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German Hunting Sword Ca 19th Century
4/30/2014 - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction
Hirshfanger sword with 19.5" straight single-edged blade becoming double-edged at the point. Lower portion of the blade with fired blue finish as well as gilt motifs including floral sprays, trophies and a leaping fox on one side and a boar on the other side. Blade at the hilt on outer side is engraved Martin Semmler Schwertfeger in Cassel. Gilded copper alloy hilt with medallions on both sides featuring a stag and a doe sitting near a dead boar. Heavy straight quillons with finials in the shape of dog's heads. Rough stag horn grip scales with two oval gilt rivet heads having formal leaf patterns. Ferrule has raised decoration consisting of overlapping band of acanthus leaves. Fluted oval pommel cap with knob finial. Neck of cap shows various hunting vignettes around the edge. Plain grip straps. Leather scabbard with brass throat and drag.

Condition:  
Blade retains ca 60% of its fired blue and gilt finish. Leather scabbard is excellent.
Sold: $1,762.50
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