Third Reich Lion Head Sword w/Unique Hilt & Original Fabric Storage Bag (#26279)


No maker; Condition: EX++

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No Maker. Although this sword is unmarked it appears to be another example of the purchase/exchange of parts by edged weapons manufacturers; the lion head pommel/backstrap is an Eickhorn  pattern used on their models  Number 1312 and 1695  as shown in the Eickhorn Kundendienst. The knuckle-bow/crosguard appears to be a left-looking, open-winged eagle version of the Richard Herder unattributed sword pictured on page 86, upper of  Swords Of Germany 1900/1945  by John R. Angolia.  Early gilded brass hilt fittings show light wear to highlights with 100% of the muted, honey-gold, fire gilding remaining in the recesses of the heavily chased, hand enhanced lion head pommel with red glass eyes, oak leaf embellished backstrap/ferrule/knuckle-bow, as well as crossguard with hand-enhanced eagle and swastika on the obverse langet and oak leaves and shield on the reverse langet. Black celluloid-over-wood grip shows light wear/age residue, but no cracks, chips or damage, and is complete with triple, twisted brass wire wrap.  Plated blade measuring 30 ½” in length grades EX++/Near MINT showing minor surface wear/runner marks, but no lifting, speckling or nicks to cutting edge and is complete with brown leather buffer pad.  Steel scabbard retains approximately 98% of the period repainted enamel with wear to drag and one tiny depression to the lower obverse shell. The original tan fabric storage bag grades VG+ showing age/wear/minor age holes and is complete with snap fasteners. NOTE: The bag is longer than the sword, but appears original to the sword.  Nice lion head example with superb hand enhanced detail to the hilt.  EX++


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Dimensions 48 × 6 × 6 in