Imperial Hunting Hirschfanger w/Unique Blade Etch (#27744)

Imperial Hunting Hirschfanger w/Unique Blade Etch (#27744)

Maker: ED WUSTHOFF, Solingen with crossed arrows inside oval TM.; Condition:EX+; CONSIGNMENT

$1,595.00

WUSTHOFF, Solingen with crossed arrows inside oval TM.  Anodized steel fittings show surface wear to fluted pommel, recurved crossguard and fluted clamshell.  Dark brown, staghorn grip is perfect with no cracks or chips.  Polished, double-etched blade measuring 13 ¼” in length grades excellent/excellent+ w/light surface wear/runner marks & some gray shadowing/speckling.  Is complete w/red felt blade buffer pad.  Obverse blade etch features a forest/jungle scene of Pigmies hunting a wild animal, while the reverse blade etch features a forest scene of two tigers (one wounded by an arrow).  This is the only Hirschfänger with this unique blade etch that JRB&M has seen.  Black leather scabbard shows light surface wear with no rips or tears and no damage to the reverse stitching.  Anodized steel fittings show light wear/age with one shallow depression to lower obverse fitting with both retaining staples present.  Scabbard is designed to accommodate a skinning knife; however, the knife has been lost to time.  Rare Hirschfänger w/unique blade etch.  EX+ (27744) Consignment