Tranlsate German to English - Click here to open Altavista's Babel Fish Translator Click here to learn about all those symbols by people's names.

leftlogo.jpg (20709 bytes)

Upgrade to Premium Membership

Edged Weapons
Here is the place to discuss German edged weapons. Anything from fighting knives to swords to daggers. Come in and speak with some of the greatest minds in the hobby.
  Forums Threads Posts Last Post
Welcome - New Collectors Start Here (2 viewing)
This Forum is to welcome new Members and explain how GDC works.
121 888
Re: Hello, poor, but obses...
(Panzerfaust) - 05/21/16 11:56 AM
SS Dagger Forum (13 viewing)
Daggers of the SS: Model 1933 Daggers, Model 1936 Chained Daggers, Honor Daggers, Himmler Dedication Daggers, and all SS accoutrements. Moderated by Dave Hohaus, editor of Tom Wittmann's book on SS Edged Weapons.
2014 28585
Re: SS dagger Gottlieb Ham...
(Krikke) - Yesterday at 03:49 AM
SA & NSKK Dagger Forum (26 viewing)
Daggers of the SA (Storm Troops): Standard Service, Feldherrnhalle, Special Presentation, High Leader Daggers, and all SA accoutrements. Also daggers of the NSKK - Standard Service, Chained, etc. Moderated by Mike McAlvanah, perhaps THE most accomplished SA dagger collector in history.
1766 24481
Re: Grandfathers Estate - ...
(Skynyrd) - 05/21/16 12:58 PM
Rohm Dagger Forum (11 viewing)
Your place to discuss one of the most fascinating areas of German Dagger collecting. Learn about both SS and SA Rohm Daggers. Moderated by Gailen David, owner of GDM Militaria.
382 6063
Re: SA rohm, maker correct...
(Dave) - 05/07/16 05:38 PM
Army, Navy, and Luftwaffe Forum (26 viewing)
Daggers of the Army (Heer), Navy (Kriegsmarine), and Air Force (Luftwaffe), Characteristics and variations, as well as accoutrements (portapees and hangers). Moderated by Wotan and WWII-Collector.
2221 25731
Re: German made South Afri...
(Jim W) - 05/23/16 05:53 PM
HJ Edged Weapons Forum (20 viewing)
This is the place to discuss the edged weapons of the Hitler Youth: Leader daggers, the HJ knives ( including the youth knives of occupied countries) DJ knives, and HJ Honor Bayonets. Moderated by Herman V.
753 8506
Re: HJ Knife Herm. Konejun...
(Mac 66) - Today at 03:09 PM
Miscellaneous Dagger Forum (7 viewing)
Everything else: NPEA, Reichs Labor Service (RAD), DLV, Diplomatic/Government, Red Cross, The RLB, Teno, Land and Water Customs, Railway, and Postal (Postschutz) Daggers, boot knives, Imperial Edged Weapons. Moderated by Ron Weinand.
1376 14600
Re: would you buy this dag...
(stephenking) - 05/21/16 04:36 PM
European Edged Weapons (5 viewing)
For discussion of swords, daggers, and bayonets used by European countries not including Germany. Additionally, uniforms from European countries other than Germany may be discussed here. Moderated by Jim Wallace, an advanced collector of European blades
686 6127
Re: Italian Daggers
(newland06) - 05/15/16 04:38 PM
Edged Weapons Accoutrements Forum (1 viewing)
Visit this forum to discuss hangers, frogs, portepees, control tags, dagger storage bags, or anything else that was used with German edged weapons.
406 2894
Re: Imperial Bayonet Knot
(kopterus) - 04/18/16 11:53 AM
The BCN Bayonet Forum (34 viewing)
Your resource for Bayonet collecting worldwide. The Bayonet Collector's Network (BCN) was founded in 1996 to bring bayonet collectors together to share knowledge and information about bayonets. Come inside to talk not only about German bayonets, but about bayonets from around the world. Moderated by John Jacobi, founder of BCN and ably assisted by Terry Kissinger the man with all the Fire Bayonets.
1881 19504
Re: ab 43 - with strange f...
(Fred Prinz - FP) - 05/23/16 04:17 PM
Hunting, Forestry, and Shooting Forum (14 viewing)
This is where you can discuss hunting, forestry, and shooting daggers. Moderated by Gary Southgate.
Moderator: Baz69
567 6847
Trying to identify heirloo...
(James Hunter) - Today at 03:13 PM
German Sword Forum (10 viewing)
Got swords ? Here is the place to discuss them. Moderated by Fred Prinz, who most of you knew as Frogprinz.
897 10137
