Original German WWII Early Luftwaffe Officer Sword by E. & F. Hörster
Original Items: Only One Set Available. This Luftwaffe Officers Sword has not been cleaned since the war and has a complete black patination throughout its surfaces. The pommel still has good,crisp edges. The sun wheel swastikas appear to have gilt remaining on their surfaces under the dark patination. The cross guard sun wheels have just a slight amount of gilt showing in places. The cross guard arms are the downward sloping type being in three tiers and carved with lines to simulate feathering. These quillon arms still have good, crisp edges.
The grip is a fine Moroccan leather covered carved wood base. This leather is in good condition throughout and still has its original graining in the surfaces. The grip is wrapped with a copper springy-like wire.
The scabbard of this example is also straight throughout. It has some signs of being carried with some cracking toward the bottome but the leather is all there. The scabbard is equipped with upper and lower matching darkly patinated mounts. These mounts are in fine condition and are retained by headless, flush mount screws which are all in place. The original matching leather crescent hanger is also in place with no signs of rot. This crescent hanger is equipped with a closed matching nickel box clip.
The blade of this example measures about 27 in length. It has high quality mirror finish nickel plating. The blade is in mint condition. The reverse ricasso is etched with the E. & F. Hörster & Company, Solingen and logo.
A very nice early Luftwaffe sword that has passed the test of time with flying colors.
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