Archive for the Daggers Category

German Red Cross Enlisted Hewer

Posted in Daggers with tags , , , , on June 4, 2018 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgI will once more deny that I collect daggers. Even though I have over a dozen of them. This hewer is the 1938 model issued to enlisted members of the Deutsche Rote Kreuz and is complete with the leather frog used to suspend it from a belt. The maker mark is not present but it is marked GES. GESCHUTZT on the base of the blade.


German Hunting Association Dagger

Posted in Daggers with tags , , , on February 19, 2018 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThe Deutsche Jägerschaft or German Hunting Association was headed by Herman Göring as Reich Hunting Master. The form of these hirschfanger or hunting daggers was a traditional one and you see them dating from the late 19th Century to 1945. They vary widely in their decoration as it was up to the recipient what was placed on the hilt and blade. This one came to me a bit beaten up, missing its sheath and possibly retipped at some point. But it’s a nicely upgraded version with acorns on the handle and a crossguard in the form of deer feet.

Manufactured by Eickhorn between 1935 and 1941 based on the makers mark.

RAD Leaders Dagger

Posted in Daggers with tags , , , on October 16, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgAgain, I do not collect daggers, now at 16 they appear to collect me. This is a RAD Leaders dagger, manufactured by Eichhorn between 1935 and 1941 based on the etched logo design. This one came with a bonus, an original makers tag, a little worn but tough to find as they were generally discarded. I have the RAD Subordinate hewer here.


German NSFK/DLV Glider Pilot Dagger

Posted in Daggers with tags , , , , , on July 23, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgFrom the same place as the RAD hewer below is this NSFK/DLV Glider Pilot dagger. Manufactured by Paul Weyersberg & Co, Solingen, it’s a pretty sweet example. These daggers were issued to members of the National Socialist Flyer Corps which was a feeder organisation intended to teach basic flight skills to party members. Graduates were then pushed into the rapidly growing Luftwaffe.


The subject in the middle here is NSFK-Obergruppenführer Karl Sauke, SA bully boy and all around shit. He was eventually convicted in 1950 of assault and illegal detention but the British War Crimes Tribunal did not confirm his 6 year sentence and he was released.

German RAD Subordinate Hewer

Posted in Daggers with tags , , , on July 23, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgHere’s a fair straightforward find from a market down in Southern Ontario. This is a RAD hewer for an enlisted man, manufactured in 1935 based on the logo from Carl Eickhorn. This logo was used between 1933 & 1935 and the RAD (Reichsarbeitsdienst) was formed in January of 1935. The logo on the dagger “Arbeit adelt” sort of means that labour enobles you.

Hitler reviews members of the RAD organisation, Zeppelin Field, Nuremberg, 1938. The man to his left wearing the RAD Subordinate Hewer is Konstantin Hierl, leader of the RAD.

F.W.Holler 1st Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger

Posted in Daggers with tags , , , on June 11, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgHere’s a nice Luftwaffe 1st Pattern dagger and hanger I picked up today. The hanger is marked DRGM and the dagger is marked as being manufactured by F.W.Holler. This dagger is much nicer than the beater Emil Voss one I have here.

Eichhorn Kriegmarine Dagger

Posted in Daggers with tags , , , , on May 28, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgI just hooked this off a picker down in London, Ontario. It came out of an estate wrapped up in the vehicle flag I will post shortly. It is an Eichhorn manufactured Kriegsmarine dagger in just about perfect condition. All complete including the rare to find belt and a matched pair of very tidy hangers. Much nicer than my other one here.