WW II German STOCKER (SMF) LUFTWAFFE Third Reich AVIATOR’S Sword w/SCABBARD
WORLD WAR II Solingen Manufactured PILOT’S Sword
Here we present a World War II SMF, or Stocker & Company, Luftwaffe Aviator’s Sword, made circa 1935 to 1943 in Solingen, Germany. After WWI, Germany was prohibited from having an Air Force. In 1933, the Third Reich formed the Deutscher Luftsport-Verband (DLV), which was a paramilitary aviation organization. In 1935, Hitler unveiled the “secret” Luftwaffe to the world, defying the Treaty of Versailles. It became the third fighting branch of the German Wehrmacht and was headed by Hermann Goring as the Commander-in-chief.
The Luftwaffe Aviator’s Sword has always been one of the most handsome World War II swords of the German Third Reich. It featured a scabbard covered in blue leather, and a blue, wire-wrapped grip. The crossguard featured a round, “sunwheel” type swastika, flanked by downswept, stylized “wings.” The pommel was in the form of a vertical disc, with another, larger “sunwheel” swastika. Its distinctive Sonnenrad (sun-wheel) motif in the top of the pommel grip and its swept wing cross guard makes this sword a favorite among World War II edged weapons collectors, especially when paired with a Luftwaffe dagger, which is basically a miniature version of the sword.
The overall condition is fine. Bright blade. The hilt is solid all around with tight twisted brass wire. Legible markings. Very good scabbard.
Overall Length is 35-1/4 inches.
Blade Length is 28-1/4 inches.
Grip: Blue Leather
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Overall condition as seen in photos.
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