PRINZ EUGENE MODEL ARMY OFFICERS SWORD BY EICKHORN.
This is one of the swords from the famous Eickhorn Field marshal series of swords, there are nine swords in the set and all are named after famous Generals from Germanys past. The Prinz Eugen is especially interesting as it is documented that this sword model was also worn by Waffen SS officers, and probably by SS offers serving with the Waffen SS Prinze Eugen Division (please see photographs). The black celluloid grip is in mint condition. The stylised hilt is very attractive, it features a very large open wing eagle and swastika to the front of the sword, the backstrap features a 2nd closed wing eagle and swastika, the sword still retains a good percentage of original gilt finish, but some of it is worn away by age but this is normal for this model sword and it actually looks rather attractive like this. The blade is in excellent condition and it is by Eickhorn Solingen and displays there post 1941 trade mark. The black scabbard paint is in excellent condition. The approximate size of sword with scabbard is 96cm and the blade is 79cm long and so it is a long and impressive sword. Exc++