Circa 1919 German Freikorps Totenkopf Officer's
Sword, For Sale
In good condition, a rare circa 1919 German Freikorps Totenkopf
This is a WW1 Prussian M-89 NCO's sword with the Kaiser's grip
lozenge removed and a Totenkopf added. This was done by officers
of the German
Freikorps after Germany's defeat. Prior to 1919, the Totenkopf
was only used by cavalry regiments. It was only next used by Germany
infantry of the Nazi Stabswache / Schutzstaffel (SS).
The 29 3/4 inch double fullered plain blade (no maker's mark) is
in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt with some
scuffs and dings but generally very good; the folding guard section
works well. The faux ebony grip and its twisted grip wire bindings
are very good. The steel scabbard has been painted black (looks
period) and is in very good shape. The sword draws and sheaths well,
if a little loosely. The notches cut into the knucklebow may well
have an ominous / bloody / murderous connotation.
A rare frightful sword from a murderous paramilitary; you either
love it or hate it. In any event, to own it you must have £700.
Please quote item reference number V51. Further / full sized pictures
available upon request. Box 0994-101x19x16 (1.705).