SWDSFMEK #35031C Wrangel Pattern Sword – Carl Eickhorn
This Wrangel Pattern Sword is in top rate condition throughout. It is the aluminum base but it has 100% of its original gilded surface. If you are unfamiliar with the Wrangel design you can see an example in the Angolia Book on page 77. This hilt pattern is a dove head which features a separately bordered pommel having a single large oak leaf raised out. The backstrap has a variety of overlapping oak leaves and acorns which extend outward to the grip tabs. The “P” guard also has the same oak leaf motif. The ferrule has oak leaves and acorns which run throughout its circumference. The crossguard is an interesting line design open-winged eagle which clutches a wreathed mobile swastika. The details to the bird are outstanding with hand accented eye and beak as well as breast feathering. The talons clutch a wreath which contains a raised swastika. The wings go outward on this design but are deeply engraved with straight lines giving the bird an outstanding art deco look.
The carved wooden grip has an outstanding coating of black celluloid which is in perfect condition and is tightly wrapped with triple aluminum wire, the center being twisted. The hilt is decorated with a very fine conditioned army officer’s portepee. This portepee has perfect green leather strapping with dual bullion stitching running the length. The slide is a leather intertwined part having bullion highlights. The flat stem is the metal base type having a crochet-like covering. The oval ball is produced of yarn-like aluminum bullion. The underside of this hilt is stamped “Ges. Gesch.”.
The scabbard of this example is straight throughout. This scabbard has outstanding original black paint which shows a few minor signs of age here and there but overall the paint is nearly 100%. A very fine scabbard here. The blade of this example is shorter than most of them we see being only 28 inches in length; apparently the officer that wore this sword was slightly height challenged! The blade has perfect nickel-plated surfaces and is nice and bright throughout being in mint condition. This blade is stamped with the 1935-41 squirrel trademark. The original brown leather blade washer is in place. An extremely fine conditioned Wrangel pattern sword here and other than the shortness of the blade length is most desirable.3>Mint. $895.00(#050913)
SWDSFMEK #34888 Lützow Pattern Sword
This is one of the rarely seen Lützow Pattern swords that I was lucky to have picked up recently. Along with the rare pattern, this sword is also interesting as it is equipped with a 35" long blade. The officer that wore this sword was an extremely tall man. This sword is an aluminum base, having good gilt throughout the finish. The gilt shows some wear to the hand held areas around the pommel top, and there are a couple of spots where the aluminum is showing through around the reverse center tab. Otherwise, the gilt is in good condition throughout, and is about 98%. If you don't know what the Lützow Pattern looks like, you can see an example in the Angolia sword book on page 83, upper.
The sword ornamentation depicts a Wehrmacht eagle at the pommel top. This eagle is of closed wing design, clutching an open, mobile swastika. The details are outstanding. Further down the back strap, it features oak leaves and acorns which are all engraved into the surfaces. There is nice enhancement throughout the veins. The pea guard also has oak leaves and acorns with a floral design at the lower portion. The cross guard depicts small acorns which run across its surfaces, and the ferrel above also has oak leaves and acorns. The langette on the obverse is a shield shape, depicting a downward pointing Roman like sword, which has a mobile swastika superimposed over its blade. Surrounding the swastika are raised oak leaves. The grip is a wood base, having black, celluloid covering. The celluloid is in perfect condition, and is triple wrapped with tight, aluminum wire, having a twisted center. A good hilt here!
The scabbard is nice and straight throughout, and has excellent, matte finish paint. The paint does not look like a repaint, but then again, I see no hits or chips in it, so it is hard to believe that it would last this long in such a state, but the scabbard really looks great, even if it is a repaint. The blade, as stated above, this is the full length, 35" example. It has highest quality, nickel plated surfaces, and it is still mirror bright, and in mint condition. The reverse ricasso is marked with the Eickhorn 1935-41 squirrel. The original, brown leather blade buffer is in place. This is a great opportunity to acquire a rarely seen Lützow pattern. If you are collecting Field Marshal swords, or you are contemplating doing it in the future, this is an incredibly difficult pattern to find. A good opportunity now, and something which should be a very good investment in the future, as these swords are just not available anymore.
