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THIRD REICH SS POLICE OFFFICERS SWORD WITH EXTREMLY RARE DOUBLE ENGRAVED BLADE WITH INSRIPTION.
Although army swords with factory engraved blades are available from time to time it is exceptionally rare to find a police officers sword with an engraved blade, in over 30 years as a dealer this is the first example i have offered for sale.The fine quality silver plated hilt still retains almost all of its original plating, the under side of the hilt is stamped with the SS runes acceptance stamp.The black wooden grip is in perfect condition and is complete with officers bronze coloured police eagle and swastika badge.The blade of this rare sword is obviously the important part and it is triple etched, the obverse side featured long decorative and ornate oakleaf panel with a central panel with a two line presentation inscription commemorating 25 years service in the German police, ZUM 25 JAHER DEINSTJUBILAUM DIE KAMERADEN DER N.STA.WEST 18.10.42.The spine of the blade is engraved with oakleaves, the obverse side of the blade has a long decorative panel decorated with an ornate oakleaf design and also features the late style Alcoso Solingen trade mark, this extremely rare blade has some faint age spotting but over all it is still an extremely nice blade.The matching scabbard retains at least 95% original black paint and it is fitted with matching silver plated mounts. An extremely rare sword, very few police swords with engraved blade are recorded and they are missing from even the most advanced collections, if you are an edged weapon or police collector this is probably a unique opportunity. [Condition: Exc++]