Original WWII German Hitler Youth Knife Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified
Original WWII German Hitler Youth Knife Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. HJ hike/camp knife with-out the blade motto. Roughly 14nm long, nickel/silver plated, drop forged steel, single edged, non-fullered blade. The reverse of the blade has stamped manufacturers code and the “RZM” logo and M7/38 manufacturing code and date 1939. Blade has some age toning. The leather washer is intact. The hilt features nickel/silver plated, steel, single up-swept cross guard and stylized eagle head pommel. The molded, black, diamond grooved, bakelite grips with dual dome headed retaining rivets are fully intact. Some nicks in the blade and grip from use (see photo). The obverse grip has an imbedded enameled HJ diamond. The HJ diamond features red top and bottom quarters and white side quarters with a central canted black swastika. The diamond has the correct translucent red enamel with a pebbled field visible underneath and has some nicks and issues (see photos). The knife comes with its original magnetic sheet metal scabbard. The scabbard retains a good portion of its period black paint missing (see photos) . The top edge of the scabbard has a riveted on, vertical, dual-ply, brown leather belt hanger is torn. One of the classic desirable collector’s edged weapons from the third Reich in fair-good used condition (priced accordingly). Typical light age toning plus wear during use. Nice example issued with expected used U.S. Veteran bring-back condition. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.