Carl Eickhorn, etched squirrel holding sword TM. Silver-plated hilt fittings retain virtually 100% of the factory frosting/lacquer on the well detailed oak leaf embellished pommel, ferrule and crossguard with Eickhorn 1st pattern eagle which features superb wing feathering, and handwork to the checkering on the eagle’s chest and legs as pictured on page 24 of Exploring The Dress Daggers of the German Army by Thomas T. Wittmann. Medium yellow solid celluloid grip shows virtually no wear with no crack/chips or other damage. Polished blade grades EX+/Exc++ showing faint surface wear/runner marks, with gray shadowing and minor lifting near tip, but nicks to cutting edges and is complete with dark brown/black leather blade buffer pad. Dent-free, silver-plated scabbard retains virtually 100% of the factory frosting/lacquer, matching the hilt fittings, and is complete with the thick throat and reverse, center mounted, flat-head screw normally associated with Eickhorn Army daggers. Pebbled shell panels show minor age spotting, but no lifting or depressions. EX++.