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WWII Italian Air Force Officer Sword
The sword has an overall length of approximately 33 inches. The grip is wood, painted black, triple wrapped with wire. However, the center wire strand, which is twisted in character, is missing from two segments of the grip. The pommel is an eagle head, with the back strap and guard being ornamented with feathers. The metal components are gilt brass that is toned with age, as are the scabbard fittings. The blade is plated, with some spots where the plating has worn or has lifted, but overall the blade remains relatively bright. The leather scabbard has typical small scuffs and indentations, but it is complete and intact, with two carrying rings on one side.
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