Original German WWII HJ Knife with Motto - RZM M7/51 Dated 1937 by Wingen

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Original Item: Only One Available: This early HJ Knife is a fine example of the type, nickel-plated over a steel base. The plating still remains in nice condition. The motto Blut und Ehre! (Blood and Honor!) is present and easy to read. These Wingen HJ knives are always constructed with a base of quality steel; they did not switch to the cheaper pot metal at any point during the period.

The grip plates are the black checkered variety and are in excellent condition throughout. The HJ grip insignia retains perfect enamel and the nickel rivets have dressed obverse heads.

The scabbard is also quite good, with a blued finish. The bluing is still all there, with just a little bit of age here and there. Overall though it is extremely nice. The black leather hanger is also a beauty, still very supple and in first-rate condition. This hanger is complete with the small retainer loop and a working snap.

The obverse blade is still bright and does have traces of the original grain in the surfaces. There are a couple a ages signs but nothing bad. The motto is crisp and has 50% of the original background darkening.

The reverse of the blade is stamped with a single open RZM circle, with the code M7/51 to the right of it with 1937 below. This knife has a short ricasso and the original fine blade buffer is in place.

A very fine HJ Knife with very desirable markings an early date and a good blade.

AH believed German youth to be the future of his 3rd Reich. The HJ (AH Jugend) was formed officially in 1935, and with the exception of NSDAP ideology indoctrination was very similar to the Boy Scouts. Beginning at about the age of ten years, both boys (AH Jugend) and girls (Bund Deutscher Mädel) were enlisted in the Party-run organization. The boys only were given HJ Knives after having passed minor exams. The knives had nickeled hilts with black checkered grip plates. The obverse plate was fitted with an enameled HJ swas insignia. Through 1937, these knives were etched with the motto of the organization, Blut und Ehre! (Blood and Honor!). Examples produced after this date were made with plain blades usually bearing an RZM marking.

The HJ Leaders were professionals in charge of the training and NSDAP education of the German Youth. They wore a special dagger consisting of silvered hilt fittings with blue-black leather-covered scabbard. The grip was composed of tightly wrapped silver wire, over a wood base. The pommel cap featured an HJ diamond on top, complete with swas. The upper scabbard fitting portrayed an open-winged HJ eagle with swas cut into the bird's chest. The blade was etched with the HJ motto, Blut und Ehre!.

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