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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 Hörster


Wow! A rare and beautiful example! If you’ve been waiting for one of these look no further this one is for you! The plated blade on this one is very attractive! It has a wonderful mirror like finish with beautiful plating! The “Blut Und Ehre!” maker mark and “RZM M7/36” (E & F. Hörster & Co, Solingen) are both dark, ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJL-17134
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $5,895.00 USD

Early Hitler Youth Knives

Early Hitler Youth Knife by F. W. Höller


Here we have an Early Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by F. W. Höller of Solingen. The thin blade on this one is rough. The stamped “F. W. Höller” Solingen” maker mark and “Ges. Geschützt.” are nicely executed. The fit continues to remain nice and tight and the tip comes to a sharp point. The blade rates a VG/ ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-18938
Rating:    Exc
Price:    $349.95 USD
Early Hitler Youth Knife by Ernst Mandewirth

Early Hitler Youth Knife by Ernst Mandewirth


A quality early example ripe for the picking! The thin mottoed blade on this one looks great. The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto and “Ernst Mandewirth Solingen” / “Ges. Geschützt” maker mark are nicely executed! The tip comes to a perfect point and the fit is tightly secured. Traces of crossgrain remain visible. The blade rates an Exc+/Exc++. ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-18229
Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
Price:    $739.95 USD

Transitional Hitler Youth Knives

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Hartkopf & Co

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Hartkopf & Co


Here we have a Transitional Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Hartkopf & Co. of Solingen. The ricassoed blade on this one looks great. The dual “Hartkopf & Co Solingen” / “RZM M7/40” maker marks are dark, crisp and beautifully executed! The majority of the crossgrain remains visible. The tip comes to a perfect point. The blade rates an Exc+/Exc++. The blade has a ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-19055
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $499.95 USD
Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by G. Felix 1938

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by G. Felix 1938


A gorgeous Transitional Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Gustav F Felix (Gloriawerk) of Solingen 1938! The ricassoed mottoed blade on this one looks excellent! The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto and double “G. Felix Solingen Gloriawerk” / “RZM M7/28 1938” maker mark are dark, crisp and beautifully executed! The crossgrain is easily visible from hilt to tip. The fit remains nice and tight ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-19053
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $849.95 USD
Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Gottlieb Hammesfahr 1941

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Gottlieb Hammesfahr 1941


Here we have a Transitional Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Gottlieb Hammesfahr of Solingen Foche. The ricassoed blade on this one looks great. The stamped “Gottlieb Hammesfahr Solingen, Foche Ges. Gesch.” and acid etched “RZM M.7/67 1941” ” maker marks look good. The fit continues to remain nice and tight. The blade rates an Exc+. It has been ever-so-slightly sharpened, it shows surface ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-18950
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $499.95 USD
Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Carl Eickhorn

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Carl Eickhorn


Here we have a beautiful 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:    $549.95 USD

Transitional Hitler Youth Dagger by R. Müller


A great looking Hitler Youth piece by a rare maker! The blade on this one looks great! The dark and crisp transitional “Rob. Muller Sol.-Merscheid RZM M7-32” maker mark is beautifully executed! The fit is nice and tight, the tip comes to a perfect point. Some crossgrain continues to remain visible as well! The blade rates an Exc++. ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-14200
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $649.95 USD

RZM Hitler Youth Knives

Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/36

Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/36


Here we have a Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by RZM M7/36. The ricassoed blade on this one looks great. The stamped “RZM M7/36” maker marks is beautifully executed. The fit continues to remain nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect point. The blade rates an Exc+. It shows surface scratches, age spotting and age grey throughout. The original ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-18951
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $499.95 USD