EICKHORN ORIGINAL, SOLINGEN squirrel holding sword stamped TM. Gilded brass hilt fittings show wear/age to highlights with darkening to gold factory gilding. Correct pattern eagle/swastika pommel and fouled anchor crossguard with the larger quillon block found on Eickhorn examples. The off-white celluloid-over-wood grip, as used by Eickhorn, shows minor surface wear with no visible cracks or chips and is complete with tight twisted brass wire wrap as used by Eickhorn. Plated double-etched blade grades EX++ showing only minor surface wear/runner marks primarily to the obverse and reverse ricasso and minor gray speckling, but no nicks to the cutting edges. Blade is complete and retains 98% of the light gray background frosting in the fouled anchor and floral motif etch pattern. Gilded brass lightning bolt scabbard retains approximately 95% of the factory fire gilding and lacquer with two very minor depressions on obverse and reverse. Dagger is complete with original silver bullion portepee, hangers, and under the tunic belt which grades EX.