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An excellent virgin example that has never been in a collection! The prestigious Himmler blade on this one is another quality Carl Eickhorn construction! The acid etched; “Meine Ehere Heisst Treue” motto, “In Herzlicher Freundschaft, H. Himmler” inscription and smooth tail “Carl Eickhorn Solingen” maker mark are all dark, crisp and beautifully executed! They provide a wonderful contrast to the bright blade and will surely make for a wonderful display! The crossgrain is stunning and runs all the way from the perfectly pointed tip to the tightly fit hilt! The blade rates a solid Exc++/NM. It shows the common surface scratches/runner marks along with minor age grey/spotting throughout. The steel based, black anodized scabbard is gorgeous! It has a wonderful dark finish and continues to retain half of its original factory lacquer! It’s getting harder and harder to find that anymore! It continues to remain completely dent free! Both solid nickel scalloped scabbard fittings look excellent! The odd pressure mark, but I’m being anal. The ball has one wee pressure mark, yet retains a nice round profile. All four screws remain intact! The scabbard to crossguard fit is perfect! The solid nickel crossguards match the scabbard fittings in patina, color and condition. The crossguard is bench marked “0”. The fittings all show faint scratches throughout, likely the previous owner ”cleaned’ it at some point. The black hardwood grip shows several chips, hairline cracks and hits throughout. The solid nickel eagle has a great fit and retains beautiful detail! The SS runes retain 99% enamel and it has perfect fit. A very nice scabbard and blade on this beauty! One I am sure you will be pleased to own!
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