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RAD Leaders Dagger

Posted in Daggers 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.

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German RAD Subordinate Hewer

Posted in Daggers 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.

RAD Kriegshilfsabzeichen

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , , , on June 9, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the War Helpers Badge for the RADwJ, the Reichsarbeitsdienst der weibliche Jugend (Labor Service of the Reich for the Female Youth / German Third Reich)

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Reichsarbeitsdienst für den Weiblichen Jugend Silver Badge

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , , on April 29, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgRADwJ Women’s Silver Labor Front Members Badge. Worn with a scarf.

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Reichsarbeitsdienst Women’s 4 Year Service Medal

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals with tags , , , on April 29, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the 4th Class service medal for women in the Reich Labour Organisation.

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Reichsarbeitsdienst Lapel Pin

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , , on April 24, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a lapel pin for the Reichsarbeitsdienst or Reich Labour Service. It is marked on the rear “Ges. Gesch.“. It is meant for wear with a civilian jacket etc.

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