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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

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
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

RZM Hitler Youth Knives

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
Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/51 1940

Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/51 1940


A Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by RZM M7/51/40 ‐ Anton Wingen Jr. of Solingen. The ricassoed blade on this one looks good. The stamped “RZM M7/51/40” maker mark is dark crisp and beautifully executed! The tip comes to a sharp point and the fit is perfect! There is some minor surface spotting and a bit of roughness to the cutting edge you ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-35229
Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
Price:    $699.95 USD