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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

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:    HJ-21811
Rating:    NM
Price:    $6,249.95 USD
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

Minty - Early Hitler Youth Knife by J.A. Henckles

Minty - Early Hitler Youth Knife by J.A. Henckles


A Minty - Early Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by J.A. Henckles of Solingen. The blade on this one is beautiful. The stamped “J.A. Henckles Solingen Zwillingswerk” maker mark, “Ges. Geschützt” patent mark and acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto are all dark, crisp and beautifully executed. Crossgrain is easily visible as you shine it in the light. The ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-25715
Rating:    NM
Price:    $1,349.95 USD
Early Hitler Youth Knife by Klittermann & Moog

Early Hitler Youth Knife by Klittermann & Moog


A Rare Early Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Klittermann & Moog of Haan b/Solingen. The blade on this one is sharpened and rough. The stamped “Klittermann & Moog G.m.b.H. Haan b/Solingen” maker mark and “Ges. Geschützt” patent mark are both beautifully executed. The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto is only slightly visible from B to E ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-25701
Rating:    Exc
Price:    $399.95 USD
Early Hitler Youth Knife by Justinuswerk

Early Hitler Youth Knife by Justinuswerk


An Early Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Justus Brenger (Justinuswerk) of Solingen-Wald. The blade on this one looks decent. The stamped “Justinus Solingen” maker mark and “Ges. Geschützt” patent mark are both beautifully executed. The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto is remains visible if you shine it just right in the light. The blade rates an Exc. It shows ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-25700
Rating:    Exc/Exc+
Price:    $329.95 USD
Early Hitler Youth Knife by Paul Seilheimer

Early Hitler Youth Knife by Paul Seilheimer


An Early Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Paul Seilheimer of Solingen. The blade on this one looks decent. The stamped “PS Solingen” maker mark and “Gesetzl. Geschützt” patent mark are both beautifully executed. The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto is only slightly visible if you shine it just right in the light. The blade rates an Exc. It shows ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-25699
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $369.95 USD
Early Hitler Youth Knife by Puma

Early Hitler Youth Knife by Puma


An Early Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Puma of Solingen. The blade on this one looks good. The stamped “PUMA Solingen” maker mark and “Ges. Geschützt” patent mark are nicely executed. The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto is faint yet still visible. The tip comes to a nice point and the fit is tight as it should be. The ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-25269
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $549.95 USD
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
Earliest Hitler Youth Knife by A.W.Jr

Earliest Hitler Youth Knife by A.W.Jr


Here we have the earliest style of Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmessers of the Third Reich period! Anton Wingen along with Carl Eickhorn and Ernst Pack were among the preliminary manufacturers of the HJ knife. The whole piece is oxidized and in rough condition. The stamped “A.W.Jr. Solingen” maker mark looks good! The blade rates VG/Exc. It has been sharpened ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-19175
Rating:    VG
Price:    $449.95 USD

Transitional Hitler Youth Knives

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by E. Pack 1937

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by E. Pack 1937


A Transitional Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by E. Pack & Sohne of Solingen. Perhaps the most interesting Hitler Youth Knife manufacturer... E. Pack was one of the preliminary manufacturers of HJ knives. They never received a RZM code yet they produced HJ knives all the way into 1939. Doing their best to keep up with regulations, they added the RZM mark without the ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-24208
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $549.95 USD
Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by C&R Linder

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by C&R Linder


A Transitional Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by RZM M7/15 C & R Linder of Solingen-Weyer. The blade on this one looks great! The etched “RZM M7/15 C & R Linder Solingen-Weyer” maker mark is crisp and beautifully executed! It has a solid fit and a perfect tip. The crossgrain is wonderful shining the full length of the blade. The blade rates an easy ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-23813
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $749.95 USD
Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/83

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/83


A gorgeous Transitional Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Richard Plümacher Sohn of Solingen. The ricassoed mottoed blade on this one looks excellent! The “RZM M7/83 !” (Richard Plümacher Sohn, Solingen) maker mark is dark, crisp and beautifully executed! The crossgrain is easily visible shining wonderfully from hilt to tip. The fit remains nice and tight and the tip comes to ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-19054
Rating:    NM
Price:    $844.95 USD
Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Carl Eickhorn

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Carl Eickhorn


Here we have a transitional Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser. The ricassoed blade on this one looks wonderful. The crisp acid etched “Eickhorn Solingen” / “RZM M7/66” maker marks and “40” date stamp are all nicely executed! The tip comes to a sharp point. The blade rates a solid Exc+. It shows heavy surface scratches throughout along with the slightest wiggle. The original blackened ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-18705
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $564.95 USD

RZM Hitler Youth Knives

Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/31

Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/31


A Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by RZM M7/31 - August Merten Mw. of Solingen-Grafrath. The blade on this one looks great! The stamped and blackened “RZM M7/31” maker mark is dark, crisp and beautifully executed! It has a solid fit and a perfect tip. The blade rates an easy Exc++/NM. It shows the common runner marks and minor age spotting ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-23531
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $899.95 USD