German Forestry Cutlass Third Reich Knife [W. Michovius Cottbus] by Carl Eickhorn

Eickhorn Carl, Solingen

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Eickhorn Carl, Solingen




W. Michovius Cottbus




480 mm


706 g





Question to product? Product number 2383-22620

German Forestry Cutlass Third Reich Knife [W. Michovius Cottbus] by Carl Eickhorn

This Senior Foresters Cutlass by Eickhorn is in EXC+ condition throughout. The total length is 48.0 cm. The Cutlass has the maker mark on the blade: Carl Eickhorn Solingen, along the spine of the blade is the distributors mark W.MICHOVIUS COTTBUS.

Grip: The hilt is an aluminum base which is covered nicely with gilt. The gilt still is there at 100% throughout. The hilt features a “D” guard which has an upper and lower quillon ending in the shape of a deer’s hoof. The ferrule is decorated with three sets of dual lines. The clamshell below features a quillon end at the left that rises upward into a teardrop shape and at the lower the clamshell ends with a quillon which is parallel to the clamshell. The grip plates are simply fantastic. They have outstanding grains in both sides and have turned a fine golden color. These grip plates are perfect throughout. They are decorated with acorns having nicely beaded caps. These are the acorns that are without the leaves. The lower acorn on the reverse appears to possibly be a replacement but is not too noticeable.

Blade: The slab sided blade of this cutlass is 33.0 cm in length. This blade is a beauty and having triple etching, un-sharpened, un-tipped and void any nicks or dings the blade is in very desirable condition without all the extras. The etch on the front of the blade depicts a hunting scene with a hunter taking aim at a buck and dog who are running through the woods. On the reverse is a different hunting scene with a hunter and his dogs taking on a big boar. The detail in the etch is just amazing and the darkness in this one is very desirable. Eickhorn forestry pieces are known for there dark etches and it is only when they have been cleaned that you lose the background greying behind the etch. This one is in totally uncleaned condition and almost mint condition. If that is not enough this is not only a double etch but a triple etch, along the spine of the blade is the distributors mark W.MICHOVIUS COTTBUS, Cottbus being the only known distributor of Eickhorn Forestry daggers. Their makers mark can be seen on the reverse of the blade on the ricasso where a stamped squirrel holding a sword can be seen.

Scabbard: The scabbard shell is black leather. It shows some age and usage signs but is still in excellent condition. This leather features the twin decorative lines which run the length of the edges on both sides. The mounts are a brass variety. The upper mount features a fine acorn with checkered cap. The edge is scalloped where it meets the scabbard shell. The same is true of the lower mount and it has two sets of twin decorative lines that tend to tie in with the motif of the ferrule. The gilding throughout these brass mounts is still all there. The scabbard mounts are retained by staples in the usual manner.

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