SGM-1189 Orginal Artwork by Paul Casberg- Forestry Dagger *SOLD


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Paul Casberg was arguably the most talented artist working for The Eickhorn firm. In fact he is responsible for the design of the SA Feldherrnhalle Leader’s Dagger, the Teno EM Hewer, Army Officers Degan, The army Officers Dagger? and others. He was also commissioned to design flags and?other accoutrements. His work is a huge reason for the amazing designs and collectability of third Reich edged weapons.

This particular piece is on 8×10 inch heavy card stock. The artwork is of a rare forestry dagger that we also have listed on the site. The art work and Dagger were purchased at different times from different individuals.?The actual dagger was not known to have been officially produced and there is speculation about the date and origin of the dagger due to this. We could deduct that Eickhorn Contracted Casberg to design the piece and this artwork is the result. Once the artwork was created, we would also deduct that Eickorn made the hilt, handle and scabbard fittings but never got around to finishing the piece. The reasons could vary from being too late in the war, production costs or just failure of the prototype to get approval. We have the only known example that was produced and it was clearly based 100% off of this artwork. The conflict comes with the blade, which doesn’t add up. What likely happened, was the piece was found at the factory many years after the war and someone decided to “finish” the dagger. At that time the post war blade was added. This could have been during the Eickhorn auction when the company went out of business. It is my opinion, that the?dagger is in fact original,?but does have a post war blade.?Never the less, we have these two one of a kind items and they are available for your consideration to add to a high end collection or investment. This price listed here is just for the artwork. The dagger is sold separately and listed here

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