“Grosser” Deluxe Lion Head Sword w/Unique Enameled “Reichsadler” Langet (#25755)


Maker:W.K.&C, side-by-side Kings head and Knights helmet TM.
item number: 25755
price: $4495.00

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“Grosser” Deluxe Lion Head Sword w/Unique Enameled “Reichsadler” Langet. W.K.&C, side-by-side Kings head and Knights helmet TM. A similar example of this deluxe sword is illustrated in the Imperial WKC sales catalog as Nr. 27 “Feiner Cavallerie- und Artillerie-Offizier-Parderkopf-Säbel mit neuen Eichenlaubbügel”. Grosser, gilded brass hilt fittings show faint surface wear with, virtually 100% of the matte, honey gold finish remaining on the heavily-chased, lion/panther head pommel with ruby-red glass eyes, floral enhanced/stippled backstrap, and knuckle-bow with raised, Imperial German Crown above a large, raised “WIII” cipher surrounded by heavily chased oak leaves with lion head crossguard guillon. Obverse langet features a raised “Deutscher Reichsadler” (German State Eagle) with a black/white enamel and gold shield on the eagle’s chest. The reverse langet features a raised shield with a helmet crest and floral mantle with no engraving on the shield. The underside of the crossguard is stamped “Geschutztes muster” (Protected Design). Black bakelite/horn grip is perfect with no cracks or chips and is complete with tight, triple-twisted silver wire wrap. Massive, curved, quillback blade measuring 34 ¼” in length and 1 1/8″ in width at the ricasso grades EX+ showing light age/surface wear with gray speckling primarily to lower obverse and upper reverse with two nicks to lower cutting edge, and is complete with white suede buffer pad. Both obverse and reverse blade feature 4 ¼” long etched panels adjacent to the ricasso. Obverse panel features a raised “Deutscher Riechsadler” flanked above and below with a raised floral motif and marked “Eisenhauer”. The reverse panel features a raised helmet/breast plate with swords and oak leaves flanked above and below with a raised floral motif. Both panels, as well as oak leaf embellished spine, retain 100% of the light gray background frosting. Dent-free, curved, bright nickel-plated scabbard grades EX++/Near MINT with only minor speckling to the drag and is complete with the two, pre-1908 pattern suspension bands/rings. The left/spine-side retaining screw is missing. EX++ (25755) $4,495.00

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Dimensions 48 × 6 × 6 in