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This police bayonet is a rare example produced during the Third Reich period, most police bayonets are actually converted Weimar bayonets. Lights weight eagle head hilt showing excellent detail . Staghorn grip is in perfect condition and it is complete with police eagle and swastika insignia. The blade is in excellent condition and it is stamped with the makers details, WKC with there knights head trademark, this is the pattern that they used during the Third Reich period, the earlier pattern does not include the letters. Very nice black leather scabbard for city / town police and it is fitted with silver fittings. Complete with black leather frog and police knot. A very nice complete set and rear being produced during the Third Reich. Exc++
The brass lions head hilt still retains much original gilt with fine detail to the lions head which is fitted with red glass eyes, the crossguard features a closed wing army eagle and swastika. The black celluloid grip is in mint condition. The blade is by Hollor Solingen and it is in mint condition. The scabbard retains at least 95% original black paint. Complete with original sword knot showing light wear. This is a good tall and very impressive sword, the blade measures approcamatly 35 inches or 88cm, total length 40 inches or 102cm. Exc++ or better.
The black celluloid grip plates are perfect condition and the obverse side is complete with the enamel HJ swastika diamond badge which is in mint condition. The hilt retains much original silver finish. The blade features the HJ motto, Blut Und Ehre (Blood and Honour) , the reverse side features the makers name, Gust. L.Koller Solingen and then Ges Geschutzt (patent pending), the blade shows some age spotting but it is still a lot better than most. The scabbard retains much original black paint but shows age. Complete with black leather belt loop and grip retaining strap. HJ Knives with the motto have become very difficult to find over the last few years as demand is very high. Exc+
Silver brocade on field grey backing. The upper metal fitting is the scarce moon pattern type and it is decorated with oakleaves. Difficult to find pattern that would enhance any army dagger. Exc++
Silver dagger knot with just slight wear at the bottom of the cord but this is completely concealed when attached to a dagger, please see photographs. This knot would be correct for the army, red cross, customs and SS officers dagger and a few other models. The dagger shown in two of the photographs is for display only and it is not included in the price. Exc++
The NSDAP gorget was only worn by the flag bearer of an NSDAP district and they are very attractive and impressive. Massive gilt shield with large gold open wing eagle and swastika. The gorget retains its original green wool backing and one of the suspension loops is marked RZM M1/102. Complete with long chain hanger made up of 31 links and each one decorated with an eagle and swastika or a swastika with four oakleaves, one of the lower links is stamped RZM M1/102 and which matches the markings on the gorget and which is nice to see as often they do not match. A very nice example, often the shields are dented but this one is perfect. Near mint.
The crossguard eagle retains all factory bluing and shows excellent detail to the eagle, the blued pommel still retains much original gilt to the swastikas which is rare to see. The superb white grip simulates ivory and it is very attractive and much higher quality than what is normally seen. The blade is in mint condition and it is maker marked on the reverse side WMW WAFFEN and which is a rare maker to find. The matching factory blued scabbard retains all original factory blueing. Complete with silver knot and a deluxe set of hangers, the metal fittings are all decorated with oakleaves and acorn's. Near Mint .
The early nickel hilt fittings are in fine condition and the lower crossguard on the reverse side is SA group marked Wf for Westfalen. The grip is in near mint condition and the obverse side is inset with the SA insignia and silver eagle. The blade is also in near mint condition, the obverse side features the SA motto and the reverse side the makers details, F.Herder Solingen with there crossed keys trademark. The black painted scabbard is in fine condition and it retains 98% original black paint finish, the silver scabbard fittings are also in fine condition. This is a really nice NSKK dagger which are much harder to find than SA daggers. Exc++ or better.
Very nice NSFK award for a flying competition in 1939. Large gilt oval medallion featuring the winged man with swastika and with inscription, NSFK RHON SEGEL FLUG WETTBEWERB 23.7 - 6.8 39 NS FLIEGERKORPS. The reverse side has makers details, Brehmer Markncu Kirchen. The awarded is complete with black leatherette box of issue and the blue velvet base is fitted for the award, the interior lid is lined in white silk with gold inscription, Nationalsoziallstisches Fliegerkorps Der Korpsfuher. Lifting the white silk padding in the lid reveals a secret compartment that still retains the original award citation to, Erich Kuhler with matching date to the award 6.8.1939 ( only weeks away from the invasion of Poland) and signed by the Korpsfuher of the NSFK. Mint.
This is an interesting late production example by Eickhorn and it features there very late post 1941 pattern trademark which is not seen that often on army daggers. Mint orange grip. Eickhorn pattern pommel and crossguard with light wear mostly on the reverse side. The blade shows some old age spotting, the reverse side features the 1941 pattern Eickhorn Solingen squirrel over the shoulder trademark and which is a scarce pattern to see as most feature there earlier trade mark. The silver scabbard is in very nice condition but it does have some wear to the reverse side which perfectly matches the wear on the reverse side of the crossguard. Eickhorn army officers daggers are always very popular with collectors and even though it is a war time example it is still very high quality. Exc+
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