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Hitler believed German youth to be the future of his Third Reich. The Hitler Youth (Hitler Jugend) was formed officially in 1935, and, with the exception of intense Nazi indoctrination, was very similar to the Boy Scouts. Beginning at about the age of ten years, both boys (Hitler Jugend) and girls (Bund Deutscher Mádel) were enlisted in the Party-run organization.

The boys only were given HJ Knives after having passed state examinations. These knives had nickel-plated hilts with black checkered grip plates. The obverse plate was fitted with an enameled HJ swastika insignia. Through 1937, these knives were etched with the motto of the organization, Blut und Ehre! (Blood and Honor!). Examples produced after this date were made with plain blades usually bearing an RZM marking.

The Hitler Youth Leaders were professionals in charge of the training and NSDAP education of the German Youth. They wore a special dagger consisting of silvered hilt fittings with blue-black leather-covered scabbard. The grip was composed of tightly wrapped silver wire, over a wood base. The pommel cap featured an HJ diamond on top, complete with swastika. The upper scabbard fitting depicted an open-winged Hitler Youth eagle with swastika cut into the bird's chest. The blade was etched with the Hitler Youth motto, Blut und Ehre!.



#36835C Mid-period Hitler Youth Knife, RZM M7/66, Eickhorn Logo

This mid-period Hitler Youth Knife shows little usage, and is also personalized.

The hilt of this piece is nickel-plated pot metal. The obverse is in choice, Mint condition with an original, factory-bright finish. The reverse area at the pommel top has a little bit of lifting in the plating, and the crossguard has some minor lifting as well. None of this is bad, however.

The black checkered grip plates are in perfect condition throughout, retained by nickel-plated rivets with dressed obverse heads. The HJ insignia is also in perfect condition, wiggling slightly to the touch as we like to see. The enamel is perfect. This enamel looks great, with bright colors of red, white, black, and gold.

The scabbard shell is nice and straight throughout, with outstanding original paint. The paint on the obverse of the scabbard is in perfect condition, rating Mint. The reverse has a few spots where the paint has lifted, towards the bottom. This reverse paint still is in choice condition, however. The dark brown leather strap is a very fine example, still crisp and with a fine matching grip retainer loop with a working snap. A nice scabbard here!

The blade of this example is very appealing. It is still bright, although it does have some small areas of smudge. They are not bad though, and the viewer is still treated to much of the crossgraining that is still present on the blade. This blade rates at Near Mint. The obverse portion of the blade also has the original wearer's name, printed in some method of etching. It reads "K. Schmidt" and below the name is a fancy line.

The reverse of this fine blade is The reverse is stamped with the 1935-41 Eickhorn squirrel trademark, and below the logo is an open single RZM circle over the Eickhorn code, "M 7/66". The short ricasso is stamped with the production date "39". The original brown leather washer is in place.

A very fine HJ knife here, with the addition of the personalization as an unexpected bonus.

Near Mint. $995.00

HYK #36838C Mid-period Hitler Youth Knife, RZM M7/68, Tiger Logo

This mid-period HJ knife is a fine example of the type, nickel-plated over a pot metal base. The plating still remains in perfect condition, and is nice and bright.

The Bakelite grip plates are closely checkered and in perfect condition, retained by nickel-plated steel rivets with dressed obverse heads. The HJ insignia is also in choice condition, wiggling slightly to the touch as we like to see. The enamel is perfect. This enamel looks great, with bright colors of red, white, black, and gold.

The scabbard shell is a typical tapered example, having good original paint. The paint shows some signs of usage and some wear on both sides, but it is still bright and rates at about 90%. A nice scabbard here. The original owner also scratched his initials on the reverse scabbard below the leather hanger rivets, "RR".

The leather hanger and belt loop are a dark brown color and are still in good, supple condition. The retainer loop has a good, working snap, however the colored surface of the snap is worn from the metal finish.

The blade of this example is a real killer. This blade is still factory-bright, and has no signs of sharpening and all of the cross grain is still in the surfaces. Other than a small stain or rub on the end portion near the tip, this blade is in mint condition. On the reverse the blade is stamped with a well-detailed tiger which is loping towards the tip of the blade. The firm's name, "Tiger" and "Solingen" location is to the right of the cat.

At the reverse the short-style ricasso is stamped with a single open RZM circle, with the code "M7/68" to the right of it. The original leather blade buffer is in place.

A fine Hitler Youth Knife here, with very desirable markings and an outstanding blade.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $995.00

HYK #38125 Double Proof Hitler Youth Knife, RZM M7/66 – Carl Eickhorn

This Eickhorn HJ Knife is in outstanding condition. All of the nickel plating is intact throughout the hilt and it is still factory bright.

The grip plates are the standard black checkered type, in perfect condition. The enamel grip insignia is similarly perfect. The plates are retained by nickel-plated steel rivets with dressed heads. The scabbard is straight and in excellent condition, having good original paint. Although the paint is nearly 100% intact it does have some age crazing even spread throughout the surface.

The leather hanger on this piece is in nice condition throughout, still supple. The retainer loops shows a little more wear and the original black paint is worn, but it is still very sound. The retainer loop is equipped with a working black snap and a boss beneath.

The blade of this HJ is a real gem; it retains a factory-bright finish and all of the original crossgraining. It has never been sharpened and really has great look. It is the still with a ricasso, and on the reverse it is deeply stamped with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark. The squirrel rests above an open RZM circle and the code “RZM M7/66”. The ricasso also has the year of production, “40”, a design trait typical of the Eickhorn firm. The original black washer is in place and in good condition.

If you are looking for a choice HJ Knife, look no further; this piece would be a fine addition to any collection.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $995.00

HYK #38004C Double Proof Hitler Youth Knife with Motto, RZM M7/65 - Carl Heidelberg

This Carl Heidelberg Hitler Youth Knife has the early steel-based hilt with a good nickel-plated finish. This plating is showing some minor signs of age in the area around the cross guard, but it is minor. The plating, though, seems to be be at least 98% intact.

The grip plates are the early, finely checkered Bakelite type. They are in perfect condition, being retained by nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads. The enamel HJ insignia is in perfect condition throughout.

The scabbard shell is completely straight throughout and has excellent, original black paint. This paint has a few mild age spots in the surfaces, but overall this paint is bright and is at least 95% intact.

The blade of this knife is an extremely nice example. Most of the cross grain remains on the surfaces. There is a slight "rub" toward the blade tip, but it is minor. Beyond this, the blade is nearly perfect and easily grades at near mint. The HJ motto etch is completely crisp, with fine background darkening that is at least 98% intact. This blade is the mid-period type that has a ricasso. The reverse of the blade is marked with logo of the Carl Heidelberg firm; a pair of beer bottles in a circle, with the firm's name and location, "Carl Heidelberg / Solingen" to the right. The ricasso is marked with a RZM circle placed next to the code "M 7/65". The original leather blade buffer is intact and in place.

A great, mid-period piece here, with a great motto and maker marking.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,095.00

HYK #43023C Hitler Youth Watch Bayonet

These Watch Bayonets were used by HJ boys given the honor of special guard duty at Party rallies and special events such as the Feldernhalle Putsch anniversary.

The hilt plating on this bayonet shows freckling and age but it is all still there. The grip plates are the usual checkered Bakelite type, in excellent condition and retained by what look to be aluminum rivets.

The enamel HJ insignia has been placed into the obverse center of the grip, with the Bakelite perfectly cut to accommodate it; this was definitely a factory job. The insignia has a small chip at the top but it otherwise in sound condition.

Fitted to the scabbard is a K98 style frog. This frog is in nice condition throughout, having four rivet construction. The reverse is marked "Lederwerk Sedloa / Finkenwalde / 1940".

The blade of this bayonet shows some age on both sides and has what were once unwiped fingerprinted. It is possible the next owner might clean the blade up some; I'm sure some Simichrome could remove most of the smudging. With a rare bayonet like this one, though, I prefer to leave it as-is. The blade is buffered with a black leather washer.

These HJ Watch Bayonets are very rarely seen and I've only had a small number to offer over the years. This is an absolutely original example.

