German Daggers & Knives

//German Daggers & Knives

German DaggerThe German Dagger was a very popular souvenir for many WW2 veterans who served in the European theater. For the German officers who wore them, they were a symbol of status, rank and power. Contrary to popular belief, WWII German Daggers were not used as weapons, but simply as an accessory to the uniforms of the German Officers (and a very fancy accessory at that). Some of the more common of these German Collectibles are the; German Army Dagger (aka Heer Dagger), Luftwaffe Dagger (aka Air Force Dagger), Navy Dagger (aka Kriegsmarine Dagger), and the Hitler Youth Dagger (aka HJ Dagger). There is also the ever popular Nazi SS Dagger. These daggers can be recognized by the prominent deep black handle and sheath, with a round “SS” button at the top of the handle, just beneath the top cross guard. SS Daggers must be carefully scrutinized due to the extremely high number of very detailed reproductions dating back decades! Often times novice collectors will unknowingly purchase an SS Dagger, only to discover later they purchased a very well made fake!

SA Dagger — J.P. Sauer & Sohn SUHL

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A nice, early SA dagger by maker, J. P. Sauer & Sohn SUHL. A solid SA dagger, and nice example at an affordable price! The grip has a very nice tone, one typically not found with these daggers. Only minor use wear (mainly scratches and a couple very small dings) can be found on either side. The grip eagle is superb, with approximately 95% of it’s original detail and a very nice, dark brown outline color in the wood surrounding the emblem...

Rich. A. Herder Heer Dagger (Unmarked) with Portepee

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This is a beautiful unmarked Heer (army) Officer Dagger. Uncleaned and without evidence of ever having been modified, this dagger is a real gem. Nickel plated fittings are almost 100%, with no signs of plate loss, bubbling or peeling. The cross guard is nice and crisp in terms of detail, with the original scabbard buffer seated in place on the underside...

  • Luftwaffe Dagger (Unmarked)

Luftwaffe Dagger — Unmarked Blade

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A very nice unmarked 2nd model Luftwaffe dagger here, with an attractive yellow grip and very nice medium gray scabbard. These daggers are just getting more and more popular seemingly by the day. This particular dagger has a lot going for it, and at a price that can’t be beat.

SS Dagger — RZM 1222/39, M7/95 J.A. Schmidt & Sohn

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This is a nice late-war RZM 1222/39 (M7/95) SS dagger attributed to J. A. Schmidt & Sohn, in overall excellent condition. The grip is in exceptional condition as it has only a couple of use wear marks (minor dings and scratches), the most noticeable being on the reverse as seen in the photos. The cross guards are a nice tight fit, along with excellent nickel plating in comparison to many other late war ss daggers...

  • Kriegsmarine (Navy) Dagger by Eickhorn

Kriegsmarine (Navy) Dagger by Eickhorn

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Here we have a stunning example of an Eickhorn Kriegsmarine Navy Dagger with a blade that is absolutely breathtaking and a scabbard that is dent-free; something that is becoming more and more difficult to find with these navy daggers. Since I love the blade so much on this example, we’ll start there. Often times we see these daggers with the fouled anchor etch spattered with oxidation spotting, or loss of the gray toning due to cleaning, polishing or buffing of the blade...

WKC Heer Army Dagger with Deep Amber Grip

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Here’s a real nice, all matching WKC Army Dagger with the “Tomahawk” style guard. This example is in overall excellent condition, but has been priced to sell based solely on the blade flaws. The grip is absolutely stunning in appearance, condition and color...

Government Official’s Dagger with Hangers — Alcoso ACS Solingen

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Here’s a fine example Government Official’s Dagger, complete with the original hangers. The silvering overall is 100%, and does not appear to have been polished or cleaned - just a nice natural patina. The artificial mother-of-pearl grip plates are without cracks or chips, only very minor use scratches noticeable in the right lighting. The hilt fittings are in beautiful condition with no major scratches and no dings, save a couple minor dings on the top of the eagle’s head (typical)...

  • 2nd Model RLB Leader Dagger by Alcoso ACS

2nd Model RLB Leader Dagger by Alcoso ACS

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We have here a nice, untouched, uncleaned yet well aged RLB Leader Dagger with original leather by Alcoso (ACS), which is not an often seen maker of this dagger. The grip is wrapped in the dagger’s original blue leather with several minor wear points that any RLB dagger expects to see. These daggers (for whatever reason) simply never age well.

