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Kriegsmarine Navy Dagger with Hangers — Eickhorn 2nd Model

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This is a rare beauty, with the perfect combination of accessories! Carl Eickhorn 2nd model Kriegsmarine dagger with correct hangers, numbered and matching parts, decorative set-in-place portepee, and composite grip made to resemble ivory! The grip on the beauty is spectacular! Outside of real ivory it’s the next best thing. Very nice two-tone vein lines really make this grip stand out. The grip is completely solid, no wooden core, and no cracks or chips.

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This is a rare beauty, with the perfect combination of accessories! Carl Eickhorn 2nd model Kriegsmarine dagger with correct hangers, upgraded hammered scabbard, numbered and matching parts, decorative set-in-place portepee, and composite grip made to resemble ivory!

The grip on this beauty is spectacular! Outside of real ivory it’s the next best thing. Very nice two-tone vein lines really make this grip stand out. The grip is completely solid, no wooden core, and no cracks or chips.

The cross guard and pommel cap have even amounts of wear and are matching to the scabbard with the number “20” clearly stamped into each piece. The release button on the cross guard works without flaw.

The scabbard is the hammered type, which was an upgrade and harder to find. There are no dents, and the tip is free of impact damage. The only flaw to note are the tarnished areas around the hanger rings due to the different types of metals used to secure the bands to the scabbard, and the loops to the bands. The very fact that the tarnishing is still in place is testament to the fact that this piece has never been cleaned, or polished!

The blade is engraved with the fouled anchor design (which is standard), and has some minor spotting. The Eickhorn makers mark is clearly seen in place on the ricasso, just beneath the scabbard release.

The hangers are the standard Kriegsmarine dagger straps with in-tact and functional spring-loaded hooks, regain chain and lions head buckles. The buckles have lost most of their plating, which is very common with zinc fittings like these. One of the hooks appears to be in newer condition than the others, which suggests a possible period replacement, or perhaps the straps were simply manufactured with one hook being a different type of metal that didn’t wear as the others did. Hard to say.

The set-in-place portepee is untouched, with the knot still tight and as it was at the end of he war. It shows period wear, as well as some age wear, but is still as beautiful as ever. The grip parts were carefully removed for inspection without disturbing the placement or design of the portepee in any way.

Nice un-messed with Navy Dagger, not often seen in this condition and configuration, and with all original parts.

2 reviews for Kriegsmarine Navy Dagger with Hangers — Eickhorn 2nd Model

  1. Darren

    Hi Salvatore!

    Thanks for posting. Of all the daggers I see from day to day (and I see a LOT of them), the Kriegsmarine daggers seem to be the ones that suffer the most damage from age. The blades (in my opinion) are generally more susceptible to corrosion and rust because they’re etched, which (again, just my opinion) exposes more of the metal than with other blades. The scabbards are almost always dented in some fashion. They’re made from a softer metal and are just more prone to damage than other branches like the Army daggers and Luftwaffe daggers.

    I’d be happy to have a look at your Kriegsmarine dagger for you. Just send me a few photos showing both sides of the dagger, with the blade exposed, close shots of both sides of the entire handle area, and shots of both sides of the entire length of the scabbard. Use the Free Appraisal link at the top of this page and attach the photos.

  2. Salvatore DiFazio

    I recently found one of these Kriegsmarine Daggers in a deceased relatives belongings, but not in pristine condition. I am not interested in selling it but was looking to get some information on it. I do not have the knot or accessories, but do have the dagger and sheath with some definite damage to them. The sheath is dented and the handle of the dagger is only about half there. Anything you could tell me about the dagger would be nice to learn.

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