Excellent. $1,195.00

HYK #43260 Unissued Hitler Youth Knife - RZM M7/52 (Herbertz & Maurer)

This Hitler Youth Knife is one of the extremely rare types that has never been issued and remains in like-new condition.

The hilt is a late production pot metal type, with 100% nickel plating that remains in perfect condition throughout.

The grip plates are also perfect black checkered Bakelite example, retained by a pair of steel rivets with dressed obverse heads. The nickel plating still remains on the rivet heads. The grip insignia is flawless, with complete, brightly colored enamel.

The scabbard looks like it was made yesterday, with perfect black paint that could not be nicer. Attached to the scabbard is the late faux-leather style loop with the large simulated grain. The retainer loop is present, with a working snap.

Attached to the reverse of the belt loop is an original issue tag. The white paper tag is folded around the strap, with green printing that reads "HJ / DJ / Fahrten-messer / NR. E / 159836". The rest of the tag is folded inside can't be read without possibly damaging it.

The blade is outstanding and factory new, with 100% of the original grain. It is the style with a short ricasso. Etched into the reverse is an RZM circle and the Herbertz & Maurer code, "M7/52". The original washer is in place.

A really great HJ here; where it has been all these years I can only guess, but it was stored well!

Mint. $1,595.00

HYK #35884C Early Hitler Youth Knife with Motto - Ernst Mandewirth

This very early Hitler Youth Knife is still in very condition, and was produced by a very rare maker that I cannot recall ever having seen in the past.

The hilt is the steel-based type with excellent nickel-plated surfaces; in fact the nickel is still intact in the areas that are covered by the retainer loop. Normally this is a high-wear area and it is quite unusual to for it not to have been worn away, especially on a piece this old. A great hilt here.

The grip plates are the early, closely checkered Bakelite type. They are in perfect condition, and are. The HJ insignia wiggles slightly to the touch, as it should, and has absolutely perfect enamel surfaces and exceptional colors of red, white, black, and gold. A fine hilt here!

The scabbard is straight throughout, and has a blued finish. This bluing is in excellent condition and appears to all be there. The attached leather hanger is in good supple shape, with a fine belt loop and retaining strap. The functional snap button retains the original finish. Overall, this scabbard looks extremely well.

The blade of this example is still bright, and has much of the original cross-grain. The HJ motto shows a little bit of wear, but is still intact and still readable. The background darkening to the motto is about 50 to 60% intact. Despite the wear to the motto, this blade is in such good shape that rates at Near Mint condition by Hitler Youth standards. The reverse of the blade has a stamping with an eagle logo, that appears to be flying, and holding a globe or similar spherical item. Next to the bird is the firms name and location, " Ernst Mandewirth / Solingen.". Below this is the patent term "Ges. Geschütz". The leather blade buffer is in place.

This HJ is by an extremely rare maker, the first that I recall handling. If you are collecting HJ knives the rarity and nice condition make this a desirable example.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $895.00

HYK #36824C Early Hitler Youth Knife with Motto - E. & F. Hörster

The hilt of this Hitler Youth Knife is constructed with a solid steel base. It has an excellent nickel-plated finish, being at 100%. This plating is superb.

The grip plates are the early, finely checkered type, and are in perfect condition. These plates are retained by solid nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads. The Hitler Youth grip insignia wiggles slightly as we often see, and it has perfect, brightly colored enamel, in red, white, black and gold.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. It has nice original black paint. The paint on the reverse facing is about 95% intact, while the obverse shows more evidence of use, but still rates at close to 90%. As fine scabbard here. The dark brown leather belt loop and retainer strap are still in good, serviceable condition, with a working snap.

The early blade with motto is the style without a ricasso. There are some signs that the edge was sharpened, evidenced slightly on the rear side and restricted to only the very edge. The blade has turned only slightly gray and the motto is beginning to fade but is still quite visible. This blade grades at about Excellent.

The reverse is stamped "E. & F. Hörster / Solingen / Ges. Gesch". There is a good leather blade buffer in place.

A pretty good early HJ example here.

Excellent Plus. $695.00

HYK #34310C Hitler Youth Knife - RZM M 7/72 (Kaldenbach)

This Hitler Youth Knife is a later made example having the pot metal hilt base but still having outstanding nickel-plated surfaces. There is only the slightest of deterioration noticeable in the plated area which is covered by the retainer leather strap. Overall though this plating is at least 98% and still has its fine factory bright finish. The Bakelite checkered grip plates are in perfect condition and are retained by nickel-plated steel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse. The Hitler Youth grip insignia is in perfect condition having fine enamel with bright red, white, gold and black swastika colors. A nice hilt here! The scabbard shell is straight throughout. This shell has good original black paint. There are quite a bit of usage signs in the scabbard paint but overall this paint rates at about 70-75%. The black leather belt loop and grip retainer strap are still supple and in good condition with a fine working snap with plated button.

The blade though is the best feature of this fine Hitler Youth knife. This blade is still mirror bright and has all of the original factory graining. This blade, other than the normal runner marks, is in mint condition. It is very rare to see a Hitler Youth blade in this fine of a state. It is the type blade with ricasso of course and is marked with a large double RZM stamp with open center. This stamp is over the code name for the Kaldenbach firm, "M 7/72". The original black leather blade washer is place. A fine example here, especially the blade.

Near Mint. $995.00

HYK #36688A Early Hitler Youth Knife with Motto - Hugo Köller

This early HJ Knife is of initial production, with a good, solid steel base. The nickel-plating is beginning to show some age, particularly in the area where the retainer strap crosses the lower pommel. There is some small signs of pitting there, but it could easily be cleaned out with some careful work with Simichrome. The rest of the hilt has good plating.

The grip plates are the early, closely checkered Bakelite type. They are retained by nickel rivets, which, oddly, do not have dressed obverse heads. The are completely factory, and this must have been the way that the Kˆller firm did things.

The scabbard is a very fine example, being straight throughout. It has remarkable original black paint which shows almost no signs of use, and is in 100% condition with a bright finish. The leather strap is brown. Much of the original polish polished surface has worn away over time, with about 40% remaining. Nevertheless the strap is in good condition, as in the retainer strap. It is complete with a brown colored working snap.

The early blade is the style without a ricasso. It appears as though someone has cleaned it up in the past and it still looks quite nice. The blade does not appear to have any sharpening, and retains a fine shape. The motto is still all there, except for the fact that the original darkening has gone to time. It still looks good, however.

The reverse of the blade is stamped horizontally with an open-winged eagle, and the firm's name and location to the right, "Hugo Köller / Solingen". Below this is the protected patent term "Ges. Geschütz". The original blade buffer is in place.

A good early example here, with all of the features collectors like to see.

Excellent. $695.00

HYK #31337 Hitler Youth Knife - RZM M 7/13 (Schüttlehöfer)

This Hitler Youth knife is in outstanding condition when compared to most of them that we see. It has nice bright nickel-plated surfaces throughout the hilt fittings. In fact, the nickeling is still in near full mint condition. The grip plates are the checkered Bakelite type and they are in perfect condition being retained with nickel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse. The Hitler Youth insignia is in choice perfect condition and it wiggles to the touch. This insignia has good red, white, gold and black swastika colors. An extremely nice hilt here!

The scabbard is also a fine example. The original paint on the reverse is near 100% just showing a little bit of spidering towards the tip. On the obverse the paint is also very nice having only the most mild signs of carrying and some mild spidering. This paint is about 98%. The leather loop and grip retainer strap are still in good serviceable condition and the snap button still works well. The blade is still nice and bright. In fact, this blade still has all of the crossgraining which you can easily see if you look closely. It is very rare to see a Hitler Youth knife blade in this fine a condition. It does have a couple of minor nicks along the edge but you have to expect something as these knives were carried by teenage boys. The reverse of this choice blade is stamped with an open double RZM circle positioned over the code, "M7/13". This fine blade has been protected by an in place black leather washer. A very nice example here.

