Arbeit Adelt R.A.D. the R.A.D.Hewer was robustly crafted to serve as both a working hatchet and to be worn as an emblem ofauthority on formal occasions. Paul Casburg based his design for the hewer on an antique woodman’s hatchet.These Antler griped Hewers measured forty cms overall .They had carbon steel blades etched with the RAD moto”Arbeit Adelt“ (“Work Ennobles”) The scabbards were steel shells mounted with silvered nickel then later steel and alloy fittings. Celtic knot designs and a swastika within a spade flanked by ears of corn were impressed into the fittings. Fittings to the scabbard were toned with black shellac,oil glaze or cellulose paint ,polished back, then lacquered to achieve an antique look.The antler grip plates on early productionHewers retain the raw texture whilst later examples tend to have a smoother finish. A Scarce variation is the “Full Stag” in this early variation of the Hewer the handle lacks the metal ends to the pommel. They are instead covered by Antler. The Hewer was affixed to the enlisted man’s belt by a large leather hanger, variations of hangers exist as well as non regulation examples.Hewers were locally issued at Labor Corps battalion bases and were not available for private purchase .The RAD’s triangular proof mark is seen above the makers mark on hewers produced before 1936 production of the Hewer had finished by late 1942.Known Makers of the Rad Hewer. Include Carl Eickhorn. Boker.,Gottlieb Hammesfahr.W.K.C., Axt und Hauer fabrick.,Paul Weyersberg & Co.,Carl Julius Krebbs.Tiger. and Pumawerk  S.A. Dagger Mint Blade Price $725 £500

Arbeit Adelt R.A.D. the R.A.D.Hewer was robustly crafted to serve as both a working hatchet and to be worn as an emblem ofauthority on formal occasions. Paul Casburg based his design for the hewer on an antique woodman’s hatchet.These Antler griped Hewers measured forty cms overall .They had carbon steel blades etched with the RAD moto”Arbeit Adelt“ (“Work Ennobles”) The scabbards were steel shells mounted with silvered nickel then later steel and alloy fittings. Celtic knot designs and a swastika within a spade flanked by ears of corn were impressed into the fittings. Fittings to the scabbard were toned with black shellac,oil glaze or cellulose paint ,polished back, then lacquered to achieve an antique look.The antler grip plates on early productionHewers retain the raw texture whilst later examples tend to have a smoother finish. A Scarce variation is the “Full Stag” in this early variation of the Hewer the handle lacks the metal ends to the pommel. They are instead covered by Antler. The Hewer was affixed to the enlisted man’s belt by a large leather hanger, variations of hangers exist as well as non regulation examples.Hewers were locally issued at Labor Corps battalion bases and were not available for private purchase .The RAD’s triangular proof mark is seen above the makers mark on hewers produced before 1936 production of the Hewer had finished by late 1942.Known Makers of the Rad Hewer. Include Carl Eickhorn. Boker.,Gottlieb Hammesfahr.W.K.C., Axt und Hauer fabrick.,Paul Weyersberg & Co.,Carl Julius Krebbs.Tiger. and Pumawerk S.A. Dagger Mint Blade Price $725 £500

 

