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WW2 GERMAN DAGGER - $800 (Albuquerque)

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: Eickhorn
Father in law got this in the war off of a German officer. I didn’t ask for the details. It has the officers name engraved on it which is rare.

The dagger for officers of the army was officially approved by Hitler and established on May 4, 1935. It could be worn by all officers in lieu of the bayonet or sword. This included all officers up to and including field marshals, as well as medical and veterinary officers, officials of equivalent ranks to officers, and selected NCOs.

The wearing of the dagger was forbidden after September 5, 1944. The main reason for this was the fact that at this late stage of the war it was simply too dangerous for soldiers to wear a dagger instead of a gun at all times.

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