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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!).

If you would like to learn more about Hitler Youth Daggers we have provided a guide for beginning collectors.


Early Hitler Youth Knives   Transitional Hitler Youth Knives   RZM Hitler Youth Knives   


Early Hitler Youth Knives

Early Hitler Youth Knife by CAM

Early Hitler Youth Knife by CAM


Here we have an Early Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by CAM of Solingen. The blade on this one looks great. The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto is light and the “CAM Solingen” maker mark and “Ges. Geschützt” patent are beautifully executed! The fit continues to remain nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect point. The blade ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-20039
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $829.95 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

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Puma 1936

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Puma 1936


Here we have a Transitional Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by Puma of Solingen 1936! The blade on this one looks good. The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto, “Puma Solingen”, “Ges. Geschützt” patent and “RZM M7/27 1936” maker mark are all nicely executed! The fit continues to remain nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect point. The blade rates ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-20020
Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
Price:    $599.95 USD
Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Hartkopf & Co.

Transitional Hitler Youth Knife by Hartkopf & Co.


A Transitional Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by RZM M7/40 - Hartkopf & Co. of Solingen. The ricassoed blade on this one looks fine. The dual devil head “Hartkopf & Co. Solingen” logo and “RZM M7/40” maker mark are beautifully executed! The tip is perfect! The blade rates Exc+. It has surface scratches and age grey/spotting throughout. There is a small wiggle to ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-19767
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $489.95 USD
Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/13

Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/13


A prominent RZM maker for HJ’s, yet seldom seen with a motted blade! Here we have an Early Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by RZM M7/13, Arthur Schüttelhofer & Co. of Solingen-Wald. The ricassoed blade on this one looks good. The acid etched “Blut und Ehre!” motto and “RZM M7/13” (Arthur Schüttelhofer & Co. of Solingen-Wald) maker mark are all nicely ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-19476
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $434.95 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
Transitional Hitler Youth Dagger by R. Müller

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:    $664.95 USD

RZM Hitler Youth Knives

Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/51 1940

Hitler Youth Knife by RZM M7/51 1940


A Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by RZM M7/51/40 ‐ Anton Wingen Jr. of Solingen. The ricassoed blade on this one looks good. The stamped “RZM M7/51/40” maker mark is dark crisp and beautifully executed! The tip comes to a sharp point and the fit is perfect! Some crossgrain remains visible. The blade rates Exc+/Exc++. It has age grey/spotting throughout along ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HJ-19890
Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
Price:    $459.95 USD