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1920's Carl Eickhorn Hirschfanger German Hunting Short Sword, sold

In very good condition, a rare early 1920's Hirschfanger German Hunting Short Sword by Carl Eickhorn.

Circa 1920 Carl Eickhorn Hirschfanger German Hunting Short Sword / Dagger

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The squirrel above CE in a plain ovoid was the TradeMark used by Carl Eickhorn in the very early 1920's. Although Carl Eickhorn Hirschfangers are quite common items, although always at a price premium, the date makes this one very rare indeed, as it was made shortly after WW1 when Germany was is a deep recession and suffering immense social turmoil.


The 41cm blade is in very good condition, the etching still very clear. There is a band you can see in the photos, where the band section closest to the ricasso / hilt is brighter than the blade below it down to the point. This is because the blade has been in the scabbard for such a long time. The copper top locket of the scabbard keeping all moist air away from the blade, hence that section is bright. The lower section having been protected by the slightly porous leather section of the scabbard has discolored a little. I suspect very careful cleaning with a good metal cleaner would balance things out, if required.

The blade is firm in the hilt. The staghorn grip with three acorns is in very good condition. The hilt overall is excellent for its age. The scabbard is a little aged, the leather with some surface loss, but still very good. The sword sheathes and draws very well. Check out what other specialist sellers of these items demand for their hirschfangers and you will see our price of £1000 is exceptionally good value indeed. Further / full sized images available upon request. Please quote item number C98 (731).

 

 

 

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