Imperial German Naval Officer Sword, Damascus Blade - For Sale
Imperial German Naval Officer Sword, Damascus Blade
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This item has been SOLD. A fine Imperial German Naval Officers sword with damascus blade by the famous Solingen firm of Carl Eikhorn. The traditional hilt bears the fouled anchor of the Imperial Navy as well as a custom, folding guard which locks the sword into the scabbard. The folding guard bears the name of the Naval Officer for whom the sword was made, Beggeman. The hilt is either of ivory or faux ivory and bears two small chips above the lower foliated brass band. The wire wrap is complete and in excellent condition. The gold gilt brass hilt and pommel are worked in the traditional acorn pattern foliage. The Lions head pommel bears the red and green eyes which denote port and starboard. The damascus blade has a prominent and active pattern with one small area of light pitting, as shown. The ricasso is stamped with a variant of the Eickhorn trademark of conjoined squirrels without the CE. The brass mounted, black leather scabbard is a little dry and has a crease from having been folded but is not broken, as shown. One retaining staple is missing in the center brass band, as shown. The original red felt washer remains in place. A handsome and well crafted Imperial sword. Overall 35.5", blade 30.25".