OFICER'S SWORD ARMY Dovehead by ALCOSO
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This is Officer Army Dove Head Sword made by ALCOSO.
The same very rare pattern we can find in Angolia book on page 67.
The sword is a dove head having a mixture of base metal parts as we do see occasionally on the Alcoso products. The part that forms the pommel, back strap and grip tabs appears to be of brass construction. The ferrule, “p” guard, cross guard and langet however, are made of gilded steel. I have seen these mixtures of parts before on Alcoso products. The pommel and back strap feature art deco style large oak leaves which overlap each other. The oak leaves extend to the grip tabs and they also go around the circumference of the ferrule. The “p” guard also features these same oak leaves. This same format of oak leaves is also the style that was used on the Field Marshall von Blomberg honor sword, also made by Alcoso. The gilding throughout these surfaces is in excellent condition, rating at least 98%. The grip is a carved wood base having a black celluloid covering. The celluloid is in totally perfect condition and is tightly wrapped with triple twisted brass wire, the center being slightly larger. The scabbard for this example is straight throughout. It has good original black paint showing some age and usage. This paint rates at least 90% and will certainly clean up if someone wanted to work with it. The blade is slightly over 33”. It is a beauty, having very high quality nickel plated surfaces. It is mirror mint throughout. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the trademark used from 1937-1939. It consists of a set of scales with the letters “ACS” interspersed. Above the scales is an arch shaped block-lettered firm name “ALCOSO” and below the name of the location city “Solingen”. The original brown leather washer is in place. The handle is missing one small brass pin from one side ( easy to repair but I leave it as it was found).
SELDOM SEEN AND RARE PATTERN .
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