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German Dove Head Army Officer Sword by Holler
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The sword has an overall length in the scabbard of approximately 38 inches, with a blade length of 32 inches. The blade is very bright, with some relatively minor spots and scratches, but no chips, nicks, or rust. The ricasso bears the manufacturer mark of the firm of F. W. Holler. The guard has an open wing eagle. The pommel is a "dove head" style, but the pommel, back strap, and guard are all impressively decorated with relief oak leaves. The grip is black celluloid over wood. It is triple wrapped with brass wire and the grip is without cracks or chips. Most of the fire gilt finish on the fittings appears to be intact and somewhat toned with age. The black scabbard paint has some scratches and spots of wear, but it is largely intact. There is a small horizontal dent to the scabbard towards the lower section on one side.