These pages display a number of the rare items that I have had the pleasure of selling. To view more details and a larger photograph please click on the thumbnail picture.
WWII GERMAN MARKSMANSHIP LANYARD GRADE 11
German Army Marksmanship Lanyard Grade 11 First pattern, (June 1936-January 1939), grade eleven marksmen’s lanyard consists of a heavy, twisted, interwoven silver/aluminum braid with buttoning loops to both the top and bottom ends. The top of the lanyard has a gilt washed, die stamped, alloy construction, vertically oval, embossed, oak-leaf wreath with a Wehrmacht style eagle with down swept wings to the top center encompassing crossed swords which are superimposed on a shield shaped base with a subtly pebbled background field. Very fine. *CDR*
WWII GERMAN MOUNTAIN TROOPER\'S ICE PICKAXE
Roughly, 85cm tall lathed hardwood handle ice pickaxe with a tooled steel head and bottom fitting. The roughly 29cm long, The tooled steel head has a roughly, 6cm wide, slightly downward curved, axe head to one side and a pointed tip, pick head with a serrated bottom edge to the other side. The bottom edge of the handle is inserted into a tooled steel fitting with an extended pointed tip nail to the bottom edge. The handle has a sliding, circular, steel ring with a sewn on, woven canvas web wrist retaining loop. The wrist retaining loop has a sliding steel ring and an stud head allowing it to be tightly secured to the wrist. The handle has a raised screw near the bottom to prevent the steel ring with the wrist retaining loop from sliding off the end. The handle is well marked with stamped unit designation, "GJR 137", indicating Gebirgsjäger Regiment 137, (Mountain Infantry Regiment 137). One side of the head is well marked with the impressed manufacturers logo, "Stubai" within a diamond border and script, "Original Aschenbrenner Ges. Gesch.". Also included is a protective, two piece blackened leather axe and pick head cover. The protective cover consists of an elongated leather pick had pocket with a machine stitched seam to the bottom edge and a rivetted on, buckle holed strap to the top edge and a separate rectangular leather axe head pocket with machine stitched bottom and side seams and an opened top with a riverted on, pronged, magnetic sheet metal buckle. Shows the expected age and use. *CDR*
WWII GERMAN FIELD MARSHALL SERIES WRANGEL SWORD
This Eickhorn Wrangel Pattern sword is a brass example, with about 50% of the original gilding intact. The Wrangel has a rounded pommel with a large raised oak leaf at the center. The backstrap features oak leaves and acorns which extend out on to the grip tabs and "P" guard. Typical paint loss on scabbard and blade is mint. Overall lenght is 36'' US SALES ONLY *CDR*