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Article about: I recently acquired this sword which was made by Carl Eickhorn so I knew that it was a German made sword, possibly a contract sword made for some South American country because I was unfamil

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    I recently acquired this sword which was made by Carl Eickhorn so I knew that it was a German made sword, possibly a contract sword made for some South American country because I was unfamiliar with the eagle head pommel. The sword is beautifully made and it has the folding guards and the eagle head has either ruby, or red garnet eyes. On further inspection on the blade,was an eagle crest, which at first I thought might belong to some German city state, however, I am now of the opinion it could be a heraldic coat of arms. On the other side there is what I believe to be the Teutonic Order Cross.

    Based on what I could find on the internet, I believe this sword to be Imperial German approximately 1871-1898 and possibly a justice sword; but these are all guesses and I really could use some help.
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    Hi, going by the style of the Eickhorn makers mark, this is Third Reich era in date. The cross insignia is Portugese I think?

    Cheers, Ade
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    The coat of arms is Roumania.
    Coat of arms of Romania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Well done Kris.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    My pleasure!
    I just like coat of arms!
    Got a large collection coat of arms on....buttons...!! ;-)
    Nice sword btw!Never saw a similar one before.
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    I have not seen one like it either , love the etch , a very nice piece .
    REGARDS AL

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    I wish to thank all of the above for the information provided;is it Third Reich vintage ?
    Regards to all,

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    Quote by Destroyah View Post
    I wish to thank all of the above for the information provided;is it Third Reich vintage ?
    Regards to all,
    Very likely. That particular coat of arms was used by Romania 1922-1947. And seeing how it's Solingen and Eickhorn marked I would place it WW II era. They were a Nazi ally.

    It's officer grade from the looks of it. I would place more value than a German Officers Dress Sabre of the same condition, the ones with the lions head pommel, since fewer numbers were produced for the Romanian Army I would imagine.

    Regards, Ned.
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    Thanks for the information Ned; I think you are right about it being officer's grade.It is a beautiful straight, single fullered sword, with folding guards, and a plated scabbard. I got lucky, it would seem!
    Regards,

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    Very likely. That particular coat of arms was used by Romania 1922-1947. And seeing how it's Solingen and Eickhorn marked I would place it WW II era. They were a Nazi ally.

    It's officer grade from the looks of it. I would place more value than a German Officers Dress Sabre of the same condition, the ones with the lions head pommel, since fewer numbers were produced for the Romanian Army I would imagine.

    Regards, Ned.
    It's a nice sword, with the added bonus of being a scarce one . Fred

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