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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.

Early Hitler Youth Knives   Transitional Hitler Youth Knives   RZM Hitler Youth Knives   

Early Hitler Youth Knives

Early Hitler Youth Knife by E. & F. Hörster

Early Hitler Youth Knife by E. & F. Hörster


An Early Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by E. & F. Hörster of Solingen. Based on construction this knife can accurately be dated to 1934. The early blade on this one looks good. The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto is nicely visible. The stamped “E. & F. Hörster Solingen” maker mark and dual line “Gesetzl. Geschützt” mark are beautifully executed. The ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-31775
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $849.95 USD
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Rare - Early Hitler Youth Knife by Gebr. Lützenkirchen

Rare - Early Hitler Youth Knife by Gebr. Lützenkirchen


A rare - Earliest/Early Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Gebr. Lützenkirchen of Solingen. Based on construction this knife can accurately be dated to 1934. The early blade on this one looks great! The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto is faint yet still nicely visible. The stamped knife cutting an anvil “Gebr. Lützenkirchen Solingen” maker mark and rarer encircled “ ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-31769
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $999.95 USD
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The Collector’s Guide to Hitler Youth Knives

The Collector’s Guide to Hitler Youth Knives


“The Collector’s Guide to Hitler Youth Knives” by Nathan Hogle, is a two-volume set containing almost a thousand pages of reference material.

For the first time in history, the most in-depth reference tool is now available for collectors of Hitler Youth knives! This research study offers an incredible amalgamation of: historical records, period documentation and construction requirements, ... Read and See More

Item Number:    Book-30113
Rating:    Mint
Price:    $249.95 USD

Transitional Hitler Youth Knives

THE Textbook Example - HJ Knife by RZM M7/66

THE Textbook Example - HJ Knife by RZM M7/66


This is the exact example featured on page 718-719 of “The Collector’s Guide to Hitler Youth Knives” by Nathan Hogle. This Early - c. 1935 example can accurately be dated to late-1935. It is extremely rare to see only a RZM marked example without a ricasso and there are only four known makers who did this. This example shows oxidization ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-30163
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $999.95 USD

RZM Hitler Youth Knives

RZM M7/13 Hitler Youth Dagger

RZM M7/13 Hitler Youth Dagger


Here's a nice RZM piece! The bright, thick blade on this one looks excellent! The crossgrain is stunning and runs the full length of the blade! The dark and crisp "RZM M7/13" (Arthur Schuttelhofer & Co., Solingen) maker mark is also beautifully executed! The tip comes to a sharp point and the fit remains perfectly tight! The blade on this one ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-32495
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $929.95 USD