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Need help identifying this Solingen marking on this lion/panther sword

Article about: Hi folks. I am really interested in buying this lion/panther sword. It has a Solingen maker's mark that I don't recognize. It's definitely not on the list of marks that I have, which include

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    Default Need help identifying this Solingen marking on this lion/panther sword

    Hi folks. I am really interested in buying this lion/panther sword. It has a Solingen maker's mark that I don't recognize. It's definitely not on the list of marks that I have, which includes about 20 different options. Any help identifying would be greatly appreciated. Also, what is the difference between a lion and panther head? I can't really tell the difference. Thank you!Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Need help identifying this Solingen marking on this lion/panther sword

    I believe yours is a panther head sword. Can't help with the maker's mark, though someone here will.
    The first one I have posted is a lion's head, and the second is a panther head.
    The lion's head definately has a larger mane around the head.
    Ralph.
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    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    The maker is Paul Seilheimer.

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    Thank you so much you guys. Most definitely a panther-head in this case and Paul Seilheimer. Now the question is... is it worth $400... I've always wanted one with the ruby eyes but this one is a bit rough. I just don't want to get burnt. Thanks again!

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    This one appears to have some condition issues, I would not be willing to pay that much for it.
    The condition of the gilding on the handle, the scratching and scuffing that is visable on the blade would make me look for another one. They are out there, be patient.
    Ralph.
    Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)

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    As Ralph says, the condition is the issue here. $400 is a bit high: try and get it for a bit less.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Your sword is listed in Angolias book "SWORDS OF GERMANY 1900/1945 PAGE #123 as a leopard head type.Hope this helps.If you want a great sword book try to see if you can pick this one up.Carl
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    Thanks again everyone. You have been a great help. I passed on the sword and got this 1st Class War Merit Badge instead for $75. Pretty proud of myself because I think it was a really good deal even with the condition issues.

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    Can we please see nice clear pics of it, as well as the reverse of the medal ?

    $75 for a boxed 1st Class War Merit Cross with Swords
    is a real bargain - if it's a good one.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    You make a good point. Unfortunately, I don't have the expertise to know if it's real or not. It sure looks, smells and feels authentic. Especially the case. Here are the images I have. Thanks as always for your advice and info.

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