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Carl Heinrich Glauth (1827-1902) son of Jacob Glauth (1790-1856). Carl H. Glauth, Schwertfegern (Sword furbisher), Swordsmith, Merchant, Metal caster. I never heard of this man until I bought one of his swords on ebay because my surname (Wetzel) was scratched into the top of the scabbard by the owner. I then found an article by Volker Lobner of Frankfurt, Germany entitled "Glauth, Carl Heinrich. In Frankfurter Personenlexikon". Volker Lobner also wrote an article about his father, Jacob Glauth (1790-1856) who was also a Swordsmith. There is now a Youtube video on the Glauth Family of Frankfurt that shows the swords of the father & son that were donated to the Frankfurt Museum in 1883. Volker Lobner is now working on his 3rd book which will show my Boar head Hirschfanger / Jagdschwert signed "C. Glauth / In Frankfurt a/M" with blade made by Johann Friedrich Eickhorn, Wilhelms Sohn (1784-1862). The scabbard inscription reads: "1842 Heinrich Sticksel, Hof=Jager & Gartner, des Freiherrn v. Wetzel, zu Ober Morlen, Wetterau" and is probably backdated to 1842, the year of employment of Heinrich Sticksel (1815-1880) by Wilhelm Hugo Freiherr (Baron) von Wetzel (1814-1886) of Schloss (Castle) Ober Morlen, who may have given this sword to Heinrich Sticksel. I have also contacted T. Wittmann who had also never heard of Carl H. Glauth and was thankful for the pictures and information I sent to him. I would like to thank Volker Lobner for his research and kindness in the many e-mails we have exchanged. I would also like to thank T. Wittmann for his years of work and friendly replies to my e-mails. My sword is pictured 1st, and the 2nd and 3rd pictures are another "C. Glauth / In Frankfurt a/M", Boar head Hirschfanger from Volker Lobner that will be featured in his next book, his 3rd.

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Stunning hirschfänger and wonderful that you have found out so much history on it. The condition looks superb for a piece well in excess of 100 years old. I've always loved the boarshead pieces, here's one I picked up this year though it doesn't hold a candle to yours.

Thanks for posting.

Gary

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Thanks Gary, yours is very interesting and is in great condition. There are many variations of Boar heads on these hunting pieces. Mine is the gilded finished one in the 1st picture and the blade has lost the bluing and gilding. It also does not fit all the way into the scabbard which has shrunk over time. Volker Lobner asked me to look for a crown on the tang and I cleaned the tang under the clam shell where I noticed an oval and found the # 2 Eickhorn mark (J. Anthony Carter, page 166) much to my surprise. The seller of my sword on ebay said the sword came from the estate of a WWI Veteran from Mass. The other sword pictured is from another collector and retains the original bluing and gilding on the blade and the condition is superb. Here are some pictures of mine: the Eickhorn mark, C. Glauth signature, In Frankfurt a/M and the Boar head.

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I really enjoyed doing the research on my "C. Glauth" Hirschfanger / Jagdschwert which was listed by the ebay seller as "19th Century German Hunting Sword Dagger, Hirschfanger w/ 1842 Inscription, Named". The seller also noted that it was marked and looked like "C. Glauth Frankfurt". When I 1st viewed the inscription, I noticed my surname (Wetzel) and then tried to read the entire inscription which was hard to read as it was scratched in old German. I then contacted my friend, Mr. Kaeshammer in Germany and I said it looks like "Freiherrn v. Wetzel, zu Ober Morlen, Wetterau" and he gave me the link to "Heraldik: Photos von Wappen in architektonischem..." which was the history of the Wetzel Barons of Schloss Ober Morlen. I also used Ancestry.com and reached out to another researcher who gave me a link to the actual death record of Heinrich "Stixel" (sic) (Sticksel), a 65 1/2 -year-old Gardener who was born and died in Ober Morlen on Jan. 3, 1880. Volker Lobner asked me "How did you get this?" when I sent him the German death certificate. I also found the year of death for Wilhelm Hugo von Wetzel 1886 from his last will. Here is some information pictured for Johann Friedrich Eickhorn, Wilhelms sohn (1784-1862). And Schloss (Castle) Ober Morlen with the Wetzel coat of arms on the front.

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Correction: Heinrich Sticksel, Hof=Jager & Gartner (Court hunter & gardener) for the Freiherr (Baron) von Wetzel of Schloss Ober Morlen was 64 1/2 years old when he died on Jan. 3, 1880 in Ober Morlen. Heinrich Sticksel aka Heinrich "Stixel" was born in Ober Morlen on Aug. 23, 1815. His wife was Barbara Eliz. (Heil) Sticksel / "Stixel" (1818-1914). And their son was Johann Georg Sticksel / "Stixel". Note spelling surname variations Sticksel / Stixel.

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