Third Reich Army Artillery NCO/EM Sword w/Personalized Double-Etched Blade (#24333)

Third Reich Army Artillery NCO/EM Sword w/Personalized Double-Etched Blade (#24333)

Maker: E.u.F. Hörster, sword within "H" double-oval TM; Condition: EX++

$1,245.00

E.u.F. Hörster, sword within “H” double-oval TM. Plain, unadorned nickel-plated hilt fittings show light surface wear with no speckling or lifting to the pommel, knuckle-bow or langets. Black bakelite grip is perfect with no cracks or chips and is complete with tight triple wire wrap. Plated double-etched blade measuring 30″ in length grades Exc++ showing light surface wear/runner marks with several faint nicks to cutting edge and a small “crimp” near tip, but no lifting or peeling to plating, and is complete with original brown leather blade buffer pad. Obverse blade features a 14″ long frosted panel with raised oak leaf motif, horse head and mounted rider and personalized with the owners monogram “EV” raised script letters. Central panel is inscribed, “Artillerie-Regiment 18”. Reverse blade features a 14″ long frosted panel with floral motif, Stahlhelm with crossed swords and oak/laurel leaves with a central panel with motif of a mounted artillery section with riders, cannoneers, caisson artillery piece. Blade retains 100% of the frosted background finish on the blade panels as well as the laurel leaf motif on the blade spine which is etched, “E.u.F. Hörster, Waffenfabrik, Solingen” in raised letters. Dent-free, steel scabbard retains approximately 98% of the possibly, period, repainted black enamel showing only a few specks of missing paint. Attached to the hilt is an original Army NCO sword knot with gray leather strap with green/bullion crown and bullion acorn. Underside of strap is maker stamped, “Thiele & Steinert 1935” in black letters. Nice double-etched Third Reich Army NCO/EM sword with RARE personalized double-etched blade. EX++.