Fair enough, break the swas's off Generic dagger crossguards if you must but to a dagger as early and gorgeous as this one is just heart breaking.
What a blade Tom!, very rare to find a 1935 blade in that condition, let alone one on a scarce 1st pattern Eickhorn. I can see why you did not walk past this one, in fact was there a slant army that you DID walk past
Great dagger and top notch photography as usual. That grip is a beauty.