Third Reich Rifle Association Cutlass (#30718)

Third Reich Rifle Association Cutlass (#30718)

Maker: E. & F. Horster; Condition: EX++  

$3,250.00

E. & F. HÖRSTER, SOLINGEN, in double oval with stylized sword and company letters TM. Silver-plated hilt fittings show light surface wear with NO damage to hilt, acorn quillon and clamshell. Clamshell features Rifle Association emblem showing only light wear and NO damage to enamel. Grip grades near MINT with crossed rifles pinned to obverse and NO damage or chips: a condition rarely encountered with this model dress dagger! Plated double-etched blade grades EX++/Near MINT with only faint speckling and no nicks to cutting edge and is complete with green felt buffer pad. Blade features scenes of stag in forest setting, floral motif and target with crossed rifles. Black leather scabbard shows some light surface wear and scuffing with no rips, tears or damage to reverse stitching, with one slight bend to reverse. Upper and lower silver fittings show light surface wear with retaining staples present and no dents.