WW2 GERMAN RAD (REICHSARBEITSDIENST) HEWER
The Reich Labour Service (Reichsarbeitsdienst; RAD) was a major organisation established in azi Germany as an agency to help mitigate the effects of Unemployment on the German economy, militarise the workforce and indoctrinate it with Nazi ideology. It was the official state labour service, divided into separate sections for men and women.
From June 1935 onward, men aged between 18 and 25 may have served six months before their military service. During World War 2 compulsory service also included young women and the RAD developed to an auxillary formation which provided support for the Wehrmacht armed forces.
Shiny blade showing usual minor surface wear. Maker marked to Eickhorn. Scabbard has paint loss to one side consistent with its age and wear. Good example.