Always nice to see a transitional piece! The blade on this one looks great! The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and transitional “RZM M7/66 1938” / “Eickhorn Solingen Original” maker marks are all dark, crisp and beautifully executed! The crossgrain is easily visible from hilt to tip. The fit remains nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect point! This blade rates Exc++/NM. It shows the common surface scratches throughout along with the slightest age spotting. The steel based, black enamel painted scabbard looks good. It continues to remain completely dent free and hold 85%+ paint coverage. It shows minor paint loss and spidering throughout. The steel based, nickel-silver plated scabbard fittings look excellent! The ball remains perfectly round and all four screws remain tightly intact. The scabbard / crossguard fit is perfect and closes with a snap! The zinc-alloy based, nickel-silver plated crossguards remain nice and bright matching the scabbard fittings quite nicely. They show the slightest bubbling around the grip. The brown hardwood grip looks great! It has several pressure marks throughout and one wee flake to the reverse. No cracks or chips! The solid nickel eagle retains beautiful details and has a perfect fit. The SA roundel has a perfect fit and retains 99%+ of its enamel. A great transitional example!
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