Third Reich Army Cavalry NCO/EM Sword w/Double-Etched Blade (#24946)

Third Reich Army Cavalry NCO/EM Sword w/Double-Etched Blade (#24946)

Maker: ACS, scales TM; Condition: EX/EX+

$1,495.00

ACS Scales, TM. Plain, unadorned nickel-plated hilt fittings show surface wear/loss of plating primarily to obverse pommel with speckling to back-strap, knuckle-bow and langets. Black bakelite grip shows light wear with one crack on the lower reverse, but no damage to tight triple wire wrap. Plated double-etched blade measuring 34 ¾” in length grades Exc++ showing light surface wear/runner marks with several tiny nicks to cutting edge, but no lifting or peeling to plating, and is complete with original red felt blade buffer pad. Obverse blade features a 14″ long frosted panel with raised floral/oak leaf motif, horse head and mounted rider flanking a central panel is inscribed, “Kavallerie Regiment 18”. Reverse blade features a 14″ long frosted panel with floral motif, Stahlhelm with crossed swords, lance and oak/laurel leaves with a central panel featuring a motif of a mounted Cavalry Troop with Officer, trumpeter and troopers. Blade retains 100% of the frosted background finish on the blade panels as well as the laurel leaf motif on the blade spine. Dent-free, steel scabbard retains approximately 50% of the factory black enamel showing uniform wear to obverse/reverse. EX/EX+.