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Nazi daggers

SS Elite Guard Service Nazi Dagger WW2The SS – Elite Guard (Schutzstaffel) service dagger was available in 1933 to be worn by all ranks, similar in design to the SA; but had a different blade motto along with a different top grip insignia, and the grip being black. Various “Honour” daggers were manufactured, and in 1936 a dagger was designed for Officers.

We Pay £700 - £2000+
The SA Storm Troops Group Nazi Dagger WW2The SA – Storm Troops (Sturmabteilung) dagger was first worn in 1933 and were able to be purchased by all ranks. Over 250 manufacturers (many being very small “cottage” industries) were able to supply the estimated 3million members. One main design but small variations to materials and fabrication.
Other variations exist to include “Honour Daggers”, “High Leader’s Daggers”, “Presentation Daggers” and SA Security Force dagger “Feldherrnhalle”.

We Pay - £200 - £400+
NSKK National Socialist Motor Corp Nazi Dagger WW2The NSKK - National Socialist Motor Corp (Nationalsozialistisches Kraftfahrkorps) dagger was first worn at the same time as the SA, and was identical apart from the black painted scabbard. The design was changed in 1936 when a chain hanger was added to the dagger. In addition there was a Naval element, and a “High Leaders Dagger”.

We Pay £200 - £400+
Image coming soonThe NPEA – National Political Educational Institute (National Erziehungsanstalt) – Although formed in 1933, started to receive their own daggers in 1935. Similar to the SA, but variations exist in grip insignia. A leader’s dagger was approved for wear in 1936.

We Pay £800 - £2000+
RAD Reichs Labour Service Nazi Dagger WW2The RAD – Reichs Labour Service (Reichsarbeitsdienst) dagger was also designed as a working tool due to the construction and dimension of the piece. A dagger for RAD Leaders was approved for wear in 1937.

We Pay £300 - £500+
RAD Officers WW2 Nazi Dagger(RAD Officers)

We Pay £500 - £1000+
Hitler Youth Nazi Dagger WW2The HJ – Hitler Youth (Hitler Jugend) dagger could be purchased at a fixed price in 1933, it was designed to be a simple durable field tool suitable for opening cans, digging holes, knocking in tent pegs etc. A Leaders dagger was awarded in 1937, and was of a much more decorative style. Hitler Youth Dagger.

We Pay £80 - £250+

Hitler Youth Leader Nazi Dagger WW2Hitler Youth Leader.

We Pay £1000 - £2000+
Land Customs Nazi Dagger WW2The Customs Service (Zolldienst) dagger was first worn in 1937, and is similar to the standard Army dagger, apart from the grip and scabbard. The Land Customs dagger featured a green leather grip and matching leather scabbard, while for the Water Customs it was dark blue leather for the grip and scabbard with the metal parts “gold washed”.

We Pay £1000+
Image coming soonThe Police and Fire Departments (Polizei und Feuerwehr) – were authorised to wear an axe for actual use and a more decorative item for ceremonial occasions. For Officers a dagger was permitted to be worn that had an etched blade on each side, the design going back to before World War One.

We Pay
(Dagger) - £300 - £500+
(Axe) - £300 - £500+
Image coming soonThe Water Protection Police - (Wasserschutzpolizei) had a dagger that was worn by Officers that looked similar to a standard Navy dagger apart from the grip being covered in leather (and sometimes a police badge is placed on the grip) – this dagger was being worn from 1938.
Diplomats and Government Official Nazi Dagger WW2The Diplomats & Government Officials (Diplomaten und Staatsbeamte) wore a dagger that was nearly identical. Both had simulated mother of pearl grip plates, the overall design reflecting a high quality of manufacturing.

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(Diplomats) - £4000+
(Government Official) - £3000+
Image coming soonThe DLV - German Air Sports Formation (Deutscher Luftsport Verband), dagger could be worn by all officers and was very similar to the 1st Pattern Luftwaffe Pattern dagger. A shorter dagger was authorised for other ranks that was approximately 13.5 inches long.

