Police/SS Officer’s Sword w/SS Marked Blade (26434)


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Stamped knight’s helmet above WKC TM.  An illustration of this pattern police sword appears in the WKC- WAFFENFABRIK sales catalog as Nr. 1063 Polizei-Führer-Degen.  Under provisions of the Decree of 17 June 1936 Reichsführer-SS, Heinrich Himmler assumed full power over the entire German police organization and as such many members of the police held dual membership in the Police and SS.  This sword is an example of this dual membership policy. Nickel-plated hilt fittings show minor age/surface wear to the serrated pommel nut, upper/lower ferrules, and D-pattern knuckle-bow and crossguard, but no major lifting or pitting. Black wooden grip shows surface wear and some loss of color to black finish but, no cracks or chips to the grip and only minor wear to the silver-plate over copper Police grip eagle properly pinned to the obverse. Polished, matte finish blade measuring 31 3/8” in length grades EX+ showing light surface wear/runner marks, minor gray shadowing/speckling and light pitting to the lower obverse near the blade tip, but no nicks to cutting edge. Blade is complete with aged, white leather buffer pad.  The reverse ricasso is stamped with inter-locking SS runes. Steel scabbard retains approximately 90% of the original black enamel showing minor surface wear/scratches with specks of missing paint on obverse/reverse and two depressions on the obverse and one on the reverse center shell.  Nickel-plated upper and lower scabbard fittings retain much of the factory darkening in the recesses of raised guilloche design on the upper fitting and incised lines on the lower fitting.  The scabbard throat is without SS markings and all four retaining screws are present and undamaged. EX+

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 42 × 6 × 6 in