Police Officer’s Sword (#27635)
Police Officer's Sword (#27635)
Maker: Block lettered ALCOSO in arc above initials ACS, scales SOLINGEN stamped TM; Condition:EX+
Block lettered ALCOSO in arc above Initials ACS, scales SOLINGEN stamped TM. Nickel-plated hilt fittings show surface wear, speckling and some minor lifting to the serrated pommel, upper ferrule, or D-pattern knuckle-bow/crossguard. Black wooden grip shows light surface wear but, no cracks or damage. Reverse backstrap shows light surface rust and wear. Grip is complete with copper Police pattern grip eagle, devoid of silver finish. Blade grades EX++ with faint surface wear but, no lifting or pitting and no damage to the blade tip. The blade is complete with the original leather buffer pad. Dent-free steel scabbard retains approximately 95% of the original black enamel showing much surface scratches/crazing to shell with loss of enamel to the scabbard ring and band. Nickel-plated upper and lower scabbard fittings show wear primarily to the obverse lower fitting with portions of factory darkening remaining in the recesses of the scrollwork motif on upper scabbard fitting. All four scabbard retaining screws are present. There are no SS -markings on the sword hilt or scabbard throat indicating the original owner did not have membership in the SS. EX+.