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Hunting and Shooting in Germany

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Black Forest Chest (Item HUNT 5-1; ART 4-5)

DESCRIPTION: This is a great piece for the Germanophile who loves the arts and crafts of Old Germany and the Third Reich. We are not sure when this was executed, but it may well have been in the 1930's. It is, however, a great piece of masterful carving and a valuable addition to any good Germanic art collection or it would be a fantastic piece in a collection of hunting-related objects. The carving on the top of the box is in extremely deep relief and in its intricate motif it depicts the mountain on the run through the Tyrolean Forest. A mountain hut is seen in the background. The locking device is really unusual and must be the invention and clever creation of this master craftsman. The box measures 9 x 12 inches and is 3 inches deep with overhanging edges. The work is stupendous! The condition is great with one horn missing off the smallest animal. Nothing in Black Forest art will really surpass this Germanic treasure.

PRICE: $1,850.00

 

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Personalized Hunting Knife (presentation) (Item HUNT 5-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is an incredible piece, indeed. It was formerly in the famous Dr. Julian Milestone collection and is pictured on page 313 in Vol. II of Thomas Johnson's book, Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich. Johnson calls it (rare) and it most certainly is. The knife is by Carl Eickhorn Solingen and this logo with single squirrel is shown on the blade. The grip is Hirshhorn stag and on the obverse grip there is a silver scroll bearing the owner's name and date of presentation to him-March 17, 1934. On the other side is another longer scroll that translates to "Honor Gift of the German National Hunting Association." The scabbard is in brown leather. It has no apparent fastening device so it is assumed that it fit into a frog of some kind. The model number according to the Eickhorn firm was 1720. It clearly is one of the finest Bowie-style hunting weapons ever produced in the Third Reich. The liking for Bowies is historically noted as Germany and her Führer, Adolf Hitler, were deeply infatuated with the Wild West stories of Karl May and his leading character, Old Shatterhand, who is often fictionally depicted as having his trusty Bowie knife close at hand. This particular piece, although as German as sauerkraut, is also very American Wild West looking in its appearance. This is a very excellent example of this merging of Germanic excellence and nostalgic dreams of the American West. The length is 15 ¼ inches in scabbard. The blade is 8 ½ inches long. The condition of the blade is excellent, although it shows years of polishing after use. Obviously, Herr Elzner was a hunter and used it extensively in this sport of kings. Here is a chance to own an excellent and famous weapon published and well known in the hobby. We are very proud to offer this exquisite hunting knife on Germania's pages.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Hunting Sword (Item HUNT 5-3)

DESCRIPTION: This is a fine German hunting sword that was of the type for the royal hunt. It is massive and has iron fittings. The stag grip is decorated with four iron roundels on each side. The serpentine cross guard is typical of the mid-to-late 18th century. This sword was brought to this country by a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, who admits that it was taken from a German museum collection near Munich. It is 34 ½ inches long altogether, while the blade is 28 ½ inches long. It is a very sturdy piece with wonderful balance (no scabbard). The condition is practically mint. We believe it was professionally cleaned at some time. It bears the running wolf of the Solingen City of Blades upon both side of the blade. We consider this a real find and a significant weapon of the "sport of kings."

PRICE: Sold

 

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Ceremonial Boar Spear (Item HUNT 5-4)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a magnificent spear point (boar spear). It is a great accoutrement to any fine Jäger collection. It was from the workshop of the Carl Eickhorn firm in Solingen. It is much heavier than the type actually used in the hunt for these tough and wily creatures. The item is for display and that was the purpose of it in its day. It may also have been a prize for a master of the hunt. It measures 14 inches long and 3 inches wide at the widest point and it is sharp! The etching is very hard to photograph, but we did our best. We hope it will suffice to say that our Germania descriptions and artistic evaluations are, if not legendary, at least considered reliable and dependable by our customers. So, with that in mind we would ask your trust and indulgence to believe us when we say that the decoration and design of this article is fine and particularly beautiful. On one side you can see the logo or insignia of the Deutscher Jäger Vereins, or hunting association, and the words “Allgemeine Deutschen Jagdshutz Vereins” (‘Jagdshutz’ meaning ‘protection of the hunt’). Beautiful strands of oak leaves complement the St. Hubertus stag’s head with the swastika between his horns and features a star-burst depiction and the “DJ” (Deutscher Jäger) in a banner below. The other side has in large letters original Eickhorn Blanke Waffen. On the bottom where this point meets the shaft is a group of joined swastikas with the Eickhorn squirrel holding the Teutonic sword and the name ‘Eickhorn,’ again. This would make a wonderful display piece in a hunting or shooting collection mounted on a wooden upright stand. It is a very dramatic Third Reich piece.

PRICE:  TRADED. NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

 

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Hunting Scene in the Medieval Motif (Item HUNT 5-7; OLD 4-4)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a positively great item for inclusion in any serious German Teutonic hunting collection or collection of true Germanic antiquities. This is a true museum piece personified! It depicts a hunter on horseback, who, with his dog, runs down a stag. This presentation was produced using the art of marquetry; the craft of making pictures from wood veneers. There are similar pieces in the fine German museums such as the Jagdmuseum in Munich. The piece is 33 inches by 19 inches. The hand-carved frame is crafted with true inlay; a very difficult process requiring the truly skilled hand of a master. We feel that this magnificent piece may be from the late 18th or early 19th century. Simply wonderful for a fine and advanced hunting collection or for the of collector museum-grade Germanic relics.

PRICE: $1,800.00; a museum treasure

 

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Danzig Wolf’s Head Hunting Sword (Item HUNT 5-8; KWEP 3-5)

DESCRIPTION: This is a very unusual hunting weapon of the peculiar type used in the Danzig area. It probably dates from the early 18th century, but also could be mid-to-late 17th century. The head or pommel that is usually a deer, dog, or eagle is a wolf on this particular piece. The grip is black-ribbed leather that has started to get a rather neat green patina from age. The cross guard has claws that resemble the claws of a bird of prey and the back guard has featherlike overlaying design (curious). The mixture of bird and wolf (myth?). The face of this predator is strange indeed, having almost a sinister countenance. The scabbard is leather with a metal tip. The top portion has a fitting for a frog attachment, but does not appear to ever had a throat. It is 28 inches long in scabbard. The blade measure 21 inches long. The chain guard is a new replacement put on by the former owner. Other that that the weapon is in very fine condition for its obvious antiquity. This is a fine historically important relic.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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