NSKK Daggers and Chained NSKK Daggers

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NSKK DaggersMembers of the NSKK (Nationalsozialistisches Kraftfahrkorps or National Socialist Motor Corps), which existed from 1931-1945, had the enviable task of learning to drive and maintain high performance autos and motorcycles. While the core objective of the NSKK was educational (teaching automotive maintenance and driving skills) the NSKK was nonetheless a paramilitary group and as such its members wore uniforms appropriate to that designation. The standard NSKK dagger was initially identical to the SA dagger worn by members of the Nazi SA (Sturmabteilung). This remained so until 1936 when all NSKK daggers were changed to include a black scabbard instead of brown. Another change that came about in 1936 was the issuance of the NSKK chained dagger to officers and other members who had joined the NSKK prior to the beginning of 1933. Produced until 1942, these daggers were very similar to the standard NSKK daggers with the difference being the addition of a chain fashioned from linked square plates. Each plate contained one of three symbols – the NSKK symbol, the Nazi swastika, and a triangular rune symbolizing the power of the Nordic god Thor. Another variation on the NSKK dagger was the marine dagger. The NSKK marine dagger was identical to the standard NSKK dagger with the exception of gilded scabbard and cross guard fittings. High leaders in the NSKK also had their own style of dagger. Like their counterpart, the chained dagger, the NSKK high leader dagger also has the chained scabbard, however the “Alles Für Deutschland” motto engraved on the blade is in raised letters and flanked by oak leaf and acorn sprigs.

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...

NSKK Dagger — 1938 Transitional Eickhorn 7/66

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A nice minty 1938 NSKK Eickhorn Transitional RZM 7/66 with very few notable flaws. The scabbard fit is tight, blade virtually flawless (aside from the runner marks). The scabbard shows only a couple very minor scratches. The metal fittings on the scabbard are without dings or dents. Screws show no signs of tampering.

Chained NSKK Marine Dagger — M7/66 1939, Carl Eickhorn

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The photos tell the story with this one. An Chained NSKK Marine Dagger by Carl Eickhorn (M7/66), dated 1939. The grip has a nice original sheen finish, which emphasizes the attractive cherry wood color. There are no cracks or chips on either side of the grip, and only a couple very minor use marks. The eagle is in near perfect condition...

  • NSKK Transitional Dagger by Carl Eickhorn

NSKK Transitional Dagger by Carl Eickhorn

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Here’s a minty, rarely seen, and very desirable Eickhorn Transitional NSKK dagger with the traditional Eickhorn maker’s mark below the RZM 7/66 1938 mark. The grip on the gorgeous dagger is a deep brown with only very minor wear marks and no cracks or chips.

  • Chained NSKK Dagger by Eickhorn 7/66 1939

Chained NSKK Dagger by Eickhorn (7/66 1939) with Nickel Silver Chain & Eagle

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What a rare treat it is to find such a nice Chained NSKK dagger with so many great attributes. This Eickhorn dagger has the earlier 1939 dated blade, nickel chain with the Assman “A” logo stamp, nickel eagle, and the perfect blend of age and beauty in an overall condition that is hard to come by these days...