VERY RARE ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER BY EICKHORN WITH REAL IVORY GRIP.
Although ivory was an optional extra available for armed forces daggers, it was a very costly extra and apparently very few officers opted for this extra cost, in over 30 years i can only recall ever having one other standard army dagger with an ivory grip and that was also by Eickhorn, it certainly seemed to be a more popular option with naval daggers as i have had a number of these over the years. All of the silver fittings have a matching black age patina as the dagger has never been cleaned, the detail to the crossguard eagle and pommel is exceptional. The beautiful hand carved ivory grip has a very attractive grain and it is slightly discoloring with age which is very attractive, there are several hairline cracks to the grip which are always nice to see on original old ivory, this really is an exceptional grip and really a work of art. Mint blade by Eickhorn Solingen featuring there 1935 / 41 trade mark. The scabbard is in perfect condition and it has a matching age patina. Complete with silver knot. This really is an exceptional dagger. [Condition: Near Mint]