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Named Waffen SS Germania Regiment  of Das Reich ( later Wiking) Haupsturmfuhrer tunic

158SO3 - Named Waffen SS Germania Regiment of Das Reich ( later Wiking) Haupsturmfuhrer tunic with German Cross. This tunic was acquired directly from U.S. Army veteran John L. Farley who served with the 90th Division and landed on Utah beach on June 6, D-Day. This tunic features the rare "G" cypher worn by members of the Germania Regiment on each shoulder board between the two rank pips. The tunic exhibits matching sewn-in Haupsturmfuhrer shoulder boards with white waffenfarb on black underlay. The officer collar tabs ( kragenpatten ) display the standard SS officer runes tab with a silver twistcord border. On the opposite collar is the rank tab of a Hauptsturmfuhrer. On the upper left sleeve is sewn a officer's hand-embroidered in silver wire eagle. On the left breast and adjacent area are five sets of loops for the attachment of awards. On the right breast is period sewn the German Cross in Gold. The tunic displays all pleated and scalloped breast and hip pockets. The fully lined interior displays the Benedict Berlin tailor's label. The inside breast pocket displays the same tailor's nametag with the SS officer's name . $19,500. More Photos

Published Waffen SS Polizei Division Hauptsturmfuhrer's tunic

158SO2 - Published Waffen SS Polizei Division Hauptsturmfuhrer's tunic. This tunic was acquired directly from U.S. Army veteran John L. Farley who served with the 90th Division and landed on Utah Beach on June 6 , D-Day. This worn officer quality gabardine wool tunic is the same identical tunic featured in author Michael Beaver's book, " Uniforms of the Waffen SS ", Published by Schiffer Military Publishing, Copyrighted 2002, page 260. The tunic features matching Haupsturmfuhrer shoulder boards with white waffenfarb on black underlay and two rank pips on each board. On the right sleeve is the SS Ehrenwinkle chevron indicating membership in the SS or NSDAP prior to 1933. On the left sleeve a hand-embroidered SS officer silver wire bullion eagle. The officer collar tabs ( kragenpatten ) display the standard SS officer runes tab with a silver aluminum twistcord border. On the opposite collar is the rank tab of a Hauptsturmfuhrer. On the left lower sleeve is displayed an officer flat silver wire cufftitle for " SS-Polizei-Division " ( Waffen SS 4th Grenadier Division). The five pebbled button front closure tunic displays two scalloped and pleated breast pockets and two scalloped and pleated hip pockets. Above the left breast are two loops for a short ribbon bar. On the pocket's pleat are two additional loops. Sewn to the second buttonhole is a ribbon for the Iron Cross 2nd Class. The fully lined interior displays period alterations made for size adjustment. $23, 500. More Photos

Waffen SS panzer officer's Schiffchen, commonly known as side cap or overseas cap

158SO1 - Waffen SS panzer officer's Schiffchen, commonly known as side cap or overseas cap. The all-black SS Schiffchen was introduced in 1940 for all ranks, to replace the army's model 1938 design used with SS insignia. In contrast to the army cap's distinctive scalloped sides, the SS model displays a graceful curve from front to back. This example is contructed of officer-quality, smooth black wool. It is lined in a lightweight black, cotton-rayon blend with no detectable size stamping. The size is generous, at least a 57. The upper margin around the flap is piped in factory-applied, aluminum braided cord denoting commissioned officers' rank. A gray leather, "partial" sweatband, sometimes found on this design, is sewn into the front of the lining. It is semi-elliptical in shape and embossed Qualitaets Marke. The insignia consists of the standard BeVo-style SS Hoheitsabzeichen, or national emblem, above the flap. Beneath the eagle is a BeVo SS Totenkopf grinning death's head. Both emblems are finished in a white cotton-rayon blend, hand-sewn to the cap and nicely matched in age. The inverted pink "V" soutache above the death's head is of rayon and factory applied. Pink was the Waffenfarbe, or service branch color, for panzer troops in both the German army and the Waffen SS. On the frontal area of the cap are two small, parallel vertical cord stitches to prevent loosening of the lower band. The cap displays no mothing, stains or repair. Its overall condition grades as lightly-worn, excellent-plus.$9250. More Photos

Rare Luftwaffe field divisions splinter pattern coat with officer's overseas cap

157SO3 - Rare Luftwaffe field divisions splinter pattern coat with officer's overseas cap. The consignor of this five item ensemble, complete with field jacket, screwback 1939 Iron Cross 1st Class, cloth Fallschimjager badge, Oberlt. reserve collar tabs and officer hat, acquired it, among other war relics , in 1974/75 from West Germany's military attache in Washington D.C. This Bundeswehr Fallschirmjager colonel had numerous family members and some friends desirous to dispose of some military items outside West Germany discreetly. This field coat features the camouflage splinter pattern on heavy cotton duck material. The right breast area displays a factory machine sewn camouflage embroidered eagle. The front is secured with five glass buttons indicating early production of this model field coat. On each shoulder is a very rare camouflage shoulder strap. These straps are near impossible to find as most were discarded after the coat was issued and replaced with standard rank straps. On the left breast area is a screwback Iron Cross 1st and a cloth version of the Fallschirmabzeichen . These are period applied examples and original to the coat. The hole which the post of the screwback EK1 passes through is marrowed meaning that it is machine stitched along the opening. Under the collar is a storm flap. The interior is unlined and the pockets are made using blue cotton fabric. Accompanying the camouflage field coat is the Luftwaffe officer' s overseas cap featuring all bullion eagle and kokarde insignia with factory applied aluminum piping. The tan cotton lined interior is marked size 55. The Luftwaffe reserve officer tabs were found in a pocket of the jacket by the consignor. Provenance will be provided to the buyer upon completion of sale. $9750. More Photos

