**SOLD** PRE WW1 1889 PATTERN GERMAN ARMY ARTILLERY OFFICERS SWORD & SCABBARD 1900 ERA
Offered is an original 1889 Pattern lion head sword, as worn by a German Army officer during the period 1889 to 1918.
The sword features the classic high profile lion's head pommel, featuring twin ruby set sone eyes and a wire wrapped black fish skin grip with full wire wrap, mounted onto a stylised and decorative gilded brass back strap and 'p' shaped guard. The langet shows twin artillery crossed cannons and plain shield reverse. Note the near mint condition gilt finish overall.
The slightly curved nickel blade is 79 cm long and is maker marked to W.K.C. of Solingen with King's & Knight's trademark. The blade is in near mint condition, being bright and clean overall. The 10cm of the blade has been bent and attempted straightened (see last photo) which is the only issue with this brilliant sword.
The black enamel scabbard retains the suspension ring for hanging and large style drag. The scabbard is in excellent condition, with very little noticeable enamel loss. The leather and cotton belt hanger is retained and attached to the scabbard ring via the nickel clip fastener.
Overall length: 95 cm.
This is an exceptionally well cared for German Officer's sword, being one of the very finest WW1 swords I have come across. Very rarely do you see these swords for sale and in such good condition. This will be a great addition to your collection.
|Dimensions||115 × 15 × 15 cm|