Near Mint. $895.00

HYK #34298C Hitler Youth Knife - RZM M 7/40 (Hartkoph)

This Hitler Youth knife is of mid period construction. It has good nickel plating throughout the hilt which is a pot metal base. The plating is wearing slightly on the upper and lower pommel portions where the leather strap covers the area. Otherwise the plating is excellent throughout. The grip plates are the usual checkered Bakelite and they are in perfect condition. The enamel Hitler Youth insignia is perfect throughout having fine colors to the red, white, gold and black swastika. The scabbard shell is the tube steel type and it has excellent original black paint. The black paint shows some spidering throughout the surfaces and there is a little wear toward the tip area but overall the paint is about 90%. The black leather belt loop and retainer loop are still supple and in good condition. The retainer loop has a good working snap with brown color button.

The blade is the style with ricasso and it is still nice and bright. It shows only the most modest of age and most of the original crossgraining is still in the surfaces. There is no noticeable sharpening on this blade and it retains its fine original shape throughout. This blade grades near mint. The reverse of the blade is stamped with the two devil's heads. To the right of the heads is the company name and location, "Hartkopf & Co. / Solingen". The ricasso is marked with a single open RZM stamp and to the right is the code, "M 7/40". The original brown leather blade washer is in place. A desirable maker here with a very good conditioned example.

Excellent Plus. $895.00

HYK #35906 Hitler Youth Knife, RZM M 7/14 1941 - Luneschloss

This Hitler Youth Knife remains in untouched condition. It is a late-production example, and perhaps this explains the nice condition.

The nickel-plate of the pot metal hilt is still bright and in good condition. There is a mild amount of wear to the area of the pommel normally covered by the retainer strap, but not much. This plating still rates at nearly 100%.

The grip plates are the checkered Bakelite type. They are in perfect condition, and are retained by steel rivets having dressed obverse heads which retain their nickel-plating. The Hitler Youth insignia in the obverse grip has perfect, bright colored enamel surfaces.

The scabbard is straight throughout and is in exceptional condition, with the reverse paint being 100% intact, and the obverse surfaces rating close to 90%. The attached leather hanger is in good shape, with a fine belt loop and retaining strap.

The blade of this piece is an extremely nice example, being bright and with much of the original grain in the surfaces. There are a few age stains on the blade, as well as some minor period sharpening, but overall this blade still rates at Near Mint. The reverse ricasso is stamped with a single, open RZM circle as well as the code for the P.D. Luneschloss firm, "M 7/14" and a date of 1941. The original blade buffer is in place.

A really nice example here, one that, with a little effort, would clean up even nicer!

Excellent Plus, Plus. $695.00

HYK #39962 Early Hitler Youth Knife with Motto - Anton Wingen, Jr.

This Hitler Youth Knife has the later style hilt having a pot metal base with nickel-plated surfaces. The surfaces are still bright throughout. The checkered grip plates are in good condition and have good checkering. The rivets are a nickel-plated steel type having dressed heads on the obverse. The Hitler Youth insignia wiggles and is in perfect condition with good bright colors to the red, white, gold and black mobile swastika. The scabbard is a fine example having excellent original paint. The paint on the reverse of the scabbard is nearly in mint condition showing only a couple of carrying signs. The obverse is also in good condition showing some age but still rating at about 98%.

The original black leather strap and retainer loop are in good condition. A little bit of the leather past the snap has broken off and has gone to time. The snap has no color left on the head but it still works well. The best part of this HJ knife is the blade. This blade is virtually in mint condition. It is nice and bright and has all of its cross grain. It is very rare to see a Hitler Youth knife with such a nice blade. The reverse ricasso area is deeply stamped with a double open RZM circle positioned over the code, "M 7/52". This code stands for the firm of Herbertz & Meurer. The original black leather blade buffer is in place. A fine example here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $595.00

HYK #39274C Personalized Hitler Youth Knife - RZM M 7/51/41 (Anton Wingen)

This Hitler Youth Knife, despite the fact that it was made in 1941, has the fine solid steel construction typical of the Wingen firm. This steel base metal has allowed the nickel plating to remain in excellent condition, with only the slightest of wear on the area of the lower pommel that would be covered by the fastened retainer loop.

It is interesting to note that the back plate of the pommel bears the professionally engraved name and city of the original owner. It reads "Herbert Hecht / Delkenheim". Delkenhiem, incidentally, is part of the area of Wiesbaden. It is possible that there may be enough information here to research the original owner. Who knows, perhaps the Hecht family still lives in Delkenheim, which is a small place.

The grip plates are of fine checkered Bakelite, in perfect condition and retained by aluminum rivets with dressed obverse heads. The HJ insignia was originally broken when we aquired this knife, so we thought it best to replace the insignia with an original example. We are experts at this work, and the installation is done the same way as it was accomplished during the period. The eanem of the replacement insignia is bright and in perfect condition.

The scabbard shell of this knife is straight throughout. The original black paint in in excellent condition on the reverse, showing only minor crazing and a small amount of loss at the bottom. The obverse facing is in similar condition, but overall the paint is not too bad.

Attached to the shell is a fine supple black leather belt and retainer loop. The leather is marked with the oak leaf and the letters "L" and "S" on either side restively. The retainer snap button works well.

The blade is a nice example, free of sharpening and retaining the original shape. The blade has good brightness and no sharpening. It easily grades near mint on a Hitler Youth scale. The reverse ricasso is marked with a double open RZM circle with the Wingen RZM code, "M 7/51/41" to the right. The original black leather blade buffer is in place.

A good, most interesting personalized Wingen HJ knife here, with some possible research potential.

Excellent Plus. $895.00

HYK #40180C Early Hitler Youth with Motto - J. A. Henckels

This Henckels Hitler Youth Knife is a steel-based example, with excellent nickel plating throughout. It shows almost no wear to the area covered by the leather retainer loop.

The grip plates are the early, finely checkered Bakelite type and are in perfect condition. These plates are retained by means of nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads. The HJ insignia retains perfect, brightly colored enamel and really looks great. It wiggles slightly to the touch, something you like to see.

The scabbard shell is straight throughout. The original black paint is fairly good, showing even wear on both sides and probably about 85% intact overall. The black leather strap is in good condition, being the style with the oak leaf and "LS" stamping. The retainer loop is also in good condition, with a good working snap.

The early blade is the style without a ricasso. It remains mostly bright, with some visible cross grain and no sign of sharpening. There is a mild stain on the edge on both sides, which might be the remains of a repair to a once-present nick. The blade motto is nicely etched and retains about 85% of the original darkening. This motto really looks good. The reverse of the blade is marked with the Henckels Zwillingswerk Twins logo, as well as the protected trademark term "Gesch Geschutzt". The original blade buffer is in place.

A good looking early HJ Knife with good motto here.

Excellent. $995.00

HYK #33594C Hitler Youth Knife - RZM M7/52 (Herbertz & Meurer)

This Hitler Youth Knife has the later style hilt having a pot metal base with nickel-plated surfaces. The surfaces are still bright throughout. The checkered grip plates are in good condition and have good checkering. The rivets are a nickel-plated steel type having dressed heads on the obverse. The Hitler Youth insignia wiggles and is in perfect condition with good bright colors to the red, white, gold and black mobile swastika. The scabbard is a fine example having excellent original paint. The paint on the reverse of the scabbard is nearly in mint condition showing only a couple of carrying signs. The obverse is also in good condition showing some age but still rating at about 98%.

The original black leather strap and retainer loop are in good condition. A little bit of the leather past the snap has broken off and has gone to time. The snap has no color left on the head but it still works well. The best part of this HJ knife is the blade. This blade is virtually in mint condition. It is nice and bright and has all of its cross grain. It is very rare to see a Hitler Youth knife with such a nice blade. The reverse ricasso area is deeply stamped with a double open RZM circle positioned over the code, "M 7/52". This code stands for the firm of Herbertz & Meurer. The original black leather blade buffer is in place. A fine example here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $795.00

HYK #42165 Hitler Youth Knife with Motto & Dedication - RZM M 7/13 (Schüttlehofer)

This Hitler Youth is a very special example, having a dedication on the blade. It is a later, pot-metal example, although all of the nickel-plating remains bright and intact.

