Rare Luftwaffe General’s Sword by Eickhorn (#30355)

Rare Luftwaffe General’s Sword by Eickhorn (#30355)

Maker: Carl Eickhorn “squirrel holding sword” TM; Condition: EX++

$23,500.00

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Carl Eickhorn “squirrel holding sword” TM. Dark orange celluloid grip with tight gold single wire wrap. Nicely detailed silver Luftwaffe eagle on the obverse langet. Original blade buffer pad is still intact. Blade will grade near MINT with excellent blue/silver dedication panels. An illustration of this 1938 2nd pattern Degen appears in the Eickhorn Kundendienst as “Flieger=Generalsdegen Nr. 1732”. This sword which was modeled on the Prussian Honor sword, features gilted brass hilt fittings showing minor surface wear to the highlights with 100% of the gilting of the oak leaf embellished, ball-type pommel with raised pommel cap, knuckle-bow with oak leqaf and geometric motif, and crossguard with raised floral design. Silver eagle shows dark age patina with factory frosting remaining in recesses. Both obverse and reverse blade feature 13” long etched panels with a raised floral/geometric motif flanking central blued panels with raised inscriptions in gilt gothic letters. The obverse panel is inscribed, “In Danbarer Anerkennung” (In Grateful Recognition) while the reverse panel is inscribed, “Der Oberbefehlshaber der Luftwaffe Hermann Göring” (The Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe Herman Göring with name as facsimile signature). This rare sword is from the very well-known Michael Galati Third Reich edged weapon collection which has been featured in our JRB&M newsletter Volume 52. Michael’s source for this extremely rare General’s sword is worth a phone call to him as he located it in an obscure location in a customer’s home. Michael is in the business of selling fences. This is the first Luftwaffe General’s Degen that we have had available in the past 2-3 years. EX++.