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National Forestry Service [Reichsforstdienst]
    The National Forestry Service was organized to control and preserve the natural resources of Germany's abundant national forests. The primary objective of the Forestry Service was the administration of all matters concerning timber and wildlife conservation. Hermann Goring "wore two hats" in heading both the National Forestry Service and the National Hunting Association. The Forestry Service was charged with prescribing game laws and hunting regulations. The actual police of the forests was delegated (as it is today) to regional or district Forestmeisters (Foresters), who were highly trained, full time government representatives. The role of the Foresters is similiar to the familiar role of game wardens in our own country. Large private land owners were required to hire forestry officails at their own expense in order to safeguard their estate from poachers.

German Rifle Association [Deutscher Schutzen-Verband]
    The German Rifle Association was a non-political, non-military, organization of volunteer members who were interested in marksmanship. The association was similiar in nature and scope to the National Rifle Association (NRA) existing in the United States today.
The primary objective of the German Rifle Association was to promote interest among the civilian populous in competitive sport shooting. Local subordinate clubs were organized throughout Germany, and competitive shooting events were common. The handsome awards at these events ran the gamut from badges to trophies to ornate silver trays and constitute sought-after collectibles today. As the Nazis infiltrated the Association the earlier social events absorbed definite political overtones.

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 Hunting Hirschfangers
Third Reich Hunting Hirschfanger
maker: Carl Eickhorn (stamped) TM
condition: Exc+
item number: 15202
price: $1,495.00

Hunting Association emblem properly pinned to the obverse grip.
Third Reich Hunting Hirschfanger
maker: WKC TM
condition: Exc++
item number: 15217
price: $1,750.00

This superior example features heavily silvered fittings throughout. Beautiful stag grip has the Third Reich Hunting Association emblem properly placed on the obverse. Double-engraved blade features hunting scenes on both the obverse and reverse.
Third Reich Hunting Hirschfanger
maker: WMW Waffen (Max Weyersberg) TM
condition: Exc+
item number: 19482
price: $1,895.00
Third Reich Hunting Hirschfanger
maker: No maker
condition: Exc+
item number: 15234
price: $1,795.00

The Third Reich Hunting Association emblem is properly pinned to the obverse grip. Double-etched blade displays hunting scenes of boars, hunting dogs and stags. Complete with original green Hunting portepee.
Third Reich Hunting Hirschfanger w/Original Portepee
maker: WKC (knight head) TM
condition: Exc++
item number: 18457
price: PRICE ON REQUEST

This piece with rare correct portepee originally came from the famous Fred Davis collection. Plated blade features double-etched Hunting motif as shown in the WKC catalog as Nr. 1005. The rare portepee, which is original to the piece, closely resembles a Subordinate Forestry portepee with silver bullion strap with two sets of double green lines, silver basket weave, slide above a single twist of alternating silver/green cord, silver over green base stem, alternating silver/green crown and silver acorn with green center. Rare combination!
Third Reich Hunting Hirschfanger
maker: E. & F. Hörster TM
condition: Exc+
item number: 15324
price: $1,695.00

This dagger was originally sold by JRB over 15 years ago. Third Reich Hunting Association emblem is properly pinned to the obverse grip. Obverse and reverse of blade is nicely etched with hunting scenes to include stags, boars, dogs, Auerhahns, and hunters.
Third Reich Hunting Hirschfanger
maker: Carl Eickhorn (over-the- shoulder squirrel) TM
condition: Exc+
item number: 15914
price: $1,950.00

Silvered Hunting Association insignia is properly pinned to the obverse grip. Blade is etched with standard stag, wild boar, Auerhahn, and hunting scenes; spine is etched "W. Michovius Cottbus". Dagger comes complete with rare green leather notched-style frog.

