Information 1936 RLB Dagger
At the same time as introducing the 1936 RLB knife, a 39 cm dagger was created for
presentation upon selected salaried officers of the RLB between the ranks of Fuhrer
It was similar to the 1936 RLB knife but varied in the following features
The grip and scabbard were wrapped in blue-black morocco leather
The Pommel was more flattened.
The eagles wings on the cross guard were extended.
Its grip insignia was silhouetted
The blade was longer at 25 cm.
The scabbard had a silver plated top scabbard and suspension ring fitting.
As with the RLB knife, a small leather hanger was fitted.
No Portapee was worn with the dagger and, as the RLB knife, was only awarded to select
Dagger Information 1936 RLB
In 1938 the RLB officers dagger was altered to include the updated Luftshutz
grip insignia of the black swastika and also a detachable dual strap black leather hanger.
The new dual strap leather hanger had white metal buckles with oak leaf designs. To allow
the new hangers to be worn, a new central silver plated hanger mount and suspension ring
was fitted into the middle of the scabbard.
The remainder of the dagger remained the same as the 1936 RLB dagger.
Production of the RLB dagger ceased in 1942