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#355879 09/18/2022 03:13 AM
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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thanks Gary for the information.

Michael


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