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The Carl Eickhorn firm was one of the most prestigious of the Solingen blade industries during the 3rd Reich period, thus they enjoyed an exceptional business climate during the time. One of their marketing strategies was the introduction of the "Field Marshall Series". This series of swords consisted of 9 different models, all bearing names chosen from Germany's military heroes of the past.

Many collectors enjoy trying to assemble a complete Field Marshall Series. It can be a daunting task as several of the models were not introduced until 1938 and 1939, namely the Prinz Eugen and the Lützow Model, thus they are fairly rare and can be expensive. The other Field Marshall models include the Wrangel, Scharnhorst, Freiherr vom Stein, Roon, Derfflinger, Zeiten, and Blücher patterns. Eickhorn also produced several other sword models that were not included in the Field Marshall Series.



SWDSFMEK #46774C “Blucher” Pattern Triple Etched Cavalry Sword by Carl Eickhorn

This sword is an early example which is equipped with an all brass hilt. The Blucher pattern is most striking with its large style lion head. The lion is equipped with glass eyes and there is very fine detail to the lower jaw the upper jaw brows and portions of the mane which stretch partially down the backstrap. The backstrap has raised oak leaves and in the center is a oval blank portion with dots surrounding it.

The P guard features oak leaves and acorns and the crossguard features the Art Deco style army eagle which in the case of this example has the eagle with it’s head directed to the right. Only very early Eickhorn swords had the eagle positioned with his head in this direction and later on the Blucher swords had the head facing to the viewer’s left. The detail is outstanding to the eagle with his lined wings nicely chiseled head and bread and wreath with raised swastika., The quillon ends in a curl. The ferrule is a typical oak leaf and acorn type.

The grip is a carved wood base covered with celluloid still being in perfect condition. This celluloid grip is tightly wrapped with triple brass wire the center being twisted. The lower potion of the hilt is marked Gesch Gesch. A good sturdy hilt here still having come of the original gilt spaced around.

The scabbard is straight throughout still having good original paint. This paint needs a little bit of car wax or some attention but it appears to still be quite good here and would come up very nicely.

The blade is a 32 inch long example which is triple engraved. There is age past the engraving on the obverse side and also some on the reverse side. The obverse blade is engraved with an Arabesque design having a crossed rifles over helmet at the end portion. At the beginning portion there is a panel within the designs which features an open winged eagle with wreathed swastika. In the center is a frosted panel which has raised out Kavallerie-Regt. 10 Torgau. The regimental etching is very nicely done and raised out of the blade. On the reverse there is a panel featuring charging horses some of the officers have their swords out and the detail is quite nice with a leader at the forefront. At the beginning of the etch there is a Wehrmacht style closed wing eagle with swastika. The blade spine has laurel leaves etched upon its surfaces. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the 1933 through 1935 small oval circle which does put this as a very early sword which explains the differences in the positioning of the crossguard eagle's head. The original brown leather washer is in place.

A very rare sword here from which much information could be researched on the cavalry regiment and would make a nice piece to display with a group of other field marshall patterns.

Excellent. $2,495.00

SWDSFMEK #43087 Freiherr Von Stein Pattern Sword

This pattern is a relatively simple one as Field Marshal examples go. It is of brass construction and retains gilding on the lower portions of the hilt, the rest lost to hand wear.

The dove head pommel and backstrap are decorated with fine oak leaves and acorns, as are the grip tabs, “P” guard and ferrule. The crossguard is a dotted line pattern that runs through the area, ending in a teardrop curl on both sides. The reverse is plain, with a raised area intended for a monogram.

The guard features a hand enhanced, closed-wing Wehrmacht eagle clutching a swastika which retains fine detailing. The reverse of the guard is patterned in dots and has a blank langet to accept a monogram. The under portion of the quillon is marked “Gesch Gesch”.

The grip is the usual carved wood affair covered in black celluloid. This celluloid is in good condition and is wrapped with a skein of three brass wires, the center strand being a thicker gage.

