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ARMY OFFICERS SWORD WITH ENGRAVED BLADE BELONGING TO DR KUPPER.
This is Eickhorn's leopard head Scharnhorst model from there Fieldmarshall collection of swords. Gilt brass hilt with excellent detail to the large impressive cats head with red glass eyes, fine detail to the eagle and swastika. The black celluloid grip is in perfect condition. Superb mint blade which features long decorative panels, the central panel to the obverse side has original owners name in raised letters, DR PETER KUPPER, the reverse side features a highly floral long panel with decorative military designs and it also features the Eickhorn Solingen 1935 / 41 pattern stamped trade mark. The scabbard retains about 98% original black paint. Being fully named it should be fairly easy to research the military history of this officer and it will certainly make a very interesting research project. [Condition: Near Mint]