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EARLY ALL NICKEL LUFTWAFFE SWORD COMPLETE WITH OVER-THE-SHOULDER HANGER.

Luftwaffe swords have always been a great favourite of mine, and this is a very pleasant example of an early one by Eickhorn, complete with the integral crescent hanger and the canvas/leather over-the-shoulder hanger to wear under a tunic. The sword itself is in uncleaned condition, exactly how I like them, and the nickel surfaces have all toned to a uniform charcoal grey.Great definition to the swastikas on the pommel and crossguards, which have also turned a different colour with patina. Crossguard still has several places where the original silver ‘frosting’ is present which has protected the surfaces underneath. The blue leather grip is in near perfect condition. The triple silver wire wrap is also toned with age. Upper and lower scabbard fittings are solid nickel and undamaged. Permanently attached to the upper scabbard rings is the crescent shaped leather hanger. Attached to that is the canvas shoulder hanger with blue leather fittings and a nice large snap clip. Scabbard body is near perfect with no dents or bends. The Morrocan leather is a beautiful blue with just a very few age bumps and a very small edge scrape. Otherwise 100%. Blade is in stone mint condition. Heavily nickel plated, it has a mirror finish with the Eickhorn trademark deeply etched into the riccasso. A classic and timeless Luftwaffe sword.

Code: 3712

1075.00 GBP


LUFTWAFFE LEATHER TEARDROP SWORD HANGER.

The Luftwaffe officers sword apparently could be worn two ways, but always connected to the integral crescent hanger. One was with a hidden over-the-shoulder hanger that went under the uniform and through a side pocket. The other was this teardrop shaped leather hanger that attached to the sword and was then worn from a belt. This has blue leather front with pebble finished large spring clip. This is marked on the reverse DRGM. There is a height adjustable belt loop and the whole thing is backed in brown leather. As with all accessories, they are more difficult to find than the dagger or sword themselves, as they were lost or discarded. If you need to complete your Luftwaffe sword and show how it was carried, here is the part!

Code: 3714

195.00 GBP


SET OF THIRD REICH NAVY DAGGER HANGERS.

A decent and matched set/pair of the moire cloth dark blue hangers for a Third Reich officers dress dagger. Again, accessories are so often lost or discarded and a nice set of these hangers really finish off a navy dagger. These are gilded over aluminium base. Both lion’s head buckles have identical casting marks on the reverse and all clips and slides are the same. These hangers have been worn and used during the period and show a little wear here and there, as you would normally find. The velvet backings are fine and still plush. Regain chain and hook are present. An ideal set of hangers to display with your dagger.

Code: 3715

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EARLY LUFTWAFFE NICKEL DRESS SWORD.

A complete and early all nickel Luftwaffe Officers dress sword. Unusually this is quite long so the original owner would have been tall. Measures 36’’ overall, with a 28 1/2” blade. The nickel fittings on the large pommel and crossguard show great detail to the mobile swastikas. The nickel/silver plating has remained intact between the ‘legs’ of the swastikas so they show great definition and detail. The dark blue leather covered grip is in fine condition with no scuffs. The double ‘springy’ aluminium grip wire is tightly in place. Upper scabbard mint has a small indentation to the front, but it also has the crescent shaped carrying ‘frog’ that is permanently attached to the rings. Deep blue scabbard leather is completely intact, again with no scuffs or tears. Blade is in virtually MINT condition. Heavily nickel plated with central groove. Needle sharp point. This sword is made by DAVID MALSCH in Steinbach and their trademark of an oval with DM in the center is etched into the blade riccasso. A very nice , uncleaned, Luftwaffe sword.

Code: 3640

995.00 GBP


EARLY SS ‘33 DAGGER BY E.P&S-ERASED ROHM BLADE.

This is a honest, no frills SS ‘33 dagger that is a little ‘used’, but 100% original. This stems from the earliest part of dagger production as the reverse of the blade was originally etched with a full Rohm inscription. So the dagger was possibly made in 1933/34. Had the Rohm blade, and following his murder on Hitlers orders, had the inscription professionally removed. The ‘1933’ Pattn of SS dagger was worn by ALL ranks until the chained SS officer dagger was introduced in 1936. This dagger has all early solid nickel fittings, crossguards, scabbard etc. The crossguards fit like a glove to the grip. Lower crossguard is marked with a single Roman numeral ‘I’. The grip is perfectly intact with no chips, there are a few age bumps, digs and small indentations that it has picked up over the past 87 years. The Pack type SS enamel button and nickel grip eagle are in perfect shape. The grip has a crack in the wood on the lower right (looking face on) shoulder. This is very common with the very hard wood they used for these grips as actually it is quite brittle. However, there is no material missing and the grip is completely solid. The scabbard has nearly all of the original black anodising titles the surface, but has lost the smooth lacquer coating years ago. All screws are present and original. There is a leather vertical hanger with the piece. It shows quite a lot of age, with rusty rivets and corrosion on the buckle. I have not removed it from the piece, so have not investigated it any further. It looks good with it on, so I will leave it. The blade shows some greying to the surface but other than that the motto is very clear and no other problems. The reverse shows the indentation and flattening to the spine, where the Rohm inscription was removed. In doing this, they also caught a part of the EP& S trademark, which is a little feint at the top. This is a very good looking proper ‘used’ SS dagger with great character. Hopefully I have priced it to tempt a lot of collectors who want an original example.

