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WWII US Army Air Force Officer's Australian Made Visor Hat With Khaki & Green Covers
Item #: FRJ158

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WWII Theater made, US Army /Army Air Corps officers visor hat by Jones Brothers of Sydney Australia. Cap having a wicker body, interior is marked "Authorized U.S. Army Officer's Cap, made by Jones Brothers Pty Limited, Surry Hills, Sydney", retains plastic sweat shield. Nice large size 71/4, this theatre made visor cap is one that is rarely offered for sale. Olive green & khaki body is retained by the normal Jones Brothers clips as shown and is without any moth nips or other flaws. Both covers have double vent grommets to each side. Leather sweatband is very strong in most areas but there is some minor separations as seen in the photos.
Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Your Price $325.00 USD

WWII German Nazi Waffen SS EM/NCO'S Belt Buckle Koppelschloß
Item #: VF4414

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Die stamped, steel construction, (Circa 1940-1943), box belt buckle features a smooth, outer field with a high relief, embossed, central motif pattern consisting of an SS style national eagle with out-stretched wings, clutching a wreath, encompassing a static swastika. The swastika and wreath are in turn encompassed by a circular, simulated, twisted rope border with the Gothic script motto, "Meine Ehre heißt Treue!", (My Honour is Loyalty!). The script is situated on a subtly textured background field and is encircled by the inner and the outer simulated twisted rope borders. The reverse of the buckle is a mirror image of the obverse and the brazed buckle catch, prong bar and prongs are all intact. The reverse of the buckle is a mirror image of the obverse and has the brazed buckle catch, prong bar and prongs all intact. Unmarked. Buckle retains about 70% of its original silver wash.
The Allgemeine-SS, (General-SS), was originally formed in May 1923 under the auspices of the SA, Sturm Abteilung, (Storm/Assault Detachment), as the Stosstrupp Adolf Hitler (Shock Troops), and was redesignated Schutz Staffel, (Protection Squad), in April 1925 with the official acceptance of the name verified on the second anniversary of the failed Munich "Beer-Hall" Putsch on November 9TH 1925. As a subordinate unit to the SA, early SS personnel wore the standard SA style box belt buckle. It is believed that Adolf Hitler personally designed a new pattern box belt buckle specifically for wear by SS EM/NCO personnel with the manufacturing patent being originally granted to the Overhoff & Cie. firm in Lüdenscheid. This new style buckle was adopted for wear by EM/NCO personnel in late 1931 or early 1932. Generally the early buckles were produced in solid nickel/silver until sometime in 1936 when aluminum alloys replaced the nickel/silver versions. In 1940 the EM/NCO’s belt buckles began to be manufactured in steel replacing the aluminum alloy buckles. Of Note: The RZM, Reichzeugmeisterei, (National Equipment Quartermaster), was officially founded in June 1934 in Munich by the NSDAP, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, (National Socialist German Worker’s Party), as a Reich Hauptamt, (State Central Office), and was based on the earlier SA Quartermaster’s Department. The functions of the RZM were not only to procure and distribute items to Party formations, but also to approve chosen designs and to act as a quality control supervisor to ensure items manufactured for the Party met required specification and were standardized. Starting in late 1934 items manufactured for the SS came under the quality control of the RZM and as a result were to be marked with the RZM/SS approval/acceptance mark. In 1943 the Waffen-SS assumed full control over their uniform item production and no longer fell under the authority of the RZM.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $475.00 USD

