Excellent used but not abused Heer officers dagger by Eickhorn. The dagger is a true Eickhorn from the pommel to the tip of the scabbard. If you like daggers that actually show some true service wear rather than sterile pieces that spent their life in a drawer, then this dagger is for you. The desirable solid trolon grip has aged to a pleasing orange colour that collectors covet. No cracks are evident.
The later design Eickhorn crossguard shows some wear to the eagles chest and to the scrolls but still has excellent detail. This style eagle is my personal favourite of the Eickhorn crossguards.
The crossguard reverse shows the typical wear in an oval shape showing where it has rubbed against a uniform.
The blade is straight and retains its original needle sharp tip. It is stamped with the 1941 "over the shoulder" squirrel logo of Eickhorn. The blade is still bright but shows some minor clouding in places.
The original and typical Eickhorn brown leather washer is in place.
The silver bullion portepee is heavily worn and shows just the bare cord in places but it is tied in the regulation manner and looks to have been in place forever.
The silver finished scabbard is in excellent condition with no damage or dents although some areas of pebbling on the reverse show minor wear, again where it has rubbed against a uniform.
The scabbard has the usually seen thick Eickhorn style throat.
The hangers are the standard basic type and are in excellent condition. Minor moth to the velvet on the reverse but the lightweight aluminium fittings retain the majority of their bright silver finish.
Overall this is a very nice looking dagger that shows actual service wear but would still display extremely well