPER TAG I am sorry to say that I have been around long enough to remember when a lot of original daggers were discovered in what was East Germany, and after the wall came down, some great finds emerged. This is a stunning unissued NSKK dagger complete with the original RZM paper tag riveted to the hanging ring! This dagger is virtually MINT, as it should be having never been issued or used. There is a little corrosion to the edges of the crossguards where they touch the wood grip, but only very slight, and this unfortunately is very common. This dagger is made by HELBEIG who has the RZM number M7/73. The triangular paper tag is stamped one side with the M7/73 number and NSKK Deinstdolch, (service dagger) the other has the RZM issue number. Wonderful stuff here. The scabbard black paint is 100% perfect. The blade is STONE mint with 100% crossgrain and a beautiful surface. The reverse is etched with a large RZM circle and underneath is the matching M7/73 mark. A rare opportunity to acquire an unissued dagger with factory issued tag (I have slightly reinforced the tag underneath the rivet and ring area as it was in grave danger of tearing off)
MOST INTERESTING 'AS-FOUND' RELIC CONDITION RAD OFFICERS DAGGER. Found in a pile of bayonets at the recent Detling show, this is an ORIGINAL RAD Officers dagger, but it's seen better days! THERE IS NO SCABBARD.............. dagger is an alloy/aluminium type and still has a lot of the original silver plating over the surfaces. Grip is intact, nothing missing, but is cracked in several places on the spine. Blade has gone a bit grey and the motto is quite feint, but still readable. I think the maker is Gottleib Hammesfar. Blade has no pitting or damage, just quite grey. At the end of the day, it is what it is. Shame no one looked after it, it's now a talking point and a curiosity.
MOST UNUSUAL EICKHORN CAVALRY SWORD DEDICATED TO FALLEN US SERVICEMAN WHO DIED IN 1944 INVASION. I have never seen something quite like this before. I have had the odd Third Reich weapon that was changed and used as a sports prize in Europe during the occupation. This is entirely different. it's a lovely early Eickhorn Pantherhead sword made by Eickhorn with the earlier 1935 oval trademark. It's a model 1312 and was available with either cross swords or crossed cannons on the langet. This one has crosses swords. The sword itself is in lovely condition with most of the gilt still over the brass fittings. There is a period sword knot wrapped around the hilt. There is no Third Reich eagle and swastika on this piece, and I believe it was chosen because of that. The blade is the most interesting, unique and historical part of the sword. Professionally deeply etched in a panel on the obverse side is the following dedication' IN MEMORY OF PVT.SIDNEY SPECTOR-WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN WWII'. In front of the dedicated panel is deeply stamped in smaller letters 'PRESENTED BY P.C. HERMAN ZEITLIN'. There is enough information here to do a ton of research. I have very quickly ascertained that it seems Pvt. Spector was killed on the 25th September 1944 (end of the Operation Market Garden campaign) He has been listed as missing in action. He served with the 325th Infantry Division, 82nd Airborne division, so being in Market Garden sounds correct. This is a fabulous piece of history and completely unique. Perhaps his family is still alive in the USA and can be contacted to tell us more? He was obviously well thought of, as to have this sword dedicated to him, is quite unusual. Who is PC Herman Zeitlin? An individual? A company? A great project, that may lead to even greater finds. Who knows.
NAVY DAGGER 42cm BULLION KNOT. I keep my eyes open for the accessories and here is a nice condition-but used-42cm silver bullion dagger knot, suitable for the Third Reich navy dress dagger. In 99% of all of the navy daggers I have had complete with a knot tied in place, they are like this. The lower 'ball' has a finish in puckered or a swirl of small silver bullion. Tom Wittmann calls it a 'cats anus' finish. My theory is that near the major German naval ports, Kiel, Hamburg and Wilhelmshaven, there was a accessory factory or two. The knots they produced and which were sold to the naval outlets, where just made like this, with the puckered finished end. Anyway, that's just my theory, as I cannot imagine that such a small difference in the knots, meant it was exclusively for navy daggers. However, I may be wrong, as I have never seen one of these on an arm dagger, for instance. Irrespective, these go on navy daggers, and this is a good example. Bullion cord is fine with a bit of discoloration and some slight wear, but no fraying. It has been on a dagger or something, as there are some existing folds in the cord. However, this will tie perfectly onto a navy dagger and look great. Hard to find!!!!!
NAVY DAGGER WITH ORANGE GRIP/HAMMERED SCABBARD/KNOT BY WKC. (Part of the collection I am selling for my dear friend John who passed away last month) This navy dagger looks lovely as it has that 'toned' appearance and the knot has been on there for ever. This is one of the WKC dagger with a plain blade. All brass fittings with most of the fire gilt remaining. The orange grip has two VERY small hairline stress cracks, one at the top and one at the bottom, but both are hidden by the lovely knot, so they are not visible at all and no material is missing. The grip wire is the 'springy' type, not usually associated with WKC, and the spirals on the grip, run the opposite way to normal. You can see that this dagger has been like this for ever, as there are tell0tale signs with the fading on the grip areas where is lain untouched. The original bullion knot has toned to a really 'gold' colour and is in the original tie, from 70+ years ago. Scabbard is a beautiful hand hammered type, again has patina, but underneath has all the gilding etc. Looks amazing. Blade is a standard navy type with twin fullers and a needle sharp point. The WKC trademark is stamped onto the riccasso. Great looking dagger.
NEAR MINT 23cm BULLION KNOT FOR LUFTWAFFE/TENO ETC. A lovely example of the short 23cm portepee bullion knot, commonly used on the Luftwaffe 2nd & 1st. Pattn daggers, as well as the TENO Officers dagger. No damage, no wear. Has been on a dagger so has the 'shape'. Supper conditioned knot.
NEAR MINT MATCHED PAIR KRIEGSMARINE DAGGER HANGERS. Navy dagger hangers continue to be difficult to find and are always popular. To complete your dagger with a set of these and a nice knot, brings it back to how it was worn. These are a lovely set of gilded aluminium navy dagger hangers. They have been worn, but not a lot and are in excellent to near mint condition. They area a matched pair, with identical lions had buckles with identical casting marks to the reverse. Blue moire fabric straps with blue velvet backings are in mint condition with no wear at all. Super set!!
NEAR MINT NAVY DAGGER BY EICKHORN-100% FULL GILT. I have always had a soft spot for navy daggers, both Imperial and Third Reich. This is a prime example of a Third Reich navy dagger by EICKHORN. The Eickhorn company were, by far, the most prolific manufacturer of navy daggers (amongst other things), but they made a fantastic product! Quality and finish were always superb. This is demonstrated by THIS dagger, as it's around 70+ years old and has survived in virtually MINT condition. The dagger and scabbard have 100% of the ORIGINAL fire gilding intact. It just looks amazing, and would have looked like this when it was issued and sold from the factory/shop. The cream celluloid grip is perfect with no scratches or surface damage. ALL the brass parts are coated with the original fire gilding, an amazing sight. The blade has 100% of the grey frosting in the background of the etch and the nickel plating is perfect. Stamped into the riccasso, is the post 1938 Eickhorn squirrel. The original brown felt blade washer is in place. The only thing taking this dagger back from a full mint, unissued piece, is there are a couple of small surface dents to the scabbard shell. They are very minor and they are just surface, not big indentations. Nonetheless, it's almost impossible to find a dagger in this condition. It really needs a paper issue bag!1
NEAR MINT SHOOTING ASSOCIATION DAGGER BY WKC. I was very pleased to acquire a further Shooting Association cutlass, in near perfect condition. It's made by WKC and the blade is stamped with their logo underneath the clamshell. All light weight metal fittings have near perfect nickel plated surfaces, very clean and bright, look fantastic. There is a vet small patch of old corrosion on the top/side of the top scabbard fitting. Looks to be an old finger print that's been left there. Hardly noticeable. Grip is 100% perfect and mint, NO damage or cracks AT ALL. This is so unusual to find an undamaged grip, and in fact it has become acceptable for the grip to be cracked. Middle of the grip has the brass crossed rifles. Clamshell has the Shooting Association enamel badge pinned through it. Scabbard and scabbard fittings are also near perfect. Scabbard leather is black and very stiff, absolutely no damage or bends, just some slight surface scuffing from age. Beautiful scabbard. Blade is the standard long single edge shooting association type with both sides etched with shooting scenes and associated hunting motifs. Blade is mint, with very clear perfect etches. A lovely blade! This is one of the best Shooting Association daggers I have owned in many years. They are a rare dagger and especially so in near perfect condition.
NEAR MINT, NAVAL OFFICERS BULLION PARADE BELT. I really like these belts and if I see a nice one, will always add it to stock. Worn on formal parade purposes instead of the plain blue moire belt. These are made of a 2" wide bullion strip, interwoven with black flecks. There is a large gilded brass or aluminium (later) buckle depicting an anchor within a circle of smooth edged leaves. The belt is backed with dark blue wool and there are always two hidden, foldaway loops where the naval dagger hangers clip to. THIS belt is beautiful, does not really look to have been worn. Apart from a very slight moth hole in the blue wool buckle cover (can't see it from the front) the belt and buckle are in mint condition, with just light patina affecting the silver bullion. All the fittings are gilded BRASS, so this is an earlier belt, before they use the gilded aluminium. Buckle has all of the fire gilt present. Reverse of the buckle clip is the size written in pencil, seems to be 89cm. A super belt, would look perfect with similar conditioned navy dagger and hangers.
NEAR PERFECT ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER WITH HANGERS & KNOT. I purchased this privately, and has not been in a collection before. It is a really nice, white gripped dagger with its original knot and hangers. I would imagine that this is a later produced piece as the fittings are all grey metal. There is evidence of a silver flash coat on the scabbard body. All fittings are in perfect condition and it looks as though the dagger has been little used, if ever. Grip is cream celluloid has no chips, damage, it looks new. It is a plaster filler variety. Wrapped around the grip is a very nice bullion 42cm knot. It was not completely on the dagger when I bought it, had been undone or left off by the family. Scabbard is in near mint condition, with no damage, no dents or scratches. Blade is unmarked (very common with later pieces) it is in mint condition, with needle sharp tip and full crossgrain polish. Hangers are in wonderful condition, with lightweight silver fittings. Bullion fronts and perfect green velvet backings. A REALLY nice, complete dagger in near perfect condition.
NEAR PERFECT SET OF LUFTWAFFE HANGING STRAPS. This another set of near perfect/mint set of the de-luxe Luftwaffe dagger hangers for the 2nd. Pattn. Luftwaffe dagger. Straps are in beautiful shape with nice blue fronts with silver lines. Reverse has perfect grey/blue velvet, with no evidence of use. All the metal fittings have the original grey anodised finish, with remains of the gilt wash that was once present. Top snap clip has the embossed/cast oakeaves and the reverse id marked with the DRGM and RZM.These straps are fixed to the top clip in the normal manner of being stitched over. Again a great set of straps.
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 SET OF ARMY DAGGER HANGING STRAPS. A set of the hanging straps for the army officers dress dagger in excellent condition. Silver bullion fronts with brown/tan velvet backings with very little wear. The metal oval buckle fittings on this pair are quite unusual as they are hollow cast, not solid as normally seen. good bottom clips all fine and working. A great addition to your army dagger.
NICE SET OF NAVY HANGERS COMPLETE WITH UNDER-BELT. I am forever on the hunt for accessories, and navy dagger hangers are always a great stock item, but hard to find. Here is a nice MATCHED pair of hangers, that have seen a little use and HAVE been worn properly, they came with the blue cloth under-uniform belt, so I will leave that with them. These are Third Reich period, gilded over aluminium buckles and clips. The gilding is still strong and bright. Buckles have same casting mark on the reverse of the 'M' in a diamond. Blue moire fronts are fine with no noticeable wear, there is a little frayed part on the shorter strap just on the top clip, where it's taken most of the weight. Easily rectified with a stitch or 2, if you want. The black velvet backing of the long strap is perfect. The backing on the shorter strap shows a little 'rubbing' wear, as this took all the weight of the dagger and rubbed against the uniform jacket. Perfectly sound, and the wear is just on the nap of the cloth/velvet. Blue under uniform belt has both leather sliders and the buckle is fine. A good opportunity to get both things in one go.
