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German Hitler Youth Knife - The Hitler Youth Knife (German: Hitler-Jugend-Fahrtenmesser) was a knife sold to and carried by boys of the paramilitary youth organization of the Nazi Party that existed from 1922 to 1945. The Hitler Youth wore knives as part of their uniform, which was very similar to those worn by the Sturmabteilung or SA. The knife was also given to those who performed exceptionally well in minor exams. This part of the website provides basic identification and a price guide for Hitler Youth knives.

The knife covered in this section is not as common as the standard version. It is harder to locate.




The base of the blade bears the manufacturer's logo. The design consisted of the figure of a tree without leaves. To the right of the tree are the names of the manufacturer, "H. Boker & Co" and the city where the knife was produced "Solingen".

One side of the scabbard is also stamped with the same information.

Boker was a well known maker of knives. They produced several of the blades for the SS.

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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One of the most common questions asked is "How much is my item worth?" To better address this question, a price guide is provided. The guide covers the value of the Hitler Youth knife over a period of several years. And gives the reader a very good feel for its worth in the collector's market.

The design of the knife consists of a plastic/rubber handle. Most of its surface reflects a checkered pattern. A smooth surface is found near the base and pommel. Black in color. One side of the handle has a small circle inserted at about the center point. There is a swastika inside the circle.

There is not much of a handguard. The blade is of single edge construction. As discussed earlier the markings are placed at the base



The scabbard is made of brown leather. It has a strap with a brown painted snap to secure the knife in place when it is being carried. Heavy white stitching is applied to the sheath itself. A total of six rivets reinforce the construction. Most of the rivets are applied where the edge of the knife rests.

The upper section of the scabbard has two slits. Their purpose is to permit a belt to go through the opeinings so the knife can be carried on the persons waist area.

The pommel is capped with a low profile, silver colored hexagonal nut. This piece keeps the blade and handle together.



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.





PRICING GUIDE INFORMATION

PRICING GUIDE INFORMATION

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.



Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Value $500.00 $630.00 $750.00 $800.00 $825.00
Availability Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare
Invest Grade A A A A A


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