WWII German Third Reich military collectibles have become increasingly popular among WW2 history collectors over the past several years, surpassing the popularity of war relics from any other country involved in the war. Some attribute this rise in popularity to such Hollywood blockbuster movies as “Saving Private Ryan”, and more recently the hit TV mini-series, “Band of Brothers”. For the younger generation (and some of us older folks) modern video games have also contributed to the increasing interest in World War 2 German militaria collecting, with mega-popular games such as “Medal of Honor”, and “Call of Duty”. Whatever the reason for ones interest in World War II collectibles, its important that history be preserved so future generations can see, feel, and appreciate what the Greatest Generation fought to preserve – our freedom!
This has to be one of the rarest Third Reich daggers around, as well as one of the most desirable, and most beautiful! Few collectors are lucky enough to see one in person, much less have the good fortune to add one to their collection. Sometimes referred to as a “Gold Government Dagger” (or Gold Government Official’s Dagger), the more formal label is the Eastern People’s Government Official’s dagger. This particular one is (frankly) the nicest one I’ve seen in my years of collecting...
A very nice numbers matching Third Reich era German Navy Sword, depot stamped by Adolf Braun. The blade is in excellent condition with only minor spotting to about 10% of the blade. Many of these Kriegsmarine swords have blades in similar condition so this is expected. There are no notable nicks, scratches or other imperfections; this blade is solid! The blade is not maker marked, only depot stamped to Adolf Braun as mentioned...
Here’s a nice Gold Grade Wound Badge in zinc. As with many zinc based badges, this one no longer shows any of the original gold wash, with the exception of the pin on the reverse. Since the pin is not zinc, the gold wash remains.
This is an exceptionally nice Black Wound Badge, and comes in its original presentation box. With the exception of some very minor rust spots at the hinge and the hook clasp, the black paint coverage is nearly 100%!
Great example of a complete and 100% original M40 Luftwaffe helmet with 95% of the second pattern, (Circa 1936/1937-1945), Luftwaffe eagle decal remaining. Paint is 98%, with only average scuffs and scratching. Original liner and chinstrap show signs of age, use, and wear, but otherwise very strong and completely in tact. Manufacturer mark is “Q”, size 64.
Here we have a good looking Land Customs Official’s Dagger with the nice deep blue leather wrapped grip and scabbard body, but maker Carl Eickhorn. The dagger as a whole appears to be untouched, and uncleaned, with some rust spotting in areas of the scabbard fittings and hanger rings, which we do see with these daggers.
These don’t come around too often, and certainly not in this amazing condition and with these accessories! A National Hunting Association Cutlass by WKC with the original frog and original matching leather belt hanger. Everything about this hunting knife will take your breath away! From the lack of age wear to the unbelievable detail in the blade engraving, if this cutlass doesn’t make your heart skip a beat nothing will.
This is a very high quality, and immaculate WWII German State Forestry (Heeresforstverwaltung) Officer’s named visor cap, manufactured by Karl Schlipf Uniformgeschaft Backnang. It simply doesn't get any better than this. The exterior condition is like new, with hardly a blemish, while the interior appears as if the cap was worn only a handful of times. A collector's dream!
We can’t get enough of these Postal Protection Daggers, also referred to as Postschutz Daggers. This is perhaps the best we’ve seen to date (anywhere) in terms of overall condition, yet priced very reasonably. Starting with the grip, the ebony wood is completely free of cracks and chips. If you’ve studied these daggers you’ll know that these grips were prone to cracking so finding one as stable as this is rare in and of itself! There is notable verdigris where the wood of the grip meets the pommel cap and the guard, so we believe this dagger has never been disassembled, an added plus!...
This is a Bronze Type-4 Anti-partisan badge by C.E. Juncker with rare cut-outs for this type (typically seen without the oblong cut-outs beneath the snake’s heads), and a previously unknown “thin” version (more on this below).
This is a very scarce Gold Type-4 Anti-partisan badge by C.E. Juncker with rare cut-outs for this type (typically seen without the oblong cut-outs beneath the snake’s heads), and a previously unknown “thin” version (more on this below).
These are some of the most attractive of all the German WW2 medals in our opinion. The Silver Grade Panzer Assault Badge (also referred to as a “Tank Badge”) for 25 engagements. Typically these are found with most (if not all) of the silver wash gone to time. Not in this case!
This is a very hard-to-find Dutch NSB (Nationaal-Socialistisch Beweging) patch constructed of multi-piece black and red wool, bordered with what appears to be raised hand-embroidered gold bullion. The “Wolfshook” logo in the center (derived from the Germanic Wolfsangel symbol) is beautifully and skillfully constructed of the same raised embroidered bullion...
Here’s an exceptionally nice, uncleaned and all matching, TENO EM Dagger (hewer) from Carl Eickhorn, complete with original frog. Both ivory colored grip plates are free of cracks and chips, with both screws nice and tight, and without signs of being tampered with.
Very nice quality, unmarked black leather belt with enlisted man / NCO unmarked buckle. Buckle still retains more than 80% of its detail, and is an absolutely beautiful piece by itself. The matching belt, complete with adjustable buckle strap, very nicely detailed hook, and supple high quality, well preserved leather, completes the set very nicely.
Here’s a real nice one, with a combination of qualities you’ll not find in another SS dagger! An early Eickhorn Ground Rohm SS dagger, in stunning condition, with an uncut Swastika arm on the grip eagle (see photos). The color tones in the grip are beautiful, mixing deep blacks with lighter brown tones (see photos)...