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Dagger and Swords

Dagger and Swords

Dagger and Swords

Dagger and Swords

Dagger and Swords

Dagger and Swords

Dagger and Swords

Dagger and Swords

Dagger and Swords

Dagger and Swords

Dagger and Swords

Dagger and Swords

Dagger and Swords

Dagger and Swords

Dagger and Swords

Dagger and Swords

Dagger and Swords

Second Model Officer’s Luftschutz Dagger with Rarely-Seen Hangers (Item DAG&SWORDS 1-1)

DESCRIPTION: Here is probably the finest one of these important daggers you or I will ever see. It is as close to mint that will be found. It is of the initial Luftschutz production with solid-nickel mounts–beautiful and having a silverlike finish nicely patinated. The pommel top is the style with a distinct design at the center; no wear apparent at all. The edges have a cut groove in it that retains the original factory darkening. The crossguard has the stubby winged, stylized eagle that is characteristic of the “RLB” (ReichsLuftschutzbund). The bird clutches a plain wreath with an open-work swastika. This looks to have been hand enhanced at the factory. The guards are sort of triangular shaped and decorated with lines on the obverse and reverse. The scabbard is quite beautiful, as well. The shell is quite straight and has perfectly matching blue-black leather (all original). The leather is nearly pristine. The grip of the dagger underneath the leather is with outstanding leather covering. This leather remains in 100-percent original perfect condition with beautiful grain. Attached to the scabbard are the upper and center hanging rings and suspended from them are the original hanging straps. These straps are in perfect condition like the dagger itself. The blue-black leather matches the scabbard and grip leather. They have a set of decorative stitches that run the length of them The snap cup is the type marked “M 5/10” with “RZM” in a circle. The back of this also has the RZM markings. It also has DRGM on it and also on the push-up deluxe snaps. The clip and snaps retain all the original silvered finish across their pebbled surfaces. I have been joined by other experts in saying this without a doubt is the finest set of RLB hangers we have ever seen and the dagger that suspends from them is phenomenal!!! The blade is an excellent example. It is bright throughout (mint?); yes, without a doubt–mint! It is not signed by any manufacturer, but this is often the case with RLB daggers especially second models. Experts concur that about one half of the RLB daggers are with company names and logos. This does not affect the value whatsoever! Have you wanted an ultrarare and beautiful example of the handsomest dagger of the Third Reich? Why not the best, most complete one that has ever turned up?

PRICE: $4,500.00


This probably is one of the most important daggers of the German Reich, considering the awesome job of these brave men and women in the cities and villages that were being bombed to “death” by the fiend bomber Harris, who was ordered by Winston Churchill himself to organize a relentless terror bombing on the civilian populations of Germany in order to as he put it ‘exterminate’ the population of ‘Britain’s’ enemy and destroy their will to resist. The men and women of the RLB to their immortal credit bravely were the last persons that would retreat to safety after experiencing the horrible holocaust of the dreadful firebombs while trying to secure the safety of the innocent elderly men, women, and children from the dreadful flames.
Want to know more? Go to Google and take a look at ‘Hellstorm’ the death of Nazi Germany. If your human sensibilities can take it you might come away with somewhat of a new attitude about the ‘Good War.’ British Bomber Command and the USAF might suffer quite a bit in revisionist truths, but in truth the saga of the beast called war is and always will be the greatest heinous blight on humanity; especially fratricidal wars.

No more brother wars!
Luftschutz tut not!

 

Bayonet

 

Bayonet

Bayonet

Bayonet

Bayonet

Bayonet

Bayonet

Bayonet

Bayonet

Bayonet

Engraved Bayonet (Item WEHR 34-21; DAG&SWORDS 1-2)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a very nice army dress bayonet. It shows a soldier figure with oak leaves; the soldier seems to be holding an MP40 submachine gun. The engraving is to one side only and it is a typical “in memory of my service” type. Deeply etched, this is a classic example of these now-scarce pieces. Blade is fine. Where the maker’s mark would normally be this one has the name of the Berlin distributor “W. Roetz Brandenburg, H.” The black Bakelite, checkered grips are perfect with no chips. The brown carry frog is also in nice condition with a little wear on the lip where it meets with the crossguard. This is in brown leather. The scabbard is not repainted; it shows some wear but is in exceptionally good condition.