The grip plates are the standard black checkered Bakelite type, and the HJ grip insignia has perfect, brightly colored enamel.

The scabbard is straight throughout. The original black paint is perfect on the reverse, while the obverse show some wear and age. Overall this paint is about 95% intact. The black leather hanger is in good condition, as is the retainer strap and the working snap.

The blade is in choice condition, with all of the original crossgrain. The obverse of the blade is etched with the HJ motto, with all of the original blacking the depth of the letters. It has a short ricasso.

The reverse has a professional engraving which reads, "Der Hitler Jugen / delegation / Guatemala's / 20.4.1939". Obviously this knife was carried by an HJ boy who was part of a delegation to Guatemala! The date of the visit falls on Hitler's 50th birthday in 1939. Below the dedication is a open double RZM circle and the Schüttlehofer code of "M 7/13".

The Hitler Youth experts out there will ask why, given the last year for HJ mottos on blades was 1938, is this blade dated 1939? Well, it makes sense to me that a knife made to celebrate this visit was certainly made in advance and would be far less impressive without a motto. Mottos were cut after 1938 to save money, and obviously this was not a mass produced item.

A great HJ knife here, and an equally great research opportunity here. If someone out there can provide any information about this visit, I'd love to hear about it!

Excellent Plus. $1,995.00

HYK #28558 Hitler Youth Knife - RZM M7/80 41 (C. Gustav. Spitzer)

This Hitler Youth knife has a little bit of bubbling to the nickel plating around the pommel but no plating is missing and the area remains bright. The nickel plating on the back strap areas and the quillon is still in good shape. The base metal of this piece is pot metal. The grip plates are in good condition being the black checkered variety. The Hitler Youth enamel is in perfect condition having good coloring to the deep red, white, copper and black swastikas. These grip plates are retained by nickel-plated steel rivets. The scabbard of this example is the typical steel tube type and it has very good original black paint. There is some loss to the tip area and there is some carrying signs throughout, but for the most part, this scabbard paint is at least 95%. The leather strap is a black type being that kind of leather that we see on most of the wartime pieces. It is in good condition and the retainer loop has a good working snap. The blade of this example is in bright outstanding condition still having all of the cross grain. This blade has a great shape to it and it has never been sharpened. It has the typical short ricasso. This blade is in full mint condition. The reverse ricasso is etched with a single RZM circle and next to it appears the code for Spitzer, “M7/80” and then beneath that is, “41”, which was the date this piece was made. The leather washer is made of the same type of material as the hanger. Although this is a late made piece it really is in good shape considering there are very few of these pieces found with nice blades.

Excellent Plus, Plus $695.00

HYK #28940C Hitler Youth Knife (RZM M 7/51/41) - Anton Wingen Jr.

This Hitler Youth knife despite its late vintage is a quality example. The hilt is a solid steel base, as Wingen did not use the usual pot metal we see on later pieces. The hilt has 100% nickel plating remaining and is in near full mint condition. The nickel plating appears to have a flash coat of brass below as there is a little bit of the plating missing where the pommel and quillon meet the grip plates. The plating still though is at 95%. The grip plates are a fine black checkered Bakelite having retainage rivets which are nickel-plated steel. The Hitler Youth insignia has excellent enamel to the diamond with its nice bright colors of red, white, silver and mobile black swastika. Nice hilt here! The scabbard shell is straight throughout. The obverse has some wear and minor age to the original paint. The reverse has also some age and wear but not quite as much. This scabbard is still very presentable as the areas where the paint has thinned have developed a fine age tone. The original owner has sculpted his initials in to the painted area on the reverse and they appear to be, "A.H." The leather hanger is a black color having excellent serviceability to the belt loop, retainer loop and working snap. In fact this leather shows little age and is still completely serviceable. The blade is an outstanding example. It still retains its original mirror finish and also has all of its cross grain. It is quite rare to see a blade in this condition. The keen eye will pick up just the slightest of sharpening at the edge but it is nothing. This blade is easily in near full mint condition. It is the style with short ricasso. On the reverse ricasso is the double open style RZM circle with the code, "M 7/51/41". This is the code for the Anton Wingen Jr. firm and "41" would be the year this Hitler Youth Knife was produced. The brown leather washer is in place and is in a new-like condition. A very fine HJ knife here.

Near Mint. $795.00

HYK #33002C Named Early Hitler Youth Knife With Motto - Ed Wüsthof

This early example has a steel base hilt and reflects outstanding nickel plating throughout. It is also quite interesting as engraved into the left hilt strut is the the original owner's name and what appears to be his address or possibly his school. The next owner will have to figure this one out. At any rate, the hilt is a fine steel type having excellent nickel plated surfaces. The nickel plating is still in near 100% condition, thinning only slightly on the area covered by the leather strapping. This nickel-plating is still bright. The grip plates are the early black checkered Bakelite type and they are retained by nickel rivets having dressed heads on the obverse. The Hitler Youth insignia wiggles as we like to see them and is in excellent condition to the bright colors of the enamel being red, white and gold with black swastika. On the left hilt spine of this example is the original owner's personalization. It is neatly engraved "Günther Kosch Glauchaui./Sch". I could be wrong with the letters on the last word but that is the best I can do with it. I think that the last word is definitely an address or possibly the name of a school. It is quite rare to see names on Hitler Youth knives because this type of personalization was forbidden. (That is why it is hidden on the reverse strut so that it can't be seen during normal wear.) The philosophy at that time was for everything to be exactly the same and everyone to be alike. So, personalized weapons did not pass muster. The location and also the small writing certainly hid this boy's engravings from sight. The scabbard of this example shows quite a bit of wear to the paint. This paint is only about 30%. The scabbard is straight, however, and the toning of the medal makes up for the wear to the paint. The scabbard is equipped with a still serviceable black leather hanger. The hanger has the retainer strap with a good working snap. The early blade is the style without ricasso. This blade is slightly gray but still retains its perfect shape. The blade only grades at excellent from a Hitler Youth scale. Although the motto is still there, it takes a close look with a little twisting in the light to see the motto. The reverse ricasso area is stamped with the maker's name, location and logo "Ed Wüstof Solingen" and there is a trident within a circle. Beneath this is the registered design stamp, "Ges. gesch." There is a good leather blade buffer in place. An interesting H.J. knife here.

Excellent. $695.00

HYK #43136 Late Hitler Youth Knife

This late production HJ Knife has fairly nice plating over the pot metal base construction. The plating is nearly 100% intact and still quite bright.

The grip plates have good checkering and remain in perfect condition, retained by a pair of steel rivets with dressed obverse heads. The grip insignia retains perfect, brightly colored enamel.

The scabbard is straight throughout and is a nice example. The original paint is nearly 100% intact on the obverse and shows wear down by the tip on the reverse. Overall the paint is about 98% intact. Attached to the scabbard is a fine black leather hanger, complete with a retainer loop and a working snap.

The blade shows minor wear and usage but the original crossgrain can still be made out. Although it was sharpened at one time it hardly shows and this is not unusual to see on a HJ knife.

It is unusual to see a HJ knife with no maker or RZM markings on the blade, but not unheard of. There were millions of these knives made and as such there are bound to be exceptions. The original blade washer is in place.

A good, solid, basic HJ Knife here.

Excellent. $650.00

HYK #43138 Late Hitler Youth Knife - RZM M7/80 (C. Gustav Spitzer)

This HJ Knife was finished with the more gray style plating and remains in good condition.

The grip plates are excellent, with crisp checkering and retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads. The HJ grip insignia retains perfect, brightly colored enamel.

The scabbard remains straight throughout. The obverse paint shows some wear and age but nothing too bad; I'd say the paint is about 90% intact. Attached to the scabbard is a black leather hanger with the original retainer loop and a working snap.

The blade is late style with a short ricasso. It still has good surfaces with no sharpening to be seen. It shows surface age but nothing too bad by HJ standards. The reverse ricasso is stamped with an RZM circle and the C. Gustav Spitzer code "M7/80", and "40", representing the year of production. The original blade washer is in place.

A good, sound late HJ example here.