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£2,900 SS High Leader – £57,000 Postal Leader £3,500 SS Honor + £52,000 NPEA student £2,000 Luftwaffe 1(Value Hovering) U.S.$700U.K£550 NPEA Leader £6,000 Luftwaffe 2 -(Value Down) U.S.$450U.K.£200 NPEA Chained £6,000 Navy 1 £900 RAD EM + £650 Navy 2(Value Down) U.S.$600U.K£450 RAD Leader – £1800 Army Dagger -(Value Down) U.S.$400U.K£220 DRK EM £450 Army Engraved Dagger + £1,600 DRK /Social Welfare Leader £1,200 DLV knife – £900 RLB EM 1st model £900 DLV/Luft1 transitional+ £2,400 RLB EM 2nd model £800 NSFK knife £900 RLB Officer 1st model £1,500 NSFK Dagger £1,800 RLB Officer 2nd model £1,500 1st Railway- £1,500 Government Official £4800 2nd Railway – £2,700 Diplomatic Officer £7,000 Fire Official £800 June 18, 2012 Instituted in1934 the R.A.D.Hewer was robustly crafted to serve as both a working hatchet and to be worn as an emblem ofauthority on formal occasions. Paul Casburg based his design for the hewer on an antique woodman’s hatchet.These Antler griped Hewers measured forty cms overall .They had carbon steel blades etched with the RAD moto”Arbeit Adelt“ (“Work Ennobles”) The scabbards were steel shells mounted with silvered nickel then later steel and alloy fittings. Celtic knot designs and a swastika within a spade flanked by ears of corn were impressed into the fittings. Fittings to the scabbard were toned with black shellac,oil glaze or cellulose paint ,polished back, then lacquered to achieve an antique look.The antler grip plates on early productionHewers retain the raw texture whilst later examples tend to have a smoother finish. A Scarce variation is the “Full Stag” in this early variation of the Hewer the handle lacks the metal ends to the pommel. They are instead covered by Antler. The Hewer was affixed to the enlisted man’s belt by a large leather hanger, variations of hangers exist as well as non regulation examples.Hewers were locally issued at Labor Corps battalion bases and were not available for private purchase .The RAD’s triangular proof mark is seen above the makers mark on hewers produced before 1936 production of the Hewer had finished by late 1942.Known Makers of the Rad Hewer. Include Carl Eickhorn. Boker.,Gottlieb Hammesfahr.W.K.C., Axt und Hauer fabrick.,Paul Weyersberg & Co.,Carl Julius Krebbs.Tiger. and Pumawerk

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RAD LEADERS HEWER  “ARBEIT ADELT”

RAD Hewer (Enlisted Mans)

German Dagger prices below will be pre paid during 2013 for examples suitable for museum collections.

 1933 & 1936 SS daggers

U.S.        $3500-$7000U.K.        £2500-£5000

NSKK(National Socialist Motor Corps) daggers1933&1936 Daggers

U.S.         $500-$4000U.K.         £280-£3000

NPEA (National Political
Educational Institute) daggers

U.S.         $3000-$6000U.K.         £2000-$4000

1933 SA (Storm Troops) daggers

U.S.         $280 -$750U.K.          £250-£600

Heer (German Army)
Officer daggers

U.S.         $250-$700U.K.         £180-£600

DLV (German Air Sports Formation) Flyers Knives

U.S.         $700-$900U.K.         £450-£650

NSFK (National Socialist Flying Corps) Flyers knives

U.S          $700-$900U.K.        £450 -£650

Luftwaffe (German Airforce) daggers and Gravity Knives

U.S.         $300-$875U.K.         $180-$675

German Navy daggers

U.S.         $300-$700U.K.         £280-£800

RAD (Reichs Labor Service) daggers

U.S.       $600-$1100
U.K.     £480 – £1700

Diplomatic/Government
Official daggers

U.S.       $6000-$9000U.K.     £4000- £6500

Red Cross/Social/Welfare
Official daggers

U.S.     $400-$1200U.K.     £300-£900

German Fire Official daggers,Saw Back adds 30%

U.S.      $100 -$200U.K.       £75-£160

RLB (Reichs Air Protection Federation) daggers

U.S.     $1600-$2600U.K.   £700 -£2000

TENO (Technical Emergency Corps) daggers

U.S.     $3400-$6000U.K.    £2000 – £5000

German Custom Official daggers

U.S.     $2200-$5000U.K.     £1600-£7000

German Railway Official daggers

U.S.     $3500-$4500U.K.     £2800-£4700

Postshutze
(Postal officials daggers)