NICE, COMPLETE ARMY DAGGER & RIG WITH ORANGE GRIP. A recent local family buy and they took it off the wall to show me when I came in! Dagger has much age patina and dust! In fact top edge of grip and top edge of scabbard are really dusty etc, as that's where it's been hanging for MANY years! This is a mid-period piece, and has some nice features. Is an unmarked blade, but nonetheless is a super, untouched example. Original bulluion portapee is tied in place. Just a little swing wear to one side. Dagger still has most of the original lacquer over the silver plate, where this is missing the silver has oxidised etc. Really dark orange celluloid grip in perfect condition. Nice undented scabbard. There are the original hanging straps with the dagger. These show a little wear in places, seem to have been worn under a tunic and the tunic edge has rubbed the bullion in one place. Blade is near mint. No maker, but needle sharp and all crossgraining present. NICE looking army dagger.
NICE, COMPLETE RED CROSS MANS SAWBACK HEWER + FROG. This is a very good looking Red Cross mans dagger complete with the ORIGINAL frog. Not in stone mint condition, but in really nice 'used' condition. The nickel plating in perhaps 85% left on all the hilt parts. Perfect set of chequered grips. Scabbard paint is completely original and 90% intact. Bottom scabbard fitting has lost most of the original plating. The original leather frog is marked on the reverse with makers name 'Paul Klopfer-Berlin and dated 1938. The Klopfer firm were a prolific accessory leather maker for the military etc. These frogs are unique to the Red Cross dagger, nothing else fits them properly. They were all issued WITH a frog, as they could not be worn any other way! The blade is beautiful! Absolutely mint, with all crossgrain polish and sawback teeth in razor sharp condition. Red Cross daggers, both men's and officers, never had a maker on the blade, but sometimes there is a distributor. All the men's sawback blades are marked/stamped 'Ges Geschutz' (basically shortened German work for patent pending) This is stamped on this blade underneath the front crossguard overhang. A very decent dagger.
NSDAP/PARTY STANDARD ARMBAND-UNUSED. This is the archetypal German armband, worn by most political party members. They came in a variety of materials and construction. From wool, three piece types to cheap, mass produced printed varieties. This is a very good example of a 3 piece all wool construction and it has never been on a tunic and still retains the original RZM issue paper label. No moth nips or holes to the red wool backing. White ribbed material circle and black moire strips that make the swastika, then machine sewn onto the wool band. The is a makers large stamp to the wool body. Initials are 'CFD' in a circle. Never been stitched together to make an actual armband so the ends are both open. In great condition. Ideal for displaying with SA daggers or similar.
NSKK CHAINED DAGGER BY EICKHORN-EXCELLENT! These daggers, in my opinion, are more difficult to find and the desirable and very expensive, SS chained! Introduced at the same time as the 1938 SS dagger, both were designated for officer use. Up until then, the NSKK officers and the SS officers wore the same dagger as everyone else. This is a completely untouched piece, and is in fantastic condition. There is no lifting to the crossguard plating, either top or bottom and the scabbard retains 99% of the original paint. Eickhorn seems to be the most commonly found maker on this dagger, and this one carries the Eickhorn RZM mark M7/66 1940. Blade is virtually mint, with no blemishes and full crossgraining on both sides. The chain has all the original plating, with some patina, but all there. It's stamped with the 'NSKK Kopsfurung' on one link nearest the dagger ring. Grip is a nice light brown wood, no blemishes at all. The grip eagle is nickel. These is a small patch of plating discoloured on the top scabbard fitting, but other than that, the dagger is extremely well preserved. Would be a very nice addition to your collection.
ONE OF THE BEST NSKK CHAINED DAGGERS I HAVE OWNED! Introduced in 1936, the same time as the SS chained, this is a superior example of the type. Eickhorn were the predominant maker and this is made by them in 1939. The state of preservation of this dagger is wonderful. The only slight age is on the revere side of the grip where the wood meets the crossguards. This is always a common spot as the moisture of the wood affect the metal plating. It is very minor on just on the edge. The remainder of the dagger has 100% of the very bight nickel plating. The chains are fantastic with 100% bright plating and the top 2 links are stamped on the reverse. One with the 'NSKK Kopsfurung' stamp and the other with the tiny RZM stamp M5/8 for Assmann. each link is beautifully detailed and in perfect condition. The scabbard body has 100% of the original black factory paint, and you can even see the 'crossgrain lines' on the surface of the metal which helped the paint adhere. The grip is a nice light coloured wood and it has a nickel eagle. The blade is absolutely STONE MINT and apart fro some slight 'in & out' marks is stunning. The motto has 100% of the grey background finish and there is 100% of the crossgrain polish finish. The reverse of the blade has the small RZM code M7/66 with a larger RZM circle above. M7/66 is the code for EICKHORN. This is a truly super NSKK chained, looks new!! Apart from the slight marks on the reverse crossguards in virtually mint in every respect.
ORIGINAL 42cm BULLION KNOT FOR NAVY DAGGER. I continue to seek good accessories for all the daggers, and the navy knot is always in demand. A navy dagger looks so 'complete' when one of these is tied on. An original knot, has been on a dagger at sometime, has some bents and slight discoloration, but perfect for a 80 year old navy dagger. Has quite think cord, so will tie nicely. The bottom of the ball has the 'puckered' or 'rounded' finish which appear on 99% of the untouched knots tied to the daggers.
ORIGINAL EICKHORN SWORD SALES/STOCK TAG-UNISSUED! From my stock of 'interesting things'. This is the white thin cardboard tag that would have been tied to any of the Eickhorn swords when sold new, or when they came from the factory. Never been issued, it has details to put the item/sword number cod or type and the length of the sword overall and the length of the blade. A great piece of original sales paraphernalia. If you have an unissued or mint sword, this would go perfectly.
ORIGINAL GERMAN GAMEKEEPERS HUNTING UTILITY KNIFE BY PUMA, IN ORIGINAL BOX. This is a really nice and unique little knife. Made by PUMA -SOLINGEN in the 1930's. Apparently in the PUMA catalogue, was made for 'Gamekeepers', both in Germany, Europe and the rest of the world!! It is complete with the original green cardboard box and the original paper instructions (in English as this was exported). Box has a foil label in German on the lid. The knife itself is a masterful piece of German engineering. Lovely stag grip which acts as the handle to the main blade, but contained within the handle are extra utility blades for cutting, skinning, sawing and of course a corkscrew!!! Beautifully made these extra 3 'tools' fit snugly inside the grip. From the grip the very sharp single edged blade is about 5" long. Is etched with the PUMA trademark on one side, and the other has 'original Maidmesser fur Schalenwild' etch intothe surface in 3 lines. The brown leather scabbard is in near mint condition, has a belt lop and a little retaining loop to stop dagger coming out of the scabbard. A REALLY neat little hunting accessory, obviously a private purchase piece, but the Hunting fraternity were not military, so all their daggers etc were privately purchased. A unique piece, I have not seen one like this before.
ORIGINAL KRIEGSFLAG, BATTLE FLOWN-NICE SIZE. These Kriegsflags are always so popular, they are the core of a collection, and ideal to line a drawer or put underneath a dagger display. They were one of the most sought after souvenirs during the war. This one has a little damage to the flying end, but nothing major. It is a nice size 100 x 170 and is marked as such along the hem. It's also marked with the maker in Oberkotzau which is a municipality in Upper Franconia in the district of Hof in Bavaria, Germany. It's been stored away from the light, so all the colours are bright and brilliant. There is no staining or leeching from damp. It's made of a high quality cotton linen, rather than the rough sack cloth some are made of. The hem is complete as is the integral rope, which is stitched securely in place. There are a couple of holes in the lower edge, both about 3cm across. A great looking flag indeed.
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 SCABBARD AND FROG FOR RED CROSS DAGGER. This is a VERY useful part I have had for a while. An untouched, original black scabbard and the original frog for a RED CROSS sawback dagger. Someone out there has the dagger!!!!! I have found a few daggers on their own, but the condition has been too bad. This is a very nice scabbard with most of the original black paint. The leather frog is integral to this scabbard, and againis in near mint condition. Frog is marked on the rear Carl Busse Mainz. If you have or find the dagger, this is a £600 piece complete. An original frog on it's own is £120+ , they are that rare to find.
ORIGINAL, UNISSUED 42cm BULLION KNOT, STILL IN CELLULOID PACKET! Some years ago a wartime stock of these knots was uncovered and were released onto the collectors market. They all disappeared instantly. Recently acquired from a collector in Germany, this is a similar knot. They were all originally wrapped in thin see-through 'plastic bags'. Actually celluloid wrap. this has amazingly still survived and is wrapped around the unissued knot inside. The knot is in MINT condition and still tied together with cotton. the celluloid bag is also complete and un-torn, it has just taken on the shape of the knot. A fantastic piece of 'new/old stock and is completely original, now70 years old. Great to display with a similar un-issued dagger.
PERFECT, MINT CONDITION 42CM NAVY DAGGER KNOT. I keep my eyes open for these, and luckily have found another in my travels. In virtually mint condition, has been on a dagger, but shows no wear, just some 'bends'. Lovely thick bullion cord, with a nice ball end with the bottom insert in a 'puckered' or 'swirl' type pattern. Will tie beautifully to a equally good conditioned navy dagger, and they look so good with a knot tied to them. Nice Knot!!
PERHAPS ONE OF THE RAREST SWORD KNOTS? CUSTOMS!!!!!!! I enjoy collecting swords still, and I am happy to say a lot of my customers do too! They are great value for money still, they are not reproduced and the variety is huge. Having a nice parade sword, complete with all the accoutrements, knot and hanger is very enjoyable. Like with daggers, some of the accoutrements for the swords are now very hard to find and in some cases, very expensive (SS sword knot for example). I found THIS knot in Germany recently, and whilst the dealer DID know what it was, it's such a rare knot, I thought it was worth the asking price. This is the sword knot for the CUSTOMS parade sword!!! A most unusual thing. Leather strap is dark green/black with 3 silver bullion wires running through. The actual ball of the knot has alternating silver and green threads.
PERHAPS THE RAREST THIRD REICH MINIATURE-ALCOSO DE-LUXE HUNTING CUTLASS. Many of you will know I have collected miniature daggers for many years. Third Reich miniatures were produced in great quantity, but the best ones were made by the Alcoso firm. They made a Luftwaffe sword, an army dagger, a 2nd Luftwaffe a navy dagger and this one, an exact miniature of their De-Luxe Hunting cutlass. All their miniatures were in superb detail and could be taken apart like the full sized pieces. The navy dagger and the Hunting Ass. cutlass are the rarest of them all and hardly ever turn up. This example is lovely in every way. It has antique silver fittings, with a real stag grip. The clamshell depicts reclining stags and the bottom chape is heavily cast with a standing stag in a forest. The scabbard body is covered with beautiful green leather with twin accent lines. The blade is a work of art. Double etched with scenes of reclining and standing deer in amongst foliage. 100% perfect detail, beautifully executed. The ALCOSO trade mark of scales and Solingen is etched to the reverse riccasso. Dagger measures 23cm overall, about 9" overall. An absolutely fantastic miniature and only the 4th I have owned in 30+ years.
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!
POLICE OFFICERS SWORD BY WEYERSBERG. A very good example of the Police Officers dagen, complete with wide police officers knot tied in place. Made by Paul Weyersberg. Nicle plated hilt fittings just show a little age here and there. Black ribbed rip is perfect and there is a silver aluminium police eagle set into the grip. Super wide police officers sword knot tied in place. Scabbard is completely straight with no damage or bends.It has virtually all of the ORIGINAL black gloss paint and looks really good. Steel nickel plated fittings are fine, with a little age lifting. Matt finished blade is virtually mint, lovely condition! It has the original white leather washer in place at the throat. There is a little discoloration under the washer, where moisture has been. This came from a find in Warwickshire, has never been in a collection, never cleaned or taken apart, this is the first time offered onto the market. Nice sword!
RAD MAN'S HEWER BY RARE MAKER - PUMA. I have had many RAD hewers, I like them as they are a substantial dagger with lots of 'gravitas'. However, I can't remember having one by PUMA before. There are quite a lot of makers and I know people collect them by the different manufacturers. So here is a different one for you! It's a later produced item, with the hilt etc made in steel and then bright nickel plated. All metal parts have received the same 'bright' plating and it looks good. No antique burnishing finish was applied to these daggers, so they look very clean. Nice stag grips with bright nickel screws abs retaining nuts. Hilt has a small patch of discolouration on the riccasso but otherwise all the finish is there. Scabbard fittings are also nickel plates steel and are in very good condition. No dents to the lower fitting as its steel and much harder than the earlier brass/nickel ones. scabbard paint is complete and original to the dagger. It has age to the surface finish. The blade is wonderful being virtually in mint condition. All original polish is present and the motto has all its grey etched colour. The PUMA trademark of a Puma head in a box with Solingen underneath is perfect and clear. Great later dagger with rare maker.
RAD OFFICERS DAGGER BY WKC. This is a really nice example of the RAD Officers dress dagger, 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.A very nice, collectable and presentable RAD dagger.
RARE EXAMPLE OF FORESTRY CUTLASS WITH EAGLE SWAZ ON FERRELL AND ETCHED BLADE. When I was collecting Hunting and Forestry daggers, this was one of the models that eluded me. To find one of the few types that included the eagle and swastika in the hilt design/casting was really difficult. Not many manufacturers did this and tended to just keep them reasonably plain and understated. This dagger also goes a little further and it also has a great etched blade with the Hunting Association motif etched into the riccasso. The Forestry and Hunting fraternity were obviously very closely connected. So it seems correct that there is a crossover on some edged weapons between the two. Dagger is all cast brass with a nice 'D' guard. The Subordinate rank has stag grips, the Senior rank would have cream celluloid grips, that's only real difference. These stag grips are beautifully chosen for their size and colour. There are 3 brass acorns on each side of the grips. Below the grips, cast into the ferrell, is outstretched winged eagle and swastika. Scabbard is black leather with brass top and bottom fittings. The fittings are held onto the leather body with small grub screws, rather than the normal staples in the middle. Seems to work well though. Each fitting is marked with a stamped number '1' beside each screw hole. No damage to the leather, no damage to the fittings. The blade is etched to both sides with the usual hunting/shooting scenes. Animals running, deer jumping and a hunter pointing his rifle. On one side of the riccasso is a beautifully etched Hunting Association symbol of the stags head with antlers, sun rays behind and a swastika in the middle, and the letter D & J either side. This is the normal badge for the DJ (Deutche Jagerschaft). On the reverse side is the trademark of Paul Weyersberg in an oval. A great cutlass in great condition.
RARE LUFTWAFFE BOMBER CREW - SURVIVAL MACHETE. I have not owned one of these before, and whilst it's technically not a dress dagger (!) it does fit in with the 'edged weapons' category. It's also a very unusual piece and there really don't seem to come up for sale any more. Apparently issued to Luftwaffe bomber crews as part of the tropical survival kit (wouldn't be much use in the forests of Europe!). All the ones I have seen and handled have been made only by ALCOSO, and this is stamped with their early scales and ACS trademark. They did also make a sawback version, but this is so rare I have never seen one. Carried on a belt, there is a wide webbing frog available for this machete, so keep your eyes open! A real workmanlike piece. Brass hilt with upturned and downswept crossguard. Wide single edged steel blade. Blued steel scabbard with bayonet frog type fitting. It measures 21 1/2" overall with a 16" flat blade. Ribbed brown hardwood grip. Nothing fancy about these, they were designed just to be a machete, but not too many have survived. I have shown a PERIOD photo of a Luftwaffe airman holding this exact type of machete, along with a page from a dagger reference book showing the weapon with the frog etc.
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 SINGLE ETCH EICKHORN DRESS BAYONET-ARTILLERY MOTIF. This is a great example of a rare etched bayonet by EICKHORN. It features in the Eickhorn period catalogue and is a variant especially for the Artillery. Bayonet itself is a standard short carbine type with nickel plated fittings and black chequered grips. All in great condition. There is an original patent leather frog attached to the scabbard. The scabbard paint has mostly worn off on the major part, leaving a 'blued' surface underneath. Now to the blade.........in MINT condition, this is a wonderful example of Eickhorn craftsmanship. Their etched blades are fantastic, with great detail and very deeply done. This features the central scroll with 'In remembrance of my service time'. At on end is a fantastic closed wing Wehrmacht or army style eagle. At the opposite end is the artillery cannon within a wreath of laurel leaves. This is a rare and unusual etch. On the reverse of the blade the Eickhorn post 1938 trademark is stamped deeply into the blade. A super short etched bayonet.
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.
RARE THIRD REICH SWORD KNOT-WATER CUSTOMS!!! This is a beautiful knot, is unissued, but of the Third Reich period. Has gold bullion ball, with black leather strap and triple gold lines running through it. Still tied in the original packing string, I regard this knot as 'new-old stock'. The water Customs sword is terribly rare, I have only ever had 2 in 40 years, so the knot is 100X rarer! however, if anyone has a sword and needs the knot, this must be an opportunity not to be missed. I obtained it from a good contact in Germany, who just had this knot amongst a pile of common ones. He had no idea what it was. I have never seen another,
REALLY EXCELLENT EARLY '33 SS DAGGER BY KLAAS, NUMBERED, WITH VERTICAL HANGER. I can't say enough about this really nice dagger. Purchased from a contact in the West of England last week, it's everything you want from an early 1933 SS man's/officers dagger. Untouched and uncleaned, seems to have never been apart. All sold nickel fittings with a nice dull yellow patina. Solid black ebony grip with nickel grip eagle. One tiny sliver of wood missing from just next to the SS button, but otherwise perfect. SS button has no chips or damage and perfectly fitted. Lower crossguard is marked on the reverse with a Roman district number I. The crossguard is also stamped underneath with the original owners SS number '45562'. I have not attempted any research yet. Scabbard is in great shape and has ALL of the original black anodised/blued finish present. There is some original lacquer present, but just under the hanger and at the edges of the scabbard. Fitted to the scabbard is the ORIGINAL SS black leather vertical hanger. It's always been on here and has moulded to the contours of the scabbard etc. I gently took it off and there is a picture of it. It's SS marked on the inside RZM and SS in circles plus 1/34 (M1/34 Karl Wurster, Markneukirchen). This is a fabulous frog. SS marked is worth £400 on it's own!! The dagger has a beautifully clean blade by Robt Klaas. It's MIRROR bright and 98% mint, with the usual in/out surface scratches and the off small blemish, the motto is deep and crisp and has the background burnishing. A super blade here. Overall, a wonderful, classic 1933 SS dagger in great condition.
RED CROSS OFFICERS DAGGER HANGERS-RARE!!! The last set of these I had were purchased in America last year at the SoS and I only found two pairs there!!! These have become a VERY difficult set to acquire. Hangers show just a little age, they have been worn and used. All hardware on these is very light aluminium, top clip, buckles, slides and the lower clips are standard, army style silver washed. Buckles and slides on these are unique in style, and are completely smooth. The fabric on Red Cross Officers straps are backed in a mouse /beige velvet. The fronts are also in a beige colour fabric, with four red lines running their length. Really nice looking set.
RED CROSS OFFICERS DRESS DAGGER. I have not had a nice example of this dagger for quite a while. The man's sawback example yes, but not the Officers dagger. Whilst these daggers were made by a number of companies, as they appear in various original catalogues, Eickhorn, WKC for instance. They NEVER have a makers mark on the blade. This example is in lovely condition, with all of the original nickel plating present throughout the dagger and scabbard. The scabbard shows some evidence of wear and use after 70+ years, but there are no dents or damage. The grip is a lovely dark lemon yellow with no chips or damage. The pommel has the normal star shaped retaining nut, this has a few slightly burred edges, but is basically fine and clean. The blade on this example is in wonderful condition and is a near mint double edged normal type. All of the nickel plating is present and apart from the slight in/out marks is mint.Great example of Red Cross Officer.
SA DAGGER , TRANSITIONAL HOLLER WITH DOUBLE MARKED BLADE. A very good later SA dagger with near mint RZM blade but also marked with the makers logo too. Made by FW Holler, it has the oval Holler trademark of the thermometer in an oval above the issued RZM M7/33, which was Hollers RZM number of course. Light brown wood grip is in excellent condition and there is an aluminium grip eagle. Unfortunately, as with a lot of RZM period pieces, the nickel plating has flaked off some of the top and bottom crossguards. Scabbard paint is the original factory light brown and in excellent condition. Blade has near full crossgrain on both sides, but has some old finger smudges here and there, which take it from being mint.
SET OF HANGERS FOR NAVAL DAGGER COMPLETE WITH BLUE UNDERBELT A very nice 'matched' set of navy dagger hangers with gilded buckles, complete with the 'under-uniform' suspension belt they were worn from. Hangers are in excellent shape. These are the type that are cast alloy (not aluminium). They have an original coating of a gilding of some description, but are in perfect shape and the buckles and hangers are a matched pair. They show very little wear at all, just a bit of scuffing on the buckles, but the blue cloth moire hangers with velvet backings are perfect. Complete with all gilded snap clips working and the retaining chain. Attached to the hangers is the blue cloth and brown leather under-uniform narrow belt. This was worn UNDER the naval tunic and the dagger and hangers were suspended from here. Nice addition.
SET OF LIGHTWEIGHT LUFTWAFFE HANGING STRAPS. This is a decent set of hanging straps for the Luftwaffe 2ndPattn. dagger. This set has aluminium fittings, top clip and buckles etc, so are really lightweight! In very good overall condition, with just some age and carrying wear to the tops of the hangers, where they join the clip and take most weight. Bullion fronts are fine, blue velvet backings are fine.
SET OF LUFTWAFFE STRAPS WITH LEATHER TAB TOPS. there are a huge number of variations with the manufacture of Luftwaffe (and army) hanging straps. All sorts of combinations of clips and tops and material. Quite easy just to make a collection just of these!! Here are a standard pair of hanging straps in excellent condition. Has standard metal hardware, with the plain top clip and plain lower snap clips, but the hanging straps have Luftwaffe grey reinforcing tabs at the top, to hold them onto the belt clip. A very nice set, no disenable wear or damage. Velvet backing is fine, cloth fronts with bullion stripes.
SET OF REPRODUCTION RED CROSS OFFICERS DAGGER HANGERS. A very nice set of Red Cross hangers, but are quality reproductions. They are not an exact copy of the real types, but look very good. The aluminium buckles and hardware are the same, but the bullion fronts with the red stripes and the velvet backings are not quite right. Look good as a display or if you don't want to pay £400 odd for an original set.
SET OF STANDARD LUFTWAFFE DAGGERS HANGERS. These are another good serviceable set of the most commonly encountered Luftwaffe hangers. Plain grey metal heavy fittings and clips. Top clip is marked with the DRGM on the reverse. Good buckles, slides and bottom snap clips. Bullion fronts are good with a very small bit of rubbing wear by the buckles. Reverse blue velvet is very good. A nice used set.
SET OF THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER HANGERS. Becoming more and more difficult to find, I keep looking and have acquired another set. Always need to check they are a 'matched' set by the casting marks on the reverse of the buckles. This set has two small dots on each buckle. It seems that the owner of this set, wore the dagger a lot and mainly from the short hanger, as this has taken all of the rubbing and the wear, whereas the long second hanger is virtually new and undamaged! The dagger does only really hang from the short hanger, with the long one hanging loose and just stops it swinging around. Both hangers have nice gilded aluminium fittings, good matching clear lion's head buckles. All the clips work and match and the retaining chain is present. Blue moire fabric and velvet on the reverse. Hardly any wear to the long strap. Short one has some wear to the reverse and some rubbing to the face on the front. All still very serviceable and solid though. An original set, seen some use, but would go well with a like conditioned dagger.
SHORT 23cm SILVER BULLION DAGGER KNOT FOR LUFTWAFFE ETC. This is the shorter 23cm silver bullion dagger knot, usually associated with the Luftwaffe 2nd Pattn dagger. It is aslo seen on the long 1st Pattn Luftwaffe dagger and on the TENO Oficers dagger amongst a few others. In used but perfect condition, all silver bullion cord in perfect condition. I have 3 of these, virtually identical. Both in perfect order and ready to go on your dagger.Hard to find ORIGINAL knots in this condition. Both knots have been on daggers.
SHORT THIRD REICH ALUMINIUM POLICE DRESS BAYONET & FROG & KNOT. This is a very nice short Police parade bayonet. Hilt is all aluminium construction and not made to have a rifle slot. I have mentioned before that JUST collecting the huge variation of Police bayonets from the Weimar period until the 1940's is a task in itself. There are just so many great styles. This is the exact type listed in the Eickhorn catalogue for 1941 and I have copied a page picturing it. Has cast aluminium hilt and crossguard. In a much smaller style. Nice stag grips with aluminium police eagle pinned through. Brown leather scabbard with nickel plated upper and lower fittings. An original to the piece brown leather narrow frog has the original to the piece police portepee tied in place! This bayonet is much smaller that a normally found police bayonet and measures only 15.5" overall with a 9.5" nickel plated blade. It's listed in the Eickhorn catalogue as item 1320 and designated "Extra:Seitengewehr". Blade has some minor old finger smudges and is stamped with the post 1941 Eickhorn trademark (squirrel looking over shoulder). A very nice dress bayonet.
