So just picked up a set of these and wow! really beautiful swords. The Justice/Prison official swords were in my mind the most dramatic 3rd Reich patterns made. Just imagine for one second what this sword has seen and the fear surrounding it. These Prison Officials wielded the power of life and death every day. This bird may well be the evilest looking pattern of all Third Reich swords. Cast of gilded aluminum, lots of time and care went into these. The hilt retains 99% of its' factory gilt with a ton of hand enhancing. WKC was NOT known for their hand word but it seems they put the extra work into these! The plated blade rates NM being bright and clean right to the tip with no plating loss, gray or anything else to make excuses about. This blade is marked with the stamped W.K.C. (Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Co.) Waffenfabrik, Solingen-Wald maker mark. Sorry it's near impossible to photograph up and under there but trust me, it's there. This pattern is illustrated in Angolia's reference. The correct black glossy enamel painted dent-free scabbard has evidence of use scratches, wear and some age crazing. It has original paint is better than 90%. The "P" guard has deeply detailed feather pattern similar to that of the back-strap continuing down from the bird head. The obverse languet features a raised-out short-winged political-style eagle. The grip is black celluloid and is in perfect shape without chips or cracks. It is wrapped with double twist aluminum wire. Finally this comes with a mint Gold bullion portepee. Not the "textbook" portepee for this but it's how it came and I'm leaving well alone!
|Price:||$3,229.96 $3,799.95 USD|
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