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I don't frequent this forum but I've got a couple of Luft GI bring-homes and I have a question. First, my Father is the GI so I've known these daggers as long as I can remember. My question is that one of these Lufts is a second model Eickhorn with the trademark on the obverse side of the blade. Before someone goes all crazy on me and says that the dagger has been taken apart and reassembled incorrectly, I can tell you that first; my Father told me that he never touched this dagger since he "liberated" it from the city of Nellingen in Germany in 1945, and second; the trademark is way lower on the blade than all of the Eickhorns I have seen with trademarks on the reverse side of the blade. In fact, it is so low that it appears just below the swaz on the obverse. Is anyone familiar with this Eickorn obverse trademark variation?

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Interesting.. lets see some pics.. Kevin.


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It is no big deal. I have had quite a few daggers with the trademark on the other side. Could have been done at the factory.let us remember the Germans were not perfect.
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The point here is that the trademark is MUCH farther down the blade than those that appear on the reverse. To me,this indicates the trademark was placed lower intentionally to appear on the obverse. Here is a photo I lifted from an earlier thread. See how close it is to the rear crossguard? If you were to flip my blade around the trademark would be a full inch lower than this one.

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Good point, Skyline.

I have never seen this lower placement of the TM. I would guess that it was intentional as well... but why do this for a possible one off?

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Good point, Skyline.

I have never seen this lower placement of the TM. I would guess that it was intentional as well... but why do this for a possible one off?

John


That's why I asked about this. I can't believe it's a one off. Has no one seen this before?

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Interesting. Most of the time, the unusual trademark location is for presentation daggers.

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I went through my Eicks and found a similar example on a presentation Luft2, with the lower TM positioned on the side opposite the etching.

Obverse.JPG (40.37 KB, 101 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (39.16 KB, 101 downloads)
Obverse Etch.JPG (40.33 KB, 101 downloads)
Reverse Crossguard.JPG (40.23 KB, 101 downloads)

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That is interesting. Perhaps mine was a presentation blade that never was "presented". Thank you for sharing.

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That is well down the blade, especially for a mid to later MM.. interesting for sure.. Kevin.


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