Original German WWII Red Cross Hewer
Original Item: Only One Available. This Red Cross Enlisted Man's Hewer is a nice solid example.
The hilt mounts have 80% of the fine original nickel-plated surfaces and only shows minor use and age; it is nice to see a hewer with this kind of preservation to the hilt as the base metal is pot metal and often the plating did not hold up well. The pommel edges are as crisp and retain much plating.
The crossguard features an oval boss, plain on the reverse with the obverse featuring an eagle with half-opened wings and a raised out mobile swastika on his breast. The bird clutches a cross in his talons. The grip plates feature the smooth Bakelite example on the reverse with a heavily checkered example on the obverse. These plates are retained by screw and spanner hardware.
The scabbard shell is in used condition. It is straight but does have one dent with some original paint. The scabbard is equipped with two nickel mounts, the upper being retained by nickel side screws. The lower mount (very worn) is also set with two screws.
The blade of this hewer is the classic saw back type with the characteristic blunted tip, a nod to the Geneva Convention. This blade shows age spots but also some of the original grain. The saw back is sharp and nasty, as it should be. These saw backs were ostensibly used to cut splints in the field.
If you have been looking for a solid affordable Red Cross hewer you cannot go wrong with this piece.
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