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The Navy [Kreigsmarine]

    The German Navy holds a long and honorable tradition. Unlike the other services, German Navy uniforms and accouterments have been historically slow in reflecting change. For example, the German Navy edged weapons which remain in service today bear only a minor modifications to the edged weapons carried by members of the Royal Prussian Navy in the mid-nineteenth century. Although the Versailles Treaty signed after World War I seriously limited any sizeable overt expansion of the German Navy, covert submarine production continued outside the country. When Hitler gained power in 1933, he immediately boosted the Navy to a formidable military force under the aegis of Admiral Erich Raeder. Raeder remained at the helm of the German Navy for the next fifteen years, when he was replaced by Admiral Karl Donitz. Early in the war, German U-boats were the nemeses of Allied sailors throughout the Atlantic Ocean. As anti-submarine warfare was perfected by the Allies, heavy combat losses were inflicted on the Germans. For more information click here to see Ltc.(ret) Tom Johnson's 8 vol set "Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich", or some of the other reference books that we offer.

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 First Model Navy Daggers
1st Model Navy Dagger w/"Depot" Markings & Rare 15-Year Service "Waffenmeister" Portepee
maker: Carl Eickhorn (stamped "C.E." squirrel double oval) TM
condition: Exc/Exc+
item number: 20162
price: $1,995.

Reverse ricasso is stamped with the control number, "0.808", indicating this dagger was the property of Ostseestation headquartered in Kiel. Is additionally stamped with the Weimar eagle over "M". Scabbard throat is also stamped with the Weimar eagle over "M" depot stamp.

1st Model Navy Dagger w/"Depot" Markings
maker: WKC (knight head)
condition: Exc+
item number: 19844
price: $1,295.

Reverse ricasso is stamped with the control number, "0.32", indicating this dagger was the property of "Ostseestation", headquartered in Kiel, and is additionally stamped with the Weimar eagle over "M".

1st Model Navy Dagger w/Orange Grip
maker: No maker
condition: Exc+/Exc++
item number: 18893
price: $1,495.

This pattern dagger was introduced in 1929 and was used with its original “flaming ball” pommel until 1938, when the eagle/swastika pommel was adopted.
1st/2nd Model Navy Dagger, Third Reich Navy Sword, Medal and Document Group Belonging to Josef Nitschke
maker:
condition: Exc+
item number: 19584
price: $4,650.

This unique grouping was recently obtained in Flensburg, northern Germany, directly from the family of German veteran, Josef Nitschke. Herr Nitschke served in both the Reichsmarine and Kriegsmarine, first as an enlisted man and later as an Officer. After the re-establishment of the German Armed Forces in 1956, Herr Nitschke served in the Bundesmarine. The items listed below would provide an excellent opportunity for further research.
 Second Model Navy Daggers

NEW! 2nd Model Navy Dagger w/Original Felt Storage Bag
maker: Carl Eickhorn (stamped squirrel holding sword) TM
condition: Near MINT
item number: 20583
price: $1,695.

 

 

Presentation 2nd Model Navy Dagger
maker: Carl Eickhorn (stamped squirrel holding sword) TM
condition: Exc+
item number: 20174
price: $1,595.

Obverse ricasso is jeweler-engraved with the inscription, "Gewidmet v. Stamm Taucherprahm 1941" (Presented to von Stamm Barge Diver, 1941).

NEW! 2nd Model Navy Dagger w/Orange Grip & Hangers
maker: WKC (stamped knight head) TM.
condition: Exc++
item number: 20408
price: $1,500.

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2nd Model Navy Dagger
maker: F.W. Holler (thermometer inside double oval) TM
condition: Near MINT
item number: 20483
price: $1,350.

This superb example was recently obtained in Germany and matches exactly the illustration shown on page 15 of the 1941 F. W. Höller sales catalog as Nr. 10 "Marine-Offizier-Dolch".

UNCLEANED 2nd Model Navy Dagger
maker: Carl Eickhorn (stamped squirrel holding sword) TM
condition: Exc+/Exc++
item number: 20087
price: $1,295.

. This dagger was recently obtained in Germany and appears to have never been cleaned since it was stored in 1945.

Transitional 2nd Model Navy Dagger w/IVORY Grip
maker: No Maker
condition: Exc/Exc+
item number: 20214
price: $1,195.

This dagger was recently obtained from the estate of a WWII veteran, and a similar transitional example is pictured on page 237 of Exploring the Dress Daggers of the German Navy by Thomas T. Wittmann.

2nd Model Navy Dagger w/Rare ORIGINAL Gilt Portepee
maker: Carl Eickhorn (stamped squirrel holding sword) TM
condition: Exc+
item number: 20161
price: $1,195.

Attached to the dagger is a rare, original gilt bullion portepee which has aged to a uniform dark, almost brown, color. However, portions of slide and stem still retain the original bright gilt color. Rare combination-original gilt 2nd model Navy portepees DO exist!

