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Greece (Dutch?) Naval Officers sword around 1934

€ 950,00
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Greek Naval officers sword, around 1934. Excellent plated long straight fullered blade, beautiful etched with a Man O' War, a crown over a fouled anchor and floral motives on the one side and a Naval steamer, a crown over a fouled anchor and floral motives on the reverse side. Blade back is also etched. There is some very little wear to the plating only mainly near the tip. Ricasso with the German makers trade mark of a sitting squirrel in two circles and CARL EICKHORN - SOLINGEN. (This trade mark was used between 1933 and 1935). White felt washer intact.
Excellent gilt brass hilt with Lion head pommel, brass backpiece and grip covered with white rayskin and a complex brass wire winding. The rayskin cover shows a single spot of wear only. Ferule with a German style oak leave decoration. Closed gilt brass guard with a large crown over a fouled anchor and a small folding guard on the inside. The folding guard keeps the sword in the scabbard. 
Excellent black supple leather scabbard with a decorated gilt brass mouthpiece with a loose hanging ring, a decorated re positioned gilt brass middle band with another loose hanging ring and a decorated gilt brass chape with an arrow point shaped drag. The fittings are screwed to the leather scabbard body. All stitches are intact and there are no dents to the fittings.
The sword comes with its beautiful black adjustable garment covered leather carrying belt with a large two piece gilt brass buckle with an insignia and a hanging hook as found.

Note: The etching of the blade is exactly the same as the etching of the Dutch M 1882 Naval officers sword. Also the lion head pommel and the crown over a fouled anchor on the guard are the same. It is sometimes believed that this very attractive sword model was also an experimental Dutch naval officers sword, tried during the interbellum. But the insignia on the the buckle of the belt, the Royal crown over a fouled anchor and the date of the used Eickhorn trademark indicates a Greek Naval officers sword of the time of the last Greek monarchy. 

Length: 104 cm. Width at the ricasso: 2,2 cm.

Super rare and beautiful naval officers sword.


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