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!

Richard Abr. Herder Partial Ground Röhm SS Dagger with Serial Number

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This WW2 German SS dagger may have seen better days, but its still a rare find with its Partial Rohm inscription AND numbered cross guard. These are two rare elements in and of themselves, seldom encountered together on the same dagger. The scabbard on this one is in overall very nice condition. The anodized scabbard body shows a very rich deep brown tone with only normal use wear and a single ding about 1/3 of the way up from the tip on one side only...

Early SS Dagger — Robert Klaas

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This Robert Klaas SS Dagger may not be in the best of shape, but it still has character, and appears to be uncleaned. The grip has a couple of small chips, the largest being on the side with the nickel eagle, to the right of the SS roundel. It seems like 1 in every 3 SS daggers that make it into my inbox has a chip in the grip so this is becoming more common. There is another, much smaller and shallower chip on the reverse where the grip and upper guard meet...

Hitler Youth Knife — Heinr. Boker & Co Solingen

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A very nice early Hitler Youth Knife (HJ knife) by the seldom seen maker, Heinr. Boker & Co, Solingen. Unlike many HJ knives we come across, this one has seen little use. The blade has a beautiful cross grain, is still sharp (naturally, no signs of having been re-sharpened), and both the maker’s mark and the motto (Blut und Ehre!) are absolutely superb in detail and quality. It doesn’t get much better than this!...

1st Model RLB EM Dagger — WKC Waffenfabrik Solingen

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Here we have a nice, early first model RLB EM Dagger by WKC Waffenfabrik Solingen in overall nice condition with a few notable flaws (outlined in the following description). The ebony wood grip shows normal use wear including a handful of surface scratches and dings. There is also a vey small chip at the top of the grip just beneath the pommel cap (see photo). The grip is a bit loose and we didn’t want to tighten due to a small area at the top of the grip that appears to have been repaired...

German Heer (Army) Dagger from Eickhorn Solingen

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Here’s a really nice one for you Carl Eickhorn fans! Eickhorn daggers, no matter what type, have always been synonymous with quality, and this one does not disappoint! A 100% matching dagger here! The deep orange grip is so clean and shiny it could be mistaken as being glass...

  • SS Dagger by Rich. Abr. Herder

Early SS Dagger by Rich. Abr. Herder

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Here’s a nice, uncleaned SS Dagger by the highly desired maker, Richard Abr. Herder. This dagger has a lot to offer for a very low price! The decades of dirt and patina still present throughout make this dagger

  • SS Dagger by E.P.&S. (Ernst Pack & Sohne)

SS Dagger by E.P.&S. (Ernst Pack & Sohne)

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Here’s a really nice and very desirable Ernst Pack & Sohne (E.P.&S.) SS dagger with a ton of appeal! The grip is a real beauty, with hints of brown showing through the black when you turn it under the light. The surface has very few blemishes - only the usual ding or minor scratch here and there from normal use. There are no cracks or chips either, which is a real treat considering how susceptible these grips are to damage.

German Army Dagger from F. W. Holler Solingen

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We don’t see these F. W. Holler Heer Daggers pop up too often, but we love it when they do. Like the Eickhorn firm, Holler knows how to produce a quality dagger, and this 100% all matching, original example is no exception. The medium orange grip is a real eye catcher, with its defined ribs and almost perfect transition into the ferrule ring...

  • DLV/NSFK Glider Pilot Dagger — Helbig “Crackle Finish”

DLV/NSFK Glider Pilot Dagger — Helbig “Crackle Finish”

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We have here a nice, desirable “Crackle Finish” DLV/NSFK Glider Pilot Dagger (also referred to in the collecting world as a “DLV Flyer’s Knife”) by maker F. & A. Helbig. What makes this version of the DLV Dagger unique when compared with other examples, is the so called, “Crackle Finish”. This was a process applied to the scabbard body and the grip to simulate the look and feel of leather, instead of using actual leather due to wartime supply shortages...

SA Dagger — Carl Eickhorn Ground Rohm

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A very nice factory ground Röhm dagger here, with everything going for it including an exceptional blade! The grip condition couldn’t be much better. Aside from the crack in the lower right front portion of the grip, this grip would be hard to upgrade! The finish is smooth and beautiful, with all the right wood grain characteristics we’ve come to love from these early Eickhorn daggers.

  • SA Dagger by Christianswerk Solingen (scarce maker)

SA Dagger by Christianswerk Solingen (scarce maker)

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SA Daggers by Christianswerk don’t come around too often so we’re thrilled to be providing this one for sale. The grip is a nice chocolate brown tone with a few minor dings and one very small eighth inch surface chip to the left of the SA roundel near the corner of the grip.

SS Dagger — RZM M7/80 Gustav C. Spitzer

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A bit salty, but still a very nice mid-period, uncleaned and unmessed with SS dagger by Gustav C. Spitzer. The grip is a nice deep chocolate color with shadows of black around the edges and in the grooves. I really like these deep brown grips. Something about them is just more appealing in my opinion. As with many SS daggers in circulation, there is one small chunk missing at the rear of the grip where it meets the top crossguard, and the start of another chip on the front to the left of the SS roundel...

German Forestry Cutlass Hunting Knife

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These are really unique and gorgeous pieces in their own right. All brass fittings, thick (and tough) leather scabbard, beautifully triple-etched hunting motif blade -- what’s not to love about these German hunting knives? The heavy stag grip is adorned with three brass acorns along the length of the front, and skillfully fit with a brass ferrule ring and pommel cap, complete with upside-down acorn “nut” atop the cap...

Ernst Pack & Sohne Heer Dagger

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This Ernst Pack & Sohne Heer (Army) dress dagger is full of character! This beautiful E. Pack army dagger comes completely uncleaned and un-messed with. The metal has tarnished very nicely, leaving that nice weathered look that we collectors love to see! The grip has some set in dirt, mainly inside the grooves...

  • SA Dagger by Wagner & Lang (scarce maker)

SA Dagger by Wagner & Lang (scarce maker)

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Another beautiful SA dagger from the seldom seen maker, Wagner & Lang. The grip on this dagger is a nice chocolate tone in near perfect condition. The nickel guards appear to be uncleaned, and show very little wear. Pommel nut shows no marks from pliers (has not been removed) and no swirl marks.

Chained SS Dagger – Type 1

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A nice type 1 Chained SS Dagger with a great deal of appeal! The grip is solid, without cracks and only a few minor scratches and dings expected of period SS daggers. The eagle is beautiful, retaining 95% of it’s original detail and has a perfect patina. SS roundel is almost perfect, with one a sliver of darkening from age along the lower quarter edge.

German Army Dagger from Eickhorn with Unique Grip Rib Pattern

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We can’t get enough of these nice Eickhorn German Army Daggers. Here is an exceptional example of an all matching, completely untouched and uncleaned, Eickhorn dagger with a ton of appeal! Starting with the handle area we see a nice yellow celluloid grip, which is an unusual color for an Eickhorn...

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.