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Title Kriegsmarine dirk, model 1936
Nationality German
Period c 1936-45

This is an Eickhorn example with an engraved brightwork blade. These were worn by senior petty officers right through to admirals in the sea-going navy, seen as a more convenient sidearm than the traditional sword. It has an early pattern aluminium bullion knot, as opposed to the later rayon variety.

The scabbard is dented towards the base on both sides, but not actually split (on the seam, for instance), and has its original wooden liners. The plastic grip is intact on its wooden core, with no age splits, and has its original brass wiring. The gilt on the hilt is near 90% on the crosspiece and perhaps 50% on the pommel. Only traces of the gilt finish remain on the scabbard, typically around the scabbard bracelets and the throat.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Dirks : Third Reich : Navy]


I have in the last six months inherited my late father Alan Swain's police memorabilia collection along with much paperwork receipts etc. I would like to pass on to you my thanks for such good dealership with my father going back to the late 80s and well into the 1990s.

Laurence Swain, UK, 20.08.2016

?20 postage is fine, can't wait for the sword to arrive. The last sword I purchased from you was in really nice condition.

S W, UK, 04.07.2005