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NAVY MOIRE DAY BELT WITH EARLY SILVER FITTINGS FOR ADMINISTRATION. Purchased via a contact in Germany, this is another good example of the navy moiré 'day' belt, but unusually is has silvered solid brass fittings. Silver insignia in the navy was for NAVLA ADMINISTRATION and everything they wore on their uniforms was silver, including the buckles/fittings on their dagger hangers and belts. Of the same format as a normal belt, with moiré cloth ribbed material fronts and dark blue thick velvet backing. The bely has been worn and used but is in great condition. The anchor buckle has a little wear to the high points, but has toned to a nice silver colour, especially on the reverse. Both the lion's head silver slider buckles are fine and present. This belt is multi adjustable and has a leather inner strap which the female part of the buckle adjusts on. A very nice belt, and very unusual being administration.
'EDGED WEAPONRY OF THE THIRD REICH' BY ANGOLIA. Following a break of of a large collection, the reference books used by the collector are for sale too. Most of these books are collectable in their own right as they are LONG out of print, having been published in the 1970's! This is a favourite amongst collectors, an original reference book by Major John Angolia who was one of the pioneers of this hobby. In very good condition.
'EXPLORING THE DRESS DAGGERS AND SWORDS OF THE GERMAN SS'-TOM WITTMANN The book is printed in highest resolution 200 line screen, using the best quality gloss paper stock - the result is a very heavy, compelling book that is destined to enjoy a prominent position in all militaria libraries. To set the stage and properly introduce the reader to the era of the SS and the 3rd Reich period, the illustrated Preface penned by advanced collector David Hohaus, succinctly answers the mystery of how the Nazi's first came to power - a frequent query of students interested in this period. The immense 775 page volume comprehensively covers the SS subject matter in 23 Chapters. The edged weapons of Himmler's notorious organization are explored in a riveting and in-depth manner. The book appeals to the beginning and the advanced collector, detailing all SS edged weapons types, details, and nuances. The spellbinding pages are lavishly illustrated with hundreds of photographs, most by acclaimed photographer Charles Jenkins, III. The majority of artifacts are shown for the first time in print with many appearing in full color. In-wear period photographs document the text and captions. As in the past, the editing is handled by fellow collector and word master William Warda, Jr. assuring easy comprehension. The study covers the SS Model 1933 and 1936 patterns; the Röhm and Himmler dedications; Personalized, Serial numbered and Dedicated pieces; Honor and other Damascus examples; RZM marked blades; Lionhead and other silver hilt swords, Degen types for SS and Police; the one-of-a-kind Himmler Birthday Degen patterns; SS Prototypes; and even SS attributed Bayonets, Miniatures and Fighting Knives. There is a chapter devoted to the Accouterments used by the SS with close-up front and rear shots of dozens of rare vertical hangers, short hangers, frogs, teardrops and portepees. An intriguing chapter compares the etch patterns used by SS blade producers.
'FALLSHIRMJAGER' GRAVITY KNIFE BY WEYERSBERG. Always popular with collectors this was the ‘gravity’ knife issued to German WW2 airborne members of both the army (Heer) and airforce (Luftwaffe). Seems to have mainly been used by the paratroops of both. Designed to be used in one hand, there is no spring but the knife blade drops down by gravity after releasing it with a side trigger lever. If also incorporates a ‘marlin spike’ which swings out from the bottom and locks in place. A very good example with nice wood grip plates. Spike is waffanampt marked with a little stick bird and a 5. Release trigger, spring etc are all stamped with same assembly numbers 128. Blade is very clean and has the WEYERSBERG trademark etched into the surface and Rostfrei. One tiny, tiny spot of pitting beside the logo. Rest of the blade both sides is perfectly clean. Has been slightly sharpened long ago (as it should). Blade, spring and locking mechanism work fine. Spring is in fine order and not cracked or broken. Blade tension a little weak so comes slightly out of the case if shaken, but locks into place and slides back in perfectly. A good example.
'FALSHIRMJAGER' GRAVITY KNIFE BY SMF. These paratrooper gravity knives always proove very popular with collectors. This is a nice early example by SMF and has the seated King trademark etched on the blade. Very nice condition with all solid nickel fittings and light wood grips with no damage. Blade has been lightly sharpened but not serious. Spring release mechanism original and works well. Spike is stamped with Waffenampt stick bird with 5. Release thumb ‘trigger’ is marked with a number ‘5’ underneath. Nice gravity knife used by both Luftwaffe and Army parachute/airbourne troops.
'GERMAN CLAMSHELLS AND OTHER BAYONETS' Another great reference book by long time collector and dealer Ron Weinand. Nice hardback book with comprehensive information and pictures of the varieties of the German Clamshell bayonet. A copy, very clean.
'PRINZ EUGEN' SWORD BY EICKHORN-ONE OF THE FIELD MARSHALL SERIES. As part of their production of many Third Reich dress swords, one of their marketing strategies was the introduction of the "Field Marshall Series". This series of swords consisted of 9 different models, all bearing names chosen from Germany's military heroes of the past. This one is the 'Prinz Eugen' and is one of the few swords that feature an eagle and swastika TWICE in it's design. There is a closed wing eagle on the top of the pommel/knuckle bow and another on the crossguard. The Prinz Eugen sword was not produced until quite late 1938/1939, so is quite a rare pattern. There is also a SS Division named after Prinz Eugen and there is photographic evidence that SS officers adopted this Eickhorn sword and wore it with an SS bullion knot as an 'unofficial' pattern (especially if they were not entitled to a SS dagen!) Eickhorn used a weird type of antique looking fire gilding on this hilt, and it is VERY hard to find one that has not turned very dark or come off all together! This hilt still retains perhaps 60% of this fire gilding, the rest of the surface is perfect, but has just gone very dark. It has an original green leather Wehrmacht officers sword knot tied in the correct manner, looks to have been there a long time. Grip is black celluloid over wood, and the triple aluminium grip wire is perfect. Scabbard has virtually 100% of the original paint. Nice scabbard. There are two very small indentations beside the scabbard hanging ring. The blade is stone mint. Eickhorn heavily nickel plated these blades. The 1938 Eichhorn squirrel is deeply stamped into the riccasso of the blade. The original blade buffer (which is ALWAYS red on these swords) is present. A very nice example of one of the rarer Field Marshall series swords.
'THE DAGGERS AND EDGED WEAPONS OF HITLERS GERMANY' This is another Classic collectors book. Written by James P Attwood, it was one of the first books I managed to buy when I first started collecting. Written in the 1970's it again has been long out of print. In very good condition with original fly-leaf cover.
8" RARE THIRD REICH NAVY MINIATURE DAGGER. Miniature Third Reich naval daggers are actually really rare. Alcoso made a beautiful bigger size one, which are about £1500 now, if you can find one, and FH Horster made a nice 7.5" version. However, there are others that are not quite such high quality, but nonetheless great little miniatures. Navy miniatures were made in the Imperial period and then into the Weimar era, with flame ball pommels. These usually had no maker and little stiletto type plated blades. These were also made in the Third Reich era, and the pommels were replaced with a tiny eagle and swastika version. This is one of those. Crossguard and pommel are cast brass. The grip is a ribbed section probably made of celluloid or bone. Blade is a plated stiletto type. The scabbard is a standard navy type with lightning body engraving etc., but there scabbard were cast in a period alloy, and not made from brass shells. It was made on a budget and meant to be given away or sold as a souvenir at the time. Dagger is in good condition, has been used as a letter opener I think. The tiny brass eagle pommel has such detail you can easily see the swastika in the wreath! Fun, real miniature. Measures 8" overall.
A COMPLETE THREE PIECE HANGER FOR EARLY SA. Along with the SA collection I purchased, was this lovely 3 piece marching hanger. I don't know if it was actually ON one of the daggers I have listed, but I purchased it loose, so am selling it as such. Absolutley ideal for any of the EARLY SA daggers I have, it consists of the normal short leather hanger with nickel snub-nosed solid nickel clip, a belt loop with D ring, and the smaller loop with popper snap clip, that goes around the narrow part of the grip. All metal fittings are nickel, all leather is brown and in excellent condition. Designed to stop the dagger swinging around too much when marching etc. Difficult to find complete as the little grip loop does not survive!
A GOOD SET OF THIRD REICH NAVAL DAGGER HANGERS. Always interesting to study these hangers as one would think they are all the same, but they are not! Made by dozens of different companies, each has it's own manufacturing peculiarities, depending on several factors. Time period and materials. Early hangers from the 1930's are always brass, then gilded aluminium was greatly used and then a combination of materials, cast alloys, gunmetal etc. he constrains of the war effort obviously affected supplies, and the quality of the materials, not how they were made, got worse as the war went on. These are a completely original, untouched set which are made of the gunmetal alloy, which is then heavily gilded to look like brass. There is 85% of the original fire gilding left on the buckles and clips, but in places you can see the grey metal coming through. These are OIGIANL hangers and far better to get these than some of the reproductions available. The dark blue moire fabric is perfect, as is the dark velvet backings. No wear, or moth. The retaining chain and hook is present. Decent set of hangers.
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 LONG 42cm BULLION KNOT WITH SMALLER BALL-GOVERNMENT? These long bullion portepees are always good stock and are most useful for completing a dagger.However, this knot is slightly different in size. I have shown it next to a normal, more common knot and the ball is significantly smaller. Whilst this could be a manufacturing difference, it could also be an ideal knot for a Government or Diplomatic dagger. These daggers had much smaller and more delicate knots, and whist I have had many originals with ordinary sized knots, a smaller one loos so much better. It's been on a dagger at some stage, no fraying to the cord. A little oxidising to the bullion/aluminium silver surface, but would brush off with care. An interesting knot, and would look good on whatever dagger !
A LOVELY, NEAR PERFECT EXAMPLE OF 2nd PATTN. LUFTWAFFE DAGGER BY EICKHORN. Whilst Luftwaffe daggers are still relatively common to find, ones in beautiful condition are very hard to source. This one is a classic Eickhorn with the 'heart shaped' pommel. It has a nice lemon yellow grip with the springy wire wrap. The scabbard is fantastic with ALL of the 'airplane grey' finish present to the surface. Nearly mint. The blade is a mint example with full nickel plating and the post 1938 Eickhorn trademark is etched into the blade surface. A REALLY nice example of this dagger.
A MINT LONG FIRE DEPT. PARADE BAYONET WITH BROWN FROG. Although we refer to these as ‘fire bayonets’ they are actually nothing of the sort and should really be called Fire Dept parade sidearms. The fire dept were not military, did not have rifles, so could not have a bayonet! Anyway, a classic fire dept piece. A long version in near mint condition. There is a period briwn leather frog with it. Probably not original to the piece as it seems to be a K98 type with retention strap, but it’s there so will leave it. Maker on this piece is Gustav Speitzer, which is deeply stamped into the blade. Blade is nickel plated and in mint condition. Perfect grip plates, hilt and crossguard again in mint condition. Scabbard paint in near mint condition. Overall a superb example of a long fire sidearm.
A MOST UNUSUAL AND RARE SMALL REICHSDEINSTFLAG-REICH SERVICE FLAG-'MARINE MARKED'! This is a wonderful little flag, and if it could only talk! It's the smallest sized flag apparently produced for actual service. It measure only 0.5m x 0.8m (approx. 1'8" x 2'7"). The canvas hem is stamped with the measurements, along with a Third Reich marine eagle and swastika plus 'Riechsdflag'. This flag was meant to be flown from a navy vessel, and the vessel would have to have been small! MTB or harbour vessel. In fact I have just visited the museum that houses the captured U505 in Chicago. They display this exact sized flag as a captured souvenir of the boat, so this type of flag was flown on all U boats too. The flag has definitely been used and flown. There are some grease marks here and there. It also has a couple of minor moth nips, but only minor. The fabric of the cloth/flag is fine. The cream linen/canvas rope sleeve contains the original rope halyard, with loops either end to attach and fly it. Colours of the cotton remain strong. Personally I have never had this sized Reichs Flag before, they are really rare. Tey are also highly prized by collectors as they display so well. Can go inside a drawer with a collection. Great little flag.
A NEAR MINT EXAMPLE OF AN EICKHORN RZM SA DAGGER. This 1940 marked SA dagger has to be one of the best RZM examples I have had recently. Just the slightest traces of age around the crossguard edges, but otherwise fantastically preserved. The nickel plating over the alloy and steel fittings is perfect with just a touch of age patina. The mid-brown grip is perfect and complete with a mint aluminium grip eagle and SA button. Scabbard has 100% of the original factory brown paint with no damage or wear. The blade is STONE MINT with all original crossgrain polish and the motto letters have ALL the grey etched finish. The reverse of the blade has the Eickhorn RZM number M7/66 1940 with a large RZM circle above. A really nice example indeed. One of these just sold on the Johnson JRB site for over $1000, so this is a bargain.
A NICE EARLY SA DAGGER BY NON-SOLINGEN MAKER ' KOBER' SUHL. Whilst 99% of edged weapons were made in and around Solingen, there were a few other ones dotted around elsewhere. To find any of these is quite rare. The City of SUHL is about 430km west of Solingen, so not really near at all. It's in the district Thuringia and has a history of gun making, so that's why these daggers are made here. This is an early '33 SA dagger with all solid nickel fittings. Nice dark brown hardwood grip with perfect SA button and nickel eagle. Lower crossguard is marked with Gau mark 'Th' for Thüringen!!! Exactly where it was made. Scabbard has lost quite a bit of the original brown anodising, but bout 25% still remains. Scabbard fittings are fine and bottom one is not dented. Blade is very nice. Has most of the original crossgrain polish and the blackening in the Alles fur Deutchland lettering. The Wilhelm Kober & Co logo of a Minotaur is deeply etched into the reverse riccasso.
A NICE, EARLY RAD HEWER BY DESIRABLE MAKER-BOKER! An nice RAD hewer, purchased privately, so never been in a collection before. All heavy, early nickel silver fittings. Good, solid stag grips, patina on the hilt and crossguard. Neck of hilt stamped with some issue numbers Br 561. Br is probably for 'Brigade' but no idea which one was 561! Nice scabbard with uncleaned silver fittings. Bottom chape has a few carrying dents in the very bottom edge, but nothing serious. This was and is, a very heavy dagger indeed, and just the weight of it on a hard surface would dent it. Scabbard has 50% of the original black paint, but it was painted over a 'blued' surface finish, so still looks very nice. Blade is the usual huge 'bowie' type. Very nice early BOKER trademark on the reverse, along with RADJ in the triangle and Ges Gesch. Blade motto is very clear with all background grey to the letters. At some stage, someone has lightly cleaned a little bit of the blade with either wire wool or 000 grade paper. It's just left very fine 'swirly' marks to mainly the blade edge. I think a good polish with Solvol Autosol or similar will get it back again, but it's not at all bad at the moment. However, in fairness I had to mention it. A great, heavy RAD hewer. (forgot to mention, part of the original hanger is still attached to the scabbard loop. It's the nickel clip for the leather part. Included at no extra cost!!
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 SET OF 'DE-LUXE' LAND CUSTOMS HANGERS. I can honestly say I cannot remember owning or having a set of these unique hangers, either on their own with a dagger. Land customs hangers 99% of the time have simple alloy clips and a very plain 'box' type top fitting. These are a SUPER set with 'de-luxe' type fittings, identical to the high quality army hangers you see sometimes. The straps are of course silver bullion with twin green stripes running down each side. The reverse are covered in deep green velvet. The buckles and slides are aluminium and have cast LAUREL leaves on them (not oakleaves as army ones have). At the top of the straps they have metal tabs which are then riveted to the top fitting. This allows the straps to 'swing' side to side, with the movement of the dagger. The bottom clips are the 'push-up' high quality types. The hangers have been properly used and have carried a dagger for some considerable time, as there is a little swing wear to the top fittings on the edges and the laurel leaf buckles have moulded to the shape of the straps and become slightly oval. So nice to see actual evidence of real wear. The hangers are in beautiful condition overall and would perfectly suit a lovely Customs dagger. As I said, never owned a set of these!!
A REAL GILDED EXAMPLE OF A LUFTWAFFE 2nd Patt LUFTWAFFE DAGGER. Officially these are not supposed to exist, but to quote from Tom Wittmann's Luftwaffe book "Beyond doubt, there are a few legitimate gilted examples which do reside in collections". This is one of them! A Luftwaffe General was entitled to wear gold trappings, and a few opted to have their standard dagger factory gilded. It was one of the things easily done in the 1930's when craftsmanship for this type of finish was quite accessible. The dagger has considerable gilt left on many places, especially on the reverse scabbard, where it's nearly complete. All other places show a pretty good finish remaining, especially in the recessed parts and places like the pebbled crossguard and eagle wing feathers. The most telling parts that how it's a true gilded piece are where the wear has been protected. Underneath the grip ferrel on the crossguard, underneath the crossguard and inside the pommel screw area. All these have 100% finish remaining. In addition the dagger comes with a pair of hangers in great condition, which have also had the same gilding process applied to the metal fittings. The dagger itself is a nice piece made by Weyersberg. A near mint blade and orange grip. A virtually identical dagger is pictured on pages 314/315 of Tom Wittmann's book. The gilt finish is identical, as are the wear areas on the scabbard fittings etc. This is a gilt wash finish too, and very identifiable from the Third Reich period. This is a very rare opportunity to acquire a unique dagger, one of only a handful known. I would have loved to have seen this dagger when it was new, it must have looked amazing!
A REALLY NICE EXAMPLE OF SHARNHORST EICKHORN SWORD. Bought back from my recent trip to the US show. This is a very nice example of a post 1938 Eickhorn 'SHARNHORST' Field Marshal officers parade sword. This is complete with the original leather knot. Hilt is gilded aluminium and whist has some very slight wear showing on the high spots of the hilt, the gilding is 98% present and very bright, Red glass eyes in the lion's head. Perfect grip with all the aluminium wire wrap. Scabbard is straight as a dye and has virtually 100% of the original paint. Blade is nickel plated and in perfect condition. No spotting or damage. The stamped Eickhorn squirrel is under the langet and is the post 1938 design. A very good sword.
A SET OF UNUSUAL LUFTWAFFE DAGGER HANGERS. Dagger hangers are almost another collecting subject in their own right. There are dozens of interesting variations of the standard army and Luftwaffe hangers. Different clips, leather tops, metal swing tops etc etc. There is also quite a variation in the materials used. Usually bullion fronts with velvet backings, however there are some additional types and this set of Luftwaffe hangers are one of those. They have the standard plain grey metal top belt clip but with de-luxe push in bottom clips. The fabric of the hangers is most interesting and 100% original as I have had a set like this before. They are made of a grey/blue canvas material, with the correct bullion stripes running up, but the backing again is woven cloth/canvas. They look really nice and a most pleasant variation.
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 VERY NICE SET OF THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER HANGERS. Made of the normal gilded aluminium, these are a super matched set. Both sets of lion's head buckles match and the reverse has the same casting marks (single dot). Hanging straps for the navy dagger were made of a black moire ribbed material and have velvet backings. Straps made during the Third Reich period were typically made of gilded aluminium, earlier straps were made of solid brass. They show some slight wear, and have obviously been on a dagger at some time. However, they are in absolutely excellent condition and will compliment a dagger in the same condition.
ALCOSO ARMY DAGGER WITH STRAPS - UNCLEANED AND UNTOUCHED. This is a nicely preserved ALCOSO mid-period army dagger, complete with it's metal topped dagger hangers. Heavily silver plated, it's gone quite black with patina in most places, especially the scabbard, which is in virtually mint condition. Typical Alcoso fittings, with a narrow necked pommel, unique crossguard eagle (2nd type used by Alcoso) and scabbard with Alcoso type scabbard rings, and scabbard screws. Lovely tangerine orange grip in perfect condition. All silver/nickel plating in very good condition everywhere. Blade has needle sharp point, Alcoso with scales trademark etched to reverse. There are a couple of water spots which take the blade away from being mint, but otherwise a very nice blade. It is complete with it's de-luxe type of army dagger hangers. These have 'push up' lower clips and engraved metal swing tops. Nice deep green velvet backings. Bullion fronts. One small patch of wear to the bullion where it's rubbed against the officers jacket whilst being worn. Nice looking dagger and straps.
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.
ALL ALUMINIUM 1st LUFTWAFFE DAGGER BY TIGER. A nice example of the 1st Pattn Luftwaffe dagger made in the ‘new metal’ aluminium. It seems most companies who made the 1st Luft dagger had a version in aluminium. This one is made by TIGER and has the name and little Tiger logo stamped into the blade. The aluminium versions didn’t age or become dull as they don’t oxidise and attract patina, so they almost look as bright today as they did in 1936! This one has 100% gilding to all 4 of the hilt and pommel swastikas. There is a very slight dent to the top edge of the pommel where I imagine the dagger has been dropped once. Nice dark blue grip leather and scabbard leather. No real damage, just some age scuffs. Chain is also aluminium and has a nice OLC marked clip. Blade is a nickel plated type and is in near mint condition. A nice dagger.
ALL BRASS SA 'YOUTH' BUCKLE. 3rd TYPE. Identical to the larger, adult style buckle. Made of two pieces and soldered on the reverse. This type of youth buckle is 2/3 the size and fits on a nice smaller belt. All brass construction with steel claw and pin. Gilding remaining to the claw part. Really nice youth SA buckle.
ALL BRASS, SA '3rd.TYPE' BUCKLE. Apparently issued and used from around 1936. This is a two piece type with the wreath and swastika attached to the main body of the buckle. All brass construction with steel claw and pin. In perfect, uncleaned condition. A really nice example with no flaws.
ALL COTTON - BEVO TYPE - PARTY ARMBAND. These were constructed as a one piece thing. The white roundel and black swastika were woven 'into' the red cloth at the factory. A process that's come to be known as 'Bevo'. In good used condition and has clearly been worn. This armband is another manufacturing type, but would have been worn by many different political and para-military organisations. the SA and NSDAP being but two. Machine sewn down the back, slightly grubby. 200% original.
AMAZING 1929 OR 1st PATTN NAVY DAGGER WITH KNOT & HAMMERED SCABBARD. I am very pleased to offer this piece of German navy dagger history. Often referred to as the '1st Pattern' navy dagger, it is really the 1929 type. Worn between the wars by the Weimar navy. It changed little into the Third Reich period with just an altered pommel, depicting the eagle and swastika instead. It is quite rare to find these daggers, as the sike of the German navy was drastically reduced by the Versailles treaty. It was also very easy to convert these into Third Reich pieces by just buying a new pommel! Dagger is in virtually mint condition. 98% of the fire gilt remaining on all surfaces. Pommel is known as a 'flaming ball' type, but is actually cresting waves running around it. Wonderful celluloid grip with brass twisted wire. Standard navy Crossguard with push button release. Scabbard is the HAMMERED variety and again has 98% of the fire gilt present. Blade is stone mint. Normal navy stiletto type with twin fullers. It bears no makers marks at all and is completely plain, which is quite common for these daggers. Looking at the fittings on the rest of the dagger, it looks to be of WKC manufacture. There is an original red felt buffer in between the blade and the crossguard. Tied in the correct navy configuration is an original 42cm knot in cream celluloid. Again it looks to have been on there for MANY years and is set in place. This is a SUPER example of a hard to find naval variation. (One identical to this has just been listed on a very popular American site for over $2000.) These are rare things.
AN EARLY RAD HEWER BY EICKHORN-TOTALLY UNCLEANED! This is a nice early example of the RAD Hewer, initially carried by both officers and enlisted men until the RAD Officers hewer was introduced in 1938. Of heavy quality materials, this early hewer is VERY heavy. These were initially made of sold brass/nickel, until 'war requirements' meant they were made of a composite alloy. This dagger has not been touched or cleaned in a great many years. In my opinion it's hung on a wall in a smokers house for YEARS! The yellow nicotine colour is very prevalent on one side. I have left it exactly as it is, and it would be up to the new owner if he wants to clean it. There is actually quite a lot of the original silver flask coating present, which was applied over the solid nickel surface. This has caused a huge combination of colours all over the dagger. A nice set of stag plate grips. The ferrell is stamped with a RAD issue number of BR 726. There is another number stamped deeply into the scabbard throat BR 1110. Not matching exactly, but came from the same central point 'BR' this was an early centralised RAD depot in Br- Braunschweig [Brunswick in English]. .This dagger has obviously been together for EVER though so the scabbard and dagger were miss-matched when issued from the RAD unit stores. Scabbard has original black paint and is 99% intact. The lower scabbard mount has lost both of the side screws, but a VERY long time ago as the holes are filled with detritus and patina from 70 years!! As is often the case with these heavy RAD daggers, they were used as a tool, hitting things and putting up posters etc. This has happened to this dagger and the lower scabbard fittings has quite a few surface dents that are obviously nail punches, where this has been used as a makeshift hammer!! No respect for a nice dagger eh? It really does not detract from the overall appearance etc of the dagger, but I have mentioned them. The blade is in very decent condition. Is an overall light grey in colour and the RAD motto 'Arbeit Adelt' is very clear. Blade has not been sharpened and there are no edge nicks. The Eickhorn trademark/logo is a squirrel in an oval. This is one of the earlier trademarks used by Eickhorn and dates from 1933-1935. A RAD with great character here, priced accordingly for the dents in the scabbard fittings.
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 EXCEPTIONAL TENO MAN'S DAGGER WITH HANGER AND VERY RARE TENO PORTEPEE. I am very pleased to offer this absolutely superb TENO man's dagger. In addition to the dagger being in exceptional condition, it also has the original TENO leather hanger and one of the EXCEPTIONALLY rare multi-coloured TENO portepees! Both the Officers and man's daggers were only made by Eickhorn. Their trademark appears on the blade along with the TENO eagle and an accountability number 1093. This matching number is also stamped into the scabbard throat. The condition of this piece is really amazing, with no discernible lifting or damage to any of the metal fittings, the dull nickel plating is complete throughout. The cream grip plates are perfect. Scabbard fittings are prefect and the scabbard body retains 100% of the original black paint, with the minimal of spidering. The original leather TENO frog is attached to the rear of the scabbard and again is in exceptional condition. Even the narrow retaining strap that goes over the grip and into a button, is present. It is a little fragile, but complete and not broken. What is even more exceptional is the ORIGINAL green/grey TENO 'standby' portepee. There were in fact 8 portepees for the TENO dagger. 4 for the NCO's and 4 for the other ranks (mans'). There is original reference material available in the form of the 1940 colour uniform regulation sheet from the TENO handbook! This portepee is for the 'Allgemeiner Dienst' which is 'general' service. I have seen very few TENO portepees in my 40 years, extremely rare things, and I have seen JUST these change for large sums, on their own. It has a green stem with black above and below on the top of the ball. The rest of the ball is grey, whist the cloth strap is grey with twin black lines. Blade on this dagger is exceptional and retains it's dull surface polish. Overall and wonderful and COMPLETE example. Exceptional price too, for complete and mint dagger/portepee/frog.
ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER WITH 'BLING' !!!! EICKHORN. I am not sure what was behind the thinking of the individual who did this, but they spent time and money on having the dagger completely chrome plated!! It actually looks better than you think, but it certainly has added some 'BLING' to it's looks! This is a post 1936 dagger as it has the period trademark. The blade has been plated too! The orange grip has a small stress crack in the lower half, and there is a small dent in the bottom of the scabbard. Other than that the dagger seems to be fine. Keep it as it is or spend some time stripping off the chrome plating. There are some useful parts here, or just put it back to normal. A cheap project, whatever you do to it!
AS FOUND AND UNTOUCHED EARLY SA BY KAUFMAN & SOHNE. This was purchased recently as part of a small collection of unrelated WW2 items, and was the only edged weapon in the bunch. If you like 'salty' and 'untouched' items then this could be for you. An early SA '33 dagger by Kaufmann & Sohne. The dagger has been kept somewhere like an attic or loft and the nickel fittings have gone almost black with patina. The grip is completely intact, but has a couple of surface cracks visible due to moisture, expansion and contraction. Nothing missing though. Scabbard has had some sort of period re-finishing over the brown anodising, looks like dull gold paint, but it's VERY old. Looks good though and you can see the brown underneath. All screws are present. Blade is very bright and damage free. No rust, pits or nicks. Surface has been cleaned at some time with something like a brillo pad or wire wool, which has just left tiny surface scratches. Still is absolutely fine in appearance with deeply etched motto and makers mark. Gau mark on reverse Crossguard is Ha for Hansa, an area bordering the north coast of Germany with the capital as Hamburg. A very interesting dagger. Not a common maker and 7 out of 10 on McSarr's SA rarity scale.
AS FOUND EARLY '33 SS MAN'S DAGGER BY BOKER-ATTIC FIND! I was contacted by a man in the Isle of Wight who had discovered this dagger last month whilst clearing his neighbours house. The older lady was getting ready to move away. She was of German extraction, but had moved here before the war. She has no recollection of how a German dagger, a SS one for that, was in her deceased husbands possessions! The dagger is a fantastic example of an early SS 1933 dagger by the desirable maker BOKER. It has not been 'looked after' but remains a very good collectable example and I have priced it accordingly. Never been apart, all the nickel fittings are uncleaned and have patina all over them. The solid ebony grip has some age cracks, but no chips or material missing. The SS button is chip free and the nickel eagle is great. The lower crossguard is marked with the Roman numeral 'I' on the reverse. The blade is actually in pretty fair condition, but at some time has been cleaned with something abrasive and there are lots of scratches. However, the SS motto 'Meine Ehre Heist True' is still very deep and clear, as is the BOKER trademark on the reverse. The scabbard is also pretty good, has lost some of the finish to the main body so just looks like dark metal. but it has no damage or rusting. One scabbard throat screw is missing. A good opportunity to buy a completely REAL early SS dagger at very reasonable money and with a little work would look even better than 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 USED/FLOWN SMALL SIZE STATE SERVICE FLAG. Purchased with the Kreigsflag just listed, this STATE SERVICE FLAG is also about the same size, approx.,30 " x 50 ". This one has the rope halyard sewn into the hem as it has been flown and properly used. State Service flag has the swastika in the centre and the eagle in the top left corner. This smaller size was a favourite for a souvenir and many were brought back. (see associated picture). The flag has been used and flown. It has a little damage, just a few holes in the fabric, not sure how they were caused, bullets? None detract from the overall condition. Made of good quality cotton, reinforced corners and multi-machine stitched flying edge. The cream cotton hem and rope had the original size etc stamped on it, but this has washed off. It has period writing along the edge, which looks to be where it was found/flown and the type of flag. Super looking thing, and some real history here.
BATTLEFIELD PICK-UP M40 SINGLE DECAL HELMET WITH SEVERE DAMAGE. If only this helmet could speak, what a story it could tell! It seems to be a 'battlefield pick-up' helmet but is actually in remarkable condition. It has suffered extreme blast impact which has broken and cracked the crown in several places, but no metal is missing. It's just been blown open like an egg! Most of the original paint is there, but the surface is covered in light rust. The single decal is 65% intact and very visible, it's 'melted' into the surface of the helmet but the swastika is very visible. The original liner is present but quite fragile. Most of the chinstrap is also there. A fantastic piece of history here, and those who collect battlefield damaged helmets, this could be for you!
BEAUTIFUL CONDITION, LATER 1936 SS CHAINED DAGGER. This is a SS chained dagger, produced during the RZM period but in wonderful condition. Whilst the materials used in the construction of all later daggers altered, the workmanship didn’t! This is a classic 1936 Officers chained dagger and would have probably been made around 1940. Crossguard are the typical RZM plated types, but still retain 95%, of the nickel plating with VERY little evidence of lifting. Just in a few small areas. The black ebony grip is in mint condition, as are the SS runes button and aluminium eagle. Never been apart and the fit is perfect. Scabbard has steel fittings which are all nickel plated, in near perfect condition. The scabbard body is painted so the middle fitting has just one retaining screw. The paint is 100% original and is complete. There is a little surface age spidering etc but typical fir the age/period. The chains are in mint condition with 100% nickel finish. These are the ‘type II’ variety with the two too connecting links ‘bevelled’ and the DRGM stamp visible through the top flat fitting. The reverse of one of the chain links is deeply stamped with the SS inspection stamp or ‘Kulturzeichen’ as it’s known. The blade is sensational! Has been protected all its life and apart from the usual ‘in & out’ runner marks is STONE MINT! It has ALL the original crossgrain polish and every bit of the dark grey motto finish is present-fantastic! This is a textbook example of a RZM period dagger in highly collectible condition. I have not had a SS chained dagger of this period in as good condition. It is also sensibly priced, so won’t last long,
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 EARLY SA BY AUGUST BICKEL WITH TRIPLE HANGER. This is the first of two early SA dagger I purchased recently, both in highly collectable condition. This one by August Bickel is really lovely. Bickel is not a mega rare maker, but I have not encountered his very often. A quality producer!! Never polished or been apart, nickel fittings all uncleaned and have a nice yellow patina. Scabbard is wonderful with lacquer over the 100% anodising. Near perfect wood grip with one tiny sliver of wood on top fitting next to button. Sa button has lost some of the enamel.Lower crossguard marked with Gau 'Mi' for Mitte, which was in the middle of Germany, major city Magdeburg. The dagger has it's original 3 piece 'marching' hanger which is in near mint condition too. Finding a complete triple hanger these days is really hard as the little top loop is inevitably missing. Blade is superb with all crossgraining polish intact and just minor runner marks from in & out use. Burnishing present in the motto and the deeply etched August Bickel triangular trademark. A REALLY nice early SA dagger here and complete with everything!!
BEAUTIFUL NAVY DAGGER BY 'ADOLF BRAUN' WITH KNOT. A really nice example of this unusually marked navy dagger. Adolf Braun was not the maker, but a large uniform and equipment distributor in Berlin. They were a retail wholesaler and took orders from service personnel and fulfilled them elsewhere. Looking at the dagger closely, I think this is actually made by Eickhorn, and then marked by Adolf Braun, who's name is deeply stamped into the riccasso. You could virtually order anything from them, so there are many different daggers army, Luftwaffe etc, all stamped by them as supplied. In great condition, this has a cream celluloid grip with twisted brass wire. There is an original 42cm navy knot tied around the pommel and crossguard. Nice brass fittings throughout, with 50%+ of the original fire gilt remaining. Very nice brass scabbard with no damage. Blade is stone mint, with full nickel plated surfaces. Has trade name and BERLIN stamped into riccasso. The blade is a standard, twin fuller type with needle sharp point. The blade is plain with no etching. It's interesting to know that having an etched blade was a COST option, so if you were on a budget and a hard-up midshipman, then you just had a plain blade! A great addition to a navy collection as these Braun marked examples are quite scarce.
BEAUTIFUL NAVY DAGGER WITH VERY RARE MAKER-PUMA! It’s always worth looking at every dagger in a collection or a show, even if they all look the same, as sometimes there is a gem to be discovered. There were quite a few navy dagger manufacturers, the biggest being Eickhorn then WKC probably. These are the ones you find most. Weyersberg,Holler, Hörster and Alcoso not so common. Then there are the smaller factories, who fir some reason did not sell so many. Ep&S and Puma fall into this ‘seldom seen’ catagorie, and if you are a navy dagger collector, these are so hard to find. This is a super example of a PUMA navy dagger, and is identical to the ones featured in Tom Wittmann’s navy book. Unique type pommel and cross guard, nice celluloid grip with thin, original grip wire. There is an ORIGINAL to the piece cellon dagger knot, which is tied in the proper manner and ‘set’ into place after 70+ years. It’s tkned a nice golden colour and is in great condition. The scabbard has unique small features only found on Puma daggers. Small, proud throat neck screws and slightly larger scabbard rings, as well as ‘flat edged’ scabbard bands. Scabbard has perhaps 50% of original fire gilding left on the surfaces. There is a very small carrying indentation to one side of the scabbard near the bottom. Just a flattening really. The blade is beautiful with near perfect heavy nickel plated surface and needle sharp tip. All PUMA daggers(likeHoller ones) only have a sailing ship etch to the blade. This etch shows a beautiful gal lion in full sail along with leaves and foliage on both sides. The Ricardo has the stamped PUMA logo with the name and Solingen underneath. A really nice navy dagger and perhaps only the 3rd one I have ever owned.
BEAUTIFUL RED CROSS OFFICERS DAGGER WITH STRAPS AND KNOT. Following on from the high quality items purchased in this collection, here is a superb Red Cross Officers dagger in mint condition, with the correct Red Cross straps and 42cm bullion knot. As far as I can see, there is no lifting or blemishes in the nickel plating over the complete dagger! It has a dark lemon yellow celluloid grip with an original 42cm bullion knot, which is tied in the acceptable manner. Scabbard is perfect with all plating and nice pebbling. Blade is stone mint with all the crossgraining polish-fantastic! There are a beautiful set of Red Cross officers hanging straps which feature aluminium hardware, buckles, clips etc. The fabric straps have the twin red lines woven in the fabric running the complete length and the backs are velvet in a grey/green colour. This is a truly exceptional Red Cross Officers dagger and straps, lovely condition throughout, and would be very hard to upgrade.
BEAUTIFUL, EARLY SA BY WIHL. KOBER & CO-SUHL. This is an absolute stunner of an early SA dagger by a non-Solingen manufacturer Wilheilm Kober of SUHL. Their trademark is a mythical centaur. Suhl is a city in Thuringia, Germany.Suhl was first mentioned in 1318 and stayed a small mining and metalworking town, until industrialization broke through in late 19th century and Suhl became a centre of Germany's arms production, specialized on rifles and guns with companies such as Sauer & Sohn!! So it's production of edged weapons during the Third Reich period was a natural progression. Gau mark is Th for Thuringia, of course! Whilst not a terribly rare maker this dagger is of the highest quality in production and materials. Nickle fittings, wood grip, etc etc are all amazing. Beautiful patina covers it all as it hasn't been cleaned in a very long time. Scabbard has virtually ALL of the protective lacquer OVER the brown anodising. The blade is a sight to behold and is in mint condition. All crossgraining polish and all the blackening in the motto. fantastic looking thing.
BLACK LEATHER SWORD 'TEAR-DROP' HANGER. This is a black pig skin leather tear-drop hanger which would be suitable for most swords, but especially the vertical hanging Police or SS swords. In good used condition, metal snap clip works well and the leather is in decent condition. Ideal to finish of a sword for display.
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 'TEAR-DROP' SWORD HANGER. A really nice looking sword hanger in supple brown leather with bright nickel snap clip. Beautifully made, with a cotton cloth backing (some worn away). A lovely colour and would certainly suit a mint conditioned Officers Parade sword.
BROWN LEATHER POLICE BAYONET FROG AND POLICE KNOT. Obtained from a different source as the two Police bayonets listed. It would have been IDEAL to go on one and complete it, but it's brown leather so needs to go on a RURAL police bayonet. This is a rare frog and will fit the smaller, thinner police bayonets, nit the bigger full sized ones. No marking visible, it's in very good used condition. Single centre rivet construction. All stitching perfect. There is a very nice police knot tied around it, seems to have been there for ages. Red and silver lines on black strap. Green and silver ball. A super combination to fit the RIGHT bayonet.
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.
BULLION AND GREEN KNOT FOR FORESTRY DAGGERS! This is the 100% correct knot for the D guard Forestry cutlass/daggers. It has a silver bullion strap with two green lines rinning the complete length. There is a green and silver slide. The bullion ball is solid silver with GREEN stuffing in the bottom. These are the only knots that are correct for the Forestry pieces (often the knots are the common army NCO sword bayonet knot which is often mistaken for a Forestry one, the colour ways are the wrong way around) In wonderful condition with no damage or fraying. A really difficult knot to find and often missing from a Forestry cutlass.
CLASSIC EARLY SA BY EICKHORN EX-ROHM WITH EARLY MARK. This is a very good example of an early maker SA dagger that was originally presented by Ernst Rohm. Made by Eickhorn, it has the early small oval trademark used from 1933-1935, and is placed very near the crossguards.This is one of about 8 or 9 very similar trademarks used by Eickhorn at this time.(this one has a smooth upright tail and no eyes in the squirrel) Each one very slightly different. The smaller size a position was to fit in the complete Rohm etching that would have been on the reverse of this blade. As per Hitlers instructions after Rohm was murdered, this Rohm dedication was completely removed from the blade surface. This example has been beautifully factory done, and the blade re-polished. Not trace of the etch remains, but the profite of the blade and thickness has been altered. The dagger is a beautiful example of Eickhorn's quality workmanship and use of materials. Perfect fitting crossguards, lovely wood grip. The lower Crossguard is stamped with the Gau letters Wf for Westfalen . A region in Western Germany with Cologne it's capital. It is also stamped UNDERNEATH the guard with the number 9, known as a benchmark stamp. This would have identified the worker who made it. Scabbard has a pretty good finish, but there is a little wear to the surface of the brown anodising due to probably hand wear when being worn. The blade is a pristine example, with all factory crossgrain polish and the dark burnishing in the motto letters.
CLASSIC HUNTING CUTLASS BY WKC-TRIPLE ETCHED BLADE. This is a really nice Hunting Cutlass with stag horn grip by WKC. All brass fittings with a gilt wash covering. Three acorns on the grip. Has good black leather scabbard with clean gilded brass fittings. Blade is some 15” long approx. And is triple etched. Hunting and forestry scenes decorate each side, whilst the spine is deeply etched with the retailers name in Berlin. A very high quality piece and used right through the Third Reich period as the WKC trademark dates it from early 1930’s.
COLLECTING THE EDGED WEAPONS OF THE THIRD REICH - VOL 1. This is the 4th revised edition of Tom Johnson’s fantastic series of books. A wonderful reference book and vital reading for beginner and advanced collector alike.Thus one covers identification of ALL the Third Reich daggers and what to look for. No collector should be without a copy. This version is slightly used but in perfect condition with the dust cover.
COMPLETE ARMY DAGGER RIG WITH RARER EICKHORN TRADEMARK. I have had this nice army a while, but was waiting to complete it with a good set of straps. Nice silvered fittings all in very good order, dent free scabbard, no plate lifting anywhere. Deep yellow celluloid grip. Original 42cm bullion knot tied in place. A very pleasing looking army dagger, with a nice set of straps with lightweight buckles and fittings. This is a EICKHORN piece but has the much more unusual STAMPED small Eickhorn trademark on the reverse blade. This style of trademark is hardly ever encountered, as the more common etched, larger one usually appears. No idea why Eickhorn did this trademark too, and neither has Tom Wittmann in his army book! These trademarks appear at the same time as the etched ones, post 1935 to 1941, but never turn up! Blade is very bright and clean with much of the original crossgrain polish and needle sharp point. A nice, complete set.
COMPLETE ARMY RIG DAGGER/HANGERS/KNOT A RECENT HOUSE FIND. A nice surprise to still find things like this to just come out of the woodwork. A local antique dealer offered me this after a estate house clearance last week. Never been in a collection or been on the market before. A very nice, complete army dagger with all it's ORIGINAL accessories which have never been off. Dagger is in near mint condition with nice mid-orange celluloid grip. All metal parts are nickel plated and have 100% covering, with a nice age patina. Original 42cm bullion knot is tied in place and again is in mint condition with no wear or fraying. Crossguard is the 'generic' variety with pronounced flat-head beaked eagle. Scabbard is a nickel plated variety and again is in perfect condition with no dents or damage. Blade is unmarked and in near mint condition with needle sharp point and all polished crossgrain. There are a couple of minor surface stains where the internal scabbard springs have rested on the blade for 70 years, but no damage or pitting. Original hangers have silver bullion fronts that have just frayed a little with age not wear, deep green velvet backings are perfect. All metal fittings with the de-luxe swing tops. A very nice dagger indeed.
COTTON 'BEVO' TYPE NSDAP PARTY ARMBAND. You can see this has been removed from a jacket or shirt as there is still most of the thread around the edges! armband is open, ie the ends are not sewn together and it's obviously been removed from something. Red thick cotton body with a circular white cotton centre with the black swastika woven into the white fabric 'bevo' style. In used but very good condition overall.
DAGGERS, SWORDS AND BAYONETS OF THE THIRD REICH by FRED STEPHENS. I have known Fred Stephens for virtually all of my collecting and dealing career. He was one of the ealy British collectors to publish his knowledge. This is a later, and more comprehensive edition of his early works and is a great reference book. Hardback, A5 size. Colour plates and original fly-leaf.
EARLY 1st LUFTWAFFE DAGGER BY SMF. Perhaps one of the most gracefully designed daggers, taking influence from Teutonic swords and art deco. This is an early, all nickel piece with brass inlayed swastikas in the pommel and crossguard. The whole dagger has not been cleaned in a long white, and all the nickel has taken on a nice yellow hue. All the original dark blue leather is present on both the grip and scabbard. Grip has all 3 grip wires, and in excellent condition. There is one tiny area on the bottom seam of the scabbard, where a piece of leather has come adrift. Solid nickel chain and clip. Blade is in near mint condition. Has SMF logo etched into the heavily plated surface as well is the inspection Waffanampt 'stick bird'. A very good example of the 1st Pattn Luftwaffe dress dagger.
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 DLV FLYERS KNIFE-AS FOUND AND UNCLEANED. Acquired via a contact in Wales, this DLV, early knife has been left in the condition it was found in. I did clean up the leather surfaces a little as there was a lot of dirt on the surfaces. The metal/nickel fittings have been covered in a red type patina. This is all over the dagger and I am sure will clean off, if you so desire. Both crossguard enamel swastikas are 100% perfect with NO chipping! one of the top handle grip rings has broken, but is still there, just split. easily mended or replaced if desired. Scabbard is fine and has all of the original screws etc. The DLV symbol (not the NSFK winged man) is deeply stamped into the scabbard throat. There is a leather hanger and correct snap clip attached to the scabbard ring. It looks to be original to the dagger, but is not the one normally found. It's very old though, so could be a period replacement. Blade is very good, has crossgraining and the SMF logo is etched into the blade. There seems to have been a bit of corrosion around and underneath the crossguard/blade area, but this has been cleaned off. Overall a very presentable flyers dagger, priced accordingly.
EARLY DLV MARKED FLYERS KNIFE (GLIDER) ('BALLOON-MAN') A very nice example of the very early Flyers knife as used by the DLV. Deutche Luft Verband.....basically 'volunteer air force'. The DLV were formed in the early 1930's as a way of sidestepping the Versailles Treaty after WW1. Pilots were trained in secret using gliders. This is from that early period as it ONLY has the small DLV symbol stamped into the scabbard throat. Dagger is of early all nickel construction. HAs nice patina over the surfaces, but there is even evidence of the silver frosting and lacquer on the lower grip ring. Crossguard enamel inset swastikas are perfect with no chips or damage. Dark blue leather on both the grip and the scabbard are really fine, with no wear or edges lifting. The scabbard has a few age bumps and a few tiny surface nicks, but very minor. Permanently attached to the scabbard ring is the brown leather hanging strap with nickel belt clip. It also has the original belt loop and D ring attached. Blade is very nice indeed with all the crossgraining and no sharpening. Gerbruder Heller has a wonderful trademark of a man holding a bunch of balloons!! Really clear etch. A very nice blade indeed. Lower scabbard fitting has obviously been dropped at some time as the very bottom of the ball is dented. Other than that this is a wonderful example of the DLV dagger.
EARLY EICKHORN SAWBACK OFFICERS SHORT FIRE BAYONET. This is a very nice example of the sawback version of the Third Reich Fire bayonet. This is the short version apparently worn by senior NCO’s and Officers, whist the Linder one was reserved for Firemen if standard rank. It is quite early and is therefore made of quality materials. The hilt is heavily nickel plated over steel base and the checquered grip plates are black hard wood (not celluloid). The blade is in mint condition and is the shirt carbine type with false edge. One side has the razor sharp machined ‘saw-back’ teeth. Scabbard has a full coating of original black paint and the original patent leather black frog is present. The blade has the stamped smaller oval Eickhorn trademark which dates it from 1933-35. Excellent example of the rarely found saw-back bayonet.
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 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 NSKK DAGGER WITH 'NAME ONLY' ERASED ROHM BLADE. This a great dagger and represents a dark part of German history. Ernst Rohm was head of the SA/NSKK in the early 1930's, but became too powerful and a threat to Hitler, so he had him murdered in prison in July 1934. Hitler ordered that all traces of Rohm to be removed from everything!! This included the SA and NSKK daggers Rohm had given out to 1000's of his followers. The Inscription on the back of these daggers was either removed completely or the name was just taken out. FULL Rohm daggers are now extremely rare, but so are the name only or partial erased Rohm blades, as MOST were completely ground off. This is a great dagger that has not been cleaned in possibly 70 years and has a great patina all over the nickel parts etc, which have gone a dark yellow. The grip wood is a nice walnut colour and has no cracks or slivers missing. The scabbard has been period painted black to designate a NSKK member (scabbards were always HAND painted, they were not factory finished until the later RZM daggers) The paint has flaked in places, but is basically 65% there. Blade is the main part of this and the obverse is very nice indeed with the SA motto still in super shape with all the background burnishing. The reverse has a nice clear and deep Rohm dedication, the signature part has been carefully, but quite crudely, polished out. However, you can still see some of the edges of the signature. The removal process has also taken off 50% of the makers trademark, but you can still see the distinctive form for the EP&S company (Ernst Pack and Sonne). A great example of this historic dagger.
EARLY SA DAGGER BY C. LINDER-VERY RARE MAKER. A lovely example of an early production SA dagger by the more unusual maker C.LINDER SOLINGEN MERSCHEID. All early quality materials, solid nickel fittings and deep coloured hardwood grip. Lower crossguard stamped with ‘Ns Gau mark for Niedersachsen district/Hannover. Dagger has a nice overall yellow patina.. Scabbard has a virtually complete covering of the brown adonised finish, with some of the original lacquer too. All scabbard screws present. Blade is extremely nice with original crossgrain polish etc. There are a few small grey spots to the surface, just tiny age marks. No damage otherwise. Blade motto etched letters are perfectly preserved and clear. The makers name etc are etched to the reverse riccasso. Rated as a rare 9 (out of 10) with around only 2000 ever made.
EARLY SA DAGGER BY F.HERDER - NO SCABBARD. I have had this dagger along with the other listed, for quite some time, waiting for a scabbard!! I can't wait any longer, so I am sure someone out there has one and can make this into a half-decent dagger. Early nickel fittings, light brown hardwood grip. Grip has small pieces missing from front and back corner at the top. Nice SA button, slight chip, and nickel eagle. Lower crossguard marked with Gau Ns for Nordsee. Blade etched with Herder 'crossed keys' trademark. This dagger has not had a scabbard for a long time, so the blade has not been protected. It's therefore a little grey and the tip a little blunt. With some careful work, it would look 100x better. Sold as it is.
EARLY SA DAGGER BY PFERRINGWERK WITH TRIPLE HANGER. A very decent , early SA dagger and it is complete with the triple marching hanger. The extra loop around the grip really holds the dagger in place. This maker, whom I have had a few times before, finished the nickel fittings in a slightly strange way or had a much higher 'chrome' content in the metal mix, as they always have this much brighter look to them. Quite pleasing actually. Nice medium wood grip, SA button is fine as is the nickel eagle. Lower crossguard is Gau marked 'No' for Nordsee. This was a district on the north coast of Germany that took in the city of Oldenberg. Scabbard has good fittings that match the crossguards. Bottom ball has a slight dent. The brown anodising and covering lacquer is near 85% present. There is a small dent and surface scratch to the rear of the scabbard, looks like someone has caught it on a small nail. Blade is in very good condition with lots of crossgaining. Darkening to motto and good definition to trademark. Actually a nice dagger with a great early leather hanger. Very reasonable.
EARLY SA DAGGER-NO SCABBARD- NAMED AND ERASED ROHM BLADE. Purchased some time ago with the other scabbard-less SA dagger. This is an early all nickel piece by Ernst Pack and Sonne. There are a couple of chips to the wood grip and a small split in the wood. Mainly on the reverse of the grip at the top. The top crossguard has been personalised with the original owners name in the 'electric pencil' engraving. Can't read it too well, something like 'W. Sturve'. Rest of grip is fine. Lower crossguard marked with Gau Nrh. Blade is standard SA and is actually not in bad condition at all considering it has no scabbard. Full length with decent tip. Motto background is good. Reverse has EP&S logo and there is NO traces of the original Rohm dedication, just some slight ripples to the blade spine. Interesting piece on it's own.
