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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 #43095C Wrangel Pattern Sword

This Wrangel Pattern sword is a brass example, with about 50% of the original gilding intact. The Wrangel has a rounded pommel with a large raised oak leaf at the center. The backstrap features oak leaves and acorns which extend out on to the grip tabs and "P" guard.

The ferrule also has fine oak leaves and acorns. The reverse of the guard has a plain oval area to accept a monogram, while the obverse has an open-winged, "Art Deco" style eagle. The detailing remains outstanding throughout the bird and wreathed swastika.

The grip of this example had some problems with the celluloid at the top which we have since repaired. The rest of the grip is in good condition, tightly wrapped with twisted brass wires.

The scabbard is straight throughout. The original paint is not too bad, although most of it is missing from the chape. Overall the paint is about 90% intact.

The 31 inch blade has high quality nickel plating and remains in mint condition. It is stamped with the "Over the Shoulder" Eickhorn Squirrel trademark, indicating that this sword was made after 1941.

A good, basic, entry-level sword here.

Excellent. $495.00

SWDSFMEK #43085C Freiherr von Stein Pattern Sword

This Frieherr von Stein Pattern Sword has a brass hilt which retains about 60% of the original gilded finish.

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 mobile swastika, all of 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 perfect black celluloid. This celluloid is in god condition and is 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 has a fine shine and although it does so age and wear is about at least 95% intact.

The blade is 33 inches long, with high quality nickel plating. It is easily in mint condition. The reverse os marked with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark.

A solid Freiherr von Stein Pattern Sword here.

Excellent Plus. $595.00

SWDSFMEK #43088C Scharnhorst Pattern Sword

This Scharnhorst Pattern has a brass hilt. Most of the original gilding has been lost but it still has a bright look to it.

The panther head pommel is finely detailed, with enhancement to the muzzle, jaw, brow, and fur, which runs partially down the backstrap. This good looking cat is fitted with faceted red glass eyes. The backstrap is decorated with a pattern of raised and overlapping oak leaves which extends down on to the grip tabs. The "P" guard and ferrule also have this oak leaf treatment.

The obverse crossguard langet of the sword bears a closed wing Wehrmacht eagle clutching mobile swastika. The bird is nicely raised out with rays behind the head and hand work on the breast feathering. The quillon ends in a curl. The reverse langet is plain, with the standard raised area to accept a monogram or the like. The lower hilt is stamped "DRP".

The grip of this sword is carved wood covered in black celluloid. This celluloid remains perfect, tightly wrapped with a braid of brass wires with the twisted center strand.

The scabbard is straight, with exceptional original paint that is nearly 100% intact and showing only modest age.

The 33 inch blade has high quality nickel plating. When we received this sword there was some evidence of sharpening, which we took steps to remove. You'd have to look closely to see this work was done at all. The reverse ricasso is marked with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark, and the original blade washer is in place.

A solid Scharnhorst Pattern Sword here.

Excellent. $450.00

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 #43091C Derfflinger Pattern Sword

This Derfflinger is has a cast aluminum hilt with a gilded finish. Unfortunately the gilding is peeling off the upper area of the guard, but the rest seems to be in place.

This pattern is basically the same as a Zeiten> Pattern, only swapping the panther head for a plain, rounded pommel. The pommel and backstrap are decorated with circular designs. The "P" guard is flat, with more circle and a pair of oak leaves in the center. The reverse guard also has these circles, as well as a plain langet to accept a monogram. The obverse langet features Wehrmacht eagle, with good detailing throughout the bird. The ferrule has oak leaves and swirl designs. The lower hilt is marked "Gesch Gesch".

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

The scabbard is straight throughout. The original paint has age spread throughout both sides; perhaps a little wax would calm down some of this aging as the paint is all there. The lower chape is slightly rusted.

The blade measures 31 inches long, with a high quality nickel plated finish. It is stamped with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark and the original brown blade washer is in place.

Excellent. $495.00

SWDSFMEK #43084C Prinz Eugen Pattern Sword

This Prinz Eugen is unusual in that it has no maker mark stamped into the blade. The blade measures 32 ½ inches long, much larger than a normal Eickhorn example. It is the type that is often seen on an Army Cavalry NCO's sword, in perfect, mint condition, with bright nickel plating, a wide fuller, and a needle-like tip.

As it is not marked (and should be) I think that this blade was once attached to a Dove Head Hilt and subsequently changed due to a promotion which granted access to an officer's sword. The sword was absolutely re-hilted at the factory and not something some collector rigged up in his basement.

The scabbard is sized to accommodate the large, Grosser pattern blade. It is straight throughout and has fairly good original paint, although there is a bit missing on the reverse center and the chape. It is not bad at all, though, and does not detract from the looks of this impressive sword.

