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Title Bavarian army/police sword by Eickhorn
Nationality German
Period c 1934-35
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This sword, with a double fullered 75cm blade, would have been carried by the army and Bavarian police prior to the uniform changes of 1936, when the new Third Reich police design was introduced, also having a straight blade, but with the Police Reichsadler incorporated into the grip. This early model was based on a Bavarian cuirassier sword.

Identifiable state police swords of Weimar Germany are fairly uncommon, though in this case the design was based on an old Imperial one.

According to Major John Angolia's book, Daggers, Bayonets & Fighting Knives of Hitler's Germany, the Eickhorn mark on the blade under the reverse langet is from the years 1934-35.

The hilt is made of solid nickel silver and, sadly, most of the silver finish has worn off. It has a black plastic covered grip on a wooden core and all its original wiring. There is a 5cm patch of wear to the back of the blade where the plating has lifted. Other than this, there are a few minor patches of lifting to the plating scattered throughout the blade, but essentially it is in good shape with its original wood liners and the bulk of its original black paintwork, this now broken up- omewhat in the bottom third of the scabbard.

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[Edged Weapons : Swords : German : 20th Century]


I picked up the parcel today ... I am very pleased I decided to buy this.

C T, Denmark, 09.08.2013

The cavalry sword arrived safely this morning, very pleased with it. Many thanks.

S G, UK, 20.01.2009