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In the series of naval officers edge weapons being both swords and daggers the ordnance issued officers sword is the most difficult to obtain and we rate this model of sword very highly. This example has seen service use, the full length piped backed blade, which is marked with the Marine eagle and swastika just below the cross guard, the blade is by E.F.Horster of Solingen and is in good bright condition, standard configuration of lion’s head without jewelled eyes, the folding langet being adorned with the fouled anchor. The langet on the reverse side is marked with the Ost See number of ‘0.2166’. It is fitted into its original leather and brass fitted scabbard, the lower scabbard mount is also marked with the Marine eagle and swastika on the very lower part of the drag, there is one crease to the leather 2/3rds of the length down the lower portion. All of the original fittings match exactly with all their original rivets holding the fittings to the leather. The officers name of ‘H.Kittler’ is hand engraved to the reverse side of the upper scabbard mount, which also has the matching Ost See number of ‘0.2166’. Many Weimar swords identical to this are offered on the collectors market as being from the Third Reich period, this is totally incorrect, this is an undoubtedly Third Reich period used officers sword and it is completed by its long leather hanging straps.

Code: 71279 Price: 1550.00 GBP

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