Pre WWI German Naval Sword, Damascus Blade
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|A fine Damascus Imperial German Naval Officers sword with a damascus blade by the famous Solingen firm of Carl Eickhorn. The traditional hilt bears the fouled Anchor of the Imperial Navy as well as a custom, folding rear guard which locks the sword into the scabbard. The rear Guard bears the jeweler inscribed name Beggeman. The hilt is of either ivory or Faux Ivory and bears two small chips above the lower brass band. The wire wrap is in excellent condition. The brass hilt and pommel are skillfully worked with the traditional acorn pattern foliage. The lions head bears the red and green eyes which denote port and starboard. The damascus blade has an prominent and active pattern with one small area of light pitting, as shown. The ricasso bears a variant Eickhorn trademark of conjoined squirrels without the CE. The brass mounted, black leather is a little dry and has a crease from having been folded but not broken, as shown. One retaining staple is missing in the center brass band on the scabbard, as shown. A very well crafted Imperial German sword. Overall 35.5", blade 30.25".|