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Swedish Hirchfanger Hunting Sword

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This Swedish Hirschfanger Hunting Sword has a blade crafted from 1055 high carbon steel. The hilt is entirely of brass and the blade is mounted into the hilt with a solidly peened pommel. The wood-core scabbard is tightly bound in leather and completed with brass fittings.

Hirschfger were swords used by huntsmen and nobles to kill wounded prey. They were typically well-crafted and some had extensive ornamentation to befit the status of their bearer. Particularly lavish examples could be awards or commemorative gifts at well-heeled hunting lodges and clubs.

Overall Length33 1/2''
Blade Length27 11/16''
Weight2 lb 15.1 oz
Width34.8 mm
Thickness5.2 mm - 3.3 mm
P.O.B.3 1/4''
Grip Length4''
Blade [1055 High Carbon Steel]
ClassBattle Ready
ManufacturerUniversal Swords
Country of OriginIndia

1 review for Swedish Hirchfanger Hunting Sword

  1. Max from Sweden

    Not a review, but a correction of the faulty description of this weapon.
    This is not a hunting sword although it’s designated hirschfängare in Swedish terminology. This is a military sword, inspired by various hunting swords of the time, that was introduced for the Swedish artillery and musicians of the infantry in the 1680’s during the reign of king Carl IX and saw use during the Great Nothern War (1700-1721) during the reign of Carl XII. It’s official designation was hirschfängare m/1685. It was replaced by the hirschfängare m/1727 followed by the m/1758 for drummers which both are of a similar hilt design but with single edged blades. The hirschfängare style swords were ultimatly phased out entirely by the huggare m/1748 (an infantry hanger for all infantry and foot artillery based on Prussian models) in the 1770’s. Originals of these can be seen in the collections of the Swedish Army Museum aswell as Livrustkammaren (The Royal Armory) in Stockholm, Sweden.

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