WWII GERMAN 2ND MODEL LUFTWAFFE GENERAL'S SWORD, EICKHORN, SOLINGEN, L 31 1/2" (BLADE)
Second model Luftwaffe General's sword marked with Eickhorn Solingen squirrel holding a sword on the ricasso. Stamped "36" under the screw on the pommel. Having clamshell folding guards, one of which is decorated with the Luftwaffe flying eagle. Oakleaf decorated pommel with a spiral orange celluloid brass wrapped handle. Inscription on the blade reads "In Dankbarer Anerkennug" and "Der Reichsluftfahrtminister" with a facsimile signature of Hermann Goring. Black double-stitched scabbard having brass tip and throat.
Four small cracks to the celluloid handle. Screwhead on the pommel has minor damage. The blade is in good condition with no chipping. The edges of the inscriptions have minor loss from rubbing against the scabbard. The scabbard has dents on both the tip and throat. There is some discoloration on the tip of the scabbard. There is cracking to the leather at two points, which appears to be from bending of the scabbard at one point.