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One of the rarest Third Reich Swords: May I introducea mint Prison/Justiz Official Sword by Eickhorn

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    Well Horst,

    that's given me a small heartattack
    I'll have to talk to the seller.....
    Thx Horst for the info,
    guess the hottest girl in the class wasnt that hot.
    Ger

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    Gerrit - I know your feeling, years ago,many years ago I also purchased one of these with the heavy brass and it was a real awakening when I was told it was a very good repo -I guess I should have known something was up based on the price I got it at. I really couldn't believe that it was a repo as the workmanship was outstanding -BUT! - I was quick to get myself lots of reference material before I went after another one. A good reference for the blade collector is "Reproduction Recognition" both volume 1 &2 by Frederick J. Stephens - he also notes that these swords were copied using authentic sword blades & scabbards from army swords adding a new made hilt in cast brass.
    Hope you can work it out with the seller.
    Best
    Horst
    "He who hesitates is lost - is not only lost but miles from the next exit"

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    Eagle claws on the wreath look ?

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    Gerrit - the portepee on your sword is also not correct, have attached a picture from Johnson,s book "Edged Weapons Accouterments of Germany" reflecting the proper portepee for either the justice or prison sword. I should note that also the Heer officers portepee was sometimes worn as probably stocks of the correct type were not always available.
    The one on your sword looks like a customs type??

    Horst

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    and this is the reason why the WRF excells!!...........Thank you Horst for your knowledge with these swords. Regards Larry
    It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!! - Larry C

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    Ger,


    Bad Buzz , hope you get your money refunded.


    Regards Mac 66.

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    There's no justice....There's just us.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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