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ONSV2377

Original German WWII Luftwaffe Officer Sword with Aluminum Fittings by Paul Weyersberg

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Original Items: Only One Available. This is an excellent example of a German WWII Luftwaffe Officer's Sword, a mid-late war variety with great aluminum fittings. Early war examples were silver-frosted nickel alloy, however as the war continued they moved to the "air-age" aluminum material.

This great example was made by Paul Weyersberg of Solingen, the legendary "City of Blades" in western Germany. The reverse ricasso is marked PAUL WEYERSBERG / SOLINGEN in double ovals around the firms trademark "Sword-and-Wreath" logo, which was the only marking they used during the Nazi era. There is also a small Waffen inspection mark next to the maker mark.

The 28 3/8" blade still has its high quality nickel plating fully intact. There are no chips or nicks in the edge on the blade, and only runner wear prevents this blade from being mint. Truly an excellent example of an early WWII production blade from a well-regarded Solingen maker.

The fittings of this sword are bright aluminum, and show almost no age or damage. The pommel still has good, crisp edges and the oak leaves on the sides are in excellent condition with intact gilding. The "broken sun cross" swastikas on the pommel and cross guard also retain all of their original gilding, and look great. 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 crossguard is however a bit loose, due to the grip having shrunk a bit over the decades.

The grip is a fine blue Moroccan leather covered carved wood base. This leather is in good condition throughout and still has its original graining in the surfaces, with just a few areas of wear. The grip is wrapped with silver plated coiled wire, which is in excellent condition.

The leather-covered metal scabbard of this example is mostly straight throughout, though there is a slight bend about 10 inches from the bottom, which does not interfere with sheathing the blade. The leather covering is excellent, with only a few tiny areas of wear to the finish. The scabbard is equipped with upper and lower matching bright aluminum mounts. These mounts are in fine condition and are retained by headless, flush mount screws which are all in place. There is a small crack running from the screw hole to the end of the fitting on the bottom. The original matching leather crescent hanger is also in place with no signs of rot, just a bit of finish wear. This crescent hanger is equipped with a closed matching nickel box clip.

An excellent Luftwaffe Officer's sword by a Solingen maker, that has passed the test of time with flying colors. Ready to display!

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