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German Army Dagger - The german armed forces were very concerned with the appearance of the soldiers. They wanted to ensure that every combatant was proud of being a member of their unit. To that end, the general command deviced a series of items that would make every branch of the service distinctive. The German Army Officer's dagger is one of those items.

The high quality construction and beauty of the daggers have made them a desirable military collectible. No other army in the world has ever had the number of variations and complexity in design for daggers as did the German armed forces of the Third Reich.

The handle consisted of a celulloid swirl design, orange in color. With a crown-like metal pommel featuring oak leaves protruding from to the side. The handguard is of metal construction with rounded swirl ends. The Army eagle with extended wings is affixed to the front. Note that the beak of the eagle has a straight edge, similar to the head of an ax. This style is known as the "hatchet" face.

The blade is marked with the manufacturer's logo. It consists of a knight's helmet facing left. The initials "WKC" are found just below the head. The word "Solingen" is placed just below the initials. WKC was well known for producing high quality daggers and swords.

Two of the most common questions asked in the world of military collecting are; what do I have? and how much is it worth?. The information outlined here answers both questions.

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This edge weapon is currently being 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 edge weapons. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the item.

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) and other organizations.


The value for the 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 $300.00 $400.00 $450.00 $500.00 $530.00
Availability Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare
Invest Grade A A A A A

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