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Edged Weapons

All uniformed military and Political formations had their own bayonet, knife, dagger and/or sword to complete their individual uniform. Most were for daily wear while many were utilitarian, such as with the military where they were used in combat. Many though were exclusively worn for “show” as part of the daily uniform and for dress/ceremonial occasions. Fighting knifes and bayonets were mostly exclusive to military formations such as the Army (Heere), Waffen-SS, Navy(Kriegsmarine) and Air Force (Luftwaffe). Each of these though did have their own unique dagger and/or sword as well. Swords and especially daggers were prolific within all organizations of the Third Reich; Political, Red Cross, Police, Reichsbahn, Stahlhelm, NSDAP,SA, NSKK, NSKF,DLV, RAD, DAF, SS, HJ, DJ, TENO, NPEA, US Army, USMC, US Navy, Marine Corps, AAF, USAAF, CBI, Airborne, SF, Ranger, 1SSF, M3, M6, Kabar, Fighting Knife, V42, saber, sword, cutlass, foot artillery

SS-Officer Candidate Sword, Dachau-made (2)

1 A private-purchase Dachau produced sword for an SS-Officer Candidate of one of the SS-Junkerschule; perfect 31 inch stainless steel blade mounted within a mint hilt & knuckle guard with a tight silver-wire wrapped black wood grip; knurled Officer pommel nut is tight and unmolested indicating no disassembly; blade retains its original leather-buffer at its ricasso; Correct unmarked blade & scabbard for Dachau produced swords from 1939 when the PMD/Rostfrei logo was eliminated (reference: 'Dress Daggers & Swords of the German-SS' by Tom Wittman pages 386-417); overall length with scabbard is 37 inches; straight, undented 99% black lacquered steel scabbard with polished stainless steel fittings that are each retained by two flush mounted screws with no darkening to either (correct for Dachau made Scabbards. $3595.

 


 

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