E. & F. Hörster Edged Weapon Portfolio

E. & F. Hörster Edged Weapon Portfolio

This large, 12” x 16” format portfolio was prepared by the Hörster Company for distribution to their customers after the manufacturing prohibition on edged weapons went into effect on 1 September 1942. See pages 329 & 330 of Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich, Volume II, for a reprint of a May 1943 Hörster letter to a customer discussing this portfolio and its possible use as a window display until the restriction of the prohibition was lifted. The portfolio contains both color and black & white illustrations of “artistic saber designs”. Most of the color illustrations are of exotic patterns with Royal motifs, while the black & white illustrations are of actual items that had been manufactured by the Hörster firm. The illustrations are in Near MINT condition and are presented in a large, blue, heavy cardboard binder with the Hörster logo and name embossed on the front cover in silver. Some fading and aging to the cover. Rare publication. Only TWO available! Exc++ (18859) $195.@

$195.00

This large, 12” x 16” format portfolio was prepared by the Hörster Company for distribution to their customers after the manufacturing prohibition on edged weapons went into effect on 1 September 1942. See pages 329 & 330 of Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich, Volume II, for a reprint of a May 1943 Hörster letter to a customer discussing this portfolio and its possible use as a window display until the restriction of the prohibition was lifted. The portfolio contains both color and black & white illustrations of “artistic saber designs”. Most of the color illustrations are of exotic patterns with Royal motifs, while the black & white illustrations are of actual items that had been manufactured by the Hörster firm. The illustrations are in Near MINT condition and are presented in a large, blue, heavy cardboard binder with the Hörster logo and name embossed on the front cover in silver. Some fading and aging to the cover. Rare publication. Only TWO available! Exc++ (18859) $195.@