The 1938 Railway Guards dagger was created for wear as part of the new Railway Guard uniform for guard officers from the rank of Oberzugfuhrerand and higher officials of the Bahnpolizei.  The dagger was designed by Paul Casburg and was manufactured by Carl Eickhorn as well as E.F. Hoster.   Unmarked daggers exist of this Pattern.  Hilt fittings are made of aluminium with a silver anodized finish ranging from a bright finish to a dull finish. The backgrounds are finished with a dark burnishing to give the dagger a toned appearance.  The grip is of black spiraling plastic.  The neck on the pommel    The cross grained polished 40-cm long, hollow ground carbon steel stiletto style plain blade  will carry the Carl Eickhorn trade mark a few will be found with unmarked blades, and some by E.F. Hoster.    The pommel and cross guard ore of anodized  polished aluminium  with the dark burnishing and clear lacquer finish; the cross guard featured the Bahnschutz insignia, a winged rail wheel, with the ends of the cross guard turning down. Note that there is an area that appears to be unfinished but this is a flaw that is found on 99.99% of all real crossguards. When raising questions of authenticity on these daggers, here is a handy guide – the cross guard on a period made dagger is 87-87.75mm across.      The pommel was spherical in shape with a raised “sunwheel” swastika at its top. On real pommels the lip is thin and sharp looking not fat and flat as some reproductions. The pommel is 24.6-24.7mm across.  A smooth scabbard had two ribbed aluminium suspension rings fitted; a small scrolled ornate feature completed the bottom of the scabbard tip. The base of early scabbards is sheet metal steel with a silver plated finish that is brushed to make it conform to the dull look of the hilt fittings. Later made scabbards are made of a low-grade aluminium and have a natural brushed finish. The throat is held in place by a single back centre placed set screw.  The hanger was a double strap unit made from a silver toned fabric with black line edges, and square plain buckles. The reverse of the hangers was affixed to deep black purple velvet backings. This colour will vary with manufacturer.  42-cm aluminum or silver bullion Portapee, interwoven with black thread in the cord and stem area, was worn with the dagger.  Production ceased in 1942 before the formation of the Bahnshutzpolizei  Our high street store is situated beside an historic  castle .  We attract thousands more receptive  visitors every  year.  Rather than sell to one of our numerous  trade  suppliers,  We invite you contact us directly  and receive a better deal.

The 1938 Railway Guards dagger was created for wear as part of the new Railway Guard uniform for guard officers from the rank of Oberzugfuhrerand and higher officials of the Bahnpolizei. The dagger was designed by Paul Casburg and was manufactured by Carl Eickhorn as well as E.F. Hoster. Unmarked daggers exist of this Pattern. Hilt fittings are made of aluminium with a silver anodized finish ranging from a bright finish to a dull finish. The backgrounds are finished with a dark burnishing to give the dagger a toned appearance. The grip is of black spiraling plastic. The neck on the pommel The cross grained polished 40-cm long, hollow ground carbon steel stiletto style plain blade will carry the Carl Eickhorn trade mark a few will be found with unmarked blades, and some by E.F. Hoster. The pommel and cross guard ore of anodized polished aluminium with the dark burnishing and clear lacquer finish; the cross guard featured the Bahnschutz insignia, a winged rail wheel, with the ends of the cross guard turning down. Note that there is an area that appears to be unfinished but this is a flaw that is found on 99.99% of all real crossguards. When raising questions of authenticity on these daggers, here is a handy guide – the cross guard on a period made dagger is 87-87.75mm across. The pommel was spherical in shape with a raised “sunwheel” swastika at its top. On real pommels the lip is thin and sharp looking not fat and flat as some reproductions. The pommel is 24.6-24.7mm across. A smooth scabbard had two ribbed aluminium suspension rings fitted; a small scrolled ornate feature completed the bottom of the scabbard tip. The base of early scabbards is sheet metal steel with a silver plated finish that is brushed to make it conform to the dull look of the hilt fittings. Later made scabbards are made of a low-grade aluminium and have a natural brushed finish. The throat is held in place by a single back centre placed set screw. The hanger was a double strap unit made from a silver toned fabric with black line edges, and square plain buckles. The reverse of the hangers was affixed to deep black purple velvet backings. This colour will vary with manufacturer. 42-cm aluminum or silver bullion Portapee, interwoven with black thread in the cord and stem area, was worn with the dagger. Production ceased in 1942 before the formation of the Bahnshutzpolizei Our high street store is situated beside an historic castle . We attract thousands more receptive visitors every year. Rather than sell to one of our numerous trade suppliers, We invite you contact us directly and receive a better deal.

  

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 The 1938 Railway Guards dagger was created for wear as part of the new Railway Guard uniform for guard officers from the rank of Oberzugfuhrerand and higher officials of the Bahnpolizei.

The dagger was designed by Paul Casburg and was manufactured by Carl Eickhorn as well as E.F. Hoster.

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 Unmarked daggers exist of this Pattern.

Hilt fittings are made of aluminium with a silver anodized finish ranging from a bright finish to a dull finish. The backgrounds are finished with a dark burnishing to give the dagger a toned appearance.

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The grip is of black spiraling plastic.  The neck on the pommel 

 The cross grained polished 40-cm long, hollow ground carbon steel stiletto style plain blade  will carry the Carl Eickhorn trade mark a few will be found with unmarked blades, and some by E.F. Hoster.


The pommel and cross guard ore of anodized  polished aluminium  with the dark burnishing and clear lacquer finish; the cross guard featured the Bahnschutz insignia, a winged rail wheel, with the ends of the cross guard turning down. Note that there is an area that appears to be unfinished but this is a flaw that is found on 99.99% of all real crossguards. When raising questions of authenticity on these daggers, here is a handy guide – the cross guard on a period made dagger is 87-87.75mm across.

 


The pommel was spherical in shape with a raised “sunwheel” swastika at its top. On real pommels the lip is thin and sharp looking not fat and flat as some reproductions. The pommel is 24.6-24.7mm across.

A smooth scabbard had two ribbed aluminium suspension rings fitted; a small scrolled ornate feature completed the bottom of the scabbard tip. The base of early scabbards is sheet metal steel with a silver plated finish that is brushed to make it conform to the dull look of the hilt fittings. Later made scabbards are made of a low-grade aluminium and have a natural brushed finish. The throat is held in place by a single back centre placed set screw.

The hanger was a double strap unit made from a silver toned fabric with black line edges, and square plain buckles. The reverse of the hangers was affixed to deep black purple velvet backings. This colour will vary with manufacturer.

42-cm aluminum or silver bullion Portapee, interwoven with black thread in the cord and stem area, was worn with the dagger.

Production ceased in 1942 before the formation of the Bahnshutzpolizei

Our high street store is situated beside an historic

castle .

We attract thousands more receptive

visitors every

year.

Rather than sell to one of our numerous

trade

suppliers,

We invite you contact us directly

and receive a better deal.