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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.

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

Hitler Youth Leader 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:    Mint
Price:    $224.95 USD

Early Hitler Youth Knives

Rare - Earliest Hitler Youth Knife by Carl Linder

Rare - Earliest Hitler Youth Knife by Carl Linder


A Rare, Earliest Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Carl Linder of Solingen-Merscheid. Based on construction this piece can be dated to 1933-34. This piece is extremely rare. It is the only one I've ever owned and the fourth I’ve seen. Also, this specific maker mark variant is the only one I’ve ever seen. The blade on this one is ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-36227
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $2,199.95 USD
Early Hitler Youth Knife by Gräwiso

Early Hitler Youth Knife by Gräwiso


An Early Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Gräwiso - Gebruder Grafrath of Solingen. Based on construction this piece can be dated to 1934. The blade on this one is in wonderful condition. The stamped “Gräwiso Solingen” maker mark and “Ges. Geschützt” patent mark are both dark, crisp and beautifully executed. The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto is gorgeous. ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-36214
Rating:    NM
Price:    $1,949.95 USD
Early Hitler Youth Knife by J.A. Henckles

Early Hitler Youth Knife by J.A. Henckles


Early Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by J.A. Henckles of Solingen. The blade on this one is in fair condition. The stamped twins “J.A. Henckles Solingen Zwillingswerk” maker mark and “Ges. Geschützt” law protection mark are both nicely executed. The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto remains 70% intact. The tip comes to a sharp point and the fit is ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-36183
Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
Price:    $749.95 USD
Early Hitler Youth Knife by Puma

Early Hitler Youth Knife by Puma


Earliest Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Puma of Solingen. Based on construction, this piece can be dated to late 1933. The early thin mottoed blade on this one has been cleaned hard. The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto is faint and hardly visible, if you turn it just so in the sun you can find traces of it. The stamped “PUMA ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-35231
Rating:    VG/Exc
Price:    $449.95 USD
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RARE - Early HJ Dagger by Chromolit

RARE - Early HJ Dagger by Chromolit


Extremely RARE - Earliest era Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Chromolit (Arthur Wingen) of Solingen. I have only seen two HJ knives by Chromolit in my lifetime! Based on construction this piece can accurately be dated to 1933. The thin blade on this one looks great. The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto remains nicely visible. The stamped “ch Solingen” maker mark ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-34687
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $1,299.95 USD

Transitional Hitler Youth Knives

Personalized - Transitional HJ Knife by Heidelberg

Personalized - Transitional HJ Knife by Heidelberg


Personalized - Transitional Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by RZM M7/65 – Carl Heidelberg of Solingen. Based on construction this piece was constructed around 1936/37. The ricassoed blade on this one looks excellent. The stamped “RZM M7/65” RZM mark and “Carl Heidelberg Solingen” maker mark are both beautifully executed. The unique “Blut und Ehre!” Looped Motto is beautiful, rare and a textbook feature for ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-36182
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $899.95 USD
Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Carl Heidelberg

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Carl Heidelberg


Transitional Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Carl Heidelberg of Solingen – RZM M7/65. Based on construction this knife can accurately be dated to c.1937. The thick ricassoed cleaned blade on this one looks good. The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” rare variation looped motto is mostly polished out! The stamped encircled two-bottles “Carl Heidelberg Solingen” maker mark and “RZM M7/65” mark are ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-35230
Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
Price:    $899.95 USD
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RARE - Hitler Youth Knife by Malsch & Ambronn

RARE - Hitler Youth Knife by Malsch & Ambronn


Extremely Rare - Transitional Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Malsch & Ambronn of Steinbach - RZM M7/87. Based on construction this piece can be dated to c.1939. The blade on this one looks good. The stamped man at the well “Am Bronn” and “RZM M7/87” maker marks both look excellent. The blade rates Exc+. It has age grey, scratches and spotting throughout. ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-35051
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $999.95 USD
Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Hartkopf & Co. 1937

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Hartkopf & Co. 1937


Transitional Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Hartkoff & Co. of Solingen – RZM M.7/40/37. The ricassoed blade on this one looks good. The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto, stamped dual devil heads “Hartkoff & Co. Solingen” maker mark, “Ges. Geschützt” law protection mark, and “RZM M.7/40/37” marks are beautifully executed. Traces of crossgrain remain visible. The tip comes to a perfect point ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-34713
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $849.95 USD

RZM Hitler Youth Knives

Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/36

Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/36


A Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by RZM M7/36 - E. & F. Hörster of Solingen. The ricassoed blade on this one looks excellent. The stamped “RZM M7/36” maker mark is beautifully executed. The crossgrain looks excellent as it shines against the light. The fit remains nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect point. The blade rates NM. It ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-36152
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $799.95 USD
Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/56 1938

Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/56 1938


A Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by RZM M7/56 1938 - C. D. Schaaff of Solingen. A rare later 1938 variation maker mark. The thick ricassoed blade on this one looks good. The stamped “RZM M7/56 1938” maker mark is perfectly executed. The tip comes to a perfect point and the fit is nice and tight. The blade rates Exc+. It has been sharpened, cleaned ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-36028
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $659.95 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 thick ricassoed blade on this one looks great. The stamped “RZM M7/13” maker mark is nicely executed. The crossgrain is stunning as you shine it in the light. The tip comes to a perfect point and the fit is nice and tight. The blade rates ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-36013
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $739.95 USD
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