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SUPERB IMPERIAL GERMAN ARMY OFFICERS SWORD WITH BLUE AND GILT PRESENTATION DAMASCUSE BLADE PRESENTED
Fine quality deluxe horn grip mounted with gilt metal crowned Royal cypher. High quality gilt brass hilt displaying a large and highly detailed Imperial eagle, the pommel of the sword is beautifully engraved with the original owners initials. Fine quality damascuse blade which seems to be a combination of the maiden hair and rose bud pattern, this is a really beautiful design, the obverse side features a long blue and gilt panel with presentation inscription, ERENPREIS FOR HERVORRAGENDE LEISTUNGEN AUF DER KRIESAKADEMIE FUSS ART REGT 3 (the sword was awarded as prize to a member of the 3rd Artillery Regiment at the war academia), the reverse side of the blade features a long decorative blue and gilt floral panel, the back edge or spine of the blade is engraved with the makers details also in blue and gilt, PAUL A HENCKELS SOLINGEN, the quality of this blade is really exceptional. Complete with matching silver scabbard.