SHORT THIRD REICH CLAMSHELL POLICE BAYONET. I have described before how the variety of Police bayonets is totally amazing. Right from the Weimar period, then all the changes they did with them, shorter, clamshell, different grip badges. They then morphed into the Third Reich period and even more varieties appeared! This is a beautiful little Police , probably Officers, clamshell bayonet by ALCOSO. It has an original to the piece aluminium police eagle and swastika pinned through the grip, nice stag grip plates. Nickel clamshell with the Prussian bird cast into it. Dark brown leather scabbard with nickel top and bottom scabbard fittings which are both marked under the staples with a number '9'. The bayonet also has additional markings. The number '1' is stamped to the top of the scabbard fitting AND the reverse of the crossguard, matching the bayonet to the scabbard for ever. The bayonet itself is quite short, measuring only 15 " overall, with a 9" blade. It has a decent carbine type plated blade with the Alcoso scales stamped deeply into the surface. There is a brown leather blade buffer. The blade is nickel plated over steel. Near the bottom of the blade the nickel plating has lifted a little in a few small places, but the steel underneath is very bright so it hardly notices. These are rare little bayonets.
SHORT WEIMAR POLICE 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.
SILVER BULLION NAVY DAGGER KNOT-NICELY AGED. Purchased from a contact in Germany, this is a very nice, silver bullion 42cm knot for the navy dagger. It's actually for a navy dagger, not the sword (they are longer). It has some great patina too it where the atmosphere has aged and darkened it a little. However, the condition of the knot and cord itself is MINT. There are no frays, there is no damaged or worn areas. Navy knots, 99.99% of the cases are identified by the strange finish on the inside of the lower ball. It's a 'puckered' finish. These are thetypes that seem to be on nearly all navy daggers.
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 NCO'S PARADE SWORD WITH MARKINGS TO 'GERMANIA' REGIMENT. SS pieces with ANY personalised markings are really rare. I have had a few SS daggers, with initials and sometimes a last name, but I have never had a SS sword with a divisional marking. The sword is a very nice NCO's, type with nickel fittings. The SS runes on these swords are cast into the top of the pommel. The grip does not have grip wire and is a plain black ribbed wood type. Blade is quite a long, straight edged standard blade, with the slightly dull finish. Underneath the crossguard and on the top of the scabbard fitting are stamped the SS inspection marks or 'Kulturzeichen'. Scabbard is in good condition has most of the original black paint and nickel top mount. There is no lower mount on NCO's swords, just an integral steel drag. Engraved into the riccasso of the blade and again copied exactly on the throat of the scabbard, are the following markings...I / SS G then 19....this is for the FIRST Battalion SS Germania. The 19would be attributed to this sword for issue purposes, probably from the quartermasters etc. Really neat markings, a little crude, but definitely depot done. This sword has no maker to the blade, quite common with SS Officer and NCO's swords. There is a very nice white leather blade buffer. A rare opportunity to acquire a uniquely marked sword, there is no other like this!!
STANDARD THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER WITH UNMARKED PLAIN BLADE. A good looking example of the navy dagger that would have been purchased or issued 'off the shelf' and as they came. All ranks of the Third Reich navy from Petty Officer upwards were entitled to wear the ceremonial navy dagger. It was a considerable expense, and obligatory for parade purposes. Some officers could not or did not want to afford them, and therefore navy quartermasters kept some for issue. They only purchased the basic dagger, and these came with plain blades. An etched blade was EXTRA money, so if you didn't want to spend the extra money, they came like this. I am not sure who the maker is of this dagger as I cannot recognise the fittings. It's not WKC or Eickhorn, and the grip has twisted 'springy wire' like Holler used, but it's not a Holler either! Anyway, all brass fittings are in good polished condition. Scabbard is in decent shape with no dents or damage. Blade is a standard twin fullered navy type, nickel plated and in great condition. The original red felt blade buffer is in place. Blade release button works perfectly, but is a little stiff. Normal cream celluloid grip has the wire wrap, there is a small crack in the grip at the very top on one side of the pommel, no material missing, and would cover with a knot, if one was there. Other than that, a decent navy dagger, and not expensive.
STONE MINT MINIATURE ARMY DAGGER- WUSTOFF MAKER!!! This is an absolutely stunning 7 1/2" miniature dagger. Not sure where it's been for the past 80 years, but certainly looked after! It has ALL of the original frosted finish over the silver plating on all the metal surfaces. The grip is a beautiful lemon yellow colour celluloid. Blade is a highly plated nickel finish and is MINT. It has the advert for the company 'ALEXANDERWERKE' etched along one side. This company obviously gave these little dagger away as advertising souvenirs, and were quite generous with them, as this is quite a common name to find on this type of dagger. ALEXANDERWERKE made machines for the chemical industry. They are based in Remscheid and are still in business today and STILL USE THE SAME TRADEMARK lettering! (check them on Google!). Anyway, I am sure they would deny everything...........The reverse of this blade is stamped with the tiny trident symbol of the Ed Wusthof company in Solingen. This little dagger was certainly made by Horster (they made all miniatures of the army dagger this size) by probably ordered by Wusthof and them sold to Alexanderwerke. There was a great deal of inter-trading in the Solingen industry. Nevertheless, a really wonderful little miniature, could not be upgraded, unless you find one in a packet!
STONE MINT SMALL DJ/HJ YOUTH KNIFE. STUNNING! I have not had one of these for a while and TWO turn up within weeks of each other! Listed elsewhere is the type with the HJ diamond on the scabbard, this is the other version, identical in every way, except this has a plain scabbard. HOWEVER, I cannot remember having a little DJ knife is this 100% perfect condition. It's just mint and unissued. Never been issued or used, it retains all the original finish , 100% original black painted scabbard and a stone mint, full crossgrain blade. Even the leather is still all stiff with non use! If there was a packet for this, or anyone has one, then this could go in it! If you are a Hitler Youth or DJ collector, this needs to go in your collection. The DJ or Deutsches Jungvolk were aged between 10 - 13, after that they went into the Hitler Youth.
SUPER 3 PIECE DAGGER HANGER FOR RZM PERIOD SA DAGGER. This is a complete 3 piece 'marching' hanger for use on an RZM period SA or NSKK dagger. Clip and buckle are later plated types and have the RZM makers marks on both. All leather in very good condition, supple and with nice colour. Main part of hanger would go on the dagger scabbard ring, whilst the top part clips around the narrow top part of the dagger grip and stops it swinging around when marching or walking along.
SUPER AND VERY RARE 'USED' CUSTOMS THIRD REICH SWORD KNOT The Third Reich customs service had their own, specific, designated dress dagger, but not an 'actual' sword. They used several varieties, and the Eickhorn catalogue mentions that there was a type authorised as a Customs sword, and also a pattern sword appears in the Third Reich era WKC sales catalogue as Model Nr. 1016 “Zollbeamten Sabel” (Customs Official’s Sabre).However, both of these swords would have had THIS specific sword knot tied on the hilt. An incredibly rare knot to find on it's own, and if you have one of the swords, this needs to go on it!! Wide black leather strap with triple silver wires running down the length. The ball has a plain stem, but the acorn has interspersed green and silver weave. This knot has been on a sword and has a little wear to the strap. Needs to go back on a sword!!
SUPER ARMY MINIATURE WITH ORANGE GRIP-NO FERREL TYPE. As many of you know I have collected miniatures for over 30 years and made it a speciality of mine. This type of 7 1/2" army miniature is quite unique and whilst it looks like the Horster type, it is in fact completely different and made by another company. The first difference is the lovely 'fat' orange celluloid grip. They are wider than normal, always orange celluloid and have no little ferrell ring at the bottom. Look carefully at the pommel and crossguard and these are different also. The pommel is slightly wider and more squat and has fewer oakleaves cast into it. The crossguard also has a slightly different eagle, with more pointed wings!! The scabbard seems to always be the same as the Horster varieties but not plated. There is also a nice little red felt blade buffer present. The blade is slightly shorter than the Horster ones and more pointed. The finish of these is a grey metal. Most unusual variation, not encountered a lot.
SUPER EARLY 'BRASS' SET OF NAVY DAGGERS HANGERS. I am always pleased to find any sets of navy dagger hangers, especially the early all brass ones. These are getting so difficult to source now, and especially in America, are fetching silly money ($300 for a single strap!). These hangers are in wonderful condition, have been used and worn with a dagger. They would have been used on any Third Reich navy dagger, but they would have been MADE in the early 1930's, before the wonder metal, aluminium, was used. So if you have either a nice Weimar period, 1928 pattn navy dagger, or an early Third Rich piece, these will be prefect. The brass lion's head buckles and brass clips are all a PERFECT MATCH, this is an original set, an original PAIR. Great detail to the buckles, all the snap clips and chain are perfect too. The dark blue/black moire fabric is damage free, no holes or cuts. The reverse is covered in early quality dark blue velvet, and whilst you can see they have been used, there is no damage or wear. A complete, early set, in great condition.
SUPER EXAMPLE OF A PAIR OF LUFTWAFFE HANGERS. A great set of 'standard' hangers in perfect condition with no wear or damage at all. Normal grey metal fittings with buckles, slides, lower clips and upper belt clip in exactly the same grey metal colour. Fabric straps and grey velvet backings are perfect. Ideal to go with a like conditioned Luftwaffe 2nd. Pattn dagger.
SUPER EXAMPLE OF A PAIR OF LUFTWAFFE DE-LUXE HANGERS WITH METAL TOPS. An exceedingly nice set of hangers for the Luftwaffe 2nd Pattn dagger. In near perfect condition and hardly ever worn. This set has the de-luxe type fittings to the clips and top belt catch. All are embossed with oakleaf designs and still have a little of the gilt wash present. In addition the tops pf the straps finish with metal tabs which enable the straps to 'swing' with movement of the dagger, ingenious design to stop wear on the straps. Top clip is marked with RZM and DRGM. Condition of the cloth straps and velvet backings are 99% mint. No wear or damage. A great set of straps to add to your dagger.
SUPER, EARLY RAD HEWER BY RARE MAKER. AXT UND HAUERFABRIK Purchased in a small collection before I went away. This is a very fine example of an early RAD hewer in great condition and by a rare maker. All early solid, heavy construction with Brass/nickel base with full nickel silver plating intact. Nice stag grips are honey coloured and perfect. All silver fittings have not been cleaned for a long time so are developing a nice patina. Scabbard body is undamaged and has the original coating of black paint. It's lifting in some small places due to age etc, but is fine and would clean up even better if desired. Bottom scabbard fitting has a couple of minor carrying dents, not at all unusual bearing in mind the weight and how these were worn. Blade is SUPER clean and has the original mirror-like surface. Grey background to the motto letters!! The makers name and logo of a horses head, are deeply etched into the reverse riccasso. A rare maker and eagerly collected. This company made few daggers and are highly sought after. A very nice RAD hewer!
SUPERB ORANGE GRIP NAVY DAGGER WITH BULLION KNOT AND HAMMERED SCABBARD. I am really pleased to offer this quite stunning navy dagger. Has all the attributes that most people are looking for in a navy dagger. Deep orange grip, original bullion portepee in correct tie and a nice hammered scabbard with most of the gilt remaining. All the brass seems to have most of the fire gilding still present, but it's been hanging on a wall for years, so there is quite a lot of dirt and patination on the surfaces. Orange celluloid grip is a nice deep tangerine colour with twisted brass wire. Bullion knot is tied around crossguard and pommel. Scabbard is again coloured by the patination. There are two 'carrying dents' towards the bottom. Typically caused when in wear by catching the dagger in a door jamb or similar. They do not decry from the overall condition of the dagger. Blade is beautiful, all nickel plating with deep etching background colour. Riccasso has the deeply stamped post 1938 Eickhorn trademark. A really nice looking piece.
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.
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.
