Heeres Offizierdolch

TitleHeeres Offizierdolch
Sketch datedUnknown
OrganizationWehrmacht Heer
Year of adoption1935
ManufacturersCarl Eickhorn, Alcosa, WKC, Siergfried Waffen E.Pack&Söhne, Höller F. W., PUMA, AES, Robert Klaas, A.Wingen Jr., Emil Voos u.a.
SourcesLTC (RET.) Thomas M.Johnson «Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich»

The Standard Army Dagger, model 1935 was authorized for wear by all officers. The oak leaves vertically located on the pommel in upward direction served as the symbolic embodiment of power and force. The grip was made of nickel silver that was substituted by more cheap alloys in wartime. A part of the handle was made of white plastic or ivory at the option of the customer. After 1939 the grip was made of plastic over wood. The obverse of the hilt was decorated with a spread winged national eagle clutching in talons the swastika encircled in the oak leaves wreath. The blade was plain but optionally could be Damascus or etched. Oak leaves motif repeated on the scabbard fittings that fix the scabbard to a belt with rings.