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Article about: Need some help with authentication on this luft sword. These are all the pics I have from the seller at this point. If indeed authentic, opinions are appreciated as well. Thanks again.

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    Need some help with authentication on this luft sword.
    These are all the pics I have from the seller at this point. If indeed authentic, opinions are appreciated as well. Thanks again.
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    Yo Cous

    Through the Muck of the Patina..the sword itself as compared to the aluminum example seen in Member Gerrits thread seen here > Luftwaffe Fliegerschwert

    The details appear to be correct.

    IMO it appears the scabbard may be mismatched ...BUT ....the fittings are so dirty..,,a little cleaning up may reveal the aluminum fittings. Im cautious because of the "only photos"...but they do appear to be pretty dirty. Im comfortable with what Im seeing as a whole example..but let a few other "LuftSharp Eyes" weigh in on the patina.

    Looks good to me..but wait for a few other opinions. Regards Larry
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    Got my fingers crossed for ya' !!
    I'd rather be A "RaD Man than a Mad Man "

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    Thanks, you guys are the best!
    We have met the enemy and have learned nothing more about him. I have, however, learned some things about myself. There are things men can do to one another that are sobering to the soul. It is one thing to reconcile these things with God, but another to square it with yourself. - Robert Leckie

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    Im not totally convinced that its ok.
    It misses the little hanger, but lots of them have that problem.
    IMO all parts are Original, but it could have a replaced crossguard.
    The scabbard seems to be the early nickel silver type, you can see the hanger attachment rings on the early type are a different shape as the ones on the aluminium scabbard.
    The pommel seems to be nickel silver too with an inserted sunwheel.
    But the crossguard looks like the later Aluminium type.

    Regards
    Ger

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    Quote by gerrit View Post
    Im not totally convinced that its ok.
    It misses the little hanger, but lots of them have that problem.
    IMO all parts are Original, but it could have a replaced crossguard.
    The scabbard seems to be the early nickel silver type, you can see the hanger attachment rings on the early type are a different shape as the ones on the aluminium scabbard.
    The pommel seems to be nickel silver too with an inserted sunwheel.
    But the crossguard looks like the later Aluminium type.

    Regards
    Ger



    I agree with Ger.



    Regards Mac 66.

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    Concur with Gerrit as well.


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    very nice original sword.

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    I'm afraid that I'm going to have to agree with Ger, Mac, and Rossi. The pommel, scabbard etc. have what look like the tarnish seen with many early period swords - but the cross guard looks like aluminum which does not tarnish. Best Regards, Fred

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    Thanks Gents for chiming in as that sword is uncleaned......... Its good to have more eyes looking than being a cyclops

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