Original WWII German 2nd Model Naval Dagger by Carl Eickhorn
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a nice totally original WWII German 2nd Model Naval Dagger by Carl Eickhorn.
This 2nd Model Naval Dagger was probably purchased by a high ranking officer early in the period as the pommel is a 1938 changeover type. It has very deeply inset wings and an impressive vault wreath. The details to this bird are also choice, with a striking eye, beak and breast. The crossguard is a standard Eickhorn type.
The grip is in nice solid condition with a few small hairline cracks that does not effect stability. The brass wire is in excellent condition and has trapped a lot of reside around it, imparting a fine look.
The lightning bolt scabbard is straight and shows hand wear, but that is to be expected as this dagger was worn throughout the period. The scabbard is stamped with well-defined palmettes around the bands and lightning bolts, ermine feet and acanthus leaves down to the chape. The bands feature overlapping oak leaves and acorns. The rings are the triple serrated type and also show little wear. The throat is retained by two dome head screws.
The blade is an very nice example, with a high quality nickel-plated finish and an excellent fouled anchor etch. The etch is beautiful, retaining 90% of the frosted backgrounds. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark, and the original felt blade buffer is in place. The tip of the blade is perfect.
Overall a nice true example of a hard to find dagger offered at an affordable price!
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