The scabbard is nice and straight throughout. It has good original black paint which shows only mild evidence of carrying time. It is at least 95% intact and would clean up nicely if so desired.

The 34 inch blade is a quality example with fine, high quality nickel-plated surfaces. It is in mint condition throughout and is marked with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark. The original leather blade buffer is intact and in place.

A solid von Stein Pattern here.

Excellent Plus. $695.00

SWDSFMEK #43093C Lützow Pattern Sword

The Lützow Pattern Sword is the rarest of all the Eickhorn Field Marshall Series. It is the key piece in a Field Marshall collection and no collection is truly complete without one.

This example is very fine, with an excellent gilded finish on the solid brass hilt. The gilding throughout the sword is nearly 100% intact and really looks great. The Lützow Pattern has the same Wehrmacht eagle and swastika on the pommel as the Prinz Eugen Pattern. The backstrap is engraved with oak leaves and acorns that run the length and extend into the grip tabs. The "P" guard also has a panel engraved with oak leaves and acorns. The ferrule consists of oak leaves with a cross between the pair, and acorns on either side of the cross. This pattern is repeated on the opposite side.

The crossguard is interesting in that it has back-to-back acorns that run all the way out to the curlicue quillon end. The reverse langet is plain, with a "seal" designed to accept a monogram. The opposite side has the characteristic Lützow motif, consisting of a sword piercing a mobile swastika, with oak leaves on either side.

When we received this sword the celluloid on the grip was slightly damaged, but we has since repaired it and it is unnoticeable. The grip is tightly wrapped with a skien of aluminum wires, with a twisted center strand.

The scabbard is straight throughout, with good, original paint. The paint shows some mild wear but overall is about 95% intact and still bright.

The 31 inch blade has outstanding nickel plating and is in bright, mint condition. The 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark is stamped on the reverse, and the original leather blade washer is in place.

A fine Lützow Pattern here, and very desirable.

Excellent Plus. $2,295.00

SWDSFMEK #43094C Roon Pattern Sword

This Roon Pattern Sword is a very fine example, having a brass hilt. It is interesting to note that while the Roon pattern was the most expensive in the Eickhorn catalog (priced at 18 Reichsmarks and 65 pfennigs) it was also one of the most simple designs. If you look closely at one, however, you will notice the oak leaves throughout the sword are elaborately engraved and not simply cast.

The amount of work that went into one of these swords was considerable and justified the cost. I always wondered why the Roon pattern was used so often for fancy presentation swords with Damascus blades, blue panels, and the like, and this labor intensive hand work is why.

The pommel is simple round affair. The backstrap, "P" guard and crossguard are flat types, all festooned in elaborate engraving. The reverse langet has a plain area to accept a monogram, while the obverse langet is engraved with a finely detailed Wehrmacht eagle and swastika.

The grip is carved wood covered in perfect celluloid, tightly wrapped with a skein of three aluminum wires with a twisted center strand.

The scabbard is a very fine example, being straight and having extremely nice, bright original paint. This paint is in mint condition.

The 33 ½ inch blade is a real marvel, being totally mint with bright, highest quality nickel plating The reverse ricasso is stamped with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark, and the original brown leather blade washer is in place.

A very nice and hard to find Roon Pattern Sword here.

Excellent Plus. $795.00

SWDSFMEK #43092C Freiherr von Stein Pattern Sword

This Freiherr von Stein Pattern Sword is constructed with all all-brass hilt, with excellent gilding on the crossguard and ferrule. The upper portions of the pommel and "D" guard show some minor wear.

This pattern is relatively simple. The pommel and backstrap are decorated with fine oak leaves and acorns, as are the grip tabs, “P” guard and ferrule. The crossguard is a dotted line pattern that runs through the area, ending in a teardrop curl on both sides. The reverse is plain, with a raised area intended for a monogram.

The guard features a hand enhanced, closed-wing Wehrmacht eagle clutching a swastika which retains fine detailing. The reverse of the guard is patterned in dots and has a blank langet to accept a monogram. The under portion of the quillon is marked “Gesch Gesch”.

