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Object ID 1945.038
Object Name Knife
Collection Weapons & Accessories
Credit line Gift of Major General John O' Daniel
Year Range from 1933
Year Range to 1937
Made K. & Co.
Makers mark Stamped with a hallmark of two stag's heads facing away from each other with "K & Co. / Solingen / Ges. Geschutzt."
Description Hitler Youth hike knife (Hitler Jugend fahrtenmesser) that has a 5 3/8" long steel blade that is engraved on one side with "Blut und Ehre!" and stamped on the reverse with a hallmark of two stag's heads facing away from each other, under which is "K & Co. / Solingen / Ges. Geschutzt." The pommel and cross guard are steel and the grip is black plastic with cross-hatching and secured by two steel rivets. One side has a 7/8" long x 1/4" w red and white diamond-shaped enamel motif with a swastika at the center. The 6" long steel scabbard is painted black and attached to a 5 1/4" long leather strap with a 5/8" wide leather collar at the top that secures with a press stud.
Dimensions W-1.125 L-10.25 inches
Dimension Details Overall length of knife; width of blade; total overall length of scabbard and strap is 10" long x 1 1/4" wide.
Subjects Arms & armament
World War II
Search Terms Hitler Youth
World War II
Twentieth Century
Material Steel; leather; plastic
Place of Origin Solingen, Germany
Event World War II