Third Reich Army Kavallerie NCO/EM Sword w/Double-Etched Blade And Sword Knot (#27328)

Third Reich Army Kavallerie NCO/EM Sword w/Double-Etched Blade And Sword Knot (#27328)

Maker: Carl Eickhorn, stamped squirrel holding sword TM; Condition: EX++/Near MINT

$3,850.00

Carl Eickhorn, stamped squirrel holding sword TM. Nickel-plated hilt fittings show faint wear, and very minor speckling and lifting to the unadorned pommel, knuckle-bow and crossguard. Both the obverse and reverse langet feature a stylized acid etched 13th Cavalry Regiment crest with darkening added to the recesses. The top of the hilt features a sunwheel swastika with only about 30 percent of the gilding remaining. Black grip is perfect with no cracks or chips and is complete with tight triple twisted aluminum wire wrap. Plated double-etched blade grades EX++/Near MINT showing light surface wear/runner marks but, no lifting, pitting or major nicks to cutting edge. The blade etch motif appears in the “Eickhorn Kundendienst” as pattern number “3239”.The obverse blade features a long etched floral and geometric motif on light gray frosted background flanking a central light gray frosted panel with the personalization, “KR. 13, Luneburg, M. Kruse” in raised gothic letters. The reverse blade features a matching floral and geometric motif flanking a central etch on a central light gray frosted panel with closed-wing Wehrmacht eagles and mounted riders flanking a motif of a mounted Cavalry charge. The etched panels are perfect with no wear, speckling or darkening, and no damage to the laurel leaf etched blade spine or to the light brown leather blade buffer pad. Dent-free steel scabbard retains approximately 99% of the original factory black enamel showing minor surface wear/scuffs to scabbard shell, but no major loss of paint. The sword knot with green leather strap, braided red leather slide and green crown grades EX+ showing only light age/wear.EX++.