WWII Nazi German SS EM/NCO'S Belt Buckle Koppelschloß
Item #: VF4413

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Early, (circa 1932-1934), die stamped, solid nickel/silver construction, box belt buckle features a smooth, outer field with a high relief, embossed, central motif pattern consisting of an SS style national eagle with out-stretched wings, clutching a wreath, encompassing a static swastika. The swastika and wreath are in turn encompassed by a circular, simulated, twisted rope border with the Gothic script motto, "Meine Ehre heißt Treue!", (My Honour is Loyalty!). The script is situated on a subtly textured background field and is encircled by the inner and the outer simulated twisted rope borders. The reverse of the buckle is a mirror image of the obverse and the brazed buckle catch, prong bar and prongs are all intact. The reverse of the buckle is also well marked with the stamped manufacturer’s initials, "O&C", indicating manufacture by Overhoff & Cie of Lüdenscheid and "ges. gesch.", indicating, Gesetzlich Geschützt, (Protected by Law).
The Allgemeine-SS, (General-SS), was originally formed in May 1923 under the auspices of the SA, Sturm Abteilung, (Storm/Assault Detachment), as the Stosstrupp Adolf Hitler (Shock Troops), and was redesignated Schutz Staffel, (Protection Squad), in April 1925 with the official acceptance of the name verified on the second anniversary of the failed Munich "Beer-Hall" Putsch on November 9TH 1925. As a subordinate unit to the SA, early SS personnel wore the standard SA style box belt buckle. It is believed that Adolf Hitler personally designed a new pattern box belt buckle specifically for wear by SS EM/NCO personnel with the manufacturing patent being originally granted to the Overhoff & Cie. firm in Lüdenscheid. This new style buckle was adopted for wear by EM/NCO personnel in late 1931 or early 1932. Generally the early buckles were produced in solid nickel/silver until sometime in 1936 when aluminum alloys replaced the nickel/silver versions. In 1940 the EM/NCO’s belt buckles began to be manufactured in steel replacing the aluminum alloy buckles. Of Note: The RZM, Reichzeugmeisterei, (National Equipment Quartermaster), was officially founded in June 1934 in Munich by the NSDAP, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, (National Socialist German Worker’s Party), as a Reich Hauptamt, (State Central Office), and was based on the earlier SA Quartermaster’s Department. The functions of the RZM were not only to procure and distribute items to Party formations, but also to approve chosen designs and to act as a quality control supervisor to ensure items manufactured for the Party met required specification and were standardized. Starting in late 1934 items manufactured for the SS came under the quality control of the RZM and as a result were to be marked with the RZM/SS approval/acceptance mark. In 1943 the Waffen-SS assumed full control over their uniform item production and no longer fell under the authority of the RZM.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $575.00 USD

WWII Nazi German Police NCO'S M43 / Overseas Cap Insignia Mützenabzeichen
Item #: VF4412

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The insignia consist of a six sided, woven police green rayon base with a machine woven national tri-color cockade in black, white and red, positioned above a machine woven, second pattern, (Circa April 1936-May 1945), wreathed police eagle in silvery/gray threads. MINT from a vet purchase in the original box.
Shortly after Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, (National Socialist German Worker’s Party), ascended to the leadership of Germany, the police, as with almost all civic organizations, incorporated the new style national eagle and swastika on their insignia. The first pattern police insignia to utilize the new style national eagle and swastika was introduced on April 23RD 1934. On June 17TH 1936, Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler was appointed to the newly created position of Chef der Deutschen Polizei im Reichsministerium des Innern, (Chief of the German Police in the National Ministry of the Interior), effectively giving him full control of all police agencies within Germany. As a result of this appointment and the restructuring of all the separate German state police into a single national police force new regulations were instituted to bring about uniformity in dress for all police through-out the country. One of the new uniform regulations of June 25TH 1936 was the introduction of a slightly modified second pattern police eagle and swastika to replace the first pattern. The police pattern national eagle was worn on all types of headgear including the visor caps, overseas cap and the M43 field cap. The Weimar Reichswehr, (National Defence Force, Circa 1919-1933), era oval black, red and gold cockade was replaced with a circular cockade in black, white, and red on March 14TH 1933 and was adopted by the Police in April of that year and was utilized through-out the Third Reich period. The insignia utilized on the visor caps was of stamped metal construction while the insignia on the soft caps was generally machine embroidered or woven. Generally officers ranks utilized bright silver/aluminum wire on their insignia while NCO’s utilized silver/gray threads.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $70.00 USD

WWII German Nazi Army Wehrmacht Flatwire Breast Eagle Cut From Uniform
Item #: VF4411

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WWII German Nazi Army flat wire breast eagle cut from a uniform. Eagle shows wear but still a very attractive eagle. Machine woven national eagle with outstretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted, swastika in it’s talons in silver wire threads on a woven field-gray rayon base. The eagle’s wingspan is roughly, 70mm from wing tip to wing tip.
The German army originally adopted a slightly modified version of the NSDAP’s, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, (National Socialist German Worker’s Party), national eagle by order on February 17TH 1934, with instructions to have it applied to all steel helmets, visor caps, and tunics by May 1ST 1934. Regulations followed on October 30TH 1935 that stipulated the national eagle was also to be applied to all field caps. Generally the national eagle for wear on the EM/NCO’s overseas and M43 field caps were machine woven, first in white on a dark blue/green base, (circa 1934), then later in matte grey on a field-grey base, (circa 1939), while Officer’s versions were embroidered in bright silver/aluminum wire threads. A machine woven version in bright silver/aluminum flat-wire threads was also utilized by Officer’s but was also very popular with senior NCO’s.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $70.00 USD

