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These later aluminum examples utilized the new material, (aluminum) that the Luftwaffe designed all their new generation of aircraft with. This is an affordable example of a later sword that would have been owned by a School and loaned out to trainees for formal occasions. As many of you know Luft. Officers were obligated to purchase their own swords and as often happened they just did not have the funds to do so. Especially a newer promoted guy who is still learning their deadly trade. The scabbard retains its factory Moroccan blue leather perfectly matching the grip. It suffers some scuffs the result of normal period wear. The fitting are correctly retained with headless screws. The upper being Stamped "S5". The plated blade is Exc+ with some age toward the tip. The reverse is etched, "Stuka-Sch1. Sto.-Komp. 11." The reverse is inspection stamped above the maker mark. The blade is seated through an intact pebbled blue leather washer into the solid aluminum crossguard. The grip is double wrapped with 2 springy aluminum wires. The original leather remains intact to the grip. It has a few scuffs and pressure marks.
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