Goering Presentation Senior Forestry Hirschfanger (#28017)

Goering Presentation Senior Forestry Hirschfanger (#28017)

Maker: Distributor mark etched to spine of blade G.ECKENHOFF NACHF.BERLIN; Condition: EX++; CONSIGNMENT

$4,700.00

Distributor mark etched to spine of blade G.ECKENHOFF NACHF.BERLIN. Brass fittings show light surface wear to hilt/spine, knuckle-bow/crossguard, deer hoof quillon and to the clamshell. Beautifully toned IVORY grip plates grade near MINT with no cracks or chips. Grip is complete with five brass acorn grip devices and pinned to the center obverse in lieu of an acorn is the silver emblem of the national Third Reich Hunting Association. Plated, double-etched blade grades near MINT with only faint runner marks and two very minor surface nicks to cutting edge. Blade features scenes of Auerhahns, stag and doe, hunting dogs, and boar in forest setting. Center panel has superb, professionally engraved dedication which reads: WILDMEISTER LIEBER, 24.12.36, DER REICHSJAGERMEISTER: Wildlife Master Lieber, date of presentation and The Reich Master of the Hunt. Adolf Hitler bestowed the title of Reichsjagermeister to Hermann Goering in 1934. In this capacity, Goering had full authority over hunting and forest conservation throughout the greater Reich. As the senior leader of the German Hunting Association, Goering presented this Hirschfanger to Wildmeister Lieber in 1936. Black leather crease-free scabbard shows only faint surface wear with no rips, tears or damage to reverse stitching. Upper and lower brass fittings show only light surface wear with both retaining staples present. EX++. CONSIGNMENT