Early Gold Fire Official’s Dagger (#27934)


SOLD Maker: Carl Eickhorn, stamped squirrel above “C.E.” within single-oval, circa 1920 TM; Condition:EX++. Consignment

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Carl Eickhorn, stamped squirrel above “C.E.” within single-oval, circa 1920 TM. An example of this pattern 42. In addition, photographs of an Eickhorn marked example of this pattern dagger appear on pages 220 and 222 of Collecting the Edged Weapons of Imperial Germany by LTC (Ret.) Thomas M. Johnson and Thomas T. Wittmann. Gilded hilt fittings retain 98% of the factory gilding with no loss of plating to the bulbous style pommel with raised floral motif and crossguard with fireman’s helmet atop fire axes on the obverse quillon block and Eickhorn style “clover leaf” quillons. As stated on page 221 of the above reference the gold daggers “are thought to have been carried by senior personnel”. Black leather covered grip with double-twisted, gold wire wrap grades near MINT with no wear, rips or tears. Polished, center-ridge, double-etched blade measuring 13 ½” in length grades EX++ showing minor surface runner marks some light gray speckling to obverse/reverse ricassos but, no nicks cutting edges and is complete with red felt buffer pad. Both dagger appears on page 102 of the 1908 Musterbuch der Waffenfabrik Carl Eickhorn Solingen as Model Nr. obverse and reverse blade feature 9″ long frosted panels with deeply etched floral motifs flanking motifs of fire equipment to include helmet, axe, hook and ladder and fire hoses. Both panels retain 97% of the gray back background frosting. Black leather scabbard with obverse and reverse incised lines shows surface wear and only about 55% of the faded black leather dye remaining but, no creases, rips, tears, swelling or damage to the reverse stitching. The upper and lower gilded scabbard fittings, with incised line decoration, retain 80% of the factory gilding with one small depression to the obverse lower fitting but, no damage to retaining staples or double suspension rings. EX++. Consignment.