U.S.      $4000-$6000U.K.     £2200-£4000

Forestry, Hunting, and Rifle Association daggers

U.S.     $1200-$1800U.K.     £700-£1200

HJ (Hitler Youth)/DJ
(German Youth)

U.S.       $150-$550U.K        £100-£325
£4000/$6000 for Leaders

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Market Assessment of German Dagger value trends observed during 2012-13

 

Dagger Types

          Values

  Dagger     Types

          Values

SA 1933 EM(Value Down)

Average condition U.S $550  U.K £375 Investment Grade examples up to $800 U.K. £580

 

Teno EM Hewer

Value

V.G. £1,475 $2000

Fine.£2000  $3000

 LUFTWAFFE         1937

£3000

Teno Officer +

£3,400+

SA Honor +

£52,00

Forestry

£900

SA High Leader

£25,000

Hunting Official –

£1,300

SA Rohm EM –

£3800

Rifle Association

£1,500

SA Rohm Chained

£5,000

Hitler Youth Knife

£400

feldenhaller +(Value Up)

£55,000

Hitler Youth Leader

£3,500

NSKK 1933 EM(Value Down)

U.S.550U.K.£350

HD

£400

NSKK 1936 Chained Dagger –

£3,800

Land Customs +

£1,700

NSKK High Leader +

£32,000

Sea Customs +

£5,500 shown on the right hand side

SS 33 EM Dagger+

£2,600

Water Protection

£3,500

SS 1936 Chained Dagger

£4,650

Imperial Navy

£1200

SS High Leader –

£57,000

RAD LEADER

Up £950 $1600

SS Honor +

£52,000

NPEA student

£2,000

Luftwaffe 1(Value Hovering)

U.S.$700U.K£550

NPEA Leader

£6,000

Luftwaffe 2 -(Value Down)

U.S.$450U.K.£200

NPEA Chained

£6,000

Navy 1

£900

RAD EM +

£650

Navy 2(Value Down)

U.S.$600U.K£450

Postal protection-

£1800

Army Dagger -(Value Down)

U.S.$400U.K£220

DRK EM

£450

Army Engraved Dagger +

£1,600

DRK /Social Welfare Leader

£1,200 Shown on the left hand  side

DLV knife –

£900

RLB EM 1st model

£900

DLV/Luft1 transitional+

£2,400

RLB EM 2nd model

£800

NSFK knife

£900

RLB Officer 1st model

£1,500

NSFK Dagger

£1,800

D Y V

£225 $300 

1st Railway-

£1,500

Government Official

£4800

2nd Railway –

£2,700

Diplomatic Officer

£6,000-£9000 Paid

Fire Official

£800

 

Instituted in1934 the R.A.D.Hewer was robustly crafted to serve as both a working hatchet and to be worn as an emblem of authority on formal occasions. Paul Casburg based his design for the hewer on an antique woodman’s hatchet.These Antler griped Hewers measured forty cms overall .They had carbon steel blades etched with the RAD moto”Arbeit Adelt“  (“Work Ennobles”) The scabbards were steel shells mounted with silvered nickel then later steel and alloy fittings. Celtic knot designs and a swastika within a spade flanked by ears of corn were impressed into the fittings. Fittings to the scabbard were toned with black shellac,oil glaze or cellulose paint ,polished back, then lacquered to achieve an antique look.The antler grip plates on early production Hewers retain the raw texture whilst later examples tend to have a smoother finish. A Scarce variation is the “Full Stag” in this early variation of the Hewer the handle lacks the metal ends to the pommel. They are instead covered by Antler. The Hewer was affixed to the enlisted man’s belt by a large leather hanger, variations of hangers exist as well as non regulation examples.Hewers were locally issued at Labor Corps battalion bases and were not available for private purchase .The RAD’s triangular proof mark is seen above the makers mark on hewers produced before 1936 production of the Hewer had finished by late 1942.Known Makers of the Rad Hewer. Include Carl Eickhorn. Boker.,Gottlieb Hammesfahr.W.K.C., Axt und Hauer fabrick.,Paul Weyersberg & Co.,Carl Julius Krebbs.Tiger. and Pumawerk

 

 SS  (Schutzstaffel)”Holbein” daggers date from June 1933 they were worn by all ranks.

