TENO Officer’s Dagger w/Portepee & Service Hangers (#26942)


Maker: Carl Eickhorn, etched squirrel holding sword TM. ; Condition: Near MINT; Consignment

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Carl Eickhorn, etched squirrel holding sword TM. Silver plated hilt fittings show no loss of plating with approximately 95% of the factory lacquer remaining on pommel and crossguard, as well as factory darkening remaining in recesses of pommel cogwheel motif and crossguard with stylized TENO emblem on obverse langet.. Medium yellow, solid celluloid grip shows light surface wear with one tiny nick to upper obverse adjacent to pommel, but no cracks or chips and is nicely age toned darker on the obverse. Plated blade grades Near MINT showing only minor runner marks with no graying, speckling, or nicks to cutting edges. Blade is complete with black leather blade buffer pad with reverse etched with TENO eagle and “Ges.Gesch” and the serial number “2067” stamped on the upper obverse ricasso. Dent-free silver plated scabbard retains approximately 95% of the original factory darkening/lacquer with no lifting or crazing. Scabbard throat is stamped with the matching serial number, “2067”. Dagger is complete with original 23cm portepee in Near MINT condition. Black, double-stitched, service hangers grade EX++/Near MINT showing only light wear/age to leather with no damage to stitching or Assmann marked buckles. For more information on TENO sidearms, see pages 38 – 65 of Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich, Volume VII. Nice TENO Officer’s dagger with less commonly seen service hangers. NEAR MINT (26942) Consignment