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WWII German Army Officer's Dagger - The German Army was made part of the Wehrmacht in May 1935 with the passing of the "Law for the Reconstruction of the National Defence Forces". Between 1935 and 1945 this force grew to consist of hundreds of divisions and thousands of smaller supporting units. Between 1939 and 1945 close to 16 million served in the Army.

The design of the bayonet is similar to its combat counterpart. Dove head pommel with lug nut release button. Black plastic checkered grips held together with two domed rivets. The cross guard is chromed. one side curves upwardly while the other offers a semi-circular opening to allow the rifle barrel to pass through. The scabbard is of metal construction and is painted black.

This example has a leather frog which is employed by the soldier to secure the bayonet to the waist area.

A more elegant version of the dress bayonet could be purchased soldiers with more financial means.

The blade was chromed and not sharpened. a blood groove covers most of its length. Double edge design.

This page is a recognition and identification guide for German bayonets. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out specific points that should be noted.

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my German bayonet worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the Nazi bayonets is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the police sword in the collector's market is illustrated.

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  7. German edge weapon materials
  8. Perspective view
  9. Purchasing a German bayonet

The bayonet was manufactured by the Carl Eickhorn company of Solingen. This company was very prolific in the edge weapons cirle during the Third Reich. Their quality was well renown among all companies.

The company logo is placed at the base of the blade. It consists of a squarrel in the center of an oval. The words carl Eickhorn and Solingen are placed at the perimeter of the oval.

the side view of a leather gasket can be seen. This feature allowed the balde to sit better when placed inside the scabbard.

Many German edge weapons are currently reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.

If you have an interest is seeing other edge weapons of the Third Reich, you can do so by going to our WWII German daggers and Swords identification guide, Where we cover blades from the Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine), Air Force (Luftwaffe) and other organizations.


The value for WWII German daggers and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com . The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.

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May 17th, 2017
Germany produced a few variations of bayonets during the war. The high quality construction of these blades have made them great collectibles. The item featured here is relatively hard to find. In general its appreciation has been good. It is likely this trend will continue for the next few years.

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