Imperial Fire Axe w/Unique Hanger (#29656)

Imperial Fire Axe w/Unique Hanger (#29656)

No maker: Condition: EX+; SOLD

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SOLD

No Maker. This fire axe with unique hanger is similar to and example pictured on pages 94 and 95 of Imperial German Edged Weaponry Volume Three. The nickel-plated double-etched axe head shows minor surface wear/age speckling, but no lifting or damage. Both sides of the axe head are engraved with an oak leaf/floral etch on the center head above a motif of a fire helmet and crossed fire axes above a central motif of sun bursts and two clasped hands within an oval surrounded by oak leaves. Beneath the oval is the three panel inscription, “Gott zur- Ehr, Dem Nächsten-zur Wehr” (To Honor God [is] Next to Defense/Fighting) in Gothic letters.  Light oak grained handle shows minor wear with no cracks or chips and features a plain, nickel-plated end cap with a lower open, wreath-pattern finial with raised flag, fire axe motif with crowned shield. The end cap and finial show wear and age to nickel plating. Fire axe is complete with a unique hanger consisting of  nickel blade and pick end caps connected together by a fabric strap. The strap is attached to a black leather sleeve the fits around the upper wooden handle and is complete with a nickel clip to attach to the waist belt.  Nice Fire axe with unique hanger. EX+. SOLD