Third Reich Lion Head Sword w/Saxony Crest and Original Storage Bag (#18722)

Third Reich Lion Head Sword w/Saxony Crest and Original Storage Bag (#18722)

Maker: E. Pack & Söhne (blacksmith) TM; Condition: EX

$1,595.00

E. Pack & Söhne (blacksmith) TM. An illustration of this sword appears on page 163 (upper) of Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich, Volume II from the translation of the E. Pack & Söhne catalog, pattern Nr. 536. Gilted aluminum hilt shows wear to the highlights of the lion head pommel, oak leaf knuckle-bow and crossguard with open-winged eagle. Professionally riveted to the center of the knuckle-bow is a silver badge with the crest of the style of Saxony. Apparently, the original owner was from this area of Germany which included Dresden which was the capital of the Kingdom of Saxony. Black celluloid grip shows light surface wear with no cracks or chips and with tight twisted wire wrap present. Plated blade measuring 32 ½” grades excellent+ showing virtually no wear but with lifting to the plating at the tip of the blade (2” long area). Blue felt blade buffer pad is present. Dent-free scabbard retains approximately 90% of original black enamel showing surface wear (primarily where sword knot has rubbed) and some minor crazing. Sword is complete with Officer pattern sword knot with bullion acorn and ultra-rare, original red fabric storage bag. Bag is stamped in black letters, “Blanke Waffen dans Ernst Pack & Söhne, m.b.h., Solingen” and with blacksmith logo. Bag shows damage to snap fastener and has repair to lower end. Ultra-rare combination! First time we have seen an original Pack sword storage bag. Exc. (18722)