Third Reich Lion Head Sword w/Superb Gilding to Hilt Fittings (#26709)


Maker: Stamped A W S and scales along side a script Alcoso above Solingen TM.; Condition:Near MINT; ON HOLD

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Stamped A W S and scales along side a script Alcoso above Solingen TM. An illustration of this trademark appears page 106 of The Sword And Knife Makers Of Germany 1850-2000 Volume 1 by the late Anthony Carter with the notation, “The post-1940 daggers [swords] were marked with A W S for Alcoso-Werk’. A photograph of this pattern sword appears on page 64 upper right, of Swords of Germany 1900/1945 by John R. Angolia as Alcoso model Nr. 119. Gilded brass hilt fittings retain virtually 100% of the gilding on the highlights with 100% of the muted, honey-gold, fire gilding remaining in the recesses of the well detailed lion head pommel with red glass eyes, oak leaf embellished backstrap, ferrule, knuckle-bow and crossguard with stylized open wing eagle flanked by oak leaves on the obverse langet. Black celluloid-over-wood grip is perfect with no surface wear, cracks or chips, and is complete with triple, wire wrap. Polished blade measuring 33″ in length grades EX++/Near MINT showing only minor surface wear/runner marks but, no graying, spotting or damage to tip, and is complete with tan leather blade buffer pad. The dent-free steel scabbard retains approximately 98% of the black enamel to the shell with loss of finish to the obverse drag and 1 ½” of the lower obverse shell where the paint was rubbed away. Near MINT (26709) HOLD

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Dimensions 48 × 6 × 6 in