Original German WWII Officer Army Dove Head Sword by Puma with Portepee

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This Army Dovehead Sword is constructed with an aluminum base which retains 99% of the original gilded finish. The gilding looks excellent and bright on this wonderful example, being that very bright stuff that Puma, Clemen & Jung and others occasionally used.

The sword is a basic dovehead type that uses oak leaves and acorns as the basic motif throughout the pommel, backstrap, side tabs, ferrule, “P” guard, and the reverse of the crossguard. The obverse crossguard features an open winged Army Eagle that looks to the viewer’s left. This bird has excellent hand done engravings to the eye, beak, breast feathering, wing feathering, leg feathering, wreath, and raised swas. The quillon ends in a floral teardrop swirl.

The grip is a wood base, having a black celluloid covering. The covering is in perfect condition and is tightly wrapped with triple aluminum wire, the center being twisted.

The portepee is a high grade Army example. It has black/dark green leather strapping which is decorated with twin rows of bright aluminum stitching that runs the length. It is in excellent condition, being completely set in place in the original tie. The slide is a leather thong affair which rests above the stem. The stem is flat, having crochet-like bullion covering that affords a view of the metal base. The lower ball is silver bullion.

The scabbard of this example is straight throughout, but it does show quite a bit of spidering and some chipping to the paint. This original paint, though, could be improved quite a bit with a little compound and some waxing. It is not bad enough to deserve a repaint.

The blade is a long, 31 inch example. It has outstanding high quality nickel plated finish and is in near mint condition. The ricasso is stamped with the Puma trademark, which consists of a small mountain lion head with the firm's name inside a diamond over "Solingen”. The original leather blade buffer is in place.

This is an excellent Puma sword, one not often seen.

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