SWORD PORTAPEE/KNOT IN GREEN LEATHER-NEAR MINT. This is the standard, smaller sword knot worn with ALL Third Reich Wehrmacht parade swords. In beautiful condition, this knot has been on a sword and remains in a 'ghost' tie! So would be easy to slip back on a lions hear of dove head sword. It's in remarkable, mint condition. Perfect green leather and twin bullion wires running the length. Nice bullion acorn ball.
TERRIBLY RARE HANGERS FOR THE THIRD REICH FIRE OFFICIALS DAGGER. Commonly mistaken and sometimes sold as Hitler Youth Leaders hangers, these are a MEGA rare set of the black leather hangers for the Third Rich era Fire Officials dagger. This particular dagger did not change much between the Imperial and Third Reich periods, and the Third Rich ones are identified mainly by construction and trademarks. These hangers were made and issued IN THE THIRD REICH PERIOD, and like the HJ Leaders straps have RZM marked clips etc. Hj straps have SMOOTH finish to the surface of the oval buckles, clips and belt clip. Fire Officials straps have a PEBBLED finish. That's the only difference, and hence the confusion sometimes. They are still one of the RAREST set of straps to find, and if you have a nice Third Reich era dagger, these are the straps for you. Black leather straps, have a row of stitching down each side. The pebbled top clip is similar to that of the Hj and RLB types. Reverse is marked with the RZM M5/10 and DRGM. This was made by Wilhelm Deus, Solingen according to the makers lists.The oval buckles and slides still show some of the original gilding that was present on these hangers from new. The lower clips are the pebbled 'push in' types. Leather is very supple with NO problems at all. Some slight wear from age, but nothing else. A really rare opportunity to acquire a really RARE set of hangers.
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THE ELUSIVE SS OFFICERS BULLION SWORD KNOT! This is one of my most requested knots, almost impossible to find and expensive, but an SS Officers sword is not complete without one. Purchased from a collection in the USA, this is a super example. Nice flat silver bullion cord with twin black lines running down each side. Braided slide on top of the ball stem. The ball stem has very fine weave silver bullion with the SS runes in a circle woven into the silver fabric!! Detail is fantastic, with great definition and the SS runes are perfect and away from the edge of the black circle. The edges of the stem are hand sewn together. The ball itself is in great condition and has really heavy weave and bullion threads. The bottom of the ball is finished inside with a piece of the flat bullion cord. A truly remarkable knot and once you have seen a real one, the reproductions look so BAD. Only one I have had this year, so far.
THE RARE , ALL ALUMINIUM NSFK FLYERS KNIFE BY HELBIG. This is the variation NSFK flyers knife ONLY made by the HELBIG company. With the advent of the new metal 'aluminium', some dagger companies made use of it in their dagger design and manufacture. The HELBIG company already made some of the Third Reich daggers, SS etc, and they made a standard nickel NSFK flyers knife. However, THIS type of flyers knife was only made by them and is now quite rare. Everything, apart for the blade, is made of cast aluminium. The grip and scabbard sections have textured surfaces, which were then painted blue, to resemble leather. The pommel, crossguard scabbard fittings are all made of cast, brushed aluminium. The crossguard swastikas are chemically etched into the surfaces and form part of the crossguard, and are not separate like the nickel versions. The dagger is also slightly larger than the standard flyers knife by about 1/2". The blade is the same size and length, but the scabbard and grip sections a re slightly longer. This piece is in remarkable condition with 100% of the original blue on the grip and 95% on the scabbard. It's just wearing a little on the high spots. The upper scabbard throat is stamped with a tiny NSFK 'flying man' symbol of the NSFK The blade is undamaged and unsharpened. The surface has a couple of old feint finger mark smudges, but basically it's in exc++ condition. The leather blade buffer is present. The small integral hanger is permanently attached to the scabbard ring. Unlike the nickel versions, the hanger has a thin metal base over which leather is stuck. Much stronger than just leather. The leather covering on this one has broken away on one side a little, but the hanger is otherwise fine. The belt snap clip is also aluminium! These are super little daggers, and absolutely essential to a collection of Luftwaffe or NSFK/DLV items.
THE RARE RAD EARLY HEWER BY EICKHORN - FULL STAG GRIP!! I look and look for one of these, checking every RAD hewer, just in case!! Well, this time I was lucky and pictured this up from an antique dealer in the US 10 days ago. I cannot remember the last time I had a 'full stag' RAD, they just don't turn up, as they had a very limited production run. This was the FIRST type of RAD dagger and was only made by EICKHORN. It quickly proved to be either difficult to make or too costly, as the stag grips had to be individually handmade to fit the grips. A big, heavy dagger, with all silver plated nickel fittings, it weighs a ton! Condition on the exterior is great. Lower scabbard fitting has a few minor carrying bumps, but nothing serious. Stag grips are perfect and have never been messed with. Fit perfectly to the hilt underneath. Stamped into the riccasso is 'Ma 1008'. This is also stamped into the throat of the scabbard, so this is a matching dagger. No doubt issued from the RAD quartermaster, and noted and logged in their inventory. Great having the numbers and both match! Scabbard was originally 'blued' or 'anodised' as the early ones were. Most of this is still there, but it's had a period coat of black gloss paint, matches perfectly, but this has worn in various places, so you can see the anodising underneath. A typical treatment. Now to the blade..........here it's slightly disappointing, as obviously it's suffered from some damp inside the scabbard at some time, and where the scabbard springs sit on the blade, it's etched some marks into the surfaces. The motto is still deeply etched and very clear. The reverse has the early Eickhorn trademark in an oval dating it to around 1934, at the very beginning of dagger production. It also has the RADJ triangle. Both are a little worn, but both readable. This is a huge blade with lots of 'meat'. I have cleaned these blades before, with excellent results as the early ones are solid steel, and not plated. So some careful work with, 000 grade metal paper, or just consistent cleaning with Solvol Autosol, will have very positive results. This is such a rare dagger, with many other positive attributes, I think the blade faults are liveable with. Smashing, historical dagger. These sell for $2500(£1900) in the US with perfect blade, so I have priced it accordingly. A good bet!
THE RARE SS OFFICER/NCO'S BULLION SWORD OR BAYONET KNOT. This is a sword knot that I encounter very infrequently nowadays. Effectively it is very similar to the very rare SS Officers all bullion sword knot with the SS runes woven into the stem. This knot has exactly the same bullion strapping, wide silver bullion with twin black lines. The ball and stem are different though. Stem and slide have zig-zag black woven lines running across the surface. The ball itself in made of intertwined black/silver bullion cord along the top of the acorn and then vertically on the ball itself. Tom Wittmann describes these as "SS NCO’s Bayonet/Sword Troddel" I have seen them tied to original NCO's sword, and especially to Officer Candidates swords. Anyway, this is in very good condition. It has been used and certainly tied on an edged weapon. A few minor wear areas and signs of use. It is a rare beast, and would look perfect in your SS collection.
THIRD REICH 'OTHER RANKS' PARADE SWORD + KNOT. Not commonly seen as thy were very plain and uninspiring, they also did not depict any eagle and swastika either. This is a standard, plain issue Other Ranks 'walking out' or parade sword. I am pretty sure the issue and wearing of these was dropped pretty quickly in favour of the standard dress bayonet, but there are many early photographs of enlisted men wearing the dress/parade sword. This is a pretty long sword measuring 41" o/a. Would mean the original owner would have been just under 6' tall. Big in those days. Hilt is a very plain dove head affair, which was nickel plated over steel. Most of this has worn off now. Black celluloid grip has triple brass wires. There is an original enlisted man's portepee wrapped around the hilt. Green with thin silver wires. Shows age commensurate with the sword condition. Blade is nickel plated and 34" long. It's in near perfect condition and is deeply stamped with the maker RICHARD HERDER SOLINGEN. Scabbard is a standard black painted single hanger type, it is missing the throat at the top, but fits perfectly and the runners are still inside. An interesting sword, not in the best of condition externally, but with the mint blade and knot, easily worth the money!
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 BLACK LEATHER OFFICERS SWORD KNOT. Identical in style and length to the green leather, standard sword knot found on most Third Rich army parade swords. This has BLACK leather straps and 3 bullion lines running the length. Ball is the same bullion material. A very nice knot or portepee, and whilst I have had many of these in the past, I am not 100% sure why they are black! Or what it designates. Knowing the Germans it means something, so I imagine someone out there will let me know. In the meantime , it's a nice knot nonetheless!
THIRD REICH FIRE OFFICERS DRESS BAYONET WITH VERY RARE MAKER. This is a fine example of an early short pattern Fire Officers dress sidearm. The fire department were not military, so had no rifles to attach a bayonet. Hence the unique design for their dress sidearm. Short bayonets were supposed to be for officer use. As there are far more 'long' dress bayonets than short ones, this may well be the case. This is an early example, made of steel and nickel plated. Condition is near perfect and all the nickel plating and all the original scabbard paint both present. It also has its original patent leather bayonet frog. Blade is a typical short double edged carbine style. It has 100% nickel plating with no lifting. It is also stamped and marked with a name I have never come across. 'Geco' Solingen. With a bit of research I have discovered that Geco is Genschow & Co., Gustav, AG, Waffenfabrik, Berlin. Gustav Genschow was a distributor of fire and police weapons and uniforms. All this information for a Fire bayonet....amazing!
THIRD REICH FIRE OFFICERS PARADE SWORD - EICKHORN -WITH KNOT. As pictured and listed in the Eickhorn catalogue, this is the plain gilt hilted parade sword carried by Fire Officers. It has a plain, rounded dove-head hilt, with no engraving. Completely smooth. No political or military affiliation so no swastika on the piece at all. The hilt is gilded aluminium, but the gilt has dulled down to a brass like finish. Black celluloid grip with thin twisted grip wires. There is an original to the piece, Fire sword portepee. If you peek under the knot at the hilt, you can see the protected surface and rub marks. Scabbrd is black painted steel. The blade on this piece is marked with the post 1938 Eickhorn squirrel. Blade has a steel finish reather than a nickel plated on and is quite dull in places, but would certainly polish up. No damage or pitting though. If you have a Fire bayonet, dagger collection, they certainly wore this sword too!
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 FORESTRY BULLION SILVER/GREEN DAGGER PORTAPEE. This is quite a rare knot, and missing from more Forestry daggers. This was for the Senior Officials Forestry cutlass. The one with the cream celluloid or ivory grips. It was tied around the hilt in the same fashion as a sword knot. Consists of flat weave silver bullion straps with two thin green stripes running the length. A very pretty knot and does wonders to a Forestry cutlass when you put it on. Silver bullion ball with green coloured stuffing in the ball 'end'. Has been on a cutlass, but shows no wear or fraying. Nice, original knot.
THIRD REICH GREEN LEATHER WEHRMACHT OR's SWORD OR BAYONET KNOT. This is the 'green' leather knot used on the other ranks parade sword or dress bayonet. Quite plain, consists of green leather straps with bullion ball with interspersed green silver cords. Nice thing.
THIRD REICH HUNTING ASSOCIATION CUTLASS-RARE MAKER-WITH HANGER. I have to admit I have never, to my knowledge, had a Hunting Association cutlass by this maker MWM Waffen. This is the shortened maker mark for Max Weyersberg. They turn up wit army daggers and Luftwaffe, but they are also rare. So a cutlass by them is quite a find. It follows the usual form of a Hunting Association cutlass. Nice one piece stag horn grip, with the DJ insignia pinned through. Has sunburst between antlers and the swastika in the middle with the letter DJ underneath. Nickel silver fittings throughout which are covered with old patina. Nice fluted clamshell. Scabbard is one piece green leather covered. Has a bit of age to it with a few knocks and scrapes, but in very good order otherwise. The scabbard fittings are held onto the scabbard body by little staples, but these are missing. easily replaced. There is an original to the piece, kid leather brown 'v' hanger. This slips up onto the scabbard fitting. Hanger is in beautiful condition. The blade is etched both sides with Hunting and animal scenes. It's in very good, bright and clean condition. There are a couple of minor age spots, but minor. The green felt blade washer is in place. The makers mark, MwM Waffen is deeply stamped into the riccasso under the clamshell. A great cutlass, rare maker.
THIRD REICH KREIGSMARINE SHIP SWALLOWTAIL RANK PENNANT. This is the COMMAND pennant flown on any ship that would have had the COMMODORE on board. Measures 19" x 49" overall. This pennant existed in the German navy from 1933-1945. Consists of a white hessian swallow-tail pennant depicting a black iron cross. This one is in virtual mint condition and is complete with the rope and brass halyard fixing. Along the hem, the makers mark in stamped in ink as well as the type of flag this is. It is beautifully made with strengthening squares along each flying corner. The stampings on the hem 'GESCHWADERSTANDER'. It also has small initials personally stitched to the hem in red cotton 'MJ'. A great addition to a navy collection and a fantastic display piece.