The Prinz Eugen hilt is in nice condition throughout. There is not a lot of gilding left on the hilt; frankly it is mostly silver, but enough remains (perhaps 10%) as evidence that it was once covered. The hilt has the fine, dramatic look that has always attracted collector attention, with a closed wing Wehrmacht style eagle raised out of the pommel top. The backstrap is plain, with only an oak leaves on the grip tabs and on the area where it connects to the ferrule. The ferrule has a pair of connected oak leaves on the right side only, with the tips towards the center.

The "P" guard is also plain, with only a pair of large raised oak leaves in central panel. The guard has an outstanding Casberg eagle, looking to the viewer's left and with terrific detailing throughout.

The grip is carved wood covered in black celluloid. It remains in excellent condition and is tightly wrapped with a skein of brass wires, with a thicker gage strand in the center.

A most interesting sword here, and certainly desirable by true sword collectors.

Excellent. $1,295.00

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 #43086C Zeiten Pattern Sword

This Zeiten Pattern Sword has an aluminum hilt with nearly 100% of the original gilding, which is rare to see on an aluminum piece. The Zeiten Pattern is not easy to find. Although it was priced similarly to other patterns it never was a big seller, which I don't understand given the looks of the piece.

The panther head pommel is great looking, with a real snarl on his face and striking, hooded brows. There is lots of handwork to the whiskers and fur which spills down the backstrap. The panther is fitted with faceted red glass eyes.

The backstrap has a nice design. It is plain in the center with curls that run along the borders into the grip tabs. The "P" guard is interesting, being a flat type. Both sides feature curls that run the length, with oak leaves in the center. The same motif continues on the guard and both borders of the langets. The ferrule is lined on both edges and has oak leaves in the center. The reverse langet is plain, with a raised area to accept a monogram. The obverse langet features a closed-wing Wehrmacht eagle and swastika.

The lower hilt is marked "DRP".

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

The scabbard is a very fine example, being straight throughout. The original paint has a slightly muted look but remains 100% intact, and could be shined up with some wax if so desired.

The 33 inch blade is bright and has heavy nickel plating and a needle-like tip. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark, and the original brown leather blade washer is in place.

A very fine Zeiten Pattern Sword here.

<>Excellent Plus. $995.00

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 #43089C Blücher Pattern Sword

This Blücher Pattern Sword is an early brass example. The gilded finish is fairly good on the lower areas of the sword, with wear to the "P" guard, backstrap, and lion's head. The detailing, however, remains good.

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 faceted red glass eyes. The backstrap is decorated with a raised floral motif and a raised blank section to accept a monogram. The “P” 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 reverse langet if blank, to accept a monogram. The ferrule is decorated with a pattern of oak leaves and acorns. The bottom on the hilt is stamped "DRP".

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

The sword is equipped with what appears to be the original portepee, showing no wear. This officer's portepee is in nice condition, with green leather strapping trimmed in aluminum wire. The knot is bullion and in excellent condition.

The scabbard has a few tiny dings down by the chape, but they are very minor. The original paint is bright and about 98% intact.

The blade of the sword is 30 inches long, with a finely nickel-plated surface that has a fine sheen. 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 solid Blucher Pattern here.

Excellent Plus. $650.00

SWDSFMEK #43090C Wrangel Pattern Sword

Wrangel Pattern Sword is a fine example, with a hilt constructed from brass. The gilded finish throughout the hilt is about 95% intact.

The dove head pommel is decorated with raised oak leaves which flow down the backstrap on to the grip tabs, similar to the Freiherr von Stein Pattern. This oak leaf pattern is repeated on the "P" guard. The crossguard is enhanced with a fine dotted pattern and ends in a curled quillon. The langet bears an Art Deco style eagle clutching a wreathed swastika; this bird is very nicely detailed. The lower area of the hilt is marked "Ges Gesch".

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

Attached to the hilt is a thicker style portepee which looks original to the sword. The leather remains sound and the triple aluminum stitching is good, with only some wear near the tie.

The scabbard is has a few dings on both sides but they are relatively. The original paint remains bright and remains at least 95% intact.

The 32 inch blade has highest quality nickel plating and remains in mint condition. It is stamped with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark, and the original blade buffer is in place.

A nice Wrangel Pattern here.

Excellent. $550.00

SWDSFMEK #42866C Army NCO's Dove Head Sword

This is the plain nickel Dove Head sword worn by Army NCO's. The hilt retains bright nickel plating which shows only minor age.

The grip is carved wood covered in black celluloid. This celluloid remains perfect, tightly wrapped with a skein of three brass wires with a thick center strand.

The scabbard is in great condition. It is straight throughout and has nearly 100% of the original paint. This paint still has a fine luster and is completely intact on the chape, which is normally quite worn on most swords.

Attached to the scabbard is brown teardrop hanger. This hanger has a box clip at the top and is made adjustable by means of a boss button. Attached to the bottom is a nickel plated snap clip, which shows minor age but nothing too bad.

The blade of this sword is one of the wider types normally ordered by cavalry men. This beautiful blade has perfect nickel plating and measures 32 inches long. The reverse ricasso is marked with the large Eickhorn Squirrel trademark used circa 1935.

A nice NCO Sword here, perfect if you are outfitting a mannequin.