EARLY SA WITH 'LAZY MAN' ROHM INSCRIPTION WITH SHORT 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 single leather hanger. It consists of the normal short leather hanger with snap clip. Lower scabbard bottom fitting has a slightly dented ball.A very nice SA dagger with HUGE history to tell. A fine example of a 'lazy man' erased Rohm dagger.
EARLY SA WITH SEMI-ERASED ROHM (SIGNATURE ONLY) AND HANGER. This is a very nice example of an early SA dagger, but has the added BONUS that this was a presented ROHM dagger. It is in lovely condition with the solid nickel parts all toned to a dull yellow. Has NOT been cleaned or polished. Made by ERNST PACK & SONNE, the blade is in lovely condition, with all crossgraining and background burnish to the motto. The reverse of course has the ' In cordial friendship Ernst Rohm' etch, but the signature has been quite crudely scratched off. The EP&S logo is still very clear. After July 1934 Hitler ordered any reference to Rohm everywhere, was to be destroyed/removed. This included the dedications on the 1000's of 'Rohm daggers', both SA and NSKK, that had been issued. Most dagger blades had the complete dedication completely removed and re-polished. Some just removed the signature and some variations between both!! It was a serious offence to keep them, so it is still quite amazing that full Rohm blades were hidden away and exist to this day. THIS dagger has a very decent scabbard with full brown anodising still present. The lacquer has reacted with the atmosphere and become rough to the touch. Has a very nice EP&S grip with perfect SA button and eagle. No chips or splits. There is a short brown leather hanger with solid nickel clip. An excellent example of a erased Rohm (signature only) dagger.
EARLY SS '33 MANS DAGGER BY HERDER WITH TRIPLE HANGER. This is an exceptionally nice, early SS man's dagger with an original 3 piece black hanger, which is also SS marked inside. All early construction, so all metal fittings are nickel. Everything is toned but very clean condition. Black ebony grip has nickel eagle and perfect SS runes button. There is a slight surface age crack in the ebony wood on the reverse of the grip (quite common as it's so brittle). Nickel lower crossguard is unmarked. I have not looked inside the dagger to see what the casting marks are as the dagger seems untouched, so have not undone the tang. Scabbard is a factory painted variety with nickel fittings. Paint is in very good order and apart from age and slight wear, paint is 95% intact. There is a very small dent in the body of the scabbard in the middle on the front. Attached to the scabbard ring is a full black 3 piece hanger, with nickel buckle and nickel clip. The main leather hanger is RZM ink stamped inside etc. The blade on this piece is lovely. As always fits like a glove. Blade has all the polish and crossgraining with no blemishes, nicks etc. The HERDER trademark with crossed keys is etched into the reverse of the blade and runs lengthways along it. The dagger is identical to the one shown in Tom Wittmanns collecting SS daggers, on page.......A VERY nice example of an early period (pre-RZM) SS dagger.
EARLY WEHRMACHT MARKSMANSHIP LANYARD FIR 1-3 GRADES. This is an exceptionally nice original Marksmanship lanyard with the earlier type solid shied badge. Nice toned thick bullion thread and backed with silk to stop it rubbing on the uniform. The reeves of the shield part is finished with a piece of green uniform cloth. Has obviously been used and worn which adds to the history. Nice display item.
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.
EARLY, LONG HUNTING ASSOCIATION DAGGER BY EICKHORN IN MINT CONDITION This is an absolutely stunning Hunting Association dagger, one of the best I have ever handled, condition wise. This is a quality dagger by Eickhorn and carries the early oval trademark stamped into the riccasso. This dates it from around 1933-1935! All fittings are in antique silver and are in perfect, uncleaned condition. There is a choice piece of stag as the grip, with a lovely silver Hunting Association (Deutche Jagershaft) grip badge. The scabbard is covered in deep green Moroccan leather and again is in perfect condition. Both upper and lower scabbard fittings have matching numbers under the staples. The dagger measures 20" overall with a 13 " blade. The blade is absolutely stunning. Totally MINT! The nickel plated surface is in total contrast to the beautifully etched Hunting scenes running up and down the blade. These are crystal clear and have 100% of the dark background. Pictured in the Eickhorn catalogue, this is listed as item 1692. A wonderful dagger!!
EARLY-ALL NICKEL-1st Pattn. RLB MAN’S DAGGER. Designed with very ‘art deco’ overtones, the early RLB man’s dagger is a rare bird! This one is in fantastic condition and has a mint blade to boot. Pommel, crossguard, scabbard fittings st are all solid nickel (later one were plated over alloy). Black, solid wood grip is fault and crack free. Perfect. The early, 1st type RLB badge is affixed to the grip. The RLB letters are in blue enamel with a small blue enamel swastika underneath. The badge seems perfect with no chipping or loss of enamel. Hard to find. Scabbard has all the original black gloss paint. The original short hanger is permanently affixed to the top scabbard mount. The blade on this piece is wonderful. Has a light grease covering but is 100% original with all the cross grain polish. This is made by ERNST ERICH WITTE, their trademark appears above which is an elongated diamond with KRONECK and a crown above and a W below. Really is one of the nicest RLB daggers I have had the pleasure to offer the collecting community.
EDGED WEAPONS OF THE THIRD REICH BY FJ STEPHENS. Fred is one of the few British authors of dagger books. This was his best volume and is in colour and black and white. Quite a used copy, but this has been out of print for YEARS! Another useful reference book as he covers some unusual daggers etc. Someone has cut the head out of Goering on the back cover! (why?) otherwise all is fine.
EICKHORN COLOURED SALES CARD FOR THE 1693 SWORD. This is a lovely example of Paul Casberg artwork for the 1692 Eickhorn dovehead sword. Would have hung in a retail outlet and advertised their wares accordingly. I have had several of these cards and I think there would have been a full set produced, but I have nver been able to keep them long eoung. Picture of the sword on the front, the revesr has details of the sword, the sizes and details of the Eickhorn company. It is missn the cardboard 'stand' that would have been stuck to the reverse. Other than that this is a great piece of period advertising.
EICKHORN SHOP TRADE DISPLAY/SIZE CARD-SWORDS-SIZES ETC. This is a great piece of memorabilia for any edged weapon collector. This is an advertising/sales card for the Eickhorn series of swords. Would have probably hung in a retail shop outlet or similat. A bit larger than A4 size, this is laminated on both sides. One side shos a selection of swords with their catalogue model numbers, the other shows sizes and lengths. So if you were X meters tall, you needed a sword of X length. A great piece of period advertising.
EXCELLENT SET OF RAD OFFICERS LEATHER DAGGER HANGERS. These are very difficult to obtain separately and in good condition. The RAD Officers dagger is not terribly rare, but the hangers are usually missing from the dagger. This is a very nice, and well preserved set. Dark brown leather is in excellent shape, it's quite stiff, but ideal for presentation and display (no one is going to wear them!). The top wide fitting in nickel silver and stamped with the little 'A' for Assmann. As I said leather straps in very good shape with no cracking or damage. Buckles, slides and lower clips are all made of aluminium with a pebbled finish. They are all perfect and work properly. Can't say much more, a nice set of straps.
EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN FALSHIRMJAGER GRAVITY KNIFE. With a mint blade by WEYERSBERG and nice light wood grips, this parachutists utility knife looks excellent. Issued to both Heer and Luftwaffe airborne troops and designed to be use in one hand. Marlin spike is stamped with the Waffanampt little 'stick bird'. No blemishes or chips to the wood and blade is lovely. This is a non-takedown variety. The main spring seems fine although a little weak as it does not keep the blade inside the grip if you hold it downwards, however it locks in place and slides perfectly back inside the grip housing. This is an inherent age fault with this design and after 70+ years, things get a little loose! (tell me about it!) Anyway, it's actually a very nice knife indeed, and I have priced it sensibly.
EXPLORING THE DRESS DAGGERS OF THE GERMAN ARMY - TOM WITTMANN. This was the first of 4 excellent reference books by Tom Wittmann. Published in 1995, this is an excellent and well illustrated book. Cover all the common and rare makers, plus in-depth analysis of the make up of each dagger and manufacturing techniques. In excellent condition with original fly leaf cover.
EXTREMELY NICE, UNTOUCHED EARLY SA DAGGER & HANGER. Again purchased just before I went away. This is a lovely, uncleaned and untouched early SA dagger by the unusual maker SUD MESSERFABRIK GEFREES. This trademark is just in a double oval. Whilst there are over 200 early SA makers, I have seen a lot, but can't remember seeing this one before. One for the SA specialists perhaps. The dagger and scabbard have not been cleaned in a VERY long time and have the nice 'yellow' patina that nickel attracts. Never been apart either. Scabbard retains ALL of the original brown anodising and the lacquer that protects it. Attached to the scabbard ring is the original short leather hanger with snap clip. Grip is a lovely brown hardwood, in perfect condition, SA button and nickel grip eagle are also perfect. Lower reverse crossguard is stamped with Gau 'Fr', which is for the district FRANKEN. the city of Nuremberg is the area capital. Blade is again in super condition. All original crossgrain polish is present, and motto has the dark anodising inside the letters. A few VERY minor blemishes on the blade, otherwise it's a mint piece. A great example of an early, untouched SA dagger.
EXTREMELY RARE EICKHORN DE-LUXE HUNTING ASSOCIATION CUTLASS. In my 40 years of collecting/dealing I have only had one other of these beautiful daggers. They are extremely rare. Shown in the Eickhorn sales catalogue, they were expensive at the time, so were probably not purchased in great quantity. Quite a short Hunting cutlass, but extremely high quality in every way. The grip is a large hand chosen piece of thick staghorn, with a de-luxe heavily engraved pommel cap and an acorn as the pommel nut. The Hunting Association symbol is in silver and affixed to the middle of the grip. The crossguard consists of an upturned and downturned deer's hoof in heavily plated antique silver. Below that is a heavily engraved/cast clamshell depicting a field bird, a grouse/pheasant or similar. All heavily antiqued silvered. The scabbard is a beautiful masterpiece. Consisting of a dark green leather body with heavily silvered fittings. The top fitting is plain with a acorn lug. This part has obviously had a frog protecting it for many years (sadly missing) as the silvered finish is in mint condition, with the protective lacquer still in place, so the silvered finish has not tarnished! The lower scabbard fitting is heavily engraved with a forest scene and a grazing stag in the centre. The blade is triple etched, and very deeply done. Has high quality scenes of forest animals and hunters running down each side. The etch is in mint condition and is in a deep grey/black colour. The spine is etched with oakleaves. Deeply STAMPED into the blade riccasso in the post 1938 Eickhorn squirrel. A truly beautiful dagger. All metal parts are finished in an antique silver look, with blackening in the background to bring out the detail.
EXTREMELY RARE IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVAL DAY BELT. By the very nature that this cloth belt is now over 100 years old and completely intact, is a marvel in itself. I have had many of the lovely silver bullion wide parade belts from the German Imperial navy(I have one available elsewhere on this site) However, I have never had on of the Imperial blue moire day belts in this condition. It’s certainly been used and worn as one of the dagger hanger rings shows swing wear, but the condition of the cloth and the velvet backing is amazing. Imperial navy ‘day’ belts are very similar to the Third Reich and Weimar ones. However, they are much thinner, measuring only 1 1/4” wide, tiny! It has a lovely gilded brass buckle and keeper with the Imperial German cypher ‘W’ over an anchor. Above this is an Imperial German crown. The belt has two brass lions head ‘sliders’ to which the dagger hangers are fixed. On this belt the owner has laboriously stitched velvet over the inside of these sliders to protect it rubbing against the uniform. Beautifully done. The fabric of the belt is virtually mint both inside and out. No moth, no wear, nothing. If you collect Imperial naval items, especially daggers and swords, you will NOT find a better conditioned belt than this.
EXTREMELY RARE SINGLE ETCHED ‘PIONEER’ LONG DRESS BAYONET. To start with the so called ‘Pioneer’ or ‘Engineers’ dress bayonet is a rare thing on its own. The general opinion now is that these bayonets were just another variation offered by the various manufacturers as an alternative design, However, they didn’t prove to be popular so we’re not sold in great numbers. Subsequently they have become very rare on the collectors market. They are listed and shown in the Eickhorn and EP&S catalogues, but no reference to them being a ‘special’ bayonet at all, just another number. To have one with a documented and listed etched blade is EXTREMELY RARE. This bayonet is the long version by EP &S. (Ernst Pack and Sonne) it’s overall condition is virtually MINT. Paint, plating etc all perfect. The blade is nickel plated and on the obverse side features a fully etched Remberernce of my service time motif. Thus etch is shown in the EP&S catalogue as Motif Nr.6 Infantry Variation. This is also shown in detail on pages144 and 145 of Wayne Techet’s etched bayonet book (a fantastic reference) The etch has the ‘Rememberence’ motto with a very detailed German Infantry soldier carrying a rifle. The reverse of the blade has the company name stamped into the riccasso. I can’t emphasise how nice this bayonet is, or how rare! If you collect etched bayonets or just want a rare one for your collection, this is it.
EXTREMELY RARE THIRD REICH PARADE FIRE AXE. It my 40 years of collecting, I have had quite a few of these beautiful Fire Axes. Hugely ornate or very plain. However, 99.9% of them come from either the Imperial period or a little later and from the Weimar Republic or early 1930's. THIS fantastic axe is wonderfully engraved on both sides of the axe head. One side with abundant oak leaves etc and a Third Reich era fireman in full uniform holding a hose. The OTHER side of the axe head is also profusely engraved with oak leaves but has a Fire helmet over crossed axes and hose nozzle with a large swastika engraved above! Absolutely amazing workmanship, all hand done in beautiful detail. It seems the axe head was probably gilded originally as although most has worn off, there is a lot present on the edges and in the recesses. The axe head is solid steel and heavy. The main shaft is black painted wood. There are two nickel plated panels, one each side, which could be used for a dedication, but they are plain. Never had one of these before and if you are a discerning collector, especially if you like fire dept. stuff, this cannot be missed. A fabulous piece.
FABULOUS SHORT-SAWBACK FIRE OFFICERS 'BAYONET' WITH FROG AND KNOT! Perhaps one of the best ones I have owned, as it has everything, condition, makers mark and all the original accessories! Exactly as it would have been worn. Made by Ernst Pack & Sonne, it has their company logo etched into the blade riccasso. Has the blacksmith swinging the hammer over his shoulder. The nickel plated hilt and crossguard are perfect, as are the chequered grip plates. There is the original black leather frog and tied around it is the original Fire Dept knot with red/silver bullion ball. Scabbard has 90% of all the original black paint. Blade in addition to the makers mark has the razor sharp sawback edge. It's nickel plating is super. The shorter versions of the Fire Dress bayonet are said to have been worn by Fire OFFICERS, whist the longer ones worn by standard firemen (makes sense!). A great bayonet here. Sawbacks are really rare to find.
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 'TRANSITIONAL' SA BY EICKHORN WITH TRIPLE HANGER. A most pleasing dagger indeed! These 'transitional' pieces seem to be very popular with collectors as they are hard to find especially in good condition. This one is lovely! A typical Eickhorn piece in that it is made to very high standards. Perfect wood grip which has a nice SA button and a great nickel eagle (still using up older stock I imagine). Both crossguards and the metal fittings to the scabbard are in wonderful condition, with NO damage or signs of lifting. As this is an RZM period piece, there is no Gau mark on the crossguard. Attached to the scabbard ring is the original 3-piece marching hanger, in the correct colour with RZM marked oval buckle and snap clip. This piece is all the same colour and in my opinion has been on this dagger since it was made. Scabbard body is painted dark brown and apart from a few accidental scratches, remains 100% intact, beautiful coat of factory paint. The blade is a beauty, is 99.99% stone mint and has all the original polishing crossgrain. These are known as 'transitional' as they carry traits of the earlier daggers as well as the later all RZM pieces. The reverse of the blade has the Eickhorn squirrel from the 38-41 period as well as the Eickhorn RZM number M7/66 and the date 1939. Wonderful! A really good example of this type of dagger and would be very difficult to upgrade.
FANTASTIC BULLION SS OFFICERS SWORD KNOT. Perhaps one if the most sort after accessories, and unfortunately expensive now as they are ‘as rare as hens teeth’ as the saying goes! This is the long silver bullion, flat weave sword knot for the SS dagen. Sometimes found on the Police Officers sword too, as they were under the control of the SS. Large bullion ball with the SS runes interwoven into the stem in a black circle. Platted slide above. Wide bullion straps with twin black lines running along each edge. Base if bullion ball is finished with a bit of the strapping inserted inside. Knot is in perfect condition with no rubbing or wear discernible. Shows some age, but that’s about it. An absolutely superb knot in every way.
FANTASTIC CONDITION RAD MAN'S HEWER BY KREBS. I was lucky enough to be contacted by a lady in London who was left this dagger by her grandfather. It is in amazing condition, so it must have been well looked after since the war. It's made by the prestigious company Carl Julius Krebs. They were not a large manufacturer and you certainly don't come across too many RAD's made by them. The dagger is virtually in MINT condition. ALL the original slightly dull nickel plating to the metal parts is present. Krebs chose to finish these daggers in a more dull, matt type finish, not a polished bright look. All that is present, no lifting, no damage. A nice pair of stag grips, even the grip screws are in mint condition and are in the same position, so the slots are parallel to each other! The scabbard fittings are the same as the hilt and in perfect condition. The detail on them is superb. The bottom fitting has never been dropped or scratched either! Amazing!. The scabbard has ALL of the original gloss black paint which just shows some slight age spidering, but nothing else! The blade is fantastic and displays all of the original slightly matt finish. All the blackening is in the letters etc and the motto and trademark is beautifully crisp on the reverse riccasso. A REALLY nice RAD hewer indeed.
FANTASTIC MINIATURE ARMY DAGGER COMPLETE WITH MINIATURE HANGERS AND KNOT! As many of you know I have also collected miniature daggers for over 30 years and have a fairly definitive collection now, but occasionally I still see something I have not seen before! This is a most unusual miniature army dagger by E.F. Hörster. Hörster were one of the main manufacturers of miniature daggers along with the Alcoso company. Used as advertising gimmicks, letter openers and salesman’s samples. This one has been personalised by the original owner as they have painstakingly made a beautiful set of miniature cloth and silver bullion hangers along with a miniature bullion knot! I have only seen this done once before and I still have that miniature dagger in my collection. This dagger has a lovely deep yellow grip and dark patina on all the silver fittings. It’s also about 1” shorter than similar daggers I have. Both the perfect scabbard and the blade are made to fit. Very clever and perfect workmanship. A unique dagger here and looks so cool! The nickel plated blade has the EF Hörster name etched along the middle. A great, unique little miniature. Fantastic addition to even an advanced collection.
FANTASTIC SET OF 'GILDED' DE-LUXE HORSESHOE TOP ARMY DAGGERS HANGERS. Apart from this type and style of dagger hangers being very rare, THIS set are in beautiful condition AND have an original gilded finish to all the surfaces! I have had MANY sets of these over the years and all have had a normal silver finish, so why are these gilded? General Officer? Special purchase? The quality of them is marvellous and even the bullion straps are 'gold' in colour. The reverse velvet backing is in mint condition and is a dark brown/green colour. Put with an early mint army dagger, these hangers would look sensational. A most beautiful set.
FANTASTIC THIRD REICH PERIOD PRODUCED POLICE BAYONET. This is an excellent example of a Third Reich Policeman's dress bayonet. I have mentioned before that collecting Police bayonets can be a collection in itself as there are so many interesting variations and types. I have categorically said that THIS bayonet is from the Third Reich period, as so many of them were re-issued Weimar, sold nickel ones. These were cut down from the origami clamshell size, adapted, police badge added etc. THIS Police bayonet is made of lightweight aluminium, has rifle slot at the top of the hilt and has the 1935-1941 Eickhorn squirrel trademark stamped into the blade riccasso. Blade is obviously not shortened either, as it was made this way! So an absolutely original Third Reich period police bayonet. Blade is stone mint and the scabbard leather is perfect. It’s lovely black leather, so this would have been issued to town or city police (rural police are brown leather)A great example of it's type, and actually hard to find, as most are Weimar pieces. Have pictured it beside it's actual page in the Eickhorn catalogue.
GILDED DE-LUXE LUFTWAFFE DAGGER HANGERS. This set look to have hardly been worn and just kept somewhere to age gracefully. This set has the standard finish to the top of the straps where they are just folded and sewn around the top clip. However, all the de-luxe fittings retain virtually ALL of the original gilded finish. One buckle is a little duller than the other, but otherwise the gilding shines forth! No wear to the bullion fronts and none to the lovely velvet backs.
GOOD ARMY DAGGER-IDEAL STARTER PIECE-WHITE GRIP. Taken is part excahge, this is a no-nonsense army dagger with white celluloid grip. Complete dagger is in very good condition, with nice silver plated fittings. Grip is perfect with no cracks. Undented scabbard. Near mint blade with all crossgraining ,no maker mark. If you are looking for a very decent example just for display or similar, then this will suit you fine. Very reasoable
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.
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.
GREAT POLICE OFFICERS SWORD + KNOT BY HERM. RATH. Not a common maker of Police Swords, and they had their own unique blade marking which incorporate the SS runes mark, and this is deeply stamped into the blade riccasso. Making this very desirable, as they were approved by the SS to make swords (Herm Rather also made SS Officers swords, but they are VERY rare!) This is a nicely preserved, quality sword with heavily nickel plated fittings over a steel base. There is very little wear to the silver fittings, and the plating is very bright. Black solid wood grip with large police eagle set into the grip. The eagle is a dull brass colour as the flask coating of silver has worn off over the years. The silver grip wire running around the grip is intact, and the backstrap retains most of the original plating. Tied in the correct manner around the hilt, is a leather Police officer sword knot with red and silver lines running the length of the straps. Scabbard is as straight as a die, has 99% of the original black paint and both upper and lower scabbard fittings have their plating. Herm Rath swords DID NOT have the little SS runes stamped underneath the crossguard or on the top scabbard throat. As I mentioned the SS runes are stamped with their trade name on the blade. By the time this sword was made, the Police was under the command of the SS, so many pieces of equipment etc are SS/Police marked. It's quite common for a Police Officers sword to carry a SS bullion sword knot, if they were with or working with the SS. The blade is approx.31 " long, in excellent condition and finished in the normal slightly dull polish. Overall dimensions of the sword are 35 "
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.
HIGH QUALITY SS OFFICERS KNOT-REPRODUCTION. With the extreme cost of original SS Officers sword knots, this may suit someone who would just like to dress up their SS or Police sword, without the usual £900 cost! This is a VERY good copy, and is one of the older reproductions and is made with high quality materials. It's VERY good! Unless you are aware of the original, this could fool you. I had to look twice. Bullion strap is just a little too wide, and the main give-away is the woven SS runes on the knot stem. They are not crisp enough, but nearly!! The knot has age to it, and is probably 20+ years old. It is what it is!
HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT VERY LONG NSDAP BUILDING DRAPE. Firstly this building drape is HUGE, perhaps the biggest flag I have owned. It measures approximately 26' long by 5' wide. Was designed to hang from a vertical pole, and would have been at a rally or hanging from a building. Any newsreels of a Third Reich parade through a city or town, and you would have seen these. It's of high quality material, thick serge cotton and it's double sided. All edges are double seamed and the bottom corners are all triple over stitched to stop fraying. At the top is a 4" hem pocket where it would have slipped on a pole. It was bought back as a souvenir by a Colonel in the US army 142nd Infantry Division. His name was James L. Minor. How do I know this? Well he has kindly inked in his name etc in one of the bottom corners!! He won a Silver Star for gallantry and is quite researchable on the correct web pages. The banner is not mint by any stretch of the imagination and bears the scars of storage and war. There are several tears and holes throughout the fabric, along with dirt and oil stains. However, none are critical to the overall condition, and in my opinion really tell a story about how this banner was taken and treated. A really historical souvenir
HITLER YOUTH KNIFE WITH TWIN MAKERS MARKS. This is a nice example of a HJ knife which has the benefit of being marked with both the allocated RZM number and on the reverse blade the makers stamp. Riccasso is deeply stamped with RZM M7/12 1940 and on the reverse is 'Ed Wustoff-Solingen'. As this is a post 1938 dagger (1940) there is NO motto on the blade. However the blade is in excellent condition, with no damage and a very clean surface. The nickel plating over the metal alloy is 85% intact with the off wear spots around the grip leather and around the crossguard. The leather belt loop and cross strap with popper are in very good, flexible condition. Scabbard has a good coating of black gloss paint with a few chips here and there.
HITLER YOUTH KNIFE-POST 1938 WITH PLAIN BLADE. This is a very good example of a Hitler Youth knife produced after 1938 with no motto on the blade. Has a very nice blade and is stamped with the RZM code RZM M7/13 for Arthur Schuttelhofer. These later dagger were produced with the grey metal alloy, which was then nickel plated. The plating is a little thin due to age on the hit around the cross strap but otherwise fine. Scabbard has a good coating of original paint and the leatherwork, belt loop and cross strap are fine. Nice chequered grips with a perfect enamel HJ diamond.
IDEAL SMALL SIZED RIECHSKRIEGS FLAG MADE IN OCCUPIED HOLLAND! This is a great display size measuring only 80 x 135cm (4.5' x 2.5'). The quality and condition are superb. Made of a high quality cotton/linen, with NO holes or damage to the cloth anywhere I can see. Colours are vivid and bright, as it seems to have been stored well in a drawer. Reinforced corners and multi-stitched 8 times along the flying edge. There is no halyard (rope) in the sleeve as in my opinion this was never used. Was liberated from stores or similar, hence the condition. Cream rope pocket is stamped with the size and 'Kr' for Kreigsflag. At the opposite end is the full manufacturers details from the company in Holland. A great display item, in wonderful condition.
