RARE Personalized Third Reich Lion Head Cavalry Kinder Sword (#24277)

RARE Personalized Third Reich Lion Head Cavalry Kinder Sword (#24277)

No maker; Condition: EX++

$695.00

RARE Personalized Third Reich Lion Head Cavalry Kinder Sword. No Maker. Although unmarked, this perfectly- detailed Kinder Säbel recently obtained in Germany, closely resembles the Carl Eickhorn Model Nr. 1324 sword pictured in both the Eickhorn Kundendienst and on page 76, lower of Swords of Germany 1900/1945 by LTC John R. Angolia. Gilted brsss hilt fittings show light surface wear to highlights with virtually 100% of the gilting remaining on the lion head pommel with red painted eyes, oak leaf embellished backstrap, upper knuckle-bow, lion head quillon with red painted eyes and crossguard with crossed swords within laurel leaf wreath on the obverse langet. Reverse langet is personalized with the stamped initials, “HB” which have been over-scratched with the initials, “PV”. Black celluloid grip is perfect with no cracks or chips and is complete with twisted, brass wire wrap. Plain, plated, curved blade grades measuring 21 ¼” in length, EX++ showing minor surface wear/runner marks with no lifting, graying or nicks to cutting edge. Tip of blade is rounded as is normal for Kinder swords and reverse lower blade is lightly scratched with the initials, “P.V”. Blade is complete with red felt blade buffer pad. Dent-free, nickel-plated scabbard grades EX++ showing minor surface wear, but no lifting or damage to plating. Upper obverse scabbard is personalized with the matching initials, “P.V”. Perfectly detailed personalized Third Reich Kinder Säbel. EX++