Paul Weyersberg & Co Heer Dagger

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This is probably my favorite Heer (army) dagger to date. A stunning Paul Weyersberg army dagger with a gorgeous amber glass grip. The glass grips are hard to find on these, and add a touch of elegance that (in my opinion) even and ivory grip cannot touch...

Land Customs Dagger — Paul Weyersberg

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Here’s a nice, honest, early Land Customs Dagger from a hard to find maker, Paul Weyersberg. The deep blue/green leather grip is exquisite, showing only a few nicks to the leather, and a nice tight, heavily tarnished silver wire wrap...

2nd Luftwaffe Dagger by Pet. Dan Krebs Solingen

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This is a nice looking second model Luftwaffe Dagger by maker Pet. Dan Krebs. This is one of my personal favorite Luftwaffe dagger makers; I like their logo and their Luftwaffe daggers are quality. The scabbard is a nice deep gray in tone with no notable oxidation or rust. Both throat screws are present and detail throughout the scabbard is virtually untouched, save a few minor scratches...

DLV Dagger — Josef Munch Brotterode

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A nice DLV Flyers Dagger (also referred to as a Glider Pilot Dagger or Knife) from the scarce maker, Josef Munch Brotterode. Nicely aged overall, this DLV dagger would make a fantastic show piece! The deep blue leather wrapped grip shows some normal surface wear, but retails over 95% of it’s color...

  • Deluxe Subordinate Forestry Knife (Cutlass) with Frog

Deluxe Subordinate Forestry Knife (Cutlass) with Frog

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This is a nice, uncleaned, unmessed with Deluxe model Subordinate Forestry Cutlass (also referred to as a Forestry knife, or dagger) with a stunning amount of the original gilded finish throughout, including the scabbard fittings. This was acquired along with an SA High Leader dagger (see the SA Daggers category), both discovered in an old shadow box frame when the veteran passed away.

2nd Luftwaffe Dagger by F.W. Holler Solingen

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An overall nice dagger from F.W. Holler, with a nice heavy-core ivory colored grip and deep-embossed lower crossguard. The ivory colored grip has some age staining, as well as what appear to be scuff marks. We do not clean our daggers so attempted removal is up to the buyer. There are no notable surface cracks, and the wire wrap is nice and tight...

Early Luftwaffe Dagger (1st model) — Gebr. Heller Marienthal

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This early first model Luftwaffe Dagger is a real gem. A collector favorite, these early Luftwaffe Daggers are hefty pieces due to the solid nickel fittings throughout. Many collectors (myself included) also like the way these nickel fittings patina over the years, and this one shows a nice even patina that just adds a ton of character to the piece.

SA Dagger with RZM Tag by M7/2 Emil Voos

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Absolutely mint, in the full sense of the word. This Emil Voos (RZM M7/2) SA Dagger looks like it just came off the shelf, or out of a very well kept time capsule at very least. Still spoting the original tan RZM tag, which shows no signs whatsoever of decay and only very modest edge wear as seen in the photos (no rips or tears).

Early SS Dagger from Robert Klaas

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Here’s an opportunity to own an early SS dagger by the highly collectible maker Robert Klaas, with an unbelievably well preserved blade. Oh, and did we mention it is priced to sell? Starting at the grip, we see a nice, solid ebony wood grip, without chips or notable cracks, but with what appears to be a surface repaint...

Field Upgrade Chained NSKK Dagger by Haenel

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We have here an impressive example NSKK Officer’s Dagger with field upgraded chain assembly with several interesting attributes. Starting with the dagger itself, we see a very well preserved Haenel SA dagger with a bold and crisp motto on the front, and “C. G. Haenel” makers mark on the reverse...

Luftwaffe Dagger (1st model) — E & F Horster

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This first model Luftwaffe dagger by E. & F. Hoster is in overall very nice condition. The hilt fittings show average use wear, including some minor scratches but nothing out of the ordinary. The pommel and crossguard sunwheel swastikas all have 99 - 100% of the original gilt. The deep blue grip leather is 98% overall, with some use wear as seen in the photos. This is also typical. The aluminum grip wire is 100%...

SA Dagger — F&A Helbig Steinbach KR. M.

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Here we have a nice, hard to find early F.&A. Helbig SA Dagger with a blade that can’t be beat! The grip is a nice medium tone brown, with some natural dark accents that make it really attractive. There are some normal dings from use, but no cracks to note. The upper and lower guards fit like a glove to the grip. Helbig was one of the best makers of SA daggers when it came to the art of fitting their parts together.