In 1936 models appeared with skull embellished chained hangers.

We Pay $5000+ for 1936 examples in good complete condition.

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+

£1000-£1400

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+

$1300-$1600

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+

$150-$400

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

£1000-£1700

$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) – £2000+

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

             $700-$1400

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.

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+


Arundel Antiques Market Ltd
The Passageway
18 High Street
Arundel
BN18 9AB

Telephone
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Mobile
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“Arbeit Adelt” R.A.D.

Are you selling a R.A.D.Hewer or dagger?

DAVID MATTEY IS ON-LINE TO ANSWER INQUIRIES AND MAKE OFFERS WITHOUT OBLIGATION.

German Dagger Buyers pay in advance using the “Paypal”service.

Sellers will not be required to ship items until full payment is shown to have been deposited in their ”Paypal”Accounts.

Customers can expect to achieve around 70% of the list Prices seen on specialist websites for equivalent items.

The selling process is immediate. German Dagger Buyers cover shipping costs and fees.

Consigned collections and special items will achieve a greater return figure for sellers, potentially 80%-90% of currant dealers listed prices.

 

R.A.D. “Arbeit Adelt” Are you selling an R.A.D.Hewer or dagger? DAVID MATTEY IS ON-LINE TO ANSWER INQUIRIES AND MAKE OFFERS WITHOUT OBLIGATION. German Dagger Buyers pay in advance using the “Paypal”service. Sellers will not be required to ship items until full payment is shown to have been deposited in their ”Paypal”Accounts. Customers can expect to achieve around 70% of the list Prices seen on s RAD LEADERS HEWER “ARBEIT ADELT” RAD Hewer (Enlisted Mans) German Dagger prices below will be pre paid during 2013 for examples suitable for museum collections. 1933 & 1936 SS daggers U.S. $3500-$7000U.K. £2500-£5000 NSKK(National Socialist Motor Corps) daggers1933&1936 Daggers U.S. $500-$4000U.K. £280-£3000 NPEA (National Political Educational Institute) daggers U.S. $3000-$6000U.K. £2000-$4000 1933 SA (Storm Troops) daggers U.S. $280 -$750U.K. £250-£600 Heer (German Army) Officer daggers U.S. $250-$700U.K. £180-£600 DLV (German Air Sports Formation) Flyers Knives U.S. $700-$900U.K. £450-£650 NSFK (National Socialist Flying Corps) Flyers knives U.S $700-$900U.K. £450 -£650 Luftwaffe (German Airforce) daggers and Gravity Knives U.S. $300-$875U.K. $180-$675 German Navy daggers U.S. $300-$700U.K. £280-£800 RAD (Reichs Labor Service) daggers U.S. $600-$1100 U.K. £480 – £1700 Diplomatic/Government Official daggers U.S. $6000-$9000U.K. £4000- £6500 Red Cross/Social/Welfare Official daggers U.S. $400-$1200U.K. £300-£900 German Fire Official daggers,Saw Back adds 30% U.S. $100 -$200U.K. £75-£160 RLB (Reichs Air Protection Federation) daggers U.S. $1600-$2600U.K. £700 -£2000 TENO (Technical Emergency Corps) daggers U.S. $3400-$6000U.K. £2000 – £5000 German Custom Official daggers U.S. $2200-$5000U.K. £1600-£7tal officials daggers) U.S. $4000-$6000U.K. £2200-£4000 Forestry, Hunting, and Rifle Association daggers

000 German Railway Official daggers U.S. $3500-$4500U.K. £2800-£4700

Postshutze (PosU.S. $1200-$1800

U.K. £700-£1200 HJ (Hitler Youth)/DJ (German Youth) U.S. $150-$550U.K £100-£325 £4000/$6000 for Leaders

