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WW2 German Army Panther-Head Sword by Robert Klaas
- Price: $895.00
- Maker: German
- Model: Army
- Description: This is a truly nice sword that measures 37” overall and has a 31 3/4” slightly curved, single-edged blade with long single fullers. The blade has an excellent, bright original polish with a few very minor specks of dark freckling along the obverse. The distinctive Robert Klaas “Kissing Cranes” trademark is present on the ricasso reverse, and the leather hilt “bumper' is still in place. The hilt is of the open-eagle pattern with single quillon, engraved tombstone langets, stirrup guard, and panther-head pommel with red crystal eyes. The brass has a mild, yellow-ochre patina throughout with traces of the original gold wash remaining on protected areas, and the black composite grip is in excellent shape with an intact braided wire wrap. The scabbard has most of the original applied black finish remaining, but there are a few flaked areas on either side. This is a great example of a Heer panther-head sword by a very desirable maker, and is in excellent overall condition.