Grand Duke Friedrich Franz IV of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1882-1945) - a Prussian court hunting hanger with Damascus blade and ivory grip, circa 1910
International Orders & Military Collectibles | A89m | Live auction | 454 Lots
DescriptionThe wedge blade with double-edged point of forged Damascus steel, on the ricasso maker’s mark "W.K.&C." with helmet and king’s head marks, on the back swordsmith’s mark (tr.) "J.F. Bock court purveyor Berlin". Silver hilt with fluted shell guard, the quillons ending in hooves, fluted pommel cap. Ivory grip with three applied decorative rivets of silver. Brown leather scabbard with silver fittings and two lateral suspension rings. The by-knife also with forged Damascus blade and ivory grip scales attached by three rivets, the upper decorative rivet protruding from the scabbard mounted en suite to the rivets of the hunting hanger. Length of hunting hanger 49 cm, of by-knife 21.4 cm, overall length 50 cm.
Although he held the rank of cavalry general, Friedrich Franz IV, last Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin from 1897 to 1918, did not command any troops during World War I. The passionate hunter lived in his hunting lodge Gelbensande from 1919 onwards and later in Ludwigslust Palace until his death in 1945. Exquisite hunting hanger of unostentatious elegance.
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