Re: Seeking assitance with...
(Fred Prinz - FP) - Today at 01:48 PM
Kinder and Miniature Forum
Your place to discuss miniatures and kinder swords. Andy Mraz, the moderator, is considered an expert in this area. He is a frequent contributor to publications and a long-time collector.
104 776
Miniature Heer dagger alco...
(luca) - 12/04/15 03:36 PM
Uniform & Accessories
This category covers most things worn "on the person" other than edged weapons and firearms. Headgear, uniforms, medals and badges, insignia, and more.
  Forums Threads Posts Last Post
SS & SA Uniform Forum (10 viewing)
SS and SA Uniform Forum. Your place to discuss, uniforms, headgear and cloth insignia of the SS and the SA. Moderated by Fred Fokkelman
1634 17086
Re: schaftmütze SS
(Thundahbolt) - 04/26/16 08:11 PM
German Military Uniform Forum (7 viewing)
Discuss uniforms, headgear, and cloth insignia of the German Army, Navy, and Luftwaffe services. This includes Camouflage and Paratroop (Fallschirmjäger ) uniforms.
901 7535
Re: Heer General Of The In...
(Bob Rodgers) - 05/20/16 09:40 PM
Police Uniforms Forum (30 viewing)
Discuss uniforms, headgear, cloth insignia, and accessories of the German police services. Moderated by Bill Unland.
538 7299
Re: Taylor & Angolia G...
(JoeW) - 02/14/16 12:04 PM
Miscellaneous German Uniforms (2 viewing)
The forum for uniforms, headgear, and cloth insignia of all other german organizations such as the TENO, The Labor Corps, the DLV, and the Diplomatic Corps.
273 2115
Re: Patch
(Ronald Weinand) - 05/06/16 02:38 PM
Imperial German Uniforms, Orders, and Decorations (17 viewing)
Your place to discuss all Imperial German Militaria including: service medals, decorations, badges, insigna, photos, documents, spiked helmets, visors, field gear, flags, cloth insigia, etc. Moderated by Bill Warda, an expert in many fields on German Miliitaria.
410 4977
Re: Imperial Graphic Arts ...
(Dean Perdue) - 05/17/16 08:44 AM
Medals & Badges of the Third Reich Forum (35 viewing)
The forum for Medals, ribbons, and badges and other awards of all German services. Iron Crosses, Shooting Badges, Membership Pins, and more. Moderated by Fritz Kunz III and Derjager.
1834 20858
Re: A few more Political B...
(Erich) - 05/18/16 05:41 PM
Belts and Buckles Forum (9 viewing)
The place to discuss brocade and service belts, as well as belt buckles. Moderated by Jean Pierre.
506 3449
Re: When fakes are becomin...
(Jean Pierre Redeuilh) - Today at 08:19 AM
Helmet Forum (6 viewing)
Steel Helmet Forum. Discuss all German steel helmets from all branches of service and organizations, from both WWI and WWII. Moderated by Panzerfaust.
1136 12989
Re: I took a chance on thi...
(Gaspare) - 05/22/16 01:37 PM
The Honor Ring Forum (27 viewing)
Honor Rings are a fascinating area of SS Collecting. Use this forum to discuss Honor Rings, private purchase rings, documents, Moderated by Gaspare Bua, an avid collector and Honor Ring buff.
1569 17371
Re: Ring for opinion
(Byzanti) - 05/23/16 05:29 AM
General Militaria
Here is the place to discuss all militaria other than German uniforms, accessories, and daggers. Beer steins, regalia, firearms, field gear, other edged weapons, etc.
  Forums Threads Posts Last Post
United States Militaria (1 viewing)
Your place to discuss United States Militaria including weapons, uniforms, medals, and other items of interest from all periods of United States Military History. Moderated by Mr. Jerry, a long time collector from Wisconsin.
646 3909
Re: US Army Collar Discs
(Vern) - 03/24/16 09:23 PM
Japanese Militaria Forum (1 viewing)
For discussing Samaurai Swords, Japanese headgear and uniforms, medals, rifles and related equipment, everything from grenade launchers and bayonets. Moderated by Jareth Holub. A professional antique restoration expert, Jareth has been collecting Japanese militaria for over 25 years.
361 2623
Re: 3 silk sleeves
(Jareth Holub) - 02/08/16 11:29 PM
Miscellaneous Militaria and Regalia Forum (6 viewing)
A place to discuss militaria that does not fit in another forum. Also for railroad car eagles, statues, personality busts, Allach porcelin, silverware, napkins, and other collectibles. Moderated by Rich Yankowski.