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 NAMED NAVAL OFFICERS SWORD, WITH ORIGINAL LARGE KNOT. A recent purchase before I went away. This is a very nice looking Imperial navy sword with the normal all brass fittings. It has a solid either ivory or bone grip, and all of the grip wire is present. In addition the ORIGINAL bullion Imperial sword knot is tied many times around the knuckle bow, and this knot has been there for the past 100 years, never been off! Sword hilt has folding front and real clamshell pieces. The rear is used to lock the sword into the scabbard. Hilt has lion's had with green and red glass eyes. The revesrse folding langet also is named to the original owner. Deeply engraved but in exaggerated German script, the name seems to be v.HAFEN or v.THAFEN so aristocracy as he's a 'von'. Good research project. Scabbard is hard black leather with the three brass fittings. All staples are intact and no damage to the leather. Now to the blade...…….unfortunately the sword is perfectly intact, but apparently was stored badly and the blade has been exposed and subject to moisture. This has resulted in several areas of rust pitting, especially towards the tip. The blade itself is quite grey but is still smooth and you can still faintly see the etched Imperial motifs all along the blade. The langet is stamped with the early WW1 WK&C trademark. In perfect condition this would be a £1000 sword. In fact I have sold the Imperial sword knots on their own for £250, so the asking price for this sword, irrespective of the blade condition is a BARGAIN, as everything else is there! A great display piece, or possibly an upgrade project if you find a perfect sword blade. (more photos on request if required)
IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVY BULLION PARADE BELT. This is the wide silver bullion dress belt worn on ceremonial parade occasions. About 2 1/2" wide, these belts were carried over to the Third Reich era with subtle changes. The Imperial belt has a red line weave running through it, along with an Imperial brass buckle showing the Imperial crown and the W cypher over an anchor. The buckle on this example is lovely, still having most of the fire gilded finish. Unfortunately, the silver bullion belt has toned down to nearly a black colour due to the high silver content of the fibres. The belt is over 100years old after all! The blue wool inner lining is in goo condition with some period repairs around the buckle. Both of the 'hidden' brass dagger hanger loops are present and they hinge out from small flaps in the wool belt.
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 SENIOR FORESTERS ARMBAND. Well I have to say the Germans knew how to make an armband in the WW1 period. No mucking about with embroydery thus wonderful armband features gilded all brass insignia. Made of a heavy ribbed green cotton, the Imperial Forestry motif/insignia is permanently pinned onto and through the cotton. There is another cloth piece stitched behind it to cover the pins etc and prevent it from wearing it catching on a uniform. The beautiful insignia consists of a large stags head (skull) with full antlers, surmounted by the Imperial crown. In the middle is the cross and star. Beautifully preserved considering now well over 100 years old. There are a few moth nips to the green cloth but otherwise in fine condition. If you have a collection/display of hunting and forestry items, both Imperial and Third Reich, this would compliment it beautifully.
IMPERIAL GERMAN TRENCH ART LETTER OPENER MADE OF SHRAPNEL This is a great piece of trench art,made, it seems from a single piece of shrapnel, which is still raw and original and forms the handle. Further down the steel has been formed into the actual knife and blade of the letter opener with an iron cross formed on the top
ITALIAN WW2 MVSN OFFICERS DAGGER. Not quite as prolific as Germany, but the Italians had some decent dress daggers too. This is the 1937 M-1937 Italian MVSN Dagger with gilt brass chains.Cast aluminum hilt fittings show light surface wear with no damage to the eagle head pommel and upturned crossguard. Black bakelite grip plates show only light surface wear with no cracks or chips. Attached to the obverse grip plate is the brass Italian Fasces emblem. Plated, tapered cross-section blade grades near mint.Dagger is complete with gilded brass chain hanger with 4 upper and 7 lower rings attached to a large brass "M" which, in turn, is connected to a gilded brass snap with large right-facing Roman eagle above the letters, "SPQR". Hanger shows light surface wear/age patina. Scabbard has some plate loss showing the blued finish underneath. 85% original finish underneath.
JAPANESE WW2 RAYON SILK 'MEAT BALL' FLAG. In mint condition, this is a small rayon silk Japanese banner/flag, probably taken with the soldiers pack to battle. Never been issued and therefore in mint condition. Measures about 2' x 2' 6" rectangular and has gold foil reinforced corners with string tags. A single 'meat ball' red sun and a white background.
JAPANESE WW2 TOWN 'GOOD LUCK' BANNER. Displayed and hung in towns and villages and it basically says "Good luck and stay well as you go off to War". Made of rayon silk and colourfully printed on one side. Hangs from a pole at the top and is approximately 4' long. Has the National 'meat ball' Japanese flag along with the 'rising sun' flag printed at the top, then numerous Japanese characters printed down the banner. In perfect condition and ideal to display with a Japanese edged weapon collection etc.
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
LAND CUSTOMS DAGGER COMPLETE WITH STRAPS AND KNOT. These are one of my favourite daggers, don't know why, but the combination of the alloy and green leather really sets them off. I had a decent example some weeks ago, but THIS one is in overall much better condition. Made by Clemen & Jung, their name (no trademark) is stamped into the blade under the crossguard eagle. Clem and Jung made very high quality daggers, but not many of them ,so they are a collected make across the board. All the dagger fittings are brushed aluminium (crossguard and pommel) It has a very nice green leather grip with twin twisted wires running down it. There is an ORIGINAL to the piece 42cm bullion knot tied in the army style. Been on there for ever. I have yet to see a real 'customs' dagger portepee tied on one of these daggers. All the original daggers I have handled, have had a plain bullion portepee, just like this. Scabbard has bright nickel plated steel fittings with very minimal plate lifting of wear. It seems depending upon their maker and time of construction, customs dagger have a mixture of materials in their construction. VERY early ones have heavier nickel fittings, but they are usually like this, aluminium dagger with steel scabbard fittings. The ALL aluminium customs dagger has fatter aluminium fittings on the scabbard, but the dagger is the same as this. Green leather on the scabbard is lovely, with minimum wear, although you can see this dagger has been used and worn. Purchased with the dagger are the ORIGINAL set of customs straps. These have all aluminium fittings, buckles and clips etc., and feature the laurel leaf design. The straps are silver bullion with nice Kelly green strips running up them. The reverse has nice Kelly green velvet backings. The dagger has been worn and used as I said, and this is evident from the reverse tops of the hangers, where they have worn and rubbed against a uniform or coat. Just adds to the authenticity in my opinion! Blade is in very nice shape. Needle sharp point with no bends, nicks or blemishes. A really great complete 'rig'. A very difficult to find dagger.
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.
LIGHT BLUE 2nd Pattn. RLB 'BEVO' ARMBAND. A light blue all cotton, RLB armband showing the 2nd Pattn RLB insignia sewn 'BEVO' style into the blue cotton fabric. Armband is sewn together and on the reverse also has the makers initials also sewn into the fabric seam. 'Ges Gesch N & R ' A great armband to go with a RLB display etc.
LONG ETCHED PARADE BAYONET BY GRAFRATH with FROG. I like etched parade bayonets a great deal, as they exhibit some of the best workmanship in German edged weapons. The quality of the etched blades and the diversity of the designs is unsurpassed, and a wonderful collection can be made just keeping these. Most dagger manufacturers offer their own design of 'Memory of Service time' blade and were designed to attract the individual soldier or NCO to part with their OWN money for basically what was just a souvenir or memento. The one by G.GRAFRATH-SOLINGEN is the longer dress bayonet and has the desirable 'outstretched eagle' motif on the reverse of the blade surrounded by foliage etc. The quality of the etched panel, lettering etc is fantastic and so deep and sharp in detail, you could file your nails on it! Obverse of the blade is plain. Hilt parts are nickel plated, black chequered grips are perfect. There is an original thick black leather frog on the scabbard. It has a makers mark and 1940's date stamped into the reverse. A VERY good example of a single etched dress bayonet.
LONG FIRE DEPT. PARADE BAYONET, NEAR MINT Although still quite a common bayonet to find, I only buy ones in near perfect condition. This is a fine, high quality example by Eickhorn and has the stamped squirrel post 1938 trademark on the riccasso. Complete with the original black patent leather frog. All nickel plated fittings are in mint condition. Scabbard has 95% of original paint. Blade is stone mint with all plating intact. A very good example of this parade bayonet/dagger.
LONG RURAL POLICE BAYONET WITH FROG AND KNOT. The dress bayonets of the Third Reich era are always a super thing to own and collect. They represent a lot of history in one edged weapon and each one is slightly different. This is a long Policeman's bayonet, that once started life in the Weimar Republic as an even longer clamshell piece. Re-issued by the Police armoury in Third Rich times after being shortened, had clamshell removed and a new Third Rich badge pinned through the grip. This is a very nice, solid example. Nice heavy fittings, good stag grips. Aluminium police eagle and swaz. Dark brown leather frog (police type) with correct police portepee tied around it. Dark brown leather scabbard with nickel top and bottom fitting. Blade is a nice nickel plated variety. The E.F.Horster trademark appears on one side and the name appears on the other! Nice conditioned blade. A complete rig and in great condition.
LONG THIRD REICH PERIOD SAWBACK FIRE OFFICIALS BAYONET. I always enjoy finding one of these amongst other Fire bayonets. They are really uncommon and a great addition to a collection. This is a long version of the SAWBACK bladed Fire officials dress bayonet. (not really a bayonet as cannot be fitted to a rifle). This is an early, high quality example as the hilt is made of steel and highly nickel plated. Chequered grip plates are black wood not Bakelite and the grip rivets are domed steel. Scabbard has all the original black paint and there is an original black leather frog, which has always been with this bayonet. The long blade is in near mint condition, with just a tiny bit of lifting to the nickel plate right at the tip. The sawback section is razor sharp! This blade has no maker stamp. Wonderful example of it's type. Hard to find.
LOVELY EXAMPLE OF AN EARLY NICKEL LUFTWAFFE SWORD BY SMF. Always a great favourite with collectors as I think their design conjours up medieval and tutonic times. In superb condition overall and very clean indeed. Brass sunwheel swastikas inset to the pommel and crossguard with silver background intact. Fabulous downswept quillions. The dark blue Morocco leather grip and scabbard and in perfect condition. No tears or damage, some slight age bruising. Twin grip wires running around the grip. The original crescent hanger is permanently attached to the top scabbard fitting rings. Blade is heavily nickel plated and in stone mint condition. The SMF ‘seared king’ trademark is deeply etched into the blade surface and the is a nice Waffanampt inspection stick bird stamped into the surface nearby. A wonderful, classic example of an early Luftwaffe sword.
LOVELY SET OF MATCHED THIRD REICH NAVY HANGERS. As those of you who follow the site and my listings, know that I try and buy as many of the original accessories as possible too. Navy hangers are one of my favourites and if I see a nice set, will always buy them. When bought back as souvenirs, hangers and knots were often discarded or lost, as they were not seen as important. They have now become, in many cases, rarer than the dagger itself! There are a really great set of blue moiré material naval dagger hangers. A matched pair, with both lion's head buckles identical. The cloth and velvet backing show no wear at all and are in perfect condition. Nice gilding to the fittings with just some wear to the faces of the lions. These are Third Reich period hangers and ideal for a nice navy dagger of your choice. (see also the moiré day belts I have which would go well with these) A nice set!!!
LUFTWAFFE 'FALSHIRMJAGER' AIRBOURNE TROOPS GRAVITY KNIFE. Whilst attributed normally to the Luftwaffe, this gravity knife was obviously also used by Wehrmacht airborne forces too. Designed to be used with one hand and to cut away parachute harness etc. It was then a general purpose knife for use in the field. As well as the retractable blade it has a 'marlin spike' utility tool. Made by Paul Weyersberg their logo is etched into the blade. blade is in good condition and works well, but has been slightly sharpened for use. Wood grips in good condition with no damage. Spike is marked at the base with a Waffanampt little eagle and the number 5. The release trigger is marked with a 7. Decent historical knife for collectors only. A bit of sharpening, so priced accordingly.
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 WITH NAMED CROSSGUARD & HANGERS. A nice example of a Luftwaffe 2nd.Pattern dagger by SMF, with the added bonus of the original owners name on the reverse crossguard. Dagger has aluminium fittings as normal, with a good steel scabbard. This type is the nickel plated variety and is nice and bright. Celluloid grip has turned a tangerine orange, and slightly lighter on the reverse. SMF type crossguard, and one the back, deeply engraved into the pebbled section is the name 'MANZKE'. Nicely done in a flowing script. Possible research project here. A reasonably unusual name, but no initial. However, he would have to have been a senior NCO or Officer to own this dagger. Blade is in nice condition, and has the SMF seated king logo, as well as the 'stick bird' Waffanampt inspection mark. Accompanying the dagger are a nice set of original de-luxe type hangers. These have the better quality clips and buckles as well as metal swing tops connected to the top clip. Add a decent 23cm knot and you will have a great, personalised, complete dagger.
LUFTWAFFE 2nd Pattn. DAGGER BY ROBERT KLAAS + HANGERS + KNOT A very pleasant Luftwaffe dagger by a more unusual maker, Robert Klaas. Their logo was two 'kissing cranes' (the birds) and this is stamped into the blade above the name. Blade is a nickel plated variety and is perfectly bright and clean. This dagger has a very nice WHITE grip with aluminium 'springy wire' wrap. The fittings on this piece are the gunmetal grey type finish which extends to the scabbard as well. The pommel has gilt over the swastikas, but it's toned down and merged into the metal over time, but you can see it's there! There is an original to the piece 23cm bullion knot which is tied around the grip. There is a little fraying to where it comes through the tie, but it's quite sound. There are a set of hanging straps, which are lovely. Perfect conditioned bullion fronts and no wear to the velvet backing. Only fault I can see, is that there is a small 'door dent' in the scabbard right at the bottom, not terrible but it's there, and I bet the Luftwaffe owner was quite annoyed when he did it!! So common on all of the daggers as when worn, these hung beside you and a little behind, so when closing doors and going through small spaces, they were always vulnerable. Adds to the history!!
LUFTWAFFE 2nd.Pattn DAGGER WITH ORANGE GRIP, HANGERS AND KNOT. A good looking dagger this and complete with all the accessories making it a full, complete 'rig'. Dagger has complete grey burnished fittings of the same colour. Pommel, crossguard and scabbard all match. It has a very nice orange celluloid grip with single twisted wire wrap. There is a 23cm bullion knot tied around the grip. Scabbard is the same grey colour and seems to be dent and damage free. There are a nice set of Luftwaffe hanging straps with the dagger. Standard aluminium fittings with nice bullion fronts and velvet backing. Blade has some slight finger marks in a couple of places and is completely plain, with no maker mark. Army and Luftwaffe daggers are often encountered with plain blades, and as yet there is no real theory as to why this happened. Specific orders to a uniform retailer, who requested 'no maker' blades is quite believable.
LUFTWAFFE DAGGER HANGERS WITH GILDED FITTINGS AND METAL TOPS Another nice set of 'different' Luftwaffe dagger hangers. Again this set has the de-luxe embossed fittings, but there is an awful lot of the original gold gilded finish to them. The tops of the bullion cloth hangers have metal 'swing' tops to ease friction swing wear. No wear to the bullion front or the blue velvet backs. Great looking set.
LUFTWAFFE DAGGER HANGERS WITH LEATHER TOPS. I always on the look out for GOOD dagger hangers, and ones that are a little different. This is a very nice set of Luftwaffe hangers for the 2nd. Pattn dagger. In near perfect condition, with no evidence of any wear. These hangers have the de-luxe embossed fittings with oak leaves etc and push in clips. The straps have lovely bullion fronts and perfect blue velvet backs. The tops are reinforced with blue leather tabs. NICE SET!
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 SURVIVAL MACHETE BY ALCOSO. These were standard German Aircrew issue to the bomber crews operating in tropical or near tropical climates. Was originally part of the kit inside the aircraft. Large plain bolo slab steel type blade with single sharp edge. ALCOSO trademark stamped up neat the crossguard. Perfect hardwood grip with grooves. Hilt made of cast brass. Flat steel scabbard is in great condition with original paint. There is a bayonet type lug on one side, which was there for the canvas frog. A rare edged weapon, no rally a dagger, but part of Luftwaffe equipment.
LUFTWAFFE ‘CLOSE-COMBAT’ OR FIGHTING KNIFE. These are very popular collectors items, the Luftwaffe fighting knife. Designed to attach to boot tops or more usually equipment straps or webbing. The scabbard has spring steel catches riveted to the reverse. A very nice untouched knife. Plain wood grips with 3 steel rivets. Steel crossguard. Black painted tubular steel scabbard painted black, nearly 100% intact. One of the small flat springs at the back has snapped off, but the main two are fine. Nice, clean, untouched blade with crossgrainjng. Not been sharpened. The riccasso is stamped with the tiny Waffanampt inspection mark, a stick bird and a number ‘6’. A very nice example.
MATCHED SET OF THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER HANGERS. I always look for original dagger and sword accessories, as they complete a piece and are also becoming far more difficult to find than the dagger/sword themselves! Here I have a very good, as worn, set of hangers for the naval dagger. These are a little unusual as the construction is a mix of periods. The lion's head buckles are brass but the clips and slides are gilded aluminium. No reason for this apart from a utilisation of parts from one period to another. All have the same colour and patina, and the clips and buckles are all of the same type and casting, so have been together for ever. Good black moire material, with nice dark blue velvet backings. Some slight wear from being used, but that's all. Complete with the retaining chain and hook (which is also brass). A great period set.
MEGA RARE SS SHORT LEATHER DAGGER HANGER-SS MARKED! I cannot remember having one of these little hangers on their own. It is the normal black, short hanger that attaches to the scabbard ring. Made of black leather with a nickel plated clip. This hanger is beautifully stamped on the inside of the leather SS/8/40 RZM. The SS runes are in a circle as is the RZM marking. So fantastic to see and get a real strap. These would have been fitted to a post 1940 SS dagger I think. Not suitable for an early nickel dagger. The clip is plated, shows a bit of age wear and is stamped RZM M5/8. The nickel plated oval buckle is also stamped in tiny letters RZM M/5, same maker as the clip! An absolute godsend if you are looking to complete your SS dagger with the correct accessories. I am sure you can also look up the leather maker and clip maker from these codes too!
MINIATURE ALCOSO LUFTWAFFE DAGGER. I continue to champion miniature daggers, and the ones made by ALCOSO are some of the best around. Nearly 9" overall, these are made in exquisite details and perfectly replicate their bigger brothers. Made for gifts, letter openers, or advertising give-aways, they were also utilised by the Alcoso salesmen as examples of their work. This is a 2nd Pattn Luftwaffe miniature with orange grip. Tiny twisted grip wire. There is a small chip in the grip at the ferrell. Lovely detailed crossguard. Perfect scabbard. Nice plated blade with ALCOSO trademark etched onto it.
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 IMPERIAL GERMAN 1898 CADET NAVY DAGGER. These were one of the few miniature daggers produced in the Imperial period. A few bayonets, and some swords, but mainly NAVY DAGGERS. This has some good detail and the brass hilt, grip and pommel are cast in solid brass. I imagine that when brand new, the grip would have been painted white, but this has worn off long ago. A faithful miniature reproduction of a full sized piece, it features anchors cast into the crossguard and the ends have a capstan finish, like the big one! The pommel is also highly detailed with an Imperial crown finish, and you can see the alternating panels with a cross and Imperial eagle. Tiny detail! All brass scabbard has lightning bolt design and the scabbard bands are twisted rope design. One scabbard ring has broken away from the body, but the 'ring' is still present and is attached to the brass chain. Blade is needle sharp and some 5" long and in great condition, with no bends or damage. It still has the little felt buffer in place between the crossguard and the scabbard throat. A really pretty miniature, and one of many types you can collect. Would look fantastic with it's full sized counterpart or with an Imperial navy collection.
MINIATURE IMPERIAL GERMAN SOUVENIR SWORD. This is a lovely little Imperial German sword that was produced as part of the celebrations for Bismarck’s 80th Birthday. Obviously sold as a souvenir letter opener at the time. Just over 7” long, made without a scabbard. Has gilded highlights to the hilt and both sides of the blade. One side is the Commemoration of Bismarck’s birthday in 1895.. The other side has the saying ‘ Germans fear no one but God’. Very pretty miniature sword and ideal to go with an Imperial display.
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 SWORD BY ALCOSO. A very interesting area to collect, miniatures. A sizable collection can be put together, in a very small space. Out of all of the miniature makers, ALCOSO were the best and made the biggest sizes. This is their Luftwaffe sword, and is virtually identical to a full sized version! Only 9" in overall length, all the detail is there. Morocco leather covers the grip and scabbard, and there is even a tiny grip wire running around it. Used for many things, salesman samples, advertising gimmicks or just plain letter openers. This one has probably been used as the latter as there is some wear to the grip leather where it's been used so much. All metal fittings are nickel plated. Detail to the pommel and crossguard swastikas is very good. Both scabbard rings are present. The blade is a normal stiletto type and nickel plated. The ALCOSO trademark of a set of scales and the company name are etched into the blade.
MINIATURE THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER WITH COMMORATIVE BLADE. This is a super 7.5” Horster sized Third Reich navy miniature dagger, with original knot and comemorative named blade to the WW2 U-boat captain Gunther Prien. He commanded U47 and was the first U-boat Captain in the Kriegsmarine to receive the Knights Cross. This miniature is virtually mint, with all the fire gilt. It has a nice orange coloured grip and small silver miniature portapee. The pommel has a tiny eagle and swastika. The blade is a stiletto type and is etched on one side with Gunther Prien’s name in gothic letters. Very neat little miniature.
MINT '33 SS MAN'S DAGGER - BY AN UNKNOWN RZM MAKER 807/37- WITH HANGER. What a beautiful dagger this is! Has remained untouched and unscathed and is therefore in virtually mint condition overall. This is by the yet to be identified maker, with the RZM code of 807/37. There are ony two years this dagger seems to have been made by this company as there are only 2 RZM codes 807/36 and 807/37. I have had the 1936 dated dagger before, but I have never had the 1937 dated one. Crossguards are slightly thicker than others, standard for this maker, they are heavily nickel plated. Black wood grip is near perfect. SS button is chip free and the eagle in the centre is a probably a nickel variety. Scabbard retains 99.99% of the original factory black paint, which in this case the factory applied over a anodised surface. Scabbard fittings are perfect. There is a nice black leather hanger attached to the scabbard ring, with a RZM marked clip. Scabbard lower ball is dent free. The blade on this piece matches the condition of the rest of the dagger and is stone MINT. All the original factory crossgrain remains, along with very crisply etched letters in the motto. The reverse of the blade has the SS runes in a circle and then underneath 807/37 and underneath all of them, the RZM symbol in a circle. A VERY nice dagger indeed. Produced in 1937 so has the quality of the early daggers still, which the efficiency of the RZM control. One day we will find out who had this RZM code, and a name will be allocated to all of these.
MINT , EARLY TYPE RLB BEVO ARMBAND. An exceptional conditioned RLB armband with the early woven insignia. This consists of the RLB star with the smaller swastika underneath. This was changed later on to the later badge with more promanent swastika. Made of dark blue cotton,the insignia is woven into the fabric in a method we now call BEVO. Done in cream/black/white cotton on the blue background. The reverse has the makers details and town ‘Wuppertal’ also in BEVO. Complete armband is in mint condition. Perfect to display with a RLB dagger, or a prime example if you collect armbands.
MINT 23cm BULLION DAGGER KNOT. Used on a variety of daggers, 2nd Patt Luftwaffe, 1st. Luftwaffe and TENO officers, to name but 3. This bullion knot is in mint condition. Has been on a dagger at some time, but ready to go on yours now. Short 23cm type in lovely silver bullion. No wear or fraying.
MINT CONDITION 42cm BULLION KNOT STILL WITH SHOP PRICE TAG! Acquired in Germany along with another original knot, this 42cm bullion knot, would have been used on the army dagger, Red Cross Officer and of course SS chained amongst others. However, this one has remained in the 'as found' state and is still tied together with cotton and has the original paper shop price tag around it. Not much more I can say as it's in unissued condition! A great addition to a mint dagger in a display.
MINT CONDITIONED 1st Pattn. LUFTWAFFE BY HORSTER-ALUMINIUM VERSION. I must admit when I find one of these daggers in this condition, I am sorely tempted to keep it, as they just don't turn up very frequently. This is a beautifully preserved, brushed aluminium version of the 1st Luftwaffe dagger. Aluminium was effectively a 'new metal' in the 1930's and using it to make daggers was certainly a different route. Helbeig used it to make the DLV Flyers dagger and it looked great! This Luftwaffe piece, is in virtual mint condition with 100% of the gilding left on the 4 swastikas, and bright aluminium fittings throughout. The grip and scabbard leather are virtually undamaged (few tiny scuffs) and retain the original colour. The mint, bright nickel plated blade again is in perfect condition, with the HORSTER logo etched into the surface. You would be hard pressed to upgrade this example.
MINT EXAMPLE - 1936 NSKK CHAINED OFFICERS DAGGER BY RZM M7/12. Up until 1936, the NSKK, like the SS, carried the '33 pattern dagger. All ranks had these. From then on, officer ranks in the SS and NSKK carried a specific dagger just for them. The basic dagger has a set of chains added along with a new middle fitting and revised scabbard rings. The rest of the dagger remained the same. Some earlier daggers had 'field upgrades' with the addition of a purchased new chain. However, if you were issued or purchased a dagger from 1936, this is how they were. This particular example is absolutely wonderful, and has been preserved in mint to near mint condition. All of the original nickel plating is present on every metal fitting, including the chain. There is NO evidence of oxidisation anywhere. The only place is some discoloration to the steel tang nut, on one side! They are prone to this happening where the wood grip touches the crossguards, but absolutely nothing here. The grip is a lovely piece of mahogany coloured wood. The grip eagle is perfect and is nickel. Scabbard has 100% of the original factory gloss paint, with just a tiny bit of ageing in one small place at the back, just to prove it's over 70 years old. The factory paint was applied directly to the bare metal, and in order to make it adhere, the metal surface was roughly crossgrained. You can see this process if you look closely at the paint surface. The chain is again in wonderful condition. It has the commonly found 4 upper links and 5 lower ones. The 'mobile' swastika design and the NSKK eagle in a circle are found on alternate links. On the reverse, the links nearest the top clip are stamped with 'Masterschutz NSKK Korpsfuhrung' on one side and the makers stamp of RZM M5/8 on the other. This is the RZM mark for the most famous of accessory manufacturers FW Assmann & Sohne. The blade is in the same condition as the rest of the dagger. In mint condition with 100% crossgrain and all burnishing in the motto letters. The reverse of the blade has the RZM circle and the RZM code M7/12 for Max Weyersberg. A picture of this dagger appears in their catalogue. A fantastic dagger in near perfect condition. Would be virtually impossible to upgrade, in my opinion.
