Long Third Reich Municipal Police Bayonet w/Double TM (#26666)

Long Third Reich Municipal Police Bayonet w/Double TM (#26666)

Maker:Large ACS Scales (obverse) and Alexander Coppel in an arc above ACS Scales Solingen (reverse) TM; Condition: EX+/EX++

$795.00

Large ACS Scales (obverse) and Alexander Coppel in an arc above ACS Scales Solingen (reverse) TM. These Alexander Coppel/Alcoso trademarks are illustrated on pages 105-106 of The Sword And Knife Makers Of Germany 1850-2000 Volume 1 by the late Anthony Carter who states that, “Police bayonets made during the Weimar period were often stamped with the firm’s full name and the A C S trademark.” Nickel-plated hilt fittings show superb detail to eagle head pommel and oak leaf embellished crossguard with minor wear to highlights and some surface depressions to the upper hilt but, no lifting or loss of plating. Reverse crossguard is stamped, “S.Kö.I. 1148″ (Schutzpolizei/Municipal Police Property, administrative district Köln, Duty Location I, weapon number 1148″. Dark brown stag horn grip plates show light surface wear with no cracks or chips, and with the Third Reich Police eagle properly pinned to the obverse plate. Grip plates show no evidence of being cut down and were possibly replaced during refurbishing. Plated blade measuring 32.9cm in length grades EX+/EX++ showing light surface wear/runner marks and some minor surface speckling but, no lifting or pitting, and no nicks to cutting edge. Spine of blade is Waffen-Amt marked with a ” * over B “, and blade is complete with brown leather buffer pad. Black leather scabbard shows light surface wear and minor swelling but, no rips, tears, creases or damage to the reverse stitching. Nickel-plated scabbard fittings show light surface wear with a few faint “pecks” to the lower fitting but, no damage to the lower ball and are complete with both retaining staples. Upper fitting appears to have never been stamped with the Municipal Police Property and weapon number. Nice Municipal Police Bayonet double-trademark. EX+/EX++