This Lion Head Sword is a beauty, with a heavy brass construction and retaining nearly all of the original gilded finish. This pattern sword was one of the very first produced by Eichorn for the Field Marshal series. The lion has much hand work throughout his whiskers, brow and mane. The mane flows down a short way on to the backstrap. The cat is fitted with large, faceted blood-red eyes. The backstrap has an opening for a monogram, and the grip tabs both feature floral designs. The scabbard is straight throughout with no dings or dents and retains much of the original paint. The blade features quality nickel plating with only light wear down by the handle due to poor storage. The blade has no sharpening, bends or nicks. The blade measures 33 inches in length. The reverse by the tang is stamped with the very early 1935-1940 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark. Typically we see lions head swords with no Third Reich era hardware, this truly is a very early example!