Personalized Third Reich Dove Head Sword w/Double-Etched Blade (#27759)

Personalized Third Reich Dove Head Sword w/Double-Etched Blade (#27759)

Maker: PUMA, SOLINGEN puma head inside diamond TM; Condition: EX+/EX++

$1,595.00

PUMA, SOLINGEN puma head inside diamond TM. A photograph of this pattern sword appears on page 115, lower, of Swords of Germany 1900/1945 by John R. Angolia. Gilted brass hilt fittings show light surface wear with much gilting remaining to the engraved oak leaf motif on the pommel, backstrap, knuckle-bow, and obverse langet with engraved Wehrmacht eagle. Reverse langet is jeweler engraved with the intertwined initials, “FJE” of the original owner. Black celluloid grip shows light surface wear with one hairline crack on upper reverse between the underside of the pommel and the first strand of the tight triple twisted brass grip wire. Plated double-etched blade measuring 32 ¾” in length grades excellent++/Near MINT showing only minor surface wear with no lifting or nicks, and is complete with dark brown leather blade buffer pad. Both obverse and reverse blade feature 11 7/8″ long light gray frosted panels with raised floral motif. Spine of blade is also etched with a matching pattern, and 100% of the gray background frosting remains in all etched panels. Dent-free scabbard retains 100% of the professionally repainted black enamel. Very nice Puma example with superb double-etched blade. EX+/EX++.