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Army (Heer) Officer Dagger by Carl Eickhorn

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A very nice WWII German Dagger, this Heer Officer Dagger bears the Carl Eickhorn Solingen maker mark on the blade. The blade measures 10.25”, and is the traditional stiletto style with flat central ridge. Total length (including the hilt) is approximately 14.5″. This dagger has never been cleaned, stored untouched since the war, and purchased directly from the daughter of the vet who brought it home. Aside from a hairline crack in the handle, the dagger is virtually without flaw considering it was a used war time piece.

The story of the soldier who brought this dagger home goes as follows:

Floyd Alfred Peabody volunteered for the Army in 1943, and served in the 787th Ordinance Company of the 87th Infantry Division. Active duty included the Battles of Metz, Saar Basin, and the Battle of the Bulge. Additional World War 2 duties included the liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp. Floyd was awarded 7 service medals, including 3 Bronze Stars. Returning home on leave in 1945, Floyd met Val (his wife). He was scheduled to ship out to the China Burma India Theater 30 days later, but V-J Day occurred during this leave. Floyd was discharged in February, 1946.

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Darren June 14, 2013 at 10:37 am

Hi Alex.

Thanks for posting! I’d be happy to review your dagger for you. I just need to see photos showing both sides of the entire length of the dagger and scabbard, and close up shots showing the entire handle area (both sides). Once I see these photos I can provide feedback. Send them to me via the Free Appraisal link at the top of the page.

Thanks again!

Alex May 29, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Hi I have a German WWII dagger. I’m not exactly sure what kind of dagger it is though. I was wondering if u could tell me what kind it is and how much it would b worth it looks like it is in great shape

Darren February 19, 2012 at 10:58 am

Hi Sean! In order for me to provide an accurate value of your particular dagger, I’ll need to see photos showing the sale sides and areas of the dagger you see in the photos above. Ever dagger is different in areas such as condition, color, accessories, maker, etc. All of these areas play an important part in the value. Use the “Free Appraisal” link above (the red banner at the top right) and you’ll be able to attach photos and provide details.

sean February 18, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I have one of theses German army daggers with the rope and stuff in great condition. I just want to know how much it is worth.

Darren February 14, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Hi Jack! I’d love to see some photos of your dagger. If you don’t mind, email me a couple shots through the Free Appraisal link at the top of this page.

jack harrelson February 14, 2012 at 10:37 am

I have one of these daggers. It has a dent in the scabbard, and a small chip in the handle. Otherwise it looks good!

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