SS Marked Police NCO Sword (#30770)

SS Marked Police NCO Sword (#30770)

Condition: EX+

$1,200.00

Unmarked, but likely WKC with SS runes on ricasso. Under provisions of the Decree of 17 June 1936 Reichsführer-SS, Heinrich Himmler assumed full power over the entire German police organization and as such many members of the police held dual membership in the Police and SS. This sword is an example of this dual membership policy. Nickel-plated hilt fittings show surface wear and speckling to the plain pommel, D-pattern knuckle-bow and crossguard.  Black wooden grip shows light surface wear to black finish, but no cracks or chips to the grip and only minor wear to the black Police grip eagle properly pinned to the obverse. Polished, matte finish blade measuring 29 ½” in length grades EX++ showing faint gray speckling, but no pitting, lifting or nicks to cutting edge and is complete with black leather buffer pad. The reverse ricasso is stamped with inter-locking SS runes. Dent-free steel scabbard retains approximately 80% of the original black enamel showing minor surface wear/scratches with specks of missing paint primarily to the center scabbard shell. Nickel-plated upper scabbard fitting shows light surface wear with much of the factory darkening remaining in the recesses of raised guilloche design. The scabbard throat is without SS markings and is complete with undamaged retaining screws.