Damascus Shooting Prize Presentation Sword (#27959)

Damascus Shooting Prize Presentation Sword (#27959)

Maker: Original Eickhorn Solingen, stamped squirrel holding sword TM with the spine marked CARK EICKHORN, SOLINGEN.; Condition:EX+/EX++

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“Presented for our customers this week is a beautiful Third Reich Damascus shooting prize presented to Captain Scheyer of the 14th Infantry Regiment. Third Reich Damascus shooting awards are almost impossible to find today in this highly competitive hobby. Without question, the most popular style of presentation pieces, the German Army held in very high regard the shooting skills of their soldiers and officers, very much like our Marine Corps today. This wonderful piece also lends itself to further research as Captain Scheyer appears in the 1939 rank list. A sword which would be the centerpiece of any Third Reich edged weapons collection.”

Damascus Shooting Prize Presentation Sword.¬†ORIGINAL, EICKHORN, SOLINGEN squirrel holding sword TM with the spine marked CARL EICKHORN, SOLINGEN. “Roon” pattern hilt features early heavy brass fittings showing surface wear/age to factory finish but, no damage or excessive wear. Oak leaf embellished backstrap, knuckle-bow and ferrule grade EX++ with obverse and reverse langet featuring oakleaf embellishment. Black celluloid grip is perfect with no cracks, chips or damage, and is complete with triple brass wire wrap however, leather thumb loop is missing. Combination plated and Damascus blade shows no damage/nicks or cuts however, most of gilding to etch/floral pattern has been cleaned and removed. But, the Damascus pattern is almost perfect and shows very little wear and transitions to a plated blade at the ricasso. Center panel is flanked by floral motif and Damascus panel reads: “EHRENPRIESS FUR HERVORRAGENDE SCHIESSLEISTUNGEN 1937, HPTM. ERICH SCHEYER, I.R. 14”: Honor prize for outstanding achievement in marksmanship 1937, Captain Erich Scheyer, Infantry Regiment 14. Captain Scheyer appears in the 1939 Rank List assigned to the 133 Infantry Regiment. The entry in the Rank List also reflects that he was transferred from the 14th Infantry Regiment. Reverse features lightly gilded floral morif. Blade is complete with a tan leather buffer pad and grades EX+/EX++. Original scabbard paint rates 98% with almost no surface wear. EX+/EX++ (27959)