THIRD REICH LONG 'LIGHTWEIGHT' POLICE BAYONET. IMITATION GRIPS. Police bayonets are a great thing to collect, there are MANY variations and types, spanning from the Weimar period, through to the mid01940's. Most police bayonets you see originate from the Weimar period, when the bayonets were very long and had clamshells on the crossguards. these proved to be unwieldy, and were recalled and re-issued. Shortening the blades, removing the clamshell and installing a new badge on the grip. Police bayonets continued to be made into the Third Reich period, and were therefore made the correct length to start with. They were also made of differing materials, not available in the Weimar period. This is one of them!!! Rare to find. It is a long bayonet (although shorter that the converted ones) and is made of nickel plated aluminium, so is very light. The blade has a single fuller and is in MINT condition. There is no maker mark. The grip plates are also very unusual. At first glance they look to be the normal stag, but on closer inspection they are in fact wood roughened and carved to look identical to stag. The police badge is aluminium and pinned through the grip plates. All the surfaces have aged well and show patina. The nickel plating on the hilt and crossguard has worn a little in places as it does not adhere well to aluminium! A really good looking police bayonet and definitely one for the 'type' collectors. This was a bayonet made IN the Third Rich era.
THIRD REICH LONG RURAL POLICE DRESS BAYONET-COMPLETE. Always a great favourite, this is a choice conditioned Police dress bayonet complete with the original brown frog and multi-coloured bullion knot. As I have mentioned before, collecting Police bayonets, is a specialised subject in it's own right. The history behind these is very interesting. THIS type of dress bayonet started life in the German Weimar period. It once was a longer clamshell Police bayonet. In the 1930's these were all re-worked by the Police armouries. Blade and scabbards were shortened, the clamshell was removed, grips shorted and had the aluminium police eagle attached. This example is 'slotted', so has the mechanism in the hilt to be fitted to a K98 rifle. In very nice overall condition. Nickel plated hilt and scabbard fittings. Brown leather scabbard and frog (which is also maker marked). Blade in near perfect condition. Is double marked with the Horster trademark on one side and the company lettering on the other. This is a matched bayonet, has always been together. The original unit/depot marks have been removed in the re-working, but it still has a matching number on the scabbard throat and blade spine. '63'. Always been together. A really nice period Police bayonet.
THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE OTHER RANKS BAYONET/SWORD KNOT. Whilst they should be common, they are not! Considering there was one of these for virtually every OR's bayonet or sword! However, this is a mint conditioned portepee or troddel for the OR's or NCO's dress bayonet. The grey leather strap designated if to the Luftwaffe. All in perfect condition, leather very supple, and I don't think it's ever been used. Nice colours and the ball is again in perfect condition with green flecked top and a bullion base. If you have a minty etched dress bayonet or similar, this would finish it off perfectly.
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 NAVAL UNDRESS BLUE MOIRE BELT WITH BRASS BUCKLES. An early example of the very nice narrower blue moire 'undress' belt worm by all naval officers and midshipmen. This was the belt worn over their blue uniforms and can be seen on most period photographs. Belt consists of a blue moire ribbed fabric (same as the navy hangers) and backed with dark blue velvet. There is an early all brass gilt naval buckle and hasp. The buckle is permanently attached to the belt, whilst the hasp is adjustable for waist size. Both of the lions head 'slides' are present. These are also early brass and like the buckle have all of the fire gilt present and are in mint condition. These lions head slides are attached to the naval dagger gangers and hence the dagger. A REALLY nice belt, in near perfect condition. Add a set of early brass dagger hangers and a mint conditioned dagger. What a set that would make.
THIRD REICH NAVY BLUE MOIRE 'DAY' UNIFORM BELT - BRASS BUCKLES. I was lucky enough to find another one of these at a local fair last weekend. This is an EARLY Third Reich navy blue moire cloth undress belt. It's complete with all the early solid brass fittings, buckle and sliders. Later in the period these were made of the same metal as the navy hangers, gilded aluminium, but initially in the early 1930's they were sold brass. Beautiful detail and quality to the buckle and keeper. Lion's head sliders also lovely detail and these would have had the dagger straps attached to them. Dark blue moire ribbed material on the outside with dark blue velvet on the inside. Adjustable for most waist sizes. Super belt, lovely condition. Ideal with a navy collection or even better if you have a nice set of brass metal navy hangers!!
THIRD REICH NAVY BLUE MOIRE 'DAY' UNIFORM BELT - BRASS BUCKLES. These belts prove to be very popular with collectors so I have managed to obtain another. This is an EARLY Third Reich navy blue moire cloth undress belt. It's complete with all the early solid brass fittings, buckle and sliders. Later in the period these were made of the same metal as the navy hangers, gilded aluminium, but initially in the early 1930's they were solid brass. Beautiful detail and quality to the buckle and keeper. Lion's head sliders also lovely detail and these would have had the dagger straps attached to them. Dark blue moire ribbed material on the outside with dark blue velvet on the inside. This one hs been personally modified to just fit the original owner, and he had quite a small waist! There is no wear or damage to the out side of the belt and fabric at all. There is a very small patch of wear to the velvet inside just where the buckle catch is, but you can't see it. Great looking, EARLY navy belt.
THIRD REICH NAVY BULLION DRESS BELT WITH GILT BUCKLE. I love these belts, but will only buy ones in super condition.This is lovely, with no evidence of wear and no damage or moth holes to the wool inner belt. These were worn for parade and formal dress purposes. The thinner blue moire cloth belt was the one worn most of the time. This has a nice wide silver bullion belt interwoven with grey stripes. The gilt aluminium navy buckle is in mint condition, as is the dark blue wool lining. I doubt if this was worn a lot, if at all. Folded into the inner lining are the two hidden loops to attach the navy dagger hanging straps. The silver bullion is in mint condition, has lightly darkened with age, but silver does that! These are great belts to display with a navy collection, or just with a navy dagger and straps. Nice belt.
THIRD REICH OFFICERS SWORD KNOT IN UNISSUED CONDITION. This is another of the green leather with bullion stripes, sword knots used on all Third Reich Officers parade swords. It's in unissued condition and has never been tied to a sword, it is therefore undamaged in any way. Green leather straps are 100% supple. If you have a mint sword with 100% gilt, or need to just display the knot beside it. This is the one.
THIRD REICH OFFICERS SWORD KNOT. This is the standard sword knot as tied and worn to 99% of Third Reich army officers parade swords. Green leather strap with twin silver wire lines and silver bullion ball. In near perfect used condition, this has been on a sword at some time, so will go nicely on your lion's head or dove head sword. IN HAVE 2 NEARLY IDENTICAL
THIRD REICH OFFICERS SWORD KNOT. This is a great conditioned leather sword knot used on virtually ALL of the Third Reich parade swords. Green leather strapping with twin silver bullion threads running the length. The ball is all silver with a platted small leather slide. In great condition and easy to tie onto your officers Lion's head or Dove head sword. Adding a knot really finishes them off, and for parade purposes, they ALL had sword knots.
THIRD REICH PARADE SWORD BY ALCOSO. Part of a small hoard I was sold recently that had several daggers, a FS knife, marine clock and this nice officers sword. Like the other pieces from this family, they have remained untouched for years. This sword is in the same condition. A lot of gilt remains on the brass hilt fittings and the grip and grip wire are in perfect condition. Has a nice undented scabbard with 98% of the original paint. The blade is nickel plated and has the earlier ALCOSO trademark stamped into the riccasso. Swords are a great thing to collect, apart from the fact they are bigger than the daggers, they represent a great variety and pound for pound are much cheaper to buy. This exact sword appears in the Angolia sword book on the first page of the ALCOSO product. It's unattributed, so no number allocated to it. A nice dove head sword. reasonably priced for this.
THIRD REICH PARTY ARMBAND WITH MUNICH ISSUE STAMP. This is a good summer issue or shirt type cotton/linen armband with the addition of a Munich depot ? issue ink stamp. The stamp is slightly blurred as it's sunk into the cotton weave. Of red cotton/linen construction with separately applied 'bevo' swastika on white background. No damage, moth nips or tears.
THIRD REICH PERIOD CAVALRY OFFICERS LIONS HEAD SWORD by ALCOSO. This is the second sword obtained from a trip to South West London. Been in storage for over 25 years, never been in a collection, never cleaned or messed with. An all brass hilted early Artillery officers, lion's head dress sword .It's pretty long, measuring 40 1/2" overall, with a 32 1/2" blade. Would have had a tall owner! Nice heavy cast brass hilt with great detail. Lion's head has red glass eyes. Back strap is deeply cast with ornamentation. The crossguard is plain on the reverse, but has the crossed swords cast into the front. The grip is black celluloid over wood and has triple twisted wires running around it. Tied around the knuckle bow and crossguard, is the original Third Reich officers sword portepee in green leather and silver lines. Scabbard is a standard black painted steel type with single ring hanger. Blade is a nickel plated type, in mint condition. The Alcoso trademark (early type) is visible just underneath the crossguard langet. A very nice example of an early, brass officers sword, used and carried during the Third Reich period.
THIRD REICH POLICE OFFICERS DRESS SWORD-ALCOSO I have not had a decent Police Officers sword for some time. They just don't seem to be about. Last one came back with me from the USA over a year ago. Whilst not mint, this is a decent, un-messed with sword, all complete with a nice blade. Made by ALCOSO, it has the trademark stamped into the riccasso by the crossguard. This is a later quality sword with nickel plate over steel. The hilt and crossguard have a little lifting but very minor. The pommel nut is undamaged, made of steel and has lost most of the nickel plate, so is just shiny steel! Grip is hard black ebony (?) , has no damage or chips and retains all the silver wire wrap etc. Back cover plate is intact. The large police badge is inset into the grip. Is a copper colour as it has lost the thin silver flash coat plating. Scabbard is fine and no dents or bends. It retains 85% of the original black paint, with some light surface rust colour. As I said earlier, it has a very nice blade, which retains all of the matt steel finish. Needle sharp point and no damage, bends or nicks.
THIRD REICH RAD ARMBAND WITH ORIGINAL RAD ISSUE STAMPS. Apart from being a good 'used' example of a NSDAP party armband, it has a very clear ink stamp from the RAD unit it was issued from. Along the reverse back edge is stamped 'AB GAU XIX'. Not at all sure where this equates to, but perhaps someone out there will know. Thanks to one of my very knowledgable customers, I can exactly identify where this armband originated RAD marking for Arbeitsgau XIX, which was Niedersachsen- West, with headquarters in Oldenburg..It is of red WOOL construction, with a separately applied 'bevo' swastika on white background. Armband is a little grubby overall from 80 years of time, but is in excellent condition with no moth nips or damage. Unusual to find a RAD marked armband like this. Would be ideal to go with a RAD dagger etc.
THIRD REICH SHOOTING ASSOCIATION DIRK/DAGGER. The heritage of shooting in Germany goes back 100's of years and the Hunting, shooting, forestry communities are all intertwined. The shooting association existed before the Third Reich and there are daggers on the market that reflect this. It was incorporated into the Third Rich era in about 1935, but dues to many things, did not exist very long and was absorbed into other para-military organisations. Therefore the Shooting Association dagger is not very common. This is a standard example by EF HORSTER. It is very unusual in the fact that is does not have the brass crossed rifles insignia on the grip, never had it either as there are no holes where is could have been. The celluloid over wood grip is 100% perfect, no cracks, no damage at all. The clamshell below the crossguard is the only place where there are two tiny swastikas in the enamel around the edge writing of DEUTCHE SCHUTZEN VERBAND. Nickel plated fittings for the pommel and crossguard are quite heavy and not the later aluminium types. Blade has the Horster trademark, plus the standard 'shooting etch' all the way down both sides. The etch on Horster daggers is slightly different to that on say an Eickhorn dagger. However, both (and all genuine shooting blades) have a weird polish to the metal which extends for a few inches from the hilt. The blade surface is polished across the crossgrain, rather than just being polished all the same way. No idea why it was done like this, but 99% of the daggers I have ever seen are like this. Scabbard has two nickel plated fittings, which are fixed to the scabbard with staples. They also have matching numbers stamped into the metal UNDER the staples, looks like 17. Scabbard is a hard black leather and in excellent condition. This dagger was carried in a bayonet type frog attached to the upper fittings, and they also word a solid green portepee. A very good example indeed. Strange that there are no crossed rifles on the grip, but it is what it is and 100% original.