Code: 3707

SOLD


EARLY NSKK DAGGER WITH HANGER-FULLY ERASED ROHM BLADE.

A nice looking dagger and has the maker mark for Ernst Pack &Sonn. EP&S seemed to get the lions share of Rohm presentation blades, followed by Eickhorn. There were nearly 126,000 SA/NSKK daggers with a Rohm inscription and about 16 (so far) different makers for them. This one has the Gau stamp No for Nordmark. They were issued about 4600 daggers with the inscription. After Rohm was murdered in 1934, all reference to him was banned and removed. Dagger blades were either hidden away or had all or some of the dedication removed. This is a typical example having the inscription fully ground off, however several traces of the deeper parts of the etch remain. Especially evident over where the ‘Rohm’ word would have been and at the very beginning of the lettering. In fact if you hold it carefully to the light, most of the positions of the letters are evident, as it seems whoever removed it did it carefully letter by letter! Dagger has typical thinner, daintier grip. You can always spot an EP&S like this. Solid wood with no damage, very nice. Nickel silver solid crossguards. Blade is very nice and clean. Very good finish to the obverse. Deep clear letters. Trademark and removed inscription on the reverse. Scabbard has been period painted black as per NSKK issued orders. These were all hand painted or crudely sprayed over the brown SA finish. No factory painted scabbards appeared until the RZM period. Scabbard has a couple of VERY slight surface dents which are hardly noticeable. The top scabbard ring has a very nice early short leather hanger with nickel snap clip.

Code: 3706

695.00 GBP


VERY EARLY WEHRMACHT/HEER OFFICERS DAGGER WITH ‘SLANT GRIP’.

This is a lovely looking dagger which exhibits some unusual and unique features. It remains in an untouched and uncleaned state and has developed a very nice grey/black patina due to the high silver content in the fittings. The pommel and crossguard are heavy, so I am presuming these are silver plate brass. The pommel has cast oakleaves running around the edge but strangely in 2 places don’t show that much detail, as if the mould casting it was blurred? The crossguard is brass and has a most unique eagle shape, nice detail to the wings etc and with a very pronounced ‘eye’ for the eagles head.I can’t find a similar eagle in any reference. The yellow celluloid grip is undamaged and shows a pronounced downward slant right to left. Scabbard retains all of the silver plating and is un-dented and undamaged. The throat has no screw fitting so is a ‘push fit’ and probably done with heat at the time. The scabbard rings are much larger than normal. The hilt has a lovely aluminium bullion 42cm knot which looks to have been on this dagger a very long time. The blade has NO maker and is nickel plated. It has a significant amount of old grease over the surface, but underneath looks to be in near mint condition. A most unusual army, which I think was assembled in a small ‘cottage maker’ from bought in or self made parts. Certainly the pommel and crossguard were made in-house as I can no find any corresponding matches from the normal makers.

Code: 3705

595.00 GBP


A NEAR MINT LATER THIRD REICH ARMY DAGGER WITH ORANGE GRIP.

This is almost how the dagger would have looked if you, as an army officer, would have walked into a uniform retail shop and bought a standard army dagger off the shelf! This still has 99% of the silver frosting that covered the metal surfaces when new! The orange grip is lovely with one tiny, tiny crack just above the ferrell, scabbard has a few age spots but again is basically in mint condition. Blade is unmarked (so would have come from a high street uniform store). Blade is in mint condition with all polish crossgrain etc. This dagger needs a mint set of straps, a mint knot and it could go in a shop display window. Good looking thing!

Code: 3704

SOLD


THIRD REICH ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER BY EICKHORN WITH RARER POST-1942 TRADEMARK.

A nice looking dagger which seems to have remained uncleaned for a long time. Nice yellow/orange grip with age patina. Dagger retains virtually all of the original nickel plating with just some slight wear to the high points in the eagles breast feathers. Scabbard retains all its plating and is completely undamaged/indented. Wrapped in and between the two scabbard rings is the original 42cm bullion knot. It has been twisted and tied in a circular manner and has been there for a VERY long time. It is quite worn in various spots but still sound. It could be unwound and put back on the dagger, but I would advise not to. The blade still has its polished surface and needle point intact. Most of the original crossgrain is still visible. The post-1942 Eickhorn trademark of the squirrel looking over its shoulder is deeply stamped into the blade riccasso. This trademark is far less prolific than the previous 1936-42 one, as the war was well into its 3 year, and dagger production was coming to an end. The blade has a couple of small surface blemishes where the internal scabbard springs have rested and damp has got between them and the metal blade.

Code: 3703

SOLD


VERY EARLY FIRE OFFICERS SHORT SAW-BACK DRESS BAYONET.

This is an example of an initial production Third Reich Officers saw-back dress bayonet by Carl Eickhorn. The shorter dress bayonets were thought to have been carried by Fire Officers and the longer ones by Fire men. Logical assumption. The trademark on this piece is the small oval one, used by Eickhorn from around 1933-1935. The hilt is steel nickel plated and the grips seem to be chequered ebony wood rather than Bakelite. ‘S’ shaped crossguard is longer and more substantial than later ones. Scabbard has most of the original black paint still present and the original black leather frog is in good, serviceable condition. The short, carbine like blade has a wicked saw-back top edge and is heavily nickel plated. The small oval Eickhorn trademark is stamped into the riccasso.

Code: 3702

SOLD