OUTSTANDING Original WWII German Luftwaffe (Airforce) Officer’s Sword Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified
OUTSTANDING Original WWII German Luftwaffe (Airforce) Officer’s Sword 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. Nice later production, (post-1940), roughly, 72cm long, nickel/silver plated, drop forged steel, dual edged, blade, with a central fuller running from the cross guard about, 25cm long down the blade towards the tip. The blade is in overall very good, clean condition with the expected light age. The blade is still in nice condition throughout rating near mint. This blade measures 27 and a half inches in length. The reverse ricasso is marked with the seated king SMF trademark and above the king is a waffenamt stamping. The sword has a cast, polished natural aluminum cross guard and pommel. The nicely detailed cross guard features downwardly curved, stylized wings to each side with a central, raised circular panel with a gilt washed, canted, sunwheel swastika to both the obverse and reverse. The blue Moroccan wrapped, carved wooden grip has its original dual strand, twisted silver/aluminum wire wrap still intact to one of the grooves and single strand to the other. The cast, polished aluminum pommel also features a gilt washed, canted, sunwheel swastika to both the obverse and reverse with the edge of the pommel displaying an ornate, repeating, hand etched oak-leave pattern. The sword comes complete with its original alloy construction scabbard with a grained blue Moroccan leather covering and polished natural aluminum fittings. The scabbards leather covering is in overall excellent condition. Both of the fittings have two small counter sunk retaining screws intact. The top fitting also has an integral hanger suspension loop to each side and comes with dual suspension rings. Nice clean example (ALMOST MINT)! 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a solider as a trophy of war. A very desirable an outstanding 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. ALMOST MINT! Don’t miss it! OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE!