PIONEER SAW German WWII Combat ENGINEER Original MINTY

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 19, 2006
  • Channel: Auction House

PIONEER SAW German WWII Combat ENGINEER Original MINTY
I will be posting some additional auctions on Tuesday evening. These will be 5 day listings which will end on Sunday evening, please take a look Tuesday-Thanks! VeRO members, eBay Trust and Safety and eBay Customer Support Departments see below. This is a very rare pre-WWII German Army Pioneer (Combat Engineer) Saw in excellent plus condition showing no use to the blade and minor wear to the exterior. The steel blade is 16 1/2" long and is very well marked by the maker "EWALD SCHMAHL / GRONENBERG" and also has a very clear waffenampt "WaA146". Overall length without the scabbard is 21 3/4". The grip is blackened steel with walnut panels, one of which is deeply branded "2". The base of the grip has painted yellow and red stripes. I suppose the "2" and the colors were meant to identify which unit the saw belonged to. I know this practice well as it is used in my own Fire Department to identify which Engine or Truck a piece of equipment belongs to. Things get jumbled up on fires and this system allows everyone to get their own equipment back in a timely fashion. As you can see, the scabbard has matching paint. The scabbard is blackened steel and leather and is marked "P. EHRHARDT POESSNECK 1937" and with early style Waffenampt without swastika "WaA150". Obviously, the two

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