Excellent. $695.00

HYK #43135 Early Hitler Youth Knife with Motto - C. D. Schaaff

The hilt of this early Hitler Youth Knife is in exceptionally good condition. It is steel based and retains 100% of the original nickel plating. It really looks great.

The grip plates are in perfect condition, with crisp checkering and retained by nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads. The HJ grip insignia retains perfect, brightly colored enamel.

The scabbard remains straight throughout the obverse, while the reverse has a few carrying signs near the bottom. The paint remains in nearly mint condition. The black leather hanger is a beauty, with almost new-like leather and complete with the retainer loop and working snap.

The blade is also a fine example, still being bright and having no sharpening. The motto is visible although it does show some wear; I'd say about 50% of the background darkening remains in the letters. This early blade is the type without a ricasso, and by HJ standards is very good. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the very desirable Old Salt trademark of the Schaaf firm and "Gesch Geschutzt". The original blade washer is in place.

A desirable example in terms of condition and excellent trademark.

Excellent Plus. $1,095.00

HYK #43137 Late Hitler Youth Knife - RZM M/13 (Arthur Schüttlehöfer)

This late production Hitler Youth Knife is in exceptional condition. It has a pot metal hilt but the nickel plating remains perfect throughout.

The grip plates are in excellent condition with good checkering, retained by steel rivets with dressed heads. The HJ grip insignia has perfect enamel.

The scabbard shell is a beauty; the original paint is 99.9% intact. The attached hanger is black faux leather, in good condition with a retainer loop and a working snap.

The blade of this example is pristine. It has never been sharpened and is nice and bright, with all of the factory grain. It has a short ricasso. The reverse is etched with a RZM circle atop the Schüttlehöfer code "RZM 7/13". The original blade buffer is in place.

A very fine late production HJ Knife here.

Near Mint. $1,095.00

HYK #42022C Mid-period Hitler Youth Knife - Robert Klaas

This HJ Knife is of highest quality, with perfect nickel plating on the steel hilt. This plating really is in superb condition.

The grip plates are the usual black checkered Bakelite and remain in perfect condition, retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.The HJ grip insignia is completely intact, with no issues on the brightly colored enamel. It nicely wiggles to the touch.

The scabbard is quite fine, with full paint on the reverse. The obverse remains bright but does show a little carrying wear, the paint being about 98% intact.

The blade is a real killer. It shows some traces of surface wear but is easily in a near mint state. This blade has no visible crossgrain but has not lost any brightness. The obverse ricasso is deeply stamped with the Kissing Cranes trademark of the Klaas firm, while the reverse stamped "RZM M7/37 / 1938". The original blade washer is in place.

An extremely nice Hitler Youth Knife here.

Near Mint. $845.00

HYK #43081 Early Hitler Youth Knife with Motto - Christianwerk

This HJ Knife is an initial production example with solid steel base construction. The nickel plating remains bright and in perfect condition.

The grip plates are the early, closely checkered Bakelite types and remain in fine condition. The HJ grip insignia has perfect enamel and bright coloring.

The scabbard is straight throughout. The paint shows age but it is free of rust and problems. The paint, although old, is still about 90% intact. Attached to the scabbard is a dark brown leather hanger and retainer strap, both of which remain in excellent condition, with a working snap.

The blade is the type with no ricasso. It remains bright and has traces of the original crossgrain. It has never been sharpened, uncommon for an HJ knife. The Hitler Youth motto is nicely etched on the obverse and retained at least 98% of the original darkening. By HJ standards this blade is very good. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the Fork trademark of the Christianwerk Solingen firm, as well as "Gesch Geschützt". The original blade buffer is in place.

A nice, early Hitler Youth Knife here.

Near Mint. $1,195.00

HYK #42998C 1936 Berlin Olympic Souvenir Knife w/ Original Issue Sack - Emil Voos

This Olympic Knife is one of the left-overs that were discovered still in their shipping container after the Russians left East Germany in the 1990s. The hilt is of aluminum with pommel, back straps and qullion end. The grip plates are genuine stag being expertly cut and fit. The obverse grip is fitted with an enamel HJ insignia. The enamel is perfect throughout the red, white, gold and black swastika. The grip plates are retained by aluminum rivets having dressed heads on both sides.

The scabbard remains straight throughout. The original paint has dulled some from age, but it still remains in mint condition. The scabbard is equipped with a black leather belt loop and grip retainer loop with working snap. The strap is retained by two rivets through the top of the reverse scabbard. The blade is a typical DJ type, having short ricasso and single edge with false edge at the end. The blade is virtually in mint condition, having a couple of extremely minor nicks in the blade edge. In gild and black enamel at the top of the obverse blade is the Berlin city logo of a crown above a standing bear within the shape of a decorative seal. Below this is gild lettering in four lines,: "ZUM RUHME/ DES SPORTS/ ZUR EHRE/ DES VATER-/ LANDES" Translated, "To the glory of sports and the honor of the Fatherland". Below, positioned above the ricasso, is a gild Sports Eagle with swastika positioned above the colored enameled 5 Olympic rings. On the reverse blade is the snake-wrapped-around-stump logo with the firm name and logo above and below the stump repectively, Emil Voos/ Solingen". Below the logo area is the patent pending term, "Ges. Gesch" The original leather washer is in place.

Accompanying this interesting souvenir knife is the original manila paper issue sack. It remains in fine condition complete with the original issue flap. It is printed, "Emil Voos/ Solingen" at the upper area which is positioned in turn over the firm's logo. Below is the underlined word, "Fartenmesser". Rubber-stamped below this is "Berliner/ Oympiade". And last printed line is the statement for best of steel blades, "1st Gusstahl-/Klinge".

A very historical piece here that should appeal to the Olympic collector as well as the edged weapons collector.

Mint. $2,395.00

HYK #42997C Reichs Partei Tag Fahrtenmesser with Original Paper Sack - Puma

This Puma DJ-style Knife is one of the left-over pieces discovered in their original packing after the Russians cleared out of East Germany in the 1990's. Most of these have long since gone into collections, however, in the case of this example, the previous owner has passed and his family is selling the knife. The hilt has the usual aluminum hilt mounts which all remain in choice condition. The hilt is equipped with genuine stag grip plates. The stag plates are professionally cut and fit, and are retained by dressed heads on both sides. The scabbard paint remains at 100%. It shows a little dullness from age, but is all there and is still in mint condition. The belt loop and retainer strap are of black leather with good working snap. The leather remains in excellent condition and is still new-like. The blade is a typical DJ type, having short ricasso and single edge. There are a couple of extremely minor age signs just on the edge, but they are nothing. The obverse blade is etched in gild with the Party open-winged eagle clutching a wreathed swastika. Below is "Reichsparteitag/ 1935", and below this is a replica of the Nürnberg medieval castle tops. At the base of the blade is an enameled coat of arms of the city, featuring a crest of black half portion Prussian eagle on the left and white and red stripes on a 45 degree angle on the right. Above the Wappen is the city name, "NÜRNBERG". On the reverse of the blade is the logo of a diamond with the cat head in the center and below, "PUMA". Below the diamond logo is the location city of "SOLINGEN".The original black leather washer is in place.

Accompanying this fine souvenir knife is the original manila paper issue sack. The paper is in new-like condition with no tears or stains. The bag is printed with the PUMA logo. Below is printed and underlined word, "Fahrtenmesser". Rubber stamped in three lines is "Reichs/ Parteitag/ 1935". Below this is "1st Gusstahl-Klinge".

A great item here that will add a fine dimension to a collection.

Mint. $2,295.00

HYK #42723C Nürnberg Party Day DJ Knife

This DJ Knife is one of the examples that were discovered after the Berlin Wall came down. This piece has the standard aluminum hilt, and the pommel and guard remain in excellent condition.

The grip plates are wood fashioned to stimulate stag after. They both remain in good condition, trained by aluminum rivets.

The scabbard is straight throughout and in perfect condition; the original paint is nearly 100% intact. The black leather hanger and retain strap are also in good condition, with a working snap.

