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Title Silver-mounted hunting sword
Nationality German
Period c 1790
Price £400.00
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This hanger is almost certainly of German origin, probably the Oels family of Brunswick (the hereditary dukes) because of the presence of the gold 'O' featured in four places on the mounts. An unusual feature is the ovoid pommel, similar to that of a smallsword of the period.

This type of hanger would have been used on a boar or stag hunt for finishing off the wounded beast at the end of the hunt. There is sadly no scabbard, but the blade (21" long x 1.25" wide at the forte) has its original seating (viz the red cloth seating at the forte of the blade and a neatly peened tang at the pommel). The grip is ebony, pinned in three places with silver rivets, with some minor age splits to the ebony.

Altogether a high quality weapon, if quite plain.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Swords : German : 18th Century]


The painting of Alexander Pock is restored and meanwhile at his new owner, who is very content.

Thank you for your assistance to get it to Germany.

U S, Germany, 27.12.2012

The knot is here, it's very fine

M B, Germany, 08.10.2009