Cased 1937 Order of the German Eagle 1st Class without swords

157SO1 - CCased 1937 Order of the German Eagle 1st Class without swords by Gebr. Godet, Berlin with un-issued award document. The Order of the German Eagle was first instituted on May 1, 1937 and was intended as a political award presented to foreign dignitaries and high ranking military personnel. The award came in eight classes ranging from the one-time awarded Grand Cross of the German eagle in Gold with Diamonds awarded only once to Benito Mussolini on September 25, 1937 to the German Medal of Merit. This beautifully constructed Eagle Order features white enamel on a Maltese cross with gold borders. Both the obverse and reverse sides maintain 100% of their enameled finishes. Gilded German eagles separate the arms of the cross. Each eagle clutches a white enameled wreathed swastika. The cross is suspended by a bale stamped with "900" and "1" indicating the silver content and maker as Godet. A ribbed suspension loop passes through the bale. The order comes with its original red leatherette presentation case. The lid features a gold embossed German state eagle. The interior lid is lined with white artificial silk with the award's title "Deutscher Adlerorden I. Stufe". The interior bottom is lined with black velvet with a recessed area made to accommodate the order and ribbon. Accompanying the Order is the rare un-issued award document. The document comes with its original heavy stock paper folio with cardboard sheet. The cover is embossed with a gold foil NSDAP state eagle. The document names the award with a facsimile Adolf Hitler signature. Very Rare. $4350. More Photos

Army Geheimefeldpolizei ( Secret Field Police ) matched slip-on shoulder board ( Schulterstücke) set

156SO9 - Exceedingly rare Army Geheimefeldpolizei ( Secret Field Police ) matched slip-on shoulder board ( Schulterstücke) set for the rank of Leutnant. First instituted on July 1, 1939 after the OKW recognized its need for a military investigative and intelligence unit, the Geheimefeldpolizei was granted extensive authority for interrogation, detainment and arrest. Personnel of this unit were authorized to represent themselves in plainclothes attire or in military uniform as a higher rank if necessary while carrying out their investigative and arrest functions. In 1943 the responsibilities of the GFP were expanded to include incidents of desertion. This set features the distinctive "GFP" cyphers on each board affixed to subdued aluminum braided cord that is over the light blue waffenfarb of the Secret Field Police. This light blue waffenfarb is over a green wool underlay. $2500.00. More Photos

SA Feldjägerkorps (FJK) matched set of Obersturmbannführer collar tabs ( Kragenpatten )

156SO8 - Exceedingly rare SA Feldjägerkorps (FJK) matched set of Obersturmbannführer collar tabs ( Kragenpatten ). The Prussian SA- Feldjägerkorps was established on October 1, 1933 by Hermann Goring who was at that time the Supreme Sturmabteilung and Police Leader in Prussia ( Oberster SA- Führer in Preussen). This SA field police unit had complete arrest authority over members of the SA and SS who at that time . On June 30, 1934 the Feldjägerkorps was instrumental in its role of rounding up Ernst Röhm supporters during "The Night of the Long Knives". It was during this period that Röhm supporters within the FJK were replaced with SS personnel sympathetic to Adolf Hitler. On April 1, 1935 the FJK was finally incorporated into the Prussian Schutzpolizei. This matched set features the Prussian state eagle with a swastika central on its breast. The gilded star is on a white wool field bordered with gold twistcord piping. The rank tab features four gilded pips with a single rank stripe indicating the rank of Obersturmbannführer also on a white wool field bordered with gilded twistcord piping. $3500.00. More Photos

Very rare SS-Totenkopfverbande Oberbayern Hauptstürmfuhrer's black service tunic with matching breeches

156SO7 - Very rare SS-Totenkopfverbande Oberbayern Hauptstürmfuhrer's black service tunic with matching breeches. The tailor made tunic features the very rare early nickel silver SS adjutant's aiguillette. This aiguillette passes through the right shoulder board that displays the rare "O" cypher worn by the Totenkopfstandarte I "Oberbayern". The aiguillette features an alternating pattern of black and silver thread in the silver cords that ends with the SS runics prominent on each of the tips .The right upper sleeve displays the Ehrenwinkle ( Old Fighters Chevron) indicating the officer was a member of the SS or other NSDAP organization prior to January 1933. The right collar displays a very rare officer's vertical hand embroidered Totenkopf skull tab. The left collar displays the officer's Hauptstürmfuhrer rank tab. The collar is bordered with silver aluminum twistcord wire. The front closure and four scalloped and pleated pockets are closed with pebbled aluminum buttons. On the left breast is a single set of loops to which a bronze Sports badge is affixed. The interior is lined with polished black cotton fabric. The interior displays period wear. The tailor label is sewn to the left breast pocket. Through the left hip pocket there is sewn a dagger suspension tab with "D" ring from which the officer would suspend his M36 "chained" dagger. The breeches match the fabric of the tunic perfectly. The breeches display the typical button fly with all buttons present. There is a slash pocket with a buttoned flap on each side of the front. Along the waistline are buttons for the attachment of braces. A cinch belt is at each side for further adjustment along the waistline. $55,000. More Photos

Rare  Hitler Youth Leader dagger by Carl Eickhorn

155SO6 - Rare Hitler Youth Leader dagger by Carl Eickhorn. This rare dagger features a tight wire wrapped grip. The pommel cap features the stylized Hitlerjugend diamond. The lower crossguard has a repeating design devoid of the customary eagle and swastika. The blade is in near mint condition featuring the Hitler Youth motto, "Blut und Ehre" ( Blood and Honor) with the original crossgraining evident. The original blue leather buffer is intact. On the reverse side of the blade is the Carl Eickhorn RZM code M7/66. The Carl Eickhorn firm made a very limited number of these rare daggers. The scabbard presents the Hitler Youth insignia on the obverse side of the upper scabbard fitting. The scabbard is tightly wrapped in blue leather and is in excellent condition being free of areas of wear.. Very rare. Excellent plus, plus. $6,750. More Photos

Rare Kriegsmarine  greatcoat for the rank of Admiral

155SO4 - Rare Kriegsmarine greatcoat for the rank of Admiral. This rare greatcoat features two matching Admiral rank sewn-in shoulder boards each displaying two proper for General or Admiral rank pips over the twisted gold and silver braid. The front lapels display the cornflower blue facing material that distinguishes this as a Kriegsmarine admiral's greatcoat. The front features two rows of six gilded buttons. The left hand flap pocket has sewn-in hangers for suspending the Admiral's dirk. The rear of the coat displays two rows of six decorative gilded buttons along the vent. The unmarked interior is lined with dark blue artificial silk. $3500. More Photos

Very rare Luftwaffe administrative general's tropical tunic for the rank of Generalmajor

