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Title Weimar army officer's sword
Nationality German
Period c 1933-35
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This is an Eickhorn make right on the border of the Weimar and the Third Reich era on account of having a gilt aluminium hilt and the style of the maker mark. These swords were carried as dress swords by infantry officers and senior NCOs.

It retains some 80% of its gilding, noticeably showing wear on the backstrap, where the aluminium shows through the gilt finish. The scabbard has most of its original black paintwork, but has got somewhat crinkled with age. The blade is marked Eickhorn Solingen, with the standing squirrel mark of 1933-35, and is in splendid shape with a little barely noticeable pickling to the nickel finish, which is normal for a piece of this age. I have replaced the leather washer because the original had worn away. Otherwise, apart from a good clean, it is as I found it.

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


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

testimonials

Received sword yesterday thanks. Very pleased with it. Thanks Chris, most excellent service.

R G, UK, 26.01.2013

MANY THANKS CHRIS, BUCKLE ARRIVED THIS MORNING, GREAT SERVICE. SUPERB BUCKLE.

M H, UK, 20.02.2008

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