534 4154
Re: Not sure what this is....
(Byzanti) - 05/21/16 07:19 PM
Historic and Period Firearms Forum (3 viewing)
Do you collect, shoot, or just enjoy looking at historic firearms ? Anything from matchlocks to WWII Lugers ? If you do, this forum is for you. Show us what you have and ask your questions here. Moderated by Vern.
369 3000
Luger Proofs
(Vern) - 05/13/16 08:55 PM
Names Documents and Photos Forum (3 viewing)
This Forum is for the discussion of any named or numbered items you may have in your collection as well as the discussion of period photos and documents. Moderated by Ross Kelbaugh an accomplished researcher in SS and other TR areas.
268 1874
Re: 3rd reich cards/photos
(Dean Perdue) - 05/16/16 10:17 PM
German Translation Forum (1 viewing)
The place for quick German translations and definitions of German Military terms and obsolete words. Please keep requests to approximately 25 words.
173 908
"I Was Yours."
(Lorelai) - 05/21/16 11:44 PM
Flags, Field Gear, and Vehicles Forum (2 viewing)
The place to discuss German flags, field gear, banners, vehicles and similar items. Moderated by Doug Kenwright who you knew as KURSK
274 2021
Re: GDAO poletop
(Duzig) - 05/22/16 08:18 PM
General Interest
Everything else that doesn't fit in the other categories, in addition to our "community" forums that are not collectible-specific. Want a translation? Have a question about how the forum works? It's all here.
  Forums Threads Posts Last Post
Media Review Forum (3 viewing)
This Forum is to review and discuss books, movies, and websites pertinent to our hobby. Own a good book? Seen a great movie? Found a interesting website? Let us know all about it.
30 196
Re: Memorial card book
(Marky C) - 04/02/16 03:41 AM
Other Hobbies and Collections (17 viewing)
What else do you collect besides militaria or what other hobbies do you have ? MOPAR? Aviation Collectibles? MOPAR ? Beer Steins ? Let us know and post some pictures if you can. Moderated by Bernie Brule, who is into MOPAR.
479 5026
Re: WWII era German watche...
(Militarynut) - 03/03/16 01:09 AM
Computer Help & Idea Exchange Forum (1 viewing)
Does your computer have a bug? Is it slowing down? Need to know how to resize a picture? Jump in and ask Aaron Buck, an IT industry veteran.
322 1687
Re: How to Post Photos
(Vigs 48) - 04/10/16 12:47 PM
Restoration, Conservation, and Maintenance Forum (2 viewing)
Learn about restoration, conservation, and maintenance techniques and the pros and cons of each. Moderated by Vern Bryant, accomplished restoration expert.
292 2112
Re: Luftwaffe Sword Restor...
(Gaspare) - 05/18/16 01:04 AM
Premium Members Forum (3 viewing)
This is a Forum where Premium Members can meet to discuss topics relevant to the Hobby and GDC. Moderated by Vern and Dave
68 549
Re: german daggers on face...
(Skynyrd) - 02/06/16 10:27 PM
Militaria Shows & Exhibits (3 viewing)
Do you know of an upcoming militaria show or a great militaria Museum ? Please share it with GDC Members and help the hobby. Anywhere in the World ! Moderated by Houston Coates.
183 1902
Re: Max 2013 show pics!!!!
(timothy downum) - 03/10/16 01:52 AM
Hobby Humor Corner (2 viewing)
Got funny pictures with crazy captions? Want to give Andy Mraz a run for his money as official site comedian? Post all your jokes here. Please keep your posts IN GOOD TASTE. Moderated by Andy Mraz's frog.
97 270
So that's what a flammenwe...
(Byzanti) - 02/28/16 11:36 AM
Period History Forum (1 viewing)
This forum is for discussions and debates about historical topics relevant to our hobby.
136 629
Re: cruet
(Byzanti) - 05/23/16 01:39 PM
In Memoriam (1 viewing)
This Forum is to remember our absent friends and collectors.
21 304
Re: RIP Donnie Buckner
(J.R.Scott) - 05/11/16 09:01 PM
Collector's Showcase (10 viewing)
A place to share your collection or favorite piece with other collectors. Moderated by Roger Jeandell aka "Leipzig"
169 2990
Re: Little Norway Policema...
(Doug Kenwright) - 05/22/16 07:01 PM
GDC Reference Library

