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MOST UNUSUAL EICKHORN CAVALRY SWORD DEDICATED TO FALLEN US SERVICEMAN WHO DIED IN 1944 INVASION.

I have never seen something quite like this before. I have had the odd Third Reich weapon that was changed and used as a sports prize in Europe during the occupation. This is entirely different. it's a lovely early Eickhorn Pantherhead sword made by Eickhorn with the earlier 1935 oval trademark. It's a model 1312 and was available with either cross swords or crossed cannons on the langet. This one has crosses swords. The sword itself is in lovely condition with most of the gilt still over the brass fittings. There is a period sword knot wrapped around the hilt. There is no Third Reich eagle and swastika on this piece, and I believe it was chosen because of that. The blade is the most interesting, unique and historical part of the sword. Professionally deeply etched in a panel on the obverse side is the following dedication' IN MEMORY OF PVT.SIDNEY SPECTOR-WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN WWII'. In front of the dedicated panel is deeply stamped in smaller letters 'PRESENTED BY P.C. HERMAN ZEITLIN'. There is enough information here to do a ton of research. I have very quickly ascertained that it seems Pvt. Spector was killed on the 25th September 1944 (end of the Operation Market Garden campaign) He has been listed as missing in action. He served with the 325th Infantry Division, 82nd Airborne division, so being in Market Garden sounds correct. This is a fabulous piece of history and completely unique. Perhaps his family is still alive in the USA and can be contacted to tell us more? He was obviously well thought of, as to have this sword dedicated to him, is quite unusual. Who is PC Herman Zeitlin? An individual? A company? A great project, that may lead to even greater finds. Who knows.

Code: 2694

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DE-LUXE LUFTWAFFE DAGGER HANGERS - WORN BUT SERVICABLE.

These are a set of hangers for the Luftwaffe 2nd Pattn. dagger that have certainly been there and done it! They are the type with all the 'bells & whistles' de-luxe fittings, oak leaf top clip and metal swing tabs. The original owner of these must have worn them an awful lot, as the reverse blue velvet backing has been rubbed right back to the nap of the cloth. They are perfectly sound, and display really well. If only they could talk and tell us what they have seen and done!! Ideal display hangers with a suitably 'worn' Luftwaffe dagger. If perfect, these are a £150 pair. Priced accordingly.

Code: 3621

70.00 GBP


EARLY NSKK DAGGER WITH FULLY ERASED ROHM BLADE AND TRIPLE HANGER.

An early 1933 NSKK mans dagger (probably by EP&S.) However, this was once a FULL ROHM dedicated blade and has subsequently been completely removed by fine grinding. The grinding process has the Rohm inscription completely removed and taken the makers mark too. The whole of the back of the blade has been re-profiled. All fittings on this early dagger are solid nickel. It has a very nice pear wood or similar grip with nickel eagle and SA button. The reverse of the lower scabbard is marked with the Gau letters ‘No’. This is for Nordsee on the top northern coast of Germany. Scabbard has nickel fittings with a nice coat of black paint on the main body. ALL early NSKK daggers were just painted SA’s. It was not until the RZM period that the scabbards were painted in the factory. The blade on this is very nice, with crossgrain present and good detail to the lettering. Attacked to the scabbard ring is an early period triple hanger, consisting of the short hanger with clip, the belt loop and the smaller grip loop wit popper.
A great looking dagger, complete with all its original accessories.

Code: 3620

825.00 GBP


THIRD REICH GREEN LEATHER/SILVER SWORD KNOT-MINT.

These was a time, not too long ago when these sword knots were quite easy to find, either here or in Europe. This is now not the case as everything seems to be on swords and in collections! This is a beautiful mint knot that has just come out of an old collection started in the 80’s. Never been on a sword! Green leather strap with twin silver lines running the length. Silver bullion ball/acorn. If you have a mint or near mint Third Reich officers sword, this is the knot for you.

Code: 3619

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SMALL THIRD REICH 'DJ' HIKE KNIFE WITH HJ DIAMOND ON THE SCABBARD.