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.
THIRD REICH VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION FLAG - BURNT/DAMAGED. This was a direct purchase from a Royal Marine veteran in Hertfordshire. There were a few other items, but none German. His unit was on the French/German border (so he remembers) and they had a small German unit surrender to them. This flag was tied over the bonnet on a small truck/they were using, and he took it as a souvenir. The vehicle identification flags are different from normal NSDAP or Party flags. They are rectangular or square and usually have ringlets or fixing at each corner to tie on the vehicle. Used to identify to aircraft or other units that the vehicle was German (or English if they used a different flag!). This identification flag has certainly seen action! It's oily and grubby has a burn hole where it was over the exhaust manifold and 4 geometric tears in the fabric where it was pulled over something sharp in each corner! If only it could talk. Red cotton base with applied white roundel and swastika. Double sided! Measures a decent 74" x 37" ideal for a vehicle roof/bonnet or tank turret.
THREE THIRD REICH FORESTRY TUNICS -1935!! Recently found in a house clearance in Germany, here are 3 ORIGINAL Forestry tunics. In fact there is one beautiful 4 pocket tunic and two full length great coats!! What a find. All of the uniform are of a larger size 44" + chest. The 4 pocket tunic has loops for many awards and medal ribbons. It has beautiful green velvet collar and matching Forestry collar tabs and epaulettes. This tunic has the original makers label, and ORIGINAL OWNERS name with date (1935). One greatcoat has grey collar tabs and green epaulettes and is of a very high quality cloth in heavy green material. All buttons are present. The other greatcoat has no collar tabs, but does have the epaulettes. These are all beautifully made, lined and very heavy. On two of the uniforms, there is some slight mice damage, some holes up the sleeve and a small area on the reverse belt button area. The price reflects this obviously. These tunics have just not been used or worn and have stayed in a cellar for 70+ years. All came from the same place, so probably from the same family. Ideal for a forestry collection, or even re-enactor. Fantastic value for money as I am pricing these as a lot, and it works out at £125 each!!! The insignia are worth more than this on their own!
TOTALLY UNCLEANED, UNTOUCHED SS 1933 DAGGER WITH VERTICAL HANGER by HERDER. I am really pleased to offer this super SS '33 early man's dagger. Purchased from an estate sale, this has never been in a collection and is the first time onto the collectors market. If you are looking for a mint, super clean, no blemishes piece, then stop now. This historical dagger has not been cleaned or touched in many, many years. It has some small faults, but that's it's character and I love it! All fittings are of course, solid nickel. They have developed a dull yellow patina and where they touch the leather vertical hanger have gone green with Verdigris. The black solid ebony grip is actually slightly grey with age and dust. There is a very minor chip on the top fitting. Ebony is very brittle and this is unfortunately quite common. The SS runes button has taken a hit at some time, and has lost some of the black enamel, done an awfully long time ago though. The nickel grip eagle is prefect. The lower crossguard is marked with a Roman numeral 'I'. The scabbard is in great condition. Attached to the top ring is the original early black leather vertical hanger and nickel snap clip. This has probably never been removed from the dagger..ever. Green Verdigris is on the upper scabbard fittings. Vertical hanger is in great condition with very sound and supple leather. I have not, and will not, remove it. The scabbard body has 100% of the black anodised finish and also a lot of the original shellac lacquer, especially where protected by the hanger and fittings. The lower scabbard fitting is fine with no dents or damage. The blade is in very good order, not damaged or sharpened. It still has some old grease to the surface, and there are some old finger smudges on both sides which take it from being a near mint blade. The maker is RICH. ABR. HERDER with a diamond in an oval. SS motto is deep and clear and overall the blade rates Exc++. This is an 'as found' dagger as mentioned. I would imagine a light cleaning and the blade will be even better. A super dagger for those who like their pieces, untouched and as found.
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.
UNDER UNIFORM, DAGGER OR SWORD BELT. When wearing a dagger with some uniforms or a greatcoat for instance, these was no way to attach your dagger hanger/dagger/sword. So this underbelt was worn and the dagger/sword was suspended from that. They were made of cloth with leather attachments and a metal claw belt. They came in several colours from light grey/green or dark blue. This one is in a faded very light blue/grey with brown leather and one sliding 'd' ring to attach the dagger clip.
UNDER UNIFORM, DAGGER OR SWORD BELT. Another under uniform sword or dagger suspension belt. Again in a faded light blue/gret colour with brown leather fittings and claw buckle. This one has one sliding 'D' ring. It is also personalised in ink by the original owner. Looks like 'SCHLEGEL HEMBERT'. Nice overall condition.
UNDER UNIFORM, DAGGER OR SWORD BELT. Another under uniform dagger/sword belt. This one is in virtually mint, unissued condition and is a very strong blue colour with lovely brown leather fitments. There are no sliding 'D' rings with this belt, but they are easy to find. If you obtained 2, it would be ideal for a navy dagger rig.
UNIQUE, FANTASTIC THIRD REICH SILK EMBROYDERED 'MEMORY OF MY SERVICE TIME' NAVY. I have NEVER seen another of these special panels in Third Reich form. I have one from the Imperial German navy but not this era. An absolutely fantastic hand embroidered silk picture depicting the WORLD TOUR of a JOHANNS MAASS who was serving on the cruiser KARLSRUHE when it completed it's world tour of countries from 1934-1936. The silk embroidered picture is framed behind glass and is in MINT condition. It measures 21" x 18" overall. I cannot emphasise enough the fantastic quality and detail of the subject matter. All of the countries visited have the national flag represented in silks, along with a couple of dragons for the China part. A fantastic Third Reich eagle is at the top and underneath is the city shied for Karlsruhe itself. After which the cruiser was named. One the reverse I have printed the history of the ship itself and this particular world tour, which was well documented. The ship itself was launched in 1927 and after a refit in 1937 (?) went on to fight in WW2. It was involved in the Norwegian campaign and was torpedoed and then scuttled in 1940. Worthy of further research, but a wonderful piece of history, and I think unique. I have never seen another!!!
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.
UNISSUED NAVY DAGGER BY EICKHORN WITH 100% GILT FINISH. Eickhorn made a lovely dagger and for it to look like this after 80 years is a credit to their manufacturing skills. For a change this has the more uncommon, later Eickhorn squirrel stamped into the riccasso of the blade. 9 times out of 10, it will be the normal post 1938 squirrel holding the sword in front of him. This trademark type is thought to have been used from 1942 onwards. Has a squirrel looking over his shoulder, but still holding the sword. dagger is in absolutely beautiful condition and as I said has 100% of the fire gilt over all of the brass surfaces. Unfortunately, it has not been handled too well and there are a few surface dents on the scabbard. Looks like it was packed away with something heavy. In my opinion, it's never been worn as there is no evidence of a knot or hangers ever being on it, and the small surface dents are not due to 'in-wear' damage. Nevertheless, this is a 'cracking' looking piece and makes one of the 'loved and polished to death' navy daggers look very old! The blade is of course mint too. With needle sharp point, and ALL of the charcoal grey definition in the back of the etching. Grip is a perfect piece of cream celluloid, with thin twisted brass wire. A very good looking dagger.
UNISSUED THIRD REICH NSDAP GILT BUCKLE AND GILT 'D' RINGS IN PACKET. Survived all these years as 'unissued' stock, here is a NSDAP gilded officers claw belt buckle complete with the paper RZM label still attached. Would have gone on an officers brown leather belt. Gilding is still 99% mint with one small area of corrosion on the reverse. Buckle is stamped in tiny letters RZM M5/71. This was for Overhoff and Cie..Ludenscheid. They made many metal uniform accessories. Along with the buckle are an unopened packet of NSDAP gilded 'D' rings. There are 12 in the packet. It is slightly split open on the reverse so you can see inside at the 'D' rings! Otherwise completely mint and unissued. A great talking point. Both new 'old' stock, saved for 70+ years.
UNTOUCHED 1936 EARLY SS CHAINED OFFICERS DAGGER Perhaps one of the most iconic daggers of the Third Reich period, and one that remains in constant high demand. Especially the earlier versions, as this one is! Produced and issued in 1936, this Officers dagger replaced the 1933 pattern, which continued to be worn by all other ranks. This has all solid nickel fittings to the crossguards and scabbard fittings, as well as the chains. Dagger is un-messed with and seems to have not been cleaned or polished in any way. The nickel fittings have all taken on a dull yellow patina. Grip is solid ebony, and is inherently brittle. There are two tiny slivers missing where the crossguard joins the upper grip part. The SS button is perfect as is the nickel eagle which is the same colour as the rest of the fittings. The reverse of the grip has some vertical hairline cracks running up from the lower crossguard and there is a small carrying 'dent' to one side. Grip and crossguards fit like a glove, no gaps or movement. The scabbard has a painted finish and has nearly all of the original black coat. It has some age crazing and some slight surface blemishes, but very good after 80+ years. Lower scabbard ball is slightly dented. Attached to the middle scabbard fitting is the solid nickel chain. Featuring the usual SS runes and scull and crossed bones. This is a 'type II' chain so has the slightly bevelled top connecting links. The reverse of the second link down has the SS proof stamp in a box. Scabbard body is very sound, with just a few age/wear surface dents to one edge and the reverse. All sounds worse than it actually is!!! However, I want to describe everything. The dagger has wonderful untouched character. The blade is of course unmarked. Surface has all of the crossgrain polish, and apart from the usual 'in and out' surface scratching from the springs, is a lovely example. A really great chance to acquire a totally honest, untouched,200% original.. beautiful SS chained dagger.
UNTOUCHED RLB 1st Pattn OFFICERS DAGGER with WATER MARKED BLADE. The RLB Officers 1st Pattern dagger is a very rare beast and missing from most collections. I have not had one for over 5 years and suddenly I manage to buy 2 in the space of 3 months. A lot were converted to the 2nd Pattn dagger, by changing the badge and adding a central scabbard mount. However, this has stayed exactly as issued. There are some issues with the blade but I will come back to that later. The dagger has sold nickel fittings which have been left to the air and have patina all over them. As they have a high silver content, they have mostly gone black. The grip is covered in very dark blue, virtually black leather and the original early DLV badge is pinned through it. There is a little loss of the blue enamel to the badge details. The wonderful art deco design crossguard is in great condition. The scabbard is again covered in the same blue/black leather. It is in fine condition, but has been period repaired down one edge where it has either rubbed or worn off. Looks absolutely fine. The lower scabbard fitting is again covered in patina, but no damage. There is a short leather hanger and snap clip attached to the upper scabbard ring (similar to the NSFK daggers). Now to the blade. It is obvious that this dagger has been stored in a damp environment and moisture has collected inside the scabbard and especially at the bottom. The blade is marked with the WEYERSBERG trademark and etched into the surface. This blade for about 3 or 4 inches from the hilt is perfect with full crossgrain and polish. As you go further down the bade the water/damp has affected it slightly more, with age spots and right on the tip a few areas of old rust pitting. It sounds worse than it actually is, but as these blades are so clean and beautiful when polished from new, any blemishes are noticeable. The blade is completely full length and the tip is needle pointed. Some careful work on the tip and lower 2-3" would nearly make this a perfect blade. However, I have described it as it is at the moment. This is a great looking and rare dagger, I have priced it accordingly and you now have an opportunity of buying at perhaps 50% of the retail value.
