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NORTH EUROPEAN HUNTING SWORD OF FINE QUALITY CA.1680
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This fine hunting sword dates to the last quarter of the 17th century-first decade of the 18th century. The hilt is gold-washed bronze, with very nicely-executed decorations, featuring the repeating lion motif on the pommel, guard and quillons.
Blade is 50 cm. long, and is very nicely engraved with a gold-filled hunting scene featuring a stag and a wild boar being chased by two large hunting dogs, while the hunter is observing the chase through his looking glass. Hunter's costume is 17th century in style. Original scabbard survives. The upper portion of the scabbard is weak. The by-knife is long gone.
A short poem in German is engraved on the front side of the blade -
Der schnelle Lauff nicht hilft allein
sonst wolte ich entflohen sein

- which, roughly translated into English means -
It didn't help to run quickly,
Although I wanted to escape

This hilt type is very rarely seen. The repeating lion's motif may point towards one of the Scandinavian countries. I have encountered a hirschfanger with a similar hilt in Copenhagen's TĂžjhusmuseet.

A very similar blade scene is present on the blade of a ca.1670 hirschfanger made by Peter Wupper in Solingen. It's currently in the Bolk collection.

High level of artistic execution and repeated lion motif may indicate that the sword was carried by a nobleman who took part in King's hunts.
A beautiful, rarely seen type of hunting sword!





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