Value of a Army officers sword Lions head

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Value of a Army officers sword Lions head

Post by adler3 » 01 May 2021 02:56

I picked this one up on auction. I would like to know if I paid all its money or got a good deal. Photos enclosed. Thanks so much
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Re: Value of a Army officers sword Lions head

Post by adler3 » 01 May 2021 02:57

a few more photos
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Re: Value of a Army officers sword Lions head

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 02 May 2021 00:34

adler3 wrote:
01 May 2021 02:56
I picked this one up on auction. I would like to know if I paid all its money or got a good deal. Photos enclosed. Thanks so muchpix017206879.jpgpix231968995.jpgpix234177873.jpgpix310392201.jpgpix351595185.jpg
depends on the final hammered down price you paid

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Re: Value of a Army officers sword Lions head

Post by adler3 » 02 May 2021 00:35

478 delivered to my front door

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Re: Value of a Army officers sword Lions head

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 02 May 2021 00:52

adler3 wrote:
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478 delivered to my front door
Hope that auction not Affiliated and his shill auction companies out of Florida, or Orange out of California bahahaha

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Re: Value of a Army officers sword Lions head

Post by adler3 » 02 May 2021 00:53

No it was a gun broker auction

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Re: Value of a Army officers sword Lions head

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 02 May 2021 00:59

As my eye sight is almot gone, the so called ruby red eyeball is not as ruby red as to the ones I've ever seen in hand (dark ruby) this looks plastic

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Re: Value of a Army officers sword Lions head

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 02 May 2021 00:59

adler3 wrote:
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No it was a gun broker auction
well, that can be ok or not so good either lots of fakes on those auctions

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Re: Value of a Army officers sword Lions head

Post by adler3 » 07 May 2021 22:21

ent]Its not a fake. Its a Krebs. It had the eagle of the No Three Krebs and the lion of the No 4 At first I thought someone had made embellishments to the eagles wings but the no three is exactly the same in the book German swords. Page 107. Also here is a doves head no three from another sale that is exactly the same as mine but doves head no lions.
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Re: Value of a Army officers sword Lions head

Post by vikingpeggy » 19 Jun 2021 20:24

This WW2 German Army Officer's Sword - Lion Head Version has a blade crafted from EN45 high carbon steel. The hilt is brass and the grip is wrapped in leather and inlaid with twisted brass wire. The scabbard is steel with steel hanging rings.

Army soldiers were allowed to wear a sword as a symbol of status. The sword was worn with the dress uniform at special occasions such as dinners, parades and weddings.

The design of the sword consisted of a ''Lion'' head pommel. The lion has red stones in the eyes. These are known as ruby eyes, even though the stones are not rubies, with a metal cover that extended as part of the hand guard, which ended into a simple cross guard.

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Re: Value of a Army officers sword Lions head

Post by adler3 » 19 Jun 2021 21:14

thanks. I paid on the higher side but its a nice hard to find maker.

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