A Very Good Condition German 1936 SS-Polizei Officer's Degan By WKC, SS  {Schutzstaffel} Sigrunen Rune Stamped Blade A Very Good Condition German 1936 SS-Polizei Officer's Degan By WKC, SS  {Schutzstaffel} Sigrunen Rune Stamped Blade A Very Good Condition German 1936 SS-Polizei Officer's Degan By WKC, SS  {Schutzstaffel} Sigrunen Rune Stamped Blade A Very Good Condition German 1936 SS-Polizei Officer's Degan By WKC, SS  {Schutzstaffel} Sigrunen Rune Stamped Blade A Very Good Condition German 1936 SS-Polizei Officer's Degan By WKC, SS  {Schutzstaffel} Sigrunen Rune Stamped Blade A Very Good Condition German 1936 SS-Polizei Officer's Degan By WKC, SS  {Schutzstaffel} Sigrunen Rune Stamped Blade A Very Good Condition German 1936 SS-Polizei Officer's Degan By WKC, SS  {Schutzstaffel} Sigrunen Rune Stamped Blade A Very Good Condition German 1936 SS-Polizei Officer's Degan By WKC, SS  {Schutzstaffel} Sigrunen Rune Stamped Blade A Very Good Condition German 1936 SS-Polizei Officer's Degan By WKC, SS  {Schutzstaffel} Sigrunen Rune Stamped Blade

A Very Good Condition German 1936 SS-Polizei Officer's Degan By WKC, SS {Schutzstaffel} Sigrunen Rune Stamped Blade

One of the best condition examples we have seen. It would be near impossible to find a better looking example. Near perfect condition steel degan hilt, with black ribbed grip, bound with original wire, and with its original inset badge of the Third Reich German Police, and officer's extended pommel. Blade maker marked by WKC, Solingen, with the sigrunen rune SS stamp.

The Police and the SS officers shared this common pattern of sword from 1936 onwards. Although a solely serving SS officer may have a sigrunen rune badged hilt to his sword, a Police or combined Police/SS officer may have the Police badged hilt. The Ordnungspolizei was separate from the SS and maintained a system of insignia and Orpo ranks. It was possible for policemen to be members of the SS but without active duties. Police generals who were members of the SS were referred to simultaneously by both rank titles during the war. For instance, a Generalleutnant in the Police who was also an SS member would be referred to as SS Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Polizei. In addition, those Orpo police generals that undertook the duties of both Senior SS and Police Leader (Höhere SS und Polizeiführer) gained equivalent Waffen-SS ranks in August 1944 when Himmler was appointed Chef der Ersatzheeres (Chief of Home Army), because they had authority over the prisoner-of-war camps in their area.

Heinrich Himmler's ultimate aim was to replace the regular police forces of Germany with a combined racial/state protection corps (Staatsschutzkorps) of pure SS units. Local law enforcement would be undertaken by the Allgemeine-SS with the Waffen-SS providing homeland-security and political-police functions. Historical analysis of the Third Reich has revealed that senior Orpo personnel knew of Himmler's plan and were opposed to it. Very good blade, good scabbard with no denting some paint wear. Very good bright hilt, with just light natural age wear, just traces of old pitting to the iron scabbard. Original paint present to the scabbard

Code: 25314

1695.00 GBP