PRICE: $750.00

 

Red Cross

Red Cross

Red Cross

Red Cross

Red Cross

Red Cross

Red Cross

Red Cross

Red Cross

Red Cross

Red Cross Officer’s Dagger (Item DAG&SWORDS 1-3; REDCROSS 1-14a)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a Red Cross officer’s dagger in very good condition with its grip unchipped, blade nice with no nicks or sharpening. The asterisk-looking top retainer screw has not been messed with as so many of them have been. The grip is in the deeper orange color and has two minor fracture marks near the pommel. It has an unmarked blade as it is with all the ones I have ever seen. The actual color of the grip is a rather deep orange, but with our lighting situation it photographed a rather yellow hue. Germany like other Nations had its National Red Cross agency and was formed under the Reich’s Ministry of the Interior and was a nationally recognized volunteer organization authorized to assist in civil disasters under article ten the Red Cross of the Geneva Convention. The Red Cross was also to participate in medical and welfare aid to the sick and wounded of the armed forces. Its members both male and female were on a nonsalary basis but were directed by a full-time cadre of uniformed and paid leaders. The International Red Cross symbol was worn, but with a distinctive German swastika emblem included in the design. The members in uniform were authorized to wear two dress daggers designed for the Red Cross. The non-officer grades carried the large hewing knife which had black, plastic grips and a black, metal scabbard. The massive 10-1/2 inch blade had a double row of saw teeth as well as a cutting edge and a blunt square tip. The fittings were in dull silver finish; however, the officer's dagger was much more attractive as the one we offer here surely is. The Officer's model always looks to me like a renaissance dagger brought back from the romantic past but in just about every Third Reich dagger one can see that ancient weapon patterns were used in their final designs. The eagle that perches on the crossguard is nicely detailed with a crisp, clear swastika on his chest. This is a superior example and a historically important addition to a good dagger collection.

PRICE:  $2,250.00

 

SS Chained Dagger

SS Chained Dagger

 

SS Chained Dagger

SS Chained Dagger

SS Chained Dagger

SS Chained Dagger

SS Chained Dagger

SS Chained Dagger

SS Chained Dagger

SS Chained Dagger

SS Chained Dagger

SS Chained Dagger

SS Chained Dagger

 

Chained Model 1936 Officer’s Dagger (Item SSDAG 1-12; SS 36-13b)

DESCRIPTION: Here is another good specimen of the famed SS officer’s 1936-model dagger similar to the one in the above section. This one also has the very desirable anodized scabbard. The grip is in ebony and the fit to the crossguards is perfect, except for some of the wood at the top. The top and bottom guards are in genuine nickel while the scabbard throat and center band are nickel plated. The crossguards, the skulls, and runic symbols on the links are clearly depicted, but a very small bit of corrosion has set into a link or two. Remember, this is a 100-percent-original dagger of a type that is fast disappearing from the collectable scene. Other than that the dagger is a very fine example with all fittings: sharp including the teeth of the skulls (important in these weapons). The grip eagle and runic enamel and runic bottom are sharp with super detailing to the eagle. The etched blade motto is clear with all its darkened patina intact. There are a couple of marks at the blade point where it meets the bottom crossguard and one tiny mark on each side of the edges almost down to the tip, but still the blade grades excellent, at least. The links and crossguards do not have the darkening that some manufacturers produced, but are bright and with high luster. This is a highly collectible SS dagger and its problems are minute to say the least, but it is better than most that have been offered out there in cyberland. Daggers in similar condition have sold for $10,000 or more; however, we offer it an incredible, special price.

PRICE: $7,850.00.

 

SS Dagger

SS Dagger
Backside

SS Dagger

SS Dagger

SS Dagger

SS Dagger

SS Dagger

SS Dagger

SS Dagger

SS Dagger
Note the Kulturabzeichen

SS Dagger
Note the GAU mark

SS Dagger
Great blade!

