I just received my first Hitler Youth knife. While admiring it, I remembered the scene in Saving Private Ryan where the Americans find a Hitler Youth knife on a Germany body in the Omaha Beach fortifications.
I got to thinking... Is there any documented use of Hitler Youth knives in combat? I can easily imagine that when Hitler Youth members were pressed into combat duties they brought their HJ daggers with them...
Expanding from that, were dress daggers and dress bayonets ever used in combat? Obviously they wouldn't be a preferred weapon, but surely there must have been at least one instance of a dress dagger being wielded in desperation?