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German Dove Head Army Officer Sword by Eickhorn
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The sword has an overall length in the scabbard of approximately 36 inches, with a blade length of 29 1/2 inches. The blade is very bright, with some relatively minor spots and scratches, but no chips, nicks, or rust. The ricasso bears the manufacturer mark of the firm of Carl Eickhorn. The guard has a closed wing "Wehrmacht style" eagle. The pommel is a "dove head" style, but the pommel, back strap, and ferrule are all impressively decorated with relief oak leaves. The grip is black celluloid over wood. It is triple wrapped with brass wire and the grip is without cracks or chips. Most of the fire gilt finish on the fittings appears to be intact and somewhat toned with age, with the ferrule being darker than the other components. The black scabbard paint has some scratches and spots of wear, but it is largely intact.