An Army (Heer) Dagger by Carl Eickhorn, Solingen
An Army (Heer) Dagger by Carl Eickhorn, Solingen - Dagger measures 400 mm, with the scabbard on, featuring a 260 mm nickel-plated steel blade, magnetic, with unsharpened edges, remaining bright and crisp and having an exceedingly sharp tip. The blade's reverse ricasso is maker marked Carl Eickhorn, Solingen with the company's squirrel insignia. It retains its crossgraining, with very faint scratches overall, common to extraction and return to the scabbard, and a natural shine, with scattered wear near the tip, measuring 222 mm in length and rating extremely fine. The thick black leather washer at the crossguard junction is intact. Crossguard with a finely-detailed Army eagle, a wreathed swastika clenched in its talons, oak leaf design on the ferrule and pommel. Light contact on the pommel's end. Dark yellow-coloured celluloid grip features a series of ten parallel ridges, with one chip and light contact towards the pommel end, the dagger measuring 377 mm in length. The scabbard is nicely pebbled, magnetic, the bands exhibiting the traditional oak leaves design, each with rings, a single screw holding the throat in place, the scabbard measuring 282 mm in length. Extremely fine.