We Pay
(Officers Dagger) - £1000+
(Other Ranks) £400 - £700+
Good example of of NSFX Nazi daggerThe NSFK – National Socialist Flying Corps (Nationalsozialistisches Fliegerkorps) incorporated the members of the DLV - German Air Sports Formation (Deutscher Luftsport Verband) in 1937, and continued to use their shorter dagger.

We Pay £300 - £600+
DRK German Red Cross Nazi Dagger WW2The DRK – German Red Cross (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz) was worn from 1938, it had a saw back blade and a blunt tip, therefore potentially able to be used in a field medical role. A Leaders dagger was worn in 1938 and came in two small variants – Red Cross and Social Welfare use.

We Pay
(DRK Mans) - £250 - £400+
(DRK Leaders) - £400 - £700+
TENO TN Technical Emergency Corps WW2 Nazi DaggerThe TENO/TN – Technical Emergency Corps (Technische Nothilfe) had two dagger designs, one for lower ranks that could be used in emergency use, and one for Leader’s that was purely designed for ceremonial use. Both daggers had strict issue criteria.


We pay (Lower Ranks) £1000 - £1500+
TENO TN Technical Emergency Corps officers WW2 nazi daggerTENO/TN Technical Emergency Corps (Technische Nothilfe
Officers dagger.

We Pay £2000 - £3000+
Image coming soonThe DB – German National Railway System (Deutsche Reichsbahn) dagger was first issued in 1935, and was identical to a standard Army dagger; apart from the dark coloured grip. Therefore in 1938 a new design was produced that bore the insignia of the Reichsbahn – this dagger was only available to those of a certain rank.

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(1st Pattern) - £700+
(2nd Pattern) - £1000+
Image coming soonThe Railway-Water Protection Police (Reichsbahn Wasserschutz Polizei) had a similar dagger to the 1938 Deutsche Reichsbahn but differed in scabbard and cross guard – again this dagger was only available to those of a certain rank.

Image coming soonThe Postal Protection Service (Postschutz) started to wear their daggers in 1939, and was strictly issued to certain ranks. The dagger has a highly stylised cross guard, and was worn via a chain hanger.

We Pay £1000 - £2000+
The National Forestry Service (Reichsforstdienst) was an organisation headed by Hermann Goring. The members were able to retain their pre-Nazi purchased items, that did not differ highly from the Nazi era. Many different patterns were made available, although the main difference between lower and higher ranks was the stipulation of stag horn grips.

We Pay £500 - £800+
Image coming soonThe German Rifle Association (Deutscher Schutzen-Verband) dagger could be worn by all members, and is an attractive dagger being available in 1939. However like the Reichsforstdienst other older patterns of this dagger can be seen as this association was in existence long before Adolf Hitler came to power.

We Pay £300 - £500+
The German National Hunting Association (Reichsbund Deutsche Jagerschaft) dagger could be worn by all members. A vast number of styles for the hilt, blade design and clamshell was available, and was up to the individual how much they were able/wanted to spend. However all these daggers had to have the grip insignia of the association put onto a stag horn grip.

We Pay £300 - £500+
RLB 1st pattern Lower Ranks WW2 Nazi DaggerThe RLB – German Air Protection Federation (RLB) – first adopted in 1936, it came in two styles dependent upon rank. In 1938 the insignia was updated and this was demonstrated by the grip insignia being changed on both daggers and addition of hanging straps for the Leaders dagger.
RLB (1st Pattern Mans)

We Pay - £500 - £900+
RLB 1st Pattern Officers WW2 Nazi DaggerThe RLB – German Air Protection Federation - (RLB) 1st Pattern Officers.

We Pay £1000 - £1,400+
RLB 2nd Pattern Officers WW2 nazi daggerThe RLB – German Air Protection Federation (RLB)
(RLB 2nd Pattern Officers).

We Pay - £1200 - £1,500+