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WWII Army Officer Lion Head Sword by Weyersberg
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The sword has an overall length in the scabbard of approximately 36 1/2 inches, with a blade length of 31 inches. The blade is quite bright, with some relatively minor spots and scratches, but no chips, nicks, or rust. The ricasso bears the "WMW" manufacturer mark of the firm of Max Weyersberg. The guard has an open wing eagle. The pommel is a lion head with red glass eyes. The top of the pommel screw was very well etched to blend it in with the mane of the lion. The grip is black celluloid over wood. It is triple wrapped with brass wire and the grip is without cracks or chips. The knuckle guard and back strap are both adorned with oak leaves in relief. The black scabbard paint shows some signs of age but it is essentially complete and intact.