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WWII GERMAN DAGGER HANGERS
The Nazi German armed forces, political groups and paramilitary organizations developed a large number of edge weapons that were design for wear during social events. The blades were primarily worn with lavish uniforms. This presented a challenge for German designers who wanted to display the daggers and dress bayonets without taking away from the beauty of the uniform itself.

The solution they concluded was to develop a series of hangers for different styles of edge weapons. Some of the hangers were very visible while others remained largely hidden. the decision on which style to use depended partly on the appearance of the hanger itself, as some were highly decorative and other were very plain and simple.

The types of materials employed varied quite a bit. Some used leather (normally brown or black in color) while others used fabric. All of them had metal buckles and clips. Every person entitled to wear the blade was able to go to the factory store and pay extra to order an upgrade from the basic offering.

The following section takes a look at some of the hangers employed during the Third Reich.



SA DAGGER HANGER
This is a WWII German SA dagger single hanger. Brown leather construction. Aluminum clip with a built in spring action. Manufacturer marked. Some of these hangers would also bear the RZM mark. Some of the samples were stamped in the leather portion as well. Not all the hangers were marked.
Front View of SA dagger hanger.
Rear View of SA dagger hanger.


View of SA dagger hanger clip RZM markings




RAD SUBORDINATE DAGGER HANGER
This is the dagger hanger for the RAD Subordinate Hewer. This is a very heavy duty hanger and of very odd shape. All leather construction with silver color metal braces and spring loaded clips. Several markings are found in the clips. Once the dagger was hung it rested in an angled position.



ARMY DAGGER HANGER
This is a set of Army Dagger hangers. Beautiful construction. Consisting of two straps attached to a single metal piece. The front side of the straps are of silver material with bullion. The back side is of green felt construction. The length of the hanger straps can be adjusted by the use of two oval buckles. One per strap. The buckles are highly decorated with oak leaves.

Each strap ends is a hook an is manufacturer marked on the backside.






SS DAGGER HANGER
This is a set of SS Dagger hangers. Of black leather construction. with a nickel silver buckle provided to adjust the length of the hanger. A spring loaded clip is found at the end. There are no markings on these examples.

Some examples of the hangers are shown in this page.






Model 1936 chain hanger




SS DAGGER HANGER (2nd Sample)
Like the first sample, this hanger is made of leather. The hanger is permanently attached to the scabbard of the dagger. The opposite end has a clip that attaches the dagger to the uniform.





2ND MODEL LUFTWAFFE DAGGER
This is a set of 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger hangers. Beautiful construction. Consisting of two cloth blue straps secured to a metal clip, which allows the dagger to be secured to the uniform of the soldier. Each strap has two silver stripes that run the full length.

The straps can be adjusted via the use of two buckles, one per strap. The buckles are rectangular in shape and are heavily adorned with oakleaves. The clips that secure the hanger the dagger rings are also adorned with oakleaves. No manufacturer markings are found on this example. However, other hangers may contain the markings.









HANGER EXAMPLES

The following are additional examples of the hangers used with the German daggers of WWII.




SECOND MODEL LUFTWAFFE HANGERS -


EARLY SECOND MODEL LUFTWAFFE HANGERS -


RED CROSS LEADER HANGERS -


SECOND MODEL LUFTWAFFE DAGGER HANGERS -




ARMY/LUFTWAFFE SWORD HANGERS -




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



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