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#329066 - 05/25/17 07:22 AM Named Pipeback Damascus Hirschfänger
Baz69 Online

Registered: 05/27/01
Posts: 4502
Loc: England
Just got this piece in from Germany, just goes to show there is still a lot of stuff to be found.
Overall its very long at 27" with a 21" blade, a beautiful band damascus with the tang fully signed, if anybody can identify the smith from the initials I'd be grateful. The piece is in completely untouched condition with just a few small blemishes on the blade but nothing to bad really. A really nice but very simple looking piece, I do not see to many pipeback hirschfängers out there, it probably dates from around 1900-1910, the name on the blade under the Riccasso Robert Hackenberg is the Distributor, he was working in Remscheid which is very near Solingen during this period. The fittings were produced by WK&c whom I believe were the makers although it is unmarked in that respect.


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#329067 - 05/25/17 10:11 AM Re: Named Pipeback Damascus Hirschfänger [Re: Baz69]
JohnZ Offline

Registered: 03/29/06
Posts: 5217
Loc: Calgary
Great find, Gary.
Always looking for Eickhorns and etched bayonets.

#329068 - 05/25/17 10:15 AM Re: Named Pipeback Damascus Hirschfänger [Re: JohnZ]
stingray Online

Registered: 11/20/07
Posts: 2566
Loc: north east US
Wow,that's a beauty Gary,congrats

#329069 - 05/25/17 12:28 PM Re: Named Pipeback Damascus Hirschfänger [Re: stingray]
Alex . Offline

Registered: 11/30/15
Posts: 189
Loc: NYC
Very nice one.

#329071 - 05/25/17 05:42 PM Re: Named Pipeback Damascus Hirschfänger [Re: Alex .]
seany Offline

Registered: 05/18/03
Posts: 1459
Loc: england
Wow great find.
Regards Sean

#329077 - 05/26/17 06:57 AM Re: Named Pipeback Damascus Hirschfänger [Re: seany]
jager Offline

Registered: 07/01/01
Posts: 335
Loc: Washington Township, Ohio
Gary, would look good in anyone`s collection. Love the blade. Nice find. James

#329524 - 06/14/17 09:58 PM Re: Named Pipeback Damascus Hirschfänger [Re: jager]
Kevin (heers68) Online

Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 1619
Loc: n.c. usa
It's ALL in the DETAILS!!.......


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