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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 Mdel), 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:    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:    $5,799.95 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:    HJ-20751
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $5,395.00 USD
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Early Hitler Youth Knives

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
Early Hitler Youth Knife by ASSO

Early Hitler Youth Knife by ASSO


Here we have an Early Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by ASSO (Arthur Schüttelhöfer) of Solingen-Wald. The blade on this one looks good. The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto is light and the “ASSO Solingen” maker mark and “Ges. Geschützt” patent are beautifully executed! The fit continues to remain nice and tight and the tip comes to a ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-20770
Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
Price:    $699.95 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:    $499.95 USD

Transitional Hitler Youth Knives

Hitler Youth Knife by C. Lütters & Co

Hitler Youth Knife by C. Lütters & Co


A Transitional Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Ed. Wüsthof of Solingen. The ricassoed blade is stamped “C. Lütters & Co” and “RZM M7/59”. It rates an Exc+. It shows minor pitting age grey and spotting throughout. The original black leather buffer remains intact. The steel based black enamel painted scabbard looks great. 50%+ of its original paint coverage remains intact. It ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-21714
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $399.95 USD
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 looks excellent! The “Blut und Ehre!” motto, “RZM M7/13” and “Arthur Schüttelhöfer & Co. Solingen-Wald” maker marks are dark, crisp and beautifully executed! Traces of crossgrain remain visible. The fit remains nice and tight and the tip comes to ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-21713
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $799.95 USD
Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Ed. Wüsthof 1937

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Ed. Wüsthof 1937


A Transitional Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Ed. Wüsthof of Solingen. The ricassoed blade on this one looks great. The stamped “RZM M7/12 1937” ricasso and “Ed. Wüsthof Solingen Ges. Gesch.” maker mark are beautifully executed. The fit continues to remain nice and tight and the tip comes to a sharp point. The blade rates an Exc++. It shows surface ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-21711
Rating:    Exc/Exc+
Price:    $449.95 USD
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Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Ed. Wüsthof 1940

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Ed. Wüsthof 1940


A Transitional Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Ed. Wüsthof of Solingen. The ricassoed blade on this one looks great. The stamped “RZM M7/12 1940” ricasso and “Ed. Wüsthof Solingen Ges. Gesch.” maker mark are beautifully executed. Traces of its original crossgrain remain. The fit continues to remain nice and tight and the tip comes to a sharp point. The blade ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-21317
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $599.95 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 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:    $514.95 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:    $564.95 USD

RZM Hitler Youth Knives

Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/38

Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/38


Here's a decent example you can afford. The blade on this example is fairly clean. The cutting edge has been sharpened and there are age stains and minor pits, someone cleaned it hard along the way. The reverse of the blade is stamped with the RZM M7/38, (Paul Seilheimer, Solingen) maker mark. The blade rates Exc. The leather buffer pad ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-21718
Rating:    Exc
Price:    $269.95 USD
Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/62 1939

Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/62 1939


Here's good representative example! The blade on this example is fairly clean. The cutting edge has been sharpened and there are age stains and minor pits. The reverse of the blade is stamped with the RZM M7/62, (Friedrich Plucker Jr, Solingen-Grafrath) maker mark. The blade rates Exc. The leather buffer pad remains intact. The scabbard suffers some bumps, paint loss, ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-21717
Rating:    Exc/Exc+
Price:    $399.95 USD