This sword is dated 1933 and made by Eichkorn and has a damascus blade. It is named to a Lt. Gerstung and is marked to a PI. 6. The damascus is very nice with only minor wear near the tip . Still retains about 70% of the original gold. The former blue panels are missing the original blue coloring. The upper hilt is in nice condition with no damage but is missing the original gold. Grip is perfect and has the wire wrap. The underside of the crossguard is eagle proofed.