Post by Jack Loomes on Oct 3, 2014 12:02:43 GMT
Editor's Note: Sword-Site does not approve of Nazi doctrine. Text below translated by Google from German.
Lot Nr. 5894
A presentation sword 1938
Reproduction of a Germanic sword, either side of the blade with double fullers and the etched dedication "Our esteemed comrade for his services to the Nordmark 15.7.38" (transl.), next to the SS eagle, one side bearing the motto "Meine Ehre heißt Treue" (My honour is loyalty) with SS runes. Brass hilt made of several parts, with antenna pommel. Cleaned traces of surface rust.
A present to a high-ranking SS officer of the "Forschungsgemeinschaft Deutsches Ahnenerbe e.V.". Gift swords fashioned after ancient or early medieval originals conformed to the national socialist desire to maintain traditional values. Hitler therefore received elaborate swords as presents from Solingen and Nuremberg, cf. "Das Solinger Schwert", fencing prize of the City of Solingen, Hermann Historica, 48th auction, lot 9088.
Length 95 cm.
For more information on Oakeshott Type X Swords see this extract from Ewart Oakeshott's Records of the Medieval Sword