Imperial Hirschfänger w/Deluxe Fittings, Unique Clamshell & Brocade Belt/Frog (#29947)

Imperial Hirschfänger w/Deluxe Fittings, Unique Clamshell & Brocade Belt/Frog (#29947)

No maker; Condition: EX+/EX++; Consignment

$2,850.00

No maker. Gilded, cast-brass hilt fittings show light surface wear with much matte honey-gold factory finish remaining  on the floral motif domed pommel cap with a raised oval “droplet” outer border, oak leaf embellished ferrule, and recurved crossguard with raised  floral motif quillons flanking a fox and running doe on the obverse/reverse quillon block.  The deluxe, well detailed, clamshell features a cast floral motif border surrounding a large, raised vulture-type bird atop, and pecking a devil’s head/mask. The vulture and mask are attached to the clamshell by a screw and tap on the underside.  The medium brown, stag horn grip, without acorns or other decoration, is perfect with no cracks or chips. The plain, plated single-edged/single-fuller blade measuring 17 5/8” in length grades EX/EX+, showing  surface wear/age, shadowing/speckling and minor surface crazing but, no nicks to the cutting edge, and is complete with original green felt buffer pad.  The black leather scabbard shows  wear/age with some surface cracking but, no creases, rips or tears and no damage to the reverse stitching. The upper and lower gilded brass deluxe fittings retain much of the factory gilding to the raised floral motifs with the upper fitting complete with a frog stud decorated with a large oak leaf. The dent-free, deluxe upper fitting with raised floral motif on the obverse is formed to accept the 7 ¼” long skinning knife with undamaged dark brown horn grip and EX plated blade showing some lifting and gray speckling. The dent-free, deluxe obverse lower fitting features raised floral motifs flanking a central oval motif of hunting equipment to include rifle, hirschfänger, horn and  hunting bag. The reverse lower fitting features upper and lower raised floral panels with a scratch and small depression to the plain central area. The silver bullion with central green stripe, over leather backing, belt and frog grade EX showing wear/age patina to the bullion, fading to the green stripe and wear/age to the leather backing. The belt is complete with a horizontal, “S” shaped, vulture-head buckle attached to brass acorn and oak-leaf keepers. Based upon the silver bullion with green stripe combination, the hirschfänger is probably related to the Kingdom of Saxony which used gold/silver bullion with green stripes/highlights on uniforms, uniform accouterments and medal ribbons. RARE hirschfänger! EX+/EX++. Consignment.