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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

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:    N/A
Price:    $249.95 USD
Early Stag Griped Hitler Youth Knife by Eickhorn

Early Stag Griped Hitler Youth Knife by Eickhorn


Early Stag Griped Hitler Youth Knife by Carl Eickhorn of Solingen. A unique modification. This piece was likely modified shortly after the war to be used for a hunting knife. traces of the motto remain. The stag grip plates have been well used. ... See More
Item Number:    HJ-19109
Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
Price:    $549.95 USD

Transitional Hitler Youth Knives

Personalized Transitional HJ Knife by Hartkopf & Co.

Personalized Transitional HJ Knife by Hartkopf & Co.


Decent example from the Vet's family. The blade on this one lhas some sharpeneing and stain. The "RZM M7/40" / "Hartkopf & Co. Solingen" 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. It shows scratches and age grey throughout. If you peek to the ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-30731
Rating:    Exc
Price:    $699.95 USD
Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Eickhorn 1940

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Eickhorn 1940


A Transitional Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Carl Eickhorn 1940. The ricassoed blade on this one looks great. The stamped “Eickhorn Solingen RZM M7/66” maker/RZM marks and “40” dated ricasso are all nicely executed. Some nice crossgrain remains visible as you shine it in the light. The fit continues to remain nice and tight and the tip comes to a sharp point. ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-30165
Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
Price:    $1,099.95 USD
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 M7/27 Pumawerk HJ 1938

RZM M7/27 Pumawerk HJ 1938


A Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by RZM M7/27 - Puma of Solingen. The blade on this one has lots of age and has been sharpened. It has a solid fit and the RZM maker mark to the reverse of the riccasso is beautifully executed! The leather buffer pad is lost. The black painted scabbard has some paint loss and scratches throughout ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-31075
Rating:    Exc
Price:    $379.95 USD
Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/13

Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/13


A Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by RZM M7/13 - Arthur Schüttelhofer & Co. of Solingen. The ricassoed blade on this one looks good. The stamped “RZM M7/13” maker mark is nicely executed. The fit remains nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect point. The blade rates Ex+. It shows age grey/spotting and surface scratches throughout. The original ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-30732
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $599.95 USD