Archive for DLV

DLV Officer’s Cap Badge

Posted in Cap Badges, Collar Dogs and Shoulder Titles, Insignia with tags , , on December 19, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis badge is an early pre-RZM example of the Officers Cap Badge for the Deutscher Luftsportverband. The DLV was created in 1933 in order to establish the training foundation for the later revealed Luftwaffe. I have an officers dagger for this organization 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.