WWII Nazi German DRK Sports Shirt Eagle
Item #: VF4409

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Second pattern DRK sports eagle. Roughly 80mm x 95mm. Still on original factory roll backing.
The DRK, Deutsches Rotes Kreuz (German Red Cross), was a voluntary civil assistance organization that was originally instituted in 1864 and was officially acknowledged by the Geneva Convention on July 27TH 1929. On December 9TH 1937 the DRK gained the status of a legally recognized organization by the NSDAP. As with other essential services in Third Reich Germany the DRK came under control of the NSDAP in late 1938 under the auspices of the Ministry of the Interior Social Welfare Organization. DRK uniforms can be traced back to at least WWI and underwent minor modifications until August 6TH 1935 when major modifications were enacted including the introduction of the national eagle emblem with swastika. Further regulations in January 1938 dictated additional minor uniform modifications.

Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $120.00 USD

DRK EM/NCO'S National Eagle Sleeve Triangle Hoheitsabzeichen Armdreieck
Item #: VF4408

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Woven grey rayon, triangular base with a machine woven stylized national eagle with down-swept wings clutching a wreathed, canted swastika in silver/gray threads. The eagle is positioned above machine woven assignment location, "Unterwesterwald", also in silver/gray threads. The outer edge of the triangular base has a fine machine woven silver/gray border stripe. The triangular base has a charcoal gray wool backing machine stitched in place in the typical zig-zag fashion.
The DRK, Deutsches Rotes Kreuz (German Red Cross), was a voluntary civil assistance organization that was originally instituted in 1864 and was officially acknowledged by the Geneva Convention on July 27TH 1929. On December 9TH 1937 the DRK gained the status of a legally recognized organization by the NSDAP. As with other essential services in Third Reich Germany the DRK came under control of the NSDAP in late 1938 under the auspices of the Ministry of the Interior Social Welfare Organization. DRK uniforms and insignia can be traced back to at least WWI and underwent minor modifications until August 6TH 1935 when major modifications were enacted including the introduction of the national eagle emblem with swastika. Further regulations in January 1938 dictated additional minor uniform modifications. The January 1938 uniform regulations introduced a national eagle and assignment location sleeve triangle for wear on the upper right sleeve of the service tunic and greatcoats of salaried DRK personnel.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $150.00 USD

WWII German Nazi 1935 1939 Pattern" SA Sports Badge In Silver Werner Redo of Saarlautern
Item #: VF4407

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Die struck, magnetic sheet metal, badge with a silver wash. The badge is in the form of a circular oak-leaf wreath encompassing an upward pointing Roman broad sword which is superimposed on a central, canted swastika. Detailing includes veins to the oak-leaves, horizontal ribbing to the sword grip and cut-outs to the interior of the circular wreath and swastika arms. Reverse is a mirror image of obverse. Raised soldered catch, semi-rounded vertical pin and soldered catch all intact to reverse. The reverse is embossed W. Redo of Saarlautern. Its complete flat pin, soldered hinge and catch assembly is intact.
The SA, Sturmabteilung, (Storm/Assault Detachment), was originally formed in the August 1921 as a protective guard unit for the political leaders of the fledgling NSDAP, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, (National Socialist German Worker’s Party), and as with the NSDAP the SA was structure along para-military lines. The SA recruited most of its personnel from the ranks of the various Freikorps groups composed mainly of disgruntled ex-soldiers and was first utilized at a NSDAP meeting in Munich in November 1921. The SA Sports badge in bronze was instituted by SA-Stabschef Ernst Röhm on November 28TH 1933, for award to SA and SS personnel who passed the required criteria in physical fitness, military defence and field exercises. On February 15TH 1935, in an attempt to inspire the German public to greater levels of physical fitness, Hitler conferred official national status to the badge and expanded it to include a silver and gold grade. When the badges gained official national status, bestowal was opened to all German nationals who were strongly encouraged to qualify for award of one of the three grades
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $125.00 USD

