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German Dove Head Army Officer Sword by Robert Klaas
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The sword has an overall length in the scabbard of approximately 37 inches, with a blade length of 31 1/2 inches. The blade is relatively bright, although both sides of the blade show marks from sharpening. The ricasso bears the manufacturer mark of the firm of Robert Klass. The guard has an open wing eagle. The pommel is a "dove head" style, but the pommel, back strap, and ferrule are all impressively decorated with relief oak leaves. The grip is black celluloid over wood. It is triple wrapped with silver colored wire. There is a crack to the celluloid at the top of the grip beneath the pommel. The black scabbard paint has scratches and spots of wear showing base metal beneath.