Excellent Plus. $2,595.00 (#042213)
SWDSFMEK #34451 Army Roon Pattern Sword – Carl Eickhorn
This Roon Pattern sword can be seen on page 81 of the Angolia book, if you don’t know what these swords look like. This example is a good brass base type showing some age and some usage but there is still quite a bit of the original gilding spread about the hilt particularly in the recessed areas. The gilt is probably about 40%. The rest of the hilt has toned nicely to the brass base areas. The design of the rune sword is an all engraved piece not having raised out images like we see on most of the other patterns. The engraved details all are oak leaves and acorns throughout the pommel, backstrap,
“P”-guard and ferrule. The crossguard breaks up the monotony a little bit by having acorns stamped throughout its front and rear portions. The reverse langet is blank and the obverse langet has an engraved Wehrmacht eagle. The eagle has half open wings and clutches a mobile swastika in its talons. If you look at one of these Roon swords closely you will see that there is quite a bit of work involved with this sword type as literally each of the images had to be hand done and then enhanced. This sword though was fairly cheap and therefore we see quite a few of them.
The wood based grip is a carved type having black celluloid covering. The celluloid is still in perfect condition. This grip is tightly wrapped with triple twisted brass wire, the center being slightly larger proportion. The scabbard is straight throughout having fairly good black original paint. This paint has evenly spread attic crazing throughout both sides of its surfaces but with a little wax and some care it would not look bad at all as the paint still remains at at least 95%. The 33 inch blade is a beauty having high quality nickel-plated surfaces with needlelike tip and remaining in mint condition. The blade is stamped with the 1935-41 Eichorn squirrel trademark. The original brown leather washer is in place. A good Roon Pattern here that would clean up quite nicely if someone elected to do this.
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
SWDSFMEK #33843 Third Reich Naval Depot-Marked Sword
This Carl Eickhorn Naval Saber is a choice example as its trademark using the Eickhorn logo of 1933-1935 absolutely puts it into the Third Reich period. Naval swords in general do not have swastikas on their outside appearance so the only way that we can really date them emphatically is by using trademarks in which the dates of usage are known. This example is the Carl Eickhorn model number 1670. As luck would have it it is identical to a piece I show in color in my Naval Book on page 849. The sword features a fine gilded brass hilt with lion head pommel. The model number 1670 featured a lion head without glass eyes which is the case with this one. The detail to the cat is spectacular having lots of hand done enhancing throughout the cat’s teeth, whiskers, eye, brow and mane. The cat’s mane flows throughout the length of the backstrap. There is much handwork in this area also. The “D” guard has the usual naval motif and floral designs with a random pattern in the lower center area. The obverse clamshell is the folding type which was done for storage purposes. This clamshell has a fine motif featuring fouled anchor in the center raised out. Bordering around the anchor are waves on the right and left side with floraling above and some type of acanthus leaves below. The areas immediately around the anchor are random pebbled. The reverse langet is also folding and is equipped with a hole which mounts up with a male brass knob on the scabbard upper mount for locking. The folding langet is property stamped, “N 1346”. To the left of the property stamping is the German marine stamping used during this early period which was a carryover of the Weimar eagle over a Gothic styled “M”. This exact stamping can be seen in the color picture of my book on page 489. It is interesting to note that the number of this sword in the book is 1363 and this one is 1346. Obviously these swords may have been stored in the same naval arsenal at the same time. The gilt throughout this hilt looks to be about 90%.
