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Miniature Dagger Guide

This is an identification guide for the different types of miniature daggers produced in Germany from 1933 until 1945. These miniature daggers are broken into 2 types, the 3/4 size and 1/2 size. Usually, the 1/2 size miniatures measure 8" or smaller. They are marked for Horster, Eickhorn, WKC, Wusthof, or other makers. The 3/4 size miniatures are usually over 9" long, except for the RAD Officer model which measures 8 1/4". They are marked for Alcoso or SMF. Both types can be found with no maker mark or with a distributor's mark. Unless otherwise noted, all photographs are of original authentic items of the period. This guide is for identification only. To correctly authenticate an item, it's size, weight, composition, and construction details must be examined. If anyone has questions or suggestions, please contact Vern@GermanDaggers.com.

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3/4 Size Miniatures




Heer (Army) Dagger - Alcoso



2nd model Luftwaffe (Air Force) Dagger - Alcoso



Luftwaffe (Air Force) Sword - Alcoso



2nd model Kreigsmarine (Navy) Dagger - Alcoso



RAD Officer Dagger - Alcoso



Hunting Association Dagger - Alcoso (possible repro)



2nd model Luftwaffe (Air Force) Dagger - SMF



SS Dagger - RZM 807/36 (disputed)



Bayonet - unmarked

1/2 Size Miniatures




Heer (Army) Dagger - Horster



Heer (Army) Dagger - Wusthof



1st model Luftwaffe (Air Force) Dagger - Horster



1st model Luftwaffe (Air Force) Dagger - Eickhorn



2nd model Luftwaffe (Air Force) Dagger - Horster



2nd model Luftwaffe (Air Force) Dagger - Eickhorn



2nd model Kreigsmarine (Navy) Dagger - Eickhorn



2nd model Kreigsmarine (Navy) Dagger - no maker



Hunting Association Dagger - Horster