WW1 era German Recklinghausen Rifles Officer's
In good condition, a WW1 era German Recklinghausen Rifles Officer's
A lovely sword in that it has the city
crest for Recklinghausen on the frontal langet. Nice too that
it is etched "Bürgerschützen Recklinghausen"
(Recklinghausen rifle company) one side, Bürgersinn, Einigkeit,
Vaterlandsliebe (Citizenship, unity, love for the fatherland) on
the obverse. Clearly each officer bought the same sword as it is
numbered to the scabbard; in this case number "11". Complete
with original sword knot (portapee), this sword (no maker's mark
visible under the langets) is in very good condition and still sheathes
and draws as if it were new.
The 31 3/4 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the
hilt. The steel hilt and grip also very good. The hilt and grip
with some age and wear, but not too much. The plated steel scabbard
in good condition. The portapee aged but sound.
Really, a beautiful sword and city marked. Don;t wait on this
one; yours for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item
reference AB38 (0083). Further / full sized images available upon