155SO3 - Very rare Luftwaffe administrative general's tropical tunic for the rank of Generalmajor. . This tunic features non-matching Generalmajor slip-on shoulder boards. This was probably the result of this tunic being theater-made and the general using what was available. The tunic's lapels have matching forest green waffenfarb collar tabs and bullion blue-backed continental Luftwaffe general's breast eagle. The matching administrative general's tabs and breast eagle are tailor applied. Gold bullion twistcord piping is sewn around the upper collar. Over the left breast is a row of loops intended to accommodate a long ribbon bar. A single set of loops is over the scalloped and pleated left breast pocket. The two upper pockets are scalloped and pleated. The two hip pockets are pleated with a flap. The front is closed with four pebbled gold buttons. The interior is unmarked. The size is approximately 40 . $8500. More Photos

Rare, named Kriegsmarine Konteradmiral's Mess Dress jacket

155SO2 - Rare, named Kriegsmarine Konteradmiral's Mess Dress jacket. This short Mess Dress jacket features the bullion sleeve rank stripes of a Konteradmiral. The double row of four buttons is joined with a double-button chain that secures through two open buttonholes centered on the mid-section. A bullion officer's eagle is positioned over the upper mid-section on the right side. The interior is lined with dark blue silk. Inside the interior pocket is the original Konteradmiral's nametag that shows his name and is dated 1936. Rare. $4500. More Photos

Rare mint Luftwaffe Pilot- Observer badge, Flugzeugfuhrer u. Beobachter Abzeichen by GWL

155SO1 - Rare mint Luftwaffe Pilot- Observer badge, Flugzeugfuhrer u. Beobachter Abzeichen by GWL ( Gebruder Wegerhoff Ludenscheid ). This stunning example features 100% of its original frosted and gilded finishes. The GWL eagle displays the detail characteristic of GWL made pieces. The gilded wreath is bright having absolutely no evidence of wear. The reverse displays the hinge assembly used by GWL. The GWL maker's mark is featured. Mint. $4999. More Photos

Very rare Leibstandarte  SS Adolf Hitler Hauptsharführer Wilhelm Steinle  M33 Partial Ground Röhm dagger by Carl Eickhorn

154SO4 - Very rare Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler Hauptsharführer Wilhelm Steinle M33 Partial Ground Röhm dagger by Carl Eickhorn. Wilhelm Steinle, born 31 March 1908, entered the S.A on 12/1/26 and transferred to to the Schultzstaffel on 3/18/31. Upon entering the SS, Steinle was assigned SS membership number 6682. Wilhelm Steinle also was a devoted NSDAP party member with number 62, 977. Serving with Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler on the eastern front, Hauptsturmfuhrer Wilhelm Steinle fell in action. June 30, 1934, known as " Night of the Long Knives ", resulted in the purge of Ernst Röhm and his supporting Sturmabteilung leaders. This rare SS dagger features the partial Röhm inscription on reverse of the blade and Steinle's SS number " 6682" on the reverse of the lower crossguard. SS personnel with Röhm dedications were ordered to have the inscription removed. The full length blade displays age darkening over the surface and minor nicks along the edge. The wood grip is free of serious cracks and chips . The reverse shows a small early Carl Eickhorn oval. The anodized scabbard is in good condition displaying no rust or dings. Attached to the scabbard is a black SS hanger. Accompanying this rare dagger is the research folder performed by SS historian Ross Kelbaugh. Very rare. $8500.. More Photos

Extremely rare Ehrennadel der SS- Heimwehr Danzig

154SO2 - Extremely rare Ehrennadel der SS- Heimwehr Danzig. This near impossible to find award was presented to Schutzstaffel personnel who participated in the action by the SS-Heimwehr unit in September 1939. It is estimated that only approximately 1500 plus of these awards were presented. Tthe SS-Heimwehr ( Homeguard ) unit was later incorporated into the 3rd SS Division "Totenkopf ". This award was worn on the uniform as evidenced by rare period photographs. The enameled award features the city of Danzig Crown and cross ensigne. Also featured are the SS runics and central totenkopf imposed over the swastika. The enamel is 100% intact. Although heavily reproduced, this one exhibits the an original. I will not go into the specifics. The reverse displays the serial number 1506. The maker is identifed as STUMPF U. SOHN, DANZIG. GES. GESCH. also appears along with "SILBER" indicating the Ehrennadel is of silver. Extremely rare SS award. 7500. More Photos

Very Rare Aluminum Aarmy Paratrooper badge ( Fallschirmschutzen - Abzeichen des Heeres) by C.E. Juncker

154SO3 - Very Rare Aluminum Army Paratrooper badge ( Fallschirmschutzen - Abzeichen des Heeres) by C.E. Juncker. Tthis very rare badge, made in aluminum, features the stylized diving Army eagle with a Wehrmcht eagle at the top center of the wreath. The German Army maintained a separate Fallschirmunfantrie Kompanie and later regiment until January 1, 1938 at which time it was incorporated into the Luftwaffe. Fallschirmjager who were awarded this badge continued to wear it throughout the war. The aluminum version of this badge is very rare as it was the earliest production and was discontinued after the introduction of the tombak version prior to the outbreak of the war in 1939. This near mint badge displays original frosting on the eagle and gilted wreath.. This is an excellent example of a rare and historic piece.$4550. More Photos

Very Rare Aluminum Aarmy Paratrooper badge

154SO1 - Very Rare Aluminum Aarmy Paratrooper badge ( Fallschirmschutzen - Abzeichen des Heeres by C.E. Juncker. Tthis very rare badge, made in aluminum, features the stylized diving Army eagle with a Wehrmcht eagle at the top center of the wreath. The Ggerman Army maintained a separate Fallschirmunfantrie Kompanie and later regiment until January 1, 1938 at which time it was incorporated into the Luftwaffe. Fallschirmjager who were awarded this badge continued to wear it throughout the war. The aluminum version of this badge is very rare as it was the earliest production and was discontinued after the introduction of the tombak version prior to the outbreak of the war in 1939. This badge displays use and has wear to the finish. The catch displays a period repair that protrudes slightly through the wreath. This is an excellent example of a rare and historic piece. $3650. More Photos

Very rare Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler  SS white sword hanger

153SO4 - Very rare Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler SS white sword hanger marked A. FISCHER, BERLIN C2. 1937. Only the officers nco's and enlisted ranks of the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler were authorized to wear the white leather parade and dress accouterments consisting of the belt with crossstrap, white gloves, bayonet frog and sword hanger. This sword hanger has a white dyed leather obverse and a natural colored reverse side. The reverse is embossed with ' A. FISCHER BERLIN C.2 ". $1350. More Photos

