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#104967 09/06/2008 08:24 PM
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When you collect the hunting daggers and swords you seem to come across many types of crests. There are books on crests that prove over the hundreds of years of hunting in Europe with the main focus on Germany that the hunting grounds were guarded and protected by large groups of Royalty and Government. I will start this post with a group of clam shells with crests that I have no idea of their being or meaning. Hopefully it can grow as others add to it so this form will have an additional information chapter that others can refer to and enjoy. Please add any new photographs of the crests on the daggers in your collections.
Sincerely,
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Sincerely,
HUBERTUS

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Some really great Fangers you have here! And a very interesting topic. They need a web sight on German and Austrian Geneology alone! I have one hirschfanger to add to this post, ANY and all comments on this dagger are appreciated! Kevin.

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It's ALL in the DETAILS!!.......
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one more....

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Kevin, thank you for the addition to this post. I know there is a lot of information out there on the different crests and where they existed and different meanings. It would be great to build up a volume of information on them as I see other forums and posts do with trade marks.
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Ralph & Kevin,

Thanks very much for taking the time to post these wonderful and hard-to-find examples! Smile

Bill

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Thank you Bill for the post.

Two beautiful clam shells posted 07, July 2005 in this forum, IVORY AND STAG GRIP CUTLASSES with etched dedication blades.
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English Hirschfanger with crest on the butt of stag grip.
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Stag grip crest.
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Hubertus your killing us with this wonderful collection Big Grin Thanks for showing them.I remember 20+yrs.ago on L.I. N.Y. going to shows at the old Electrican Hall and I would see Hirschfanger ,but who wanted them they had no swaz on them.Wish I had a bigger attention span then Big Grin


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Czechoslovakian or Croation Hunting daggers.
There is some kind of symbol markings on the crowns of both daggers?
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This hirschfanger cutlass is the same type clam shell as shown in photographs 8 and 9.
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Many crests are placed in the grip area.
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A copy of a recent book purchased on German Crests. It is old and written in German so I do not know what it says but it gives a large overview of the many types of crests designed for the period of this publication.

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German Crest book.
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My family heritage of Austrian and Hungarian decent may have created this interest in the crests. A long art background also brought about the design you see with name listing on the forum with our crest attached with the business header and family name.
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The following emblems of a crest stand for a particular garrison or something. A little knowledge would be helpful here as there are quite a few of these around on the clam shells and blades etc.
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