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The Third Reich Water Protection Police Leaders dagger is one of the hardest standard production daggers to find, in over 30 years this is only the 3rd example I have offered for sale. The flame ball pommel is the Eickhorn pattern and still retains some original gilt finish as does the matching crossguard. The dark blue leather grip is in excellent condition showing just light age, correctly pined to the grip is the aluminum police eagle and swastika, the insignia still retains much original gilt finish. The blade is by Eickhorn Solingen and is double etched with the normal fouled anchor design, the blade shows some minor age spotting but over all this is still a very nice blade. Matching lightning bolt scabbard is in over all excellent condition and still retains some original gilt finish. Complete with original silver portepee knot which has been on the dagger for ever and has almost welded its self into place, the lower cord which is attached to the acorn has been repaired but a very long time ago possibly by the original owner. Most collectors except that there are only two manufactures of this model dagger, Eickorn and Alcoso, the example I am offering is a text book Eickhorn example with everything you would expect to see on an original example. This dagger comes direct from the family of the British soldier who obtained the dagger in 1945 and has not been in a collection before.[Condition: Exc+]