Very rare DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHT Standard flag with black ( Schutzsstaffel, SS ) crosspole and tassels

153SO1 - Very rare DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHT Standard flag with black ( Schutzsstaffel, SS ) crosspole and tassels. This set is one of the most famous icons of the Third Reich - the DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHT Standarte. On the obverse side of the silk flag, is a white central disc with a silver tresse border. An immobile swastika is centered in the disc. Above the white disc is hand embroidered in silver the word " DEUTSCHLAND ". Below the disc is the hand embroidered in silver word "ERWACHT". The reverse side of the flag again features a centrally positioned white disc with swastika. above this disc are the abbreviated words " NAT.SOZ. DEUTSCHE ARBEITERPARTEI ". And below the disc the word " STURMABTEILUNG". Both the SA and SS carried identical standards. Along the bottom and sides of the flag and is alternating a red, black and white twisted yarn fringe border. Along the top of the flag is sewn a sleeve for passing the crosspole through for suspending the flag. Centered on this sleeve is a red patch of leather to protect the flag from wear caused by the upright pole used for carrying the flag. This DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHT standard comes with a black wooden crosspole. Crosspoles came in two color variations. Brown wood was used for the SA standards and stained in black wood and polished was used for the rarer SS standards. Accompanying the flag and crosspole is the very rare set of tassels ( quasten ). These tassels are composed of alternating cords of red, white and black yarn ending in the tassel balls. $33,500. More Photos

Extremely rare Totenkopfverbande Standarte Oberbayern saddle blanket

153SO2 - Extremely rare Totenkopfverbande Standarte Oberbayern saddle blanket. There are only two of these known to exist. This very rare offering features a silver tresse border with a silver embroidered totenkopf on each side of the black wool padded blanket. This was used under the saddle of a mounted officer of the Totenkopfverbande Oberbayern Standarte in parades and other formal occasions. This saddle blanket is in excellent condition. $21,500. More Photos

Very Rare  Schutzstaffel parade snare drum with sticks

153SO3 - Very Rare Schutzstaffel parade snare drum with sticks. This rare instrument features a silver drum barrel with an alternating black and white painted triangular design along the upper and lower borders. The drum head is made of stretched calf skin. $5999. More Photos

Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross w/o Swords

151SO11 - Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross w/o Swords ( Ritterkreuz Des Kriegsverdienstkreuzes ) by Deschler und Sohn, München. This very rare Third Reich award was presented to non-combatant military, political and civilian recipients who made a significant contribution to the war effort. The award was first instituted on August 19, 1940. The award is silver frosted with a wreathed central disc showing a swastika on the obverse and the 1939 date on the reverse side. The bottom are of the cross is stamped with the silver content "900" and th e Präsidialkanzlei number "1" designating Deschler und Sohn, München as the maker. Recipients included Dr. Robert Ley who lead the German Labor Front. The cross comes with its original full length wearing ribbon. $7500. More Photos

Knights Cross of the Iron Cross by Steinhauer & Luck

151SO7 - Knights Cross of the Iron Cross by Steinhauer & Luck. Oakleaf Militaria is proud to offer this Knights Cross made by the Steinhauer & Luck Ludenscheid firm The Knights Cross is in near mint condition retaining most of its original lacquer finish along the 935 silver frame. The matte black painted core is flawless. The ribbing surrounding the black central core exhibits most of its silver/white finish. The reverse of the cross presents the 935 and incused 4 along the top arm of the silver frame. The cross displays the correct die flaw characteristics described and photographed in the authoritative book written and published by Dietrich Maerz, " The Knights Cross of the Iron Cross" published by B & D LLC., Copyright 2007. $7500. More Photos

Gestapo disc # 10889

151SO8 - Gestapo disc # 10889 - Very rare Geheime Staatspolizei (Gestapo) warrant disc. The Gestapo warrant disc was carried by members of the Gestapo and granted the agent almost unlimited powers of access, arrest and interrogation. The nickel silver disc features the NSDAP state eagle on the obverse with title " GEHEIME STAATPOLIZEI "with the issuance number "10889" on the reverse. This disc is in "ground dug " condition showing wear to the disc's surfaces. It was a standard practice of Gestapo agents to discard their disc in 1945 as the Allies drew nearer as they did not want to be identified having being a member of the Gestapo for fear of retaliation. Gestapo disc were often discarded in rivers, lakes or buried. The disc is accompanied with a letter of authenticity written by the foremost authority Don Bible. Very rare. $5,000. More Photos

Hermann Goring small ashtray marked 800

151SO10 - Hermann Goring small ashtray marked 800. Small size with the bowl measuring 2.25 inches in diameter and featuring the Hermann Goring coat-of-arms on one side. The bottom is 800 stamped indicating the silver content. Rare. $500. More Photos

Very rare Prison Official saber by Carl Eickhorn

1412SO2 - Very rare Prison Official saber by Carl Eickhorn. This very rare saber features a stylized pommel eagle's head. Prison officials of the Prison Administration ( Straffvolllzugbeamte and Strafanstaltsbeamte) were subordinate to the SS. The Prison saber is identical to those worn by Justice officials except that the Prison officials saber is gilded rather than silver. The black ebony grip is free of chips and cracks and is wrapped with a tight wire. The eagle with swastika design on the reverse is identical to the obverse on the lower crossguard. The Carl Eickhorn maker mark is on the reverse side under the crossguard's central design. The reverse side langet on the lower crossguard obscures this maker mark. The mirror finish blade full length measuring 29.0 inches. The blade is free of nicks, pitting, sharpening or rust. The original leather buffer is intact. The black painted scabbard displays light but normal age and wear to its original finish. These swords were produced in limited numbers.Very rare. $5,000. More Photos

Senior official's Fireman's Dress Axe

151SO1 - Senior official's Fireman's Dress Axe. This rare dress axe was first instited during the Weimar Republic but was continued to be worn throughout the Third Reich. This gold version is heavily embellished with oak leaf and fire fighting helmet and ladder designs on the axe head. The head is secured to the black painted wooden handle by a single large screw positioned at the top. There are two suspension rings on base plates below the axe head allowing it to be suspended from a hanger for parades and other occasions. An un-attributed dedication plate is retained by two screws on the obverse. The bottom of the handle has a gold plated base fixture. The black painted handle is in near mint condition having very minor dells and being free cracks retaining its black painted finish. Rare. $5,000. More Photos

