Senior Forestry Hirschfänger w/Bone Grip & Frog (#29938)

Senior Forestry Hirschfänger w/Bone Grip & Frog (#29938)

Maker: WKC, knight’s helmet TM; Condition: EX+/EX++

$1,495.00

WKC, knight’s helmet TM. This exact pattern Hirschfänger is illustrated in the WKC sales catalog as pattern Nr. 96.  Plain, gilted brass hilt fittings show light surface wear/age patina to the unadorned spine, knuckle-bow and crossguard with fluted clamshell.  Off-white, nicely toned, genuine bone grip plates show light surface wear with no cracks or chips, and are complete with  three acorns without oak leaves on both obverse and reverse grip plates. Plated double-etched blade measuring 33cm in length grades EX, showing light surface wear/runner marks with several areas of gray spotting on upper obverse/reverse, but  no nicks to cutting edge, and is complete with tan leather blade buffer pad.  Blade etch features floral motif  flanking a central panel with hunting scenes of hounds, foxes, stag and doe herd with minor wear to the background  frosting. Dent-free leather scabbard shows only minor surface wear with some scuffing to reverse, but  no rips, tears, or creases, and no damage to the reverse stitching.  Dent-free, upper and lower gilted brass plain fittings retain virtually 100% of the factory fire gilting and lacquer and are complete with both retaining staples. Scabbard is complete with EX++ green leather frog with green felt backing showing several moth nips. Nice WKC example with bone grip plates recently obtained in Germany. EX+/EX++