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A UNIQUE COLLECTION OF FIVE HITLER YOUTH KNIFES BY EICKHORN CHARTING THE HISTORY OF THIS FAMOUS EDGE
This is an amazing collection of HJ knifes which I have just purchased and which charts the history of the HJ knife manufactured by the Eickhorn company from 1933 until 1942, from the very earliest knife pattern to the very last that they produced and what is immediately noticeable is that the quality was always exceptional, even the 42 dated knife is of very fine quality.Three of these knifes have motto's, the other two have plain blades. Because of the unique nature of the collection I hope to sell them as a complete collection and not sell them separately. 1) This is the earliest example and it has all early nickel silver fittings, the grip plates are perfect, the HJ diamond has a chip to the enamel, the blade shows age and spotting, the obverse side features the HJ motto, the reverse side features the very early 1933 pattern Eickhorn squirrel trade mark of a squirrel in a single oval. The scabbard has been re-painted, the belt loop and grip strap are perfect. 2) Early nickel silver fittings, grip plates and the HJ enamel diamond are perfect. Superb condition blade with HJ motto to the obverse side, the reverse side features the 1933/35 Eickhorn double oval trade mark. The scabbard is in fine condition and the belt loop and grip strap are perfect. 3) Plated hilt fittings are in excellent condition, the grip plates are perfect and complete with a mint HJ enamel badge, the blade is in fine condition and features the HJ motto to the obverse side, the reverse side is etched RZM M7/66 with the 1935/41 squirrel trade mark. Complete with a fine condition scabbard with belt loop and grip strap. 4) Plated hilt fittings are in fine condition, the enamel HJ diamond is in perfect condition.The blade is plain with out motto, the reverse side is etched with the 1935/41 squirrel trade mark and RZM M7/66 and 40, this being the year of manufacture 1940.The scabbard is in fine condition complete with belt loop and grip strap. 5) The silver plated hilt fittings are in fine condition, the grip plates are in perfect condition as is the HJ enamel diamond. Superb condition blade which is plain with out a makers name, the reverse side is stamped RZM M7/66 1942, this being the last year that daggers were produced, after this date Eickhorn concentrated on war production. This really is an fascinating set of HJ knives which would be very difficult to put together again as these knifes have become difficult to find, especially in nice condition. [Condition: Exc++]