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Transitional Double Marked Hitler Youth Knife by J. A. Henckels (M7/10 1937)

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Here’s a nice Hitler Youth Knife with a ton going for it, including a visible motto and rarely seen J.A. Henckels double maker’s mark. The grip and HJ diamond emblem are in near perfect condition.

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Here’s a nice Hitler Youth Knife with a ton going for it, including a visible motto and rarely seen J.A. Henckels double maker’s mark.

The grip and HJ diamond emblem are in near perfect condition. The diamond moves freely (wriggles) as is expected with these knives. The nickel plating is 98%, with the only notable wear being where the hanger strap snap rubs against the surface, which is normally where we see the most surface wear. Aside from this, only minor use scratches can be noted.

The blade is very nice for an HJ knife! As collectors know, we tend to see these in horrible condition since they were used by young boys in the Hitler Youth to dig in the dirt, thrown at trees, and just generally abused. To find one in this condition is fairly remarkable. The J.A. Henckels double maker’s mark, coupled with the RZM M7/10 1937 mark, are very visible on the blade’s reverse. On the obverse, while somewhat worn, we see the remains of the motto, “Blut und Ehre!” (Blood and Honour!). There is some spotting on the surface that has a brownish tone, but is not rust. Since we do not clean our daggers or knives, we’ll leave this option up to the buyer.

The scabbard shows the normal use wear we almost always see with these knives, with about 50% of the original black paint remaining. The leather strap and snap are in great shape, very flexible and not dry.

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