The grip is an off-white celluloid over a carved wood base. The celluloid has turned to a fine deep ivory color and is very attractive. The reverse is in perfect condition throughout while the obverse has a hairline crack that runs basically through the beginning areas of all of the ribs. The good part is, there is no material missing and the crack can not widen any as the grip wire is extremely tight holding everything in place. This grip wire is the triple twisted type with the center being twisted opposite for effect. A very nice hilt here! The scabbard shell is the traditional black leather type. This leather shows very little age and is in very fine condition being decorated with twin trim lines on the edges of both sides with a sewn center on the reverse. A very nice shell here. The scabbard shell is equipped with gilded brass mounts which exactly match the hilt. These mounts are engraved in the usual style. It is interesting to note that the lower chape seems to have some extra engraving which looks like three heart shaped leaves stacked up with a three leaf plant on the top. I don’t remember seeing this decoration before and perhaps it was discontinued at a later date. These mounts are in perfect condition throughout and are retained by the large size staples, the same as is shown on page 469. The reverse upper scabbard mount is deeply stamped, “N 1346”.
As we would hope, the blade is a real killer. It is a quillback style and is plain having brilliant nickel surfaces. This beautiful blade is easily in full mint condition. The 31 inch length is rather rare for naval sabers as usually the length is shorter than this. A nice thing to see here! The depot marked swords generally are found with plain blades, not etched, as this extra work was usually reserved for officers. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the early logo used from 1933 through 1935 definitely placing this sword in the Third Reich period. The ovals trap the firm’s name and location, “Carl Eickhorn Solingen”. Inside of the ovals is a seated squirrel with a nut in his paws having a serrated tail. The original tan felt blade washer is still in place and still in fairly good condition. A really great naval sword here. It is a shame about the crack in the grip but I believe that this is very livable if you are not the ultimate fuss pot out there. If you are you’ll have to look further for another example but believe me with the amount of gilt, markings, details and fantastic blade this sword is very, very desirable.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $2,495.00
SWDSFMEK #33358 “Lützow” Pattern Sword
The Lützow Pattern Sword is one of the rarest Eickhorn types to find, and as such is much sought after. This example is not in mint condition, but it is what it is and it should clean up some with some minor effort. The hilt is an aluminum style which has been gilded. The gilding shows age and there is also some minor plating lifts on some of the edges and surfaces. Overall, I would say that the gilding rates at about 85-90%. The Lützo pattern features two swastika symbols, one at the pommel top in the form of a Wehrmacht style eagle clutching a swastika and on the crossguard in the form of a shield device having a raised out Roman like sword piercing a mobile swastika which is enclosed within oak leaves. Although the pattern is quite striking these swords apparently did not enjoy brisk sales most likely because they were introduced just as the war was starting. The backstrap area is all engraved with oak leaf sprigs and acorns. These sprigs extend to the grip tabs. There is a lined border which runs around the edges of the backstrap. As indicated, the pommel top features a raised Wehrmacht style eagle. The “P” guard also has engraved oak leaves and acorn motif. There is also a borderline cut around this design. At the bottom there is an engraved floral motif. The ferrule has oak leaves which run around the edges and in the center of both sides there are crossed ribbons with an acorn at the top and bottom areas of the center. The langet, as mentioned above, features the Roman-like sword piercing a swastika on the obverse and on the reverse it has a border forming a shield shape. The crossguard blank areas have engraved acorns running throughout. It is interesting to note that the lower portion of this hilt is stamped, "Ges. Gesch.". I have seen quite a few Lützos in the past and this is the first example I have seen with patent pending marks. Perhaps this was an early or initial run hilt?
The grip is the standard celluloid over carved wood base. This celluloid is in excellent condition with a good sheen to the surfaces. It is tightly wrapped with triple aluminum wire, the center being twisted. The scabbard of this example is straight throughout. It has fairly good original black paint although there are signs of some old touch up that was done here and there. It is very common to see sword scabbards touched up during the period. It is interesting to note that the band area with ring have little paint remaining giving the effect that this mount is made of brass. The fine quality nickel-plated blade is a 33½ inch long example. This blade remains in mirror mint condition. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the 1931-41 Carl Eickhorn squirrel logo. The original leather washer is in place. This is a good opportunity to acquire an extremely rare sword at a fairly low price. The Lützo pattern is missing from most Eickhorn Field Marshall collections.
