Miniature Deluxe Hunting Hirschfänger (#26855)


Maker: Busch Sohn Solingen (Wilhelm Busch Söhne, Solingen-Ohligs) TM.; Condition: EX++; SOLD

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Busch Sohn Solingen (Wilhelm Busch Söhne, Solingen-Ohligs) TM. As stated on page 89 of The Sword and Knife Makers of Germany 1850 – 2000 Volume I by the late Anthony Carter, the Wilhelm Busch Söhne Firm was, “A manufacturer of pocket knives owned by the family, and believed to have been in production from about 1920 to 1960”. This information is confirmed in the “ADDRESSBUCH 1936 DER STADT SOLINGEN” which lists the Wilhelm Busch Söhne Stahlwarenfabrik at Querstrasse 47. This deluxe example, although marked, Busch?ohn Solingen, was obviously produced by the Alcoso Firm. Silver-plated hilt fittings show light surface wear/dark age patina to the Alcoso pattern deluxe oak leaf embellished pommel with acorn pommel nut, slightly re-curved crossguard, and clamshell with raised stag and doe motif. Off-white, staghorn grip shows light age toning with no cracks or chips. Plated, double-etched blade measuring 5 ½” in length grades EX++, showing light surface runner marks/surface wear with age speckling to the reverse spine/ricasso but , no lifting or nicks to cutting edge. Obverse/reverse blade feature matching 3 ¾” long light gray frosted panels with raised floral motifs flanking a stag and doe in a forest stetting on the obverse and a hunting dog and fox on the reverse. Both etched panels retain 100% of the light gray background frosting with no wear or lifting and the blade is complete with original green felt blade buffer pad. Green, pebbled-leather covered scabbard is perfect with no wear, rips, tears, creases. Dent-free, silver-plated scabbard fittings show lsurface wear/age patina with some oxidation to the upper and lower fittings but, no major loss of plating. Obverse lower fitting features a detailed hunting scene of a stag in forest setting, and upper fitting is complete with acorn pattern suspension lug. Nice Alcoso pattern deluxe Hunting Hirschfänger that matches exactly the example pictured on page 228, left of Me Fecit Solingen (“Solingen Made Me”) by Skipper Greenwade and recently obtained from the estate or a WWII veteran. EX++ (26855) SOLD IN TRADE W/STEWART WILSON