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    £ 595

    German Red Cross (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz 'DRK') Man's Sawback Hewer, Marked 'Ges Other blades

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    WW2 Era - Phone number removed - Nazi German Red Cross (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz 'DRK') Man's Sawback Hewer, Marked 'Ges Geschutzt', Scabbard & Frog. ED 2112 - ED 2112

    In the early years of the Third Reich, the German Branch of the Red Cross or Deutsches Rotes Kreuz (DRK) was the main social welfare organisation in times of hardship. In December 1939, Hitler conferred a new legal status on the Red Cross by recognising it as a national organisation with some independence from Geneva. With this new status, the German Red Cross expanded its size and remit within Germany. During WW2, the Red Cross became involved in both the home front and the International scene, tracing and monitoring prisoners of war. The DRK incorporated the omnipresent Eagle and swastika with the International Red Cross symbol in the design of their own distinctive insignia. The DRK Hewer was authorised for daily wear in February 1938. The Hewer was issued from the stores when required, no personnel purchases were allowed. The Hewer was discontinued in 1940. This is an excellent original example of the DRK Man's Hewer. The white metal hilt is nickel plated & the Pommel has a flattened top. One side of the cross guard has a void oval mount. Under the oval mount the ricasso is crisply marked 'Ges Geschutzt' (copyright mark). The reverse has the DRK insignia of an Eagle with a swastika on its breast and spread wings. At the Eagle’s feet is the International symbol of the Red Cross. The undamaged grips are made from black Bakelite. One grip is finely chequered the other correctly plain. The 10 ½” fullered blade is fitted with original leather washer. The blade is 1 ½” wide with a saw tooth edge on one side that was used for removing plaster casts and preparing splints. The tip of the blade is correctly squared off to conform to the Geneva Convention of medical staff not carrying offensive weapons. The Hewer measures 15 ¾” overall. The black steel scabbard has nickel plated chape and throat mount. The scabbard has no dents & the black coating has just the light scuffing to be expected with service use. The Hewer is carried in its original leather frog with single belt loop. All stitching and leather of the frog is intact. Price for this unusual piece of Nazi history includes UK delivery. ED 2112
    £ 595
    Subcategory:Other blades
    Condition:Used - Good condition for age
    Price:£ 595
    Sale type:Trade
    Make:German Red Cross (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz 'DRK') Man's Sawback Hewer, Marked 'Ges
    Manufactured Year:1938-1940
    Your reference:ED 2112
    Recommended Usage:Collection item
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