Identify NAZI Militaria

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 SS  (Schutzstaffel)”Holbein” daggers date from June1933 they were worn by all ranks.In 1936 models appeared with skull embellishedchained hangers.We Pay $5000+ for 1936 examples in good completecondition.We Pay $900+ £3000 examples of the 1933 model

”The 1933 pattern S.A.Dagger .We Pay – $500 – $900 for

better examples.

The NSKK – National Socialist Motor Corp

(Nationalsozialistisches Kraftfahrkorps).

This is a standard pattern 1933 S.A. Dagger

with an application of black paint to the scabbard

after 1936 a decorative hanging chain was added

$400-$700 is the price we are offering for the basic

model in good to very good condition.

$2000  for the 1936 standard chain dagger.

$3000  for the 1936 chain dagger with gold gilt to the fittings


The NPEA – National Political Educational department

(National Erziehungsanstalt) – Daggers appear from

1935. Effectively another “Holbein” Dagger” Similar

to the SA, but variations exist in grip insignia. A leader’s

dagger was approved for wear in 1936.We Pay

$1600 – $2000+


The RAD – Reichs Labour Service (Reichsarbeitsdienst)

Hewer was approved for wear in 1937.We Pay

£500 – £800 +

$800 – $1500

(RAD Officers)We Pay

£700 – £1000+


The HJ – Hitler Youth (Hitler Jugend) dagger could be

purchased at a fixed price in 1933, it was designed to

be a simple durable field tool suitable for opening cans,

digging holes, knocking in tent pegs etc. A Leaders dagger

was awarded in 1937, and was of a much more decorative

style. Hitler Youth Dagger.We Pay

£80 – £250+


Hitler Youth Leaders.We Pay £2000 – £3500+

                                                $3000 +

The Customs Service (Zolldienst) dagger was introduced

in 1937,  The Land Customs dagger featured a green leather

grip and matching leather scabbard.The Water Customs

  blue leather for the grip and scabbard with the gilt

metal fittings“.We are Paying


$2000 + For good examples of the Land Customs Dagger

as shown in the picture

$5000 For the water customs .

The Police and Fire Departments (Polizei und Feuerwehr)

For Officers a dagger was permitted to be worn that had an

etched blade on each side, the design going back to before

World War One

The Water Protection Police – (Wasserschutzpolizei)  dagger .

worn by Officers similar in appearance to a standard Navy dagger

apart from the grip being covered in leather (and sometimes a

police insignia applied to the grip) – this dagger was being worn

from 1938.

The Diplomats & Government Officials (Diplomaten und Staatsbeamte)

wore a dagger that was nearly identical. Both had simulated mother of

pearl grip plates, the overall design reflecting a high quality of

manufacturing.We Pay

(Diplomats) – £4000+

(Government Official) – £3000+

The DLV – German Air Sports Formation (Deutscher Luftsport Verband),

dagger could be worn by all officers and was very similar to the 1st Pattern

Luftwaffe Pattern dagger. A shorter dagger was authorised for other ranks

that was approximately 13.5 inches long.We Pay

(Officers Dagger) – £1000+

(Other Ranks) £400 – £700+

The NSFK – National Socialist Flying Corps

(Nationalsozialistisches Fliegerkorps) incorporated the

members of the DLV – German Air Sports Formation

(Deutscher Luftsport Verband) in 1937, and continued

to use their shorter dagger.We Pay £300 – £600+

The DRK – German Red Cross (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz)

was worn from 1938, it had a saw back blade and a

blunt tip, therefore potentially able to be used in a

field medical role. A Leaders dagger was worn in

1938 and came in two small variants –

Red Cross and Social Welfare use.We Pay

(DRK Mans) – £250 – £400+

(DRK Leaders) – £400 – £700+

The TENO/TN – Technical Emergency Corps

(Technische Nothilfe) had two dagger designs,

one for lower ranks that could be used in

emergency use, and one for Leader’s that

was purely designed for ceremonial use.

Both daggers had strict issue criteria.

We pay (Lower Ranks) £1500 – £2500+

Leaders £3000-£4000


TENO/TN Technical Emergency Corps (Technische Nothilfe

Officers dagger.We Pay £2000 – £3000+


The DB – German National Railway System

(Deutsche Reichsbahn) dagger was first issued in 1935

, and was identical to a standard Army dagger;

apart from the dark coloured grip.

Therefore in 1938 a new design was produced that bore the

insignia of the Reichsbahn – this dagger was only available

to those of a certain rank.We Pay

(1st Pattern) – £900+

(2nd Pattern) – £3000+

bahn but differed in scabbard and cross guard – again this

dagger was only available to those of a certain rank.

