~ 1930’S German 3rd Reich, Waffen SS, Prinz Eugen Field Marshal’s Pattern Sword and Tassle ~
Made by Eikhorn of Solingen and named the Prinze Eugen Field Marshals pattern sabre, it is probably one of the most collectable and desirable WW2 German swords today, that was made with the approval of the Third Reich, SS, before the 1936 period.
Silvered hilt with double eagle and swastika decor, one as a langet, the other as a pommel, with black celluloid grip, wire bound, maker marked by Carl Eikhorn who was supposedly an honorary member of the SS, and solely authorised maker of the 1936 pattern chained SS dagger.
According to Major Angolia’s authoritative book of Third Reich Weapons this Prinz Eugen pattern sabre was a very popular choice with SS officers of the SS Prinz Eugen Division before the 1936 regular SS/Police pattern sword was designed.
You can see in the gallery a Third Reich period photograph of a Waffen SS officer, a hauptsturmfuhrer of the SS Prinz Eugen Division wearing his Prinz Eugen Sword that appears in Bruce Quarrie’s book Weapons of the Waffen SS.
Also a photo of the guard of the SS Liebstandarte Adolf Hitler also with a pre 1936 sabre.
The blade has a single three quarter length fuller to both sides. The black celluloid grip is wire bond.
The ricasso is stamped with “Original Eickhorn Solingen” and the companies logo under the langet.
It comes with its black painted steel scabbard and its original tassel and an attached Nazi political leaders visor cap cockade.
It was a captured piece by a WW2 British Army sniper.