A very nice example of the little aluminium hilted Third Reich hike or sheath knife, commonly known as the DJ youth knife.Brushed aluminium hilt, pommel and crossguard, with chequered grips riveted through the hilt. Black tubular scabbard is just a smaller version of the larger HJ knife, however some of these had the enamel HJ membership badge pinned through the metal. The badge is fine but has a couple of stress cracks in the red enamel. You can see from the surface of the scabbard that this badge has been there for ever, and it 'rattles' against the scabbard surface. Black painted scabbard has virtually all of the original paint and the black leather belt loop and cross strap with popper, are all there and work properly. The blades on these are quite thin and have a 'bowie' type tip. The brown felt blade washer (often missing or eaten by moths!) is present. These are super little knives and 100% period. Whether they were actually used by the DJ, is not confirmed, but they were probably available as private purchase items.

Code: 3618

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NEAR MINT NSFK FLYERS DAGGER BY HELBIG.

These particular types of NSFK Flyers daggers were only made by F.W.Helbig, and they were very clever with the use of aluminium to make it look like some parts were made of leather! Aluminium was a new metal in the ‘30’s and several dagger/sword manufacturers incorporated it into their designs. EF Horster for instance made a beautiful aluminium Luftwaffe 1st Pattn and sword. Helbig also made the earlier all nickel NSFK Flyers dagger, but were the only people to make this version. This one has all of the original blue paint covering the grip and scabbard, which has been ‘stippled’ to resemble the surface of leather. The pommel, crossguard and scabbard fittings are made of anodised aluminium. The crossguard swastikas are cast into the fitting, but have a special black anodised finish. There is a little blue leather integral hanging strap with an aluminium clip. The blade is in near mint condition with all original crossgrain polish. The oval FW HELBIG-STEINBACH trademark is ,as always, lightly etched into the blade surface. The blade has also been personalised by the original owner with his initials 'H.W.' Engraved on the top next to the crossguard. The throat of the scabbard is deeply stamped with a little NSFK ‘winged man’ symbol. Great little dagger!

Code: 3617

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BEAUTIFUL CONDITION RARE SMALL NARROW BROWN BAYONET FROG.

A hard one to find this! Chocolate brown leather smaller sized Third Reich bayonet frog. Brown is commonly associated with Luftwaffe. This will fit the smaller, narrower scabbard bayonets, it’s usually found on the very rare Luftwaffe Forestry bayonet. So if you have one of these missing a frog-perfect! Frog is in very excellent condition. Has been worn and used, but still very nice and supple. All stitching intact and it has a single, central brown rivet as part of its construction.

Code: 3616

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LUFTWAFFE 2nd Pattn. DAGGER BY SMF COMPLETE WITH ‘GILDED’ HANGERS AND 23cm KNOT.

A really nice example of a complete Luftwaffe dagger, hangers and knot. It has a cream coloured celluloid grip with twisted wire wrap, no damage or cracks. The 23cm original bullion portepee is tied around the grip. Crossguard and other fittings are in the grey metal finish. The scabbard has virtually ALL of the matt airplane grey finish and no damage. Blade is nickel plated, and in perfect condition. The SMF seated king logo appears underneath the crossguard eagle, along with a factory Waffenampt inspection mark deeply stamped. There are a good set of Luftwaffe hanging straps with the de-luxe oak leaf fittings. These seem to have been period gold painted. Certainly not recent as lots of wear on the surfaces with age apparent. Looks very good actually! There is a little damage to the surface of one of the facing cloth straps, looks to be honest wear where the fabric of the tunic would have rubbed against it. Complete rig!

Code: 3615

625.00 GBP


MINT CONDITION NAVAL DAGGER/SWORD UNDERBELT.

This is the blue fabric belt worn mostly by naval personnel under their tunic or coat, in order to attach the dagger or sword hangers. Unlike some of the other uniforms, no thought had been made as to how the hangers would attach to a belt or pocket. If they wore the moire day belt or the bullion parade belt, there were loops etc to attach to the hangers. Size marked 90 in pencil on inside of tongue.
This is in mint condition, and looks to have never been worn. Blue cloth with brown leather tongue and slides. Brass D rings and buckle.

Code: 3614

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EARLY SA SHORT HANGER WITH BELT LOOP.

Extremely hard to find in good condition, this is the short brown leather gander worn on ALL early SA/NSKK daggers. Nice brown leather with solid nickel buckle and solid nickel snout nosed clip. After the RZM took over production inspection, leather was marked and the hardware was plated steel.

Code: 3613

SOLD