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Reichsschmiedemeister P. Müller Germanic style sword - damask blade

Reichsschmiedemeister P. Müller Germanic style sword - damask blade

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Online bidding open from        11th April – 19th April 2020
STARTING PRICE
15.000,00
GBP 13.170,00
USD 16.186,50
15000
BUYER’S PREMIUM: 22,5 %
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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
MATERIAL
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EAN 2000000452067
LOT
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
EAN 2000000452067
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
LOT
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000452067
Reichsschmiedemeister P. Müller Germanic style sword - damask blade

Description

An extremely rare and unique Germanic style sword. Made by "Reich master smith" (Reichssschmiedemeiser) Paul Müller (1888-1971). This sword was exhibited at the showroom of the "Lehrschmiede" in Dachau, Bavaria. It was the Reich training facility for swordsmiths and integrated into the SS-Totenkopf-Division at the same time. Müller led the training facility from 1939. 

Paul Müller was famous for being the exclusive maker of the "SS Birthday Honor Degen". These "Degen" were personally ordered as well as awarded by Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler, usually as a birthday gift. While Müller's "Degen" were rarely available on the market in the past (approximately 20 are known to exist only), this sword available in this auction is unknown so far! Interestingly, the blades of the "Degen" and this sword are designed quite similarly showing the same floral ornaments. Please see pictures of the photo of the "SS Honor Degen" below to compare.

Real damask blade with floral decor on one side. Slight stains. Nickel-plated hilt fittings. Apart from the crossguard (non-magnetic), all-metal parts were made of iron. Furthermore, a wooden handle, wrapped by a nickel-plated wire.

This sword ships with some information (photocopies) about Paul Müller and his work.

Total length: 70.3 cm.

Length blade: 57 cm.

 

 


Condition
2