MINT LAND CUSTOMS DAGGER WITH MINT HANGERS AND KNOT. This is a superb dagger in mint condition. Made by WKC, this Land Customs dagger has it all! This is an all aluminium example and every part looks as though it was made yesterday, the condition is that good. Pommel has the laurel leaves running around the edge, dark green leather grip with 'springy' aluminium wire wrap. Perfect crossguard with the 'upswept' wings of the customs service. There is an original aluminium bullion knot, tied I the correct manner. Again is mint condition. Scabbard leather is again in perfect condition and is dark green. The aluminium fittings for top, middle and bottom display no wear. Blade is the normal army stiletto type with the WKC logo etched to the top. Accompanying this dagger are the original hanging straps. A superb set with green bullion fronts with the twin green lines running the length. Rich kelly green velvet backs are in perfect condition. All fittings are aluminium and the buckles feather the laurel leaves again. A really, really nice customs dagger here. Another wonderful example from the collection recently purchased.
MINT NSDAP PARTY ARMBAND WITH RZM LABEL. Part of a few items from a recent house clearance in Hertfordshire, this is a wartime souvenir. An unissued and unworn party type armband. Never been stitched together and has been stored and folded up for 70 years. The colours are as bright as the day it was made! This is an earlier type and is made of red wool backing with applied white circle with black moire swastika. There is one small moth nip to one side of the wool as a result of storage. Stuck to the reverse is the original paper RZM label in mint condition. This was obviously taken from a shop or factory.
MINT RED CROSS HEWER WITH FROG AND BLUE/SILVER KNOT. A Red Cross hewer with everything! It's always been a hefty dagger and you get a lot for your money. This hewer has everything, condition and all accessories. The nickel plated surfaces to the hilt and scabbard are all perfect, with great detail to the Red Cross eagle on the Crossguard lozenge. Black chequered grip plates are perfect. Scabbard has all of the original black factory paint. There is an original black leather Red Cross carrying frog, which has a 'H' stamped to the reverse. (these frogs are unique to this hewer and fit nothing else) Tied around the upper frog is a Red Cross bullion parade knot. Flat bullion straps have twin blue lines running the length and the bullion ball is interspaced with blue and silver cord. The blade is stone mint, has all nickel plated surface and razor sharp sawback edge. Red Cross daggers, both mans and officers, do not have makers marks on their blades. Underneath the crossguard lozenge, this is stamped 'GES GESCHUTZ' (patent pending) A REALLY nice example of this type of dagger.
MOST INTERESTING PERIOD DAGGER/BAYONET LEATHER HANGER. I have seen hangers like this before, they are meant to slip over a bayonet scabbard or similar. Fantastically well made, definitely factory, not privately made. I have shown it on a bayonet scabbard, just to put it into context. It's one of the smaller carbine type bayonet scabbards, but this is also the same size as the smaller, narrow Police bayonet scabbards. Fits perfectly on each. Consists of the two fixed leather loops that fit either side of the bayonet lug. There is a strog support spine and at the top is a sturdy grip retaining strap. This has an aluminium 'button' that holds it closed. Very similar to the TENO dagger strap button. It even has a little strip of leather to protect the grip from the back of the button! Would look very good on a nice police bayonet or similar.
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.
MOST UNUSUAL THIRD REICH ERA FORESTRY/LUFTSCHUTZ ARMBAND. I think the Forestry organisation have used their ingenuity here, and made use of an existing armband! On one side of this green cotton armband is the black printer 'L'. This designates it as a LUFTSHUTZ AUXILLARY member/worker. On the OTHER side and beautifully hand screen printed, is a large oakleaf in tan and either side are the letters J & K. So the owner could have had a dual role, in the Luftschutz and a Forestry member, or they have just used up a spare Luftschutz armband! Whatever reason, it's a very neat thing.
NEAR MINT RED CROSS MAN'S HEWER WITH FROG AND BULLION/BLUE KNOT. This Red Cross dagger is in absolutely beautiful condition. I have kept one in my own collection for MANY years and this one is equally as good. The nickel plated fittings are all in perfect condition, bright an clear with no lifting or tarnish. The scabbard paint is all original and is 99% complete with just a few minor age chips. Superb scabbard. There is an original to the piece black leather frog. Red Cross frogs are unique to these daggers, don't fit anything else. This one has the aluminium rivets and is stamped on the reverse with . Wrapped around the frog is a flat silver bullion dress knot with twin blue lines. These knots are attributed to this red cross dagger, and I my one has one of these too. This is a most uncommon knot to find, you never see one for sale on their own. The blade on this dagger is stone mint. Has a very tight fit into the scabbard. Retains 100% perfect finish with all original crossgrain polish. Very sharp sawback edge. A wonderful example of a Red Cross hewer, very difficult to upgrade.
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 PERFECT-MINT LUFTWAFFE SWORD BY HÖRSTER. This really is a lovely example of the ALUMINIUM Luftwaffe parade sword by E.F. Hörster. Pommel and crossguard have 100% of the gilded swastikas! Nothing missing, nothing faded. Beautiful honey coloured gilding. Grip leather is like new, perfect colour with one TINY blemish. Grip wire is perfect ‘springy’ aluminium twist. Scabbard has matching colour leather, again with near perfect surface. One TINY blemish which has been period covered. Aluminium scabbard fittings are perfect. There is an integral crescent hanger in leather, attached to the scabbard tings. Blade is nickel plated and 26 3/4” in length. Blade has no nicks or damage. There are couple of very minor finger smudges but overall 98% mint. The Hörster logo is etched int the blade surface alongside a tiny stamped ‘stick bird’ Waffanampt inspection mark. A lovely sword.
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 1st PATTN. LUFTWAFFE DAGGER BY EICKHORN. A very good, but not mint example of a 1st Luftwaffe dagger with all nickel fittings etc. Its made by the quality maker EICKHORN, the blade has the trademark used from around 1935 to about 1941. As the fittings on this dagger are all nickel, I would judge this to have been made quite early on, in 1935, before materials changed. Dagger has very nice age patina, especially to the hilt and pommel. The brass swastikas on both are still very clear and seem to have the remains of the gilded finish. Original leather to the grip with triple wire wrap. Wire loose in some places, but all there. Scabbard has dark blue leather covering and again solid nickel fittings, including a lovely solid nickel chain and belt clip. Chain has 8 upper rings and 13 lower ones. All scabbard screws are present. Blade is nice and bright, and has the original blue pebbled leather buffer. Blade has been polished over the years, so no evidence of original crossgrain polish. This is a steel blade, not plated so would just have been finished to a high luster, similar to as it is now. A bit of staining around and near the crossguard, but no pitting or damage. A decent Luftwaffe dagger, not unreasonably priced.
NICE 3 PIECE SA DAGGER HANGER FOR RZM ERA DAGGER. This is a nice brown leather 3-piece hanger for the SA or NSKK dagger. Consists of the normal short hanger with snub nosed clip which is OLC stamped as well as the RZM stamp and code M5/71. The leather strap is also stamped with the RZM number and code L2/60/41. It has a good belt loop with D ring and rarest of all, the small grip strap/loop that went around the top part of the dagger. A nice combination. Would look ideal on RZM period dagger. All leather in good, serviceable condition.
NICE EARLY SA BY ROBERT HERDER WITH WINDMILL LOGO. A very decent example of an early SA '33 man's dagger. This is a very uncommon maker and consists of a nice 'windmill' etched into the blade surface. This is a nice early piece and has all of the attributes associated with that period. Lovely hardwood grip with enamel SA button, the grip eagle is very unusual and is slightly larger that most other types found. An early type perhaps? Completely original to the piece and identical in shape and form, just a few % larger! Nickel fittings have a nice patina to them and the lower Crossguard is Gau marked Nrh for Niederrhein district, in North West Germany. Scabbard has all of the original brown finish to the surface and one minor 'pimple' to the front surface. Really nice looking scabbard. Blade has all of the original crossgrain polish and all of the blackening to the letters. However, where the scabbard runners have rested on the blade, there must have been some moisture sometime between them and its marked it's way into the surface on those 4 points. A most unusual SA dagger, of quite early vintage in my opinion, with a rare maker. With the slight blade imperfections, priced accordingly.
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, 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 ALL WOOL PARTY ARMBAND. A great example of a quality 3 piece, NSDAP armband. Worn by a huge cross section of SA, NSDAP, and other political parties. The main body is red wool construction with applied white circle and then the black swastika. Centre and swastika are made from the ribbed 'moiré' heavy cotton material. Partial remains of the paper RZM label that was stuck inside originally. Armband is in mint condition with no damage and bright colours to all cloth. Has not been issued or worn and the edges not sewn together.
NSDAP PARTY DONATION TIN WITH LEAD SEAL. Used by party volunteers to collect donations in the street or at rallies etc. These red tins were officially issued and allocated to the different areas or Gau’s. This one is for Gau Westmark which was in the west of Germany, Saarbruchen area. A slot in the top for coins and a hole for paper money. The original lead seal and cord is tied through the lid catch. Maker marked to the underside M. Westerman &Co Ruhr. Most unusual to find complete. Ideal to go with an SA collection, especially if you have a SA dagger with the same Gau mark.
NSFK FLIERS KNIFE WITH HANGER. These daggers are always popular with collectors. I think because of their size and design. A pre-cursor of the 1st Luftwaffe but has the same downswept Medieval looking crossguard. The DLV/NSFK were formed basically to get aroind the restriction put on Germany by the Treaty of Versailles. It banned them from forming a military force, so an ‘informal’ volunteer flying organisation was formed. The DLV (Deutch Luft Verband). This then became the NSFK (National Socialist Flying Korps) and then the Luftwaffe. I have learnt a bit more about these flying knives and their construction. Early ones were all nickel, with heavy cast crossguard etc. The company as well as making early nickel ones, experimented and made one totally out of aluminium. They were the ONLY company to do this. However, there was another company who made the NSFK flyers knives out of a lightweight alloy and nickel plated them. They look identical to an early piece until you compare the weight. The pommel and crossguard were made of this, the scabbard fittings were made of steel and nickel plated. They still used dark blue leather to cove the grips and scabbard. The blades are always totally plain, devoid of a makers mark and there is no DLV or Nsfk stamping on the scabbard throat OR the little letter’K’ sometimes seen on the end of the crossguard arm. As these daggers have no maker on the blade, their origin remains a mystery. THIS flyers knife is one of those. It exhibits all of the features I have described above and has signs of quite prolonged use. Nickel plated fittings on the hilt etc are near perfect but the plating has rubbed and worn thin through use on the scabbard. The enamel swastikas on the crossguard are perfect. The dark blue leather on the grip is fine with no damage or wear. The scabbard leather has worn through on the bottom edge, handling wear or rubbing against a uniform. The integral single hanger is attached to the scabbard ring and is quite worn but perfectly intact with steel snap clip. The blade on this example is in near mint condition, but as described, perfectly plain with no maker. Overall a very good looking dagger and one fir the ‘type’ collector out there. This type of Fliers knife is as unique as the aluminium version. Would be nice to know who made then though!!! I have also priced it very reasonably to reflect its uniqueness and condition.
ONE OF THE FIRST DAGGER REFERENCE BOOKS FROM 1972. Published in America in 1972 by Delta Press, this 24 page booklet was one of the first attempts to identify and catalogue Third Reich edged weapons for collectors. Hand drawn black and white images of all the basic daggers and swords. It shows you how far we have come, but this booklet is now collectible in its own right.
ORIGINAL AND VERY AFFORDABLE 1936 SS CHAINED DAGGER. Perhaps one of the most desirable and collected of all daggers. This is a very decent 1936 SS officers chained dagger, manufacturered in the RZM period. The hilt fittings are of the grey alloy material and then nickel plated (in the same way as SS man's and SA daggers of the same period). The plating is very good with just a little wear or thinning to the edges nearest the wood grip. Black wood grip, probably ebony, has no splits or edge chipping. There is a decent SS runes button with a little wear to one edge. The grip eagle is nickel silver. There is a little chipping to one edge, but the eagle seems to be completely original to the piece. Scabbard is an anodised variety and still has lots of lacquer evident over the black surface. The central scabbard mount is attached by 2 screws, correct for an anodised surface (painted scabbards have one screw) There is a nice Type I chain and fitments. Chain is nickel plated over steel. Top belt clip etc is also steel. Chain is deeply stamped with the SS 'Kulturzeichen' or SS runes in a box. on the short chain nearest the dagger. Blade is a textbook plain , no maker example. The SS motto is very clear. Blade has been cleaned and polished over the years so has lost the original crossgrain polish, but is still very bright and collectable. No edge damage, no nicks, not sharpened. A well presented example that won't break the bank.
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 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 POLICE BAYONET/SWORD KNOT-LEATHER STRAPPING. A lovely conditioned, Third Reich Police sword portepee or bayonet knot. Suitable for both, but usually found on the bayonet, wrapped around the frog. In near perfect condition, this has the leather type strapping with the silver/red woven lines running up it. The bullion ball consists of interspersed silver and green threads, with solid green stuffing at the base of the ball. A nice knot waiting to go on an equally nice bayonet.
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.
PERFECT BROWN BAYONET FROG WITH REGIMENTAL PORTEPEE. Part of a small collection of accessories purchased recently. This is a lovely , perfect, brown leather bayonet frog for the K98 parade bayonet. Tied around it, and it's been there for years as it's 'frozen' in place, is a regimental portepee. The strap is green leather and the ball is cream and white with a yellow stem and a yellow slider. People better than me will work out exactly what this represents company/regiments etc! The whole ensemble is in perfect condition and ready to slip straight on your parade bayonet. Would be IDEAL fo a mint conditioned ETCHED parade bayonet, with regimental dedication.
PERFECT CONDITION 23cm BULLION DAGGER PORTEPEE. Whilst this should be one of the most common of portepees, trying to find a REAL original one in perfect condition, is pretty difficult. Used primarily on the 2nd. Patty. Luftwaffe dagger, was also used on the 1st. Patty. and TENO Officers, amongst others. In lovely condition. Has been on a dagger at some time. If you need one for your near mint or mint dagger, this is for you.
PERFECT SET OF RAD OFFICERS LEATHER HANGERS. A very elusive set of hangers to find, not supposed to be terribly rare, but I just don’t see nice original hangers for sale anywhere. These are a lovely set, finished in the normal tan brown leather with aluminium buckles, lower clips and slides. (There are some ‘de-luxe’ variations with metal swing tops and different lower clips, but these are even harder to locate) However, 99% of RAD Officers hangers are like these. The top clip/fitting is very wide and is made of nickel and also stamped with the ‘A’ for the Assmann accessory company. Leather straps themselves are in great condition with no cracking or damage and still nice and supple.
PERFRCT SMALLER TYPE BROWN LEATHER BAYONET FROG. A choice example of this hard to find accessory. This is in lovely brown leather so will be associated with the Luftwaffe. This is most probably a frog for the elusive Luftwaffe Forestry bayonet. I have pictured one fir comparison. Can obviously also be used for a smaller sized Luftwaffe dress bayonet. Leather is perfect, super colour and has obviously been on a weapon st some tome.
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 MAKER OF HJ KNIVES EP&S WITH MOTTO. This is an example of one of the rarest and most saught after examples of HJ knives. ERNST PACK & SONNE. Before the complete standardisation of HJ knives by the RZM, companies tried slightly different designs to attract customers. HJ knives were made as early as 1934/35 and all had the motto ‘Blut unt Ehre’ etched on the blade until 1938, when it was discontinued. Thus is a really early HJ knife with EP&S ‘extras’. It’s slightly bigger, the pommel is shaped like a birds beak (like a dress bayonet), the grip plates are attached by the EP&S off centre rivets, and are also detachable. The hilt is steel and nickel plated. The blade has no riccasso. Motto etched to one side, reverse has the stamped EP&S trademark and Ges.Gesch (patent pending). This dagger shows some useage wear and blade has some edge sharpening. Motto is very clear and rest of dagger is excellent. In my 40 years of collecting and dealing, thus is only the 3rd one if these I have had, and I have had a LOT of HJ knives. If you collect these by maker or just want a rare and unusual example, don’t hesitate.
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!
PERSONALISED 2nd LUFTWAFFE DAGGER WITH HANGERS. This Alcoso Luftwaffe dagger has been personalised by the original owner. His name 'MEISSNER' has been hand engraved in beautiful script, along the middle section of the blade. It's always possible that this Luftwaffe officer could be researched, as so many of the records are obtainable now. This Alcoso dagger has a white celluloid over wood grip, and blue grey fittings. The scabbard is in near perfect condition with no damage and nearly al the original finish. Blade has the later 'sideways' Alcoso trademark, with tiny scales next to the company name. Blade is in very nice condition, with just a couple of minor age smudges with needle sharp point. The grip has a single piece of twisted wire running around it. There are 2 very small surface cracks to the celluloid around the pommel at the back, but nothing missing. There are a very nice set of Luftwaffe hanging straps which still have a lot of the dull gilt finish to the buckles etc. Grey cloth fronts and velvet backings are in very good order. A very nice personalised dagger with the possibilities of research.
POLICE NCO'S PARADE SWORD + KNOT BY KREBS. This is an untouched and uncleaned Police NCO's parade sword by the very desirable maker PETER DAN. KREBS. Their trademark logo is a lobster in a square and they are mostly famous for making SS Officers (and NCO's) swords too. The quality of their workmanship is superb, and they made the Police swords in the same manner as they made the SS ones. As with the SS swords, this Police one has the SS inspection stamping on the scabbard throat and also under the crossguard. This has quite a grubby nickel plated hilt, but if desired would clean up well. There is an original Police portepee/knot tied around the hilt, and it looks to have been there for a very long time. The grip is dark wood, painted black and a lot of the original paint is still present. NCO's swords usually have a flat aluminium police eagle inset deeply into the grip. This type of sword does not have grip wire. Scabbard has it's original black paint and has no damage or bends. The blade is in lovely condition, has the usual matt type finish. No discernible damage. Overall the sword is 37 " long, and the blade measures 29". A decent, used example of a Police sword with a very nice maker.
POLICE OFFICERS PARADE SWORD BY KREBS! I have not had a decent police sword for a while and in the same month I have bought two of them BOTH BY THE SAME MAKER! so if you are looking for one of each, here is a great opportunity to have a pair Officers and NCO's by the same maker!! This is a very nice example, with nickel plated fittings in great condition. Officers swords are slightly different as they have grip wire and a bigger, better police badge on the grip. (they are officers after all!) The scabbard also has a separate nickel plated chape to the bottom, whereas the NCO's have an integral steel drag. Grip is nice with much original black paint. Police eagle badge is a coppery colour as it's lost the silver plating they all once had. Scabbard throat and underneath crossguard have the stamped SS inspection marks and this sword has it's original white leather blade buffer. Blade is in near perfect condition and has the matt type finish. The Krebs logo of the lobster is deeply stamped into the reverse riccasso. As in the previous description Krebs are renown for they workmanship and make some of the best SS swords around. The Police ones are of a similar quality. Scabbard has original paint and is damage free. The sword measures 37.5 " overall and the lovely blade is 31 " long.
PORTEPEE/KNOTS FOR THIRD REICH POLICE BAYONET. A good, original example of the knot used on the Third Reich police bayonets. Suitable for any of the bayonets used by the police from 1933-45, either short or long, with and without clamshells. Cloth strap with red and silver lines, green and silver ball. Has been on a bayonet. I have several of these.
PRUSSIAN/THIRD REICH SHORT CLAMSHELL POLICE BAYONET I have had a few very nice police bayonets recently and this is anither type. As I have mentioned before, collecting the many variation of bayonets used by the German Police, is a fascinating subject,and a great collection can be made on just thus subject alone. This is a smaller, probably Officers clamshell bayonet from around 1932-33. It carries the pre-Third Reich Prussian service nickel badge on the grip. Thus was rapidly changed in 1933-34 to include a swastika on the eagles breast and it carried lightening bolts in one claw. After that the police badge was changed completely to the oval oakleaves type with eagle and swaz in the center. So this is quite a unique bayonet in the time period. The police continued to carry the earlier bayonets throughout the Third Reich period, as proven in period photographs as well as the addition of Third Reich knots etc (as this one has). Bayonet is in super condition with heavily nickel silvered fittings. Great detail to the hilt casting and clamshell details. Nice thin and dainty stag grips with the Prussian 6 sided badge. Scabbard fitting in perfect condition with nice black leather body. The ORIGINAL smaller and thinner black leather frog is present and this has a Third Reich era red/silver knot tied around it. Blade is nickel plated and in excellent, mirror like finish. Leather blade buffer present. Riccasso is deeply stamped with maker’ PAUL WEYERSBERG & CO. SOLINGEN. An exceeding nice EARLY police sidearm.
RAD HEWER BY EICKHORN-ONE OF THE NICEST I HAVE HAD. A very heavy, large and impressive dagger. This RAD hewer is in beautiful condition and is made by the Eickhorn company. The exterior metal parts still have all of the original slightly dull finish that the Eickhorn company used. Looking at the etched blade trademark, this dagger was produced between 1936 and 1941. After that Eickhorn changed the typoe of trademark they used. A super set of stag grips on a perfect hilt. The artificial blackening process they used to highlight all the details is still there. Gives it an 'antique' look. The scabbard is 100% intact, with no chips or bumps. The original black gloss paint is all present. The lower scabbard fitting, which has all the RAD detailing on it, is in perfect condition, with no dents to the edge. Amazing! Blade is the huge bowie slab type. RAD motto is etched on one side, the other has the Eickhorn 1936-41 squirrel and the RADJ in a triangle. Impressive dagger indeed!
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 AND ELUSIVE LUFTWAFFE FORESTRY BAYONET. This is a premium example of the Luftwaffe Forestry bayonet. A strange sidearm as it's not a bayonet at all, but a knife with a stag grip and carbine type blade, but no means of attaching to a rifle at all! Carried by members of the Luftwaffe divisions, under the command of Goering, who was a huge hunting association/forestry follower. . These 'bayonets' are all identical and all made by the same company.Luftwaffe Forestry contingents. Blade is deeply stamped with the distributor one side WAFFEN-LOESCHE BERLIN. The reverse riccasso is plain on this one (not unusual) but they are made by Anton Wigen Chromolit-Besteckfabrik company. Beautifully shaped stag grips which are held in place with 3 removable bolts. Steel crossguard. Black steel scabbard with 100% black paint. A near mint piece.
RARE DOUBLE ETCHED 'MEMORY OF MY SERVICE TIME' SHORT DRESS BAYONET - BY HOLLER. This is a QUALITY and rare short dress bayonet with the blades etched BOTH sides, one with 'Memory of my Service Time' and on the reverse, a superb Infantry scene with machine gun crew, a tank and closed wing eagle and swastika. Described in the Wayne Tychet's excellent etched bayonet book as 'scarce', and I certainly have not had this etch for a long time. It is shown in the original Holler sales catalogue as Infantry D201. The blade is absolutely beautiful with the deep etchings both sides, and the condition is MINT. Holler trademark appears on the riccasso. The rest of the bayonet is also in superb condition, with all of the nickel plating on the crossguard and pommel. The rifle slot still has the original red felt plug inserted. Nice chequered grips with no damage. Scabbard is dent free and has 95% of the original black paint. Double etched bayonets are pretty rare, and this particular etch is not easy to find. A great addition to your collection. These sell for around $1400 in the US....this one is a little more reasonable.
RARE EICKHORN LUFTWAFFE SHORT DRESS BAYONET WITH FLAK DECORATED POMMEL! I have to be honest here, I don't think I have ever had the pleasure of offering one of these before on my listing.Amongst the many options Eickhorn offered, etched blades, special finishes, etc etc. They also offered 6 different pommel designs for their parade bayonet. These designs were beautifully HAND Finished onto the bayonet pommel. The designs offered are shown in the Eickhorn catalogue and consist of a Wehrmacht closed wing eagle, crossed rifles infantry, cannon for artillery (army), Luftwaffe eagle for Flieger, scull and tank for panzer and THIS one 'anti-aircraft gun with oak leaves for Luftwaffe Flak. The this is a beautiful example of a short dress bayonet with perfect nickel plated hilt, pommel and crossguard. Black chequered grips. There is a nice BROWN leather Luftwaffe frog with a coloured portepee denoting division, platoon etc. Scabbard is black painted and perfect. Blade is also near mint and short carbine style and of course has the STAMPED post 1938 Eickhorn squirrel. A really super bayonet, and I have shown pictures of it against the page in the Eickhorn catalogue showing all the designs. A VERY rare bayonet here.
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 LUFTWAFFE FORESTRY BAYONET AND FROG-MINT CONDITION. These are unique little 'bayonet', although not a bayonet at all, as they cannot be fixed to a rifle. Not a huge amount is known about them, apart from the facts they are all made by the same company and were issued to Luftwaffe Forestry contingents. Blade is deeply stamped with the distributor one side WAFFEN-LOESCHE BERLIN and the reverse with the C.h. A.W. This stands for the Anton Wigen Chromolit-Besteckfabrik company. Beautifully shaped stag grips which are held in place with removable bolts. Steel crossguard. Black steel scabbard with 100% black paint. A really nice small type black frog. Blade on these pieces are carbine style with a top false edge. This one is in mint condition with 100% nickle plating etc. A really nice example of a scarce 'bayonet'. These fetch over $2000 in the US, so buy it here!
