Early Fire Official’s Sword w/RARE Sword Knot (#24369)
Early Fire Official's Sword w/RARE Sword Knot (#24369)
maker: Carl Eickhorn, squirrel within double-oval TM condition: Exc+ item number: 24369 price: $1,250.
Early Fire Official’s Sword w/RARE Sword Knot. Carl Eickhorn, squirrel within double-oval TM. This early Weimar/Third Reich Fire Official’s Sword was recently obtained from the estate of WWII, 28th Infantry Division veteran, Ernest Horrmann. Plain, solid-nickel hilt fittings show light age patina to the unadorned pommel/backstrap, ferrule and crossguard. Black rayskin grip shows light age with no rips or tears and is complete with tight twisted triple wire wrap. Plated, double-etched, blade measuring 33 ¼” in length grades Exc/Exc+ showing light surface wear with uniform gray speckling, but no nicks to cutting edge. Obverse and reverse blade feature a 12 ½” long raised etched floral motif surrounding a central design of fire fighting equipment to include ladder, hose, fire axe and fire helmet. Obverse etched panel shows some gray spotting to background frosting and blade is complete with laurel leaf motif on spine of blade running the length of the etched panel, and is complete with brown leather blade buffer pad. frosting remaining on both obverse and reverse. Black leather scabbard shows minor surface wear, but no rips, tears or creases and no damage to the reverse stitching. Upper and lower solid nickel fittings show light age patina with a small depression to the obverse upper and lower fitting, but no damage to the reverse, retaining staples. Attached to the grip is an Exc++, RARE original Fire Official’s knot w/gold bullion strap with two double, red stripes, gold slide, stem, crown/acorn & woven red acorn insert. Exc+(24369) $1,250.