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Title Fighting knife
Nationality German
Period 1930s

This, possibly a prototype Hitler Youth knife design, was the type of knife carried by both Red and Brown elements in the prolififc street fighting of the latter years of the Weimar Republic and would have been a private purchase number from one of the Solingen firms. I can't recall having seen this pattern hilt before except on an HJ knife.

It has a stained beech wood grip and nickel silver mounts, which, on the pommel at least, have suffered a certain amount of wear. The blade also has an EPNS finish, which is in excellent shape as is the leather work, which is definitely not WW1 vintage.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Dirks : German : 20th Century]


Today I received your flag. It's very nice and looks genuine to me. Beautifull crisp colors! It looks barely used. It's a nice addition to my ww2 collection. I would even say, one of my top pieces.

Thanks for your excellent service and top communication!

I will check your site more often to see if you have more nice pieces.

R D, The Netherlands, 21.04.2018

Hi Chris, medals arrived safely and I am very pleased, will leave a mention for you on a military collectors forum and hopefully you may pick up some business.

Once again thank you.

Wayne Sinnot, UK, 04.08.2005