Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (3 December 2020)

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Unsold

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

A German Second War S.S. Officer’s Sword.
A very fine example of the SS officers sword with its original portapee knot. The blade is without maker indicating this is an early heavy nickel production. Standard white leather washer between the blade and the hilt. Runic symbol mark to the upper throat and the lower section of the D guard, the blade itself superb in its original scabbard, which has virtually all of its original paint finish with minor abrasions. Good high quality nickel plating to the hilt and scabbard fittings. On the early nickel swords on opening the top of the hilt cap it should reveal a covered cap below, this is in place. When these swords were presented they were always accompanied by a signed presentation document from Heinrich Himmler. 100cm overall length. No oxidisation to the portapee knot, which in itself is a rare and valuable item,
very good condition £5,000-£7,000

Footnote

This is an age restricted lot: the successful buyer will be required to either collect in person, or arrange specialist shipping; the lot can be hand delivered within mainland Britain by prior arrangement with Christopher Mellor-Hill.