An honour dagger as shooting prize for the NCO Corps of the 5th Company, Infantry Regiment No. 30
German Historical Collectibles from 1919 onwards | A83r | Live auction | 608 Lots
DescriptionThe blade decorated with floral etchings on both sides, in between a cartouche with national eagle on the obverse and on the reverse inscription (tr.) "For the best marksman – of the NCO Corps of the 5th/I.R. 30. – Officers’ Corps of the Kleist Grenadiers" as well as maker’s mark "Gustav Spitzer Solingen". Cleaned, pitted. Silver-plated pommel and quillons, orange-brown hilt of amber imitate with steep flutes, silver sword knot. Silver-plated steel scabbard with magnificent hanger. Length approx. 37 cm.
The shooting prize/honour sword was donated by the former officers of the Grenadier Regiment "Graf Kleist von Nollendorf" (1. West Prussian) No. 6, as the 5th Company of the Inf. Rgt. 30 had taken over the tradition of this regiment. The wearer probably was a sergeant, as only NCOs with sword knot were authorised to wear the officer’s sword.
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