Presentation Third Reich Lion Head Shooting Club Sword w/Double-Etched Blade (#30504)

Presentation Third Reich Lion Head Shooting Club Sword w/Double-Etched Blade (#30504)

Maker: Clemen & Jung; Condition: EX+; ON HOLD

$995.00

“Z” within crowned shield, (Clemen & Jung) TM. A photograph of this pattern lion head pommel, but with crossed cannon barrels on crossguard, appears on page 73, lower left, of Swords of Germany 1900/1945 by John R. Angolia as Clemen & Jung (unattributed). Cast brass hilt fittings show surface wear/age patina to the lion head pommel without glass eyes, floral/geometric diamond motif on center of backstrap, knuckle-bow with raised design of oak leaves, central shield and floral motif, crossguard with crossed swords/floral motif on obverse langet and lion head quillon. Black celluloid grip shows light surface wear with no cracks or chips and is complete with tight, twisted silver, wire wrap. Plated, double-etched blade measuring 31 7/8” in length grades EX++, showing light surface wear/runner marks with no gray age speckling, pitting or nicks to cutting edge. Obverse and reverse blade feature 12 ½” long, light gray frosted panels with floral motif. Obverse blade features a central presentation panel inscribed in script letters, “Schützen – Verein Heningsen Josef Brasse Agnes Müller 1934 – 35”. Many of the German shooting clubs elected a “king and queen” each year and presented them with a commemorative sword(s). This sword appears to be such an example presented to Heningsen “king and queen” in 1934 – 35. The etched panels retain 100% of the gray background frosting with raised floral motif on the spine and is complete with brown leather buffer pad. Dent-free nickel-plated scabbard shows light gray speckling, but no major loss of plating. Nice lion head sword w/presentation, double-etched blade recently obtained in Germany. HOLD