Early SS Officer’s Sword w/SS-RZM Marked Hanger (#26076)

Early SS Officer's Sword w/SS-RZM Marked Hanger (#26076)

No maker: ; Condition: EX++

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No Maker. This early example was recently obtained in Germany. Nickel-silver hilt fittings show light surface wear/age age patina with no damage/cracks to pommel or to the knuckle-bow/crossguard. Pommel features the early, threaded pommel cap fitted into the separate “stepped” plate/fitting nut as shown on page 352 of Exploring The Dress Daggers and Swords of the German SS by Thomas T. Wittmann. Underside of crossguard is properly stamped with the SS proofmark. Black wooden grip with tight silver wire wrap shows uniform surface wear to the black factory finish, but no cracks or chips. The silver SS Runes insert is properly inset into the center obverse grip and retains 99% of the black factory background darkening. Polished, matte finish blade measuring 29 ¾” in length, grades EX/EX+ showing light surface wear and gray shadowing with faint dulling to the tip, but no pitting or nicks to cutting edge, and is complete with white leather blade buffer pad. Dent-free, steel scabbard retains approximately 98% of the original black enamel with minor surface scratches and specks of crazing, but no major loss of enamel. Dent-free, upper and lower nickel-plated scabbard fittings show minor wear/age with much of the black enamel remaining in the recesses of the lower incised motif and light wear background of the upper scrollwork motif. Scabbard throat is SS proofmarked. The original sword hanger grades EX++ showing minor age to the black leather, 17″ long, strap with a nickel-plated, metal upper box-type fitting and regain chain and “oLc” marked, black enamel lower clip. Reverse lower strap is “SS L2/682/38 RZM” marked. A photograph of a similar hanger appears or page 639 lower of the above reference. NOTE: JRB&M has not and will not dissemble this sword to inspect for internal markings. Nice original combination with RARE SS marked hanger. EX++ (26076)