FABULOUS IVORY GRIPPED 2ND PATTERN LUFTWAFFE DAGGER BY EICKHORN.

FABULOUS IVORY GRIPPED 2ND PATTERN LUFTWAFFE DAGGER BY EICKHORN.

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FABULOUS IVORY GRIPPED 2ND PATTERN LUFTWAFFE DAGGER BY EICKHORN.

A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A GENUINE “IVORY” GRIPPED 2ND PATTERN LUFTWAFFE DAGGER IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. IVORY FOR GRIPS WAS RARELY SOURCED FROM ELEPHANT TUSKS BECAUSE GERMANYS GREAT LOVE OF HUNTING MADE BOAR TUSKS READILY AVAILABLE AND CHEAPER. SOME MANUFACTURES ALSO USED WALRUS TUSKS WHICH TENDED TO FORM MUCH WHITER LOOKING GRIPS.

This is an excellent example with just a few minor cracks appearing in the grip. The fittings are bright and well defined and the blade is a stunner. There are no dents in the scabbard

The pommel is a great example. The oak leaves which surround the swastikas are extremely well rendered and hand engraved right up to the smooth centre ridge line.

The cross guard also has the original darkening throughout. The eagle retains great detail to the head, feathering and talons. The reverse of the guard has a similar level of darkening to the pebbled surface.

The scabbard of this dagger is nice and straight throughout. The pebbled panels are still crisp, and the bands are the convex type with oak leaves positioned at 45 degree angles. The throat is the thick Eickhorn type, retained by two headless side screws

The blade is in perfect condition, still being mint. It retains the original cross grain and has a needle-like tip.

Daggers of this quality and scarcity surface on occasions and then usually remain in collections for many years. Do not miss out on this one as I doubt you will find many more for sale globally. AS IS USUAL THERE IS A 100% GUARANTEE OF PERIOD AUTHENTICITY.