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Eickhorn Shooting Prize Presentation Police Bayonet
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Third Reich period Police bayonet which was modified from a longer, Weimar-period, clamshell bayonet. The bayonet was awarded as a prize in a 1934 shooting competition. The engraving reads "Schiesspreis 1934 5 Landespolizei Hundertschaft Dortmund". The blade is approximately 10 1/4 inches long and is generally bright. The bayonet blade was manufactured in this length and was not cut down from a longer bayonet. The reverse ricasso is marked with the oval squirrel logo of the Eickhorn firm that was used in the 1933-1935 time period. The blade is generally bright. The antler grips are a darker golden brown in color and are without cracks or chips. The police grip eagle is the aluminum variety which shows excellent detail. The bayonet is within its black leather scabbard with its original leather frog in place. The frog is somewhat dry and there appears to be a German name scratched into the leather on the back of the frog. Overall very good condition.