Near Mint. $395.00

SWDSFMEK #42606 Scharnhorst Pattern Sword

This Scharnhorst Pattern Sword remains in fine condition overall. The aluminum hilt retains nearly 100% of the original gilded finish.

The panther head pommel is finely detailed, with enhancement to the muzzle, jaw, brow, and fur, which runs down the backstrap. This good looking cat is fitted with faceted red glass eyes. The backstrap is decorated with a pattern of raised and overlapping oak leaves which extends down on to the grip tabs. The "P" guard and ferrule also have this oak leaf treatment.

The crossguard of the sword bears a closed wing Wehrmacht eagle clutching mobile swastika. The bird is nicely raised out with rays behind the head and hand work on the breast feathering. The quillon ends in a curl. The reverse langet is plain, with the standard raised area to accept a monogram or the like. The lower hilt is stamped "Gesch Gesch".

The grip of this sword is carved wood covered in black celluloid. This celluloid remains perfect, tightly wrapped with a braid of brass wires with the twisted center strand.

Decorating the hilt is the original Army portepee, with good green leather strapping and aluminum stitching running the length. There is some minor wear to the strapping where it exits the knot, but it remains sound and will last for many years to come.

The scabbard was in terrible shape when we acquired it, which was unusual when you consider how nice the hilt is. We opted to restore it and it came out quite nice, and could be improved with a little work by the next owner.

The blade is long, measuring 33 ½ inches. It has highest quality nickel plating and a perfect finish. It is easily in mint condition. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the familiar 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark.

A good, solid Scharnhorst Pattern sword here.

Excellent Plus. $595.00

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 #42183 Prinz Eugen Pattern Sword

This Eugen Pattern sword is about as nice as you will see. The gilding on the hot is 100% intact, something that is rare to see as the hilt is constructed of zinc, which doesn't hold plating particularly well. This finish is probably the best I've ever seen on one of these desirable swords.

The Prinz Eugen is one of the few swords with two German eagles and swastikas in the design. The pommel features a raised-out, closed-wing Wehrmacht eagle clutching a swastika. The backstrap is plain except at the grip tabs, which have a large oak leaf, and at the bottom which has another large single oak leaf.

The “P” guard is relatively plain, with only the central area having two large oak leaves butting against each other. The reverse guard is plain but for a scribed outline on the langet. The obverse has a great looking open-winged eagle which looks to the viewer’s left. This bird, designed by artist Paul Casberg, has all kinds of fine detailing throughout the head, breast and wing feathering, talons and wreathed swastika.

The grip is of carved wood coated in black celluloid. This celluloid remains in perfect condition, tightly wrapped with a skein of three aluminum wires, the center strand being twisted.

The scabbard is also outstanding. It is completely straight and has excellent paint, easily in nearly mint condition. The paint looks almost factory fresh, although the lower chape has a slight amount of normal wear.

The 33 ½ inch blade of this sword is the nickel-plated type. It is pristine throughout and mirror-bright, easily in mint condition. The reverse langet is marked with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark, and the original brown leather blade washer is in place.

If you are looking for a really fine Prinz Eugen Pattern this one is sure to satisfy. If you are contemplating collecting the Field Marshall series this is a key piece.

Near Mint. $1,695.00

SWDSFMEK #41319 Model 1695 Army Panther Head Sword

This Army Panther Head Sword is constructed of aluminum with 100% of the original gilding intact. It is a very beautiful sword in first-rate condition. For some reason Eickhorn did not include the Model 1695 in their Field Marshall series, but in my mind a Field Marshall collection is not complete without one of these swords.

The panther head is in choice condition, with lots of hand engraving throughout the muzzle, snout, eyes, and mane. The backstrap has elegant raised oak leaves and acorns which extend out to the grip tabs.

The "P" guard and ferrule have the same time of leaves, and both remain in choice condition.

The crossguard extends downward with a curlicue quillon. In the center obverse is a Deco style eagle clutching a wreathed swastika. The detailing are extraordinary throughout the guard. The reverse langet has the usual raised plain seal to accept a monogram.

The grip is carved wood covered in black celluloid. It remains in perfect condition, with a fine, tight brass wire wrap.

There is a fine Army portepee on the hilt which looks to be original to the piece. This portepee is in perfect condition, matching the condition of the hilt. It is the wider style with aluminum stitching that runs the length, and couldn't look nicer.

The scabbard is straight throughout with outstanding original black paint. This paint is nearly 100% throughout and retains a factory sheen. This sword looks to have been worn only infrequently, if at all.

The blade measures 32 inches long, with a fine, high quality nickel plating. It remains in mint condition and is stamped with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark. The original brown leather blade washer is in place.

If you are looking for a real showpiece sword you will really love this example.

Mint. $995.00

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 #40292C Zeiten Pattern Panther Head Sword

The Zeiten Pattern sword has always been popular with collectors; oddly there were not a lot sold to German officers during the period.

