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Original German WWII Police Officer Dress Sword Degen by ALCOSO

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a genuine vintage World War Two German Police Officer's Degen made by Alcoso of Solingen.

The sword has seen use and the nickel plating on the fitting has worn away revealing the original brass. The pommel cap has excellent serrations and no sign of improper removal. The "D" guard is in wonderful condition, ending in the the usual teardrop quillon. The ferrule is crisp, decorated with six standing oak leaves separated by acorns.

The ebony grip is in excellent condition, tightly wrapped with nickel wire (one wire is loose) and with a fine cover plate on the reverse. The inset Police eagle insignia is also in fine condition, worn down to the copper finish. The eagle has black painted backgrounds and much of this paint remains intact.

The scabbard is straight as an arrow. It has original paint which shows some age or wear. This paint is 90% intact. The lower scabbard mount has a decorative pattern of lines that retain some of the original background darkening. It is retained by a pair of dome head side screws. The upper mount is in the "Wotan's Knot" configuration. It is interesting to note that some of the original background paint is still present. This mount is retained by a pair of dome head screws, one in each of the lower loops.

The 33 1/2 inch blade is in solid gem, with the standard matte finish. It shows some age and has a nice double fuller. There is a ALCOSO logo with scales and the trade name along with Solingen on the ricasso. The original leather washer buffering the blade is still in tact.
These police swords are quite rare and desirable.
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