GERMAN NAVAL OFFICERS SWORD WITH MATCHING ISSUE STAMPS.
This example was produced in the late 1920's or early 1930's and was almost certainly worn during the Third Reich period. Fine detail to the brass lions head hilt, the folding guard on the obverse side of the grip features the fouled anchor. The fine quality white bone grip is in very nice condition with just one very small age crack at the bottom of the grip, these bone grips normally exhibit age cracks and it is what you expect to see. The superb and impressive plain blade is in mint condition. Matching leather scabbard with three brass fittings is in perfect condition. The sword has a number of issue stamps, the locking guard to the reverse side of the hilt is stamped o.836, this same issue stamp also appears on the reverse side of the top scabbard fitting, the underside of the hilt is also stamped with an eagle and letter M, the lower scabbard fitting has this same issue stamp, the o in the issue stamp shows that the sword was issued in Germanys eastern Naval district. A very nice naval sword and the issue stamps makes it very interesting. Exc++