SS Dagger

SS Dagger

SS Dagger

SS Dagger

SS Dagger

1936 Model Officer’s Dagger (Item SSDAG 2-8; SS 13)

DESCRIPTION: OK, collectors, here it is, the ultimate chained SS dagger and are you ready for this? The dagger is the early style with the scabbard’s having the factory shell surface with beautiful, blued anodization (not painted). It has nickel mounts and the blade is excellent; however, instead of an SS district marking on the back of the crossguard, this one has a GAU marking on it (“He”). This is quite correct according to the ultimate dagger expert Mr. Thomas Wittmann on page 121 of his fabulous book Exploring the Dress Daggers and Swords of the German SS. Wittmann says that occasionally a collector will encounter a nickel-silver lower crossguard that has a stamped abbreviation mark identical to the stampings which were used on early SA dagger crossguards . We know Model 1936 daggers with these markings are original, as many unaltered examples have come directly from veteran sources. Why would SA GAU distribution marks be present on an SS dagger? Some in the hobby feel this may have represented the economic using up of inventory, but this theory does not seem altogether plausible as it is generally believed that GAU stampings were not applied by factories, but rather by distribution sectors based in the individual GAU sectors. It is this writer’s opinion that Model 1936 daggers having GAU-marked lower crossguards may be attributed to the use of existing stock accumulated from Röhm SA daggers previously returned to the factory. In some instances the SA-dagger owner elected to purchase a new example rather than have the dedicated blade ground. The SA Röhm example was accordingly returned to the factory. On separate occasions Mr. Wittmann and I have personally purchased original unaltered Model 1936 chained examples exhibiting these GAU stampings. Whatever the true reason for this anomaly, these GAU-marked examples are absolutely correct and unaltered. Many of the crossguards used for early Model 1936 production are found to be marked “He” as this one is. This dagger chain is the variant type with what has become known as the smiling-skull style—the standard early type so desirable to collectors. The dagger has never been taken apart. The tang nut matches the other mounts and it is quite apparent that a disassembly tool has never been near it. The top and bottom crossguards are perfect with deep and precisely cut accent grooves, crisp edge definition, and fine, smooth surfaces. The grip is also in perfect condition having no trace of repairs anywhere. This grip is a medium-contour example showing practically no wear and it fits the crossguards like a glove. The SS rune button is perfectly placed and retains 100 percent of the enamel with no problems. The SS runes and dual circular borders nicely match the rest of the mounts. The nickel-grip eagle is the style with straight-on beak; it retains full detailing, with finely raised breast and wing feathering. The piece has its original portepee and it is tied appropriately. This 42-cm example is tied in one of the two ways. These portepees were often seen in 1936 model daggers. There is a slight amount of fraying where the cord would rub against the uniform. The portepee is definitely original to the dagger and other than the natural fraying, it is in perfect condition. The scabbard is straight throughout. This shell retains 100 percent of the original anodized finish, which is downright handsome. The upper and lower mounts are also of nickel and are in extra-fine condition right down to the lower scabbard ball. These mounts have the original nickel screws, which have never been removed. The center ramp is an extra-fine example of the type with background pebbling that was never factory darkened. This mount is fashioned with three intertwined swastikas on both sides and is retained by a single matching nickel screw. Attached to the upper and center mount is what we call the “smiling skull” chain. Both the links and the connecting tabs on this chain are constructed of nickel. The links also have pebbled backgrounds which match the center ramp. The skulls on this type of chain have a far more dramatic look to them in that the smile is much more pronounced than the standard type, imparting a cheerful but macabre look; the effect is quite eerie! The bones are interesting in that their knob ends are smaller than those we normally see. The nose is a triangular cutout (not unlike a jack-o-lantern) and the eyes are oval shaped, the teeth are also a bit different, but they are intact and do much to complete the look. The SS runics are nicely rendered, high off the surface and with nicely pebbled background. The cloverleaf clip is also slightly different than one expects in the norm. It is the open type and is constructed of thinner nickel than a standard type. The opening at this piece reveals the “DRGM” letter on the below snap-clip surface. The second link of the upper chain has the SS-Kulturzeichen stamp proofing. The connecting tabs are the type that we see on the type I chains, being smaller and solid looking without the usual openings we often see on type II connecting tabs. Really, this is a most interesting original chain. The unmarked blade (as they should be) is extremely nice being bright throughout, also having most of its grain. Other than the normal in-and-out markings, this blade is in mint condition. The SS motto is crisp, having 100 percent of its frosting in the background letters. The blade shoulders perfectly meet the lower crossguard contour. We try to almost never use the word “mint,” but with this dagger it is more than tempting to cross the line and if not mint, then we would have to say pristine. In many years we have never seen one better. Here is the ultimate SS dagger and we would really hate to see it leave, but if you love it as we do then surely you should have it.