SWDSFMEK #32652 Scharnhorst Pattern Sword
This Scharnhorst Pattern Sword is an all-brass sword that has recently come from the veteran family. The sword hilt has some of the original gilding still in the recesses of the beautiful designs. The high surfaces are mostly down to the brass base metal. The detail, though, is still exceptional throughout the pommel depiction. This leopard style cat has excellent details to his lower jaw, whiskers, brow and mane which flows backwards partially. This feline is fit with faceted blood red glass eyes. The back straps presents oak leaves which are slightly overlapping each other and on the two grip tabs there are also oak leaves. The ferrule has the same type of oak leaf design as does the “P’” guard. The langet features a Wehrmacht style eagle which has a head pointing toward the viewer’s left and half-open wings. The bird clutches a mobile swastika in its talons. The grip is a fine celluloid over carved wood base. This black celluloid is in perfect condition and is triple-wrapped with aluminum wire, the center example being twisted. The under section of the hilt is marked with the initials, indicating that Eickhorn held patent on this design “D.R.P.” The scabbard is nice and straight throughout and does have original black paint. The paint does show some chipping and some age, but still is pretty good and would clean up a lot better with a little wax. This scabbard has approximately 85% of the original paint. The blade measures approximately 33.5” in length. It has an outstanding nickel plated surface which is mirror bright. This blade is easily in full mint condition. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the trademark used from 1935-41 featuring a squirrel holding a downward pointing sword. Above the animal is the word “original” and below the animal is the firm’s name and location “Eickhorn Solingen”. The original brown leather blade buffer is in place. A fine Scharnhorst sword here which will clean up very nicely.
SWDSFMEK #32071C Panther Head Model #1312 with TeNo Attributed Dedicated Etched Blade
This Eickhorn produced Panther Head Sword appears to have been only worn slightly if at all. It is the beautiful pattern model number 1312. This pattern can be seen in the Angolia Sword Book on page 76, upper. The hilt on this example is produced of aluminum having beautiful fire gilded surfaces. The gilding on this piece is just about 100%. The only areas where it is missing is a little bit on both rivets and slight thinning on the jowls of the panther cat. The rest is absolutely magnificent. This panther is a kindly looking feline having lots of hand enhancing to his lower jaw, his whiskers, his brow and of course to his mane. The cat is fitted with fine blood red faceted glass eyes. The back spine of this sword is decorated with raised out oak leaves and acorns which extend into the two grip tabs. There is lots of hand enhancing to be seen on these oak leaves as well as hand checkering on these acorn caps. The P-guard has a similar oak leaf and acorn sprig which runs its length. The ferrule is an oak leaf and acorn decorated example. The crossguard is fairly simple having a few “X” type designs and ending in a swirl at the quillon. The obverse langet has a pair of raised cavalry swords which are between a wreath of oak leaves. The depiction is extremely well done and raised out. The reverse langet has an oval design with a lined border. The grip is a black celluloid over a carved wood base. The celluloid is in complete perfect condition having a fine black sheen. This grip is tightly wrapped with triple brass wire, the center being twisted. An extremely fine hilt here!
The scabbard is just as nice as the hilt. It is completely dent free and has outstanding original factory black paint. This black paint is in mint condition and is near 100%. Now for the best part – the blade! This blade is in stone mint condition and is in a brand new state. The etch on the blade is the style known as “3237” which can be seen in a copy of the Eickhorn “Kundendienst”. The obverse blade has a long panel flanked by fine floral designs. The panel has choice frosted backgrounds and great raised out lettering being a two line dedication, “Dem Führer der Kreisfeuerwehr zum silbernen Dienstjubiläum / gewidmet von der Technische Nothilfe Ortsgruppe Viersen im Januar 1937”. This dedication basically says, “Presented to the Leader of the Kreis Fire Department on the Silver Anniversary given by the TeNo Fourth Orts Group in January 1937”. The reverse blade also has a beautiful etched panel which features floral designs as well as military themes such as crossed drums and swords as well as crossed cannons and drums. A very beautiful blade here and anything connected with the TeNo is extremely rare.
