Presentation Third Reich Lion Sword w/Double-Etched Blade (#23479)

Presentation Third Reich Lion Sword w/Double-Etched Blade (#23479)

Maker: Carl Eickhorn, stamped squirrel inside double oval TM; Condition: EX++; Consignment

$3,495.00

Carl Eickhorn, stamped squirrel inside double oval TM. An illustration of this pattern sword appears in the Eickhorn Kundendienst as Patent=Offiziersäbel Nr. 1312. Early gilted brass hilt fittings show virtually no wear to highlights with 100% of the muted, honey-gold, fire gilting remaining on the lion head pommel with red glass eyes, oak leaf embellished backstrap, knuckle-bow and ferrule, as well as crossguard with heavily chased crossed swords and oak leaves on the obverse langet. Black celluloid-over-wood grip is perfect with no cracks, chips or damage, and is complete with triple, twisted copper wire wrap. Plated double-etched blade measuring 32 ½” in length grades EX++ showing minor surface wear/runner marks and faint age speckling, but no lifting or nicks to cutting edge and is complete with brown leather blade buffer pad. Obverse and reverse blade feature an etched pattern which appears in the Eickhorn Kundendienst as number “3240”, and consists of 13 1/8″ long panels with a raised floral/geometric motif on a frosted gray background with 100% or the frosting remaining. The obverse features a central presentation inscription in raised gothic letters “Wehrführer Wolter 1909 – 1934” with the reverse inscribed “k. k. Eschweiler”. Dent-free steel scabbard retains approximately 98% of the original black enamel showing light surface crazing and a few specks of missing paint primarily to drag. Superb early Eickhorn example with rare double-etched presentation blade that could be researched. Ex++ (23479) Consignment