Not seen an adler like that before.
That sure does not look like Eickhorn quality. Maybe EEEEEEKHORN. Is it really marked as an Eickhorn???? Somebody needs to fill a lawsuit for defamation of Character!!!!!
What's weird is that the rest of the sword seems pretty great aside from that hideous eagle and those ridiculous acorns.
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I agree the acorns are odd on that cross guard. Odd that a pristine maker would do something so ugly. I think a rare prototype was being forged by a drunken plant Eickhorn production manager....EhCorn? Add a few more EhCorns cuz we are Eickhorn....Sorry. Just trying to keep up with MAP, AzPhil and Gunny.
Seriously though I struggle with this one. Who is the best resident sword dude on here? I know barely enough to say I have never seen this one in any of the reference books by Eickhorn.
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I have seen worse! Looks like a time periode construction to me.
Can't speak for the engraving's, they might have been made later on....
Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
I wouldn't go saying this is fake, but I'm not expert and have only one Eickhorn, here's my eagle to show
Swords are a different puppy as compared to daggers etc.