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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 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
Early Hitler Youth Knife by Puma

Early Hitler Youth Knife by Puma


A fine looking piece! The blade on this one looks good. The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto remains visible and the “PUMA Solingen” / “Ges. Geschützt” maker mark is dark, crisp and beautifully executed! The tip comes to a perfect point and the fit is tightly secured. The blade rates an Exc/Exc+. It has surface scratches and age ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-18177
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $529.95 USD

Transitional Hitler Youth Knives

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
Transitional Gloriawerk HJ Knife

Transitional Gloriawerk HJ Knife


Here we have an interesting example! The unsharpened blade on this one has age an wear along with a chip just below the u in "und". I say that an the blade is bright and retains is original shape. The etched: “Blut und Ehre!” motto and maker marks are still clear. Now just take a second and look at the ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-14163
Rating:    Exc/Exc+
Price:    $595.00 USD

RZM Hitler Youth Knives

Hitler Youth Dagger by RZM M7/13

Hitler Youth Dagger by RZM M7/13


A beautiful one! The ricassoed blade on this one looks excellent! The dark and crisp stamped “RZM M7/13” (Arthur Schüttelhofer & Co., Solingen-Wald) maker mark is beautifully executed! Traces of crossgrain remain evident. It has a solid fit and a perfect tip. The blade rates an easy Exc++. It shows the common surface scratches and minor age grey but that’ ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-18283
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $599.95 USD
Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/10 1940

Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/10 1940


A solid personalized piece! The blade on this one looks good. The hand stamped and blackened “RZM M7/10 1940” (J. A. Henckels, Solingen) maker mark is dark, crisp and beautifully executed! It has a solid fit and a perfect tip. The blade rates an Exc+. It has been ever-so-slightly sharpened, shows age spotting/grey and surface scratches throughout. The original black ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-17993
Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
Price:    $459.95 USD
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