A Minty - Transitional Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser by J.A. Henckels of Solingen 1938. The ricassoed mottoed blade on this one is gorgeous! The “Blut und Ehre!” motto and “J.A. Henckels Solingen Zwillingwerk Ges. Geschützt RZM M7/10 1938” maker mark are 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 a perfect point. The blade rates an easy NM. It shows minor age grey and runner marks. The original black leather buffer pad remains intact. The steel based black enamel painted scabbard looks excellent. It retains 97%+ paint coverage and remains completely dent free! The folded black leather strap is in wonderful condition. It retains all of its rivets and the snap continues to work very well! The leather is marked “L.F.S.”. The steel based nickel-silver plated hilt retains 99%+ of its plated finish. The black bakelite checkered grip plates are in perfect shape and are secured by two aluminum rivets. The HJ diamond is gorgeous, retaining 99%+ of its enamel! A beautiful piece you are sure to be happy with.
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