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Diplomatic Corps

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Rare Damascus Blade Diplomatic Corps Sword--Ribbentrop's??? (Item DIPLO 1-1; GEN 10-7)

DESCRIPTION:Here is without a doubt the most beautiful sword of the Third Reich and this one is certainly the finest and scarcest that has ever been found. Thomas Johnson in his hornbooks on German edged weapons in Vol. 1, page 145, says that the diplomatic sword was clearly the most expensive of the entire N.S. sword line (in its day!). Certainly, the tradition continues as far as price is concerned. So, we at Germania are extremely proud to offer this particular piece that is both stunningly beautiful, but also, has the distinction of being unique! Absolutely unique! We have not heard of another like it offered historically or currently. This is the only Damascus-bladed diplomatic sword that has ever come along that we know of. This is real Damascus, not etched Damast. The pattern is beautiful with flowing serpentine and floral design; absolutely breathtaking to the collector who appreciates the blades, especially Damascus blades. We can only surmise and speculate how important the owner must have been. We know that the swords of this type were not issued, but had to be individually purchased and from time to time a beautifully engraved one shows up, but a Damascus one? Well, it just hadn’t happened, until now. This obviously was a very special custom order and probably was damnably expensive in the 1930s/1940s. Fine Damascus blades were super expensive then as they are now. Naturally, to be a diplomatic corps officer, one was usually recruited from the German nobility or landed gentry and many of these men were quite wealthy in their own right and a few could afford a prize such as this. Whoever had it certainly was never from the peasant-farmer class. That is evident.


Note: We cannot say with any full knowledge aforethought that there is the distinct possibility that this sword might have been the personal one of Joachim von Ribbentrop, the chief German diplomat and foreign minister of the Third Reich. We say this because it is so radically different than any other diplomatic sword of the period. We might ask who other than von Ribbentrop might wear such a unique sword.


The sword is quite long measuring 37 1/2 inches in its scabbard. The blade is 31 1/4 inches long. The fittings are heavily silver plated. The mother-of-pearl grips are perfect and bright with much “fire” to them. The scabbard leather is firm and unbroken anywhere. The blade is unsigned as is usual with genuine Damascus blades. Unlike some of the daggers associated with the diplomatic corps, the swastika is clear and well defined within the wreath. In fact, everything is clear and crisp throughout the sword. This is a superior piece throughout and we are pleased to accept the consignment of it as it graces our pages. It is a thrill to hold it in our hands. Seldom does anything this gorgeous come along today, when even SA and SS daggers are getting to be rarely offered. Here is a chance to acquire the epitome of NS edged weapons at a very reasonable price.

PRICE: POR; telephone inquiries only

 

Nazi Party

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Official Government Dagger in Near-Mint Condition (Item DIPLO 1-2; GEN 9-10; NSD 9-10)

DESCRIPTION: Adopted in 1939, this dagger was authorized for wear for selected governmental officials of the Foreign Ministry. Thomas Johnson’s book, Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich, Vol. 1, pages 94 and 95, shows this style dagger and illustrates the differences between the diplomats’ dagger and the government officials’ dagger. As to availability to collectors, he says, ‘very rare.’ This dagger is by the firm of Eickhorn in Solingen. This is actually the most sought after of the makers on this particular weapon. It has, of course, the famous squirrel logo on the blade with wording ‘original Eickhorn Solingen.’ Instead of going into much detail about each and every part, it should suffice to say that the dagger is the best as close-to-mint example we have ever encountered. The mother-of-pearl grip is described best by saying it is full of the fire of beauty and is unchipped and excellent. The dagger has its original portepee. Blade is 100 percent with no abrasions or darkening (bright!). Here is an offering of a Third Reich treasure that is so rare that it is possible we may never encounter another at this most reasonable price. They do not come better.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Official Government Dagger in Near-Mint Condition (Item DIPLO 1-3)

DESCRIPTION: Wonderful! We can’t say less about this, the nicest official government dagger you will ever see. It is in almost-mint conditions. It has the brownish-looking mother-of-pearl grips that the advanced collectors look for and seldom find; no rust or readily noticeable dings. Any marks are tarnish from waiting for you for 60 years or so. It is an Eickorn (the best) with the clear swastika. We have not cleaned it so the blackening of tarnish is still there because we have heard that this is the way you like to see them. Now get this; the ‘Eickhorn Tradition Qualität’ tag in metal is still attached. This is the red tag with the Eickhorn squirrel with sword, and below that there is a cloth tag protruding that again says ‘Eichkorn Tradition Quality,’ and on the back, ‘Original Eickhorn.’ The consigner of this dagger, before he decided to sell it, was offered $800 for this rare and elusive tag, alone. That is a fact and I witnessed it at the Max Show in Pennsylvania. One would be hard put to say which one of these daggers is the better (almost impossible to say!).

PRICE: SOLD

 

Political Leader Collar Tabs
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Political leaders
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March past of polical leaders
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Political leaders at Nuremberg
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NSDAP Political Leaders Collar Tabs (Item DIPLO 1-4 & SA 14-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is an extra fine set of Political Leaders collar Tabs (rank of “Kreisbereichsleiter”.  This i s a very high National Socialist rank (A zone leader).  The zone in this case being a sub administrative district headed by a Kreisleiter ( Paid Political servants of the state).  It has the gold national emblem with two golden oak leaves.

When found with the metal insignia like this pair instead of the nylon thread examples it is for the “Reichleitung” level.  Also note: the white piping which is a mark of the higher Reichsleitung level. The left side tab still has the proper RZM paper tab attached. A beautiful set of rare NSDAP insignia as fine as you will ever see! 

PRICE: SOLD

 

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