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Imperial German Presentation Grosse Officers Sword – Item 95886

Fantastic example of Grosse Hilt Pattern Imperial German Officers Sword with Blue Gilt and Damascus Presentation Blade, superb example of a Imperial German cavalry / artillery officers sword. The example has the grosser pattern hilt in gilt metal with silvered crowned monogram to one side and reverse with engraved personal family coat of arms. Fine relief of oak leaves to the knuckle guard leading to lion head with jewelled eyes and the back strap having floral relief. Original grip covering with wire binding. Inside the guard is presentation engraving in Germanic gothic script “Heinz s/l Ernst”. Housed in the original blackened scabbard with double hanging rings. Superb curved blade with full length Damascus decoration and blue and gilt panels to the top of both sides of the blade. The main presentation panel is in gothic Germanic script “Baermindt, Berndes, Thaler i/l Reiss zur freundl. Erinnerung 1892/93”. Reverse side of the blade etched in blue and gilt with trophy of arms, foliage and “EISENHAUER DAMAST-STAHL”. The blade remains in excellent overall condition. Blade 80 ½ cms, overall 98cms. A superb example of a very scarce high ranking Imperial German nobleman’s sword.

Price: £4850

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