WWII Nazi German NSKK Sports Shirt Insignia Sportinsignien
Item #: VF4406

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Roughly 10.5cm diameter, machine woven rayon sports shirt insignia. Machine woven NSKK eagle in black and gold, on its original factory roll. Original RZM tag to reverse.
The development of the NSKK, National Sozialistisches Kraftfahr Korps (National Socialist Motor Corps), can be traced back to 1923 when the SA introduced a Kraftfahr Abteilung (Motor Section) to transport personnel as required. In 1928 the SA Motor section was expanded to Kraftfahrstaffeln (Motor Squadrons). In an attempt to create a national motor corps, the NSAK, National Sozialistisches Automobil Korps (National Socialist Automobile Corps), was formed in April 1930 as a NSDAP auxiliary organization subordinate to the SA. In early 1931 Adolf Hühnlein was appointed as Chief of the NSAK and proposed a name change to NSKK, which was officially accepted in April 1931. Shortly after the purge of the SA in the "Night of the Long Knives," in June 1934, the NSKK was promoted to an official NSDAP organization, given independent status within the party, and absorbed the SA Motor Squadrons personnel.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $160.00 USD

WWII Nazi German Camp Dachau Made Officer's Runic Collar Tab Kragenpatten
Item #: JJ68

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Right hand side, black wool construction collar tab with hand embroidered SS runes in bright silver/aluminum wire threads and fine, twisted, bright, silver/aluminum cord piping. The collar tab is mounted on an off-white buckram base. Superb example.
Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler’s obsession with pagan runic symbolism manifested itself in runic emblems used by the SS, Schutz Staffel, (Protection Squad), the most famous of which was the dual sig-runes used on the collar tabs and helmets decals of the SS. The dual sig-runes design was initiated by SS-Sturmhauptführer and graphic artist Walter Heck in May 1933, who sold his design to the SS for 2.50 Reichs Marks. In August 1929 the SS incorporated the wear of rank collar tabs on the left side of the collar of the service tunic. The SS collar tabs were originally adopted from the earlier rank collar tabs as utilized by the SA, Sturmabteilung, (Storm Troops). Originally EM/NCO’s collar tabs for the ranks of SS-Schütze to SS-Hauptscharführer inclusively were piped in twisted white cord from their original inception, (Rank tabs, August 1929/Runic tabs, May 1933), until October 24TH 1934 when the piping for EM/NCO’s was modified to alternating twisted black and silver/aluminum cord piping. The final modification, in August 1940, eliminated all piping from EM/NCO’s collar tabs. Officer’s ranks collar tabs from SS-Untersturmführer to SS-Hauptsturmführer utilized alternating twisted black and silver/aluminum cord piping from their inception until October 24TH 1934 and silver/aluminum cord piping from October 1934 until the end of the war while the ranks of SS-Sturmbannführer to SS-Reichsführer utilized the silver/aluminum cord piping from August 1929 to May 1945. Of Note: The RZM, Reichzeugmeisterei, (National Equipment Quartermaster), was officially founded in June 1934 in Munich by the NSDAP, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, (National Socialist German Worker’s Party), as a Reich Hauptamt, (State Central Office), and was based on the earlier SA ,Sturm Abteilung, (Storm/Assault Detachment), Quartermaster’s Department. The functions of the RZM were not only to procure and distribute items to Party formations, but also to approve chosen designs and to act as a quality control supervisor to ensure items manufactured for the Party met required specification and were standardized. Starting in late 1934 items manufactured for the SS came under the quality control of the RZM and were marked by the appropriate RZM/SS approval marking. In 1943 the Waffen-SS assumed full control over their uniform item production and no longer fell under the authority of the RZM.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $750.00 USD

WWII Nazi German Swamp Marsh Tan Water Pattern Camouflage Winter Uniform Tarnungs Jacke
Item #: JJ67

