Third Reich Army Dove-Head Sword w/Unique Knuckle-bow & Langet (#26823)

Third Reich Army Dove-Head Sword w/Unique Knuckle-bow & Langet (#26823)

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$945.00

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Stamped Robert Klaas, Solingen, surrounding two storks with a small cross on either side TM.   Photographs of this pattern Klaas sword appear on page 104 of Swords of Germany 1900/1945 by John R. Angolia captioned, “Klaas pattern (unattributed) with flat knuckle-bow and angled wire wrap. Introduced in 1939”.  Cast brass hilt fittings show surface wear to highlights with portions of the matte gold, factory gilding remaining in the recesses of the stylized floral and geometric motif on the pommel/backstrap, ridged ferrule, unique, flat knuckle-bow with cast floral motif and floral embellished crossguard with close-winged, Wehrmacht eagle within a  stippled background on the angular, obverse langet.  Black celluloid-over-wood grip shows minor surface wear with no, nicks, chips or hairline cracks, and is complete with tight, twisted aluminum, triple wire wrap arranged in an angled pattern on the obverse.  Polished  blade measuring 33” in length grades EX+ showing surface wear with uniform light gray shadowing to the obverse/reverse and a tiny “burr” to the blade tip but, no pitting or nicks to cutting edge, and is complete with dark brown leather buffer pad.  Dent-free steel scabbard retains approximately 85% of the original black enamel with surface scratches/crazing and wear to finish primarily on the reverse shell and drag. Nice example of a unique pattern Klaas sword and the first example JRB&M has offered in over five years. EX+.