It is a very high-quality IOD 1892/1913 officer’s Degen for the Colonial Schutztruppen. The overall sword’s length (in the scabbard) is 39.” The black scabbard is in extraordinarily beautiful condition. On its own, the sword measures 37.5,” and features Kaiser Wilhelm II’s cyphers and the Reichsadler.
The blade of the sword is plain with double blood gutters. The sword is hallmarked for WKC (Weyersberg, Kirschbaum, & Co., Solingen). The sword’s hilt is also a bit unusual. Instead of the normal sharkskin wrapping, it boasts a very handsome, wire-wrapped, dark-brown wood. The accompanying portépée is actually is also for the Schutztruppen and itself is quite scarce. Together they make a handsome pair.
It is a consignment item.