WW2 German Army Ordnance Sword by ALCOSO
Guns International #: 100916728 Seller's Inventory #: 32859
Category: Military Arms - Edged Weapons Post 1900
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Seller: Joe Salter
Company: Down East Antiques - Joe Salter
Member Since: 9/10/10
First Name: Garrick-Jim-Joe
Last Name: Salter
State: New Hampshire
Country: United States
Phone: (603) 732-4000
Fax: (603) 732-4200
Number of Active Listings: 876
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Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
30 day Inspection Period and NOT a 3 day Inspection. We have had our own website for 14 years
Payment Types Accepted: Personal Checks, Visa, Master Card, Discover with NO CREDIT CARD FEES!
This is a handsome example that measures 39 3/8" overall with a 34" slightly curved, single-edged blade with long single fullers. The blade has an excellent, nearly spotless original polish, but does exhibit a few very minor specks of dark freckling on the forte obverse. A deeply struck ALCOSO “Scales" trademark is present on the ricasso reverse, as is a small Waffenamt proof on the back edge just above the hilt. The hilt itself is of standard pattern with single quillon, unmarked tombstone langets, stirrup guard, and dove pommel. The brass has a mild, yellow-ochre patina throughout with some very minor impact marks near the capstan nut, and the numerous Waffenamt proofs and issue stamps are all crisp and clear. The leather “fingerschlauf" (finger loop) is crazed and lightly flaked, but still intact and quite supple. The black composite grip is in excellent condition with a tight, original wire wrap. The matching numbered scabbard has a smooth, blue-brown patina with a few shallow dents along the body on either side. This is a great example of a Heer-issued sword and would make a splendid addition to any collection.