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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

Tagged Early Hitler Youth Knife by Puma

Tagged Early Hitler Youth Knife by Puma


This is the second time I’ve owned an example like this with the original PUMA issue tag! Super rare! The early thin mottoed blade on this one looks great. The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto is faint but still visible. The stamped “PUMA Solingen” / “Ges. Geschützt” maker mark is dark, crisp and beautifully executed! The tip comes ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-18054
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $899.95 USD
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Early Hitler Youth Dagger by WKC

Early Hitler Youth Dagger by WKC


The blade on this one looks decent. The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto remains visible and the “WKC” Knights Head / “Ges. Geschützt” maker mark is dark, crisp and nicely executed! The tip comes to a perfect point and the fit is tightly secured. The blade rates a VG/Exc. It has heavy surface scratches, age staining, the slightest ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-17928
Rating:    Exc
Price:    $499.95 USD
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Early Hitler Youth Knife by W. Halbach

Early Hitler Youth Knife by W. Halbach


A beautiful early example, fit just right for your collection! The blade on this one looks great! The crisp acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto, Christmas Tree “Solingen” (Wilhelm Halbach, Solingen-Foche) maker mark and “Ges. Geschützt” stamp all are beautifully executed! The tip comes to a perfect point and the fit is tightly secured. You can still see some ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-17874
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $799.95 USD

Transitional Hitler Youth Knives

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by F.W. Höller


A quality transitional example! The bright ricassoed blade on this one looks excellent! The acid etched “F.W. Höller Solingen” / “RZM M7/33” maker marks are both nicely executed! The tip comes to a perfect point and the fit is tightly secured. The blade rates an Exc++/NM. It has surface scratches throughout along with the slightest spotting. The original ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-18001
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $649.95 USD
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Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/51 1937

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/51 1937


A quality transitional example! The ricassoed blade on this one looks excellent! The crisp acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto and “RZM M7/51 1937” (Anton Wingen, Jr., Solingen) maker mark are beautifully executed! The tip comes to a perfect point and the fit is tightly secured. The crossgrain is stunning running the full length of the blade! The blade rates an ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-17875
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $749.95 USD
Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by C. Eickhorn 1940

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by C. Eickhorn 1940


Another quality piece by Carl Eickhorn! The bright blade on this one looks wonderful. The crisp acid etched “Eickhorn Solingen” / “RZM M7/66” maker marks and “40” date stamp are all beautifully executed and provide an awesome contrast to the bright blade! The tip comes to a perfect point and the fit is tightly secured. Wonderful crossgraining remains all the way from ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-17841
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $599.95 USD
Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by A. Wingen - 1939

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by A. Wingen - 1939


A quality example by Anton Wingen! The bright blade on this one looks great! The Knight / “RZM M7/51/39” maker marks are beautifully executed! The tip comes to a perfect point and the fit is tightly secured. The blade rates an Exc+/Exc++. It shows surface scratches throughout and has been ever-so-slightly sharpened. The original brown leather buffer pad continues to ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-17840
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $699.95 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
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 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