Archive for the Edged Weapons Category

G33/40 Brno Bayonet

Posted in Edged Weapons with tags , , , , on February 2, 2017 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svg800px-Flag_of_CzechoslovakiaThis bayonet is the correct one for any German G33/40 Mauser. The bayonet superficially looks similar to the one for the K98 however the blade edge is reversed and the ring has been machined off. These bayonets were manufactured by Brno between 1940 and 1942. This one is marked dot on the bayonet and dot42 on the sheath.

Carcano M1891 Bayonet

Posted in Edged Weapons with tags , , on January 15, 2017 by The Dude

Flag_of_Italy_(1861-1946)When I put a rifle back together I do my best to put the correct sling and bayonet with it, for completeness and to feed my OCD. A couple of months back I added a Carcano M91/41 rifle to the box and after a bit of searching, here’s the correct M1891 bayonet for it. A bit of a scrubber but I didn’t want to pay through the nose. This one is made by Terni.

Early Pattern Arisaka Type 30 Bayonet

Posted in Edged Weapons with tags , , , on October 22, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_Japan.svgI have a habit of putting the appropriate bayonet on my WW2 rifles. My grandson calls them knife-guns. This Type-30 bayonet fits on my Type 99 rifle. This is the same pattern bayonet as this one here but it is much earlier as evidenced by its curved quillon, blood gutter and finished surface.

RAD Leaders Dagger

Posted in Edged Weapons with tags , , , on October 16, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgAgain, I do not collect daggers, now at 16 they appear to collect me. This is a RAD Leaders dagger, manufactured by Eichhorn between 1935 and 1941 based on the etched logo design. This one came with a bonus, an original makers tag, a little worn but tough to find as they were generally discarded. I have the RAD Subordinate hewer here.


German NSFK/DLV Glider Pilot Dagger

Posted in Edged Weapons with tags , , , , , on July 23, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgFrom the same place as the RAD hewer below is this NSFK/DLV Glider Pilot dagger. Manufactured by Paul Weyersberg & Co, Solingen, it’s a pretty sweet example. These daggers were issued to members of the National Socialist Flyer Corps which was a feeder organisation intended to teach basic flight skills to party members. Graduates were then pushed into the rapidly growing Luftwaffe.


The subject in the middle here is NSFK-Obergruppenführer Karl Sauke, SA bully boy and all around shit. He was eventually convicted in 1950 of assault and illegal detention but the British War Crimes Tribunal did not confirm his 6 year sentence and he was released.

German RAD Subordinate Hewer

Posted in Edged Weapons with tags , , , on July 23, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgHere’s a fair straightforward find from a market down in Southern Ontario. This is a RAD hewer for an enlisted man, manufactured in 1935 based on the logo from Carl Eickhorn. This logo was used between 1933 & 1935 and the RAD (Reichsarbeitsdienst) was formed in January of 1935. The logo on the dagger “Arbeit adelt” sort of means that labour enobles you.

Hitler reviews members of the RAD organisation, Zeppelin Field, Nuremberg, 1938. The man to his left wearing the RAD Subordinate Hewer is Konstantin Hierl, leader of the RAD.

F.W.Holler 1st Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger

Posted in Edged Weapons with tags , , , on June 11, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgHere’s a nice Luftwaffe 1st Pattern dagger and hanger I picked up today. The hanger is marked DRGM and the dagger is marked as being manufactured by F.W.Holler. This dagger is much nicer than the beater Emil Voss one I have here.