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A beauty example! The blade is a triple etched example. It is correctly stamped, (not Etched) with the distinctive pre-1945 C&J maker mark being a "Z" in a shield under a crown. It is in fine condition having detailed frosted panels have fine etching depicting stags, deer, dogs, and foxes, in hunting settings. The spine has a fine oak leaf motif. There is no sharpening and the tip is perfect. The factory brown leather buffer is intact. I rate the blade Exc++ The fittings are all silver washed with even and matching patina. Wonderful detail to the crossguard details to include the fluted clamshell, hooves and ferrel! The stag grip is a multitude of colors from deep red to warm yellow to black. It's chip and crack free being enbellished with the shield. Into the center of the antler grip is pinned a National Hunting Association insignia. It consists of a stag head with a swastika superimposed over the cross which lies between the antlers. On either side of the deer's head respectively, are the initials of the organization, "D.J." The pommel is perfectly fit to the horn. The scabbard has a fine green leather, showing no age or scuffs. The dent-free matching silver washed fittings have scalloped edges where they meet the shell ane are held intact by staples. Peek under the staples and you will see these are numbered, a feature we often see with 3rd Reich era pieces. The bottom is hand-decorated with dual scribed lines. The top fitting has a nicely detailed acorn. These fittings are in excellent shape being dent free and with factory lacquer remaining!This is a fine example you will be proud to own
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