The subject of
WWII German Daggers & Edged Weapons is
vast, and almost impossible to display all the different styles, but we
will show a sample of the more common daggers, bayonets & swords used by Nazi Germany during World War Two.
There are numerous variations of
Heer (Army) Daggers,
but most daggers will have a similar, general appearance.
Handles can be a variety of colors and were purchased by the owner by
preference. They can range from white to yellow to different
shades of orange. High-end private purchase daggers could even
have ivory grips. Blades could be etched or engraved and in
high-end examples could have Damascus blades.
There are two different types of WWII German Luftwaffe (Air
Force) Daggers. The first pattern dagger is longer than the later model
and has a leather covered scabbard and grip and a chain hanger system. The
second patter Luftwaffe Dagger will be shorter with a silver finish scabbard and
a handle more similar to the German Army Dagger grip.
There are two different types of WWII German Kriegsmarine
(Navy) Daggers. The easiest way to spot a first pattern dagger is the
'pebbled' like finish of the scabbard. The second patter Kriegsmarine
Dagger will have a smooth finish scabbard with lightning bolts 'engraved' on
WWII German SS, SA and NSKK Daggers all are similar in
appearance. All will have wide blades with mottos, and all will have
wooden handles. A quick way to identify the differences is SS Daggers have
black handles and scabbards, SA daggers have brown handles and scabbards, and
NSKK daggers have brown handles with black scabbards.
The final section will include daggers such as RAD Hewers
and Hitler Youth Knives, Various Swords, Boot knives, Bayonets and Gravity
Knives. As time and space permits, we will continue to add to this
section, so please check back often.