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Three quarter length, water repellant, cotton/rayon blend construction, double breasted style parka with the machine roller printed, softly blurred, geometric Swamp/Marsh, (Tan/Water), pattern camouflage in shades of green, tan and brown to one side. Buttons all have their original stitching. Shows minimal to no age. Roughly a 40" chest. Comes with a nice matching set of trousers. Roughly a 34" waist.
The development of camouflage clothing and equipment had began in the German army in WWI, and continued through the Weimar Reichswehr, (National Defence Force, Circa 1919-1933), era. The German army’s geometric, Splittertarnmuster 31, (Splinter camouflage pattern 31), was originally developed in late 1929 and early 1930 and was first adopted for use with the M31 quarter shelter/poncho in late 1931. Further developments in 1943 modified the original splinter pattern by softly blurring the distinct geometric pattern and slightly altering the coloration. This modified camouflage pattern was designated Sumpftarnmuster, (Swamp/Marsh camouflage pattern), although it is now commonly referred to as the Tan/Water camouflage pattern, which was once again altered in 1944 by an even stronger blurring of the distinct geometric pattern. Further camouflage pattern development continued through-out the war and additional subtly different patterns were created with the intent to equip all personnel with the same camouflage pattern but this was never achieved. After the devastating winter of 1941-1942 on the Russian front the German army found that it was drastically under equipped with cold weather garments to withstand the severe cold and a wide variety of improvised garments including a broad assortment of donated civilian garments were utilized as a temporary solution. To rectify the situation the OKH, Oberkommando des Heeres, (High Command of the Army), began testing heavier winter clothing in the spring of 1942 to develop suitable garments for the Russian front. In April 1942 Hitler approved the chosen designs and the first models were issued in the autumn of that year, in the reversible blue/mouse grey/white colorations, which was modified to camouflage pattern/white combinations in 1943. Included with these new garments were heavy, padded, reversible winter suits which consisted of a parka, pants and separate hoods and mittens. Of Note: These garments were also produced in non-reversible models. The winter parkas were a standard issue item and were distributed to all EM/NCO’s for the winter season, (September 15TH to April 15TH), with other winter garments and were to be returned to the units clothing depot in April for storage, repair and cleaning to be reissued the following September. Originally Officers and senior NCO’s responsible for purchasing their own uniforms and headgear were required to purchase the new winter garments until regulations of December 1942 extended the issue winter clothing to all ranks in the colder theatres of operation. Although the suits proved quite effective they were very difficult to keep clean and launder which resulted in regulations dictating that the white side was only to be worn on the exterior when absolutely necessary.
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Your Price $1,700.00 USD

Stahlhelm Member's Belt Buckle With Dog Tag Of Service Man Who Brought It Back Koppelschloß
Item #: VF4405

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A 1933 pattern, slightly convex, stamped alloy, two piece construction buckle featuring, to the obverse, a plain field upon which is a circular face plate with an embossed, profiled M16 helmet to its center. The visor and rear apron of the helmet extend into a ribbed border with simulated twisted rope trim along its inner and outer edges. The ribbed border has a spray of oak leaves to its base and, in Gothic script, "Front Heil" along its top. The face plate is attached by two soldered spots, visible to the reverse. Also to the reverse is its raised buckle catch, and a prong bar with dual prongs, for the belt’s retaining tongue. An unmarked example. Buckle also comes with a single "Dog Tag" of the veteran who souvenired this this badge from the war. The veteran's name was Richard E. Shreffler ASN 36348795 of Cuyahoga Falls Ohio.
"Der Stahlhelmbund" (The Steel-helmet-league) was conceived as a national veterans’ organization by Franz Seldte in November of 1918, and was officially founded on Christmas day of that year. It was mostly comprised of WWI veterans trying to assimilate back into what was then a devastated society. The Stahlhelm became the largest of the post-war veterans’ groups, incorporating many of the smaller "Freikorps" groups into it. Most of its members were assimilated by the SA in 1933, and it was disbanded in 1935, with its remaining members absorbed by the DRKB ("Deutscher Reichskriegerbund"), which, in turn, was absorbed by the NS-RKB ("Nationalsozialistische - Reichskriegerbund") in 1938.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $200.00 USD

WWII Nazi German Luftwaffe Paratrooper's Badge By JMME W/ Dog Tags Fallschirmschützenabzeichen
Item #: VF4404

