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Reproduction Post WW2 Hitler Youth Knife with Blade Motto – RZM MZ/49 1939

Here on offer is what I belief is a vintage REPRODUCTION Hitler Youth Knife with a motto on the blade and maker marked RZM MZ/49 1939.

Some dealers are selling these "RZM MZ/49 1939" marked knives as “genuine”.

The view seems to be that the MZ mark is an accepted factory error and should read M7 for the maker Friedrich Herder A.S. of Solingen.

Following the end of WW2, Germany had thousands of unassembled youth daggers and still had the moulds and machinery to make more.

I believe this knife was one of those that was produced in the post war period, probably as a tourist or GI bring back item that went on even as late as the 1970’s.
Therefore I am choosing to offer is as a REPRODUCTION HJ knife, albeit a good one!

If I am wrong then someone can pick up a bargain!

The nickel-plated hilt fittings are in mint condition with no loss of plating.

The black Bakelite grip plates look to be possibly genuine and are in excellent condition and are still held in place by the two-nickel rivets.

The HJ diamond emblem retains its enamel finish and fits tightly into the grip. This also might be a genuine example?

The blade is in excellent condition with all the cross graining still visible and a good unsharpened knife edge. There are a couple of very slight areas of pitting just visible, which would easily clean off. It has the HJ motto “Blut und Ehre!” etched on the front of the blade and the RZM number and date stamped onto the ricasso.

The brown leather buffer pad is still in place.

The black painted scabbard is dent free but shows some slight signs of paint loss. It seems to be of an alloy construction and is non-magnetic, with a slight lip to the throat.

The black leather belt loop hanger and fastening strap and stud are still in place and in mint condition.

The blade measures 5.5” (14cm) long and the knife is 9.6” (24.5cm) in total length.

It weighs 260g.

Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.

Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.

The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.

Code: 50604

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