Lot 2325

Paul Müller - a Damascus Sword

German Historical Collectibles from 1919 onwards | A83r | Live auction | 608 Lots


Turkish Damascus steel blade, diameter circa 34 mm, with entire blade decorated in oakleaf motif running down the center on both sides, like the silver oak leaves that appear on the Sepp Dietrich sword. Small, circular “PM” (Paul Müller) manufacturer’s signet mark inside copper color disc near hilt. Obverse fine silver cross guard decorated with 16 clear cut garnet stones, 8 on each side, with a centered, larger round stone. Reverse of cross guard has 16 yellow and orange garnet stones, 8 to each side. Wire wrapped hilt, like 1st model Luftwaffe General’s sword, globular shaped fine silver pommel, diameter circa 45 mm. Length circa 103 cm. This sword was purchased directly from Paul Müller’s daughter in 1987 and had been a personal possession of Müller that had hung on the wall of their household since the war. Cf. Ltc. (Ret.) Thomas M Johnson “Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich Volume VI” pp. 190-192.

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The auction includes 608 lots and starts on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 2001 - 2608. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 Oct., 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.