EARLY Original WWII German Luftwaffe (Airforce) Officer’s Sword Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified
EARLY Original WWII German Luftwaffe (Airforce) Officer’s Sword By Paul Weyersberg Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. With the official establishment of the Luftwaffe in March 1935, the newly introduced sword was awarded to all Luftwaffe officer’s in good-standing and the official designation of the sword was altered to Offizierschwert, (Officer’s Sword), although it was most commonly referred to as the Fliegerschwert, (Flyer’s Sword). Regulations dictated that all Officer’s and senior NCO’s wear the sword with the Service, Reporting, Walking-out, and Parade Dress uniforms. The early issue swords were constructed with German nickel/silver or plated fittings while later models, (circa-1940), had aluminum fittings. This Early Luftwaffe Sword has never been cleaned, and as a result the solid nickel mounts do show some patination. The pommel is is good with a few storage dings but nice. The rim is stamped with a fine decoration of connected oak leaves and acorns, and it has the medallion insert style sun-wheel swastika. The crossguard has the same medallion inserts, although in this case it appears as though the silvering is intact. The guard is the three section variety, which slopes downward and bears good, enhanced feathering. The grip is a carved wood base, and is covered with a fine blue Moroccan leather. This leather shows quite a bit of usage with some scuff here and there, but very nice. The grip is tightly wrapped with springy copper wire. The scabbard shell of this piece is straight throughout, and is also covered in Moroccan leather. The obverse of this scabbard is in fairly good condition, showing no scuffs to the leather, while the reverse, despite some age and signs of wear, is in a decent state. The scabbard mounts are the matching nickel-silver types, in good condition. They are retained by headless side screws. The original crescent hanger is in place, in good condition and equipped with a matching nickel-silver box clip. one of the two leather mounts is off (see photos) The blade of this sword is very nice, being in almost Mint condition, with the highest quality nickel-plated surfaces. The blade is marked with the Seated King trademark of the SMF firm The original blue leather blade washer is in place, in good condition and showing only minor wear. Nice clean example! 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a solider as a trophy of war. A very desirable an outstanding early example. Don’t miss this one! Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Don’t miss it! OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE!