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#212996 01/17/2006 07:11 PM
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I posted this in German Sword forum also.. I see there are more posts on this forum about this sort of hunting sword .. so I will post it here also..I was curious to know if anyone could give some information on a sword my co-worker has.. It is marked G.H. Kohl on the top edge of the blade and also on the upper scabbard mount..It measures a length of 27 inches overall, and blade is 21 1/2".. The stag grip is an impressive piece..This stag has taken on a golden-brownish antique look and is sculpted nicely..the roundel with oak leaf patterns are in fine shape and the oak leaf pattern is repeated in the clamshell border and on the upper scabbard mount..I definitely do not qualify as an expert on swords ..but this would not appear to have been made for use in the field .. It is very ornate ..and could be a presentation sword ..Anyone that has more information .. I invite your e-mails..The blade is a 21 1/2"-inch long example..It is stamped with a small crown just below the felt pad on one side and it it is marked on the top edge G. H. KOHL Schwerd fleger ?? In STUTTGARDT .. (in script)It has a blued and gilted beautifully engraved design with motifs of hunting devices on one side and a dog and floral themes also..the bluing ends in a fancy pattern aprox. 3/4 of the blade length..
The Stag Handle is mounted atop a wonderfully detailed crossguard with center block, which features bas relief Boars head with ..The end pieces of both quillons featuring two different hunting dogs .. which look to be a Whippet and a Spaniel ..They are beautifully done, and a work of art . Below the quillon is a clamshell with a standing Elk or Stag between two trees with oakleaf border..
There is a sword knot attached to the scabbard, which appears original to this piece. It is a gold and copper bullion style knot, the connecting ribbons are in a gold pattern ..

Please take a look at the attached photos..I can e-mail more if needed .. I would like an honest estimation as to value and whether I have a rare sword or common??I thank you in advance for any info you can give .. Jack B.

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crossguard / quillon

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#212998 01/18/2006 02:22 PM
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This is an Imperial German Hunting/Forestry "Hirschfanger" circa 1890-1910 -usually called a cutlass or dagger. The small knife is missing as well as the lower scabbard fitting. The name is probably that of a retailer.Scarce but not rare-$ About $1200 or a bit more but hard to sell with missing parts.


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#212999 01/18/2006 06:50 PM
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Thanks .. I appreciate the information.. My co-worker has decided to sell.. and It will be on E-Bay.. for 10 days starting tonight.. the reserve on it will be somewhat less than your figure because of the stressed blade condition and missing skinning knife.. I am new to this forum and I hope it is o.k. to promote an E-Bay auction .. Thanks Again .. Great Site by the way!! .. regards.. Jack B.


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