This pattern has a unique panther head pommel, with the distinctive short mane running in a circular manner after the jaw of the cat and partially down the backstrap. The remainder of the backstrap is mostly plain, with a border of tiny dots. These dots also spill out on to the grip tabs. The whiskers, brow, and chin of the cat are hand enhanced, and it is fitted with pink faceted glass eyes.

The "P" guard is also unusual as it is flat. It is decorated with a series of curls on both sides The dot pattern we see on the backstop ad grip tabs is repeated on the crossguard, going around the langet. The langet features a closed-wing Wehrmacht eagle and swastika. The quillon is curled and dotted as well.

The lower area of the hilt is marked "DRP".

The grip of the sword is constructed of wood covered in celluloid. It is i perfect condition except for a couple of minor cracks on the lower rib. These could be easily covered with a portepee, but there is nothing missing in the area. This grip is tightly wrapped with a skein of three aluminum wires, with a twisted center strand.

The scabbard is in choice condition with no dents. The original paint remains bright and is at least 98% intact. A very nice original scabbard here!

The blade is an outstanding nickel-plated example that is in full mint condition. This blade measures 33 ½ inches long. The reverse ricasso is marked with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark.

A very fine brass Zeiten Pattern Sword here.

Near Mint. $1,150.00

SWDSFMEK #40297C Scharnhorst Pattern Panther Head Sword

This Scharnhorst Pattern Sword features an all brass hilt and a well defined panther head pommel. The panther is nicely hand hand-enhanced throughout his muzzle, brow and mane, which runs partially down the backstrap. The cat is fitted with with faceted red glass eyes. Much of the original gilding remains on the hilt; I'd say about 90% of it is intact.

The backstop is decorated with raised, finely detailed oak leaves and acorns. This oak leaf design extends out on to the grip tabs. The "D" guard also has this oak leaf motif. The crossguard ends in a fine curled quillon. The langet features a closed-wing Wehrmacht eagle which has nice definition.

The lower hilt of the sword is stamped "DRP".

The scabbard is in good shape, with only a tiny hit on the lower obverse that is really nothing. The original paint shows age but it is still at least 95% intact and would clean up well if someone elected to do it.

The blade has an outstanding nickel plated finish. it measures 33 inches long and remains in mint condition. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the 1951-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark, and the original dark brown leather blade washer is in place.

A nice brass example here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $950.00

SWDSFMEK #39844 Prinz Eugen Pattern Sword with Triple Etched Blade

It is extremely rare to find a Prinz Eugen Pattern sword with a triple-etched blade; in fact, this is the first one I can remember acquiring! I purchased this sword directly from the daughter of the veteran who liberated it from Germany. It has been in storage ever since, and is beautifully preserved.

This example has almost all of the original gilded surface over the pot metal base construction. Very few swords of this pattern retain this amount of gilding.

The Prinz Eugen pattern is one of the few swords with two German eagles and swastikas in the design. The pommel features a raised-out, closed-wing Wehrmacht eagle clutching a swastika. The backstrap is plain except at the grip tabs, which have a large oak leaf, and at the bottom which has another large single oak leaf.

The “P” guard is relatively plain, with only the central area having two large oak leaves butting against each other. The reverse guard is plain but for a scribed outline on the langet. The obverse langet has a great looking open-winged eagle which looks to the viewer’s left. This bird has all kinds of outstanding detailing throughout the head, breast and wing feathering, talons and wreathed swastika.

The grip is of carved wood coated in black celluloid. This celluloid has a tiny hairline crack on the upper right, but is hardly shows and isn’t going anywhere. The rest if the grip is perfect, tightly wrapped with a skein of three brass wires, the center strand being twisted.

Attached to the hilt is an Army Officer’s Portepee. It is the style with leather strapping with dual wire stitching. The knot shows some age and wear but it is sound and should remain so well into the future.

The scabbard is in terrific condition. It retains the original black surface; even the lower drag has 100% of the paint and is free of rust!

The 30 inch blade of this sword is a real marvel. It has quality nickel plated and is triple etched with Eickhorn Pattern #3237. This pattern has lots of floral designs on both sides and, in the center areas, are crossed swords and cannons. This blade motif pretty much covers all of the branches of service. The spine is etched with oak leaves that run the same distance as the etch. All of the frosted backgrounds are intact and the blade is easily in mint condition. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark, and the original red leather blade washer is in place.

Here is a very rare opportunity to acquire an original triple-etched Prinz Eugen. This is the first example I’ve had to offer and I think it would be a real treasure for the avid sword collector. A great piece here!

Excellent Plus. $2,995.00

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 #39549C Prinz Eugen Pattern Sword

The hilt of this Prinz Eugen Sword is in exceptional condition. It has not been cleaned so the finish is dull, but it looks to me if the all of the original gilding is still present. This is a rarity on a Prinz Eugen, as the base construction is of pot metal to which did not easily retain the gilding. It is a pleasure to see on in this state.

