Eternal Training Items Question

Question:

Does a creature need the Eternal Blade to use an Eternal Training Item (assuming it meets the critera of the item)? 

In other words, can one assign an Eternal Training item to a creature with no EB in the warband?  Or, the EB basically lets one use the Eternal Training items for a cost of free. 

Comments? 

Cool

There is no limitation on the item saying it can only be used in conjunction with an EB. Also, the EB giving you that item is not free of cost. It increases the point value enemies get from killing the recipient. (EB is particularly juicy pre-deployment.)