Unique Presentation Engraved Fire Axe w/Protective Covers & Hangers (#27912)

Unique Presentation Engraved Fire Axe w/Protective Covers & Hangers (#27912)

No maker; Condition: EX++

$4,800.00

No maker. Beautiful, deeply etched Fire axe head shows floral motif design with crossed axes and fire helmet to obverse which grades EX++. Featured on both the obverse and reverse is an engraved dedication to Fire Chief Leopold Wagner, Waidhofen, Austria. The obverse engraved dedication reads: ” FREIW. FEUERWEHR WAIDHOFEN a/d YBBS and 5 NOVEMBER 1913″: Volunteer Fire Department, Waidhofen (the town/city). On the Ybbs (abbreviated river). The reverse features a two line dedication and reads: “IHREM VERDIENTSVOLLEN HAUPTMANNE and ZUM 50 JAHR GEBURTSFESTE”: Their Meritorious Captain to your 50 Birthday Celebration. Axe features silver fittings throughout with etched scroll design to axe head, side mounted rails, center ring and lower ball. Handle/shaft shows very light wear to black finish and ribbed lower grip. Lower grip/handle portion features triple wire wrap similar to the type found on early 1st Model Luftwaffe daggers. Axe is complete with protective cover for axe blade and tip. A beautiful,one of a kind ornate fire axe. EX++