The grip is the usual carved wood affair covered in black celluloid. This celluloid is in good condition and is wrapped with a skein of three aluminum wires, the center strand being a thicker gage.

The scabbard is nice and straight throughout. It has excellent original black paint which shows only mild evidence of carrying time. It is at least 90% intact and would clean up nicely if so desired. The bottom portion of the chape is missing but this is not very noticeable.

The 33 ½ inch blade is a quality example with fine, nickel-plated surfaces. It is in mint condition throughout and is marked with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark. The original leather blade buffer is intact and in place.

A solid von Stein Pattern here.

Excellent Plus. $695.00

SWDSFMEK #39612C Derfflinger Pattern Sword

This Derfflinger Pattern Sword is the aluminum type with a gilded finish. The gilding appears to be basically intact throughout the hilt. The Derfflinger pattern in a very interesting one, with a flat knuckle bow and a series of small curls that decorate the “P” guard, backstrap, grip tab, and crossguard. The langet is plain on the reverse sided, while the obverse facing features Wehrmacht eagle and swastika. The lower hilt is marked “Gesch Gesch”.

The grip is constructed of carved wood covered in black celluloid. The celluloid remains in good condition and is tightly wrapped with a skein of three aluminum wires, the center strand being twisted.

The scabbard is nice and straight, with wonderful original paint. This paint retains a factory sheen is is nearly 100% intact, even down to the lower drag area which is rare to see.

The blade of the sword is outstanding, measuring a very long 35 inches. It has finest quality nickel-plating and is in mint condition. The reverse ricasso of the blade is stamped with 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark and the original blade washer is in place.

A very nice Derfflinger Pattern Sword here.

Excellent Plus. $795.00

SWDSFMEK #41240C Personalized SA Feldjäger Officer's Sword with Etched SA Motto

This early SA Feldjäger sword is one of the rarest of all 3rd Reich period examples. Researcher Jim Brown has the original Eickhorn sales book that lists 50 of these swords ordered from Eickhorn by Ernst Röhm early in 1934. The sword was needed by SA officers who were enlisted in the newly-formed Feldjäger Police Korps in Prussia under Göring's supervision as Prussian Minister. These forces were needed as the German police was not yet nationalized. Many of the personnel chosen for Feldjäger duty were borrowed from the SA, thus the need for this sword to be worn by officers. By late 1935, the Feldjäger was disbanded, so this sword was only worn a short time.

The sword's brass hilt is an early dove head style, later discontinued by Eickhorn when new designs were approved with proper 3rd Reich motif. The sword's pommel is round and plain, with a decorative engraved line around it. The back strap and grip tabs feature raised oak leafing and acorn designs, as does the "P" guard. The ferrule is a standard type with oak leaf design.The reverse languet has a raised oval design for engraved personalization purpose. In the case of this sword, the langet is engraved with the monogram of its original owner, "Dr. LD". The engraving is professionally accomplished, and possibly research could be initiated, but a difficult task here. The obverse langet most likely featured a floral design, but in the case of these swords, a Weimar-style, six-sided Police insignia was used. It features a Prussian eagle in the center surrounded by sun rays. The insignia is pinned through the langet with the prongs at the reverse appearing to be countersunk into the brass - nice. The grip is a wood-carved base being covered by black celluloid. The celluloid is in perfect condition and is tightly wrapped with triple-twisted brass wire, the center wire being slightly larger.

The bright blade has fine nickel plating and measures 32 1/2 inches in length. The blade shows some minor wearing signs, but basically, remains in near full mint condition. The obverse blade has an etched panel with both sides of the etch ending with the typical Eickhorn fleur-de-lis points. Eickhorn also used these fleur de lis design ends on their bayonets and other etchings used throughout the 3rd Reich time. Raised out in the panel is the SA logo, "Alles für Deutschland". The frosted backgrounds remain at 100%. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the early logo used during 1933-34, consisting of twin ovals containing the factory name and Solingen location. A seated squirrel is positioned in the center. The original brown leather blade washer is in position. The scabbard is straight throughout having original black paint. The paint shows some even age in the surfaces, but basically it is all there. If the next owner wanted to clean it up some, I am sure a little car wax would do wonders.

