Fantastic Nazi sword M. 1710 for infantry officer (Wehrmacht) made by Eickhorn in Germany during WWII. This striking sword is in an excellent condition the hilt, the blade and the scabbard scarcely show any signs of the trace of time and display an uncommon beauty. This is one of the 9 models (variants) for infantry officers patented by Eickhorn, a company founded by Carl Eickhorn in 1865 in Solingen, Germany. In the mid to late 1930s, the firm of Carl Eickhorn produced a series of swords named after famous men in German history. Named by Eickhorn as the Feldherrn Series (Commander Series), collectors refer to this group as the "Field Marshal" series. Specifically, the 1710 model is named "Blucher" in honor of Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (December 16, 1742 - September 12, 1819) who was a Prussian Generalfeldmarschall who led the Prussian army against Napoleon I.This weapon is 100% original and looks quite complete: it mounts a greatly-preserved gold-plated hilt composed of a black grip with twine, a pomel shaped like a lion head and with two red stones for eyes and gold-plated cross-guard with the embossed Nazi symbol (an eagle sitting on a swastika). The steel blade looks shiny and even and so does the black metal scabbard. At the place where the blade connects the hilt, we can see the engraved manufacturers mark. This fantastic Nazi sword M. 1710 for infantry officer by Eickhorn is a real museum piece which probably hides a fascinating past. Dimensions: Blade Length: 33.26 in / 84.5 cm. Total Length: 38.78 in / 98.5 cm.