These don’t come around too often, and certainly not in this amazing condition and with these accessories! A National Hunting Association Cutlass by WKC with the original frog and original matching leather belt hanger. Everything about this hunting knife will take your breath away! From the lack of age wear to the unbelievable detail in the blade engraving, if this cutlass doesn’t make your heart skip a beat nothing will.
The overall condition of this late 1800s Forestry Cutlass, or sometimes referred to as simply a German hunting knife, is superb! The stag grip is without flaw, sporting three acorn devices. The hoof design cross guard leads into the clamshell, which shows a very ornately carved design of what I believe is an Elk.
These are really unique and gorgeous pieces in their own right. All brass fittings, thick (and tough) leather scabbard, beautifully triple-etched hunting motif blade -- what’s not to love about these German hunting knives? The heavy stag grip is adorned with three brass acorns along the length of the front, and skillfully fit with a brass ferrule ring and pommel cap, complete with upside-down acorn “nut” atop the cap...
This is a nice, uncleaned, unmessed with Deluxe model Subordinate Forestry Cutlass (also referred to as a Forestry knife, or dagger) with a stunning amount of the original gilded finish throughout, including the scabbard fittings. This was acquired along with an SA High Leader dagger (see the SA Daggers category), both discovered in an old shadow box frame when the veteran passed away.