Carl Eickhorn, stamped squirrel holding sword TM. An example of this Hirschfänger appears in the Eickhorn Kundendienst as Pattern Nr. 713, “Hirschfänger im Prunkausführung”. Aluminum hilt fittings feature a light gold wash with no wear or age to the oak leaf embellished knuckle-bow/crossguard with deer hoof quillon and to the clamshell which features Auerhahn sitting on a tree branch. MINT, simulated ivory grip plates are perfect with no cracks or chips and are complete with three gilt acorns with oak leaves on both the obverse and reverse grip plate. Polished double-etched blade grades MINT with no wear, runner marks or shadowing, and features scenes of Auerhahns, stag and doe, hunting dogs, boar, and hunter. Blade is complete with MINT green felt buffer pad, and spine features an etched oak leaf pattern running the length of the blade. MINT black leather crease-free scabbard shows no wear, age, or damage. Upper and lower gold-washed scabbard fittings grade Near MINT/MINT showing only a few specks of faint storage wear and are complete with both retaining staples. Obverse lower fitting features an engraved panel with a stag in a forest setting and is complete with scabbard ball. Attached to the upper fitting suspension lug is a near MINT Eickhorn metal control tag with the often missing paper insert. Superb unissued Eickhorn example. MINT.