Personalized Third Reich/Late Weimar Army Kavallerie NCO/EM Sword w/Double-Etched & Blued Blade (#25965)

Personalized Third Reich/Late Weimar Army Kavallerie NCO/EM Sword w/Double-Etched & Blued Blade (#25965)

Maker:Initals verson A C S with scales, (Alcoso late Weimar period) stamped TM condition:EXC++ item number: 25965 price: $2,450.00

$2,450.00

Personalized Third Reich/Late Weimar Army Kavallerie NCO/EM Sword w/Double-Etched & Blued Blade. Initals verson A C S with scales, (Alcoso late Weimar period) stamped TM. Plain, nickel-plated hilt fittings show faint wear primarily to crossguard where a sword knot has rubbed, and minor speckling, but no lifting to the unadorned pommel or knuckle-bow. Black Bakelite-over-wood grip has a small hair line crack on the upper obverse and reverse adjacent dove head pommel, but no chips or scuffs, and is complete with tight triple twisted brass wire wrap. Plated double-etched blade measuring 34 ¼” in length grades Near MINT showing light surface wear/runner marks, but no pitting, lifting or nicks to cutting edge. Obverse blade features a 14″ long etched panel with the central inscription in raised Gothic letters on a blued background, “Adolf Pressel 10. (Prreus.) Reiter Regiment” (Adolf Pressel 10th Prussian Mounted Regiment) flanked by floral designs, military equipment, and a raised horse heads on frosted gray background. Reverse blade features a 14″ long etched panel with a central, raised depiction on a blued background of mounted Cavalry units with a fence and trees in the background. The central panel is flanked by floral designs with crossed swords and riffles on frosted gray background. The etched panels retain approximately 99% of the background bluing/frosting with only a few specks of wear/speckling. There is no wear or damage to the laurel leaf etched blade spine or to the red felt blade buffer pad. Dent-free steel scabbard with stationary suspension ring retains approximately 98% of the original factory black enamel showing minor surface wear/scuffs to scabbard shell, but no major loss of paint. Research in the 1932 Reichsheer Rank List indicates that the 10th Reiter Regiment was garrisoned at Zülltschau (now Züllsdorf) located approximately 80km SE of Potsdam as part of 2nd Reiter Division. In addition to the aforementioned Rank List information the documentation includes a photograph of Herr Pressel and a letter from the German Military Records Bureau indicating that Herr Pressel was born on 20 November 1912, served in WWII , was listed as missing in North Africa in 1942, captured by the Canadians and survived the war in a POW camp. Superb Cavalry NCO/EM sword with Rank List and photographic documentation.EX++ (25965) $2,450.00