Rare, Short Hunting Association Hirschfanger w/Skinning Knife Pattern Scabbard
maker: No maker.
condition: Exc+
item number: 19917
price: $1,350.00

Photographs of similar Hunting Hirschfangers with skinning knife pattern scabbards appear in Volumes IV and VII of Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich.

 

NEW! Factory Sample Hausmüster Deluxe Hunting Hirschfanger w/o Scabbard
maker: Friedr. Herder Abr. Sohn, Solingen TM
condition: Near MINT
item number: 20466
price: $895.

 

 Forestry Cutlasses
NEW! Deluxe Senior Forestry Hirschfanger w/Portepee, Frog & Factory Tag
maker: WKC (stamped knight's helmet) TM
condition: Near MINT/MINT
item number: 20593
price: $2,650.

Hirschfanger is complete with original green/silver subordinate portepee in Near MINT condition. Attached to the scabbard is an original black V-notch frog in MINT condition and personalized on the reverse in handwritten letters the name of the original owner, "H.-J. (Hans Jurgen) Pforte". Attached to the scabbard is an original red & gold WKC factory control tag. Superb Hirschfanger with all accouterments and factory control tag!

NEW! Deluxe Senior Forestry Hirschfanger w/Ivory Grip, Portepee & Frog
maker: Alcoso (stamped ACS, scales) TM
condition: Exc++
item number: 20592
price: $2,595.

An example of this early Rifle Association dagger is shown on page 182 of Volume V of Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich by LTC (Ret.) Thomas M. Johnson.

 

Rare Third Reich Senior State Forestry Hirschfanger w/Eickhorn Squirrel Emblem, Portepee, and V-Notch Frog
maker: Carl Eickhorn (stamped squirrel holding sword) TM
condition: Exc+
item number: 20152
price: $1,850.

Plated blade grades excellent++, showing only minor surface wear. Is complete with original green felt blade buffer pad. Etch pattern features scenes of Auerhahns, stag, doe, hunting dogs & boar (same pattern as shown in the Eickhorn Kundendienst catalog. Complete with an original green/silver Subordinate portepee in excellent++ condition showing only surface wear. Attached to the scabbard is an original black V-notch frog with Near MINT green felt backing. Superb example with rare Eickhorn squirrel emblem & Prussian crown, complete with all accouterments.

Deluxe Subordinate Forestry Hirschfanger w/Eickhorn Squirrel Emblem
maker: Carl Eickhorn (stamped squirrel holding sword) TM
condition: Exc.
item number: 20048
price: $1,695.00

An example of this Hirschfanger is listed in the Eickhorn Kundendienst catalog as Nr. 1212. Dark brown staghorn grip plates are perfect with no cracks or chips, and with all six acorn and oak leaf grip emblems present.

 

Forestry Cutlass w/Eagle and Swastika Hilt Device
maker: Carl Eickhorn double oval (squirrel over "C.E.") TM
condition: Exc.
item number: 16504
price: $1,695.00

Double-etched, polished blade features hunting scenes of stag, hunting hounds, Auerhahn and hunter. Interesting untouched Forestry cutlass!

Rare Senior Forestry Cutlass w/Eickhorn Squirrel Emblem
maker: Carl Eickhorn (double oval, C.E.) TM
condition: Exc.
item number: 17083
price: PRICE ON REQUEST

oak leaf embellished knuckle-bow and crossguard and to the clamshell which features a charging stag. Obverse ferrule features the Eickhorn squirrel cast into the aluminum, while the reverse features a running doe. An identical example of this cutlass is pictured in the Eickhorn Kundendienst Catalog as Nr. 1509. Plated blade is double-etched, featuring scenes of Auerhahns, stag, doe, hunting dogs, and boar (same pattern as shown in the Kundendienst Catalog).
Early Forestry Hirschfanger w/Unique Hanger
maker: Carl Eickhorn (back-to-back squirrels with “C.E.”) TM
condition: Exc+
item number: 19478
price: $1,295.00

