Early Senior Forestry Hirschfänger w/Frog (#30902)

Early Senior Forestry Hirschfänger w/Frog (#30902)

Maker: Carl Eickhorn, stamped squirrel with serrated tail within double-oval TM; Condition: EX++

$1,195.00

Carl Eickhorn, stamped squirrel with serrated tail within double-oval TM. An illustration of this pattern Hirschfänger appears in the Eickhorn Kundendienst as Nr. 427, “Vorschriftsmässige Hirschfänger mit Elfenbeinschalen” (Regulation Hirschfänger with Ivory Grip). Gilded brass hilt fittings show light surface wear/age to the plain hilt/spine, unadorned knuckle-bow, crossguard with stag hoof quillon, and fluted clamshell. Genuine “bone” grip plates with nice age toning show minor surface scratches, but no cracks or chips and are complete with all six gilded brass acorns without oak leaves present. Polished, double-etched blade measuring 13” in length grades EX++ showing light surface wear/runner marks and some light gray shadowing to obverse and reverse ricassos, but no nicks to the cutting edge and is complete with green felt blade buffer pad. Etch pattern features scenes of Auerhahn, stag, doe, boar, hunting dogs and hunter as shown in the Kundendienst catalog. Black leather scabbard shows light surface wear, but no rips, tears, creases, or damage to the reverse stitching. Dent-free, gold washed/lacquered brass hilt fittings show light surface wear with much factory finish remaining. The fittings are stamped “16” beneath the retaining staples; the upper retaining staple is missing. The black leather frog with grip retaining strap grades EX++ showing light surface wear, but no rips or tears.