German Navy Sword
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German Navy sword for German naval officers was developed during the Weimar Republic and preserved under the Third Reich, after the creation of the Kriegsmarine (1935). The basis was taken from the Kaiser's Navy saber (Kaiserlichmarine) model 1890, but the anchor on its guard was depicted without a crown. The Solingen firm of Friedrich Emil and Fritz Herster was founded in 1850 and incorporated in 1872. The brand with initials was put on Hurster's products already in the 1910s, patented in 1923.