Very rare Waffen SS M38 combat worn Palmemuster pattern camouflage smock

1412SO1 - Very rare Waffen SS M38 combat worn Palmemuster pattern camouflage smock. This 1st pattern two-sided reversible tarnjacke ( camouflage smock) features the rare Palm design that was first introduced in 1940 and utilized until 1942 when the Plain Tree and later Dot patterns were subsequently introduced. Camouflage smocks were altogether discontinued in 1944 with the introduction of the HBT M44 general purpose camouflage uniform . Surviving examples of these early Palm smocks are rare. This smock displays heavy period wear. The elastic around the neckline is still evident but the elasticized waistband and cuffs of the two sleeves has been removed. The front opens below the neckline and extends to mid-chest. This opening is secured by ten eyelets through which a drawstring would normally pass. This drawstring is absent. There are two vertical reinforced flap pockets on the front/sides. The smock is interspersed with wear to the heavy duck cotton fabric. $12,500. More Photos

Third Reich era commercially produced decorative vase made by Rosenthal

1412SO3 - Third Reich era commercially produced decorative vase made by Rosenthal. This vase features a NSDAP eagle with a silver glaze along the upper rim and bottom. The fine porcelain vase stands 4.0 inches in height. The is marked on the bottom with the Rosenthal trademark and " FEINSILBER AUFLAGE " ( referring to the silver glaze) . Also marked is "1000/1000 " indicating that the vase was produced as a limited edition. Small chip along the bottom. Very rare. $850. More Photos

National Sports Association cigarette box dated 1939

1412SO4 - National Sports Association cigarette box dated 1939. The box features the German National Sports Association emblem in brass affixed to an enameled green background. The box closes with a jasper lock. The box stands on decorative gargoyle feet. This ornate cigarette box measures approximately 4.75x 3.5 x 2.0 (overall height) inches. The bottom is marked 1939 with a swastika. The interior lid is stamped with the maker's hallmarks. $950. More Photos

Rare Waffen SS sugar bowl from Junherschule Bad Tolz

1412SO5 - Rare Waffen SS sugar bowl from Junherschule Bad Tolz. This sugar bowl features the stamped " SS/T Fuhrerheim " motif on the front. SS/T was the designation for SS/Tolz Junkerschule. The sugar bowl is made of "CROMARGAN" ( a combination of 18% chrome, 10% nickel and 75% steel ). Also stamped on the bottom is 0.25 L. $650. More Photos

Rare Kriegsmarine ink well featuring Sea Serpent design on top

1412SO6 - Rare Kriegsmarine ink well featuring "Sea Serpent " design on top. On first glance it appears that a national eagle appears on the lid of the inkwell but the design on the top is actually a Sea Serpent. The 5.0 inches wide base may indicate that this inkwell was intended for use on a U-Boat or surface vessel. The inkwell measures approximately 3.0 inches in height. Rare. $700. More Photos

UNISSUED  rare Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross with Swords by Deschler & Sohn

1410SO11 - UNISSUED rare Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross with Swords by Deschler & Sohn. This stunning example was recently acquired in a purchase direct from the U.S. Army veteran. This outstanding example is perfect. The award was first introduced on August 19, 1940. The purpose of the award was to recognize the recipient's achievements of military and non-military individuals for their support of the Third Reich in the war effort. The Ritterkreuz des Kriegsverdienstkreuz came with and without swords. This example features the die flaws at the "3" and lower arm on the reverse. The bottom arm is marked "1" (Deschler & Sohn) and "900". Vet./Pu. $7500. More Photos

MINT German Cross in Silver marked 20  ( C.F. Zimmermann )

1410SO12 - MINT German Cross in Silver marked "20" ( C.F. Zimmermann ). This stunning cross is impossible to upgrade. The cross would meet the standards of those collectors who want only MINT! The cross retains 100% of its original frosted, enameled and colored finishes on all surfaces. The "20" hallmark is stamped on the underside of the pin. During the period German Crosses were awarded only approximately 1,200 German Crosses in silver were presented as opposed to nearly 30,000 German Crosses in gold. A textbook and exceptional example. Vet./ Pu. $5700. More Photos

SS Oberbayern Totenkopf machine woven officer flatwire skull Form I cufftitle

1410SO10 - SS Oberbayern Totenkopf machine woven officer flatwire skull Form I cufftitle. This rare Totenkopf cufftitle was removed from an uniform. The cufftitle measures 14.0 inches. The reverse features the standard salt and pepper design. Very rare. $4750. More Photos

Very rare early Allgemeine SS transitional helmet

1410SO9 - Very rare early Allgemeine SS transitional helmet. This helmet features over-sized hand-painted SS runics and a canted swastika on the two sides. The hand-painted runics and swastika can be seen in period photographs and newsreels. This practice pre-dates the use of the standardized SS runics and the party shield decals. The exterior shell and interior feature a high gloss black paint as worn by the Allgemeine SS. The interior retains its original three pad liner and double buckle chinstrap that are in excellent condition. Most important is the glued paper nametag on the leather liner band that reads, " SS Sturmann Jakob Müller Sturm 5/II /58 ." SS Sturmann Jakob Müller would make an interesting research project. It is very rare to find such an early named piece. $6500. More Photos

Adolf Hitler formal dinner napkin

1410SO8 - Adolf Hitler formal dinner napkin . This linen napkin features the initials of Adolf Hitler with the Third Reich state eagle. The large size napkin is free of stains and separations. $850. More Photos

Joachim  v. Ribbontrop  formal  dinner napkin

1410SO7 - Joachim v. Ribbontrop formal dinner napkin. This linen napkin features the stylized ensign of the Third Reich's diplomatic service. The napkin is intact being free of stains and snags. - $400. More Photos

Rare  Heinrich Himmler 4 piece informal silverware set by WMF

1410SO6 - Rare Heinrich Himmler 4 piece informal silverware set by WMF. This set consist of one table spoon, one demitasse spoon, dinner fork and knife. All four utensils are WMF silver plated marked as required by strict German law. Each handle is engraved with the initials HH for Heinrich Himmler. The set is accompanied by a letter written by Karla Van Buren granddaughter of the U.S. veteran who brought the set back. The letter includes a photocopied iamge of Ms. Van Buren and her grandfather. The letter states that her grandfather liberated the dining set from Heinrich Himmler's summer home. Rare.$2250. More Photos