A very rare sword here and a great addition to an advanced SA collection. I have only seen two or three of these swords over the years and as a result, they very seldom come up for sale. A great opportunity here to acquire something very rare.

Excellent. $6,495.00

SWDSFMEK #40743 Army Ordnance Sword

These Army Ordnance Swords were made for use by enlisted man for use in parades and the like. Because they were issued items they remains the property of the German army, and, in typical German fashion, were profusely stamped with all manner of codes.

This sword has plain brass mounts. All of the surfaces of this sword are unembellished, with a dove head pommel and a backstrap with small grip tabs. There is a spanner screw which holds the sword together at the top of the pommel. Just looking at it I'm thinking this sword was not taken down in modern times.

The standard "P" guard flows through a guard with plain langets on both sides. The ferrule on this example looks to be cracked on the obverse. It does not really detract from the sword, however, and could easily be covered with a portepee.

The grip is a carved wood example, covered in celluloid. This celluloid remains in perfect condition and is wrapped with a pair of twisted brass wires. There is a leather finger loop attached and intact.

The lower hilt has a number of stampings. These include the Eickhorn marking "C. E. / G", as well as a serial number, "3755", and two stickbird "82" waffenmant.

The scabbard is in good condition, with no dings and a nice blued finish that is nearly 100% intact. Near the throat of the scabbard is the serial number "3753" and Eickhorn marking "C. E. / G.", as well as matching waffenamt marks.

The blade is fine, sturdy example, measuring 32 inches long. it has good nickel plating with just a a hint of sharpening, although this does not really show. The reverse ricasso of the blade is marked with the early 1933-35 Eickhorn trademark. There are is a waffenamt and a "2" stamped on the spine of the blade.

If you are collector that enjoys stamps, codes, and the like, this is the sword for you. These swords, while reasonably common, make for a well rounded collection.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $550.00

SWDSFMEK #39613C Blücher Pattern Sword

This Blücher Pattern Sword is an early brass example. None of the original gilding remains on this brass but the detailing is mostly intact.

The pattern features a fine lion head with a long snout. The whiskers have been hand enhanced, along with the brow and mane, which flows partially down the backstrap. This cat is fitted with rounded red glass eyes. The backstrap is decorated with raised oak leaves and a raised blank section to accept a monogram. The “P” also has raised oak leaves and acorns decorating the surface.

The crossguard features an open-winged Army Eagle which looks to the viewer’s left. The breast feathering on this fine bird has been nicely hand enhanced, as has the wreath and raised mobile swastika. Sprays of oak leaves have been added on either side of the talons. The ferrule is decorated with a pattern of oak leaves and acorns and the lower hilt is stamped “DRP”.

The grip is constructed of carved wood covered in black celluloid. It is tightly wrapped with a skein of three aluminum wires, the center strand being twisted.

The scabbard is nice and straight, with good original paint. This paint shows some crazing and some surface age but overall remains mostly intact; with a little cleaning it should come up pretty nice.

The blade of the sword is a real monster. It measures 36 inches long, and most have been an extra cost order; normally 35 inches was the longest blade available. It has been richly nickel-plated and has a fine sheen. There is a tiny lift in the plating on the obverse side of the sword, fairly close to the ricasso, as well as a few on the spine. They are very minor, however, and don’t really detract from this most impressive blade. The reverse ricasso of the blade is stamped with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark, and the original brown leather blade washer is in place.

A good basic Blücher here, showing some mild age and wear but still in highly collectible condition.

Excellent. $695.00

SWDSFMEK #39012C Freiherr von Stein Pattern Sword

This von Stein Pattern Sword is constructed with all all-brass hilt. I don’t see much gilding left on this hilt, but some does remain the recesses. The detail is still outstanding, showing little wear.

