Carl Eickhorn, etched squirrel holding sword TM. This textbook Eickhorn example featues natural finished aluminum hilt fittings showing light surface wear with factory darkening remaining in the recesses of the well detailed Eickhorn “heart-shaped” pommel, and eagle & swastika crossguard with Eickhorn style incised oak leaves on the upper surface of the quillons. Pommel swastikas appear to have never been gilded. Medium yellow, solid celluloid grip shows light surface wear with no cracks or chips, and is complete with tight springy aluminum wire as used by Eickhorn. Plated blade grades EX+ showing minor surface wear/runner marks and a few small areas of gray shadowing, but no lifting or nicks to cutting edges. Blade is complete with brown leather blade buffer pad. Dent-free steel scabbard retains virtually 100% of the original factory gray finish and features the well-detailed Eickhorn pattern suspension bands, thicker variety scabbard throat as usually found on Eickhorn examples retained by two unturned, headless screws. Nice Eickhorn example recently obtained from a long established Texas collection. EX+/EX++.