NEW! 2nd Model Navy Dagger
maker: No maker
condition: Exc++
item number: 20636
price: $975.

Dagger is complete with original bullion portepee showing wear and some minor fraying, and has aged to a dark, gold-like color.

2nd Model Navy Dagger
maker: Carl Eickhorn (stamped squirrel holding sword) TM
condition: Exc+/Exc++
item number: 20202
price: $795.

 

2nd Model Navy Dagger
maker: No maker
condition: Exc.
item number: 10557
price: $795.

 

2nd Model Navy Dagger w/Ivory Grip
maker: Carl Eickhorn TM
condition: Exc+
item number: 14987
price: $1,495.
2nd Model Navy Dagger
maker: No maker
condition: Exc+
item number: 15206
price: $725.
Personalized 2nd Model Navy Dagger
maker: No maker
condition: Exc.
item number: 15686
price: $1,345.

The owner's name, "Buchwald" is lightly etched in script on the reverse ricasso. Scabbard is complete with unique early style oak leaf bands and rope style rings. Dagger comes with ranklist documentation on the original owner, Naval engineer, "Bruno Buchwald", who served in WWI, the Reichsmarine and was recalled to service during WWII.
2nd Model Navy Dagger w/Orange Grip & Deluxe Scabbard.
maker: No maker
condition: Exc+
item number: 16184
price: $1,195.

Unique scabbard suspension rings are hammered to match the scabbard.
2nd Model Navy Dagger with Orange Grip
maker: WKC (knight head) TM
condition: Exc.
item number: 16591
price: $975.
2nd Model Navy Dagger
maker: Carl Eickhorn (double oval) TM
condition: Exc.
item number: 16836
price: $1,395.
2nd Model Navy Dagger
maker: Carl Eickhorn (stamped over-the- shoulder squirrel) TM
condition: Exc+
item number: 18126
price: $795.
2nd Model Navy Dagger
maker: WKC (stamped knight head) TM
condition: Exc+
item number: 18129
price: $1,295.
2nd Model Navy Dagger w/Hangers
maker: Carl Eickhorn (stamped squirrel holding sword) TM
condition: Exc+
item number: 18203
price: $1,395.
2nd Model Navy Dagger w/Orange Grip
maker: WKC (knight head) TM
condition: Exc.
item number: 18829
price: $985.
2nd Model Navy Dagger w/Felt Bag and Paper Tag
maker: WKC (stamped knight head) TM
condition: Exc++/Near MINT
item number: 19067
price: $1,595.
2nd Model Navy Dagger w/Hangers
maker: Carl Eickhorn (stamped over-the-shoulder squirrels) TM
condition: Exc+
item number: 19098
price: $1,500.
2nd Model Navy Dagger Grouping
maker: N/A
condition: Exc./Exc+
item number: 19135
price: $2,550.

This grouping was recently purchased in Germany from the family of a Third Reich Naval officer who served as an Oberleutnant in the Coastal Artillery. Grouping consists of a 2nd model Navy dagger with portepee, hangers, and under-the-tunic belt, as well as a Marine double- decal M-42 steel helmet.
2nd Model Navy Dagger w/Yellow Grip
maker: WKC (knight head) TM
condition: Exc+
item number: 19192
price: $1,195.
2nd Model Navy Dagger w/Undress Belt & Hangers
maker: Carl Eickhorn (etched squirrel holding sword) TM.
condition: Exc+
item number: 19248
price: $1,595.

2nd Model Navy Dagger w/Veteran Documentation
maker: WKC (knight head) TM
condition: Exc+/Exc++
item number: 19277
price: $1,295.


This dagger was recently obtained from a WWII veteran of the 6th Armored Division, who obtained the dagger in Germany while a member of the American Occupation Forces. A note from the veteran attesting to this fact accompanies the dagger.

2nd Model Navy Dagger
maker: Alcoso (script) scarce (AWS, scales) TM
condition: Exc+/Exc++
item number: 19508
price: $650.
2nd Model Navy Dagger w/Ivory Grip, Belt, and Hangers
maker: Paul Weyersberg (sword inside wreath) TM
condition: Exc+/Exc++
item number: 19509
price: $2,395.

Attached to the dagger is an original 42cm portepee in correct reef knot tie, as well as the original Near MINT black moire hangers and blue webbed under-the-tunic belt. Nice, original combination, with ivory grip and all accouterments.
2nd Model Navy Dagger
maker: Clemen und Jung (double) TM.
condition: Exc.
item number: 19753
price: $1,395.

2nd Model Navy Dagger
maker: No maker
condition: Near MINT/MINT
item number: 19833
price: $1,345.

 

 Navy Divers Knives
Third Reich Diver's Knife w/o Scabbard
maker: No maker
condition: Exc+
item number: 17019
price: $895.00
 

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