Except mine had a fleur de lis on it… the Boy Scout logo maybe? No writing on the blade. I’m surprised that it was even legal given the resemblance to You-Know-Who’s knife. It was a good cheap knock around knife that eventually ended up in dad’s tool box. That old bugger drove me nuts because he’d get a blade on the bench grinder, and blow the temper out of it when he ‘sharpened’ it… and it’d be buggered up for good.
"Blood and Honor", Hitler Youth dagger.ReplyDelete
Looks quite a bit like a Mauser 98 bayonet, but that one has a longer blade and a notch in pommel for attaching to rifle. That may be a Nazi Youth Knife but I am just guessing.ReplyDelete
I don't get the people pissing on the German military. All countries did a good job of beating down others to get a seat at the table and get ahead. Doesn't make it right, but doesn't do a damn thing to complain about it - both oppressers and oppressed are dead and gone to their reward now.
You want to make up for that - be kind instead of being an asshole. Who knows - that could catch on.
Lot of assholes out there.
Yeah I suppose, doesn't it? Depends on which bayonet we're talking about though - Mauser bayonets are all over the place but I have seen the ones you're talking about...Delete
I have gone full conspiritard on WW2, the jews, and the narratives that have set up around the event. Not ready to start denying the holocaust or anything like that... but there are some serious holes in the narratives that set up around the war... and I see similar ones setting up today and they are starting to fall apart. Probably should say less than more about all that, come to think of it...
Fleur de Lis is a French emblem. Maybe your knife was from the French troops that were in the SSReplyDelete
Nope - mine was bought brand new in a sports shop back in the 70's.Delete
That is a Hitler Jugend knife. Members get one when they become full members of the HJ. Only reason I know this is because my dad used to work for an old Austrian guy years ago who ran a welding shop in Edmonton. He was an HJ member when he was a kid and still had the knife he was given.ReplyDelete
These are actually a lot more common than one might think, given that membership in the HJ was mandatory for all German male youth from 1936 onwards to when Germany surrendered. It's just not...fashionable...to show them off.
Boy Scout Scout rank badge was/is a fleur-de-lis, so that's consistent.ReplyDelete
I had one of these. I worked for a company that sold replicas, even though they had the real ones. They weren't great knives.ReplyDelete
I had a buddy in Houston from South Africa. His dad was HJ, and still had his knife. He remembered his time fondly and his son didn't understand how he could. I guess living through the Weimar 20's would make the AH 30's look down right lovely. Well, up until "Give me ten years and you won't recognize your cities!!" kicked in.ReplyDelete
A good design is a good design. That looks like a balanced knife. The hooked guard would keep your hand off the blade. And I'm a sucker for historical pieces.