Rare Adolf Hitler informal dinner napkin

1410SO5 - Rare Adolf Hitler informal dinner napkin. This linen napkin features the stylized initials of Adolf Hitler. The napkin features a jacquard pattern woven into the fabric along with the "AH initials. Accompanying the napkin is a handwritten note stating from whom the napkin was purchased. The note states that napkin was acquired from U.S. Army Major Robert Clarence Laphew who liberated the napkin from "the eagle's nest " in Obersalzburg. - $850. More Photos

Rare Hermann Goring silver cigarette case

1410SO2 - Rare Hermann Goring silver cigarette case. This silver and leather cigarette case features in silver plate the crossed marshal batons of Hermann Goring beneath the state eagle. The reverse side of the silver upper section is stamped GESCHUTZT , then and incused "JB" , "ZAHL" ' 126737". As there is no silver content number it would be indicated that this is silver plated. This small high quality case measures 3.75. x .5 x 3.25 inches. $2500. More Photos

Kriminalpolizei warrant disc # 640

1410SO4 - Kriminalpolizei warrant disc # 640. This warrant disc features a finely detailed state eagle on the obverse. and the words " STAATLICHE KRIMINALPOLIZEI" ( Criminal State Police) on the reverse along with the identity number 640 on the reverse. This disc was issued very early and is one of the finest examples I have offered. $2999. More Photos

Hermann Goring honor goblet presented by the World Hunting Association made by J. Wagner & Sohn

1410SO2 - Hermann Goring honor goblet presented by the German Hunting Association made by J. Wagner & Sohn and very rare presentation photo album given by Eric Von Rosen featuring Karenhall. This set was reported liberated from Hermann Goring's personal train at Berchtesgaden by 1st Lt. Robert S. Chalifoux of Chicago, IL. . This magnificent piece was presented Hermann Goring as the "Reichsjagermeister - Generaloberst" dated 1937 for hosting the World Hunting Association's hunt in Berlin in 1937. This goblet measures 6 ¾ inches tall having a diameter of 5 ¼ inches. It is heavy being made of 800 fine silver. The goblet is inscribed to Goring, "Reichsjagermeister -Generaloberst Hermann Goring" and "Dem Schirmherrn der Internationalen Jagddausstellung Berlin 1937". On both sides of the goblet is the engraved motif of the German Hunting Association. The goblet is adorned with a raised design that encircles the circumference. The goblet rests on a tripod of three silver balls. The bottom is stamped with the maker's mark , J.(Johann) Wagner & Sohn 800". J. Wagner was the same firm that made the Luftwaffe Ehrenpokal ( Honor Goblets). The photo chronical was presented to Goring by Eric Von Rosen who was Hermann Goring's brother-in-law by Karin Von Rosen whom Goring's country house Karinhall was named. The album was presented to Goring by Eric Von Rosen on the occasion of Von Rosen's first visit to the new mausoleum built for Karen at Karenhall following her death. The first photo in the album was taken from Goring's office in Berlin showing his standarte as Police President of Prussia. The following photos are so personal that Eric Von Rosen did not feel the need to add captions. Very rare artifacts from the Hermann Goring Berchtesgaden estate. $4,500. More Photos

Very rare Luftwaffe tail section from ME109 with tropical camouflage finish

1410SO1 - Very rare Luftwaffe tail section from ME109 with tropical camouflage finish. This rare section of a ME109 features the canted swastika on a tropical tan camouflage background. Having its original tropical camouflage makes this a highly desirable addition to any Luftwaffe or Deutsches Afrika Korps collection. The material is light weight aluminum. The cut-out swastika section measures approximately 13.5 x 13.5 inches on a tan background. It is easy to imagine this rare item in flight over the north African desert or the Mediterranean. Professionally framed. $4,000. More Photos

Westland Waffen SS M40 combat helmet by ET

147SO13 - Westland Waffen SS M40 combat helmet by ET. This stunning helmet features the original owner's initials "A.S." handwritten on the leather liner along with his unit and the regimental title "Westland". The Westland regiment was a component of the 5th Waffen SS Division " Wiking". Wiking was the first of the non-German combat divisions raised by SS and was comprised originally by Dutch and Flemish Belgian volunteers. Wiking fought on the Eastern Front and was commanded first Felix Steiner followed by Obergruppenfuhrer Herbert Otto Gille. Obergruppenfuhrer Gille who was one of only two Waffen SS commanders to be awarded the Diamonds to his Oak Leaves and Swords. The other being Sepp Dietrich who commanded the 1st Waffen SS Division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler ( LSSAH). The exterior shell displays normal period combat wear. The single ET decal presents about 95% of its runics shield. The interior features a complete leather liner that is marked, "A.S. 222 SS 5.E.Westland ". The side apron is stamped ET64 indicating the shell's maker and size. The rear apron is stamped with the low batch number "906". Rare. $8750. More Photos

Rare Mongrammed Schutzstaffel officer Ehrendegen unmarked by Krebs with tear drop hanger and portepee

147SO9 - Rare Mongrammed Schutzstaffel officer Ehrendegen unmarked by Krebs with tear drop hanger and portepee. The Ehrendegen was an SS award presented to select officers and SS graduates of Braunschweig and Bad Tolz. The sword was accompanied by an award certificate. The SS Ehrendegen was noted in the SS officer Dienstalterliste as was the SS Totenkopfring. The sword features all nickel silver hilt and scabbard fittings. The pommel cap button is the step variety with multi-piece construction assembly as used on these early swords. Inside the pommel cap a secondary cap is present and unscrewed or tampered with. This construction is described in detail in Thomas Wittmann's, " Exploring The Dress Daggers and Swords of the German SS", published privately by the author, Copyright 2003, page 341.The monogram features jeweler engraved initials " HG " or " GH". The black ebony wood grip is perfect with tightly wound nickel silver wire. The double runics SS button perfectly centered. The underside of the lower crossguard and scabbard throat are proof marked with the SS acceptance stamps. Tied to the hilt is a mint SS officer portepee that features the double SS runics. The blade's ricasso is unmarked but is attributed to Peter Daniel Krebs. The blade is perfect and measures a full 33 inches in length. The scabbard features the stylized intricate Nordic design on the upper scabbard fitting. The scabbard's high gloss black paint finish is in near mint condition displaying only light surface wear. The nickel silver drag is without flaw showing no evidence of dings. Affixed to the scabbard is an original SS marked tear drop black leather sword hanger. The reverse side displays the SS RZM impression and stamped "1/36". The attachment clip is marked "A" indicating Assmann. $13,500. More Photos