UNTOUCHED, UNCLEANED NAVY DAGGER COMPLETE RIG, STRAPS AND KNOT! I was pleased to pick this dagger up this week as it is something I really like to find, and untouched piece. Not mint by any means, but this 'reeks' history! and looks as though it was just removed from the officers belt yesterday. Dagger is a nice Eickhorn marked piece with etched blade. All brass fittings, there is a little fire gilding left in places, but mostly the brass is toned with patina. It has not been buffed or polished. Very nice fittings overall. Super cream celluloid grip with twisted brass wire. It has the ORIGINAL cream celluloid knot that has been tied in place for nearly 80 years. It has a little wear on the swing areas, and rubbing to the surface where it touched the uniform etc. However it's FROZEN in place and never been off for all that time. Scabbard is the standard type with lightning bolts etc. The lower part of the scabbard is not dented per se, but has just be slightly flattened from wear and use. I see this a lot with navy daggers as the brass scabbard is so thin and fragile. Rather than being oval and rounded, the surface on both sides is flat. You can't actually notice this, and it's obviously happened due to excessive use and wear. Again, I like things like this as it gives the piece character. The blade is stamped with the post 1938 Eickhorn squirrel on the riccasso. The blade is deeply etched both side with the anchor, dolphins etc. The charcoal background etching is present. The very tip of the blade ahs a few very small surface blemishes, seems there was some moisture in the scabbard and it's affected the very tip of the blade, hardly noticeable and the nickel bright polish finish is still there. To complet the dagger are a set of navy straps. These seem to have been with the dagger for ever, as they also show the same wear and patina. The fittings are gilded aluminium and all are fine and look prefect. There is a very little wear to the backing of the shorter strap, so they should. The buckles are a matching pair.Overall a very pleasing looking dagger indeed. Priced very competitively.
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 EARLY, UNCLEANED, 1st LUFTWAFFE DAGGER BY HELBIG..... F & A Helbig were an unusual maker, they seemed to do limited runs of several ranges of daggers, but they are mainly known for their Luftwaffe products. They made the 1st Luftwaffe type, in nickel and in aluminium, they also made the small DLV/NSFK flyers knife, and they are the ONLY manufacturer to make it in all aluminium. This is a very good example of an early production , all nickel 1st Pattn. Luftwaffe dagger. It has not been cleaned in many years and all the nickel surfaces have a dull patina. The pommel and crossguard have brass inset swastikas, again uncleaned. The blue leather grip is wrapped with the original triple twisted wire. The scabbard is in excellent condition with the original dark blue leather intact. There is a very slight surface dent at the lower portion of the scabbard face. All nickel scabbard fittings again have the same dull patina. Attached to the middle and upper scabbard bands is a nice long nickel chain with snap clip. There are 9 upper rings and 14 lower ones. One connecting link to the lower scabbard ring has been period replaced. These did have a tendency to break or open up and fall off, so quite common to see a replacement. The blade is a beautiful virtually mint, nickel plated variety. Mirror finish!! There is a tiny portion of the nickel plate missing right at the tip, but as the steel underneath is also well polished, you can't notice it, but I have mentioned it for 100% description. The makers name is etched into the surface of the blade near the crossguard. For some reason Helbig did not etch the letter very deep on ANY of their daggers and the trademark is always quite hard to read, but it's all there! Beside the trademark, there is a issue/inspection, Waffanampt 'stick eagle' deeply stamped into the blade. A great looking Luftwaffe dagger, and for those who collect by maker, an unusual one to get.
VERY HISTORICAL WEIMAR NAVY 1929 NAVAL DAGGER - PROFUSELY MARKED. The history of the German naval dagger is a huge subject on it's own and one that I have always been very interested in. Tom Wittmann's navy book is a huge tome on the subject and spends a great deal of time discussing the early years of the German navy and the edged weapons they wore. This dagger would have been purchased by the naval administration and issued to midshipmen etc upon request. Officers were required to purchase their own daggers, but others did not have to. The dagger is made as one piece and cannot be broken down. The tang goes right through the flame pommel and is peened over the top. The grip is celluloid over wood and has a couple of age cracks running through the middle section, but no material is missing. The single twisted wire is in place. The crossguard has a spring mechanism that holds the scabbard in place. There is no 'push button' arrangement on this dagger. Works by tension alone. Scabbard is a smooth example, still has the lightning bolt design, but is much simpler. The scabbard suspension bands are in a figure of eight pattern. The blade is a plain navy variety and is nickle platd over steel. It is shorter than a normal Third Reich dagger, in fact the whole dagger is a bit smaller. The blade riccasso is profusely stamped with naval markings. There is an attributal number 'O 428' stamped both there and on the top of the scabbard . O for Ost Zee, west part of the naval ports in Germany. In addition, there is the Weimar stylised eagle with a M, and also the smaller naval inspection proof mark of a M. This dagger forms an integral part of the naval dagger history and covers that period after WW1 and before hostilities started again in the 1930's.
VERY INTERESTING NAVY DAGGER DISTRIBUTOR MARKED + WITH EARLY WKC TRADEMARK. + KNOT ETC. This is a very nice looking dagger and is complete with the ORIGINAL bullion 42cm knot, tied in the navy fashion. A little frayed and worn but original to the piece. Whilst this dagger has a standard plain, unetched blade, it does have a very early WKC trademark stamped into the riccasso. The balde is slightly thinner than normal and superbly, it is marked along the edge of the riccasso AUG LUNEBERG KIEL in tiny letters!!! Luneberg were a large retail outlet that specialised in navy items. They issued their own retail catalogue and had been in business since before WW1.The whole dagger has the obvious WKC tell-tale indications, unique scabbard bands, WKC pommel etc. However, the blade is a little more interesting. It's an early dagger, so the blade reflects this too. The balde itself is slightly thinner that normal (early trait) and the stamped WKC trademark is JUST the Knights Head, no WKC letters. Like many manufacturers, their trademarks changed throughout the length of production. Eickhorn has about 4 different styles from early 1930's until late 1942, so did Alcoso. WKC did not put the WKC letters on earlier blades, but did on later Third Reich pieces. All brass parts are in very good order and look fine and have a nice colour. Cream celluloid grip is perfect and has brass twisted wire in place. Crossguard is typical WKC and the blade release button works perfectly. Scabbard is in very good order. Blade is very nice and bright, with needle sharp point. A seldom encountered, early WKC dagger with plain blade.
VERY NICE HITLER YOUTH KNIFE IN SUPER CONDITION RARE RZM PERIOD MAKER. This is a great HJ knife, just how I like to find them. Has great overall patina to it and it's not been abused or damaged. Nice nicle finish to the pommel and crossguard. The chequered grips a lovely and the nice small HJ diamond nestles deeply in the grip. The enamel has gone a little dark with age, but no damage and it wiggles a little. Scabbard is excellent, with ALL of the original black gloss paint, apart from the odd wear spot. Looks great. The wide leather strap for the belt loop and cross strap is in excellent condition. Blade is in unsharpened condition, very, very clean indeed. Leather blade washer in place and the reverse of the blade riccasso is deeply stamped RZM M7/60. This is for Gustav L Koller Nachf., Solingen-Wald! Not a maker I think I have ever come across. Overall a very nice example of a post 1938 dagger.
VERY NICE PAIR OF CUSTOMS DAGGER HANGERS-NEAR MINT. In all of the original Customs hangers I have had, they are either in well used condition or virtually mint! There seems to be nothing in between. Therese are a beautifully preserved set in virtually unused condition. The bullion fronts with twin green lines running down, the aluminium buckles and fittings, which feature laurel leaves (not oak leaves). The deep green, velvet backings. If you have a Customs dagger in mint or near mint condition, then these are for you. Reasonably priced too.
VERY NICE SET OF LATE WAR CUSTOMS DAGGER HANGERS. I have had a few of these hangers over the years and are always the same type and construction. All hardware, buckles etc are lightweight aluminium, and feature the laurel leaves running around the buckles. Silver bullion fronts have the twin thin green lines running through them. The velvet backing on the reverse is green, but not a very dark green, somewhat lighter, and similar to army backing colour. Nice looking set, and seem to be unissued as are still very clean and are quite 'stiff'. Would look great on a later produced all aluminium Customs dagger in mint condition.
VERY NICE SHORT SINGLE ETCHED BLADE DRESS BAYONET- EP&S. This is a super conditioned 'In Memory of my Service Time' single etched dress bayonet, complete with black leather frog and green and silver dress knot. Unlike many of the etches you see, this one is not over the top, and has no eagle and swastika added into the etch. It's a really nice, simple etch. Which says "Zur Erinnerung an meine Dienstzeit bei der Aufklärungs- Abteilung 4= (‘in memory of my service time with reconnaissance battalion 4’). This unit was set up on the 1st of August 1939 in Torgau. It looks like it was set up by taking parts of Kavallerie Regiment 10. Could open up further research if so desired. Bayonet is fully nickel plated, has great Bakelite grips. Original knot and perfect conditioned frog, which IS a cavalry type, with hilt cross strap. Scabbard has all original paint and the carbine length blade is near mint with full plating and a nice etch deeply done. Whilst there is no maker on the blade, this bayonet ws definitely made by the EP&S company, as they were the only company to off-set the grip bolts and make them slotted and removable! Etched bayonet are a great collectable on their own, and I bet this is a quite rare etch. I have not seen it before.
VERY RARE SET OF LEATHER THIRD REICH NAVY SWORD BRAIDED HANGERS. These are the virtually impossible to find, leather 'dog lead' sword hangers for the Third Riech and Weimar navy parade swords. They just never appear, and if they do, are in poor condition or broken or just turn up in singles. This is a great earlier set with all brass clips and fittings. Shorter hanger has the brass retaining chain, similar to the navy dagger hangers. Long hanger has brass snap clips top and bottom. The leather is in wonderful condition and is supple with no breaks or damage at all. If you have a navy sword, and you need to complete it, these are a super set of hangers. Don't miss them!!
VERY RARE SS OFFICERS SWORD KNOT-SILVER BULLION. This is a sword knot that I encounter very infrequently nowadays. Effectively it is very similar to the very rare SS Officers all bullion sword knot with the SS runes woven into the stem. This knot has exactly the same bullion strapping, wide silver bullion with twin black lines. The ball and stem are different though. Stem and slide have zig-zag black woven lines running across the surface. The ball itself in made of intertwined black/silver bullion cord along the top of the acorn and then vertically on the ball itself. Tom Wittmann describes these as "SS NCO’s Bayonet/Sword Troddel" I have seen them tied to original NCO's sword, and especially to Officer Candidates swords. Anyway, this is in perfect condition, is a rare beast, and wold look perfect in your SS collection.
VIRTUALLY MINT EARLY HITLER YOUTH KNIFE WITH MOTTO. I have not had one in this condition for years, and because of their original purpose, to find one in this condition is phenomenal these days. Dagger has heavy nickel plated hilt and crossguard in perfect condition. The chequered grips and small HJ diamond are 100% like new. Scabbard has 100% of the original black paint and over 50% of the original light lacquer that was there when new. Leather belt loop anf cross strap/popper are again in unused condition, with a tiny bit of use showing on the grip strap/loop. Blade is stunning and is 100% MINT with all crossgrain polish. Motto is deeply etched and in perfect shape. Reverse has makers mark of ANTON WINGEN Jr, a rare maker anyway. Their trademark is a standing Knight resting on his sword. There is NO riccasso to the blade.There is a thick brown blade buffer. A rare opportunity to acquire an 'unused' HJ dagger. Needs a paper packet really!!!
VIRTUALLY PERFECT EARLY NSFK FLYERS KNIFE BY SMF - STUNNING PIECE. I am really pleased to offer this wonderful NSFK flyers dagger, complete and virtually perfect! (nothing can be 100% perfect after 80 years!). Has been in my own collection for the past 15 years, but decided to move it on as I have one other in similar condition. All solid nickel fittings have great age patina, I have not cleaned this! Surfaces are mint underneath. Blue leather grip and scabbard have 100% original covering, no splits, scuffs or damage. There are some slight age surface 'bruises' but these are so minor, just little surface dents really. The original brown leather short hanger is permanently fixed to the scabbard ring. No dents or damage to the lower scabbard fitting. All original screws are present and unturned. The blade is an absolute WONDER. Totally, totally mint. Brillintly polished and has all the original crossgrain. Not a single blemish!!!! The SMF seated king logo is etched into the blade. The scabbard throat is stamped right in the corner with the flying Icarus symbol of the NSKK and the little swastika underneath. It is also stamped with some little numbers, that are very hard to read. If you buy just one NSFK knife for your collection, this should be it. A lovely piece indeed.
WHITE GRIP ARMY DAGGER WITH ORIGINAL KNOT. This came from a small estate sale last week along with a nice navy dagger (also listed). Completely untouched piece, it is one of the later produced pieces that have a dull grey finish overall. This is virtually all still there. Very nice cream celluloid grip with no issues, and the ORIGINAL silver bullion knot, still tied in place. The crossguard has the 'flat-hatched beak' eagle, a generic type-design used by quite a few companies. The scabbard is dent and damage free. The blade is stone mint! With complete 100% crossgrain polish running down both sides. There is no maker to the blade. This is actually a very nice looking dagger of the type. I have priced it competitively.