Obviously the TeNo in Berlin certainly must have worked closely with the fire department thus the need to make this presentation on the silver anniversary which would be a 25th. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the 1935-41 Carl Eickhorn trademark. The original brown leather blade washer is in place. This is an outstanding opportunity to not only own an extremely rare TeNo presentation but also the condition is outstanding. This sword was most likely displayed somewhere in the Berlin fire station and not worn accounting for its very fine condition. If you are also an Eickhorn sword or Field Marshall Sword collector this example is a must!
SWDSFMEK #32077C Eickhorn Showroom Model 89 Degen
This Model 89 Degen is made in the Grosser pattern, and was produced as a showroom tool to demonstrate some of the extra cost details that were available through this prestigious firm. The hilt is in the design of a model 89 which of course was still available for officers to order in the event that they may have lost or misplaced their original imperial degen. As stated above this example is in the large grosser pattern. The hilt is of all brass construction basically being a plain type with a gilded finish. Only about 25% remains of the gilding. The basket hilt of course displays the Prussian eagle with the crown on his head and the cipher of Wilhelm II on the breast. The bird clutches a scepter in one claw and a sword in the other. This bird is extremely well detailed with hand engravings as well as nice pebbling accenting some of the features. There is a number “3” which has been applied to the reverse of the pommel backstrap. This “3” appears to be the same style insignia that was used to apply to shoulder boards. It is possible that this number was used to designate the number in the Eickhorn showroom sword grouping or it is also possible that the application was used to demonstrate that purchasers could have a number like this applied to their sword at extra cost. The grip is a sharkskin variety showing some cracking which has occurred along the seam which runs down the back of the grip. There is also some wear to the sharkskin on the high sections of the ribs. This sharkskin is wrapped with triple brass wire being twisted and larger in the center. The leather finger hold has broken off but the original portion is still seated between the ferrule and the lower basket hilt. The blade is a large proportioned style measuring 34 inches in length. It is nickel-plated and does show some age freckling in the surfaces but it is not bad and will clean out if someone wanted to do this. The blade is the style that has dual fullers and both fullers run almost to the tip. The upper obverse portion of the blade has a large frosted panel. The panel at the end has a pointed design motif. Raised out on the panel is a large size 1935-41 Eickhorn squirrel logo. The squirrel holds a downward pointing sword and above the animal is the word, “original” and below is the firm’s name and location, “Eickhorn / Solingen”. Below this are the raised out words in Gothic style lettering, “Original Eickhorn Blanke Waffen”. This of course would mean original Eickhorn weapon blade. There are some hints of gilding which remain on the raised surfaces of the trademark and the lettering. I would estimate this gilding is about 10-20%. The original blade washer is still in place showing some age but is still all there.
The Eickhorn showroom swords can be seen in Volume VI of Johnson’s reference series and there is also a picture of an Eickhorn showroom illustrated in the Kundendiendienst. This particular sword though is not shown in either of the references quoted. All that this means is that it was apparently made as a sample but was not included in the showroom window. This example does show some age but if someone wanted to work with cleaning it up and having the grip recolored as well as regilding the trademark and the lettering I’m sure that this piece could be extremely improved. Some of the Eickhorn showroom swords had scabbards and some did not. This example did not as it is not accompanied by a scabbard. Probably if there were a scabbard the blade would still be in a mint state. At any rate, a great sword for the ultimate Eickhorn collector. The chances of finding showroom swords still in existence or available on the collector market are almost nil.