The pommel and backstrap are decorated with fine oak leaves and acorns, as are the grip tabs, “P” guard and ferrule. The crossguard is a dotted line pattern that runs through the area, ending in a teardrop curl on both sides. The reverse is plain, with a raised area intended for a monogram.

The guard features a closed-wing Wehrmacht eagle clutching a swastika which retains fine detailing. The under portion of the quillon is marked “Ges Gesch”.

The grip is the usual carved wood affair covered in black celluloid. This celluloid is in perfect condition and is wrapped with a skein of three aluminum wires, the center strand being twisted.

The remains of the original portepee are still wrapped about the upper portion of the hilt. This portepee broke at the area after the knot; I elected to leave this accoutrement on the sword, although the next owner might want to discard it. To me it adds character, but your mileage may vary with this sort of thing.

The scabbard is nice and straight throughout. It has excellent original black paint which shows only mild traces of carrying time. It is at least 95% intact and would clean up nicely if so desired.

The 32 inch blade is a quality example with fine, nickel-plated surfaces. It is in mint condition throughout and is marked with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark. The original leather blade buffer is intact and in place.

A good, solid von Stein Pattern here, priced to sell.

Excellent. $695.00

SWDSFMEK #39173 Early Army Dove Head with Applied Wehrmacht Eagle

This hilt pattern was used by the Eickhorn firm prior to the Nazi period. We also see this pattern used by the Feldjäger corps for their SA swords. It was issued with either crossed swords or cannons, but often an NSDAP insignia was inserted over these early designs.

This example has a plain pommel and a backstrap and “P” guard decorated with raised oak leaves and acorns. The ferrule also features overlapping oak leaves and acorns.

The crossguard is plain on both sides, with a curved quillon. The reverse langet has an oval portion meant to accept a monogram. The obverse has an applied Wehrmacht eagle; this bird looks to have a silver finish. Looking at the reverse we see this bird is attached by means of prongs that have been properly bent over. This gives the sword a good look; WKC also did this with their early swords in an effort to bring them up to date.

The scabbard shows a couple of minor dings on both sides, mainly at the center. Overall the paint is not too bad, being at about 90% with some carrying wear.

The blade is 33 inches long, with outstanding nickel-plated and in mint condition. The trademark also tells the tale, as it is a stamped 1933-35 small Double Oval type. The original leather blade buffer is intact and in place.

An early sword here, converted for use in the Third Reich. This pattern is rarely seen.

Excellent. $695.00

SWDSFMEK #39061C Early Dove Head Sword with Double Langet Oak Leaves

This Eickhorn sword was made in the early Nazi period, somewhere between 1933 and 1935. It is most interesting as both of the langets are engraved with wreaths of oak leaves; normally the reverse is left plain.

The rest of the sword is beautifully engraved with oak leaves and acorns, spread across the backstrap, grip tabs, ferrule and “P” guard. The crossguard has a nice rendering of oak leaves within an oval, which connect along the length. The gilding looks to be almost completely intact on this hilt.

The grip is a carved wood example that is covered in black celluloid. This celluloid is in perfect condition and retains the original shine. The grip is tightly wrapped with a skein of three brass wires, the center strand being a thicker gauge.

The scabbard is nice and straight throughout. It has nice original paint, looking to perhaps have been touched up many years ago but it hardly shows.

The blade of this sword is 31 inches long and in full mint condition. It has outstanding nickel-plated surfaces. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the 1933-35 Eickhorn Small Oval trademark, and the original blade washer is in place.

An outstanding Eickhorn sword here, perfect for the type collector.

Near Mint. $700.00

SWDSFMEK #37855C Cavalry NCO Sword with Triple Etched Blade

The hilt of the NCO Sword is all done in plain, smooth nickel. It doe not appear to have been cleaned in many years and I'm sure it would come up very nicely if someone wanted to give it a good polish.

The grip is of carved wood with a covering of black celluloid. This celluloid appears to have an old repair on the upper portion. It still looks good though, and the repair is not easily noticed. It is wrapped with a skein of of aluminum wires, the center strand being twisted.

