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The Hitler Youth (Hitler Jugend) was one of the earliest branches of the NSDAP, beginning in 1922, and comprised of boys ages ten to eighteen. Similar to today's Boy Scouts, the HJ taught physical and outdoors training but also provided a beginning to political indoctrination. Girls on the other hand joined the BMD (Bund Deutscher Mädel), a branch similar to our Girl Guides. In 1933 a knife for the HJ was introduced. Upon earning specific qualifications, the boys were able to wear their very own HJ Knife.

Like all German edged weapons, early pieces reflected the highest quality work with the best materials. Early period knives had nickeled steel hilts with black bakelite checkered grip plates. The obverse plate was fitted with an enameled HJ swastika insignia. Through 1938, these knives were acid etched with the HJ motto, "Blut und Ehre!" (Blood and Honor!). Scabbards were made of seamless sheet steel with a riveted leather hanger attached to the back. Later period examples were made with plain blades and usually held an RZM marking, and zinc based hilts.

In 1937 the organization adopted a leader dagger for older professionals in charge of training and educating the HJ youth. Wear for each of these was personally approved by Adolf Hitler. Each Hitler Youth Leader dagger was presented in a special red leather presentation case. Hitler Youth Leader daggers had silvered hilt fittings with a blue/black leather covered scabbard. The grip is wood based with tightly wrapped silver twisted wire. The pommel cap featured an HJ diamond to the top. The upper scabbard fitting portrayed an open-winged Hitler Youth eagle with swastika cut into the bird's chest. The blade was always also etched with the Hitler Youth motto, "Blut und Ehre!" (Blood and Honor!).

If you would like to learn more about Hitler Youth Daggers we have provided a guide for beginning collectors.

HJ Leader Daggers   Early HJ Daggers   Transitional HJ Daggers   RZM HJ Daggers   


HJ Leader Daggers

Hitler Youth Leader by Horster

Hitler Youth Leader by Horster


This is a rare dagger that is very tough to buy. Reproductions abound! Here's a super blade that is about as good as you will ever find. Blade grades NM. The maker mark RZM 7/36 nice and dark as it the motto. Original brown buffer pad is intact. The fittings are all silver washed and do show honest wear with just ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-17234
Rating:    NM
Price:    $9,995.00 USD

Hitler Youth Leader Dagger by Hörster


Wow! A rare and beautiful example! If you’ve been waiting for one of these look no further this one is for you! The plated blade on this one is very attractive! It has a wonderful mirror like finish with beautiful plating! The “Blut Und Ehre!” maker mark and “RZM M7/36” (E & F. Hörster & Co, Solingen) are both dark, ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJL-17134
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $5,895.00 USD

Early HJ Daggers

Early Hitler Youth Knife by Carl Heildelberg

Early Hitler Youth Knife by Carl Heildelberg


A great find from the Max Show! The thin blade on this one looks great. The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto and “Carl Heildelberg Solingen” / “Ges. Gesch.” maker marks are all nicely executed! The fit continues to remain nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect point. The blade rates Exc+/Exc++. It shows some minor sharpening, ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-17140
Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
Price:    $639.95 USD
Italian GIL Youth dagger

Italian GIL Youth dagger


Gioventu Italiana del Littorio organization was the Fascist Youth organization. This example with a cast brass eagle head with brass eyes. The scabbard is made of hard leather with a belt loop. See Fred Stephens reference on Italian Fascist Daggers. This one has sharpening and a bit of loose wire on the grip. See Italian Facist Daggers Reference by Fred ... Read and See More
Item Number:    MVSN-14771
Rating:    Exc
Price:    $195.00 USD
Early Hitler Youth Dagger by CAM

Early Hitler Youth Dagger by CAM


Some nice features on this one! The blade on this one looks good. The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto remains visible and the dark and crisp “CAM Solingen Ges. Geschützt” maker mark is beautifully executed! The fit is nice and tight. The blade rates an Exc+. It shows the common age greying throughout along with some surface scratches ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-14207
Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
Price:    $724.95 USD

Transitional HJ Daggers

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Carl Eickhorn 1938

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Carl Eickhorn 1938


Another quality piece by Carl Eickhorn! The bright blade on this one looks excellent! The crisp acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto, “Eickhorn Solingen” / “RZM M7/66” maker marks and “38” date stamp are all beautifully executed and provide an awesome contrast to the bright blade! The tip comes to a perfect point and the fit is tightly secured. You can still ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-17138
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $799.95 USD

Transitional Hitler Youth Dagger by Ed Wüsthof 1938


A solid piece! The blade on this one looks good. The stamped “RZM M7/19 1938” / “Ed. Wüsthof Solingen Ges. Gesch.” maker marks are both nicely executed! The fit continues to remain nice and tight and the tip comes to a sharp point. The blade rates Exc. It has been sharpened and shows scratches and age grey throughout. The original leather ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-16943
Rating:    Exc/Exc+
Price:    $419.95 USD
Transitional Hitler Youth Dagger by RZM M7/14 1937

Transitional Hitler Youth Dagger by RZM M7/14 1937


A nice looking transitional Hitler Youth dagger! The bright blade on this one looks good. The acid etched “RZM M7/14 1937” (P.D. Lüneschlöss, Solingen) maker mark and “Blut und Ehre!” motto are both nicely executed! The fit continues to remain nice and tight. The blade rates an Exc/Exc+. It shows surface scratches and age greying/spotting throughout ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-15512
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $459.95 USD

Transitional Hitler Youth Dagger by R. Müller


A great looking Hitler Youth piece by a rare maker! The blade on this one looks great! The dark and crisp transitional “Rob. Muller Sol.-Merscheid RZM M7-32” maker mark is beautifully executed! The fit is nice and tight, the tip comes to a perfect point. Some crossgrain continues to remain visible as well! The blade rates an Exc++. ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-14200
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $649.95 USD
Transitional Gloriawerk HJ Knife

Transitional Gloriawerk HJ Knife


Here we have an interesting example! The unsharpened blade on this one has age an wear along with a chip just below the u in "und". I say that an the blade is bright and retains is original shape. The etched: “Blut und Ehre!” motto and maker marks are still clear. Now just take a second and look at the ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-14163
Rating:    Exc/Exc+
Price:    $595.00 USD

RZM HJ Daggers

Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/42 1940

Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/42 1940


A beautiful example! The blade on this one is wonderful! The “RZM M7/42 1940” (W.K.C. (Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Co.) Waffenfabrik, Solingen-Wald) maker mark is beautifully executed! This piece shows stunning crossgrain that runs the full length of the blade. Along with a solid fit and a perfect tip, the blade rates an easy NM. It shows the common surface scratches / ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-17139
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $629.95 USD