GERMAN WWII SS SWORD WITH NORMANDY VET PROVENANCE..
An excellent example with bring back provenance of an SS officers sword. The sword is the early model, which is the most desirable, non maker blade, the blade is 81cm long, overall length of the sword 101cm indicating that the officer who wore this sword was tall. The early non maker marked blade in superb condition, complete with its original white leather washer, which sits between the top of the blade and the base of the D shaped hilt. Correctly SS marked within an octangle to the base of the hilt, also to the upper throat of the scabbard. All of the plating to the D shaped hilt is good without lifting. Some loss of paint finish to the dark wood grip but no chips or breakages to the wood. The circular SS inset all firm and untouched. On unscrewing the top cap there is revealed the internal cap that covers the upper tang area, this is a common feature of the early produced swords. The scabbard is in excellent condition, minor scratches but having 99% of its original paint finish. All of the finish remaining to the upper and lower scabbard mounts. Interestingly one upper scabbard mount screw on the face side of the scabbard is missing. Attached to the sword is its original sword knot, which has been with the sword since 1947 when it was brought back to the U.K. complete with its original black leather hanging strap. The sword recently purchased by us from the two sons of the soldier C.J.Churchill, who was a member of the 15th Scottish Division Signals brought the sword home in 1947, he landed on D Day plus 6 and served with the Scottish Division to the end of the war. We have a small 15th Scottish Division Signals plaque, which is marked ‘Hamburg-Volksdorf 1945-46’ a German marching compass, his Royal Corps of Signals cap badge and his original issue pack of WWII medals, which comprises the list of medals, the cardboard container, the 1939-45 Star, the France and Germany Star, the War and Defence medals, all with their original ribbons and all still in their original packaging. To the exterior of the packet addressed to C.J.Churchill, 8 Winkley Court, Muswell Hill, London N.10’.