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 SOLID GREEN KNOT FOR FORESTRY OR SHOOTING DAGGER. This knot is absolutely correct for either a Subordinate Forestry cutlass (with stag grips) or the equally rare Shooting Association cutlass/dagger. The ball is solid green woven material, as is the green strap. Has been on a dagger at some time, so shows a bit of wear. If you are looking to complete either of these daggers in your collection, here is the knot for you. Really hard 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,
RARE THIRD RIECH NAVAL 'DIE GOSCH' FLAG. Effectively a Third Reich National flag with red background and a white circle with swastika centre. Measures 1.0m x 1.7m. It's made of the normal, quite rough cotton fabric, that most of the Third Reich larger flags are made from. 'Die Gosch' means prow or mast in German so IN PORT this flag would have been flown instead of a battle flag. The word 'GOSCH' in heavily printed along the white linen hem, along with the size 1.0 x 1.7. At the other end there is an ink stamp for the manufacturer, but it's difficult to read. The flag is complete with the sewn-in lanyard rope. There are a few age/moth holes on the flag, due to time and storage, but nothing bad or serious. In the white circle of the flag, the soldier/sailor who bought this back as a souvenir, has written his name in old ink. It reads 'Alfred Guy' and is in nice period slanted writing. A possible research project, but the name is quite common. A nice, personalised touch though.
RARE ‘PIONEER’ LONG DRESS BAYONET BY WKC. I was lucky enough to be offered three of these unusual examples at the last big fair I attended. The type and form of dress bayonet is commonly referred to as the ‘Pioneer’ type. To date no period reference has been uncovered to actually associate them as such, and it’s much more likely it was just a design variation. It appears in major manufacturers catalogues but just designated with a number. I have shown a page from the exact WKC catalogue.It appears in the WKC one as No.91 and is this EXACT BAYONET!. The design was not popular and didn’t sell well, so has therefore become a rare commodity on the collecting market. This one is in near mint condition throughout. All the nickel plating is 100% with no wear. The blade is stone mint. It is a carbine type blade with a false top edge, very unusual for a long dress bayonet blade. It seems to have had a frog at some time as it’s rubbed the scabbard paint a little. Other than that, this is a perfect bayonet. Personally I love the design, very streamlined! I will supply copy of the page in the WKC catalogue as it's a great reference to go with the bayonet.
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RED CROSS MAN'S DAGGER -NICELY RESTORED. A standard Red Cross man's dagger but this has been sympathetically restored in the following ways. All metal parts, which are usually finished in a mid-grey coating, have been properly nickel plated. The scabbard has also received a coat of new black gloss paint. It actually looks quite good, and certainly different. The blade is a standard finish and in very nice order, with razor sharp teeth to the sawback edge. I would imagine if this went into an auction, no one would be the wiser and it would sell for between the £400-£500 mark. You opportunity to buy a real example, but 'blinged up' and very reasonable!!
RED CROSS OFFICERS DAGGER COMPLETE! HANGERS AND KNOT. A favourite dagger of mine, especially when complete with the correct knot and hangers. Dagger itself is in near perfect condition with a lovely yellow grip and 99% of the bright nickel plating over all of the metal surfaces. Blade is a stiletto type with central spine. It is in near mint condition, with just one small lightfinger smudge. No sharpening or nicks. Original leather blade buffer. Red Cross daggers both officers and mans never have a makers mark. Tied around the grip in the ‘Red Cross fashion’ is a nice 42cm bullion knot. Attached to the scabbard rings are a near mint set of Red Cross hangers. These are in mouse grey with plain oval buckles etc Twin red lines running the length of the hangers and perfect mouse grey velvet backings. Thus is a REALLY nice complete rig. Would be difficult to upgrade.
RED CROSS OFFICERS DAGGER- ORANGE GRIP. This is a good looking Red Cross Officers dagger as the nickel plated fittings have gathered some patina and contrast well with the orange grip. No evidence of plate lifting anywhere. This dagger has never been apart, and no one has tried to take it apart as the unique pommel nut/screw is untouched. The scabbard has plain bands but the hanger suspension holes are ROUND. For years the differences between the square holes and round holes have been attributed to one being Red Cross the other being Social Welfare. In my opinion this is complete rubbish! Such a small, subtle difference would not differentiate between the two. The difference is purely down to alternative designs from different manufacturers-nothing more. It's the HANGERS that distinguish between the two services. RED Cross hangers have the oval buckles and red lines in the cloth. SOCIAL WELFARE have rectangular buckles and grey weave hangers. Simple! The rest of this dagger is nice, with a very clean blade, no damage and all of the plating intact. Seems to be no dents or damage to the scabbard body either. A good, solid, RED CROSS/SOCIAL WELFARE dress dagger.
REGIMENTAL DRESS BAYONET KNOT. This is a near mint bayonet knot for use on the K98 dress bayonet. Worn on parade and ceremonial occasions, these brightly coloured knots or portepee, designated the regiment and unit by the combination of colours. Red/blue/grey Looks great on a mint bayonet.
REGIMENTAL DRESS BAYONET KNOT. This is a near mint bayonet knot for use on the K98 dress bayonet. Worn on parade and ceremonial occasions, these brightly coloured knots or portepee, designated the regiment and unit by the combination of colours. cream/green/grey Looks great on a mint bayonet.
REICH PARTY DAY SOUVENIR HUNTING KNIFE-PUMA. This little knife is shown in one of Tom Johnsons 'Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich' on page 159 Vol 4. It is exactly the same, apart from THIS knife does not have the eagle and swastika on the blade or a date. Both knives are identical and made by PUMA. My little dagger is a beauty, with stag grip and mirror bright blade. Deeply etched into the surface is the coat of arms for Nuremberg and 'Reichsparteitag' in gold lettering above it. The blade is serial numbered No 6311 and on the reverse has the PUMA Solingen makers name and along the blade 'PUMA Sportmesser'. These knives and ones similar were sold as souvenirs at the various rallies at Nuremberg etc. This one is not dated, so could have been available for sale at most of them! The original brown leather scabbard is in excellent condition. The PUMA trademark of a PUMA's head in a square is embossed into the leather. At the lower edge of the scabbard it has a metal reinforcing strip, which is also PUMA marked with the company catalogue number. A really neat little knife, really unusual to find.
REICHSDIENSTFLAG (SERVICE FLAG) 1.5x 2.5. A good sized Dienst flag in good condition. Measures 1.5m x 2.5m and is marked on the white cotton rope sleeve. No other makers marks. It has ‘CuxHaven’ hand written in ink also on the hem. This is the place where it was liberated from and is on the North German coast.iFlag has very good colours, seen flying edge and reinforced corners by the rope sleeve. There are a few age holes or small tears. Mainly from vermin/mouse when stored. A good quality display item.
RLB 1st. PATTERN MAN'S DAGGER. WKC. Like many other types of daggers, the RLB ones went through 'upgrades'. The Reichsluftschutzbund or RLB, were the official air raid protection group for the state. It was established by the then Air Minister, Herman Goring. The first pattern daggers were issued with the early RLB insignia on the grips. This consisted of a starburst with RLB letters in the middle and a small swastika underneath. The later or second pattern was introduced in 1938 and the badge was altered to have a large singe enamel swastika in the centre. Dagger is in excellent shape and the nickel plated alloy fittings are nearly perfect. The 1st Pattn RLB badge on the grip has lost 50% of the blue enamel in the lettering. Black ebony grip is fine with no damage. Scabbard retains ALL of the original factory paint and the integral single leather hanger is in place. The blade is virtually MINT with 100% of the factory crossgraining etc. As with MOST ex-factory daggers the manufacturers logo is underneath the eagle crossguard. I have noticed this 100's of times with untouched, direct purchase daggers, that have never been in collectors hands. The makers mark is UNDERNEATH the crossguard eagle! If seems us collectors like to see it and turn the blades around. Seems only to be on army and Luftwaffe gaggers though, and the odd RLB etc. I put this dagger back into the scabbard the other way around, ie backwards, and it does not sit properly, so it's been made to fit the scabbard as it is, so I would leave it. Overall a very pleasing dagger.
RLB OFFICER 2nd Pattn DAGGER WITH IT'S ORIGINAL STRAPS. I have been lucky enough to buy one of these earlier in the year, in virtually the same condition and by the same maker. They are a great looking dagger, with huge 'art deco' design overtones. This is a pretty uncleaned and untouched dagger, with patina to all the nickel silver fittings. Pommel crossguard and the scabbard fittings are all blackened with the patina. The leather covering on these daggers is actually very dark blue, nearly black. The covering to the grip and to the scabbard remains in very good, near perfect condition, with just very minor age bumps and scrapes. The RLB sunburst badge on the grip has ALL of the black enamel on the swastika, with no chipping! The blade on this piece is marked with the WEYERSBURG maker. Blade overall is in very good condition indeed, with 90% of the crossgrain polish present. There is a very small finger smudge on one side and a slightly larger one on the reverse. I have not attempted to polish these out, but I am sure with a little work they will almost disappear. Blade blue leather buffer is in place. Accompanying the dagger are the original set of blue/black leather hangers. Again the metal fittings have aged with patina, whilst the leather itself has remained remarkably intact. They were slightly dry when I got them, and all I have done is apply a little clear melatonian leather polish. Has worked a treat and the straps look fantastic and match the colour of the dagger scabbard leather. RLB hangers are quite unique in the fact they have no buckle holes, and the straps just stay in place with the buckles by friction. A really nice, complete RLB Officers rig. I purchased it reasonably so I have passed this on in the price asked.
RURAL POLICE - STAG GRIP BAYONET AND FROG BY WKC. Bayonet is a long bladed version, with evidence of being cut down from the Weimar period, when it had a clamshell too. Heavy nickel plated fittings. Dark brown leather scabbard. Dark brown leather frog. Stag grips with aluminium police eagle pinned through it. Evidence of one older grip rivet hole where grips were cut down. Blade is in good condition and looks very bright and clean, seems to have been polished well. WKC knight's head trademark on one side, the full company name on the other. There is a set of issue numbers on the top of the scabbard throat S.B. 6003, but the numbers have been erased from the bayonet crossguard completely. I think SB is for Shutzpolitzei Berlin, but I could be wrong. An interesting piece.
RZM M7/66 EICKHORN NSKK DOUBLE MARKED. factory issued. Along with the early SA daggers in this private collection, there were some good later examples made in the RZM period. This example is by Eickhorn and has the RZM circle with the code M7/68 along with the date of manufacture 1939. It also has the large etched Eickhorn squirrel below these marks. The crossguards are nickel plated over grey base metal and have a little plate lifting to the edges where they have reacted with the wood grip. This is evident to the upper and lower crosguards. Nice plain wood grip with alloy/grey grip eagle. Scabbard is factory painted black gloss paint and has 100% covering but has 'spidering' and surface undulations due to the age and reaction to the metal. The blade is in very good order. Blackening to the motto letters, it's been preserved in factory grease for 70+ years, evidence still remains, but the surface has been slightly affected by this in places and is a little grey and smudgy in some areas. Overall a very good example of a later. factory issued NSKK dagger.
SA DAGGER BY EICKHORN RZM 1939 WITH TRIPLE HANGER. This is a really nice example of a double marked RZMperiod SA dagger by Eickhorn. The plated fittings are virtually mint with no lifting. A perfect hardwood grip with SA button and grey metal grip eagle. The scabbard has ALL of the original factory paint. It’s interesting to see how they painted directly on to bare metal. The metal surface was horizontally roughened with tiny lines, this created a surface the paint could adhere to. You can see the lines beneath the paint! Both metal scabbard fittings are near perfect with just some slight age to them. There is a triple marching hanger attached to the scabbard ring. Consists of the short hanger with unmarked snap clip. The oval buckle is RZM marked on the under rim. There is a D ring leather belt hanger and attached to that is the rare smaller grip loop with snap popper. All seem completely period to this piece. Really completes a nice dagger. Blade is in near mint condition, with crossgrain polish and grey background to the letters. The post 1938 Eickhorn trademark appears on the reverse riccasso underneath the RZM circle and the M7/66 1939. A nice complete example and very difficult to find in this condition.
SA SINGLE SHORT DAGGERS HANGERS & TRIPLES. I have a number of the short, snub nosed, leather dagger hangers for the SA and NSKK daggers. I have both solid nickel varieties for the earlier dagger and the plated ones usually attached to the RZM period daggers. The RZM period hangers seem to all have RZM or maker marked clips and RZM stamps to the leather. I also have 2 sets of the triple hangers which incorporate the rare small leather loop that goes around the dagger grip. I have pictured all the ones available and they are priced from £70- 195 for the triple hangers. All are in good serviceable condition.
SAWBACK FIRE OFFICERS SHORT DRESS BAYONET & ORIGINAL FROG. To find a really nice sawback fire bayonet in this condition, is now really hard. This is by TIGER and has their logo on both sides of the blade. A tiger one side and the name the other. In really super condition, the short Fire bayonet was used by Fire Officers rather than Fire men who had the longer bayonet. The addition of the 'sawback' was a cost option and coast the owner more money. Nickle plated fittings are perfect, original black paint on the scabbard and it also has the ORIGINAL dark brown leather frog. The blade is virtually mint with all of the plating. The sawback edge is razor sharp! A really nice, and now quite scarce, dress bayonet. Nice thing!
SENIOR FORESTRY BULLION/GREEN DAGGER KNOT. This is the CORRECT portepee or knot which is worn on the hilt of the Senior Forestry Officials cutlass. Worn with the cream celluloid hilted cutlass and tied in the same way as a parade sword. These are hard originals to find and really complete a Forestry Cutlass. Silver bullion ball/acorn, with green bottom insert. Flat bullion strap has twin solid green lines running the length. Platted slide is twisted green/silver. In near perfect condition, has been on a dagger, but no wear or damage.
SENIOR FORESTRY BULLION/GREEN DAGGER KNOT. These are quite hard to find now, and a good, original one, even more so. These were tied to all varieties of the Senior Forestry 'D guard' cutlass. The ones with the cream celluloid or ivory coloured grips. They are tied in a similar way to a sword knot. A silver bullion flat strap with twin green lines running up the edges. A standard silver acorn ball with a green infill at the bottom. (quite often a Wehrmacht NCO's bayonet knot is attributed as 'Forestry', but the colours are the wrong way round so this is wrong). A very nice knot and will add that 'pazzaz' to a cutlass.
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 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.
SET/PAIR OF OLD REPRODUCTION NAVAL DAGGER HANGERS. These are a very decent set of the reproduction navy dagger hangers that were made in the 1980's. They contain some real parts, but other than that are made to look the part. With original set fetching around £300, this is a good alternative to display. Fabric and velvet backs, brass snap clips and gilded buckles.
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 BLACK HANGER FOR SS ‘33 DAGGER. If you are looking to complete your SS dagger with an ORIGINAL short SS hanger, then here it is! To find a SS marked leather short hanger is extremely difficult. Whilst it is a little worn, it’s complete and will suit a dagger perfectly. Deeply stamped into the inside of the leather are the SS runes in a circle, then 78/40 and RZM in another circle. There is a nickel plated snap clip marked RZM M5/8. A really rare accessory.
SHORT HOLLER ETCHED 'MEMORY OF SERVICE TIME' DRESS BAYONET WITH STAG GRIPS. A lovely little piece! These were purchased by family members or the soldiers themselves as recognition of their service in the armed forces. Most dagger manufacturers offered them in their catalogues, and they were obviously a popular money maker for them. This particular type of dress bayonet is made by HOLLER and features in the original, period HOLLER catalogue. It's also shown in the etched bayonet book by Wayne Tychet. It has the added option of real stag grip plates. The bayonet slot has a green felt insert, and combined with the stag grips, this probably was for a soldier in a Jager Regiment. Hilt parts are all nickel plated and just have the slightest lifting and age in places. Stag grips. Black painted scabbard in virtually stone mint with 100% original black paint. There seems to have been a frog on the bayonet at some time as the paint under where one would have rested is completely smooth, whereas the other half of the short scabbard has some age 'spidering' to the exposed surface. No damage, chips or dents. The blade is spectacular, and stone mint in every respect. The quality of original, period etching on these bayonets is actually a work of art. The detail is razor crisp, perfectly executed and deeply etched. this is the 'memory of my service time' etch with a closed wing Wehrmacht eagle and swastika at each end. The short carbine blade is perfect. The FW HOLLER oval trademark is stamped into the reverse riccasso. There is a black leather blade buffer.
SHORT POLICE OFFICERS DRESS ALLOY BAYONET BY ALCOSO. These are really quite difficult to find, and whilst the long Police bayonets are still quite available, to find the short 'officers' type is now difficult. These always seem to have the same configuration, the bayonet itself has alloy or aluminium fittings whilst the scabbard has nickel plated steel fittings. Bayonet is not slotted for a rifle (never are) nice alloy hilt and crossguard heavily cast with oakleaves etc. Nice smaller sized stag grips. Alloy police eagle is affixed to the obverse grip. Scabbard is standard black leather, with some age to it, but completely sound. Standard type police upper and lower fittings stapled to the leather. Blade is in wonderful condition. Heavily nickel plated with short, single edged blade. ALCOSO trademark is deeply stamped into reverse riccasso. Add a thinner type black/brown frog and police bayonet knot and this will be a great example of the Police Officers parade/dress bayonet.
SHORT PRIVATE PURCHASE WEIMAR POLICE OFFICER CLAMSHELL BAYONET. Always a popular item with collectors, the history and variety of Police bayonets makes them very interesting and collectable. This Weimar period clamshell is by Clem &Jung and has their distinctive shield trademark stamped into the blade riccasso. These smaller Police bayonets were private purchase items and it seems usually worn by officers. This diminutive piece is 2/3rd's the size of a normal Police bayonet. It has solid nicekel/brass fittings with very detailed clamshell and bird's head pommel. A nice set of stag grip plates with a six sided Prussian/Weimar eagle silver badge. Scabbard is a smaller/thinner size with good black leather body and matching numbers of the scabbard fittings. The blade is a nickel plated variety, single edged with single fuller. Remains of brown felt blade buffer. Plating is about 98% intact with just a few areas of age and lifting. A very neat Police bayonet, would go extremely well with an advanced Police collection perhaps.
SHORT SENIOR FORESTRY CUTLASS-EICKHORN. This is the very pretty and desirable shorter Foredtry cutlass by Carl Eickhorn. Has the distinguishing cream celluloid grips with 3 gilded acorns on each side. D shaped hilt is fixed aluminium and thus model has a cast squirrel in the Ferrell and a running deer on the clamshell. This exact model is shown in the Eickhorn catalogue as model 1059. In fact this type of Forestry dagger was available in 4 variations. I have shown the page from the catalogue. There is 95% of the original fire gilt present everywhere. Blade has the stamped post 1938 Eickhorn trademark and has deeply etched Hunting scenes in both sides with all the background shading. A really nice cutlass.
SHORT SINGLE ETCHED LUFTWAFFE DRESS BAYONET & FROG. This is a very pleasant LUFTWAFFE dress bayonet by HOLLER, with a single 'Memory of my Servicetime' etch to one side of the short blade. Whilst these etched bayonets were available in many designs for all branches of the services, certain etches were designed for certain arms. This is a Luftwaffe one and features a Third Reich bi-plane in full flight. This exact etch is obviously featured in the original Holler catalogue and also pictured in Wayne Tychet bayonet book on page 175. The bayonet has not been cleaned in a long time and the nickel plated hilt is very dark with patina. The scabbard retains ALL of the original black paint, and there is an original BROWN leather frog (Luftwaffe) attached. The blade is a standard short, carbine style and features the servicetime etch on one side along with the stamped HOLLER trademark. A very nice example of an untouched etched dress bayonet, featuring a seldom seen Luftwaffe etch.
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!
SMF LUFTWAFFE 2nd Pattn DAGGER WITH OWNERS INITIALS - COMPLETE RIG. This is a very nice piece indeed and is totally complete with original 23cm bullion knot and original set of straps. With a perfect light orange solid celluloid grip and bright aluminium fittings, this Luftwaffe dagger by SMF really looks the part. Has springy aluminium grip wire, mint original 23cm knot. Both the reverse of the Crossguard and the top of the scabbard have been nicely personalised by the original owner with his initials ' V D '. Whilst there must be quite a few Luftwaffe personnel with these initials, a research project could work. Scabbard is a lovely nickel plated variety and is dent and damage free with full plating coverage with no lifting. The blade is stone mint, and is exactly as it left the factory i.e. with the SMF logo still UNDERNEATH the Crossguard eagle and swastika. (after 40 years of handling 1000's of daggers, the 'untouched' ones, those straight out of the woodwork etc., inevitably have the blades like this, with the maker mark underneath the crossguard eagle. No idea why as you would have thought the logical place is visible on the other side, but that's what I have observed) So the SMF 'seated king' logo is there along with the stamped Waffenampt inspection mark. The blade is a nickel plated variety with needle sharp point. The dagger also has the benefit of the original hanging straps. These are in great condition and are the standard type with plain aluminium fittings and clips, which all work well. Bullion straps are blue velvet backed. There is a little period repair/strengthening to the top of one strap where is rubs against the top clip. A really nice, complete dagger.
SOLID GREEN KNOT/PORTEPEE FOR FORESTRY OR SHOOTING ASSOCIATION CUTLASS. This is actually quite a difficult knot to find. Made of solid green cotton, and all one colour. This knot is suitable for EITHER the Subordinate Forestry Cutlass (one with stag grips) OR the Third Rich Shooting Association dagger. Both had solid green knots. In good used condition, the ball is made of solid green cotton twists and the flat cotton straps are also plain green cotton fabric.
SS '33 MAN'S DAGGER BY J. A. Schmidt & Sohne - 1939 This is a decent example of a quite rare maker. I cannot remember having a dagger by Schmidt & Sonne before and I certainly can't remember the extra long RZM numbers and codes. This was produced in 1939 when the RZM were fully in control of production and inspection. This dagger has the grey alloy nickel plated crossguards which show a little plate lifting here and there. The black grip is perfect, with a perfect SS runes button and a bright aluminium grip eagle. The scabbard has nickel plated steel fittings, which again show a little wear. The scabbard body is painted black, but seems to be an old re-paint. It's not bad, but could possibly benefit from doing it again. They were painted anyway, so no harm there. The blade is FANTASTIC! It has all of the original factory crossgrain polish and the blackening in the motto letters and RZM codes. On the reverse the riccasso has a large RZM circle, then underneath M7/95. Underneath that is the RZM contract code RZM 1222/39 SS. J. A. Schmidt & Sohne.(JA Schmidt are based in Solingen and are still in business today-they make cutlery under the name of DRIETURM). This is a decent SS dagger, a rare maker, and priced accordingly.
SS MAN’S DAGGER RZM TYPE - WITH NEAR MINT BLADE. Re-listed due to time waster. This is a very decent dagger manufacturers by Gustav C. Spitzer. The blade is etched with both their RZM number M7/80 and their manufacturers code 1197/39. (1939). Dagger has the plated fittings and as is normal, there is a little lifting and oxidisation to the surfaces in a few places. The black ebony grip is perfect with SS button (Un-cleaned) and aluminium grip eagle, both perfect. Scabbard has black painted surface which is 100% original and in perfect condition. The top and bottom mounts are nickel plated steel. All screws are present. The blade is lovely, with original crossgrain polish and 100% dark grey finish to the motto letters etc. The RZM codes etc all appear on the reverse riccasso. A very good example of a RZM SS dagger by Spitzer. A desirable maker, several sold in the US recently in worse condition and MORE money!
SS NCO'S DRESS SWORD, LONG BLADE - NUMBERED. A really good example of the parade sword as worn and possibly issued to SS NCO's. As a general rule most SS personnel were chosen for their physical attributes (height), amongst other things, so their swords are usually pretty long! This is the case with this one, and it has an overall length of 37.5 " with a 32" blade. The blade is devoid of any maker, very common with SS officers and SS NCO's swords, but it has an issue number '121' stamped into the riccasso. Blade is matt polished and I near perfect condition. The original cream (now dirty) blade buffer is in place. Hilt fittings are all nickel plated steel and in very good condition. The pommel displays the deeply cast SS runes. Sword grip is dark hardwood and painted black. Paint is still 75% present showing a polished wood elsewhere. Scabbard is lovely with no dents or bends, has virtually all of the original black paint. Top scabbard shows great detail and has the SS runes or SS-Kulturzeichen stamped into the scabbard throat. There is no bottom scabbard fitting on SS NCO's swords, just a steel drag. A really nice example of a SS NCO's dagen.
STANDARD LUFTWAFFE DAGGER HANGERS. A great set of standard, non de-luxe Luftwaffe hangers. Grey metal fittings, perfect bullion fronts and perfect velvet backings. Ideal for a very nice dagger.No damage, no wear.
STONE MINT/UNUSED THIRD REICH NAVY MOIRE DRESS BELT.. I like these belts as they display really well with navy daggers and navy items. This is a stunning, mint conditioned blue moiré 'day dress' officers and senior midshipman belt. All the fittings are gilded aluminium, so this dates it 100% for the Third Reich period. The two piece buckle, the two lion's head slides are as the day they were made! Brilliant bright gild with no wear at all. The same is said for the belt itself. Perfect moiré front with deep blue velvet backing. Not an ounce or use or wear! I purchased this from a private source in Wilhelmshaven Germany (sea port) and I was told it came from a house clearance, and was just in a cabinet rolled up. Seems to have been like that for 75+ years. An opportunity to add this to a mint set of gilded aluminium hangers if you have them. Not to be upgraded.
STUNNING, VIRTUALLY MINT TENO OFFICERS DAGGER WITH KNOT! I have to say, I cannot remember owning or selling a TENO Officers dagger as nice as this! I have been lucky enough to have 2 others pass through my hands in the last 12 months, and both of those were superb daggers and both were complete with their hangers and knots. However, this dagger is even better than them! It does not have the hangers, but the condition of the dagger itself is amazing. All TENO daggers are made by EICKHORN only. This one has an amazing STONE mint blade, with all polish and crossgrain. The Eickhorn trademark, along with the TENO eagle are deeply etched into the riccasso surface. The reverse blade, under the eagle is STAMPED with the issue numbers '1500'. This is repeated on the throat of the scabbard. It is my understanding that stamped issue numbers to the blade, indicate an early production piece, as later ones had etched numbers on the blade instead. The dagger has beautifully nickel plated surfaces everywhere, and I can't find any lifting present. The artificial blackening aging process that was applied to the surfaces to give them detail etc., is all there. The scabbard has perhaps over 75% of this finish still on the surfaces. It is so often cleaned off, with people thinking it's old dirt and patina!!! The grip is a beautiful lemon yellow colour and slightly lighter on the reverse where the light has not got to it. There is an original 23cm bullion knot tied in place. This knot is mint too. The only 'fault' I can find anywhere on this dagger, is that is has a very small indentation at the very bottom of the scabbard on one side. Just not noticeable. A truly fantastic dagger, NOT to be upgraded.