The Prinz Eugen is one of the few swords with two German eagles and swastikas in the design. The pommel features a raised-out, closed-wing Wehrmacht eagle clutching a swastika. The backstrap is plain except at the grip tabs, which have a large oak leaf, and at the bottom which has another large single oak leaf.

The “P” guard is relatively plain, with only the central area having two large oak leaves butting against each other. The reverse guard is plain but for a scribed outline on the langet. The obverse langet has a great looking open-winged eagle which looks to the viewer’s left. This bird has all kinds of fine detailing throughout the head, breast and wing feathering, talons and wreathed swastika.

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

The scabbard is outstanding. It is completely straight and has excellent paint, easily in nearly mint condition.

The blade of this sword is the nickel-plated type. It is pristine throughout and mirror-bright, easily in mint condition. The reverse langet is marked with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark, and the original blade washer is in place. It is a lighter colored example, not the usual red type we normally see on the Prinz Eugen pattern, but there are slight variation on nearly everything we see in this hobby.

If you are looking for a really fine Prinz Eugen Pattern this one is sure to satisfy. If you are contemplating collecting the Field Marshall series this is a key piece and one you will want to scoop up while you can.

Near Mint. $1,595.00

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 #39058C Artillery NCO’s Sword with Triple Etched Blade

This Artillery NCO’s Sword is the traditional, nickel-plated type. It is unadorned throughout and has fine, smooth surfaces. The plating shows patination but I’m sure it would clean off if the next owner prefers shiny swords.

The grip of the sword is of carved wood covered in the usual black celluloid. The celluloid is in perfect condition, tightly wrapped with a skien of aluminum wires, the center strand being twisted to add visual interest.

The scabbard is straight throughout and retains the original paint. Sadly this paint is aged and rusted; a professional restoration would certainly not hurt this scabbard!

The blade of this example makes up for the scabbard; it is a beautiful triple-etched example in the artillery motif. There are crossed cannons standartes, war implements and floral sprays expertly rendered on both sides of this fine blade. The spine of the blade is also etched with oak leaves. This etch pattern appears in the Eickhorn catalog.

The blade has just the slightest amount of graying, but beyond this is totally free of nicks or problems. The sword is stamped with the 1945-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark, and the original black leather blade washer is in place.

A touch of cleaning would make this sword nice; it is simply a bargain at this low, low price.

Excellent. $850.00

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 #39062 Cavalry Dove Head Sword with Eagle & Swastika Pommel

This is a most unusual cavalry sword, listed as Model #1715 in the Eickhorn catalog. This model features crossed swords on the langet, but what is most unusual is the fact that it has the same pommel and backstrap used on the Lützow and Prinz Eugen Pattern swords. I do not believe I've ever had one of these swords in the past, so I think they are quite rare.

The hilt of this sword is constructed from aluminum. It has an outstanding gilded finish, looking to be at least 98% intact and wearing only slightly at the pommel. This pommel features a Wehrmacht eagle and swastika surrounded by oak leaves. These oak leaves extend down the backstrap and spill over on to the grip tabs. The “P” guard also has raised oak leaves and acorns, while the ferrule is covered in oak leaf springs.

The langet is decorated with crossed cavalry swords with oak leaves at the edges. The reverse langet has a plain surfaced raised oval designed to receive a monogram.

The grip is of carved wood covered in fine black celluloid. This celluloid is absolutely perfect, still shiny and tightly wrapped with a skein of three aluminum wires. The center strand of wire is twisted to provide some visual interest.

The scabbard is totally dent-free and has very nice original paint. This paint shows a little mild aging here and there but is in nice condition overall, being at least 95% intact.

The blade of this sword is a respectable 33 ½ inches long. It has highest quality nickel-plated surfaces and remains in mint condition. The reverse ricasso is neatly stamped with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark and the original brown leather blade buffer is in place.

A very hard sword to find here; as I mentioned I do not recall ever having one in the past. A great addition to a serious sword collection.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $950.00

SWDSFMEK #39060C Wrangel Pattern Sword with Turned Eagle Head

This Wrangel Pattern Sword is a very early example, being constructed from quality brass. The crossguard eagle, which normally looks to the left on these swords (even being shown that way in the catalog) looks to the right. The direction of these eagle heads was swapped during the Nazi period, probably after 1936. Beyond this quirk it is a typical Wrangel pattern.

The pommel has a nice, large oak leaf at the top, and the backstrap, ferrule, “D” guard and grip tabs have a similar treatment. The oak leaves have outstanding hand enhancement.

The crossguard has a dotted pattern before and after the eagle. This eagle has fine detailing throughout, and grasps a swastika flanked by oak leaves.

The reverse langet has a raised panel set with an oak leaf and acorn design. The raised oval bears the professionally engraved monogram of the original owner, “J. G”.

The grip is of carved wood covered in black celluloid. This celluloid is in perfect condition throughout, retaining the factory shine. The grip is tightly wrapped with a skein of three twisted brass wires, the center strand being a thicker gauge than the others.

The scabbard is straight throughout. It shows traces of usage but has no problems, the paint rating at about 90% intact.

