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Most Third Reich naval swords have a plain blade but the example i have to offer is a deluxe officers example with an engraved blade. White celluloid grip is in perfect condition. All brass fittings still retain some original gilt finish and have a fine old age patina as the sword has never been cleaned but could easily be if required. The superb and highly detailed lions head hilt features red and green glass eyes with highly detailed oakleaves to the backstrap.The folding guard is decorated with oakleaves and also a large fouled anchor. The engraved blade is by WKC and features there Third Reich pattern trade mark which is a stamped knights head and letters WKC. The blade is beautifully etched on the obverse and reveres sides with long floral panels which display battle ships, fouled anchor, flags and other naval designs, even the spine of the blade is engraved with oakleaves, the beautiful blade is very impressive and it is in near mint condition.The black leather scabbard is in excellent condition and it is fitted with decorated brass fittings which have a matching age patina, the upper fitting reverse side is stamped N2541. Third Reich naval officers swords are rare and hard to find especially with an engraved blade, I probably see at least 25 daggers to every sword. [Condition: Exc++]