ARMY / WAFFEN SS PRINZE EUGEN MODEL SWORD.
This pattern army sword is from the Eickhorn Fieldmarshall series of swords and this model was worn by the army and has also been documented in period photographs being worn by the Waffen SS, possibly the SS Prinz Eugen Division. The hilt still retains much original gilt finish which now has a very nice age patiner, the crossguard features a large open wing eagle and swastika, the pommel displays a closed wing eagle and swastika. The black celluloid grip in in perfect condition. Near mint blade by Eickhorn Solingen and featuring there 1935 / 41 pattern trade mark.The scabbard still retains about 90% of its original black paint, the wear is mostly to the reverse side. This is a very nice example of a scarce army sword model. The last photograph shows this sword with SS officers portepee attached along side a book with an illustration of the Prinze Eugen sword being worn by an SS officer, these two items are not included in the price but they can be purchased separately.[Condition: Exc++]