The scabbard is in generally good shape, with one small ding about 6 inches from the bottom of the obverse. It is the type with a stationary carrying ring, a feature we often seen on NCO swords. It is also of large size, to accommodate the blade. The original paint is still in excellent condition, showing only modest signs of usage and rating at about 98%.

The 32 inch blade is wider than most, typical of a Cavalry sword. It is triple etched. The obverse blade has very fine floral patterns with a central panel. Inside the panel, in raised letters, we see the words “Kavallerie Regt. No 14”. The reverse of the blade is quite spectacular, featuring a pair of Wehrmacht eagles and swastikas that flank a fine depiction of cavalry troops. There is very good detail to the horses, as well as to the field they are charging across. The spine of the blade is etched with a pattern of laurel leaves. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the familiar 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark, and the original brown leather washer is in place.

A fine cavalry example here, with some period wear that really speaks to the viewer of the history of this piece.

Excellent. $1,695.00

SWDSFMEK #30397C Personalized Army Leopard Head Sword Model 1695

The Army Model #1695 Leopard Head Sword was not a popular model, and therefore, we do not see too many of them.

This example is produced in aluminum base metal and the gilded surfaces are still quite good. Only the very sharp areas show any wear to the gild, and I would say overall, it is in about 98% condition. The leopard head is a good looking cat, which is fitted with blood-red faceted eyes. The detail to the felines whiskers, brow, and jowls is quite good. The backstrap features oak leaves and acorns that run the length, including the two side stabs. The "D" guard has raised out oak leaves and acorns. The crossguard features an Art Deco style eagle, with outstretched wings and looking to the left. This bird also has good detail and grasps a wreath with mobile swastika. The lower section of the hilt is stamped "Ges.Gesch.".

The black celluloid grip is in good shape throughout, still having fine original sheen. This grip is wrapped with triple aluminum wire, the center being twisted. The reverse languet has been personalized and dated by a professional engraver. The monogram "G.Sch./1.6.38". This would indicate that the recipient received the sword on 1 June 1938, probably the date he was promoted to an officer.

The scabbard of this example is straight throughout. It looks as though it may have had a paint job, not too long, as this paint still has somewhat of a fresh appearance about it. Either way, though, it looks pretty good.

The blade is a 33 inch example. Although it is bright throughout, it does have some extremely mild freckling in the surfaces, keeping it from being full mint. The way it is, though, it certainly grades at Excellent Plus, Plus.

A nice looking monogrammed sword here, and fairly rare to see this Model 1695.

Excellent Plus. $895.00

SWDSFMEK #34352 Freiherr von Stein Pattern Sword

This Freiherr von Stein pattern Eickhorn Sword is of brass construction and still has quite a bit of the original gilded surfaces throughout. The gilding looks to be approximately 70%. The von Stein pattern is a dove head design having raised out oak leaves and acorns throughout the pommel, backstrap, grip tabs, “P” guard and also the ferrule. These leaves are all hand enhanced as to the veining throughout the design. The crossguard has a series of pebble designs that run throughout its length and it ends with a swirl at the quillon. The reverse langet has a raised shield like device and the obverse langet features a Wehrmacht eagle. This eagle has half closed wings and looks to the viewer’s left. The eagle is well defined throughout its head, breast feathering, wing feathering and plain mobile swastika. There are pebble patterns surrounding the swastika.

The grip is a carved wood having a black celluloid covering. The celluloid had a small split at the upper area and we have repaired this accordingly. The repair does not show and is not noticeable. This grip is tightly wrapped with triple twisted wire, the center being of larger proportion. The sword is stamped on the lower hilt with the patent pending marking, “Ges. Gesch.”. The scabbard is straight throughout.

This scabbard has good original black paint. The paint is still bright and shows only a little minor spidering and some minor usage signs but overall this paint is at least 98%. The 32-inch blade is of highest quality. It is nickel-plated and is mirror bright being in full mint condition. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the over-the-shoulder trademark that we see after 1941. The original brown leather blade buffer is in place.

A good, sound von Stein sword.

Excellent Plus. $795.00