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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!).

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Hitler Youth Leader Knives

Hitler Youth Leader Dagger by RZM M7/36

Hitler Youth Leader Dagger by RZM M7/36


A Model 1937 Hitlerjugend Dolch für Führer by RZM M7/36 - E. & F. Hörster & Co. of Solingen. The plated blade on this one looks great! The “Blut Und Ehre!” motto and “RZM M7/36” (E & F. Hörster & Co, Solingen) maker mark are both nicely executed! The fit is nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJL-21191
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $5,499.95 USD

Early Hitler Youth Knives

Early Hitler Youth Knife by Wilh. Wagner

Early Hitler Youth Knife by Wilh. Wagner


An Early Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Whil. Wagner of Solingen-Merscheid. The blade on this one looks good. The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto is light yet still visible and the “Whil. Wagner WW Solingen-Merscheid” maker mark are nicely executed! The fit continues to remain nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect point. The blade rates an ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-21002
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $639.95 USD

RZM Hitler Youth Knives

RZM M7/13 Hitler Youth Dagger

RZM M7/13 Hitler Youth Dagger


Here's a beauty 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-27115
Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
Price:    $599.95 USD
Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/103

Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/103


A Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by RZM M7/103 - Josef Hack of GmbH. The blade on this one looks great! The acid etched “RZM M7/103” maker mark is dark, crisp and beautifully executed! It has a perfect tip. The crossgrain is stunning in the light. The blade rates an easy Exc++/NM. It shows surface scratches throughout and the typical runner ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-26753
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $699.95 USD