Cased Imperial Miniature Hunting Hirschfanger/Letter Opener w/out Scabbard (29334)


SOLD-No maker; Condition: EX++

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No maker. The Hirschfanger/letter opener measuring 7 11/16” in overall length features 1-piece cast silver metal hitl fittings with dark age patina to fluted pommel cap, recurved crossguard, and clamshell with boar’s head inside oak leaf wreath. Cast silver metal simulated stag horn grip features two oak leaves/acorns on the obverse. Plated double-etched blad with rounded letter opener style tip measures 5 3/8” in length showing light age/wear with some minor lifting to the plating near tip, and two small surface nicks to lower edge. Obverse blad etch features a forest scene with hunter, hunting dogs, and wild boar, while reverse forest scene features a running stag and doe. Blade is complete with original felt buffer pad, and both etch panels retain 100% of the background frosting. Burgundy leatherette hinged case with impressed gilt floral border on exterior lid. Attached to the lid are the silver gothic script letters, “S” and “R” inlaid with turquoise silk showing light age, with lower fitted portion covered in dark green velvet, which is perfectly recessed to accommodate the miniature. Nice personalized cased miniature Hirschfanger/letter opener recently obtained in Germany. Superb item for the German Hunting enthusiast.