A 19th century European hunting sword. It is probably German or Austrian. It is a very high quality sword with a brass hilt in the shape of a dog’s head. The hilt is gold washed and has a very nice stag antler grip. There is a dog and bird hunting scene on the langet, and another hunting scene on the cross guard of a dog and stag. The quillion tips are dog’s heads, one facing up and one facing down. The heavy blade shows forging flaws and a full length fuller.
Overall Length: 27.75″
Blade Length: 21.60″
Blade Width: 1.25″
Condition: Blade appears to have been cleaned, many years ago, and now shows scattered pitting and a very light age patina – Hilt is tight with no damage and retains much of the original gold gilt – Grip has a great age color with no chips or cracks
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