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Title Mecklenburg officer's sword knot
Nationality German
Period c 1880
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This knot would have been worn by army officers in Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenberg-Strelitz, a small German dukedom on the Baltic. These knots rarely appear on the Anglo-American market and, when they do, are rarely recognised for what they are.

There is a small patch of damage/corrosion on one part of the strap, together with a little tarnishing throughout, but essentially it is in excellent shape for its age.

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


[Edged Weapons : Swords : German : 19th Century]

testimonials

[From a vendor, rather than a buyer]

I'm delighted that you are happy with the badge and I hope you can sell it to someone who will value owning it.

I tried to sell it on eBay but they won't accept Nazi items. I then contacted several dealers via a Google search who mostly offered me 40-50 after some haggling. Most of the other dealers tried to conceal its true value in their replies and also lacked manners which doesn't inspire confidence.

Ultimately it's about trust. I should think that most prospective sellers have done their own research and therefore know roughly what their item is worth. You were the only dealer who had the integrity to concede that my valuation was approximately correct and I respect your comment that you can't offer this as you need to make a profit. Your honest approach is greatly appreciated and I felt comfortable taking the risk in sending it to you.

Thank you for a smooth transaction

C D, UK, 01.07.2015

MANY THANKS CHRIS, BUCKLE ARRIVED THIS MORNING, GREAT SERVICE. SUPERB BUCKLE.

M H, UK, 20.02.2008

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