CARL EICKHORN ORIGINAL, SOLINGEN squirrel holding sword TM. Gilded brass hilt fittings show light surface wear with much of the factory gilding remaining on the hilt/spine, knuckle-bow/crossguard, deer hoof quillon and to the clamshell. Clamshell features a unique vignette of a capercaillie. Beautifully toned stag grip plates grade EX++ with no chips or cracks and is complete with all six gilt acorn grip emblems. Plated double-etched blade grades near MINT with only faint runner marks and NO nicks or cuts. Blade features scenes of capercaillies, stag and doe, hunting dogs, boar and hunter in forest setting. Black leather crease-free scabbard shows only faint surface wear with no rips, tears or damage to reverse stitching and grades near MINT. Upper and lower brass fittings show only light surface wear with 98% of gilding remaining and with both retaining staples present. Lower scabbard fitting features a vignette of a stag. A beautifully detailed Hirschfanger in truly excellent condition!