07-20-2013, 04:35 PM
Re: Anyone else like German swords??
I have got a large collection of die's to make all kind of things, like button's, insigna's etc...
Just came by one i tought you would like to see; here is the die to make the reinforcement at the end of the scaccbard, I think called , "chape"!
Sorry but I can't tell you for witch sword it was entended....
Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
07-20-2013 04:35 PM
08-12-2013, 05:01 PM
08-12-2013, 07:23 PM
For me look more like long hunting dagger.
(Hunting edged weapon is not my interest)
Is the blade etching?
08-12-2013, 08:42 PM
This is all i have Nordland, no info, no more pics.
most prob. its a Hirschfanger, but having the horn and the lionshead it also could be a Jager regimental hirschfanger from Switzerland.
08-12-2013, 09:12 PM
08-12-2013, 09:25 PM
Thx Michael for the response.
i have asked info about the hunting cutlass, its lenght etc.
I think the scabbard is no longer there.
If you would be interested in the piece then what would be a good price?
08-12-2013, 11:12 PM
Hi Ger, I would imagine that without a scabbard and probably of limited collector interest (not being military nore TR and possibly not even German) it would be something in the order of circa £150 to £250 relatve to its overall condition. The Lion looks very similar to that worn on a couple of Dutch swords in my collection?? Please bear in mind that this is more a guess than a valuation so I could be way off the mark either way. Other than having a scabbard made, a replacement of the right style, right length, right age etc would be almost imposible to find but who knows, someone out there may have one??
Cheers again Michael R
09-04-2013, 06:24 PM
09-04-2013, 09:21 PM
Hi Frogprince/Fred, Thank you for you most interesting message. Two very attractive early swords. One elegant and lightweight and the other purely designed as a utilitarian piece of weaponry. Totally diferent useage yet basically of the same liniage! Very nice.
Are the swords part of your collection? And, are you a sword collector. My theory on blade collecting is that with a dagger, you take the risk of so many bangers on the market but with a sword you usually get a nice big lump which is almost always original and often of far better quality and at a realistic price. I have just purchased two German diplomatic/governmental court swords, pre WW1 for less than I would expect to pay for a ropy 33 SS dagger. Individually, both are rarer than most of the daggers that come on to the market these days and are a damn sight more attractive. Having said all that, I still like my daggers!! If you are a sword man, I would be very interested to see some of them!!
Cheers for now Michael R
09-04-2013, 09:47 PM