The hilt of this German hirschfanger is nicely cast and hand-chased in bronze, depicting deer hunting scenes on both the turned-down guard and the pommel. Knuckle bow's central piece is a full relief of Diana with the bow. Hardwood grip has acquired a wonderful patina. 54 cm long blade continues the hunting motif of the hilt, with prominently-displayed hunting bows, quivers and arrows. Based on the decorations, it would be plausible to surmise that the sword's owner was an avid bow hunter. Hilt shows some looseness, blade carries signs of prior cleanings.