SWDSFMEK #31776 “Blücher” Pattern Lion Head Sword
This Blücher Pattern Lion Head is the aluminum base type. The gilding is slightly worn on this example, giving it a rather silvery look, but I'm sure it was a much more golden color during the period. I would say that the gilding here is maybe 50% throughout. The depiction of course is a highly detailed lion head having hand enhancing throughout his lower jaw, whiskers, brow and mane. The cat has been fitted out with red faceted eyes. The reverse backstrap has oak leaves and in the center has a plain area which was left for the use of a monogram. Below this area there is a little fine hand done checkering. The "P" guard has raised out oak leaves in the standard manner. The crossguard features an Art Deco open-winged eagle which faces to the viewer's left. This bird has fairly good detail remaining to his eye, breast feathering, talons, wreath and mobile swastika. The quillon end is in a curl. The grip of this example is a black celluloid over a carved wood base. The celluloid remains in perfect condition and it is tightly wrapped with triple aluminum wire, the center being twisted.
The nickel-plated blade of this example measures 32 inches. The plating is still mostly bright and rates in near mint condition. The reverse ricasso has the stamped 1935-41 Eickhorn squirrel trademark. Beneath the hilt it is stamped, "D.R.P." which means there was a patent on this design. The scabbard is nice and straight and has excellent plus, plus original black paint. This paint is at least 98% and still has a good brightness to its finish and looks very nice. This is quite a good Blücher Pattern Sword, with a somewhat unusual look given the light plated gilt finish.
SWDSFMEK #31245C “Derfflinger” Pattern Sword
The “Derfflinger” Pattern Sword is basically the same sword as the “Zieten” except the backstrap has a smooth pommel top on the former and a lion head on the latter. This sword has the same flat knuckle bow and it also has the beaded style design throughout the surfaces of all of the edges. The crossguard is the same as the “Zieten” having a raised out Wehrmacht style eagle looking to the viewer’s left. The eagle has good detail and is clutching a swastika in its talons. This "Derfflinger" example is identical to the one shown in the Angolia Sword Book on page 82, upper. This example is a brass base type and it has quite a bit of the original gild still on the surfaces. I would estimate it to be approximately 70-75%. The grip is a black celluloid over carved wood. The celluloid is in good condition throughout. This grip is tightly wrapped with triple twisted brass wire. The lower section of the hilt is stamped, “Ges. Gesch” which meant that Eickhorn had applied for a patent on this design. The scabbard is straight throughout and it is really a fine example. The original paint is still nice and bright having only modest crazing and only a few chips. This paint is at near 99% and still retains its factory luster.
The blade of this example is a beauty. It measures 30-inches in length and has extremely high quality nickel-plated surfaces. This blade is in full mint condition. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the Eickhorn logo used from 1935-1941. The original brown leather washer is in position and has done a fine job protecting this mint blade. A nice sword here, even niceer when you consider that the "Derfflinger" Pattern is getting quite difficult to acquire.
Near Mint. $1,295.00
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 reads “G.Sch./1.6.38”. This would indicate that the recipient received the sword on 1, June, of 1938, probably the date he was promoted to a German 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 #30032 Prinz Eugen Pattern Sword
This Prinz Eugen Pattern Sword is a very long model, having a 35 inch blade. The sword hilt is the very desirable Prinz Eugen pattern which has two eagles and two swastikas combined in the design. This sword is the same as can be seen in the Angolia Book on page 82, lower. The gilded finish on this example appears to be all there. It is rather rare to see this as normally the finish did not hold up very well over the white metal base. This example has some age in the finish but I would not recommend anyone cleaning it as the gold will come off mighty quickly. These Prinz Eugen swords are best to be left alone. The finish has a bronze look to it in some areas and it is a little bit lighter in other areas. The pommel has the raised out Wehrmacht eagle. This bird looks to the viewer’s left and has great detail to his breast feathering, wing feathering and the mobile swastika he is clutching in his talons. The P-guard is smooth except for the center area which has two large oak leaves which do not touch each other but are mighty close to it. The backstrap is also mostly plain having large oak leaves on the two grip tabs and one at the lower. There are also oak leaves repeated on the ferrule with half of it being smooth. The crossguard has the open-winged eagle which is well known on this example. The bird looks to the viewer’s left and has great detail to his brow, eye, beak, breast feathering, wing feathering, talons, wreath and the raised swastika in the center. Great stuff here for sure!
