Army Lion Head sword (#27112)

Army Lion Head sword (#27112)

SOLD-No maker; Condition: EX+

$595.00

SOLD

No maker mark. Fire-gilded, aluminum hilt fittings show much surface wear to highlights of rich honey-gold finish and much gilding remaining on stylized lion head pommel with red glass eyes, oak leaf embellished backstrap and knuckle-bow, and large ferrule/langet with outstretched Wehrmacht eagle and swastika.  Black celluloid grip shows minor surface wear and is complete with tight double-twisted, wire wrap. Plated blade  grades EX++/near mint showing light surface wear/runner and covered in protective grease. Blade is complete with brown leather blade buffer pad.  Steel scabbard retains approximately 90% of the original black enamel, showing light surface wear, some minor crazing, and a few scratches. EX+