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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 HJ Daggers   Transitional HJ Daggers   RZM HJ Daggers   


Early HJ Daggers

Early Hitler Youth Dagger by Emil Voos

Early Hitler Youth Dagger by Emil Voos


A great looking early example! The bright blade on this one looks good. The “E.M.V. Solingen”/“Ges. Geschützt” maker mark is dark crisp and beautifully executed! The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto is still visible as well. The fit is nice and tight. The blade rates an Exc+. It shows surface scratches throughout, minor age greying/ ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-15422
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $599.95 USD
Early Hitler Youth Dagger by Hartkopf & Co.

Early Hitler Youth Dagger by Hartkopf & Co.


An early piece! The blade on this one looks fine. The acid etched “Hartkopf & Co. Solingen”/“Ges. Geschützt” maker mark and the “Blut und Ehre!” motto look good. The fit is nice and tight, the tip comes to a sharp point. The blade rates an Exc. It has been cleaned, ever-so-slightly sharpened and shows surface scratches and heavy age ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-14991
Rating:    Exc/Exc+
Price:    $449.95 USD
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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 Halbach

Early Hitler Youth Dagger by Halbach


Just in time for Christmas! The sharpened blade on this one looks fine. The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto and the Christmas tree “Solingen Ges. Geschützt” maker mark are nicely executed! The fit is nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect point. The blade rates an Exc/Exc+. It shows heavy scratches and age grey ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-14302
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $439.95 USD
Rare Scabbard Marked SMF Early Hitler Youth Dagger

Rare Scabbard Marked SMF Early Hitler Youth Dagger


A must have for SMF or variation collectors! This is very rare and I’ve only ever owned one other example! The blade on this one looks great! The dark crisp acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto and “SMF Solingen Ges. Geschützt” maker mark are both beautifully executed! The fit is nice and tight, the tip comes to a ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-14208
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $799.95 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
Early Hitler Youth Dagger by Mandewirth

Early Hitler Youth Dagger by Mandewirth


A very rare maker mark on this one! I can’t seem to remember the last one I’ve seen! The blade on this one is fairly rough! It is sharpened and shows age spotting and scratches throughout. The acid etched "Ernst Mandewirth Solingen Ges. Geschuzt" maker mark remains looking good and it continues to have a solid fit and ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-11253
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $395.00 USD

Transitional HJ Daggers

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 Harkopf

Transitional Hitler Youth Dagger by Harkopf


A gorgeous piece and likely the best one we have on the site right now! The blade on this one looks exceptional! The dark and crisp acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto and the double “Hartkopf & Co. Solingen” / “RZM M.7/40/38” maker marks are all beautifully executed! The fit is nice and tight, the tip comes to a perfect point. The ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-14827
Rating:    NM
Price:    $1,295.00 USD
Transitional Hitler Youth Dagger by Tiger

Transitional Hitler Youth Dagger by Tiger


One of my favorite makers! The mottoed blade on this one looks fine. The acid etched “Blut und Ehere!” motto and double “Tiger Solingen” / “RZM M7/68” maker marks are nicely executed! The fit is nice and tight and the tip comes to a sharp point. The blade rates an Exc/Exc+. It shows heavy scratches and age grey throughout. It ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-14773
Rating:    Exc/Exc+
Price:    $429.95 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
Transitional Voos Hitler Youth Dagger 1938

Transitional Voos Hitler Youth Dagger 1938


This is a great transitional Emil Voos Waffenfabrik Hitler Youth Dagger 1938 example! The blade on this one is in decent shape. It has a sharp tip, a tight fit a “Blut und Ehre!” motto and “RZM M7/2 1938" maker mark! The blade rates an Exc. It has some age grey throughout and the tip has a couple rough spots. There is ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-12231
Rating:    Exc/Exc+
Price:    $625.00 USD

RZM HJ Daggers

RZM M7/31 Hitler Youth Dagger

RZM M7/31 Hitler Youth Dagger


A wonderful example of a personalized RZM Hitler Youth by August Merten Mw.! This piece has three inscribed personalization’s that are from the veterans family, who I bought it from. The blade on this one looks great! The acid etched “RZM M7/31” (August Merten Mw.) maker mark is beautifully executed! This piece shows stunning crossgrain that runs the full ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-10999
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $550.00 USD