German dress daggers and knives were a popular souvenir for returning veterans who had served in Europe during the second world war .
For the German officers who wore them Nazi Daggers were a symbol of rank,and, status.
. Contrary to popular belief Dress daggers were not designed as weapons, but simply as an accessory to the uniforms of the German Officers.
Some of the more common of these are the; The German Armu Dagger (aka Heer Dagger),Luftwaffe (aka Air Force Dagger),Navy Dagger (aka Kriegsmarine Dagger), and the Hitler youth dagger (aka HJ Dagger). There is the SS dagger with SS symbol at the top of the handle, just beneath the top cross guard.
SS Daggers must be carefully scrutinised due to the extremely high number of very detailed reproductions dating back decades! Novice collectors will unwittingly purchase an SS Dagger,
only to discover later