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WW2 German Wehrmacht Heer Mannschaftsabel Ordnance Sword – Waffenamt Marked 1935
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AU $455.00
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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Authenticity: Original
Product Type: Sword Country: Germany
Era: 1940s Campaign: World War II
SECOND WORLD WAR GERMAN WEHRMACHT ISSUE HEER MANNSCHAFTSABEL (ARMY OFFICER’S SWORD) AND SCABBARD MANUFACTURED BY CARL EICKHORN  SOLINGEN IN 1935 AND CORRECTLY MARKED WITH HEER (ARMY) WAFFENAMT (WEAPON OFFICE) ACCEPTANCE MARKS. BOTH SWORD AND SCABBARD HAVE MATCHING ARMOURY NUMBERS.  This very good WW2 German Army Officer / Non-Commissioned Officer Size 1 issue sword and scabbard (Heer Mannschaftsabel) was manufactured by ‘CARL EICKHORN  SOLINGEN’ in 1935 and has matching weapon serial numbers on both sword and scabbard.  These swords were usually privately purchased by Wehrmacht officer’s or NCO’s.  However, this example is clearly marked on all parts with Heer Waffenamt (Army Weapon Office) acceptance marks which indicate that it was a Wehrmacht issue weapon for use by Officers or NCO’s on duty. A copy of a photograph showing a Wehrmacht Unteroffizier carrying a similar sword is attached for reference.


These Heer Mannschaftsabel were in use from the 1890’s until the end of the Second with only minor modifications.  They were used by officer’s and NCO’s from all arms and services within the Third Reich - civilian and military, and were made by a number of well-known German edged weapon manufacturers. This particular example was produced by CARL EICKHORN of SOLINGEN, Germany and is in excellent original condition.  The Australian War Memorial in Canberra hold a number of Heer Mannschaftsabel although only one is an issue version, also manufactured in 1935 by Alex Coppel.  That example, which is designated as exhibit RELAWM35394, can be viewed online as: .


This Wehrmacht issue sword is a first class example of it’s type.  It is fitted with a P-guard, single bow type hilt with brass bird's head pommel and full backstrap with brass ferrule.  All metal furniture is solid brass and in very good condition displaying a good age patina as is the black celluloid grip with braided brass wire wrap. The blade is single-edged with a single fuller on both sides and is in very good condition.  The matching numbered painted steel scabbard, with free-floating single hanger-ring and attaching loop for a belt frog strap, is in similarly good condition with limited patination and some compression marking on both faces consistent with age and use.


Maker: Carl Eickhorn Solingen

Overall Length: 100.0 mm

Blade Length:  865.0 mm

Blade Width (at guard):  20.0 mm

Scabbard: Blued steel

Overall Length of Scabbard:  898.0 mm

The markings on this sword are clearly visible, with on one ricasso the CARL EICKHORN  SOLINGEN manufacturers mark stamped at the base of the blade (see picture). The edge of the blade is stamped with the size number 1 indicating that this is the largest sized blade on issue. The underside of the quillon is stamped with a Heer ‘eagle’ 118 Waffenamt, as is all the brass metal furniture on the hilt (see pictures), and the letters CE/G, which indicate manufacture by Carl Eickhorn in 1935 (the ‘G’ date code was 1935).  The same code is stamped into one side of the scabbard locket.  The underside of the P-Guard is stamped with a Heer ‘eagle’ 118 Waffenamt and the weapon serial number 7519. The same weapon serial number 7519 is stamped into the other side of the scabbard locket. The scabbard throat and shoe are both 118 Waffanamt marked.


This Third Reich Wehrmacht size 1 issue sword is in excellent original condition and is a first class example of it’s type.  What marks this bayonet out from the herd is that unlike most of those listed on e-bay it is not a ‘private purchase’ sword.  It has everything you look for in a Second World War German issue Wehrmacht Heer Mannschaftsabel; condition, patina, correct markings and matching numbers.  This weeks best on the net by far. 


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