Translate German to English - Click here to open Altavista's Babel Fish Translator Click here to learn about all those symbols by people's names.

leftlogo.jpg (20709 bytes)

Upgrade to Premium Membership

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#355879 09/18/2022 03:13 AM
Joined: Oct 2021
Posts: 10
H
H.H. Offline OP
OP Offline
H
Joined: Oct 2021
Posts: 10
I won this knife a week ago on a popular auction site. The seller descibed this knife as German, probably made in late 1800's. It sports an 11-3/4" blade, stag handle with pinned endcap , fancy S guard and an unusal machined or filed hilt. The blade is stamped Schmidt in Marburg. Doing a search I found one other knife on a UK site that was made by this maker and it was very similar to my knife. Has anyone heard of this maker. Would you call this a Staufanger type knife. Any Info on this knife would be appreciated. Thanks

Boar 01.jpg (32.83 KB, 73 downloads)
Boar 2.jpg (53.42 KB, 73 downloads)
Boar 03.jpg (75.39 KB, 73 downloads)
Boar 05.jpg (48.58 KB, 73 downloads)
Boar 06.jpg (28.14 KB, 73 downloads)
Joined: Oct 2021
Posts: 10
H
H.H. Offline OP
OP Offline
H
Joined: Oct 2021
Posts: 10
Here is some pictures of the other Schmidt in Marburg Knife from the UK site I mentioned in my first post. This one has a 11" Blade and is promoted as a Imperial German Boar hunting dagger. C 1900. Also in my first post I met Saufanger not Staufanger.

boar 10.jpg (21.5 KB, 69 downloads)
boar11.jpg (23.31 KB, 69 downloads)
Boar 12.jpg (27.23 KB, 69 downloads)
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 14,743
Likes: 49
Online Content
Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 14,743
Likes: 49
Welcome to GDC, H.H.,

Lots of people still at the MAX, our major militaria, but they'll soon be home.

That looks more like a real working knife than for most.

Dave
Admin

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 4,737
Likes: 11
Online Content
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 4,737
Likes: 11
Personally I would class this as more of a standhauer, saufaengers in my opinion have more of a broad blade, Marburg certainly had a history of blade making, it's where all the F Dula knives were made.

Gary

Joined: Oct 2021
Posts: 10
H
H.H. Offline OP
OP Offline
H
Joined: Oct 2021
Posts: 10
Thanks Gary for the information.

Michael


Link Copied to Clipboard
Popular Topics(Views)
2,225,906 SS Bayonets
1,726,343 Teno Insignia Set
1,088,570 westwall rings
Latest New Threads
Black Grip SA
by Vern - 11/29/2022 12:35 PM
Voos SA
by Vern - 11/29/2022 12:32 PM
NSKK Possible Marine
by Jamesol2 - 11/27/2022 10:11 PM
Information Please SA Dagger
by Westvaal - 11/27/2022 07:06 PM
# 39821C Imperial Shooting Cutlass
by C. Wetzel-20609 - 11/26/2022 05:26 PM
Latest New Posts
NSKK Possible Marine
by Vern - 11/29/2022 09:23 PM
Crossguard castor marks
by Vern - 11/29/2022 09:21 PM
Voos SA
by Vern - 11/29/2022 03:08 PM
Information Please SA Dagger
by Westvaal - 11/29/2022 01:51 PM
Tang Marks on SS/SA/NSKK - What are they ?
by Vern - 11/29/2022 01:49 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums42
Topics31,328
Posts324,605
Members7,257
Most Online5,900
Dec 19th, 2019
Who's Online Now
15 members (morpheus!, Honestmike, Vern, Stirnpanzer, SpitfireVb, Valkyrie1968, C. Wetzel-20609, den70, DrewSA, Nietzsche, benten, Jonesy, Jamesol2, Kruge, Baz69), 85 guests, and 75 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5