CARL EICKHORN, SOLINGEN squirrel in double oval TM. Gilded brass hilt fittings show light surface wear with virtually 99% of the factory gilding remaining on the hilt/spine, knuckle-bow/crossguard, deer hoof quillon and to the clamshell. Clamshell is stamped underneath “4”. Beautifully toned bone grip plates grade EX++ but, the reverse upper potion has a chip and is missing this small piece to the grip. Grip is complete with all six gilt acorn grip emblems. Plated double-etched blade grades EX+ with only faint runner marks and one minor nick to cutting edge. Blade features scenes of Auerhahns, 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. Upper and lower brass fittings show only light surface wear with 98% of gilding remaining and with both retaining staples present. Hirschfanger is complete with MINT original green wool portepee attached to hilt. EX+/EX++.