Imperial IOD 89 Double Etched Presentation Sword (#28521)

Imperial IOD 89 Double Etched Presentation Sword (#28521)

Maker: EWALD CLEFF IN SOLINGEN TM; Condition: EX+/EX++

$3,995.00

EWALD CLEFF IN SOLINGEN TM marked to spine of blade and EWALD CLEFF stamped to upper ricasso barely visible under buffer pad. Gilded brass, deluxe hilt fittings show surface wear to highlights with most of the matte factory gilding remaining to pommel, ferrule, knuckle-bow and folding handguard with Imperial crown and “WR II ” cipher.  Fittings feature heavily chiseled pommel with oak leaf embellished knuckle-bow and non-folding handguard. Black celluloid grip shows almost no wear and no chips or cracks and is complete with twisted triple silver wire wrap.  Straight, plated, double-fullered, double-etched blade shows light surface wear/runner marks with minor speckling along dedication panel and no pitting or nicks to cutting edge. Both obverse and reverse blade feature long panels with gilded, raised floral motif and  “EISENHAUER” within banner to upper portion of blade.  Reverse blade features raised gothic letter inscription, “DAS OFFIZIERKORPS INFANTRIE REGIMENTS DES 2STEN OBERRHEINSHEN NO99: “(from) the officerkorps, Infantry Regiment the 2nd Upper Rhine no. 99). Reverse blade dedication reads: “ DEM SCHNEIDENDEN KAMARADEN, HAUPTMANN GREIF 16.1.1890 – 22.3. 1913”: To our departing comrade Captain Grief and dates of service.  Steel scabbard retains approximately 75% of the original black enamel showing surface wear/crazing with no dents or damage. EX+/EX++.