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All aluminum Eickhorn resurrected from a 25 year nap in a trunk complete with original hangers. These daggers are quite scarce and tend to be in poor shape due to the all aluminum construction and one piece integral scabbard throat. This dagger is an exception although it suffers from a few imperfections prone to these examples. The dagger has a few minor dings here and there also the scabbard runners are loose inside the scabbard. The plating is thin on these aluminum examples this one has some bubbling on the scabbard but all the plating remains except a tiny spot on the tip of the scabbard. Remnants of a gold-ish colored lacquer remain scattered through out the dagger. Fortunately this one has survived in great condition and one of the best I have seen itís untouched and has a pleasing coal black patina to the early Eickhorn Type-1 style silver plated aluminum fittings and scabbard. The tapered tang blade is a beauty with most if not all crossgrain remaining with a nice black 35-41 Eickhorn maker mark the tip has an insignificant bend. The Ivory grip is very beautiful and damage free it exhibits some beautiful tones of yellow and orange a beautiful contrast against the coal black fittings. Overall a beautiful example of this rare variation I wish I knew who the owner was as I suspect he was an individual of status and wealth these ivory grips were very expensive during the period. Thanks to a dear friend who put me on to the piece - it was a fun filled ride acquiring it and adding it to my collection.
















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Fantastic dagger Tom,top shelf piece for sure,congrats my friend

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Ivan's right, that is a fantastic Eickhorn. It found a new home in a stellar Heer collection, congrats!


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OK Heer lovers.... BEHOLD!! This is a stunningly RARE Heer!! This very well may be the only Ivory gripped ALUMINUM fitted Eickhorn in the WORLD!!! Fascinating piece Tom, with an amazingly well preserved grip! Look at those bands on that aluminum scabbard..very much like the initial production bands, but not quite! Molded just for these rare pieces! Super looking type 1 Eick eagle with a well defined eye.. Just history in the making! Who knew this combination of fittings even existed..Stellar Heer Tom! Congrats! Kevin.


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Tom, I never knew this combination existed for Eickhorn. Nice rare piece indeed. Thanks for sharing this treasure with us.


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Tom

It's alright I suppose grin grin

Any chance of seeing it at the SOS

Fantastic dagger congratulations.

Gary

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Congrat's with this magnificant dagger!

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Fantastic army dagger Tom, you certainly know how to find them

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Thanks allot guys really was pleased when it showed up grin as it was bought upon reviewing a bunch of blurry pictures the seller provided. The seller was not a military collector he had acquired the dagger 25 years ago and it was stored in a trunk for that long he could not remember the details of how he acquired it. Gary wonít be bringing it to the show Iím afraid you or John Z will get me liquored up and try and buy it. eek blush


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Darn it, Gary, you have revealed our dastardly plan... I know that Tom is a sucker for Kentucky Ale!

John


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Tom

You have John and I all wrong, there's no way we would get you liquored up, you can do that all by yourself, I might be pouring the drinks mind you, then we would have it away, it would be gone before you know it.

Shame as I'd love to see it. See you there.

Cheers

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An old thread but with a spectacular ivory grip ... and an all aluminum dagger.

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Never get tired of old pics as long as they look like this!! Thanks


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