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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   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:    HJL-21191
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $5,499.95 USD

Early Hitler Youth Knives

Early Hitler Youth Knife by Paul Seilheimer

Early Hitler Youth Knife by Paul Seilheimer


Just purchased from the Veterans Family! An Early Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Paul Seilheimer of Solingen. The blade on this one looks great. The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto is light yet still visible and the “PS Solingen” maker mark and “Gesetzl Geschutzt” paten mark are beautifully executed! The crossgrain is looks wonderful against the light. The tip comes ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-26677
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $899.95 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

Transitional Hitler Youth Knives

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by A. Schüttelhöfer

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by A. Schüttelhöfer


A Transitional Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Arthur Schüttelhöfer & Co. of Solingen-Wald. The ricassoed, mottoed blade on this one has age. The “Blut und Ehre!” motto, “RZM M7/13” and “Arthur Schüttelhöfer & Co. Solingen-Wald” maker marks are dark, crisp and clearly executed. The fit remains nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect point. The blade ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-26758
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $699.95 USD
Transitional Hitler Youth Dagger by Tiger

Transitional Hitler Youth Dagger by Tiger


Transitional Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Tiger (RZM M7/68) - Lauterjung & Co. Tiger of Solingen. One of my favorite makers! The blade on this one looks fine. The stamped double "Tiger Solingen" / "RZM M7/68" maker marks are nicely executed! The fit is nice and tight and the tip comes to a sharp point. The blade rates an Exc/Exc+. It shows ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-26467
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $529.95 USD
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RZM Hitler Youth Knives

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Carl Eickhorn 1941

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Carl Eickhorn 1941


A Transitional Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Carl Eickhorn of Solingen – RZM M7/66 1941. The stunning blade on this one is gorgeous with 99% of factory crossgrain remaining. The crisp acid etched “Eickhorn Solingen” / “RZM M7/66” maker marks and “41” date stamp are all nicely executed! The tip comes to a very sharp point and the fit is nice and tight. The blade rates ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-26759
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $649.95 USD
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Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/42 1940

Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/42 1940


A Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by RZM M7/42 1940 -WKC of Solingen. The blade on this one looks good. The “RZM M7/42 1940” maker mark is dark, crisp and beautifully executed. It has a perfect fit and sharp tip. The blade rates Exc++. The blade has been sharpened and shows minor pitting and age grey throughout. The original blackened leather buffer pad continues ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-26756
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $549.95 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