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A Well Travelled Luftwaffe Sword

I have been recently contacted by a person living in Venezuela – the power of the internet!

He has in his possession an early quality Luftwaffe Officers Sword, manufactured by the E&F Horster Company.

On the blade is a Luftwaffe inspection mark known as a Waffen-Amt. It is a stick like or stubby eagle stamping normally containing a numeral 5

It was placed on the blade by Luftwaffe Inspectors, to show that the item had passed quality control.

Ironically the sword will be travelling closer to the city it was manufactured in, as the owner will be going to live in Croatia on a semi-permanent basis.

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