The blade is the simple, single edged type typical of these pieces. It has full crossgrain and remains in mint condition. Etched on the the obverse of the blade is an open winged eagle and swastika atop the words "Reichspartietag / Nürnberg / 1935". Beneath this is the colorful city crest of Nuremberg. The quality of this work is exceptional. The original felt washer has been lost to time.

A very desirable DJ piece here, and definitely a key piece for the Hitler Youth collector.

Mint Minus. $1,595.00

HYK #42529C Mid-Period Hitler Youth Knife with Motto - RZM M7/3 (Kuno Ritter)

This mid-period HJ nice in in very fine condition, with a steel hilt and excellent nickel plating. This plating remains nearly 100% intact throughout the hilt, showing little age.

The grip plates are the early, closely checkered Bakelite type which remain in perfect condition throughout. These plates are retained by nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads. The HJ grip insignia retains perfect, brightly colored enamel.

The scabbard is also in choice condition. The original paint is about 98% intact on the reverse and perhaps 95% on the obverse, with a good shine. The original leather hanger and working retainer loop remain are sound and in good condition.

The blade remains bright, and has some crossgrain visible if you look very closely. It is in nearly mint condition, which is uncommon for an HJ knife. Th motto is crisp and has about 98% of the original darkening in the letters. It has a short ricasso. The reverse is stamped with a single open RZM circle along with the Kuno Ritter code of "M 7/3". Next to the RZM marking we see "Kuno Ritter Solingen". The original blade buffer is in place.

A very fine, mid-period HJ Knife here.

Near Mint. $1,195.00

HYK #42527C Mid-Period Hitler Youth Knife - RZM M7/13 (Schüttlehöfer)

This Hitler Youth Knife has a steel hilt with exceptionally nice nickel plating. This plating looks to be 100% intact and shows little age.

The grip plates are the early, closely checkered Bakelite type which remain in perfect condition throughout. These plates are retained by nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads. The HJ grip insignia retains perfect, brightly colored enamel.

The scabbard is in nice condition, with excellent original paint. This paint is 100% intact on both sides and shows only modest surface age. The black leather belt loop and retainer strap remain in nearly mint condition, and the snap works well. The reverse is the hanger is stamped with an oak leaf and "LFS".

The blade of this HJ Knife is as good as you will see; it remains bright and retains some of the original crossgrain. The motto is crisp and deep, looking to have 100% of the original background darkening. The reverse of the blade is deeply stamped with an open double RZM circle set atop the Schüttlehöfer code "M 7/13". The original blade buffer is in place.

A very fine, high quality HJ piece here.

Near Mint. $1,295.00

HYK #42400 Early Hitler Youth Knife with Motto - Robert Klaas

The hilt of this example is one of the best you will see, constructed of steel with an outstanding nickel plated finish. This finish is easily 100% intact throughout the hilt, which is an uncommon sight.

The black checkered grip plates are also in superb condition, still being crisp and with a very fine HJ insignia that wiggles to the touch, which is something we like to see. These fine plates are retained by nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight throughout, with perfect original paint on the reverse. The obverse shows a little wear and carrying signs, but overall remains at least 90% intact. The dark brown leather hanger is a fine example, still supple and complete with a matching retainer loop and working snap. The hanger is stamped with an oak leaf flanked by the letters "L" and "S".

The blade is a nice example, with no evidence fo sharpening. It has a gray tinge but nothing too bad, and the motto retains at least 90% of the original darkening. The reverse of the blade is stamped with the Kissing Cranes trademark of the Klaas firm, and the original brown leather blade buffer is in place.

A very nice HJ example here.

Excellent Plus. $895.00

HYK #42418 Mid-period Hitler Youth Knife - RZM M7/36 (E. & F. Hörster)

This mid-period Hitler Youth Knife is about as nice as you will see. Although it is constructed from pot metal the plating remains in nearly perfect condition, with only a few minor rubs on the area covered by the retainer loop. The rest of the plating remains in effect condition, which is very uncommon for a pot metal example.

The black checkered grip plates are in crisp condition. These fine plates are retained by nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads. The grip insignia wiggles slightly to the touch, as we like to see, and has perfect enamel throughout.

The scabbard is a real beauty, with nearly 100% of the original paint on both sides. The leather hanging strap and matching retainer loop remain in nearly new-like shape, and the snap works well. An outstanding HJ scabbard here.

The blade is in wonderful shape. It has a short ricasso and has never been sharpened, with a mirror finish and the original crossgrain. HJ blades like this are a very uncommon sight. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the RZM code for the Hörster firm, "RZM M7/36", and the original brown leather washer is in place.

If you're looking for a choice mid-period HJ example this one will easily meet your needs.

Mint Minus. $995.00

HYK #42366C Hitler Youth Leader's Dagger - RZM M7/66 (Carl Eickhorn)

This Eickhorn Hitler Youth Leader's Dagger is the lightweight variety, with an aluminum scabbard and hilt mounts.

The pommel is the standard type with a raised Hitler Youth diamond and swastika on the upper surface. The pommel top shows some age but there is no lifting anywhere. The sides of the pommel have a rope-like trim as well as a pair of accent lines. It is retained by a single screw in the reverse. There is a small amount of lifting on the pommel, mostly on the reverse.

The ferrule has a single accent line and retains perfect silvering throughout.

The crossguard repeats the rope design on its thin edge. The guard arms tip gently upward at the ends. The silvering throughout the guard is nearly complete, with just a small amount missing on the right quillon and on the left and right reverse dose of the arms. The twisted silver grip wire is excellent, still tight and with no springiness.

The scabbard shell is constructed of aluminum and straight throughout. The three mounts are a one piece shell, with a Hitler Youth eagle on the top example. This bird has the thin head characteristic of an Eickhorn piece, as well as the usual swastika, sword and hammer of an HJ eagle. The silvering remains intact on this fitting. Since it is aluminum the throat is built into the mount.

The center mount and lower mounts repeat the rope design, and retain good silvering. These mounts have smooth, rounded eyelets and aluminum rings.

The original blue black leather covering on the scabbard shows some age and carrying time but remains in generally nice condition, with no cuts or nips anywhere.

The blade of this dagger is a polished type, typical of the Eickhorn firm. It remains bright and retains a needle-like tip. There is some evenly spread age smudge in the surfaces of both sides. The HJ motto remains crisp and retains about 85% of the original darkening in the recesses of the lettering. The reverse ricasso is matching etched with an RZM circle and the Eickhorn code "M7/66". The original black leather blade washer is in place.

A good Hitler Youth Leader Dagger here. It is not a mint example but remains collectible. These are tough daggers to find these days.

Excellent. $4,795.00

HYK #42308C Initial Production Hitler Youth Knife - Carl Eickhorn

Hitler Youth Knife would have one of the very first examples produced. The Eickhorn trademark is the "Single Oval" example we believe was used in the late 1920's and early 1930's. If this trademark could be pinpointed to an exact date it might even prove that HJ knives were made prior to Hitler's appointment to Chancellor in 1933.

The hilt components are nickel plated steel. This knife has never been cleaned but the nickel plating looks fairly good and remains entirely intact.

The grip plates are the early, closely checkered Bakelite type. These remain in excellent condition, retained by nickel rivets with dressed heads. The Hitler Youth grip insignia shows some wear to the enamel but is free of any chips or problems.

The scabbard shell remains straight throughout. It looks to have had a period touch up to the paint, but it looks like the original paint remains intact beneath this work. The leather hanger remains in good condition, with a retained strap and a working snap.

The blade is style without a ricasso. It retains the original shape and doesn't look to have ever been sharpened. It has unfortunately turned a little gray and has lost the HJ motto after many years of usage. If you look very closely you can see the faintest traces of the motto but it is mainly obliterated. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the early "Single Oval" Eickhorn trademark, featuring a seated squirrel inside. This stamping shows wear but enough of it remains for it to be easily legible. Below the trademark it reads, "Solingen / Ges Geschutz". The original brown leather blade buffer remains intact.

This HJ example is not in the best condition but given how rare these early pieces are I think it should be very desirable; I've only ever had one or two pieces with this early trademark in the past.

