This is a World War II, German Artillery Officer's sword, made by the company Weyersberg & Co. Solingen, (there is a cartouche on the spine of the blade bearing this maker's name).
As per WWII examples of this sword, the blade is virtually straight and measures 30 inches long. The blade has a single fuller running the entire length and has been nickel plated. It is in excellent condition.
The highly ornate hilt appears to be of brass and consists of a stepped celluloid grip, bound in silver wire, and has a single brass ferrule decorated with swags at the base. The Back-strap bears leaf decoration and a plain cartouche and terminates in a well defined Lion's head which has red glass eyes.
The Cross-guard is decorated, the quillon terminating in a small Lion's head finial. The Langets show a pair of "crossed cannon" on one side and a blank shield and trophy of arms on the other. The front of the Knucklebow is decorated in a series of Oak leaves.
World War II, German Artillery Officer's sword