Police Officer’s Sword (#26667)
Police Officer's Sword (#26667)
maker:Puma head above PUMA within a diamond above Solingen (Lauterjung & Sohn, Puma-Stahlwarenfabrik) TM. condition:EX+ item number: 26667 price:$1,495.
Police Officer’s Sword. Puma head above PUMA within a diamond above Solingen, (Lauterjung & Sohn, Puma-Stahlwarenfabrik) TM. An illustration of this trademark appears on page 273 of The Sword And Knife Makers Of Germany 1850-2000 Volume 1 by the late Anthony Carter. Nickel-plated hilt fittings show minor surface speckling but, no major lifting to the serrated pommel, upper ferrule, or D-pattern knuckle-bow/crossguard. Black wooden grip shows light surface wear with some minor chipping to the lower edge that is mostly covered by the oak-leaf embellished ferrule but, no cracks or lifting to the reverse backstrap. The grip is complete with a silver-over-copper Police pattern grip eagle, with much silver remaining in the recesses, properly pinned to the obverse, and complete with tight silver wire wrap. The polished, matte finish blade measuring 31 ¼” in length grades EX+/EX++ showing minor surface wear/gray shadowing but, no pitting and no nicks to the cutting edge or damage to the blade tip. The blade is complete with the original gray leather buffer pad. Dent-free steel scabbard retains approximately 95% of the original black enamel showing uniform surface scratches/crazing to shell with loss of enamel to lower obverse/reverse near the lower scabbard fitting. Dent-free, nickel-plated upper and lower scabbard fittings show age speckling/wear with portions of factory darkening remaining in the recesses of the scrollwork motif on upper scabbard fitting. All four scabbard fitting retaining screws are present and appear to be unturned. There are NO SS -markings on the sword hilt or scabbard throat. Nice PUMA example recently obtained from the nephew of a Pennsylvania WW II veteran. EX+ (26667) $1,495.