Here's one I purchased last fall from an old collection. I've just been enjoying it the past few month and have not been ready to let it go till now. The bright blade on this one is awesome! The acid etched frosted Meine Ehre heisst Treue motto is beautifully executed, providing an excellent contrast to the bright blade! The crossgrain on this piece is stunning, shining in the light! The tip comes to a sharp point and the blade / crossguard fit sits just right. The blade rates an easy Exc++. There is some very light age and runner marks. Truly, a super blade! The black painted scabbard has some age crazing throughout, yet it remains completely dent free with really nice paint coverage, better than 98%. All of the solid nickel scabbard fittings have beautifully patinaed with age, matching the crossguards in color and wear. The ball has a wee "kiss" to the very botton yet still retains it's original shape! The early Type II chain is absolutely beautiful and is exactly how you want to see them! The black burnishing really makes all of those wee details pop right out at you! It is SS proof stamped, exactly where you want to see them and the clip works well! All five of the screws remain intact and unturned. The scabbard / crossguard fit is perfect and closes with a snap! The black grip has a few pressure marks but no chips or cracks! The solid nickel eagle is beautifully detailed and sits perfectly in the grip. The SS roundel retains 100% of its enamel and also has a perfect fit. It retains it's original portepee and unlike so many I know this has been on there for 75 years as the aluminum portepee has slightly discolored the grip. A beautiful piece that would honestly be a prized example in any collection!
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