Miniature Deluxe Hunting Hirschfänger w/Double-Etched Blade (#25920)


No maker; Condition: EX+/EX++

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No maker. Although unmarked, the fittings on this example match exactly the full-size Hirschfänger illustratedin the Eickhorn Kundendienst as “Hirschfänger, Prunkausfürung, Nr. 1711 für die Deutsche Jägerschaft” (Hirschfänger splendid execution [deluxe] Number 1711 for the German Hunting Association). This period miniature Hirschfänger, measuring 9″ in overall length, features 1-piece cast brass fittings to deluxe oak leaf/acorn embellished pommel cap, ferrule and recurved crossguard with deluxe oval clamshell which features a raised Auerhahn on an oak branch within a raised border. Metal grip is painted dark brown and white to simulate stag horn, and is complete with three raised brass acorns with oak leaves cast into the obverse grip. Brass hilt fittings show light surface wear/age patina and the painted grip shows wear to the white paint in the simulated stag horn panels. Plated double-etched blade measuring 5 7/8″ in length grades EX++, showing only minor surface runner marks, primarily to the obverse, but no pitting or nicks to the cutting edge. Obverse blade features Eickhorn pattern scenes of a hunter shooting at a running stag and doe flanked by an Auerhahn and a large stag. The reverse blade features a hunter with hunting dogs attacking a wild boar flanked by an Auerhahn and a doe. Blade is complete with original green felt buffer pad. Green leather scabbard shows overall light surface wear and minor loss of color, but no rips, tears or damage to the reverse seam. Standard brass scabbard fittings show light surface wear/age patina with a few faint depressions to upper and lower fittings. Obverse lower fitting features two incised lines with an acorn motif suspension lug on the upper fitting. Nice Eickhorn pattern deluxe Hunting Hirschfänger with double-etched blade. EX+/EX++.