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Eichorn Triple Etched Wurttemberg Field Artillery Sword
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A very impressive field artillery sword marked to the 65th Field Artillery Regiment (the 4th Wurttemberg), which was based in Ludwigsburg as a component of the XIII (Royal Wrttemberg) Army Corps, which fought on both the eastern and western fronts during the First World War. The blade of the sword carries the back-to back squirrel mark and "C.E." designation used as a trademark by the Carl Eichorn firm from 1906 until 1921. The blade is overall quite bright. The blade has etched designs of eagles, floral motifs, and panoplies of arms on both sides, as well as decorative etching on the spine of the blade. A blued panel on one side bears the regimental designation. The wool washer remains in place at the top of the blade. The sharkskin grip is somewhat lightened with age and use but it is complete and intact and remains wrapped with tight triple strands of wire. The scabbard has the typical scuffs and scratches to the finish, but the black paint remains approximately 80% intact. The sword blade is 33 inches long and the sword has an overall length of 38 inches in the scabbard. Excellent used condition.