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Title 1st model Lutwaffe sword by E & F Horster, Solingen
Nationality German
Period 1935-37
Price £950.00
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This is a good example of a first pattern sword, which could only be worn by officers and senior NCOs. It has the early nickel silver mounts throughout, together with most of the original EPNS finish. It was worn without a portepee on a lightweight baldric under the uniform jacket. The second pattern sword, with aluminium mounts, followed in 1938.)

The blade (just over 27") is in excellent shape, apart from a couple of small scuffs some 12" from the point. The blue leather grip has some light wear marks on both sides, in keeping with its age, and all the original wire. There is a Waffen Amt stamp just below the Horster logo.

Three (out of four) scabbard mount screws have been replaced. It is also possible that the scabbard leather has been replaced, but, if so, it has been expertly done. There is a slight but noticeable vice mark on both sides of the pommel. The leather hanger which connects the scabbard rings is missing. Hence the price!

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

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


The sword arrived safely and I am extremely pleased with the purchase.

B T, Canada, 05.12.2011

I received the items today and I am very pleased with them. Thank you.

E W, The Netherlands, 13.03.2010