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 CONDITION SS OFFICERS SWORD-DACHAU PRODUCED-STAINLESS. These SS Officers swords are quite elusive and are difficult to find in good condition. Made of stainless steel, they exhibit manufacturing anomalies unique to them. (see Tom Wittmann's SS book for full descriptions) However, the main distinguishing features are a thinner stainless steel blade, 'press-on' scabbard fittings with no screws, and a slightly fatter SS grip button. They are found with a plain, unmarked blade, or one from PMD. This has a plain blade. Sword is in magnificent condition, with all the hilt and scabbard fittings in near perfect 'bright' condition. Grip is a nice piece of ebony with no damage or chips. Stainless backstrap and grip wire. Scabbard is completely straight with 100% original paint. Attached to the scabbard is a nice black leather sword hanger. Not marked in any way. Blade is mint with all original finish/polish. SS blades tend to be slightly dull/matt, not highly polished as other parade swords. A most pleasing 100% original, untouched SS sword from the Dachau area weapons factory. Not easily upgraded.
SUPER CONDITION, LONG FORESTRY/HUNTING CUTLASS IN SILVER. This is a lovely Third Reich period Forestry or Hunting cutlass with nickel silver fittings and in great condition. Most of these pieces are in brass or gilded brass, but occasionally one surfaces in silver. I do not know the significance of this, or even if there was one, but they look refreshingly different. This is a high quality piece that exhibits many nice little details. Engraved pommel cap, engraved crossguard etc. Clamshell has a baying stag with full antlers.Nice stag grip with three silver acorns. Nice black leather scabbard with silver fittings, which are held in place with tiny grub screws rather than staples. Both fittings are marked with '20'. The blade is profusely etched with hunting scenes running down both sides. The surface has been heavily nickel plated over the deep etching underneath, gives it great depth. There is a green felt blade washer. There is no maker on this blade, not uncommon with Hunting pieces. Dagger measures about 19" overall with a 13" blade. Purchased reasonably, so am selling it reasonably!!
SUPER RURAL LONG 'SLOTTED' POLICE BAYONET COMPLETE WITH FROG AND KNOT. A really nice long Police dress bayonet, complete with it's marked and dated leather frog and the correct Police portepee/knot. This was once an even longer Wiemar clamshell Police bayonet, but as 99% of them are, it's been adapted by the Police armourers for Third Reich use. I probably say this every time I list a Police bayonet, as actually these are so interesting. This is of beautiful quality and is a heavy, solid piece being made of solid nickel/brass etc. This bayonet is the type with a proper, working rifle slot let into the pommel. I have never seen one fitted to a K98 rifle, but it would have fitted! Nice stag grips which show the re-workings when slightly shortened when clamshell was removed. A very nice aluminium police badge is pinned to the grip. Reverse of the crossguard/hilt is stamped with the original Weimar Police issue numbers S.Sch.I.200, these also appear exactly on the reverse of the top scabbard mount. A matched pair! Scabbard has nice nickel fittings and a brown leather body. There is an original black Police leather frog, which is dated 1940 and has maker mark. There is also an original black/silver/red Police portepee tied around the leather. Long blade is very nice and has all of the bright nickel plating. The very tip just shows where the armourer cut down the blade from it's original Weimar length. The ALCOSO trademark appears one side of the blade, and the full name of Alexander Coppell appears on the other. A really NICE bayonet, complete with all it's accessories and in great condition.
SUPER SS ‘33 VERTICAL DAGGER HANGER MARKED ETC A very nice properly ‘used’ example of the black leather vertical hanger used on the ‘33 SS dagger. 100% original and obviously taken off a dagger as the strap etc are all formed to shape. The nickel snap clip is DRGM and ASSMANN marked on the back and covered in patina. The leather cross strap has an oval nickel buckle and has been strapped to a dagger for some time. The main body of the hanger has the RZM & SS maker marks, (48/34) these are mainly unreadable as have been worn away with use. There are a lot of terrible reproductions of these, THIS ISN’T one of them. A great original hanger that’s crying out to go on a similar conditioned dagger. Exact vertical hanger type is shown on page 588 of Tom Wittmann’s SS book, right down to the oval buckle!
SUPERB (HOLLER) SENIOR FORESTRY CUTLASS WITH EAGLE/SWAZ IN FERREL. This is a wonderful example of the gilded alloy Forestry cutlass with the cast eagle and swastika in the ferrel. Although this one is not marked on the blade it is DEFINATELY a FW Holler piece. I have had them before and I checked in a copy of their original sales catalogue. On page 19, this exact cutlass is pictured. Identical in every way, even to the exact type of blade etch. It’s designated as No.34 and is a ‘fein ziseilierter Hirschfanger mit Hoheitszeichen, fur Oberforester’ basically translates ' finely chased hunting knife with national emblem for senior foresters'. Dagger is in great condition and is COMPLETE with the proper bullion and green forestry portepee and the correct ‘V’ suspension frog. White celluloid grips with 3 gilded acorns each side. The eagle and swastika is cast into the ferrel. The gilding has rubbed off the the eagle a little where the the movement of the portepee has touched it, revealing the aluminium underneath. Nice dark brown leather scabbard. Green frog. Blade is stone mint and has Forest and Hunting scenes on both sides. Matches the picture in the Holler catalogue (copy of page will be provided) This is a rare and highly desirable Forestry cutlass.
SUPERB 2 PIECE - EARLY RAD HEWER DAGGER HANGER. The original hangers for the RAD hewer were quite simple and nicely designed.They just consisted of a leather loop running through the wide scabbard ring, culminating in a belt loop at the top. Unfortunately, as the RAD dagger is so heavy, these were not fit for purpose. The scabbard loop used to break and the dagger rubbed on the uniform. A better hanger was needed. One that was much stronger and also protected the uniform fabric. A wide leather flap was positioned behind the dagger, and METAL clips and catches were used to connect the dagger to the hanger and to the belt. It seems several types of hanger were designed, but THIS one seems to be the best type as there is a facility to UNCLIP the dagger and part of the hanger from the belt, without having to take the belt off completely! This 2-piece hanger is in superb condition. Finished in black leather, with tan leather backing. The top belt loop has the very rare wide snap clip attachment, which then clips onto the main part of the hanger. This is the little part that is ALWAYS missing. The main body of the hanger has the metal wide snap clip that attaches to the dagger scabbard loop. Everything is in great condition, all the metal fittings are perfect and work properly. A RARE 2 piece hanger. If you want to complete your RAD hewer, this is the hanger for you.
SUPERB BLACK LEATHER FROG WITH PORTEPEE FOR FIRE BAYONET. These accessories are becoming harder and harder to find, and this one is just ready to slip straight onto your Third Reich Fire parade bayonet. The portapees for these alone have just disappeared. They are unique to this sidearm and you cannot use anything else. Black strap with triple silver bullion lines, the bullion ball interspersed with silver and red strands. The frog is a lovely black leather, 4 rivet construction and quite narrow. With no wear and in virtually mint condition. The portapee is in the same condition, but has been tied on the frog for a very long time, so has ‘frozen’ in place. The portable on its own is £75 these days, if you can find one!
SUPERB EARLY SA BY GEBRUDER BELL. MINT EXAMPLE. Another wonderful example from this private SA collection. This early dagger has the GEBRUDER BELL trademark etched into the reverse surface of the blade. The dagger has been left alone and uncleaned for a great number of years, resulting in a nice even patina. Never been taken apart. All surfaces are crisp and clean. Super mid coloured hardwood grip. Perfect SA button and grip eagle. Lower Crossguard is Gau marked Sw for Sudwest, a region in the South West of Germany with Stuttgard as it's capital. Scabbard is perfect and complete. It has all of the original lacquer coating over the complete brown anodised finish. The blade is a stunning mint example with all factory crossgrain polish and blackening in the motto letters.Gebruder Bell. It is ranked 7 out of 10 on the SA McSarr rarity-rating list.
SUPERB EICKHORN SHORT SINGLE ETCHED DRESS BAYONET. One of the nicest ‘memory of service time’ bayonets I have had recently. A classic piece and straight from the Eickhorn catalogue pages. It’s complete with the original patent leather frog, which like many of this age, has ‘melted’ into the shape of the bayonets grip! It has also 'melted' onto the reverse of the bayonet hilt, easily cleaned off, but looks interesting in the photos, it's just the black patent leather. Nickel plating on the bayonet is toned but lovely. Grips are perfect. Scabbard paint is virtually 100%. The short carbine nickel plated blade is absolutely beautiful and full mint. The etch has the closed wing Wehrmacht eagles at each end of the ‘service time’ scroll. Reverse has the Eickhorn 1935-1941stamped trademark. A smashing bayonet.
SUPERB LUFTWAFFE 2nd Pattn BY SMF WITH GILDED SWAZ’s, KNOT AND HANGERS. This is a lovely dagger and complete! By SMF it has 95% of the gilding still on the pommel swastikas and nearly all of the chemically blackened scabbard finish. A tangerine orange grip with ‘springy’ aluminium wire. The original 23cm bullion knot is wrapped around the grip. Scabbard is dent free with nice finish. There are a mint set of de-luxe hangers with 100% of the original gilded finish to the buckles and clips. Perfect velvet backings. Fantastic hangers. The blade is bright nickel plated with the etched SMF logo and a Waffanampt inspection stamp above it. Blade has a couple of very small old fingerprint smudges, taking it off being full mint. Nevertheless thus is a great, complete dagger rig.
SUPERB MINIATURE ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER. This is the standard 7.5” Horster size miniature. In my opinion all these sizes were made by the Horster company and were offered for sale to other companies who put their own logos on. This one has the advertising logo for ‘Alexanderwerk’ on the blade, on the other side is the small Trident logo ED WUSTOFF. Has lovely orange grip, perfectly proportioned fittings. Perfect pebbles scabbard. A really nice miniature.
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.
TENO OFFICERS DAGGER WITH ORANGE GRIP & KNOT. A very good example of the fabulous TENO Officers dress dagger. Both of the TENO dress daggers, man’s and Officers, were only made by EICKHORN, so are very consistent in quality etc. The crossguard and pommel are cast in aluminium and then nickel plated. There is then an artificial ‘blackening’ aging process applied to the complete dagger which gives it an antique look. Some daggers still have this finish remaining but most TENO Officers pieces have had it removed or polished off! This is the case with this dagger and it has lost most of the blackening, it is only evident in the crevices and hidden areas. The pommel features a cogwheel, the crossguard is a styalises eagle and swastika incorporating the TENO symbol. The solid celluloid grip has turned a deep orange. Like many other daggers with celluloid grips, environment and exposure change the colour. This one was yellow and has darkened to orange. There is a short 23cm original knot tied around the grip. Scabbard is silver/nickel plated, and has lost most of the chemical blackening. It is still evident in the recesses etc. All TENO officers daggers are numbered and stamped into the blade surface is 0737. This is repeated on the scabbard throat, 737. The blade is a super plated variety, with the etched Eickhorn squirrel and the TENO eagle. Blade is in near mint condition.
TERRIBLY RARE LONG BULLION SWORD KNOT FOR IMPERIAL NAVY SWORD. This is a knot you just won't find! There really do not turn up on their own, and if you have an Imperial naval sword without one, here is the opportunity. A long knot, over 44cm in length and made of thick bullion cord. Due to it's age (over 100 years) it's darkened down somewhat, but ideal for a 100 year old sword! The bullion has turned a golden colour and the black and red flecks are quite noticeable along the thread. The large ball is silver bullion and the 'stuffing' at the bottom is red and black cord. Ready to tied back on your Imperial sword! Don't miss this.
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THE RARE LUFTWAFFE FORESTRY BAYONET COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL BROWN FROG. After not finding one of these for years, this is the second acquired in 6 months, but it came as a part exchange from an existing customer, so was not in the 'marketplace'.This is a Luftwaffe Forestry "Waffen-Loesche" Bayonet w/Frog. Marked Ch.A.W., (Chromolit-Besteckfabrik, Arthur Wingen, Solingen). These dagger are ONLY made by this company. Several good theories exist as to exactly who wore these and why, but senior Luftwaffe NCO's seconded to Forestry duties, seems the best one. They are always slightly different in the extra markings some have, added numbers or letters stamped on the blade or crossguard etc. This one has a very nice pair of rounded stag grips with steel slotted bolts holding them on. Polished steel crossguard. Bayonet style scabbard with single long tab. This type of dagger is mentioned in the book 'Seitengewehr: History of the German Bayonet 1919-1945'. Scabbard body is painted black. There is an original Luftwaffe brown leather frog which matches the dagger. This is how they were carried and sometime with a green Forestry knot too. Lovely frog is near perfect condition. It's slightly smaller and narrower, especially for this dagger. It would not fit a K98 bayonet scabbard. Blade is a standard 'carbine' type common to all these daggers. Stamped on one side 'Waffen Loesche-Berlin' and on the other 'Ch. A.W.'. At some time, either period (or probably later) the blade is in very good condition, but has some very slight 'pits' on the surface towards the bottom, otherwise fine. These are VERY rare daggers now and so difficult to find. A nice thing!
THE RARE NSFK FLYERS KNIFE IN ALUMINIUM BY HELBIG. I always look out for these super daggers and I was lucky enough to find this choice example recently. Only ONE company made these FA HELBEIG. This company also made this dagger in the earlier all nickel, but this type is totally made in ALUMINIUM (apart from the blade). They textured the grip and scabbard to look like leather and painted it blue! Very convincing and very cleaver. Aluminium was a new metal in the 1930's so experimenting using it in different ways was quite common. Pommel, crossguard and scabbard fittings are all smooth brushed aluminium. The little leather and aluminium hanger is attached to the scabbard ring. The crossguard swastikas are made by anodising them to the surface, both are in perfect condition. When compared to a 'ordinary' NSKK or DLV flyers knife, these aluminium daggers are about 1/2" longer overall! Blade is a standard NSKK double sided type with the HELBEIG oval trademark etched into the surface.
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 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 UNIQUE 'ALLOY' NSFK FLYERS DAGGER BY HELBIG. I say 'unique' as HELBIG were the ONLY manufacturer to make this NSFK dagger like this. They were obviously experimenting with the new wonder metal-aluminium-and whilst there are other examples of dagger and sword manufacturers using it, it was mainly for the odd grip or sundry part. As far as I know this is the only full sized dagger made of aluminium (apart from the blade!). Helbig made other daggers, early DLV and NSFK examples and they also made a SS '33 dagger, a rare beast indeed! As usual with these pieces, the parts made of metal are textured and painted to look like leather. The grip and scabbard body are in a Luftwaffe blue. There is a little leather short hanger, permanently attached to the scabbard ring. Unusually for this alloy dagger, there is a little NSFK 'flying man' (Icarus) stamped into the scabbard throat. I can't remember having one of this type of dagger with this stamping on it. It's usually plain. No dents to the scabbard, all the fittings are in very good order. The blade is the usual short stiletto, double edged type. At some stage an enthusiastic owner or vereran, has tried to polish or sharpen the blade. Whatever they used has just caught the blade surface in a couple of places and left scratches. These blades are hardened steel, so it's not done a lot of harm, but it has caught a bit just under the HELBIG trademark on the blade. Overall a super little flyers knife, and I have priced it accordingly, making it very affordable for it's type.
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 ARMBAND FOR ARMY RECRUITMENT OFFICER. This is perhaps one of my favourite armbands, as it looks so good! A closed wing Wehrmacht eagle on a white background. Very stylistic and a great display piece. The black closed wing eagle is sewn through the white cotton/linen body 'bevo' style. Armband shows some overall age 'spotting', but no damage or wear.
THIRD REICH ARMBAND FOR ARMY RECRUITMENT OFFICER. Purchased with a similar armband, this particular is in white 'rayon' material instead of the cotton/linen variety. Everything else ids the same. Wehrmacht style, closed wing black eagle is sewn through the fabric 'bevo' style. Amband is a bit grubby overall, but other than that is in perfect condition.
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 ARMY SWORD KNOTS - PORTEPEES. From my source in Germany I have obtained a selection of the green leather knots or portepees that are tied to lion's head and dove head parade swords. Virtually ALL swords would have had these for parade purposes and in my opinion a sword does not look complete without one. They really add to the appearance of a nice sword. These are all basically the same, but all slightly different due to manufacturing differences. Green leather straps with bullion twin lines running the length. A green/bullion braded slide and a bullion acorn ball. All have been on swords at some time and will tie back into their assumed position. All show a little use, but none are broken or cracked and will enhance the appearance of your sword.
THIRD REICH FIRE BAYONET/SWORD KNOT. These are a popular portepee/knot to find and this is one of the few I have left in stock. Used on all of the Fire Dept bayonets and also on the Officers sword. Black leather strap with silver bullion thread running down each side. The ball is made with interspersed silver bullion and red bullion cord. This has been on a dagger and tied accordingly, there are a few of the silver threads which are loose etc. Once tied back on a dagger, will look fine.
THIRD REICH FIRE DEPT/OFFICIALS DAGGER/SWORD KNOT. Whist this should be quite a common item, these knots are really hard to find, especially in good condition. Worn on the Fire Department dress bayonet and also on the Fire Dept parade sword. Very distinctive as it has a black leather strap with a silver bullion ball with alternate red bullion cords. A very nice example which will suit and bayonet or sword.
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 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 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! There is a nice police bayonet frog with correct police bayonet multi-coloured knot tied in place. 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 NAVY DAGGER KNOT-UNISSUED STILL IN FACTORY COTTON TIE. It would be a shame to undo this but if you have a mint dagger, here is the knot for you. Obtained from a source in Germany, this is wartime produced knot that has stayed in storage. It’s still tied with the original factory cotton! Beautilly made in ‘soft’ silver bullion. Has the ‘puckered’ end usually accocisted with a navy knot. Would really make a wonderful display piece next to an unissued navy dagger, perhaps with a factory tag?
THIRD REICH NAVY SWORD BY ADOLF BRAUN-BERLIN WITH ORIGINAL KNOT. Navy swords changed very little from Imperial German times. They were perhaps the only sword that did NOT display an obvious swastika. Imperial navy swords are distinguished by the anchor and Imperial crown above it on the folding grip clamshell. The Navy swords from then on had a single large anchor, and nothing else! Imperial navy swords usually had a solid ivory or bone grip, all the 1930's onwards ones had celluloid over wood as standard. These suffered from shrinkage etc, so it's very important to check for cracks or damage on these. This is a very nice example of an early Third Reich sword, it does have small eagles stamped into the hilt and scabbard lower drag, but these are probably from the early 30's, within Hitler's time, but whilst the navy was technical 'Weimar'. The brass hilt and fittings on this sword are lovely and very bright. This is an 'issued' sword, so no glass eyes in the lion's head. Private purchase swords inevitably are more luxurious, have glass eyes and etched blades. Swords owned by the navy depots and issued for parades etc., will be as simple as possible and will also have an issue/accountability number on the reverse folding clamshell and matching one on the top scabbard mount. This one is O 1086. 'O' stands for Ostsee, so would have come from one of the Western navy ports, this one is from Kiel. Grip is perfect on this sword and is a cream celluloid, wrapped around the bottom is an original NAVY bullion sword knot, which is tied in a very complicated manner. Scabbard is a nice hard black leather, and each of the three scabbard mounts are stamped with the number '5'. Blade is a normal pipe backed type, in very good condition, nice and bright. Adolf -Braun was a large uniform outfitter/wholesaler in Berlin and purchased directly from the big manufacturers. This sword is probably an Eickhorn product, as Braun tended to use either Eickhorn or Alcoso. A very nice example of a naval officers sword.
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 PORTAPEES. An important accessory for your Third Reich Officers parade sword. Were worn on all 'lions head' or 'dove head' swords, from senior NCO upwards. These knots/portapees were all basically the same construction. A green leather strap with twin silver lines running their length in silver bullion wire. Green leather braided slide and solid bullion acorn type ball. There were many manufacturers making these, so there are subtle differences in construction, especially how the space inside the bottom of the ‘ball’ was finished off. I have listed all these 4 together. Finish off our sword with one of these.
THIRD REICH PARTY ARMBAND. This is a normal style 2-piece NSDAP party armband worn by MANY of the Political organisations during the 1930's and early 40's. This one is of red cotton construction with an applied 'bevo' type white roundel with black swastika. This is machined onto the red body. Evidence that this has been sewn to a jacket or shirt. A little grubby from age, but overall very good condition with no moth/damage. This was a very common souvenir for the troops to bring home.
THIRD REICH POLICE OFFICERS SWORD AND KNOT. A nice example of the Police Officers dagen. This one is by PETER DAN KREBS. A company also known for making very nice SS officers swords. The Police were under the control of the SS, so logical that both are made by the same company. This example is very nice, has it's original leather knot with red/green thread and green silver ball. Sword measures 36.5" overall with a nice mint 33" blade. Good solid grip with aluminium wire and a nice deep set police eagle. Nickel plating is very good all round. As I mentioned, blade is mint and has the Lobster trademark of Krebs in a shield. The 2 SS inspection marks or SS-'Kulturzeichen' are stamped into the top scabbard throat and underneath the crossguard. Scabbard is gloss black paint with a few age chips and scratches. There is a very small dent etc just near the bottom of the scabbard, as it was obviously caught in a door or similar. A very nice example of a police sword.
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 SHORT PRIVATE PURCHASE POLICE BAYONET. Acquired along with the Weimar Police bayonet listed below, this is a further advancement and journey into the world of Police bayonets! Made by LUNESCHLOSS (unusual maker) Identical in size and shape to the Weimar one, but with no clamshell. This lovely little Police dress bayonet has all aluminium hilt/pommel fittings, making it really light. Nice detail to the pommel birds head and crossguard. The lighter stag grips have an aluminium police eagle pinned through. Grips are held together with aluminium rivets. A nice black leather scabbard with nickel plated top and bottom mounts, which again have matching casting numbers. The blade is a shorter bayonet style with single edge and single fuller. Blade is in mint condition. The Luneschloss trademark of a medieval plumed helmet with a sword, is deeply stamped into the riccasso. The officer purchase smaller police bayonets are very hard to find now, this is only the second one I have had in 2 or 3 years.
UNDER TUNIC SWORD HANGER. This the fabric and leather arrangement for suspending a sword (or dagger) from underneather an uniform. Canvas type strap with brown leather tear-drop and nickel clip. In excellent condition and would finish off a sword rig very nicely.
UNIQUE, 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 - STONE MINT 23cm BULLION PORTEPEE. A beautiful, unissued and still with factory tied string, 23cm aluminium bullion portepee for the Luftwaffe and TENO daggers. Mainly used on these, but does appear on others. This is as it was made some 75 years ago. If you have a mint or unissued piece, this is the knot for you. These 'new-old stock' items still trickle out of Germany etc when they are found. Lovely accessory.
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 & UNCLEANED EARLY LUFTWAFFE SWORD-PERSONALISED/INITIALS. This, in many cases is how I like to find 'souvenir' edged weapons. This was obviously stored in an attic or loft, not inside in a nice cosy environment! This early all nickel Luftwaffe Officers sword has a nice coating of patina all over the fittings, I think it looks fantastic, but if you choose to clean it off a little, I am sure that's fine too! The pommel and crossguard are quite dark, but the swastikas and the nickel finish are all there underneath. Dark blue leather grip has a little wear to the surface, but the triple wire wrap is completely present. Scabbard is great and has a super finish to the leather, no bends or damage to the scabbard body. The top scabbard fitting has a beautifully jeweller engraved set of initials right in the middle. It's HP (or could be PH?) I am never quite sure which is the dominant initial when they are intertwined like this. Wonderful workmanship. Attached to the top scabbard rings in the dark blue crescent shaped hanger with metal box clip. Blade is near mint, heavily nickel plated and in virtual mint condition. The makers logo SMF, a seated king, is deeply etched into the surface. There is one 'tiny' edge nick beside the logo. perhaps the result of 'play sword fighting' many years ago. There is no sharpening to the blade and no lifting to the heavy nickel plating. A super looking Luftwaffe sword, with great character.
UNTOUCHED ALCOSO ARMY DAGGER COMPLETE WITH HANGERS/KNOT. I do like to find daggers, even relatively common ones, that have not been touched, and left exactly as they were nearly 80 years ago. This nice, complete ALCOSO army dagger is such a dagger. Uncleaned, the silver content in the hilt and scabbard parts have toned down really well. The yellow/orange grip is prefect and lighter one side that the other. There is an original 42cm portapee in place. Tied in the correct manner, but has not been off the dagger. It's quite frayed in places, but as original as you can get. The typical Alcoso scabbard is perfect and dent free. The blade has never been abused or touched, so no fingerprints! The blade is absolutely stone mint, with 100% of the crossgrain polish. The Alcoso trade mark is the earlier type and is actually visible and positioned so it's under the eagle and swastika side. After over 40 years of doing this, and having many such daggers go through my hands. The ones that have remained completely untouched, usually have the manufacturers trademark on this side of the blade. The same side as the eagle and swastika bird, and sometimes obscured by it. Why? No idea, as it seems sensible to have it the other side, so it's very visible. It's us collectors who have turned the blades around so we can see it better. I have seen this mostly on army and Luftwaffe 2nd Pattn daggers, not others. Anyway, I digress......blade is fantastic! The dagger also has it's original set of hangers with it, and again, seem to have been with it from new. In lovely condition, with just the slightest of wear. A great set of hangers. Alcoso army daggers are not that common. They exhibit their own unique manufacturing differences, like the thin-necked pommel. A very good quality piece.
