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Carl Eickhorn Field Marshal Sword for review

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    Default Carl Eickhorn Field Marshal Sword for review

    So I have the chance to buy this panther head sword and just have a couple of questions. The one question i have is about the beak on the eagle is it supposed to droop on this model? These are the only photos i have at the moment and will put more up when i get home from work. Let me know what you think.




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    Quote by rayvinton View Post
    So I have the chance to buy this panther head sword and just have a couple of questions. The one question i have is about the beak on the eagle is it supposed to droop on this model? These are the only photos i have at the moment and will put more up when i get home from work. Let me know what you think. Ray
    The CE Nr. 1714 has a knuckle bow langet that looks like that. But if the sword is actually a panther head that does raise a question or two. FP

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    I read in the sunday sun, about a soldier who took a sword belonging to the Butcher of Belsen, when they were liberating it. The sword had a panther head with red eyes and an ss eagle...

    Cheers

    Rory

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    Frogprince, I have looked and looked and i believe that it is a Model number 1706 "Scharnhorst" Eickhorn pattern sword with leopard head pommel. I saw one going on johnsonreferencebooks.com for 1500 but that was for one with the Tag. How much do you think this should be around? Also here are the other pictures.

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    Quote by rayvinton View Post
    Frogprince, I have looked and looked and i believe that it is a Model number 1706 "Scharnhorst" Eickhorn pattern sword with leopard head pommel. I saw one going on johnsonreferencebooks.com for 1500 but that was for one with the Tag. How much do you think this should be around? Also here are the other pictures. Ray
    Ray, Not particularly being a specialist on these, when I took a quick look I somehow missed seeing it, and you are correct. I also took a brief look at the sword you mentioned, and the scabbard seems to be dented and the plating peeling off (or knocked off) a base metal hilt? So even if it has a tag (which can always be be purchased separately and oftentimes is a post acquisition “dealer add on”). But at the end of the day ............... I was not that impressed with the sword itself - tag or no tag. However, I do like yours more because it looks like an earlier gilt over brass example which IMO is preferable.

    With Tom (“Swordfish”) who has been missing from the boards for some time now , the one who I would have asked about value. But I also think that it’s fair to say that because “X” says an item is worth XXXX maybe he can get it from one of his customers. Or not, as the market goes up and down. Best Regards, Fred

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    Hi Ray the Scharnhorst 1706 in the Johnson book also has a drooped beak, i have also seen Eickhorns without the drooped beak?? yours looks to be good , but as for value i couldnt really give you an idea sorry
    hope this helps you anyway
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    Thanks Ronnie. What is that book that you have there?

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    Quote by rayvinton View Post
    Thanks Ronnie. What is that book that you have there?
    Ray it's the German swords of WW2 photographic reference volume 1 ( Johnson)
    cheers Ronnie

    its nice to look at and see what i CANT afford

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