If You wish to sell any of the above, contact 

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01903-884602 Market Assessment of German Dagger value trends observed during 2013

Dagger Type Value Dagger Type Value SA 1933 EM(Value Down) U.S $550U.K£350

Teno EM Hewer(Value hovering) £1,900 Teno Officer + £3,400 SA Honor + £52,000 Forestry £900 SA High Leader £25,000 Hunting Official – £1,300 SA Rohm EM – £3800 Rifle Association £1,500 SA Rohm Chained £5,000 Hitler Youth Knife £400 feldenhaller +(Value Up) £55,000 Hitler Youth Leader £3,500 NSKK 1933 EM(Value Down) U.S.550U.K.£350 HD £400 NSKK 1936 Chained Dagger – £3,800 Land Customs + £1,700 NSK High Leader + £32,000 Sea Customs + £5,500 SS 33 EM Dagger+ £2,600 Water Protection £3,500 SS 1936 Chained Dagger £5,000 Postal Protection + £2,900 SS High Leader – £57,000 Postal Leader £3,500 SS Honor + £52,000 NPEA student £2,000 Luftwaffe 1(Value Hovering) U.S.$700U.K£550 NPEA Leader £6,000 Luftwaffe 2 -(Value Down) U.S.$450U.K.£200 NPEA Chained £6,000 Navy 1 £900 RAD EM + £650 Navy 2(Value Down) U.S.$600U.K£450 RAD Leader – £1800 Army Dagger -(Value Down) U.S.$400U.K£220 DRK EM £450 Army Engraved Dagger + £1,600 DRK /Social Welfare Leader £1,200 DLV knife – £900 RLB EM 1st model £900 DLV/Luft1 transitional+ £2,400 RLB EM 2nd model £800 NSFK knife £900 RLB Officer 1st model £1,500 NSFK Dagger £1,800 RLB Officer 2nd model £1,500 1st Railway- £1,500 Government Official £4800 2nd Railway – £2,700 Diplomatic Officer £7,000 Fire Official £800 June 18, 2012 Instituted in1934 the R.A.D.Hewer was robustly crafted to serve as both a working hatchet and to be worn as an emblem ofauthority on formal occasions. Paul Casburg based his design for the hewer on an antique woodman’s hatchet.These Antler griped Hewers measured forty cms overall .They had carbon steel blades etched with the RAD moto”Arbeit Adelt“ (“Work Ennobles”) The scabbards were steel shells mounted with silvered nickel then later steel and alloy fittings. Celtic knot designs and a swastika within a spade flanked by ears of corn were impressed into the fittings. Fittings to the scabbard were toned with black shellac,oil glaze or cellulose paint ,polished back, then lacquered to achieve an antique look.The antler grip plates on early productionHewers retain the raw texture whilst later examples tend to have a smoother finish. A Scarce variation is the “Full Stag” in this early variation of the Hewer the handle lacks the metal ends to the pommel. They are instead covered by Antler. The Hewer was affixed to the enlisted man’s belt by a large leather hanger, variations of hangers exist as well as non regulation examples.Hewers were locally issued at Labor Corps battalion bases and were not available for private purchase .The RAD’s triangular proof mark is seen above the makers mark on hewers produced before 1936 production of the Hewer had finished by late 1942.Known Makers of the Rad Hewer. Include Carl Eickhorn. Boker.,Gottlieb Hammesfahr.W.K.C., Axt und Hauer fabrick.,Paul Weyersberg & Co.,Carl Julius Krebbs.Tiger. and Pumawerk

S.A. Dagger Mint Blade Price $725 £500

S.A. Dagger Mint Blade Price $725 £500

 

imperial Navy dirk by Eickhorn £2000 $3000 Paid

imperial Navy dirk by Eickhorn £2000 $3000 Paid