Original German WWII Early 1st Model Luftwaffe Dagger by Carl Eickhorn
Original Item: Only One Available. Nice early 1st Model Luftwaffe Dagger made in approximately 1935. It has the solid nickel mounts throughout all being heavily silver plated. The silvering has deeply patinated with some oxidation but really gives a desirable look to this piece. The rim of the pommel shows some usage but there are no hits or problems. The sunwheel medallion is the type that is inserted and it has nearly all of the silvering still between the swastika legs. The same is true of the crossguard sunwheels. It is always great to see this original finish still intact. The crossguard arms have nice patina sloping downward in their three segments. The grip is a carved wood base covered in blue Moroccan leather. This leather shows some usage and but remains in good condition. It is triple wrapped with silver wire, the center example being twisted.
The scabbard shell is nice and straight throughout with original maker marked hangers. The scabbard mounts are equipped with matching solid nickel mounts which are heavily silver plated. The mount show patina but are solid and show no dents. None of this is detrimental though and gives you a good feeling of the period. The mounts are retained by headless flush mount screws. Attached to the two rings is a matching silvered nickel chain.
The blade of this piece is a high quality nickel-plated example. It is in nice condition throughout and other than a couple specs in the finish from unsheathing . This blade is marked with the trademark used from 1935 through 1941. The trademark consists of the seated squirrel holding a downward pointing sword. Above the animal is the quality word original and below is the firm’s name and location, Eickhorn Solingen.
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