Original WWII German 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger by Carl Eickhorn
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a textbook Eickhorn 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger is in good condition. These aluminum mounts are done in the typical fashion, the pommel being heart shaped. It is nicely rendered throughout the oak leaves, with fine hand enhancements, and the swastikas are nice and bold.
The crossguard features the usual eagle, flying to the left and clutching a swastika. There is little to no wear on this guard, and the reverse has a good, crisply pebbled panel. The upper quillon arms have engraved oak leaves and acorns, with fine pebbling added to the surfaces.
The grip of this dagger is most attractive. This grip was originally a yellow color, but seventy years of light and exposure have treated us to this shade of orange. This grip is in perfect condition but for a tiny hairline crack on the upper obverse grip rib, although it is extremely minor. The grip is tightly wrapped with springy aluminum wire.
The scabbard is a nice example missing most of its nickel finish, with the convex bands used by Eickhorn. The throat is retained by two flat head side screws. A very nice scabbard with no dents or dings.
The blade of this dagger is also in fine condition. It is still nice and bright and has all of the original crossgrain and a needle-like tip. There are a couple of extremely minor signs of age, negligible really, and the blade rates in Near Mint condition. The reverse ricasso is etched with the 1935-41 Eickhorn trademark; a seated squirrel holding a sword, with the word Original above and the firm's name and location, Carl Eickhorn Solingen below. The original blue pebbled leather blade buffer is in place within the deep recesses of the guard.
A very nice Eickhorn 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger.
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