PRICE: $9,800.00; Pricey? Not for perfection like this! I hope you can step up to the best!

 

 

Dagger

Dagger

Dagger

Dagger

Dagger

Dagger

Dagger

Dagger

Stag-Handled Dress Bayonet by WKC (Item WEHR 34-13)

DESCRIPTION: We see lots of the black Bakelite grip examples, but seldom do we find the odd stag-grip version and they are much prettier than the standard type. They were mostly used by mountain troop Jäger regiments and worn with the intense pride that these elite regiments would project when in dress-parade formation. The bayonet in its scabbard measures about 15½ inches long with silver-plated crossguard and pommel. There is a little bit of plating loss on the right side of the blade’s tip, otherwise excellent! The scabbard has no dings or dents, but has minor paint loss. The piece has its original brown frog intact. There is a portepee in fair shape; a bit worn, but intact. The stag grips are excellent. This is a very nice original piece.

PRICE: $475.00

 

Bayonet

 

Bayonet

Bayonet

Bayonet

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Bayonet

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Bayonet

Engraved Bayonet (Item WEHR 34-23; DAG&SWORDS 1-2)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a very nice army dress bayonet. It shows a soldier figure with oak leaves; the soldier seems to be holding an MP40 submachine gun. The engraving is to one side only and it is a typical “in memory of my service” type. Deeply etched, this is a classic example of these now-scarce pieces. Blade is fine. Where the maker’s mark would normally be this one has the name of the Berlin distributor “W. Roetz Brandenburg, H.” The black Bakelite, checkered grips are perfect with no chips. The brown carry frog is also in nice condition with a little wear on the lip where it meets with the crossguard. This is in brown leather. The scabbard is not repainted; it shows some wear but is in exceptionally good condition.

PRICE: $750.00

 

 

Axis

Axis

Axis

Axis

Axis

Axis

Axis

Axis

Axis

Axis

Axis

Axis

Axis

Axis

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Axis
Father Andrej Hlinka

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Axis
Symbol of the Hlinka Guard

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Axis

Ultra-Rare Hlinka Guard Diplomats Dagger (Item AXIS 4-19)

DESCRIPTION: We have all seen the regular Hlinka guard dagger—the one with the ugly eagle head on top of a wooden handle or grip. It has a scabbard that is reminiscent of an SA or SS type with ball end. It has always been suspected that there was a dagger for high officers or diplomats that would be representative of the hierarchy of the loyal Czech legion who allied themselves with the German Third Reich. Father Andrez Hlinka was the cofounder of the Slovak anti-Bolshevik People’s Party. He died in 1938 and was succeeded by Monsignor Josef Tiso. Shortly after Hlinka’s death militarized units of the anticommunist Hlinka party were formed as the “Hlinka Guard.” The guard wore this aforementioned dagger. Until now no one had acquired or even seen the diplomatic officer’s dagger that we offer. The tradition of the polished wooden grip occurs even in this beautiful weapon with its otherwise elegant fittings. The dagger was manufactured by Eickhorn Solingen and has the typical Eickhorn squirrel-with-sword logo. The blade and cross guard are exactly as seen on the German diplomatic corps dagger; however, the top or grip pommel is totally fashioned only for this dagger and is to be compared to the shape and design of the Czechoslovakian Air Force dagger M-1927 model shown in A Guide to Military Dress Daggers, Vol. II, by Kurt Glemser, page 71. Since the Hlinka Guard and the independent state of Slovakia welcomed the independence from the western Czechs and the Slovak government with the protection of Germany, the administration was pro-Fascist and virulently pro-Nazi. It only stands to reason that diplomatic officials would have special dagger and we believe we have firmly found it. Mr. Thomas Wittman, author of many prestigious books on daggers, seems to agree with our estimation of the identity of this marvelous weapon. In World of Dress Daggers by Robert J. Berger on page 238 is quoted as saying: “In 1938, the Hlinka Guard was formed. It was a militant, uniformed organization of the Clerical People’s Party and mimicked the German SS.” I don’t agree exactly with the word ‘mimicked,’ but it does seem that the Hlinka’s Guard did emulate the German forces in much of it uniforms and equipment. The cross guard on this dagger is an exact image of the one used on the German diplomatic dagger also by Eickhorn with the eagle looking to the left as opposed to the government official model that looks to the right. This figures in our estimation as the eagle depicted came to typify the diplomatic services and a unit that styled itself so closely to the German Reich motif would most likely use this eagle. The scabbard is not like the German diplomatic dagger or any other German edged weapon. Take particular notice of the bottom 2 1/2 inches culminating in a configuration looking nothing like the ball bottom finial used on several German daggers. The pebbled effect that covers most of the scabbard is similar again to the style of the German diplomatic dagger, but the support bands that clutch the suspension rings are decorated with swastikas joined in sort of a Romanesque or Greek-key pattern. Sharpness and exquisite detail of these swastikas is immediately noticeable. The dagger is solid and beautifully constructed. The wooden grip will throw off the average collector who is used to the fine celluloid grips of German Army and Air Force daggers or the elegant mother-of-pearl grips of the German diplomatic and government daggers, but in keeping with the traditions of the Hlinka Guard and probably the sagas and tales of the Balkan forests this grip could probably not have been fashioned in any other manner. So Germania International, LLC is extremely proud to present this, the Hlinka Guard diplomatic dagger to the collecting world.

