Early Weimar/Third Reich Jawless Lion Head Cavalry Sword w/Double Trademark (#26055)

Early Weimar/Third Reich Jawless Lion Head Cavalry Sword w/Double Trademark (#26055)

Maker:E. & F. Hörster, E.&.F. Hörster two-line italic (obverse) & H H S monogram pierced by a sword (reverse) TM; Condition:EX+/EX++

$775.00

E. & F. Hörster, E.&.F. Hörster two-line italic (obverse) & H H S monogram pierced by a sword (reverse) TM. A similar pattern Artillery sword appears in an early 1930’s Hörster sales catalog as “Nr. 1305 Offizier-Löwenkopf-Säbel für Kavallerie und Artillerie” A photograph of a similar pattern jawless lion head sword by WKC appears on page 135, upper, of Swords of Germany 1900/1945 by John R. Angolia. Gilded brass hilt fittings show minor surface wear/age patina to the cast highlights, with much factory gilding remaining in the recesses of the jawless lion head pommel with red glass eyes, back strap with deeply cast floral motif and knuckle-bow with deeply cast motif of oak leaves, Iron Cross above crossed swords, lance and an officer’s cross strap and pouch. The obverse langet features deeply cast crossed lances and swords beneath a laurel leaf wreath tied with a ribbon. The black celluloid-over-wood grip shows light surface wear with no cracks or chips, and with minor loosening to the twisted wire wrap, but no missing strands. Plain, plated blade measuring 35 ¼” in length grades EX++ showing light surface wear/runner marks and a minor speckling, but no lifting, pitting or nicks to cutting edge. Blade is complete with brown leather buffer pad. Dent-free steel scabbard retains approximately 98% of the period repainted black enamel. Nice Horster example with double-trademark. EX+/EX++.