-- German Militaria References --

Awards and Medals

3rd Reich Badges & Clasps
3rd Reich Orders & Medals
Imperial Combat Badges
Imperial Orders & Medals
Iron Cross 1st Gallery
Iron Cross 1st Spanges
Iron Cross 2nd Gallery
Iron Cross 2nd Spanges
Knight's Cross Gallery
Oak Leaves, Swords, & Diamonds
Ribbon Bar Chart
Shields/Cuff Titles
Award/Medal Maker Marks

Daggers & Swords

Dagger Id Guide
Miniature Dagger Id Guide
Dagger Blade Mottos
Maker/Distributor Marks
SA/NSKK Group Marks
SA Transitional RZM Codes
SS RZM Codes
Eickhorn "Field Marschall" Swords

Insignia and Emblems

Belt Buckles
Collar/Shoulder Tabs - Imperial
Collar/Shoulder Tabs - NSDAP
Collar/Shoulder Tabs - SA
Collar/Shoulder Tabs - SS
Collar/Shoulder Tabs - Other NSDAP
Collar/Shoulder Tabs - Military
Collar/Shoulder Tabs - Government
Collar/Shoulder Tabs - Police
Cuff Titles - Non-SS
Cuff Titles - SS
Foreign Volunteer Arm Shields
Helmet Decals
Military Services Waffenfarbe
Visor Cap/Hat Insignia

Manufacturer Codes

Erkennungs Unit Abbreviations
HeeresWaffenAmt Codes
Lieferant & LDO Numbers
Optics Maanufacturer Codes
RZM M1 - Insignia & Badge Makers
RZM M2 - Metal Work Suppliers
RZM M3 - Party Emblem Makers
RZM M4 - Buckle Makers
RZM M5 - Uniform Accessories
RZM M7 - Edged Weapons Makers
RZM M9 - Tinnie Makers
RZM M11/12 - NSDAP LS Medals & Minature Makers

-- U.S. Militaria References --

Aviator Wings
Army Enlisted Collar Discs
Military Medals
Ribbon Chart
WW1 Division Patches
WW2 Army & Corps Patches
WW2 Division Patches
WW2 Phantom Division Patches

-- Small Arms References --

Autoloading Pistols 1892-1909
Beretta Pistols 1915-1945
Colt Auto Pistols 1900-1945
FN (Browning) Pistols 1900-1945
Luger Proof & Acceptance Marks 1898-1945
Lugers - DWM Commercial 1898-1929
Lugers - DWM Military/Contract 1904-29
Lugers - Rework & Non-DWM 1920-1945
Mauser C96 Broomhandles 1896-1937
Nambu Pistols 1902-1945
Walther 1-9, PP, PPK, & P38 1910-1945
Walther Sport/Olympia Pistols

WW2 Pistols
WW2 Rifles
WW2 Sub-machine Guns
WW2 (German) Assault Rifles
WW2 Light Machine Guns

-- WW2 Armored Vehicles --

Axis Countries
Armored Vehicles of Germany
Armored Vehicles of Hungary
Armored Vehicles of Italy
Armored Vehicles of Japan

Allied Countries
Armored Vehicles of France
Armored Vehicles of Great Britain
Armored Vehicles of Poland
Armored Vehicles of the U.S.
Armored Vehicles of the U.S.S.R.

More to come ;)

Files/images © 2000,2010,2013
Who's Online
67 registered (frank, E Kohl, Mac 66, bushido, TRIPLE T, Alex_, heers68, pjml, Kurt, Dagger Screws, FrankUSMC, Tanker, luca, James LeBrasseur, Ross Kelbaugh (SS-Researcher), Byzanti, stingray, PAULZAYA, Steven C, WW2-Collector, James Hunter, Nietzsche, BAMA, hapur, glock26, Mike McAlvanah, Marky C, Oleg67, Wade, Gary B., Terr44, Wolf11B, Gottlieb, lakesidetrader, Dave, Andy Mraz, waffenman, wes_143, paulbear, Mark4321, Gerrit1963, Roger Jeandell aka, Fred Prinz - FP, sniper33, lupus1, Doug Kenwright, Miroslav, Ritterkreuz, Rael, atis, polop, Baz69, Trofim, Vern, stonemint, fisher, Barry Brown, Jim W, treedctr, Hellracer_1, Doug Ritchie, WWII, 777, Michaelr, Herman V. (aka Herr Mann), romarios, Skyline Drive), 365 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod