Presentation Luftwaffe Sword w/Double-etched, Gilt & Blued Blade (#26949)


No maker.; Condition: EX++, Consignment

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E. & F. Hörster × Solingen × H H S monogram pierced by a sword TM.  Aluminum hilt fittings show light surface wear only with superb detail to the incised oak leaf border on the pommel and feathering to the crossguad 100% of the gold wash remaining on both pommel and crossguard swastikas.  Blue leather grip shows some minor surface scuffing but, no rips or tears and is complete with tight double aluminum wire wrap.  Plated, double-etched blade measuring 29 1/8” in length grades EX++ with a few specks of graying near tip, but  no nicks to cutting edges and is complete w/blue leather  buffer pad. The obverse blade features a 12 ½” long gilt and blued panel with the three-line presentation in raised, gilt letters, “Ihrem hochverehrten Kommandeur-Hptm.v. Braunschweig Offz.-Korps u Untersta. der Flakuntergruppe Breslau 7. Juli 1944” (Our highly esteemed Commander Captain von Braunschweig Officer Corps and understaff of the aircraft defense under group Breslau 7. July 1944).  The presentation inscription is flanked by a Flak Ordnance symbol and gilt floral motif at the tip end and a gilt/red/silver facsimile of the von Braunschweig coat of arms at the ricasso end.  The reverse blade features a 12 ½” long gilt and blued panel depicting aircraft above an unblued landscape background  with gilt vegetation, trees and Flak guns.  Panels show minor wear to bluing on flats of blade with virtually 100% of gilding remaining.  Blue leather covered scabbard shows light surface wear with a depression on obverse/center shell and a few nicks to the leather but, no major rips or tears.  Dent-free upper and lower aluminum scabbard fittings with unturned screws, retain virtually 100% of the factory frosting with an EX++ integral, blue leather, crescent-shaped hanger attached  to the upper fitting.   Sword is complete with an original silver/red Hörster issue tag as well as  an original blue felt storage bag complete with tie string, leather reinforced tip and plaited leather carrying handle.  Rare, one-of-a- kind, presentation sword that could be researched.  EX++  (26949) Consignment

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Dimensions 48 × 6 × 6 in