Overall length: 14 3/4". This is a textbook example reflecting all the proper characteristics for this extremely rare dagger. All of the fittings are nickel silver. The crossguards are marked internally "HE" which is correct for this type of dagger. The bottom of the lower crossguard is stamped "4" for the inspector who worked on this piece. The fit of the black ebony grip is exactly what you'd expect to see on an Eickhorn produced dagger of this early vintage. The nickel silver grip eagle is the high neck variety. Black anodized scabbard. The blade fit w/ the scabbard is very tight. Blade is marked w/ the correct vintage Eickhorn squirrel logo w/ the "smooth tail". The motto, which translates to "My Honor is Loyalty" & the complete & correct Himmler dedication, "In Heartfelt Comradeship H. Himmler" is present. The scabbard has the short black leather hanger. It is plated & an original example but not correct vintage for this dagger. This is a very desirable dagger & missing from most collections. CONDITION: the blade has been cleaned over the years removing the burnishing from the motto & presentation. There are also some visible water spots on the blade. Grip shows some minor scratches. The scabbard is in exceptionally fine condition w/ very nice anodizing. There is a slight dent in the ball of the lower scabbard fitting. (02-12360/BS/BF). $7,000-9,000.