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Title Luftwaffe officer's sword, 1935 pattern, EPNS mounts
Nationality German
Period c 1935-40
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This sword (by Horster) is a Luftwaffe issue sword with a Luftwaffe ordnance stamp punched in above the maker's name in the form of an eagle above some letters. This signifies senior warrant officer use. Commissioned officers had to purchase their own weapons direct from a retailer outlet.

There is also a number (127) punched on the throat of the scabbard and the platform of the guard.

These swords were worn as parade items (but not with a portepee) and a cheaper aluminium version was introduced in the early 1940s. The use of the sword was discontinued in 1944.

The blade is 68.5cm long. The scabbard has a few bruises down at the bottom end and there are some abrasions here and there to the leather, but, over all, the leather is in excellent condition. The blue leather frog at the top of the scabbard is missing.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Swords : Third Reich : Luftwaffe NSFK DLV]


Having had time to have a relax and a good look at the brooch, am very pleased with it, many thanks for sending it on promptly and safely. Will keep an eye on the site.

G B, UK, 13.02.2010

Thank you, Chris. All arrived safely. Very quickly too, much quicker than from the US! Very satisfied. It is a nice sword.

Anyway, thanks again and I have marked your site for future interest.

T P, New Zealand, 04.04.2005