Although the blade carries the Reichswehr period TM, this exact pattern Hirschfanger appears in the Eickhorn Kundendienst as Nr. 427, “Forster Hirschfanger mit Elfenbeinschalen” (Forestry Hirschfanger with Ivory Grips). Etched panels feature scenes of Auerhahn, stag and doe, wild boar with hounds, and hunter. Dagger is complete with unique brown leather teardrop hanger which features a lower loop affixed under the upper scabbard lug, and with a snap strap that fits around the lower grip. Hanger is complete with brown leather belt loop with “D.R.G.M.” marked brass clip. Nice, early Hirschfanger with unique hanger.
Senior Forestry Cutlass
maker: E. & F. Hörster ("H" "S" with sword) TM
condition: Exc.
item number: 16439
price: $985.00

Double-etched blade features standard hunting scenes of hunter, hounds, foxes and stags. The "#22" is stamped into the bottom of the lower fitting. Complete with original subordinate (silver/green) portepee.
Rare Deluxe Forestry Hirschfanger w/Eagle & Swastika Emblem
maker: E. & F. Horster
condition: Exc+
item number: 19881
price: $2,750.00

Rare Hirschfanger in nice condition, complete with frog & portepee
 Rifle Association Daggers

Early Rifle Association Dagger
maker: No maker
condition: Exc+
item number: 16158
price: $895.00

An example of this early Rifle Association dagger is shown on page 182 of Volume V of Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich by LTC (Ret.) Thomas M. Johnson. Rifle Association emblem of shooting target superimposed over crossed rifles surrounded by oak leaves is cast into the clamshell. Three brass acorns without oak leaves are pinned to the obverse. Blade is etched with floral pattern, crossed cannon, swords, military drums, flags and "Jager" shako. Dagger comes complete with unique black leather frog with two "button hole style" slits at top to suspend frog from belt. Attached to the frog is green fabric portepee . Veteran purchased complete in the state of Georgia.

Early Rifle Association Dagger
maker: Carl Eickhorn (squirrel inside double oval) TM
condition: Exc+
item number: 18621
price: $1,295.00

An example of this early Rifle Association dagger is shown on p. 182 of Vol. V of, Collecting the Weapons of the Third Reich. Rifle Association emblem consisting of a shooting target super-imposed over crossed rifles surrounded by oak leaves is cast into the clamshell. Three nickel-plated acorns without oak leaves are pinned to the obverse grip. Blade is etched with floral pattern, crossed cannons, swords, military drums, flags, and Jager shako. Dagger comes complete with unique small brown leather frog with integral belt loop to suspend frog from belt. Nice example of an early Rifle Association dagger.
Third Reich Rifle Association Hirschfanger
maker: E.P. & S. (E. Pack & Söhne) (blacksmith) TM
condition: Exc+
item number: 19476
price: $1,550.00
 Hunting Related Edged Weapons

NEW! Original Skinning Knife w/Leather Scabbard
maker: See Below
condition: Near MINT, Unissued
item number: 20422

A. Blade Marked "Hubertus, Solingen, Rostfrei". Near MINT, Unissued (20422A) $175.

B. Blade Marked "Solingen". Near MINT, Unissued (20422B) $165.

Early Export Hunting Knife
maker: Puma-Werk (Puma head) TM
condition: Exc+
item number: 16179
price: $285.00

Steel hilt fittings with stag grip plates feature folding knife blade, wood saw and pick. Etched on obverse is "Original Waidmesser Fur Schalenwild". Blade length is 4 3/8". Unique knife and hanger, circa 1930s.

 

1930s German Hunting Knife
maker: Allzweeh Waidblatt Scholz Nr 804410 TM
condition: Exc.
item number: 17921
price: $565.
NEW! Folding "Saufänger" (Boar Hunting Knife) w/Staghorn Grip & Leather Scabbard
maker: No maker
condition: Exc.
item number: 20591
price: $445.

 



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