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Fixed Blade Knives429 of 761Old knifeWorld War II Era German Carl Eickhorn Fixed Blade Knife 1933-1935
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    Posted 5 years ago

    xabachay
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    Very Old, well made Bowie. 12" blade, 5' handle (wood). 3 rivet and burr rivets in handle.

    3 stars stamped into lower part of blade by hilt on both sides.

    VERY well made scabbard. Wood covered in leather.

    I know I've seen this maker mark before but I can't remember where - does anyone have any knowledge about its history?

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    Comments

    1. UncleRon UncleRon, 5 years ago
      It appears that the blade sit down inside an area that projects out from the guard. Is this correct?
    2. xabachay xabachay, 5 years ago
      It's a full tang blade. There is a brass hand gaurd that may give that appearance if that's what you're referring to.
    3. UncleRon UncleRon, 5 years ago
      I don't see the tang's edge between two handle slabs. It appears that the handle is a solid piece with the tang fully enclosed inside it. Maybe it's just the angle of the pics. But the question was: it appears that the ricasso of the blade fits down inside a shallow "well" which is part of the handguard. It that the construction?
    4. csutton10, 5 years ago
      what a lovely knife reminds me of one i had called big scary i have seen those makers marks before,it is old might have been the american blacksmith???

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