Waffen SS M35 double decal combat helmet by ET

146SO4 - Waffen SS M35 double decal combat helmet by ET. This rare helmet features a smooth dark green finish characteristic of ET produced M35 helmet shells. The SS runics and party shield decals each retain better than 95% of their finish. The exterior's smooth finish shows light normal wear consistent with the decals and interior. The helmet's interior displays a complete leather liner size stamped 57. The original drawstring is intact. The leather liner shows light discoloration consistent with period use. The left side of the apron is stamped ET64 indicating the helmet's maker and shell size. The rear of the apron is stamped with the production run number 4372. $18,500. More Photos

Reichsarbeitdienst  ( RAD ) trumpet banner

143SO4 - Reichsarbeitdienst ( RAD ) trumpet banner. This rare heavy silk trumpet banner features the RAD ensigne within a white central disc encircled by a wheat wreath superimposed on swastika background with a silver border along the arms. The trumpet banner is bordered with silver aluminum fringe on all sides. Along the top side of the banner is a channel that the attachment pole would pass through. The tassels are affixed to a black, silver and red aluminum cord that passes thrpough silver aluminum loops sewn along the top edge. The banner measures 19 x 21 inches ( not including the fringed border. The banner is in excellent condition. $4500. More Photos

Very rare NSDAP Gauleiter collar tab set

142SO5 - Very rare matched set of Gauleiter second pattern ( post-1939) two-tone cello and bullion collar tabs. This set displays gold bullion accent threads in the eagle's wings. The two oak leaves and the eagle's breast and swastika are well detailed in cello. Each tab is bordered with wine red rayon piping. The reverse of the right side tab displays an RZM tag. Mint. $4999. More Photos

Extremely rare SS M42 combat helmet by with full chickenwire basket

1202SO5 - Extremely rare SS M42 combat helmet with full chickenwire basket. This helmet features a full chickenwire basket used for the attachment of camouflage materials. The helmet displays consistent oxidation where the basket has come into contact with the shell. The decal likewise displays this wear. The interior features a complete and worn leather liner with the original drawstring. The chinstrap is original to the helmet. The rear apron is stamped EF… ( Emaillerwerk-Fulda ) and the production run number 3115. This helmet comes with a Certificate of Authenticity provided by Kelly Hicks author of ' SS - STEEL , PARADE AND COMBAT HELMETS OF GERMANY'S THIRD REICH ELITE", published by R. James Bender Publishing, copyright 2004 and "SS HELMETS, THE HISTORY,USE AND DECORATION OF THE HELMETS OF THE BLACK CORPS", co-authored with the late Michael Beaver, published by Shiffer Publishing Ltd., copyrighted 2006. Extremely rare. $9,000. More Photos

SS Birthday Presentation Telle for Alois Holzgethan Obersturmfuhrer

1202SO2 - SS Birthday Presentation Telle for Alois Holzgethan Obersturmfuhrer. This exceedingly rare hand-painted wooden plate was presented to Obersturmfuhrer Holzgethan on his birthday 12.4 1945 which makes this a very late war presentation piece. Obersturmfuhrer Holzgethan was attached with the Hohere SS u. Polizei Inspectorate in Munich where he served as a SS/ Polizei Inspector. The limited information available in his SS file states "Unifo. Ausw. 51067". His file jacket is stamped "Uniformtraeger". The plate measures approximately 12.5 inches in diameter. The hand-painted central theme features the SS runics superimposed over an eagle clutching a wreathed swastika. On either side of the swastika is the date 12.4. 1945. Along the rim of the plate is painted 'Wurst im Holzgethan in Gossensass ( Austria) zu seinem Geburstag Errinerungs" Roughly translated 'In rememberance of your birthday Holzgethan…..in Gossensass 12.4.1945." Price on Request. More Photos

German headquarters wall eagle from Metz, France

1110SO2 - German headquarters wall eagle from Metz, France. This historic wall eagle was once displayed in the city hall of German occupied Metz, France. The three-piece carved poplar wood eagle was found by a contractor after the war in the attic while the city hall was undergoing renovations. The contractor contacted his friend who he knew was a collector of Third Reich memorabilia who promptly expressed his interest. This eagle's wingspan measures 58.5 inches x 39 inches in height. The eagle's breast measures approximately 4 inches in depth. The wings detach from the breast area in a tongue-in-groove manner. One wing has suffered minor damage where it inserts into the body but this does not distract and is restorable. The swastika was de-nazified following the German's departure from Metz as were most items baring the swastika. The eagle was "re-nazified" with the addition of the swastika by the collector. Extremely rare and historic. $15,000. More Photos

GEMEINDE KRIMINALPOLIZEI  warrant disc

117SO3 - GEMEINDE KRIMINALPOLIZEI warrant disc. This very rare disc features a finely detailed state eagle on the obverse and the words, "GEMEINDE KRIMINALPOIZEI" ( Municiplal Criminal Police) and the identity warrant number 813. The disc is is made of steel and therefore magnetic. GEMEINDE KRIMINALPOLIZEI disc are considerably rarer than both the GESTAPO and STAATLICHE discs. $4750. More Photos

Adolf Hitler formal wine coasters by Wellner

113SO1 - Adolf Hitler formal wine coasters by Wellner. This matched pair of silver plate wine coasters measures approximately 4.25 inches. The coasters have a hard rubber center on which wine bottles were placed while formal dinners were served. On the front of each coaster is engraved the initials "A H". On the bottom of each coaster is the single name Wellner. The Wellner firm provided most of the serving pieces used by Adolf Hitler during formal occasions. $3000. More Photos

Adolf Hitler formal pattern grape snippers by Bruckmann

1101SO1 - Adolf Hitler formal pattern grape snippers by Bruckmann. These grape snippers feature the formal dinnerware pattern as exhibited in the "Greek key" design that runs along the outer edge of the handles. The highly stylized eagle with the initials "A H " is central on each of the handles. The handles are made of 800 fine sterling silver. The Bruckmann hallmark consisting of the crescent moon, crown, 800 and eagle are stamped at the end of each handle where the cutting tool begins. The snippers measure approximately 7.25 inches in length. Rare. $2500. More Photos