Excellent. $695.00

HYK #42164 DJ Knife

This DJ Knife os a fine, textbook example. It has the usual all-aluminum hilt which remains in good condition.

The black checkered Bakelite grip plates are also in very good condition, retained by aluminum rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is straight throughout. The original black paint remains 100% intact and is in mint condition. Pinned to the scabbard in the propers manners is an enamel HJ insignia. The enamel is in good condition but does have a small chip on the right hand side. Attached to the scabbard is a black leather hanger and a retainer loops with a working snap. A small piece of leather is missing after the snap, but this does not detract from the knife.

The blade is in bright, mint condition, with 100% of the original grain. The original felt blade buffer is in place.

A very nice DJ knife here. These are very tough to come by these days.

Excellent. $795.00

HYK #41304 Late Hitler Youth Knife - Wüstof

This Wüsthof HJ Knife was made quite late in the period but doesn't lack for quality. The hilt mounts are steel and not the cheap pot metal normally used for late war pieces.

The grip plates are the usual black checkered Bakelite and remain in perfect condition, retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.The HJ grip insignia is completely intact, with no issues on the brightly colored enamel.

The scabbard is quite fine and very straight. The original paint is nearly 100% intact, with only traces of age and wear. The black leather hanger and retainer strap are also very sound, with a working snap.

The blade remains bright, with only faint traces of the original crossgrain. It has never been sharpened and is nearly mint. The obverse ricasso is deeply stamped "RZM M7/18 / 1941". The reverse ricasso is marked with the Trident trademark of the Wüsthof firm, and the original blade washer is in place.

A very nice, late war HJ here.

Excellent Plus. $895.00

HYK #41090C Early Hitler Youth Knife with Motto - Carl Heidelberg

This early Hitler Youth Knife has a fine steel based hilt with excellent, original, 100% intact nickel plating.

The grip plates are the early checkered Bakelite type, in perfect condition. These plates are retained by nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads. The grip insignia has a small chip to the enamel at the top, but this is the only flaw.

The scabbard remains straight throughout and retains the original paint. Other than some attic crazing this paint looks to be 100% intact. The scabbard is equipped with a black belt loop, with fine, supple leather and a retainer loop with a working snap.

The blade of this example is in choice condition, especially by HJ standards. It remains bright and has some of the original crossgrain. It is free of sharpening and retains the original geometry. The HJ motto is finely etched and retains about 90% of the original background darkening. It is an early style blade, with no ricasso. The reverse is stamped with the Carl Heidelberg trademark; a pair of beer bottles in a circle, along with the name and the location ("Solingen") of the firm. It is also marked "Gesch Gesch". A fine black blade buffer is in place.

A fine HJ knife here that would be worth far more were it not for the chip to the insignia enamel.

Excellent Plus. $1,095.00

HYK #40828 Hitler Youth Knife RZM M7/30 1936 - G. Grafrath

This HJ Knife is an example of mid-period production. It has pot metal base construction but the nickel plating remain in pretty good condition, with the usual wear to the area covered by the retainer loop.

The grip plates are black Bakelite, in perfect condition and retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads. The HJ insignia remains in decent condition, with a few minor hits to the right hand side. It wiggles to the touch as we like to see.

The scabbard is straight and is missing a great deal of the original paint. What is interesting, however, is the addition of a cloth American sergeants insignia, no doubt added by the vet who grabbed it. HJ knives were a common trophy and our soldiers had a habit of customizing anything they got their hands on. Attached to the reverse of the scabbard is a good black leather hanger, complete with retainer loop and working snap.

The blade retains the basic shape but looks as though the vet who captured it removed the original motto. Since it was produced in 1936 it should have one, but there is nothing but traces of a polishing job and some scratches. The reverse is deeply stamped with the Gebrüder Gräfrath "W" trademark. The ricasso is stamped with an open RZM circle and the Gräfrath code "M 7/30 / 1936". The original washer is in place.

I purchased this piece directly from he son of the vet who brought it home. I believe this to be a great HJ collectible; it's not in great condition, but has lots of character.

Excellent. $595.00

HYK #40181C Early Hitler Youth Knife with Motto - Carl Heidelberg

This early HJ Knife is made with solid steel that retains excellent nickel plating. The plating its nearly 100% intact with only the slightest amount of wear to the area covered by the retainer loop.

The grip plates are the early, finely checkered Bakelite type and are in perfect condition. These plates are retained by nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads. The HJ insignia retains perfect, brightly colored enamel and really looks great.

The scabbard is straight throughout. The paint shows some wear on the upper obverse but the reverse is nearly complete.; overall this paint is about 80% intact. The black leather hanger is still in good shape, as is the retainer loop. The retainer snap works well.

The early blade is the style without a ricasso. It is still mostly bright and doesn't have any sharpening or edge deformation. The bright finish has a little bit of age smudge in the surfaces but overall it is nothing too bad, especially for a Hitler Youth knife. The motto is deeply etched and very clear to the eye, with about 90% of the original background darkening. The reverse is stamped with the amusing Beer Bottle trademark of the Carl Heidelberg firm, as well as "Gesch Geschutzt". The original leather blade buffer is in place.

A very nice, early HJ Knife here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,095.00

HYK #40182C Hitler Youth Knife - RZM M7/40 (Hartkopf)

This mid-period Hitler Youth Knife is in nice condition overall. The hilt is constructed of pot metal but the nickel plating remains quite good, with only slight amounts of wear on the area covered by the retainer loop and on the guard. Overall, however, the plating remains about 95% intact.

The grip plates are the black checkered Bakelite type and are in good condition. The rivets are steel with dressed obverse heads. The HJ insignia has perfect, brightly colored enamel and wiggles slightly to the touch, something we like to see.

The scabbard is as straight as an arrow. This shell is in exceptional condition, actually having nearly 100% of the original paint. This paint is outstanding, with only the most minor traces of age. The leather belt loop and retainer loop are also in extremely nice condition, with a good, working snap.

The blade is the style with a ricasso. It remains bright throughout and has no sharpening. There is a little age in the blade surface but it is minor; the the usual low standards of HJ blades the example is in very fine shape. The reverse of the blade has the desirable Double Devils trademark of the Hartkopf firm. There is also a single open RZM circle with the code "M7/40". The original blade buffer is in place.

A nice mid-period HJ Knife here, with a very desirable trademark.

Excellent Plus. $950.00

HYK #40185C Double Proof Hitler Youth Knife - RZM M7/19 (Ed. Wüsthof)

This W¸sthof Hitler Youth Knife remains in outstanding condition, something not often seen on these late production pieces. The hilt is constructed of pot metal, but miraculously 98% of the original plating remains intact; only a small amount is missing in the area normally covered by the leather retainer loop.

The grip plates are the black checkered type, and they are in perfect condition. The HJ insignia is a beauty, with 100% intact enamel which retains its bright coloring. The plates are retained by means of nickel-plated rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard of this example is very nice, with outstanding original black paint. There is a small amount of cuffing on the lower portions but it is in otherwise perfect condition. Th leather belt loop and retainer loop are also in very fine condition. The leather has an new-like quality and the snap works well.

The blade of this knife is very fine. It remains completely bright and has much of the original crossgrain. Other than a little "in-and-out" marking this blade is nearly mint. It is very rare to see an HJ blade this nice. The obverse ricasso is marked with an open RZM circle with the code "M 7/19" set to the right. The date of production, "1939" is also present. On the reverse of the blade is the Wüsthof Trident trademark. The original blade washer is intact.

A very fine, late production HJ Knife here.

Near Mint. $995.00

HYK #37994C Unissued Hitler Youth Knife, RZM M7/13 - Schüttlehöfer

This unissued Hitler Youth Knife is in full mint condition; it is a real beauty. The hilt has 100% of the the original nickel plating over the pot metal base. This plating remains factory bright.

The grip plates are the black checkered variety, and they too are in perfect condition, They are retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads. The enamel grip insignia retains bright colors and has a flawless surface.

The scabbard is completely straight throughout and has 100% of the fine, original black paint. The paint is in perfect, mint condition. The belt and retainer loops are the large grain artificial leather type made later in the period. They are in choice condition with a good working snap.

