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Third Reich Army Officer Lion Head Sword by Alcoso
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The blade is approximately 34 inches long. The ricasso beneath the langet is manufacturer marked by Alcoso.The blade is generally bright although there are a few light scratches and smudges, primarily at the lower end of the blade. The gilt remains on the ferrule but it is gone from all other areas of the hilt and guard and the hilt assembly as a whole has a dark patina. The lion head on the hilt has red glass eyes. The grip is celluloid over wood, triple wrapped with brass wire. The grip is free of chips or cracks. The paint on the scabbard shows age and wear.