Imperial hunting dagger with Damascus blade and frog + portepee
Excellent etched Damascus steel blade showing the inscription "WER NICHT HAT FREUD AM BLANKEN SCHWERT / AM FALKENFLUG / AM STOLZEN PFERD / AM SCHÖNEN WEIB / DER HAT KEIN RICHTIG HERZ IM LEIB". No maker's mark. A very nice blade!
Genuine horn grip with the monogram of Emporer Wilhelm II. No chipping. Nickel handle fittings. The shell guard shows a group of three female deers. Black leather scabbard with nickel fittings. On the front of the scabbard is a small pocket to store a small hunting knife. It is also in place (16 cm).
Comes with the original leather frog (hanger) and portepee.
Length dagger: 51.5 cm.
Very nice condition.
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