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1734 pattern named after a famous German leader. Zieten is the 2nd rarest of the very desirable Field Marshal series Eickhorn produced. The plated blade rates Mint being bright and clean with no possible reason to criticize it. It is correctly stamped with the Eickhorn maker mark. This pattern is illustrated in Angolia's reference pg 81. The black enamel painted scabbard has a dent five inches south of the obverse hanging ring. It has good paint with normal wear and scratches. Say the paint is better than 96%. This is a light weight metal based example with just light wear to the high areas. Most of the fire gilt remains. It sports a hug Lion-head and an Art-deco look with the "dots" and artsy curls running around the Wehrmacht style Eagle and up the flat-bow. The top of the hilt expertly covers the tang with the leopards head. The flat bow "P" guard has a beauty dot and curl motif. This pattern is continued everywhere including the ferule, back-strap. The obverse languet features a closed-winged Wehrmacht eagle. The grip is black celluloid and is in perfect shape without chips or cracks. It is wrapped with tight triple aluminum wire that really stands out against the black celluloid. A nice example.
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