An Early Army Dagger by Eickhorn
This is a textbook of this early type of dagger by maker Eickhorn. With a 60-plus year old matching patina. The grip is a beautiful deep pumpkin orange colour with zero chipping or cracking. There is age soiling to the recess areas. The cross guard has fantastic details to the eye, beak, chest feathering and wreath. The edges are crisp while the surfaces remain smooth. The blade is well marked. It is bright throughout, still having nearly 100% cross graining. There is some very slight wear marks from removal and replacing of the blade from and back into the scabbard. The edges and tip are crisp. The blade easily grades extremely fine or better. The early scabbard is the finely-detailed type with hand detailed beveled bands. The scabbard is perfectly straight with some slight aging marks along the edges, exhibits nice dark patina. With well marked D.R.G.M. hagger with matching tone. Additionally with an original knot, in fine condition. This piece is overall in extremely fine condition. A local acquisition and has remained untouched.