The outstanding blade of this sword measures 32 inches long. It has a perfect nickel finish and is in full mint condition. As we would expect upon seeing the early crossguard eagle, the reverse ricasso of the blade is stamped with the Eickhorn trademark used from 1933 to 1935, the small double oval type. The original brown leather blade buffer is in place.

A good Wrangel Pattern sword here, of a variant that is not easy to find.

Near Mint. $1,450.00

SWDSFMEK #38485 Scharnhorst Pattern Field Marshall Sword

This Scharnhorst Pattern Sword has the desirable brass base construction. It still has quite a bit of the original gilding on the surfaces, rating at about 85 to 90% intact.

The Scharnhorst Pattern has a leopard head pommel. The cat has faceted pinkish-red eyes. The detailing to the head of this cat is outstanding, with handwork evident on the lower jaw, whiskers, muzzle, brow and even to the mane which flow partially down the backstrap. A good looking cat here, no doubt responsible for the high sales that Eickhorn had of this model.

The backstrap has raised oak leaves and acorns which extend to the grip tabs. The “P” guard also has these oak leaves and acorns, nicely rendered with visible hand enhancing. The ferrule has a pattern of oak leave and acorns that run around the perimeter.

The crossguard design has a series of what looks to be “+” and “-” marks, ending in a curled quillon. The reverse langet is plain, while the obverse is adorned with a Wehrmacht eagle and swastika. There is also handwork on this fine bird.

The grip if of carved wood covered in black celluloid. This celluloid remains in perfect condition and is wrapped with twisted brass wires, the center strand being a thicker gauge for contrast. This sword is marked “D.R.P” on the lower hilt.

The scabbard is straight throughout. This scabbard shows quite a bit of age and spidering on both sides, but this could be cleaned up nicely with a little wax and a lot of elbow grease. The paint is about 90% intact.

The blade is a 33 inch long example, with highest quality nickel plated surfaces. It is in mint condition. It is interesting to note that the reverse ricasso is stamped with the post-1941 “Over the Shoulder” Eickhorn Squirrel trademark. This would indicate that this sword was made well into the war, yet it still features the quality parts such as an all brass hilt and brass wires. A lot of people think that we only see aluminum pieces later on in the period but that is definitely wrong. Aluminum was desired more for its lightness than its efficacy as a brass substitute in a sword hilt.

A solid example here which could use a little cleaning but should work up very nicely.

Excellent Plus. $795.00

SWDSFMEK 37853C Panther Head Cavalry Sword

This fine example is cast in solid brass having about 85% of the original gilded finish throughout. The pattern is the Eickhorn Model #1312, designated for the cavalry.

The detail throughout the hilt is exceptional. The panther has hand-enhanced areas about his lower jaw, whiskers and brow. The cat is fitted with bright red faceted eyes. The back strap features enhanced, raised oak leaves and acorns which extend to the grip side tabs. The "P" guard has similar oak leaf and acorn treatment. The reverse languet has a raised plain oval meant for a future monogram. The obverse languet depicts raised crossed swords with oak leaves around them and having random pebbling in the backgrounds; the gilded finish is all there on this part and looks great.

Adding to this fine hilt is a great-conditioned Army Officer's portepee. The portepee has mint green leather strapping, decorated with a twin stitching of aluminum wire. The slide has woven leather with wire highlights and the stem is the flat style with crochet-like aluminum bullion covering the flat metal surface below. The ball is yarn-like aluminum bullion with a gray thread lower stuffing.

The scabbard is straight throughout. It has very fine original paint still being factory bright. There are some minor carrying signs in the paint, but overall this paint is 98%. A very fine scabbard here.

The blade is a beauty having highest quality nickel-plated finish. This impressive blade measure 33 inches in length and is easily in full mint condition. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel logo and the brown leather blade buffer is in place.

A very fine 3rd Reich period sword here in exceptional condition; an investment quality piece, to be sure!

Near Mint. $895.00

SWDSFMEK #37856C Lion Head Sword with Uhlan Motif

This Lion Head Sword is a beauty, with a heavy brass construction and retaining nearly all of the original gilded finish.

The lion has much hand work throughout his whiskers, brow and mane. The mane flows down a short way on to the backstrap. The cat is fitted with large, faceted blood-red eyes. The backstrap has an opening for a monogram, and the grip tabs both feature floral designs.

The “P” guard is a fine looking, wide example, with sprigs of raised oak leaves and acorns. The ferrule is decorated with a floral pattern. The crossguard has “dot and dash” designs that run through the center area, and ends in a roaring lion's head. The reverse langet has a round shield designed to accept a monogram. The obverse langet is in the Uhlan fashion, with crossed swords and lances with pennants, with a ball above.

The grip is of carved wood with a black celluloid covering. The celluloid is in perfect condition. This grip is wrapped with triple stands of aluminum wire, the center wire being twisted. There appears to be two wires missing, one from each of the first two segments. This is not immediately noticeable, however.

