In Prussia , deserved postilions have received trumpets of honor since 1827.
The awarding of honorary weapons continued - with interruption - also during the Weimar Republic . For example, Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg (1907–1944) received a saber of honor for excellent performance at the weapons school , in his case the cavalry school .
German Democratic Republic
In the NVA , various types of honor daggers and sabers were given to officers, generals and admirals. The honor dagger was engraved by the Minister for National Defense for the graduates of the GDR's officers' college , the best of their year . The NVA honor dagger belonged to the parade uniform , but could also be worn with the starting uniform and with the formal suit.
Federal Republic of Germany
- In France, the honor weapons were replaced by the Order of the Legion of Honor .
- Russian swords of honor for outstanding deeds carry the inscription for bravery .
- Revolutionary honor weapon for commanders of the Red Army.
- Popes have repeatedly bestowed consecrated swords on military leaders.
- In Switzerland, daggers with a cord are handed in after they have been promoted to an officer or higher non-commissioned officer.
- Hartmut Kölling: Weapons of Honor from 1789 to 1830, Part 1: Swords, sabers and medals . In: Visier , 1982, No. 6, pp. 26-29,
- Günther Martin: Gift of honor. The Hungarian honorary saber of Colonel Anton Freiherr von Lehár, 1920 . In: Deutsches Waffen-Journal , Vol. 27 (1991), Issue 1, pp. 88-89,