Imperial Hunting Hirschfänger (#27782)

Imperial Hunting Hirschfänger (#27782)

WK&C, king’s head & knight’s helmet double TM; Condition: EX

$795.00

WK&C, king’s head & knight’s helmet double TM.  Bronzed steel hilt fittings show light surface wear/age to fluted pommel cap, ferrule, and recurved crossguard, with raised boar’s head on obverse and reverse quillon block.  Clamshell features a well-detailed stag being chased by two hunting dogs.  Dark brown staghorn grip is perfect with no cracks or chips, and superb detail to stag.  Plated double-etched blade measuring 17 ½” in length grades excellent, showing light surface wear with uniform gray spotting, and several tiny nicks to cutting edge.  Both obverse and reverse blade feature 9” long etched panels featuring a hunting motif of stag and doe, rabbits, hunting equipment, and hunter with hunter horn and dog.  Both panels retain 100% of the background frosting which shows minor gray spotting.  Blade is complete with original green felt blade buffer pad.  Black leather scabbard shows uniform surface wear with some loss of finish to leather and wear to portions of reverse stitching.  Bronzed steel scabbard fittings show light surface wear/age spotting but no dents or damage, with both retaining staples present.  Scabbard is fitted for a skinning knife, but the knife has been lost to time.  Unusual WK&C Hunting Hirschfänger with bronzed fittings.  EX.