Offiziersäbel «Freiherr vom Stein»
|Title||Offiziersäbel «Freiherr vom Stein» Model 1714|
|Year of adoption||1936 (?)|
|Publications||Eickhorn Kundendienst» #1714|
|Sources||LTC (RET.) Thomas M.Johnson «Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich»|
The Fieldmarshal series of sabers by C.Eickhorn, that the company released on the eve of the World War II, included the above mentioned sabre that was named after Heinrich Friedrich Karl Reichsfreiherr vom und zum Stein – the Prussian statesman and politician who abolished serfdom in the country and carried out a number of other significant reforms to ensure economic prosperity and social stability of Prussia after the Napoleonic wars. Later those reforms facilitated the unification of Germany under Bismarck. Analyzing the similarity of some design elements of the saber with Casberg`s works it can be assumed that this saber was also designed by Casberg. The richly decorated hilt of the saber is made of aluminum with gilding. All materials are typical. The ornament features oak leaves and relief decoration. The obverse shield bears the eagle with folded wings over the rays; the reverse is plain for engraving by the owner.