Third Reich Army Artillery NCO/EM Sword w/Double-Etched Blade (#29696)

Third Reich Army Artillery NCO/EM Sword w/Double-Etched Blade (#29696)

Maker: Rich. A. Herder, 4-point star, Solingen TM; Condition: EX+/EX++  

$1,850.00

Rich. A. Herder, 4-point star, Solingen TM. Plain, unadorned nickel-plated hilt fittings show light surface wear with minor speckling/lifting to the pommel, knuckle-bow and langets. Black bakelite grip is perfect with no cracks or chips and is complete with tight triple wire wrap. Plated double-etched blade measuring 34” in length grades EX++ showing light surface wear/runner marks with several tiny gray specks, but no lifting or peeling to plating and no nicks to cutting edge and is complete with original brown leather blade buffer pad. Obverse blade features a 14” long frosted panel with raised floral and geometric motif, horse head and crossed swords and helmet flanking a central panel with the raised inscription in Gothic letters, “Zur Erinnerung an meine Dienstzeit” flanked by a Stahlhelm  and early Wehrmacht eagle with short wing span. Reverse blade features a 14” long frosted panel with with raised floral and geometric motif, Stahlhelm with crossed swords and oak/laurel leaves, crossed flags and trumpet flanking a central panel with motif of a mounted artillery section with riders, cannoneers, and caisson artillery piece. Blade retains 100% of the frosted background finish on the blade panels as well as the laurel leaf motif on the blade spine. Dent-free, steel scabbard retains approximately 98% of the possibly, period, repainted black enamel showing light wear and a few specks of missing paint. Nice double-etched Third Reich Army NCO/EM sword with double-etched blade. EX++.