“Derfflinger” Model 1735 Field Marshal Series Dove Head Sword w/Metal Issue Tag & Felt Storage Bag (#23847)
"Derfflinger" Model 1735 Field Marshal Series Dove Head Sword w/Metal Issue Tag & Felt Storage Bag (#23847)
Maker: Carl Eickhorn stamped squirrel holding sword TM; Condition: Near MINT
Carl Eickhorn, stamped squirrel holding sword TM. Gilted brass hilt fittings show light surface wear primarily to the pommel with much of the matte, honey gold factory gilting remaining on the stylized oak leaf and geometric motif on the pommel/backstrap/ferrule, flat knuckle-bow with oak leaf embellishments and crossguard with well detailed Wehrmacht eagle within geometric motif border on the obverse langet. Underside of quillon is stamped, “Ges.Gesch.”. Black celluloid over wood grip has only one small crack on the upper reverse adjacent to the backstrap with no wear/scratches, and is complete with tight, twisted silver, triple wire wrap. Plated mirror finished blade measuring 33 3/8″ in length grades MINT with no surface wear/runner marks graying or nicks to cutting edge and is complete with tan leather blade buffer pad. Dent-free steel scabbard retains virtually 100% of the original black enamel with only a tiny scratch to the drag. Attached to the scabbard suspension ring is an Eickhorn metal control tag which retains 100% of the red enamel. Paper insert remains inside the metal tag; however the portion insert that extends out side the tag has been lost to time. Tan felt storage complete with draw string grades EX showing much moth damage throughout with a tear to the lower end. Superb Eickhorn Field Marshal Series example. Near MINT.