Presentation Third Reich Army Officer Dove Head Sword (#18626)

Presentation Third Reich Army Officer Dove Head Sword (#18626)

Maker: Paul Weyersberg (sword inside double oval) TM; Condition: EX+/EX++

$2,995.00

Paul Weyersberg (sword inside double oval) TM. A photograph of this pattern sword appears on p. 130, upper, of Swords of Germany 1900-1945 by John Angolia as an unattributed Weyersberg model. Gilted brass hilt retains much factory gilting to pommel, knuckle-bow, and obverse langet, which all feature engraved oak leaves. Reverse langet is jeweler-engraved with the owner’s initials in shaded stylized letters, “E.L.” Black celluloid grip is perfect with no cracks or chips and with tight triple wrap wire present. Plated, double-edged blade measuring 31¼” in length grades excellent+ showing only light surface wear/runner marks. Obverse blade features a floral etched pattern with center panel engraved with a presentation in gilted German script. Presentation description is difficult to read, but appears to be “Zimmermann S./L. Lopf” (“Zimmerman to my dear Lopf”). Reverse blade features a floral etched pattern with center panel containing three swords. Frosting remains in recesses of all etching. Tan leather blade buffer pad is present. Dent-free steel scabbard retains approximately 90% of original black enamel showing surface wear and some crazing. Sword is complete with original sword knot in excellent++ condition. Rare Presentation Third Reich sword that could be researched. EX+/EX++