Subordinate Forestry Hirschfänger w/Portepee & Frog (#26809)

Subordinate Forestry Hirschfänger w/Portepee & Frog (#26809)

SOLD Maker: Small stamped “H H S” monogram pierced by a sword (E. & F. Hörster) within a single-oval TM; Condition: EX+/EX++; CONSIGNMENT

$1,650.00

SOLD

Small stamped H H Smonogram pierced by a sword (E. & F. Hörster) within a single-oval TM.  Gilded brass hilt fittings show light surface wear/age patina to the plain hilt/spine, unadorned knuckle-bow/crossguard with stag hoof quillon tip and clamshell with fluted motif. Dark brown stag horn grip plates are perfect with no cracks or chips, and are complete with three brass acorns with oak leaves on both obverse and reverse grip plates. The plated, double-etched, measuring 13” in length grades EX+ showing  surface wear/runner marks and four small nicks to cutting edge but, no gray speckling or pitting and is complete with portions of the original green felt buffer pad.  Both obverse and reverse blade feature 8 ½” gray frosted panels.  The obverse blade features a raised oak leaf motif and water fowl in flight flanking a central panel of a hunter with hounds attacking a wild boar in a forest setting while the reverse blade features a raised oak leaf motif and Auerhahn flanking a central depiction of a hunter stalking a stag and doe in a forest setting. The blade spine features a 7” long etched panel with raised laurel leaves on a frosted background. Both etched panels, as well as the spine motif, retain 100% of the background gray frosting.  These same etch patterns are found on Imperial and Weimar period hirschfängers.  Black leather scabbard shows minor surface wear but, no rips, tears, creases or damage to the reverse stitching.  Dent-free. plain, gilded brass scabbard fittings show wear to the gilding with age patina and are complete with both retaining staples. The original green/silver Army NCO bayonet portepee which is often encountered on hirschfängers in lieu of the regulation Forestry Hirschfänger portepee grades EX++ showing only light age. The brown leather, double-stitched bayonet pattern frog grades EX+ showing minor wear but, no rips, tears or damage to stitching. EX+/EX++  (26809) CONSIGNMENT