The original issue tag is connected to the reverse of the leather strap. It is of off-white paper with green printing. It has an RZM mark and associated copy. The RZM code for the Sch¸ttlehˆfer firm, RZM M 7/13, is clearly stamped on the tag.

The choice blade is completely bright throughout, with all of the original crossgrain. There are virtually no signs of this blade. The reverse ricasso is marked with a RZM circle placed over the code for the Sch¸ttlehˆfer firm, "M7/13". The original leather blade buffer is in place.

An outstanding leftover HJ Knife here, in perfect, unissued condition.

Mint. $1,395.00

HYK #39754 DJ Knife

This DJ Knife is the last type of Hitler Youth affiliated knife produced during the period. It did not have an HJ diamond in the scabbard, presumably because the rapidly crumblingReich could not afford even minor embellishment at the time.

The knife has the usual aluminum hilt. This hilt is in excellent condition, showing only normal age and no faults.

The grip plates are of black checkered Bakelite, retained by aluminum rivets with dressed heads.

The scabbard remains in nearly perfect condition, with nearly 100% of the original paint on both sides and only a couple of chips at the tip. Attached to the scabbard is an outstanding black leather hanger. This hanger is quite new-like and is complete with a smaller retainer loop with a working snap.

The blade is a fine, slab-sided example without a ricasso. It remains in fully mint condition, with full, original crossgrain. The original brown felt buffer is in place, showing only modest wear.

These DJ Knives are absolutely original and make a fine addition to any collection of HJ items.

Excellent Plus. $425.00

HYK #39357 DJ Knife

This DJ Knife has the usual aluminum hilt. It is in good condition, with mild traces of wear but nothing detrimental.

The grip plates on this knife are the black checkered variety, in perfect condition. These plates are retained by a pair of aluminum rivets with dressed heads.

The scabbard is a good steel shell. It is free of dents and has about 99% of the original paint. This paint shows some mild crazing but retains most of the original brightness. Pinned to the obverse of the scabbard is a colored enamel HJ Diamond insignia. The upper portion of the red enamel has two tiny spots here the enamel is missing, but they are so small they are difficult to notice.

Attached to the scabbard is the original black leather hanger. It is complete with the retainer loop, which has a good working snap.

The blade is the usual, simple, single-edges type, with a point and a small false edge. This blade has been sharpened, but we expect to see this on HJ and DJ pieces. It is not in bad condition when judges against the usually rough state of most HJ pieces. It could even be cleaned up a bit, if the next owner so desired. The original brown felt blade buffer is in place.

A nice, original DJ Knife here, which shows period wear. This knives are very difficult to find today and I rarely have the occasion to offer one.

Excellent. $950.00

HYK #39290C Hitler Youth Knife - RZM M7/72 (Kaldenbach)

This Hitler Youth Knife has pot metal base construction which has been nickel plated. The plating is in fairly good condition, showing some of the usual wear underneath the area of the pommel normally covered by the retainer strap. Overall this plating is about 85% intact.

The grip plates are the usual black checkered Bakelite type and are in good condition. The HJ diamond is nicely placed and wiggles to the touch as it should. The enamel of this insignia remains bright and perfectly intact. The plates are retained by a pair of steel rivets with dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is in excellent condition throughout, with nearly mint reverse paint. The obverse paint has a few signs of carrying time but is about 98% intact.

The attached leather belt loop and retainer strap are both in fine condition, the snap clip working as it should.

The blade of this knife has never been sharpened and retains the original shape, being the style without a ricasso. The blade has some minor age evident in the surfaces, but overall remains quite bright. The reverse is stamped with a double open RZM circle set above the Kaldenbach code of "M7/72". The original blade washer is intact and in place.

A very good, late production Hitler Youth Knife here.

Excellent Plus. $850.00

HYK #39288C Double Proofed Hitler Youth Knife Klittermann & Moog

This Hitler Youth Knife is a quality example with a steel hilt. The nickel plating throughout the hilt is in nearly perfect condition, with only the slightest bit of wear on the area of the lower pommel covered by the fastened retainer loop. Overall this plating is about 98% intact.

The grip plates are the early, closely checkered variety; they are in perfect condition, retained by nickel rivets with dressed obverse heads. The HJ insignia wiggles slightly to the touch as it should, with perfect, brightly colored enamel.

The scabbard is nice and straight. The reverse of the scabbard has all of the original paint, with just a bit missing near the tip. The obverse, however, shows quite a bit of wear and has only 40 to 50% of the plaint.

The scabbard is equipped with fine belt and retainer loops, the leather being supple throughout and the latter having a good working snap.

The blade of this knife is the style with a ricasso. It is in very good condition, with no sharpening and only slightly gray. There is no visible grain left in it, but as HJ knives go it remains in very fine shape. The reverse is interesting as it is stamped with the excellent Klittermann & Moog logo; a disembodied, spear-wielding arm. The firm's name and location, "Klittermann & Moog GMBH / Haan / Solingen", ring the belligerent limb in circle. Below this is an etched double RZM circle with a shaded center. The etching is a bit light on this RZM mark but it remains visible. Below the circle is the code "M 7/29 - 1938". The original brown leather blade buffer is in place.

A decent double proof example here, from a desirable maker.

Excellent Plus. $895.00

HYK #39289C Hitler Youth Knife - RZM M7/80 40 (Gustav Spitzer)

This late production Hitler Youth Knife is in excellent condition. The hilt is the pot metal type but the plating remains outstanding, which is very rare. This plating is nearly 100% intact and looks fantastic.

The grip plates are of black checkered Bakelite, retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads. The HJ insignia on the grip wiggles as it should. The enamel throughout this insignia remains in perfect condition.

The scabbard is a fine example, being completely straight and actually retaining 100% of the original paint! This is a really nice looking scabbard.

The scabbard is equipped with a fine black leather hanger and retainer loop. The fine leather remains in very sound condition and the snap clip works well.

The blade is a plain example with a ricasso. It remains bright and retains traces of the original grain, although most of it is gone. It does have a pretty bright finish and it has never been sharpened. When judged against the normal, brutalized condition of most HJ knives it remains in nearly mint condition. The reverse ricasso is stamped with a single RZM circle, as well as the Spitzer code "M7/80 40". The original leather washer is in place.

A very nice, basic HJ Knife here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $995.00

HYK #38656C Hitler Youth Knife RZM M7/13 - Schüttlehöfer

This Sch¸ttlehˆfer Hitler Youth Knife is a high quality example. Although must Schüttlehöfer pieces will have pot metal bases, this example has one of solid steel. It must have been an early made piece.

The nickel plated surfaces are perfect throughout the hilt and are in mint condition. The grip plates are the black checkered variety, completely intact and retained by steel rivets with dressed obverse heads. The HJ insignia is very nice with bright, perfect enamel.

The scabbard is in the same outstanding condition. It is totally perfect with immaculate, 100% intact paint. The attached leather strap and grip retainer loop are intact and in choice, new-like condition.

As we would hope the blade of this example is just as good. It is a beauty, stone mint and with full graining. The reverse of the blade is deeply stamped with a large open double RZM circle set above the Schüttlehöfer code "M7/13". The original, new-like blade buffer is in place.

A very beautiful HJ example here, in superb condition.

Mint. $1,395.00

HYK #38203C Late DJ Knife

This Dj Knife would have been one of the last HJ pieces made before the end of the war. These knives do not have the HJ insignia on the scabbard as their predecessors did.

The hilt is of aluminum and is in pristine condition. The grip plates are of black checkered Bakelite retained by a pair of aluminum rivets.

The scabbard is in choice condition, having perfect paint on the reverse. The obverse has only a few minor scrapes. Overall this original paint is 99% intact.

Attached to the scabbard is a fine black leather belt loop and retainer strap with a working snap. This loop retains the original shiny black surfaces and is nearly pristine.

The slab-sided blade has no ricasso. It retains 100% of the original grain and has a fine tan felt blade buffer.

A fine example here, of a type that collectors have had their doubts about for years because of the lack of swastikas. This is, of course, utter nonsense.

Near Mint. $795.00