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Swords, Sabres and Imperial during the Third Reich

Article about: Hi All, I have looked at some pretty comprehensive and very interesting collections on the forum but seen little or nothing on German swords. So I thought that I would try and redress the ba

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    I like the descriptive lettering A.B.C. in the last few posts,, but everything that has been posted has much documented support. IMO I think its going in a good direction. It shows good comprehension of the swords. Regards Larry
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    Cheers Larry!!!!!
    Regards Michael R

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    I sayed it before, but say it again, great post!
    Just back from hollidays in the south of France, all nice house clearing items. Among them a WH luitenant TR sword;
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
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    Hi Stuka, Thank you for your post. A very nice and interesting selection. Any chance of some photos of the sword?? I also like the Iron Cross, I realy like cased crosses and particularly second classes!!
    Thank you once again Michael R

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    Thanks Michael, I'll post pic's asap.
    cheers |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
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    Here they are Michael. If any more needed please feel free to ask.
    I'll put the EK in it's appropriated forum.




    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
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    Here is the link to the EK;
    Imperial Eks
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
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    Hi Kris, Thanks once again. It is a very attractive sword and one one that I would be happy to add to my collection. Best I find some Belian Congo collectables to trade. Does the sword have a manufacturer's name or logo?
    Cheers Michael R

    PS Thanks also for the link

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    Hey Michael, thanks a lot!
    I'll put you in my will,










    .............as the guy who the swords have to be sold to! (lol!!).
    But, no makers mark on thise one (eighter!).
    However; I have the owners name and rank.
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
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    Hi All, Some more swords to view. We are still looking at WKC manufactured swords and the following sword are all army patterns. Hope that they are of interest and help to identify some of the vast variety of swords by this high quality producer of edged weaponry.

    Regards Michael Ryan

    Sword 13 (142) The Trade Mark is a King's Head along side a Knight's Helm over the initials "WKC". The inclusion of the trade mark with the knight's helm shown on the reverse langet of this sword does, in my opinion, lend credability to the theory that unmarked blades in conjunction with this particular langer pattern are by WKC??

    a. Hilt. Cast in brass. The backstrap is attached directly to the blade tang. The grip is of wood devoid of cover with a brass wire wrap. The lack of a grip cover is, in my experience, very unusual. There is no evidence of the removal of any cover material. Therefore, my assumption is that this sword was purchased as it is shown.
    b. Obverse Langet. A floral wreath superimposed over crossed swords and crossed lances. Whilst accepting that the usual generic insignia on German swords carried by cavalry is a pair of crossed sabres, when lances are also incorporated with the sabres, there is a belief that the sword belonged to a member of a lancer or ulan regiment??
    c. Reverse langet. WKC style knight's helm with mantle surmounting a styled shield.
    d. Pommel. Lion head with red glass eyes.
    e. Blade. Plain, plated with pipe or quill spine.
    f. Scabbard. Standard blued steel scabbard with double ring suspension fittings. The lower suspension fitting has been professionaly removed leaving only the scabbard band. This modification was possibly done to conform with the single suspension TR pattern scabbards? However, there is no suspension loop on the reverse side of the scabbard. Drag stamped with number "10".
    g. Rarety. Quite scarce.

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