The scabbard is a real gem, being straight throughout and with outstanding original paint. This paint shows only the most modest of wear and is easily 98% intact through to the lower drag.

The fantastic mint blade features quality nickel plating and measures 33 inches in length. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the 1935-42 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark, and the original leather blade buffer is in place.

An outstanding example of a Model #1312 here.

Near Mint. $995.00

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 #37858C Early Triple Etched Panther Head Sword with Dedication

This early sword was made sometime between 1933 and 1935. It is not in the later Eickhorn catalogs, but can most likely be found in an earlier edition.

The panther head has long jowls, with different look than that seem on later types. The detailing on this cat is exceptional, and it is fitted out with twin faceted glass eyes in a pinkish color. The mane runs partially down the backstrap, the remainder of being floral designs and a diamond shape in the center. The grip tabs have floral swirls. The “P” guard has the standard adornment of oak leaves and acorns.

The crossguard has a lot of raised work that looks almost like feline hair, and the reverse langet has a plain raised seal meant for a monogram. The obverse langet has an Uhlan design; crossed swords and lances with a ball at the top. These martial designs are beautifully rendered and different from what we would normally see.

The grip is constructed of carved wood with a covering of black celluloid. The celluloid remains in perfect condition throughout. The grip is wrapped with a triple strands of twisted wire; one segment is missing one of the wires but that is the only one.

The scabbard is quite wide, made to accommodate the broad blade of this sword. This scabbard is straight throughout and it appears to have a repainted surfaces which was done a long time ago. This paint does not look bad, and would probably clean up very nicely with a little compound.

The large blade is 32 inches long. This triple etched blade seems to have turned a little bit gray over the years, but perhaps it would brighten up with some careful cleaning. The obverse blade is etched with floral designs and has a central panel that contains the dedication. It reads, “Wachtmeisler W. Meier 1.8.1932”. The area behind this dedication is nicely frosted.

The reverse of the blade has similar etchings, as well as panels with military themes such as crossed cannons and swords, drums and trumpets standartes, lobster tail helmets, et cetera. The spine has a pattern of fine looking laurel leaves that runs most of the length.

The trademark is a early small Eickhorn example normally associated with the 1933-34 period; since this sword is dated 1932 perhaps we can move this trademark back a year! The original brown leather blade buffer is in place.

A good opportunity here to acquire a great sword at a reasonable price, provided you don't mind cleaning the blade up a bit.

Excellent. $1,495.00

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 #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. $800.00

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 Fireman'?s 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 sanctioned Police Sword in 1938.

Near Mint. $595.00

SWDSFMEK #35461C Freiherr von Stein Pattern Sword

The Freiherr von Stein Pattern is the Model #1714 in the Eickhorn catalog. If you are not familiar with this design you can see an example in the Angolia Sword book on page 79, left. The hilt of this sword is an aluminum base but unlike most of them that we see almost all of the gilt finish is intact on this hilt. Very beautiful indeed and a great look!

The von Stein design is a basic dove head which has raised out oak leaves and acorns which cover the pommel, backstrap, grip, tabs, “P” guard and ferrule. These leaves have all been hand enhanced as to the veins. The crossguard has a series of what almost looks like “dots and dashes” that run on both sides. The reverse langet has a blank shield which was there for a monogram if someone chose to use it. The obverse langet has the Wehrmacht half closed-winged eagle depiction. The eagle is turned to the viewer’s left and has hand enhancements to the bird’s eye, breast feathering, wing feathering and talons. The bird grasps a mobile swastika which is smooth contrating nicely with the enhanced eagle. The lower portion of the hilt is marked with the patent pending words, “Ges. Gesch.”.

The grip is a carved wood style having a celluloid covering. This black celluloid is in perfect condition and has a fine shine to its surfaces. The grip is tightly wrapped with triple brass wire, the center being twisted for contrast. A very fine hilt here, having nearly 100% gilt finish.

The scabbard is also a very fine example being straight on both sides and having almost 100% of the original black paint. There is a little bit of paint missing around the chape area but other than that this paint is near perfect. It is always a nice touch to see a great scabbard combined with a very fine hilt. The blade is a 32-inch long variety and it has outstanding high quality nickel-plated surfaces with needlelike tip. This blade easily grades in full mint condition. The blade is stamped on the reverse ricasso with the 1935-41 Eickhorn trademark. It consists of the seated squirrel looking to the viewer’s left holding a downward pointing sword. Above the animal is the quality word, “original” and below is the firm’s name and location, “Eickhorn Solingen”. The fine conditioned brown leather blade buffer is in place protecting this weapon. An extremely nice Freiherr von Stein example.

Mint Minus. $1,095.00

SWDSFMEK #35426 Fire Official's Saber

This Fire Official's Saber is a rarely seen sword, being worn up until about 1938, when the fire-police degen was introduced. This example is shown in the Eickhorn catalog as model number #40, and was worn by fire officials with the rank of "HAUPT-BRANDMEISTER", and above. The sword features an all brass hilt with outstanding gilded finish. The Eickhorn catalog shows a Fire Official wearing the identical sword with a picture in color that precedes the fire section in the catalog. The gilding across the brass is 100% on this sword.

