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Title Saxon hunting hanger
Nationality German
Period c 1660
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This splendid weapon is a typical German hunting accessory, complete with knife (on which there is a maker's mark) and fork in the top pocket of the scabbard. It is silver mounted with staghorn slab grips. There is a small silver punch on the nose of the frog stud.

The blade has chiselled engraving, as opposed to acid etched, and has a hunting dedication on one side, with the date 1762, and on the other a conventional scene of a stag hunt. Swords decorated in this style are virtually exclusive to Saxony in the middle of the 17th century.

It has its original scabbard, which is somewhat damaged, and the end of the scabbard mount is open, suggesting damage at some point or something missing. The counter guards are only present on one side, the other one having been broken off. The blade is approximately 23 inches long and there is, sadly, some old damage to the wood and leather work at the top of the scabbard.

These swords rarely appear in England - my guess is that this is probably loot from WW1 or possibly WW2.

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[Edged Weapons : Swords : German : 17th Century]

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