Early Luftwaffe officer's Damascas Fliegerschwert

1012SO3 - Early Luftwaffe officer's Damascas Fliegerschwert. Oakleaf Militaria is proud to offer this rare Luftwaffe 1st model Luftwaffe officer's sword with Peacock pattern Damascas blade. This beautiful sword displays a nickel silver pommel and lower crossguard. The blue leather grip shows minor wear that resulted from period use. The blue leather is tightly wrapped with twisted wire. Knotted around the lower crossguard is a Luftwaffe sword portepee. All the nickel silver fittings match with age patination. The upper and lower scabbard fittings match the patination of the sword's silver surfaces. The upper silver scabbard fitting has been personalized with the addition of a oak leaves and acorn motif. A blue leather sword hanger is attached to the two side rings soldered to the upper scabbard fitting. This matches the blue leather on the grip and scabbard. The true Damascas blade displays the rich details of the Peacock pattern. The full length blade measures 28.25 inches long. The blade has not been re-tipped. sharpened or altered in any way. There are no signs of rust or pitting. The sword's tang beneath the wire wrapped leather grip is unmarked. A blue leather buffer separates the lower crossguard from the exquisite blade. The Luftwaffe blue leather wrapped scabbard shows light wear and is in overall excellent condition having no serious distractions. Very rare. $15,750. More Photos

Knights Cross of the Iron Cross (Ritterkreutz) by Steinhauer & Luck

1012SO1 - Knights Cross of the Iron Cross (Ritterkreutz) by Steinhauer & Luck. Oakleaf Militaria is proud to offer this very rare original Knights Cross. This Knights Cross features the correct stamps for the 800 silver content with an incused "4" along the reverse upper arm beneath the bale (ring through which the suspension loop passes). The magnetic cross weighs 29.3 grams with the silver suspension loop. The suspension ring is also marked "935". The dent row created by a flaw in the Steinhauer & Luck die is present in this Type B, pre-May 1945 Knights Cross as described in Dietrich Maerz's highly informative reference book, " The Knights Cross of the Iron Cross", published by B&D Publishing, LLC, copyright 2007. The cross further exhibits the excellent detail expected in a mint Steinhauer & Luck made cross. The black paint obverse and reverse is perfect. The ribbon is as was originally folded 65 + years ago. The frosted ribbing that surrounds the core is perfect. The cross comes with the original presentation ribbon that measures 73 mm and original Steinhauer & Luck presentation case. The cross is further described in the "EXPERTISE" and Certificate of Authenticity by Dietrich Maerz that accompanies the offering. A very fine, rare and investment grade example. $14,500. More Photos

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091SO2 - Reichsministry of the Occupied Eastern Territories senior official's visor hat. This extremely rare visor hat was worn by officials of the Ostminiserium (RMBO) or Third Reich government officials responsible for overseeing the occupation of the "Eastern" (Soviet) occupied territories. This is one of the rarest hats Oakleaf has ever offered. Directed by Reichsminister Alfred Rosenberg, the Reichsministerium fur die besetzten Ostgebiete -RMBO, wore uniforms distinct from the Foreign Ministry. This hat features a distinctive gold wash metal eagle and wreathed kokarde. The kokarde is separate of the wreath. The hat has a high peak and great saddle shape. The hat body is made of heavy medium brown wool identical to the fabric of the RMBO uniform. The hat has wool gold crown and capband piping indicating rank as that of a senior level official. The wool upper body and dark brown velvet capband are in excellent condition being free of stains or mothing. The chincords are made gold celleon (cello). The brown lacquer on the vulcanfiber visor shows use. The interior shows heavy use as evidenced by staining and wear. The sweat diamond is mostly present and the sweatband is fully attached. The interior is lined with gold artificial silk. Ubder the sweatband is an RZM tag stitched in place at the rear. This schirmutze is a "must-have" for any collector of rare Third Reich headgear. $7500. More Photos

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091SO4 - SS Division "Walloonie" M42 combat helmet. On August 8, 1942 the first draft of Belgium volunteers entered service into the German Army. The first contingent was listed as Infantrie Battlion 373. Leon Degrelle of Waffen SS fame and Knights Cross and Oak Leaves winner volunteered as a private. Between November 1941 and February 1942, The Belgium volunteers was employed in antipartisan operations at the rear of the Russian front. Fron its inception the Belgium volunteers suffered heavy casualties defending the Reich (and Belgium) against Bolshevism. In May 1943 by their efforts on the Russian front, Himmler had the Walloons incorporated into the Waffen SS. In June 1943, THE Walloon Legion became SS Sturmbrigade Wallonie. In November it was assigned to the Wiking Division and saw action in the Ukraine where again it suffered heavy losses. On September 18, 1944 after almost continous figthing on the eastern front, Himmler announced the formation of SS Volunteer Grenadier Division "Wallonie" with the division redesignated the 28TH Waffen SS Division the following month. By mid-April 1945 the division had been reduced to almost 700 men with remnants of the division being evacuated to Norway and later Spain. This exceedingly rare M42 helmet features the Black, Yellow and Red shield that represented the Belgium Walloons who volunteered service in the Wehrmacht. The Army eagle is clearly evident where the shield had been placed over it. On the opposite side of the helmet is an area where the decal has been removed. It could have been no other decal but SS. This M42 shows honest period combat wear. The apron is stamped ET66 and the batch number 1544. The complete leather liner shows wear but is in excellent condition. Own a historically significant combat helmet. $4250. More Photos

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0812EW3 - Kriegsmarine officer's sword with original portepee and very rare triple etched by F.W. Holler. This is one of the nicest Kriegsmarine swords I have ever had. This sword features a deeply cast lionshead pommel with the lion having one green and one red glass eyes. The artificial ivory grip is tightly wire wrapped with age spidering. It looks great and lends character. The basket features a deeply cast fouled anchor. The obverse of the blade features an etched panel with a battleship, a biplane with floats and another ship of the line. There also appears the not often seen Kriegsmarine eagle and swastika superimposed over an anchor. On the reverse of the blade the panel features a cruiser, biplane with floats and a U-Boat. The U-Boat is rarely seen on Kriegsmarine edged weapons. The upper edge of the blade is etched with a more generic pattern. The scabbard 's brass metal fittings are in excellent condition as is the leather. The original silver thread portepee has tarnished to a deep golden color and shows appropriate wear. This wonderful sword is a beautiful, collectible piece in itself but the etched panels are really fantastic showing excellent detail down to the flags….$3999. More Photos

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