The Railway-Water Protection Police (Reichsbahn Wasserschutz Polizei)

had a similar dagger to the 1938 Deutsche Reichs


The Postal Protection Service (Postschutz)  daggers became

regulation in march 1939 for  higher officers only.No dagger

was issued to NCOs or lower ranks. The stylized cross guard

shows an eagles beak over a swastika.The dagger was suspended

on a  chain hanger.

We Pay G.B.P. £1800 – £2300+

   U.S. $2200-$2700 + plus shipping

The National Forestry Service (Reichsforstdienst)

was an organisation headed by Hermann Goring.

The members were able to retain their pre-Nazi

purchased items, that did not differ highly from

the Nazi era. Many different patterns were made available,

although the main difference between lower and higher ranks

was the stipulation of stag horn grips.

We Pay £500 – £800 -£1000


The German Rifle Association (Deutscher Schutzen-Verband)

dagger could be worn by all members, and is an attractive

dagger being available in 1939. However like the Reichsforstdienst

other older patterns of this dagger can be seen as this association

was in existence long before Adolf Hitler came to power.

We Pay £300 – £500+

The German National Hunting Association

(Reichsbund Deutsche Jagerschaft) dagger could be worn

by all members. A vast number of styles for the hilt, blade

design and clamshell was available, and was up to the

individual how much they were able/wanted to spend.

However all these daggers had to have the grip insignia

of the association put onto a stag horn grip.We Pay £300 – £500+

The RLB – German Air Protection Federation (RLB) –

first adopted in 1936, it came in two styles dependent

upon rank. In 1938 the insignia was updated and this

was demonstrated by the grip insignia being changed

on both daggers and addition of hanging straps for the

Leaders dagger.

      German Air Protection Federation

[Reichsluftschutzbund (RLB)]


In 1923 The Reichs Air Ministry the RLB evolved

from the existing Deutches Luftschutzverband

German Air Protection League.  Hermann Goring

declared that the RLB was to be the official air

raid protection service of the Reich.

The role of the RLB was to protect the cities

and population from hostile attacks.

This section  trained the civilian population in civil

defense matters and air raid precautions.

With the exception of a small cadre of career officers

, the remainder of the force was composed of volunteers

similar to the Civil Defense Corps.

The RLB was subdivided into two formations:

1)… the Luftschutz (Air Raid Protection)

2)… the Warndienst (Air Raid Warning Service). After 1943, the Warndiest became a part of the German Order Police although it still functioned as the Air Raid Warning Service of the Reich.

By 1939 over 15 million men had joined the RLB as volunteers. Volunteers had to purchase their own steel helmets and had no uniform. These volunteers mainly managed the air raid shelters on a street by street basis. The small cadre of career officers carried out training and management of the volunteer force.

As the war progressed the role of the RLB was expanded to include search and rescue, fire fighting, decontamination, damaged building demolition etc.

The institution of a RLB Dagger

This knife was authorised during 1936 for dress wear by selected permanent NCO’s and subordinate personnel between the ranks of Obertruppmeister and Truppman. The daggers were made by Paul Weyersburg.Ernst Eric Witter and W.K.C.

The blade was plain and 22 cm long.

The grip was made with a black wooden handle with the 1st pattern Luftshutz insignia, an 8 pointed “star burst” with the initials “RLB” at its centre.

The cross guard was in the form of a stylised eagle with short open wings, its feet holding a plain circular wreath with a swastika at its centre.

The pommel was dome shaped, and same as the cross guard, nickel plated.

The scabbard was black stove enamelled and only had a single fitting at the chape which was nickel-plated. On the top of the scabbard was an unusual black painted triangular suspension fitting onto which the small leather hanger was fixed.

No Portapee was worn with the RLB knife. It was only awarded to worthy recipients, those who had long or meritorious service records. It could not be purchased privately

Dagger Information –

1938 RLB Enlisted Mans Dagger

In 1938 the sunburst insignia on the RLB knife grip was replaced. The RLB initials at the centre of the sunburst gave way to a large black enamel swastika.In all other regards the 1938 knife was identical to the 1936 version.


RLB (1st Pattern Mans)We Pay – £500 – £900+

The RLB – German Air Protection Federation – (RLB) 1st Pattern Officers.We Pay £1000 – £1,400+

The RLB – German Air Protection Federation (RLB)

(RLB 2nd Pattern Officers).We Pay – £1200 – £1,500+