Hitler Youth Knives (sometimes referred to as HJ Knives or Hitler Youth Daggers) were used by the Hitler Youth (Hitler Jugend) of Germany during the WW2 era. Hitler Youth was essentially the Nazi version of the Boy Scouts, which also included girls (Bund Deutscher Mädel), and these knives were awarded to boys after passing state examinations. Early version of the HJ Knives (through 1937) included the etched motto, “Blut und Ehre!”, which translates to “Blood and Honor!”
For years Hitler Youth Knives have been a staple in every German WW2 collection, and things haven’t changed! Whether you’re a beginning collector or a seasoned one, if you don’t have one of these in your display this is the time to buy!