Вот такую штучку дрючку предлагают. В подлинности у меня сомнений нет. Вопрос в другом, кому она вручалась, и какой кортик должен под нее быть.. В английском не силен, поэтому скопировал текст.. Очень уж нравится она мне.. Взять хочу, и собрать под нее кортик.. За любую информацию и дословный перевод буду очень благодарен коллегам
DIAMOND SET POMMEL FOR NAVAL HONOR DIRK - CARL EICKHORN
This beautiful gilt over brass base Naval pommel was one of the examples produced by the Carl Eickhorn firm for use on Naval Honor daggers. We know of only about 17 existing daggers today. The Eickhorn firm had approximately 25-30 of these pommels originally cast and set with diamonds for use on the Naval Honor dagger. They apparently did not expect the war to end so shortly, or they thought there would be more naval heroes, but the fact remains that there were at least a dozen of these pommels left over at the end of the war. It is well documented that Mr. Eickhorn personally handed Jim Atwood these leftover pommels. He subsequently sold them to the collecting community, and they have been in various collections over the years. (I personally own three of these in my own collection). This example is the same one which is shown in my Navy book on Page 432. It is most beautiful and still remains in perfect, mint condition. It features a half-closed winged eagle which looks to the viewer’s left. The eagle clutches a wreath in his talons. Set in the wreath is a mobile swastika. This swastika appears to have a setting made of silver or platinum. There are 17 individual rose-cut diamonds which make up the complete setting. Each and every diamond is a beautiful, shiny gemstone and makes for quite an attractive piece when it is turned in the light. The detail to the eagle front and back is very precise, having outstanding feathered designs. The pommel has been threaded, and aside from the fact that it is not numbered, it is identical to the known examples which are part of their respective Honor daggers. This is a great opportunity to show off a beautiful gem-like artifact next to some of your other Naval memorabilia. These pommels are sure to increase in value, as there are only so many of them around and it is rare that one comes up for sale. Accompanying this pommel is a copy of the original letter written by Jim Atwood certifying to his receiving these pommels from Herr Eickhorn. Because of the beautiful diamonds and gold in this artifact, there is a good chance that your wife might even like this piece! An outstanding Naval investment artifact. Mint.