Rare Pattern Lion Head Army Sword (#28071)

Rare Pattern Lion Head Army Sword (#28071)

Maker: unmarked; attributed to Emil Voos.; Condition: EX+/EX++

$1,350.00

Unmarked (attributed to Emil Voos). An illustration of this sword appears on page 128 of Swords of Germany 1900/1945 by Jack Angolia. Darkened, gilded, brass hilt fittings show light surface wear to highlights on stylized lion head pommel with red glass eyes, oak leaf embellished backstrap and knuckle-bow, and large ferrule/langet with stylized Wehrmacht eagle and swastika. Black celluloid grip shows minor surface wear and is complete with tight triple-twisted, wire wrap and shows a very minor chip to the inside of the grip toward the pommel and is hardly noticeable. Plated blade grades EX++, showing light surface wear/runner marks but, no chips or damage. Blade is complete with leather blade buffer pad. Steel scabbard retains approximately 98% of the original black enamel, showing light surface wear, some minor crazing, and a few scratches. EX+/EX++.