Heer Offiziersäbel «Lützow»

TitleWehrmacht Heer Offiziersäbel «Lützow»
Sketch datedUnknown, ornament designed by Köhler
OrganizationWehrmacht Heer
Year of adoption1938
Publications«Eickhorn Kundendienst» #1767
SourcesLTC (RET.) Thomas M.Johnson «Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich»

This saber from the "Field Marshal" series was named after the German national hero, a baron, who led the guerrilla war in the rear of Napoleon's troops that occupied Germany - Adolf von Lützow. Judging by some characteristic the design of this sabre could have been proposed by Casberg, while the cover, crossguard, arc were designed by Köhler. The hilt featured the pattern the form of a dove head. The eagle decorating the pommel has a strong resemblance to the one on the model "Prinz Eugen". Materials are as follows: aluminum, gilt, wood, black celluloid. The ornament is stamped. The unique design of the shield features a sword with a swastika encircled by an oak wreath. The reverse shield is standard for engraving. The blade is usual, polished; the black scabbard features one ferrule.