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

Date of Auction: 3rd December 2020

Unsold

Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000

A German Second War Luftwaffe General’s Sword.
Nice condition Luftwaffe General Officers sword, 78cm blade in good condition, clearly stamped ‘Eickhorn’. The etched panels to both sides good and deep, the gilt is faint to the central blued panel with a facsimile signature of Hermann Goering. The gilt overall to the hilt and two folding shell guards and the upper and lower scabbard mounts generally good, some rubbing in places. Deep orange grip which has one minor chip to both ends of the grip, all the grip wire is intact. Folding shell guards both fully operational with their sprung loaded hinges. Luftwaffe eagle in silver to the face side of the folding front shell guard. scabbard mounts number matched ‘13’,  the rivet holding the lower scabbard mount in place to the leather scabbard is missing. There has been some slight shrinkage to the leather scabbard over the last 80 years, the sword stands proud of the upper throat by 3mm,
generally good condition, scarce £7,000-£9,000

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.