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DJVD CASED MEDAL
I just obtained this medal and I thought it would go with the theme of the two clam shells on the hirschfangers shown in this forum.

If WOTON or BILL WARDA would be so kind as to decipher the written page in German that came with the medal, it would be appreciated.

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HUBERTUS


Diese Silber-Medaille des A.D.J.V. wurde meinem Vater Otto Lanz mit bieliegenden Schreliben des Vorsitzenden Geh.Rates Emil Dreiss vom 22.4.1929 verliehen unter Beifugung aller damaliger Namen der Mitglieder, durch die er einstimmig zum 1. Vorsitzenden gewahlt wurde. Vater konnte dieses Ehrenamt nicht mehr ubernehmen,da er 3 Tage spater am 25 April 1929 im Cannsatter Krankenhaus vestorben ist! Dies Madaille war somit die letzte Auszeichnung seitens seiner Collegen der grunen Farbe!
Hubert Lanz, Gen a.D. April 1929

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FRONT VIEW
Manfred and Wotan I hope the pictures aare clear enough to read.

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REAR VIEW OF MEDAL

Thank you for looking,
Sincerely,
HUBERTUS

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This silver medal of the A.D.J.V. has been awarded to my father Otto Lanz together with the enclosed writing of the chairman Geh.Rates (is a kind of gov. grade "Geheimer Rat" or "Geheimrat") Emil Dreiss on 22th of april 1929, under addition of all members at those times, who have elected him in unanimity (do not know for sur if this is the right word)to first chaiman. (My) father could not take over this honor function any more as three days later, on 25th of april 1929, he has died in the hospital of Cannsatt. This medal therefore has been the last decoration which has come from his colleges (friends) of the green color (=hunters). Hubert Lanz, General (ret.) in april 1929.
Hope it helps. It was very helpful for me that you have written down the german text seperately, translate direct from the pic would have been a hard work.


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Here's a similar award to ralphs in the case of issue.

Gary

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Thanks to all of you gentlemen who contributed to this fine presentation. I, very much, enjoy this forum, viewing your 'stuff' and also learning as I go... I continue to be awed.........................
Best regards & continued good hunting......


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Well I dug out another one, this piece is an early 3rd reich example given as an honor gift by the ADJV in May 1934.To have been awarded this the guy must have done something very special, probably along the lines of catching poachers or an extreme act of bravery.
You must have lots more ralph, lets see them.

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See a similar example in TJ Vol 3 Pg 55, the senior version of this hirschf�nger.

Marked with the 34/35 double oval Eickhorn mark.

Gary

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Here's a better picture of the blade etch.

Gary

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The dedication on the reverse of the top scabbard mount,

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I'm reading and looking at all of these wonderful daggers.Has anyone noticed the condition of them.After 60+ yrs we see what has happened to 3 Reich era daggers.These daggers are in great shape to include the gold on dedications.This is another sign of the great craftmanship in daggers that are in some cases over 100yrs old Cool


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Ed, As I'm sure you know, trying to get a picture down to 75 Kb is tricky sometimes, I tend to lose a few details sometimes, the last piece I posted is a lot better than the pictures, A lot of the presented pieces I have posted were I'm sure tucked away in a drawer somewhere and some have not seen the light of day for 60 + years. These pieces were treasured by their original owners because they mean't so much to them.
Here's a sneak preview of a piece I got in tonight, straight out of Germany. Awarded to Unteroffiziere Rinne of the 11th Company of the 18th Regiment for winning the same all comers NCO competition for 3 consecutive years in 1926/27/28. Just a bit of work on the scabbard and a very light clean on the blade is all that is needed.

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A classic WKC all the way, graduated acorns, clamshell and a great pommel and nut.

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Reverse of the top scabbard mount.

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I should clarify this is for a shooting competition.

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Bringing this thread up from the doldrums, it needs to be seen on a regular basis, I'll have to check to see if I have anything else to add, I'm sure a few of you guys might be able to add to this thread, Ralph where are you.

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I had to check to see if I had this one posted already, a presented shooting association hirschf�nger with orange grip, whilst unmarked it has the blade etch unique to Puma.

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IMO these dagger are underappriciated by most in the collecting community. They are by far the higest quality edged wepons ever made by the Germans. Please keep posting!

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Imperial are the best!! Third Reich Production items very little hand work in general.


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Beautiful and rare daggers posted. Also a rare and enjoyable thread. Thanks to all for sharing these wonderful blades.

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Wow Gary. Beauty, what is the grip?

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The grip is solid trolon, not many around.

Thanks

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.....which explains the lack of cracking around the circumference...as always Gary, just superb.

Paul


FUR EHR' UND PFLICHT BIS HERZ UND KLINGE BRICHT
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Wish they were all made with trolon.
Gary it's always a pleasure seeing your stuff. Thanks for sharing.

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This thread needs another shot in the arm
A WKC pattern 101, a presentation for 30 years of service in heartfelt thanks by the spa town of Schmiedeberg by Halle on the river on 16th December 1924.

I'm sure there must be more out there.

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blade presentation

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reverse blade

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clamshell and hilt

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A very fine piece Gary. I guess there are not many posting photos as there are not that many of these daggers. Nice and interesting to see the boarhead cross guard on such an early piece.
Do you gave a photo album? I'd sure like to see it at the MAX.


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A nice blade

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Close up.

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Other side.
Sincerely,
HUBERTUS

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Houston, Perhaps they are rare and not many about but they are available, this piece was on Ebay only a couple months ago, perhaps I was lucky that I was the only bidder and got it for $850, pretty affordable for most collectors I think.
A beautiful piece Ralph, I have yet to find a decent long bavarian, I'm sure one will turn up at some time.

Cheers

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Gary-I would say that was VERY lucky! Indeed.


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A new addition to a great thread:

Carl Eickhorn, special order, Nr. 1456 Hirschfanger, "Triple-Oval" maker's mark with presentation on blade:


Der 7. Komp. Reichswehr Inf. Regt. 17

Traditionskomp. d. Inf. Regts. Herzog Ferdinand v. Braunschweig 8. Westf. Nr. 57

Als Wanderschießpreis gestiftet von der vereing. ehem. 57er am 7. 3. 31.

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Carl Eickhorn Nr. 1456 Hirschfanger, "Triple-Oval" maker's mark with presentation on blade. (Reverse)
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Carl Eickhorn Nr. 1456 Hirschfanger, "Triple-Oval" maker's mark with presentation on blade
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Carl Eickhorn Nr. 1456 Hirschfanger, "Triple-Oval" maker's mark with presentation on blade.
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