The Technical Emergency Corp (TeNo) was formed on September 30, 1919 to assist the German population during times of crisis and disaster resulting from natural catastrophes. The TENO Daggers, Hewer and Leader’s Dagger was authorized for wear by all Teno Officers and subordinates members in 1938. The Hewer was intended for actual use in emergencies as an axe or hacking knife. The sole manufacturer of both TENO’s was Carl Eickhorn. The Leaders Teno Dagger was designed solely for ornamental wear. Both the Hewer and Dress Dagger are highly collected by collectors for their scarcity and beautiful design.