Here's an early, matching, cut-down Weimar period Rural Police Bayonet by Carl Eickhorn! The plated bade on this one looks good. It retains a nice and bright mirror like finish along with a good fit and sharp tip. The stamped "Carl Eickhorn C. E. Solingen" (earliest maker mark) maker mark and spine marked proof stamp and "123" are all beautifully executed! The blade rates Exc/Exc+. It shows a bit of darkening towards to tip from then it was cut-down in the 20's. The black leather scabbard body looks good! It has some runs and shrinkage as most of these do throughout yet retains all of its stitching. The four vertical lines running through it giving it that finishing touch of German detail! The brass based and nickel-silver plated scalloped scabbard fittings have nicely patinaed with age. The reverse of the top fitting is marked "123" under an "X'ed" out number as this is a reissue. It matches the reverse of the crossguard. The scabbard snugly fits the brass based hilt and does not go 100% all the way up. It may but I just do not force these things, this is common on the Police bayo's and just a result of the leather shrinkage. The hilt matches the scabbard in color, wear and patina. It depicts wonderful detail throughout, with the oak leaves, acorns and highly detailed pommel eagle! The multi-toned stag grip plates are tightly secured with two aluminum rivets. The centrally placed aluminum police eagle is properly pined and still shows nice detail throughout! A nice looking, early example of a matching police bayonet by Eickhorn. Snatch it up before someone else does!
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