Third Reich Lion Head Land Customs Pattern Sword (#25972)

Third Reich Lion Head Land Customs Pattern Sword (#25972)

Maker:WKC, stawmped knight's helmet TM.. condition:EXC/EXC+ item number: 25972 price: $1,585.00

$1,585.00

Third Reich Lion Head Land Customs Pattern Sword. WKC, stawmped knight’s helmet TM. An illustration of this pattern sword appears in the Third Reich era WKC sales catalog as Model Nr. 1016 “Zollbeamten Sabel” (Customs Official’s Saber). Gilded brass hilt fittings show light wear to highlights with virtually 100% of the fire gilding remaining in the recesses of the lion head pommel with red glass eyes, floral leaf backstrap, oak leaf knuckle-bow and ferrule, as well as crossguard with political style eagle/swastika with short pointed wings. Black celluloid-over-wood grip shows surface wear with only one tiny nick/chip to the center reverse, but no cracks, and is complete with twisted brass wire wrap. Plated blade measuring 30 1/2″ in length grades Ex/Ex+ showing light surface wear/runner marks, light speckling, small spot of lifting to obverse/reverse ricassos and one tiny nick to cutting edge, but no major lifting or spotting. Blade is complete with brown leather buffer pad. Dent-free steel scabbard retains approximately 85% of the original black enamel showing surface wear/crazing and some missing paint primarily to center and upper obverse where hanger has rubbed and to lower shell and drag. There is minor damage to the suspension ring. EX/EX+ (25972) $1,585.00