An Eickhorn Kriegsmarine Dagger
An Eickhorn Kriegsmarine Dagger - Roughly 25cm long, drop forged steel, nickel/silver plated, stiletto style blade with dual, narrow, central fullers. Blade features the standard acid etched design of fouled anchors and ornate foliage pattern. Reverse ricasso is well marked with acid etched manufacturers logo of a stylized, seated, squirrel clutching a downward pointing sword, with script, "Original Eickhorn Solingen". This pattern of Eickhorn’s logo was utilized circa 1935-1941. Leather washer is intact. Nicely detailed, gilted brass crossguard and pommel are both intact and show age tarnish. The crossguard features an embossed fouled anchor to both obverse and reverse centerpieces and an ornate foliage pattern and rosette tips to the horizontal arms. Reverse centerpiece of the crossguard has an integral spring loaded locking button which is fully intact and still functions. The pommel is a likeness of the Wehrmacht style eagle with down-swept wings. Age yellowed, white celluloid grip with twisted, dual strand, brass wire wrap intact. Dagger has a golden-silver/aluminum braid portepee with stem, slide, crown and ball all intact. Portepee braid is tied to the dagger pommel in the correct manner. Portepee shows moderate chafe wear. Gilted brass scabbard with standard etched lightning bolt design.