Pommel: broad beaked eagle head with no means of attachment to rifle. Pommel meets grips vertically.
Grips: two-piece chequered black plastic retained by two dome-headed rivets. Underside of grips rounded off and gently shaped to hand, back flat and straight.
Crossguard: S-shaped crosspiece, quillons terminating in flared finials.
Blade: single-edged, spear point, fullered, stops rounded. Fuller length 16.5 mm, fuller width 10 mm. Leather collar at base of blade.
Sidearm finish: all metal parts plated.
(Related item: scabbard).
Pommel, described by Watts and White, as a 'blank pommel' - a reference to the absence of rifle attachment slot, press stud and internal coiled spring.
(References: Watts, J & White, P 1975, '(The) Bayonet Book', Watts and White; pp 170 and 182 (ref 409).
Atwood, J P (Major) 1965 '(The) Daggers and Edged Weapons of Hitler's Germany', Atwood, Berlin; p 200)
mark stamped (inverted) blade (left ricasso) squirrel, facing left, holding a vertical sword. Above the squirrel the word ORIGINAL. Below the squirrel EICKHORN SOLINGEN