Royal Bavarian Civil Official’s Court Degen w/Blued/Gilded Etched Blade w/Retailer Marked Scabbard
Royal Bavarian Civil Official's Court Degen w/Blued/Gilded Etched Blade w/Retailer Marked Scabbard
Maker: Crown over crossed swords with C, K and Co TM; Condition:EX++
Crown over crossed swords with C, K and Co TM. Heavily chiseled, gilded hilt fittings retain virtually 100% of the factory lacquer on the highlights and matte gold frosting in the recesses of the lion head pommel, floral embellished spine, and flat knuckle-bow with a central lion’s head motif. Lion head pommel features red glass eyes, a feature we have rarely seen on Bavarian Court Degens as 90% have the green eyes. The crossguard “D” pattern clamshell features lion’s heads on the upturned ends with a resting lion inside a floral and oak leaf border on the center obverse. Genuine mother-of-pearl grip plates are perfect with no cracks or chips with a gold oval starburst with a raised Royal Bavarian crown. Delicate, straight, double-edged blade grades Near MINT with light surface runner marks on the obverse/reverse and minor gray speckling, but no lifting or nicks to cutting edges, and is complete with original red felt blade buffer pad. Both obverse and reverse blade feature blued ricassos and 14″ long blued panels with blued and gilded etched panels with floral and military motifs of crossed cannon barrels and military flags. The panels show minor wear to the bluing but, no major loss of factory finish. Delicate black leather scabbard shows minor surface wear to smooth leather, but no rips, tears, or damage to the reverse stitching. Dent-free, silver upper and lower gold scabbard fittings retain 100% of the factory lacquer matching the hilt fittings. The obverse upper fitting is complete with a suspension lug with floral motif. EX++.