German Hunting Association "Hirschfänger" hunting dagger



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Staghorn grip, oak leaf decorated pommel, acorns at the ends of the the curving cross guard. Black leather scabbard is in good condition. The blade has blunt edges and engraved with the word Hirschfänger ("deer trapper" or "deer hunter"). Made for hunting as well as for military use. For fighting at close quarters the Jäger carried a straight-bladed hunting dagger (Hirschfänger), a short sabre or a falchion.

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