Rare Early Pattern Reichswehr Infantry Officer Degen w/Deluxe Hilt (#26518)

Rare Early Pattern Reichswehr Infantry Officer Degen w/Deluxe Hilt (#26518)

Maker: Paul Weyersberg, sword inside double oval TM condition:Ex++ item number: 26518 price: $1,995.00

$1,995.00

Paul Weyersberg, sword inside double oval TM. Following the end of WWI and the creation of the postwar German Weimar Republic, Reichswehr Infantry Officers initially used an M-89 pattern Degen. The Degen was without the WRII grip cipher and with the Weimar pattern eagle without the Prussian crown, WRII cipher, sword or scepter replacing the Imperial eagle on the handguard. An illustration of this pattern sword without deluxe hilt appears in the April 1930 Carl Eickhorn catalog as their pattern No. 316. This superb sword was recently obtained in Germany and is complete with folding handguard and leather fingerloop on the hilt. Gilted brass hilt fittings show only light surface wear to the pommel cap with virtually 100% of the honey-gold fire gilting remaining on the heavily chiseled floral leaf embellished pommel, ferrule, and knuckle-bow/handguard with superbly detailed Weimar eagle on the folding handguard. Leather fingerloop shows wear and some cracking to leather, but is still intact. Black bakelite/celluloid grip has one tiny nick to the lower obverse, as well as a period repair to the celluloid adjacent to the underside of the pommel. Grip is complete with tight triple twisted brass wire wrap. Straight plated double-fullered blade grades excellent++ showing only faint surface wear with no lifting or shadowing to plating and with four tiny nicks to the lower unsharpened cutting edge. Blade is complete with original brown leather blade buffer pad. Straight steel scabbard has a steel surface depression to the lower obverse and reverse and retains approximately 95% of its original black enamel showing only light surface crazing primarily to the lower reverse of the scabbard. Rare early Reichswehr Infantry Degen. Exc++ (26518) $1,995.00