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*Blut und Ehre!* translates to “Blood and Honor!” for those curious: motto of the Hitler Youth.
Wiki. article for a brief history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler_Youth_knife
Bought this off of a guy I knew at an auction. He had me translate the inscription on it a few years prior, and he was real happy I managed to win the auction. Knew I collected WWII stuff at the time, figured I wouldn’t treat it like crap.
Had no sheath, so I bought a shitty reproduction and stole the sheath from it for this blade. I keep it a oiled well, and took some very fine sandpaper to the nickel-plated portions very lightly to remove the surface corrosion best I could without screwing up the plating.