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(Written by David Mattey) 
The German army dagger came into being in 1935.

Paul Weyersburg personalised army dagger ( MJ?)

Paul Weyersburg personalized army dagger ( MJ?)

It was an element of dress that enabled rank to be identified and was less cumbersome to wear than swords which became confined  to wear on state occasions or on the parade ground.

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The design, as with many daggers of the period was by Paul Casburg .

German Army Dagger Price
Army Dagger Grips
The grip took a tubular form having concentric spiral grooves lacking the adornment of grip wire to be seen on other models.

German Army Dagger Price

The early grips were molded in solid polymer compounds in various colors.

1933 ss dagger

Ivory grips were available

at extra cost.

Nazi Hunting Cutlass

By 1939 production techniques changed .Grips were cast in plaster over a wood former then dipped in “Trollon” to achieve a
White plastic coated finish
Army Dagger Cross Guard & Pommel
Initially cross guards were cast from brass, skilfully chiselled, silver plated ,toned,polished then lacquered.


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Carl Eickhorn Army Dagger Solingen.

Over time these later gave way to cheaply produced castings culminating in the use of a dull grey zinc.

The obverse cross guard design depicted an eagle with outstretched wings holding a swastika within a wreath.The pommel which also acted as the securing nut tapered from the top downward decorated all the way around with upstanding oak leaves rising from the grip to the pommel top.
Army Dagger Blades
The Army dagger blades were generally plain in design and around 26 cm in length.

Land Customs Dagger with strap

Land Customs Dagger with strap

Some manufacturers plated blades however they are more frequently encountered with a horizontal “Cross Grain” Finnish. Etched presentation blades as well as Damascus steel examples are not unknown however such exotica should be viewed with caution by todays collectors.
Army Dagger Scabbards
The first 1935 Army dagger’s had heavy silver plating applied to the”pebble” decorated brass scabbard shells .From 1936 scabbards were produced in steel some with a nickle finish and late issues with the gray oxide finish.Fitted to the scabbard were two hanger suspension rings with oak leaf patterns onto which the hanging straps was clipped.
Hanging Straps & Knot
Army Daggers were worn suspended on two hanger straps, united by a belt clip at the top. The silver braid faced straps were backed with field grey velvet . Oval buckles with oak leaf patterns and matching silvered slides.
A Silver 42-43 cm Knot or Portapee was worn tied around the dagger grip .
Army dagger production had ceased by mid 1943.


   Dagger Prices to be pre paid during 2017 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

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

(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 2017-18


Dagger Type


Dagger Type


SA 1933 EM(Value Down)

U.S $550U.K£350

Teno EM Hewer(Value hovering)




Teno Officer +


SA Honor +




SA High Leader


Hunting Official –


SA Rohm EM –


Rifle Association


SA Rohm Chained


Hitler Youth Knife


feldenhaller +(Value Up)


Hitler Youth Leader


NSKK 1933 EM(Value Down)




NSKK 1936 Chained Dagger –


Land Customs +


NSK High Leader +


Sea Customs +


SS 33 EM Dagger+


Water Protection


SS 1936 Chained Dagger


Postal Protection +


SS High Leader –


Postal Leader


SS Honor +


NPEA student


Luftwaffe 1(Value Hovering)


NPEA Leader


Luftwaffe 2 -(Value Down)


NPEA Chained


Navy 1




Navy 2(Value Down)


RAD Leader –


Army Dagger -(Value Down)




Army Engraved Dagger +


DRK /Social Welfare Leader


DLV knife –


RLB EM 1st model


DLV/Luft1 transitional+


RLB EM 2nd model


NSFK knife


RLB Officer 1st model


NSFK Dagger


RLB Officer 2nd model


1st Railway-


Government Official


2nd Railway –


Diplomatic Officer


Fire Official