The black grip is in excellent condition throughout being a wood base having a celluloid covering. This grip is wrapped with triple aluminum wire, the center being twisted. I noticed that one of the little wires is either missing or stuck behind the grip on the next to the last segment. This is not something you notice however. The scabbard this example is also a fine one. It is dent free and has excellent original black paint. The paint rates at about 99% having a little missing at the lower chape where probably the sword sat on a cellar floor. Not bad though and with a little bit of work this paint would really come up nice. As indicated above, the blade of this example is a very long 35 inches in length. It is a beauty also having outstanding nickel-plated finish and still being mirror throughout. The blade is in mint condition. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the Eickhorn squirrel used from 1935 through 1941. The hilt is buffered from the scabbard with a red leather washer. This is the usual for Prinz Eugen swords. A good example here and if you’re building a field marshall series this particular sword would be a good one to add.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,695.00
SWDSFMEK #26801 Wrangel Pattern Dove Head Sword
This Wrangel Pattern Dove Head Sword was listed prior on my offering and was purchased by a collector from the Upper Northwest. Unfortunately, when the sword was sent out to him, it was affected by the cold weather and developed a chip in the black celluloid grip at the upper area below the pommel. The cold of the winter causes the wood grip below to shrink, leaving the equivalent of an “eggshell” covering it. We glued the celluloid chip back in place and now the sword is once again in very presentable condition, except that it is not worth what it was previously. This sword has a beautiful 100% gilt over aluminum base finish. The Wrangel design features raised out oak leaves throughout the pommel, back strap, “p” guard and ferrule. The cross guard is relatively plain, having a raised out, open-winged eagle which looks to the viewer’s left. This art-deco eagle has fine crispness to his eye, breast feathering and raised out swastika within a wreath. The sword is stamped on the underhilt “Ges. Gesch.” meaning there was a patent on this design. A mentioned above, the chip has been re-glued into this grip and the rest of the grip remains in totally perfect condition. This grip is tightly wrapped with triple aluminum wire, the center being twisted. The scabbard of this example is also in choice condition, having original black paint. This black paint is 100% throughout and still has its fine, bright factory finish. It will easily clean to a full mint rating.
The blade is also an incredible example. It measures over 34 inches and has highest quality nickel plating. This plating is completely mirror bright. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the 1935-41 squirrel logo. The original brown leather washer is in place. This is a great looking sword other than the minor flaw mentioned on the grip. If you are looking for a mint example to hang up on the wall, this one should do it.
Mint Minus. $895.00
SWDSFMEK #27841 Dove Head Fire Official's Sword
This Dove Head Fire Officials's Sword is Model No. 40, with gilded brass finish, designated
as a Fire Official's Sword by Carl Eickhorn. This sword would have been
worn by a fire police official and the Eickhorn catalogue shows
a color drawing of a fire official wearing this same sword. The
dove head hilt is completely plain throughout and there is about
80% of the original gilt that still remains. The grip is a black
celluloid over wood base. It is in perfect condition and is wrapped
with triple aluminum wire, the center being twisted. There is
a firemans troddel attached to this sword hilt. It is the
black leather strap variety which has triple aluminum stitching.
At the slide, it is made of woven leather with bullion trim and
the flat stem is the crochet type that reveals the flat surface
metal below. The oval ball is alternating pink and aluminum bullion
yarnlike thread. There is a pink velvet stuffing at the bottom
of the ball. The scabbard of this example is nice and straight
throughout. It has black paint on the obverse that is still in
fairly nice condition. There is some wear to the reverse, which
appears to be mostly swing wear and it is not really detrimental.
The blade of this example is 34 inches long. It is a fine example,
having bright nickel plating. This blade is easily in mint condition.
The reverse ricasso is stamped with the 1935-41 Eickhorn squirrel
logo. The original black leather washer is in place. A fine sword
here that is not seen too often. These swords were worn prior
to the introduction of the police sword in 1938.
Near Mint. $595.00