WW1 GERMAN HESSE-DARMSTADT INFANTRY OFFICER’S LION HEAD SWORD AND SCABBARD.
Guns International #: 100613560 Seller's Inventory #: 26024
Category: Edged Weapons Post 1900 - Edged Weapons Pre 1900
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Seller: David Condon, Inc.
Company: David Condon, Inc.
Member Since: 9/24/08
First Name: Britton
Last Name: Condon
Country: United States
Phone: (540) 687-5642
Fax: (540) 687-5649
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Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
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WW1 GERMAN HESSE-DARMSTADT INFANTRY OFFICER’S LION HEAD SWORD AND SCABBARD. 34” o/a with 28” blade etched with floral and martial motifs including a “LION RAMPANT IN SHIELD BENEATH A CLOSE HELMET”. Open work gilded brass honeysuckle demi-basket hilt guard with ruby eye lion head pommel and an incorporated “CROWN/EL” cypher for Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse-Darmstadt. Bakelite grip with brass wire. Plain steel scabbard with original black paint. All original and excellent plus with all the polish on the blade and much gilding on the guard. Clemen & Jung, Solingen maker’s mark on the ricasso. Extra nice WW1 sword and scarce. Duke Ernst Ludwig was a grandson of Queen Victoria and served on the Kaiser’s Staff during the War. With part of the leather portapee still attached. Fine quality.