Senior Forestry Hirschfänger w/Frog (#26810)

Senior Forestry Hirschfänger w/Frog (#26810)

Maker: ALCOSO arched above A C S and scales with Solingen beneath the scales TM. ; Condition: EX+; CONSIGNMENT

$1,495.00

Cast brass hilt fittings show light surface age patina to the plain hilt/spine, unadorned knuckle-bow and to the crossguard  with fluted clamshell motif. The off-white celluloid, simulated ivory grip plates, with nice age toning show minor age/wear but, no cracks or chips and are complete with all six brass acorns without oak leaves present.  Polished double-etched blade measuring 13” in length grades EX showing surface wear/runner marks,  gray shadowing with nicks to the cutting edge/spine and is complete with original green felt blade buffer pad.  The obverse blade features a raised floral motif and two Auerhahns flanking a central panel of a hunting hound stalking two foxes in a forest setting while the reverse blade features a raised floral motif flanking a central depiction of a stag and three does running through a forest setting. The blade spine features a 7 ½” long etched panel with raised laurel leaves and the name of the retailer, “G.ECKENHOFF NACHF.BERLIN”. On page 124 of The Sword And Knife Makers Of Germany 1850-2000 Volume 1 by the late Anthony Carter, the author states, “Several forester’s sidearms made by Solingen firms have been recorded marked G.ECKENHOFF NACHF.BERLIN”. Both etched panels, as well as the spine motif, retain 100% of the background gray frosting.  Black leather scabbard shows surface wear and some nicks/flaking to leather, but no rips, tears, creases, or damage to the reverse stitching.  Brass upper and lower scabbard fittings show light surface wear/age patina matching the hilt fittings. The reverse lower fitting has two faint depressions, and is complete with retaining staple (the lower portion of the upper fitting is covered by the frog and the staple is not visible).  The black leather, double-stitched bayonet pattern frog grades EX+ showing minor wear but, no rips, tears or damage to stitching. EX+  (26810) CONSIGNMENT