Luftwaffe Miniature Sword – Alcoso

Condition: Excellent

Maker: Alcoso

SKU: JW5337 Category: Tags ,


Product Description: This Luftwaffe Miniature Sword is a very attractive example of this hard-to-find miniature. The plated blade has great shine, with no damage. It’s maker marked on the ricasso with the “scales” emblem of the firm of Alcoso in Solingen. The leather buffer pad is intact. The handle is really nice, with only slight wear to the blue leather cover on the grip. The grip wire is intact and tight. The pommel and crossguard show only light, pleasant toning, with nice detail and finish. The “sunwheel” style swastikas on the pommel retain most of the original gilding. This appealing Luftwaffe Miniature Sword is complete with its original scabbard. The original fine-grained blue leather covering on the scabbard body is nearly perfect, with all of the original surface and great color. The metal fittings on the scabbard have no dents, and present a nice, even surface patina. This miniature sword displays extremely well, and would be tough to upgrade. The condition rates as excellent.



Historical Description: The traditional sword was part of the regalia of many of the Third Reich’s military and paramilitary branches, including the Wehrmacht, Polizei, and SS. Wear of the sword was typically limited to dress occasions, and was generally reserved for officers and NCOs. Each soldier or official had to purchase his own sword. These were made by a variety of manufacturers and made available through distributors. Although the overall pattern and appearance of Third Reich swords was regulated by the government or military, there were countless options that the wearer of the sword could choose from, depending on his personal taste, and how much money he wanted to spend. Blades were available with or without etchings. Some swords bore German national symbols on the handle, such as an eagle and swastika on the cross guard or grip, or an organization emblem or swastika on the pommel. Other swords were manufactured without these emblems. Swords could be personalized with engravings or etchings identifying the owner. In wear, they were suspended from a sword hanger worn under the uniform. The wide variety of Third Reich swords, and the generally extremely high level of workmanship used in the traditional craft of sword manufacture, makes these extremely interesting to collect and to study.


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