Deutschland - M7/66 Carl Eickhorn, Solingen - Government Official - Army (Heer) dress - Dolch

Deutschland - M7/66 Carl Eickhorn, Solingen - Government Official - Army (Heer) dress - Dolch
Exzellenter Zustand

This Eickhorn Government Official's Dagger is in excellent condition throughout. with its original matching portepee in mint condition
It retains all of its silvering throughout the hilt and scabbard. The spanner nut has great formation to the original takedown holes. The eagle head pommel is in choice condition, with fine brows over the eyes, and excellent cantilever section on the reverse of the head. There are no hits to any of these areas. The beak is squared off nicely, showing only modest wear. The feathering below the bird's head is crisp. The accent lines which run along the border of the lower pommel and backstrap are nicely done. The ferrule below has the traditional hand-cut, dual accent lines.
The crossguard is a nice example, featuring the eagle head, which looks to the viewer's left, the same as the pommel. This bird has fine detail to his eye and beak, as well as the chest, talons, wreath, and raised swastika. The crossguard, by Eickhorn standards, is an excellent depiction.
The grip plates are simulated mother-of-pearl celluloid, which has turned a fine, golden color. The front plate is just slightly lighter than the tones of the reverse plate. These grips have the usual, attractive swirl pattern in their surfaces.
The scabbard of this example is straight throughout, and could not be any nicer. The edges are perfect throughout their entire lengths-it is rare to see scabbards in this condition. The pebble pattern is completely crisp, and the overlapping oak leaf bands and acorns provide fine detail. The eyelets have the triple serrated surfaces, still being crisp throughout, showing no wear. These eyelets are equipped with the standard sleeve that we see used by the producers of this dagger.
The blade is bright throughout, and the tip is still needle-like. This fine blade is marked on the reverse ricasso, with the Eickhorn trademark The original, leather blade washer is in place. An extremely fine example of the Eickhorn government official dagger.

M7/66 Carl Eickhorn, Solingen
Government Official
Army (Heer) dress
Exzellenter Zustand
39 cm
26 cm
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