The sword itself is plain throughout, having a dove head motif, with grip tabs, "P" guard, with plain crossguard with plain langettes on both sides. There is an intact, leather, finger grabber that is installed beneath the ferrule and the crossguard. The grip is a carved wood base, having black celluloid covering. The celluloid is in perfect condition, still having good shine to its surfaces. This grip is wrapped with triple twisted gilded brass wire. A very beautiful hilt here, seldom seen.

The scabbard is completely straight throughout, having outstanding, original, black paint. This black paint virtually shows no wear, and is almost in 100% condition. The very fine blade is 32" in length. This blade has high quality, nickel plated finish, and is easily in full mint condition. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the 1935-41 Eickhorn squirrel logo. The original, new like brown leather washer is in place. If you're looking for a fine sword to highlight a collection, this one is extremely difficult to find, and the condition is really there.

Mint. $995.00

SWDSFMEK #35029C Derfflinger Pattern Sword

The Derfflinger Pattern is quite difficult to obtain, and if you don’t believe me go out and search for one or look through some of the past auction catalogs. It was not a commonly ordered sword. This example is an aluminum hilt having fairly good gilding throughout. In fact, the gilding is at least 95%. It has kind of a dull look to the finish but this could be easily brought much brighter with a good clean up with some sudsy ammonia or other material containing ammonia. You don’t want to use any simichrome on your swords as this material will remove the gilded finish. This sword, if you are not familiar with the design, can be seen in the Angolia Sword Book on page 82, upper.

The Derfflinger is a dove head pattern sword. The pommel area is separated from the backstrap through raised border lines and in the center it features a single oak leaf with two curly cue designs beneath. The backstrap has a series of dot-like patterns that run along the borders and into the grip tabs. There are only two oak leaves shown on the backstrap and there is one in each grip tab. The “P” guard is the flat style. This guard on both sides features curly cue designs at the upper and lower areas and in the center it features two oak leaves with curly cues separating the leaves. The curled design continues down through the crossguard and langet of both sides. The obverse langet portrays a raised out Wehrmacht eagle with half open wings clutching a mobile swastika. There is lots of hand enhanced detail to this eagle throughout his head, breast feathering and wings. The reverse langet is left blank for the use of a monogram.

The carved wood grip is covered with black celluloid which is in perfect condition. This celluloid is tightly wrapped with triple brass wire, the center being twisted. The area below this hilt is stamped, “Ges. Gesch.”. This is an indication that Eickhorn had applied for a patent on the design of this sword. Decorating the hilt is an outstanding leather portepee. The green strapping of this portepee is perfect as are the double lines of aluminum stitching that run the length. The slide is an intertwined leather piece having bullion trim. The stem is the flat type having crochet-like covering revealing the metal beneath. The ovaled ball is composed of yarn-like bullion. A nice hilt here.

The scabbard of this example is straight throughout. The upper portion and center portion of the scabbard has very nice original black paint. The lower portion of the scabbard shows quite a bit of carrying signs and resultantly some of the paint is gone in this area. Overall the scabbard paint is at least 85-90% however. The blade of this example is just about 33-inches in length. This fine blade has highest quality nickel finish and is in mint condition. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the squirrel trademark used from 1935-1941. The tan leather blade buffer is in place. A good conditioned Derfflinger model here. Excellent Plus $1,095.00

SWDSFMEK #35027C Roon Pattern Sword

This all brass Roon Pattern example shows wear of the period but little to the finish. The gilt is still about 50% spread throughout the recesses. The Roon sword is composed completely of engraved designs rather than most swords which feature designs that were built into the casting. If you are not familiar with the Roon design you can see an example in the Angolia Book on page 81, upper. This sword hilt is a dove head pattern and features oak leaves and acorns engraved throughout the entire pommel, backstrap, grip tabs, ferrule and “P” guard. The crossguard design is quite interesting in that it features stamped acorns, four on each side of the langet on both sides. The obverse langet features a Wehrmacht eagle which is carved or stamped into the surfaces. The detail is outstanding to the bird’s head, breast feathering, half open wings, talons and mobile swastika. The reverse langet is left plain and is bordered for the addition of a monogram.

The carved wood grip is in fine condition with black celluloid. This celluloid is tightly wrapped with triple brass wire the center being twisted and of slightly larger proportion. There are no markings on the bottom of this Roon sword hilt. The scabbard is completely dent free and has outstanding original black paint. This paint shows only the most modest of signs of carrying and is easily still in 98% condition. The blade of this example is a long 34½ inches. It has outstanding nickel-plated surfaces and remains in a mint state. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the post 1941, over-the-shoulder trademark. It is interesting that a heavy brass sword like this with all twisted brass wire would have been produced during the war time period but obviously Eickhorn would do this if the sword was ordered thus. A very interesting example here which still has the black leather washer.

Excellent Plus. $750.00

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