UNTOUCHED EARLY SA ERASED ROHM DAGGER BY EP&S WITH HANGER. I was lucky enough to be contacted recently by a man who's father had bought this dagger back as a souvenir, along with 2 NSDAP armbands and a book of Third Reich postcards. The dagger has remained in his family for the past 70+ years and left entirely alone. The nickel fittings have a nice dull patina on all surfaces. The scabbard has 95% of the original lacquer over the brown anodising. The original short leather hanger is attached to the scabbard ring. The grip is a lovely colour wood and is perfect, along with a the grip eagle and SA button. Lower crossguard has Nm 'Nordmark' Gau markings from the northern part of Germany around Kiel. The blade is most interesting as it once was a full Rohm presentation, so this dates the dagger from around 1933/34 as Hitler had him murdered in June 1934 and all traces of his removed from everywhere! This included the dedication on the SA blades. This one has been 'energetically' done by the original owner and the grinding marks extend right down the back of the blade and even to the tip area, when it's caught the edge of the blade. The obverse of the blade is unaffected and just has some age smudges etc on the surface. The grinding has just touched the top of the EP&S logo, but it's still possible to see a tiny portion of the original dedication etch further down the blade. A good looking piece with history. Competitively priced for a nice early SA with ex Rohm inscription.
UNTOUCHED SS OFFICERS SWORD BY KREBS. A very good, un-messed with SS Officers dress sword by Peter.Daniel Krebs. I was lucky enough to acquire this and some other nice items from a collectors family in South London. This sword is approximately 37.5” overall and has a 31.5” mint blade. The hilt and scabbard fittings are steel based and nickel plated. There is a little loss of the plating in a few small areas due to wear, mainly on the pommel area. But nothing at all bad and no pitting or rust. Grip is standard painted over dark hardwood. Paint has worn on high spots but is 80% all there. The circular SS tunes are perfectly placed in the middle of the grip. Under crossguard and on top scabbard throat are stamped the small SS inspection runes in a square. Scabbard is indented and has 95% original paint with a few areas of age loss. Top and bottom scabbard fittings are perfect. The blade is stamped with the Krebs trademark of a lobster in a shield. Blade itself is beautiful with 100% of the original finish with no chips, nicks or blemishes. The original white leather blade buffer is present. Nice, clean, PROPER SS sword.
UNTOUCHED-EARLY INFANTRY NCO'S VISOR CAP-100% ORIGIAL. Purchased during my recent trip to the US, this is a really super, untouched, as found and worn, early Infantry NCO's visor cap. Obviously bought back as a souvenir, it's never been messed with an retains all of the original features. Nice high quality green serge cloth, white piping. Original chinstrap, never been off. Pressed fibre black peak with wonderful 'wear marks' where it's been grabbed in the same place to take it on and off! Dark green band. Both ORIGINAL pieces of metal insignia. Eagle and oakleaves are now the same colour with patina. Inside has original leather sweatband with no tears or damage. Artificial silk liner is grubby where it touches the hair/head, but no rips or tears. The celluloid triangle is gone to time, but with a proper, worn cap, that's the first to suffer. Nothing replaced or removed. There is a little mothing at the rear between the cap edge and green band, but really not serious and you can't see it at all unless you lift up the cap body. Cap retains a really nice shape, no folding or crushing. A very good looking visor cap that's definitely seen some action.
UNUSUAL CARVING SET WITH ARMY DAGGER GRIPS. This is always an interesting hobby and you never know what you will come across next! I am not sure if this set is war-time or just post-war, I suspect the latter, as Solingen companies were ingenious in using up the dagger spare parts! This is two parts of a carving set, and consists of the fork and the sharpening part or 'steel'. There would have been a carving knife too, but that's missing. However, each one, as you can see has been beautifully made with an orange army dagger grip as the handle of each implement! Both from the SAME set as the workmanship and parts are identical. The 'steel' sharpens the knife and the fork would have been there to dish out the roast dinner! Both army grips have been professionally fitted to the fork and steel and the end of the handle has an army ferrell with a silver finishing top. A great conversation item, an interesting display piece, or if you are after a couple of perfect orange army grips, then take them apart. Spare army grips sell for £40+ each, and I am asking less than that for the two items.
UNUSUAL SET OF ARMY HANGERS-TAN COLOUR! This is a very nice, complete set of dagger hangers for the army dagger. However, they seemed to have turned a most appealing TAN colour. There is no visible wear on them and they look to have been used at some time, although not a lot. The fronts, which are usually silver bullion wire, are a tan cotton colour with dark green velvet backings. Buckles and de-luxe type 'push-up' bottom clips are the same colour. They are 100% original, and look wonderful. If you have a nice army with a tan coloured knot, combination would look fantastic. An Afrika Korps officer perhaps????
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 AFFORDABLE ARMY DAGGER BY ALCOSO. I was lucky enough to pick this dagger up on its own recently. No scabbard! However, I had a decent spare scabbard and now they are together as one! It’s a nice dagger with normal ALCOSO attributes. Narrow pommel neck and specific crossguard eagle. Has a nice orange grip with no cracks. Lots of uncleared patina over the fittings. Scabbard has a very slight indentation to it. Blade is in very decent shape. Alcoso trademark of name over the scales. A few minor smudges to the blade but that’s it.
VERY AFFORDABLE ARMY DAGGER WITH ORANGE GRIP. This is a very good looking army dagger with a nice deep orange grip. Has early fittings and a letter stamped to the rear of the crossguard?? 'S'. Personalised perhaps? Dark celluloid grip is fine with no chips. Nice heavy silver type crossguard.Blade is in good condition with no sharpening or damage. There is no maker mark. Scabbard is a heavily silvered variety with a single throat screw. However, it has quite a large 'door dent' to the lower part. Was very easy to catch these things in door jambs when they were swinging at your side. This one is dented on both sides, so must have received quite a whack! Anyway, it's a bit of history and I bet the army officer was very annoyed when he did it. Priced accordingly.
VERY EARLY 1st LUFTWAFFE DAGGER WITH MATCHING FLIGHT GROUP ISSUE MARKINGS. This was a nice surprise to find as I had just purchased this as an early 1st Luftwaffe dagger. Stamped into the blade and aslo into the scabbard throat are matching issue and accountability numbers. They read III/Fl. 154 26...…..this translates as follows "The Roman III shows that this dagger was from the 3rd Gruppe of a unit numbered Fl. [=Flieger/flyers] 154 and the individual weapon number was 26. However, the only Luftwaffe unit I can find numbered 154 was Fliegergruppe Fassberg from the 1st of April 1934, which then became Kampfgeschwader 154 based in Hannover from the 1st of April 1936, but this bomber unit didn’t have a third Gruppe. This unit then seems to have been dissolved and/or renumbered 157.". A dagger with history and traceability! It has all nickel fittings which are in very good condition. Brass inset swastikas in the crossguard and pommel. Blue leather grip has a triple wire wrap, blue leather scabbard. Both are in excellent condition. Long nickel chain with 9 upper rings and 14 lower rings. One small link has been period repaired with thin wire. Blade is a nice example and is a nickel plated variety. The maker is WEYERSBERG and this is etched deeply into the upper blade area.In addition, a virtually identical dagger is pictures on page 96 of Tom Wittmann's Luftwaffe book. His dagger and this one came from the same Luftwaffe group, just the individual weapon number are different. A really nice example of a traceable dagger in great condition.
VERY EARLY 1st LUFTWAFFE DAGGER-WEYERSBERG WITH 23cm KNOT. A classic example of the early 1st Pattn Luftwaffe dagger, with nickel fittings. This is great looking dagger and you can see it's been left alone and un-messed with for 70+ years. The nickel fittings on the dagger, scabbard and chains have taken on that dull, unpolished lustre. The leather to the grip and scabbard have their original colour and surface finish, have not been handled much or polished. Blass swastikas to the pommel and Crossguard are dull and not polished. Yet when the blade is pulled out, it has all of the original bright nickel plated finish-perfect! The Weyersberg logo is deeply etched into the surface and the blade has an accountability or issue number of '107' stamped into the top near the crossguard. There is a nice 23cm bullion knot tied around the Crossguard and the chain has a blue leather belt loop with D ring. Weyersberg 1st Luftwaffe daggers always are an impressive piece and seem slightly bigger than the other makers? A very nice example.
VERY EARLY LONG BRASS THIRD REICH LION'S HEAD SWORD. This is a fantastic looking sword, and by it's construction and size, I would place this to have been made very early on in the Third Reich era. The whole of the solid brass hilt is much larger than later swords, with incredible casting detail to the huge lion's head, back strap and crossguard. The lion has red glass eyes with detail of the mane flowing back over the knuckle bow. The lower crossguard quillion ends in another lion's head! Grip is black celluloid with grip wire running around. Some of the wire has come loose with some strands missing. The crossguard features and outstretched eagle clutching the swastika. Sword is very long, over 41" in total with a 34 " blade. Blade is in excellent condition with a nickel plated surface, but there is no makers mark. Steel scabbard is in excellent condition with original black paint and no damage to the body. Sword is quitevery heavy, due the size and steel/brass construction. An impressive piece.
VERY INTERESTING EARLY HJ DAGGER WITH MOTTO. These continue to be one of the most popular daggers to collect, perhaps because of their history and variety and they are still relatively inexpensive compared to others. Does not make them easier to find though, and decent examples with and without motto, are much harder to find. This is a very good example of a pre-1938 HJ boys knife, WITH motto 'Blut und Ehre'. It's of all steel construction, so quite heavy. The nickel plating over the surfaces is still very good in most places, some slight wear around the grip strap. Chequered grip plates are perfect as is the nice enamel HJ diamond inset into the front grip. Scabbard has the original black paint, not a repaint, it's worn a little in the usual places, but looks very good overall. these were worn and used everyday after all. No dents or damage. The blade has a little period sharpening but no other damage. The Blut und Ehre motto is still quite clear. The blade is stamped on the reverse in the riccasso with RZM M7/37. This is the code allocated to ROBERT KLAAS. however, AND THIS IS WHAT MAKES THIS HJ DAGGER VERY INTERESTING, the blade is also stamped further along with the makers mark E&F HORSTER-SOLINGEN! So TWO different makers on one blade...…why? This is answered in one of Tom Johnson's books when he obtained the paper records from many of the dagger manufacturers in Solingen. It was VERY common practice to trade parts between themselves, scabbards, blades, crossguards etc. Was a pointless exercise trying to stock everything yourselves, the same as it is today. So I imagine Robert Klaas needed to complete a HJ dagger order, and purchased some or all of the blades they didn't have from Horster. A really interesting anomaly on a 200% original dagger.
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 blade 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 EARLY NAVY MOIRE DAY BELT WITH BRASS FITTINGS. This is a smashing naval dark blue moire day belt, and an early one too. Would have been after the Imperial time as the belt buckle is different, and before Third Reich as the fittings are solid brass. What also gives away it's age is the velvet backing to the belt is dark purple not blue. Usually this colour was only used/found on Imperial navy dagger hangers, so this belt could be late 1920's even. Anyway the design of these belts were the same from post Imperial, through the Weimar navy and into the Third Reich era. A very nice belt, quality material, with heavy sold brass fittings, buckle, sliders etc. It has the original owners name inked inside the back of the buckle. In great condition, with a tiny patch of wear to the moire material just beside the buckle. Hard to find, and if you have an nice early navy dagger with a set of early brass dagger hangers, this will compliment them perfectly.
VERY NICE, COMPLETE LONG RURAL POLICE BAYONET BY ALCOSO. I have had a few nice police bayonets recently and have been lucky enough to find another one! This has dark brown leather frog and scabbard body, so would have been issued to ‘rural’ police units. It also has matching issue numbers to the crossguard and top scabbard fitting ‘L.Lg. 203’. There is a list of these numbers and codes now, and this one seems to have come from ‘Landjerei Polizeiverwaltung Liegnitz’ this was in the Prussian province of Silesia (now Poland). This was once a longer, clamshell Seimar bayonet, but was shortened and re-worked in early 1930’s. Nice stag grip with a super nickel police eagle and filled in holes where it was shortened. Nice nickel hilt and crossguard. Beautiful heavy nickel plated blade with Alcoso scales to one side and full makers name to the other. Original brown frog and original police portepee tied around it. A nice, complete bayonet.
VERY RARE MAKER - LONG SENIOR FORESTRY CUTLASS BY RARE MAKER EP&S. Forestry and Hunting daggers are always a favourite of mine, and I will always look for something unusual. Whilst this is a very nice Senior Forestry cutlass, the maker makes it really unusual. It's by Ernst Pack and Sonne, EP&S. This manufacturer made most of the common daggers, including SS, they are really not found a lot, so they have become very collectable. This Forestry cutlass has a gilded aluminium hilt, with either bone or ivory cream grips. The grips are very 'slab sided' and quite thick, unlike others which are very rounded off and smooth. All 6 gilded acorns are present in the grip. Fluted clamshell. Black leather scabbard with gilded fittings. It is with the blade where the most differences are seen. All Forestry and Hunting cutlasses usually have beautifully etched blades, with forestry and hunting scenes. This is no exception, but the WAY the etch is constructed and laid out is totally unique to EP&S. It has a panel running around the whole thing and then is divided into smaller panels at the top and bottom. Top has a beautiful stags head and the bottom has a German wild turkey. Etched into the riccasso is the EP&S trademark. Apparently there are 4 different designs for this dagger marketed by EP&S, whilst this is not the most ornate version, it is one of the hardest to find.
VERY RARE ORIGINAL LARGE TYPE SS NCO'S BULLION SWORD KNOT. This is the large, all bullion sword knot that is virtually identical to the SS Officers sword knot, but lacks the woven SS runes on the knot stem. There has been a little confusion over the years where these were actually worn as they have turned up on bayonets as well as swords. I recently found an original period portrait photo of two brothers in the LAH posing in their full black SS uniforms. Both were NCO's. One is holding his SS Nco's parade sword and as clear as day, the large bullion SS knot (without runes) is shown tied around the hilt. I have included a copy of this picture. This knot is in virtually mint condition. Thick wide bullion straps with the twin black lines running up each side. The large bullion ball has alternating black and silver threads on the ball and the crown. The stem and slide have a 'zig-zag' black and silver weave. The bottom of the ball has a section of the strap material inside. An absolutely super knot, and in my opinion as rare, if not rarer than the Officers version. This came back from the SoS in the US and was the ONLY example I could find there in 1700 tables!! If you have a mint or near mint SS NCO's sword, you have to have this knot.
VERY RARE RAD OFFICERS TOP CLIP FOR LEATHER HANGERS. This is a piece of dagger hanger accessory that is missing from most collections. The RAD Officers hangers (and some of the early RAD man’s hangers) need this clip and loop to connect to a belt! All Officers hangers have a wide metal top clip where the hangers are attached. This clip fits onto that and then to the belt. No other clip will suffice. This one is made and marked by Assmann plus has the RADJ triangle and 1937 date. Also has a little leather flap to protect the uniform from the clip. In excellent used condition. Incredibly difficult to find if you want to complete your RAD rig.
VERY RARE RAD OFFICERS TOP CLIP FOR THE LEATHER HANGERS. I have not had one of these clips for MANY years, but I have found another in the space of a month! Bit like buses I suppose, two come along together, and then none for ages! This is the scarce TOP metal clip and brown leather belt loop, that connects with the wide top fitting of RAD Officers dagger hangers. It is also used for the early RAD man's 2 piece spade shaped dagger hanger, but as this one has BROWN leather attached, it is 99% for the brown officers hangers. Clip is steel (not nickel as the previous one was) and is marked on the reverse with the 'A' for Assmann as well as A&S (Assmann and Sonne). Also has the RADJ triangle and the date 36 (1936). Steel clip works perfectly but is a little tarnished. Brown leather loop is in super condition.
VERY RARE ‘ART DECO’ DESIGN THIRD REICH SWORD BY ROBERT KLAAS. A most desirable army officers sword missing from most collections. This Rlbert Klaas sword features a unique, delicate hilt design in an attempt to look ‘different’ in the very competitive sword market of pre-war Germany. The grip is much thinner and on the obverse the grip wire is slanted downwards by 45 degrees! Gives it a most unique look, as virtually all other swords had a pure horizontal grip wire configuration. The decoration to the knuckle bow and back of the hilt is also different. Geometric designs rather than foliage and oak leaves. The cross guard shield containing the eagle and swastika sweeps downwards to finish in a pointed arrow. All brass construction with a mint nickel plated blade. The Klaas trademark is deeply stamped into the blade. Scabbard is straight with no dents and retains approximately 75% of the original paint. Super looking sword and only the second one I have ever had.
VETERAN SOUVENIRS-3 DIFFERENT THIRD REICH FLAG CENTERS. I was contacted recently by a relative of WW2 soldier who served in the Ox & Bucks Light infantry. He was in the airborne landings on D-Day +1. They had a few of his souvenirs and wondered if they were worth selling. Apparently he just loved to collect flags and the centres of them! He had a lot more than I purchased originally, but these had been lost or given away over the years. These last 3 had been in a cupboard under the stairs. They consist of a large swastika cotton center about 3’ across. A smaller centre about 18” across and another similar sized centre still stitched to the remains of the red cotton flag. Interesting items, good fir a display, or you may have a flag without them.
VIRTUALLY MINT, UNISSUED RIECHSDIENST FLAG. NAVY MARKED. I was lucky enough to buy this and two others similar all from the same source. All were different sizes, this being the biggest at 1.0m x 1.7m. All are made by the same maker.KRESS GMBH & CO. KG. & St. Tonis...Tönis-vorst is a town in the district of Viersen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated approx. 5 km west of Krefeld. All have been issued to the Kriegsmarine, so have a navy ink eagle stamp and all are in mint, unissued condition. I can only surmise that these were all ‘liberated’ from the same stores or navy base when captured by the British. All have remained folded up and stored in a drawer, as the condition and colours are as good as the day they were made. This flag has one small grubby mark on the front, but otherwise it’s in mint condition. They were never flown so the halyard ropes were never added. They have reinforced corners and normal multi-stitched edges. Fantastic navy Dienst flag.
WEHRMACHT/ARMY MARKSMANSHIP LANYARD-MAKER MARKED!! A great addition to a display of daggers etc. This is a really nice marksmanship lanyard. It has the army shield on it and was awarded for the first grade of shooting. It is one of the earliest marksmanship awards, introduced in 1936. This one is for Groups 1-4, and was nor awarded with ant acorns. Beautifully constructed in plated silver bullion wire. It is lined on the reverse with silk to stop it chafing on the uniform. In addition the reverse of the shield is lined with green uniform material and on this is printed in white letters.
WKC NAVY DAGGER WITH ORANGE GRIP AND HAMMERED SCABBARD. Of all the navy daggers available, this variation remains a real firm favourite with collectors and is always a highlight of any collection. The combination of the brass and gilded hammered scabbard finish, along with the deep orange colour of the grip, make it one of the most desirable. This piece is typical WKC with all of the standard traits. Slightly different swastika in the pommel, crossguard variations, and WKC type oak leaf scabbard bands. The dagger's brass surface still has most of the original fire-gilded finish to the surfaces. The hammered scabbard is 99% covered! Orange grip is lovely and a deep tangerine colour with a few darker age marks here and there in the celluloid. No damage apart from the very tiniest age/stress crack at the top edge under the pommel. It's less than 2mm and I only mention it as it's what I do! Not noticeable at all, and would be invisible if a knot was added to this lovely piece. Twisted brass grip wire is all original. Blade is the etched normal 'dolphin & anchor' and is in perfect condition with no damage and needle sharp point. WKC trademark of the knights head, is deeply stamped into the riccasso. Super looking dagger.
WKC SHOP ADVERTISING SIGN. If you collect daggers then you must have one of the original factory advertising signs. They display perfectly against a collection. This is a cardboard, multi-coloured shop advertising sign for the WKC company. Printed on stiff and thick card, with an integral hanging hook to the reverse. It measures approximately 14" x 18" and depicts 3 of the WKC products. An enlisted man's sword, a dress bayonet and an officers Lion's head sword. Below that is the WKC logo wit the knights head picked out in silver foil print. The sign is in virtually mint condition apart from some slight carrying/age damage to the very bottom edge, and lower corner. An excellent piece of period advertising.
WONDERFUL ALCOSO 9" MINIATURE HUNTING CUTLASS. As many of you know I have been a long time collector of miniature daggers, have been lucky enough to own some beauties. ALCOSO produced, in my opinion, the best quality ones available. Their detail is amazing and they are the largest sized miniatures produced. They only really made 6 examples, Army, navy, 2nd Luftwaffe, Luftwaffe sword, Hunting Association and a RAD officer. The two versions which are hardly ever encountered, are the navy miniature and the Hunting Association dagger. I was pleased to buy this Hunting Association miniature recently, and it's a super, untouched piece. It's an exact miniature copy of the very rare full sized Hunting Association dagger made by the same company. So if you are lucky enough to own a full sized one, here is the perfect compliment to it. Overall length is approx. 9". Exquisite detail to all the parts. Perfect stag grip with oak leaf pommel and tiny acorn as the pommel nut (same as the large one). Clamshell depicts a resting stag with antlers and his doe beside him in a forest clearing! You can SEE the detail in casting. Scabbard has nickeled silver fittings which show a little age and patina. Tiny acorn frog lug. Bottom scabbard fitting is ornately decorated and cast with a standing stag! Ornate bottom scabbard button tip. Scabbard is covered in perfect dark green Morocco leather. Blade is a JEM and in stone mint condition. Dark blue felt/velvet blade buffer. ALCOSO scales trademark etched into blade riccasso. Both sides of the blade are deeply etched with perfect hunting and shooting scenes down both sides, again exactly the same as the full-sized version. A miracle of detail and workmanship. A really great miniature, worthy of ANY collection.
WONDERFUL CONDITIONED- RAD HEWER BY EICKHORN - WITH 1937 DATED & UNIT MARKED HANGER . This is a complete RAD Hewer, and is one of the best conditioned items I have offered. RAD hewers are BIG and heavy daggers, and therefore suffer quite a lot from being dropped or abused. This shows none of that and is a lovely example. In addition it is complete with the single piece leather hanger and belt clip. Hanger is beautifully marked on the reverse with the makers mark, date 1937 and the RAD unit stamp! Dagger is made by Eickhorn and has the post 1938 squirrel trademark etched into the blade surface. All the metal fittings are dull nickel plated and in perfect condition with no lifting or flaking. The scabbard paint is the ORIGINAL black gloss, and apart from some age 'spidering' is 100% complete. The blade is a normal large bowie shape. It's in MINT condition with no sharpening, nicks and retains all of the original factory polish. RAD logo has all the blackening in the lettering. A really FINE example of the RAD hewer, difficult to upgrade.
WW2 BULGARIAN WW2 INFANTRY OFFICERS DRESS DAGGER. M35. Purchased with the same collection as the other Bulgarian dagger, but this one is slightly different again. I don't have any reference books on these so I am sure someone will correct me or add to my knowledge! Pommel on this piece is still a crown but in less detail than the other one. This orange celluloid grip IS a German army one, and does not have the twisted wire. The crossguard is the same with cast lion's heads and the Bulgarian crest one side and the medal of honour on the other. The scabbard is again different, there are no pebbled panels as the surface is completely smooth in finish. There is a small carrying dent on one side at the bottom. The blade is still etched, but only on one side and only with the letters in Cyrillic ZA NAMI BOGA ( God is with us ).There is no makers mark evident. A well made and again very nice looking dagger, with huge German influence.
WW2 GERMAN 'TAKE-DOWN' PARACHUTIST KNIFE - Rb NUMBERED. A good used example of the rarer 'take-down' German WW2 airborne forces knife. Extremely popular with collectors, these don't seem to last 5 minutes! Designed to be used with one hand. This example comes apart very simply for ease of cleaning and maintenance. Blade easily changed if required. This has blued steel fittings, with a working spring and marlin spike. The spike is Waffanampt marked on the base. Dark wood grips have the original owners name scratched on one side, looks like 'Wardngaz HRS'. Blade is marked with the RB number ending in 0020, but can't read the first bit. Blade is full length but has ben sharpened along cutting edge. A nice knife, with character. All works and is a take-down variety.
WW2 GERMAN PARACHUTIST KNIFE BY SMF. This is the classic knife as issued to German parachutist and other airborne forces, Luftwaffe/Wehrmacht/SS. This is a non-takedown version and the wooden grips are pinned through the steel frame with 4 rivets. There is the normal 'marlin spike' at the bottom end. This is marked with a waffanampt '5' stick bird. There is also a steel lanyard loop. The single edged blade is in perfect condition, does not seemed to have been sharpened. The SMF 'seated king' logo is etched into the blade riccasso. Retaining spring and release trigger all work fine and the blade is very smooth in operation. Very good example.
WW2 ROYAL BULGARIAN ARMY DAGGER-M35. Not really one of my specialities, but this and one other similar dagger, were in a collection I purchased last year. Obviously made in Germany as most of the parts are identifiable as from a German Third Reich army dagger!. Actually a very pretty looking dagger as the pommel and crossguard are unique and cast with the Bulgarian theme. Pommel is in the shape of a silver Bulgarian crown, the grip is solid celluloid and has a single twisted wire running the length. The ferrel is the same as a German army dagger with oakleaves.The crossguard is again unique, and whilst it is in the shape of a German army dagger, it has been cast with lion's heads on each end. On one side is the Bulgarian rampant lions in a shield and on the other is a cross, which is a facsimile of the Bulgarian Military Order for Bravery. Scabbard is an army dagger type. Pebbled finish with screws holding the throat. The blade is unique to this type of dagger and is etched on both sides. One with a large Cyrillic ” B”., the cypher of King Boris III, and on the other with ZA NAMI BOGA ( God is with us ).There is no makers mark evident. A superb looking dagger and you can see the German influence in design and construction.
“GROSSER” OR LARGE SIZED SWORD KNOT. This is a beautiful much larger style dress knot for the Third Reich parade sword. Not encountered very often as usually the much more delicate and smaller dress knot is used on most swords. However, for ‘Special’ swords it those carried by high ranking officers, this larger dress knot was used. It’s virtually mint and I doubt it’s been on a sword. Very wide green leather strap with twin silver wire lines running its length. A huge bullion ball acorn with unusual red/black stuffing for the insert. A rare knot indeed and on the right sword would look fantastic.