This sword is a high quality, solid brass piece, having outstanding gilded finish. The hilt features a floral-like designs through the pommel, back strap, grip tabs. The ferrule also features raised-out oak leaf sprigs. The crossguard has an outstanding raised-out open winged eagle. The grip is the black celluloid variety, over a carved wood base.It is wrapped with triple twisted brass wire, the center being slightly larger. The wiring is all there and looks good. The accompanying scabbard is straight throughout. This scabbard has some scratches of paint. The blade of this example is an outstanding, high-quality nickel plate measuring 32 inches in length.
This blade is in great condition. The blade has Hoster Solingen stamp on it. This is a very fine sword and it is rare to see quality brass examples like this having this much of the original fire gilding. Let me know if you have any questions. The item "Original German WW II Army Officer Dove Head Sword by Horster Solingen" is in sale since Thursday, May 17, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Other WWII Original Items". The seller is "sergemirzoya_8" and is located in North Miami Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.