PRICE: $2,950.00

 

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

 

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger
The tiny crack

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

Officer Dagger

RAD (Reich Labor Service) Officer’s Dagger with Hangers by Alcoso (Item RAD 6-16)


DESCRIPTION:
Here is a superb example of the senior officer’s RAD dagger with the aluminum hilt so preferred by collectors. The firm of Alcoso later in the period produced many examples with aluminum hilts. The eagle pommel has absolutely outstanding details to the bird’s brow, eyes, nasal area, and his cruel beak; a real bird of prey not seen since the Roman Centurions swords known as Gladius. This is the most culturally fine of all the N.S. daggers since its very design harks back to the era of the mighty legions of Rome. The crossguard is plain on the reverse and on the obverse features the logo of the Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD: Reich Labor Service) in the center. That design consists of the blade of a spade with a raised mobile swastika positioned over two wheat shafts each on a 45-degree angle. The hilt is set off by a fine set of off-white grip plates. These would be considered in excellent condition, but the grip on the reverse side has a tiny crack at the bottommost portion where the grip meets the metal spiral design section that’s just above the crossguard. This is the only damage to an otherwise gorgeous dagger. The scabbard is also in picture-perfect condition. The Celtic or Teutonic upper panel design has often been referred to as the RAD curls. Below the curls are two wheat sheaths pointing down to the next panel and that one has a finely pebbled surface design. At the bottom of the scabbard are two more wheat sheaths, but this time pointing upward. The scabbard has 100 percent of its original silvering and 90 percent of its original lacquered surface. There are a few areas on the finish where air has penetrated beneath the lacquered scabbard giving it a darker contrast compared to the brighter areas. This is common with practically every one of these daggers that we have ever seen. The carrying rings are in good condition being the type bent to the shape of the letter “p”. The throat is retained by two flathead screws. The blade is also a very fine example that was finished in the matte style and is in mint condition. The motto of the labor service: “Arbeit adelt ” (“Work ennobles”) is etched on the obverse that still has 100 percent of the original darkening in the background. The Alcoso logo is very clear and the set of scales is shown with the name “ALCOSO SOLINGEN.”

The Hangers

Most collectors of N. S. daggers don’t realize just how indubitably rare the RAD officer’s dagger hangers are. You almost never see them, and when found they are treasured! This officer’s RAD dagger has a set that are in incredibly fine condition. They could even be said to be “perfect.” The leather is supple and the fittings sound. The buckles are pebbled just like the pebbled panel on the scabbard (a perfect match!). The dagger suspends from them and makes for a very handsome picture. Here indeed is one of the finest RAD officer’s daggers out there in cyberland. I have not yet seen a better one at this very incredibly reasonable price.

PRICE: $3,995.00; they just absolutely don’t come better.

 

Police

Police

Police

Police

Police

Police

Police

Police

 German Police Dagger Mod-1939 Seitengewehr (Item POL 1-10)

DESCRIPTION: This is another fine example of a German Police sidearm that is in fine condition throughout with matching numbers (sheath and dagger). This example has the original carry frog. This is generally called a bayonet even though there is no bayonet slot or mortise. This style was used while in parade dress. This piece is in extra fine condition on the outside and is by E & F Horster Solingen, who made the finest of these and had the original contract for the German Police. The blade is slightly pitted.

