RAD/ Early EM Hewer Model 1934 with Hanger by Eickhorn



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RAD (Reichsarbeitdients) Subordinate Hewer M34 with frog, early model, (Unterführer des Haumesser RAD mit Gehänge).
Nickel/silver, 37.5 cm steel blade, with the inscription of the motto on the obverse of the acid-etched blade “Arbeit Adelt” (Work ennobles) in Gothic script. On the reverse is acid-etched “RADJ” (inspection mark) in an inverted triangle. Below the inspection mark is the legend “Ges. Gesch.”, which indicates “Gesetzlich Geschützt” (protected by law). Below this is the 1933/35 model logo of “Carl Eickhorn, Solingen”. The crossguard and pommel are solid nickel/silver as befits this model. Natural stag grips, the pommel being in the form of a stylized eagle’s head. The scabbard made on a steel base that maintains practically 100% of its original black lacquer. The nickel/silver scabbard mountings are in mint condition (rarely seen in this condition), the lower mounting bears the RAD emblem impressed by a sloping swastika spade flanked by two sheaves of wheat. The early brown leather frog with an iron clip stamped “H & Co 38”, and on the leather the mark “Lüneschloss, Solingen” and the acceptance stamp again from the RAD and again the “Ges. Gesh.”.