Third Reich Army NCO Dove Head Sword by Alexander Coppel (ACS) with Portepee
The sword has an overall length in the scabbard of approximately 40 inches. The blade is very bright with some scratches. The ricasso bears the scales trademark of the Alexander Coppel firm. The guard and pommel all show an uncleaned patina with speckling to the nickel finish. The grip of black celluloid over wood is triple wrapped with wire and it is without chips or cracks. The scabbard paint shows only some minor scratches. Wrapped around the grip is a leather portepee which shows wear and which has lost some of the silver stitching to the center of the strap.