PRICE: $975.00

 

 

Hunting Dagger

Hunting Dagger

Hunting Dagger

Hunting Dagger
Special acorn-pommel nut

Hunting Dagger

Hunting Dagger

Hunting Dagger

Hunting Dagger

Hunting Dagger

Hunting Dagger
Maker’s logo

Hunting Dagger
The great surface etching

Hunting Dagger

Hunting Dagger

Hunting Dagger

Hunting Dagger

Hunting Dagger

Hunting Dagger

Hunting Dagger

 German Hunting Association Dress Dagger in Mint Condition (Item HUNT 8-19; THIRD )

DESCRIPTION: Here is an almost-mint example of one of the prettiest daggers of the Third Reich. (Hermann Göring launched the German Hunting Association.) This one is a bit unusual in that the pommel, or crown, has above it an acorn configuration. The insignia which is the St. Hubertus stag with swastika is mounted on a little bit of a different angle. We presume that it ties in with the way that the original owner ordered it (something to do with his uniform) so the insignia is mounted a bit to the right of the usual position. This piece has never even been cleaned or polished and has the original darkened finish. The grip is of course a very handsome stag antler piece. The crossguard is comprised of extended deer hooves and the clamshell is the normal type used with Hirschfänger. The acorn that would accept the frog when worn is there. The staple-like retainer at the bottom of the scabbard throat is missing, but the scabbard throat is not affected. The cloth buffer between the blade and the crossguard is there. The blade is 100 percent mint by Horster in Solingen. The beautiful pattern on the front side shows a hunter with his dogs in pursuit of a wild boar. On the other side there is a hunter firing at two elk and above this is a partridge. Even the top edge of the piece shows a pattern of oak leaves. Because of the acorn at the top of the pommel and the general treatment of this piece, we think it is a deluxe model. Certainly, you would never find one in better condition. Length of scabbard is about 21 inches. The scabbard leather is at 100-percent immaculate condition. "

PRICE: $1,980.00

 

Labor Corps Hewer Knife

Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
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Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
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Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife
Labor Corps Hewer Knife

 

RAD (Reichsarbeitdienst) Reich Labor Corps Hewer (Item RAD 6-5)

DESCRIPTION: This is the Big Guy of Third Reich daggers -- 15.8" in size. A huge knife used in the field as well as for use with the uniform. The RAD was formed in the late 1920's and used throughout the 30's and 40's. Its leader was Konserntin Hierl. He organized it for the purpose of eliminating the unemployment existing among the youth of Germany. Every young German male was required to serve a period of six months in the RAD prior to joining the army (Wehrmacht). It was a good program and the American CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) was copied directly from it. With the onset of the war, RAD members were given military training and then were transferred directly into the German armed forces. During the war, RAD members were called upon to level roads and air fields, clear away rubble, collect captured war materials and generally perform manual labor in the liberated territories. This piece is the standard pattern hewer that was worm initially by officers and enlisted personnel. Later, a 1937 model was introduced and this example would only be worn by subordinate ranks. The type shown here is the model 1934. The knife symbolized the objective of this austere labor service -- New land for our people, a new people for our land. The motto on the blade "Arbeit Adelt" means Labor Enobles. The dagger offered here is by Carl Jul. Krebs of Solingen and bears the #538 on the blade. Krebs had the original contract with the RAD and his examples were the best always. Our pictured hewer is in near mint condition and remarkably without the usual dents, abrasions, etc. caused by vigorous usage. Generally the top of the backstrap is banged up from the owners tacking up notices, etc. Ninety percent of the time this is noted on these particular weapons. The blade is thankfully not sharpened and the words stand out clearly. The throat end cap (or boot) are pristine. The scabbard may be repainted, but if so, done right. And, there is the possibility it was re-painted back then in the time of the Third Reich. This was often done. This piece is complete with its large accompanying black leather hanger. This is the full hanger (very rare); hanger in three parts. Tom Johnson, in his magnificent volume, "German Daggers of WWI: A Photographic Reference" shows a E. Pack and Sohne model with the full three part hanger on page 498. The hanger is a bit used; shows some light deterioration, but is holding. The hanger clip that actually holds the dagger is marked with the Assmann symbol. This is an all around complete and excellent plus RAD hewer. One would be hard pressed to find a better one than this.

PRICE: $2,250.00

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