This exceptionally beautiful mint bladed Eickhorn government official’s dagger has never been cleaned and has a nice darkening patina overall. There is no damage to the mother of pearl grips and no hits to any of the cross guard or bird’s head. While it does appear that the piece was taken down perhaps once or twice, the scarring to the upper pommel spanner is minimal. The casting to the cross guard is clean. The scabbard has one slight mark about 2 inches from the tip.