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ID:	402211My friend has come into possession of this blade by way of a late uncle. Apparently he "removed" it from a deceased German soldier during the last war.

    My initial research seems to point to either a hunting or forestry type dagger by Eickhorn. Is there any way to tell how old it is by the Eickhorn logo? Sorry for the limited photos.Click image for larger version. 

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    The Carl Eickhorn Logo shows long ears that is later made, The quility of the logo is very poor that is all I can say. Wish you luck.

    Eric
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    Welcome to the forum,,,from the photos it looks to be a forestry,, but the logo itself is crude and very recent. This is not a typical Eickhorn logo seen on Hirschfangers nor Forestry. Hard to tell in the photos if this is Authentic Forestry. Better photos would be helpful to the other collectors looking at this. We see sometimes perfectly good edged weapons destroyed by an enhanced upgrade which takes away its value. Then other times we also see a decent repro that is trying to be passed off as original. Looking forward to more detailed photos. Regards Larry
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    I just asked the same questions to you Larry, ive never seen an Eickhorn without the sword and it appears as if this logo has been pin punched into the metal which is something that the factory would'nt pass in QC

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    Thanks gents. I will attempt to get some better pics asap. I too was surprised at the crude logo.

    The blade etching is very fine, as is the stag handle. The guard and pommel appear to be a brass or similar alloy. I notice that the pommel end may have been broken off or ground down. It is complete with a scabbard without the common acorn design hanger.

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    I just asked the same questions to you Larry, ive never seen an Eickhorn without the sword and it appears as if this logo has been pin punched into the metal which is something that the factory would'nt pass in QC
    Sure they had without Dave.

    Eric
    [h=3]e plu·ri·bus u·num[/h]

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    Thanks Eric, is this an early logo or post war

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    Hi Dave from what I have learned this logo was made with and without the sword, and with sword is done later but went again without. The long Ears on it I thought indicitive of a later style. But still the thread starter looks very crude.
    I look forward to more opinions on this maker.
    Eric
    [h=3]e plu·ri·bus u·num[/h]

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    top left: is 1933-34
    top right: is 1934-35
    middle: 1935-41
    bottom: is 41- post

    I think this is a fake logo IMHO. It could be pre-33 or maybe much later than 41; not sure.

    Good luck
    C.S

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    P.S. Never could imagine Eickhorn markig his knife with such a crude marking IMHO

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    Eickhorn used two other marks. A double back to back squirrel from 1906 to 1921. A single squirrel trademark was registered 20 January 1921 and was used until 1933.

    Hope this helps?

    Cheers, Ade.
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