Heer officer's sabre

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Heer officer's sabre

Eickhorn "SCHARNHORST" Army Officer's sabre

Eickhorn "SCHARNHORST" Army Officer's sabre

LOT US1-552
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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS 97 cm
MAKER view maker
WEIGHT
US LOT US1-552
EAN 3000000004364
US LOT US1-552
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
EAN 3000000004364
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS 97 cm
MAKER view maker
WEIGHT
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
US LOT US1-552
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS 97 cm
EAN 3000000004364
MAKER view maker
WEIGHT
Germany 1918 - 1945
Heer officer's sabre


Description

ORIGINAL EICKHORN, SOLINGEN stamped sword from the “Field Marshall” series. Model number 1706 “Scharnhorst” Eickhorn pattern sword with 99% of factory gilding and most of the protective lacquer remaining to the superbly detailed pommel with raised oak leaf embellished knuckle-bow, backstrap, ferrule and crossguard. Obverse langet has Wehrmacht style national emblem and plain reverse langet. Black celluloid grip shows no surface wear with no cracks or chips and with triple twisted silver wire wrap present.  Plain, plated blade grades MINT showing no nicks or cuts. Blade is complete steel scabbard retaining approximately 95% of the period black enamel showing loss of paint on carrying ring.

During the mid to late 1930's, the Carl Eickhorn firm produced a series of swords named for famous men in German history. Named the Feldherrn Serie (Commander Series) by Eickhorn, collectors refer to this group as the "Field Marshall" series even through only 4 of the 9 actually held that rank. Original design drawings produced by Paul Casberg exist for most of the swords. The earliest drawing, for the "Wrangel" pattern, is dated 1936. The last drawings, for the "Blucher" and "Roon" patterns, are dated 1938. All of the designs were patented by Eickhorn and are usually marked "Ges. Gesch" on the bottom of the cross guard.

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