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Earlier production, two piece, die struck tombac award with burnished silver and gilt washed finishes features a stylized, "diving", eagle clutching a swastika in its talons, encompassed by a vertically oval wreath. The wreath features embossed laurel leaves to the right hand side and oak-leaves to the left hand side. The wreath has a dark, burnished silver washed finish. The badge shows nice detailing including the "feathering" to the eagle and cut-outs to the arms of the swastika. The eagle is secured to the wreath by two, small, rivets which are visible to the reverse of the badge. The reverse of the wreath has a solid, soldered, hinge, a thin, round, vertical pin and soldered catch all intact. The reverse of the eagle is well marked with stamped manufacturer’s name and location, "JMME & SOHN Berlin". Nice badge.  Also in the lot is a pair of chained "Dog Tags" of the service man who souvenired this this badge from the war. The veteran's name was Richard E. Shreffler ASN 36348795 of Cuyahoga Falls Ohio.
As a result of observations of the Russian experimentation with the newly developing paratroop personnel in 1928 the Germans began serious consideration of also developing paratroop units and plans were drawn up for formation of such units in late 1935. Both the Luftwaffe and Army eventually established paratrooper units, consisting of voluntary personnel, on January 29TH 1936 and March 31ST 1937 respectively and a paratroop training school was established at Stendal in early 1937. The Paratrooper’s qualification badge was instituted by Hermann Göring on November 5TH 1936 for award to Luftwaffe personnel who had written the required tests and completed six parachute jumps. Individuals who were awarded the badge were obligated to requalify annually in order to retain it. On May 2ND 1944 award of the badge was extended to include Luftwaffe medical, administrative and legal personnel who had passed the required tests and completed one parachute jump. As with most other Luftwaffe qualification badges a cloth version of the paratroopers badge was authorized for wear on the flight blouse with a machine embroidered pattern for EM/NCO’s and a hand embroidered pattern for Officers.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $1,200.00 USD

M1821 Militia Eaglehead Sword In Scabbard By Widmann
Item #: JJ66

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Attractive and in very good condition with brilliant detailed Eagle pommel, twisted and then tightly wound wire covered grips that are tight to the blade. Almost no wear to the cast and chased hilt details. Blade has the Widmann hallmark...a "W" on the ricasso, a square spine, and each side is fire blued for about 1/3 to 1/2 the length with three floral and military engravings that have been gold wash highlighted of which over 90% is clear and vivid. There are minor loses to the bluing and spots of corrosion towards and at the tip that in no way detracts from the beauty of the blade. Scabbard is brass and was originally gilded as there are just the tiniest traces of the gold remaining that almost appear to be leaf rather than wash gilding. The tip, middle, and drag have chased engraved designs and there are a few shallow dents that do not seriously detract from the overall ambiance. This is a brilliant remnant of the decades preceding the Mexican War.
Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
Your Price $1,200.00 USD

Civil War Medical Staff Officers Sword by WKC Imported By Horstmann & Sons
Item #: JJ65

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Original Civil War medical staff officer sword by WKC and imported by Horstmann & Sons Philadelphia. Officially known as the US model 1840 medical staff sword this is the classic style that was worn by the doctors of the Civil War era. The blade is 27-1/2 inches in overall length with a gorgeous look all over. Etching on each side of the blade is just about mint. The reverse of the blade has the floral, geometric and a crest of arms etching as well as the Union Eagle in the center with the "E PLURIBUS UNUM" national motto above. On the obverse of the blade it has the matching floral and geometric designs. It has the large banner etched into the blade with the importers mark of the famous firm W. H. Horstmann & Sons of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Horstmann was one of the premier retailers of military items during the Civil War. When you take the handle off of the blade, you see the Kings head stamping which lets us know that the blade itself was manufactured in Solingen, Germany by the firm of Gerbruder Weyersberg. Their firm was founded in the 1400's and manufactured many high-quality edged weapons during the American Civil War. The swords have a beautifully ornate handle and cross guard. The cross guard has the shield in the center and as you can see it still has the applied German silver "MS" letters. These letters stand for the medical service branch of the Union army. The cast brass handle has the beautiful droop wing style union Eagle on each side. The Eagle holds the arrows of war in one talon in the branch of peace and the other. At the very top of the sword it is all held together by the tang nut that is designed in the form of an acorn. All of the brass has a beautiful untouched patina as you can see in the pictures. The sword is accompanied by the original scabbard that is constructed entirely of brass. The scabbard still retains all three sword hanger rings as well as the drag on the bottom of the sword scabbard. As you can see the mounts and drag have the beautiful designs to accentuate the sword itself. The throat is still present at the top of the scabbard. If you wanted an honest original Civil War medical staff officer sword and scabbard then this one is for you.
Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
Your Price $1,400.00 USD

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