Forestry, Hunting & Shooting Daggers

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The German Hunting Association (Deutsche Jägerschaft) and Forestry Service Organization (Reichsforstdienst) eventually came under the NSDAP's supervision, as did all organizations in Germany. Both organizations were headed and under the control of Hermann Göring. The primary objective of the two was to conserve game and forests throughout the nation. In Germany much of the forests were privately owned, and as such, the owners would privately hire these officials to save and protect their land.

Hunting and Forestry cutlasses were privately purchased items and both types have endless variations. Some examples are fairly simple while others are complex being made of high quality materials and depict elaborate details. These pieces are very desirable among collectors as they offer a lifetime of pleasure finding new and interesting examples.

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Forestry Daggers

Forestry Cutlasses also have plenty of variations. The hilts all have “d” guards that are either gold or silver washed, with a stag horn, celluloid or ivory grip. The grip has three pinned insignias (usually acorns) to the obverse and it usually has a clam shell. The scabbards are composed of leather shells with gold or silvered fittings that are normally secured by staples. The cutlass blades are acid etched with forestry scenes. The insignia of the organization is an eagle with a swastika in its talons, on occasion we see this embossed on the hilt.

WKC Deluxe Short Senior Forestry Cutlass

WKC Deluxe Short Senior Forestry Cutlass


Really a beauty pattern for the discriminating collector. The blade is nicely marked WKC under the clamshell. Sorry very hard to photograph but trust me it's there. This is pattern is WKC 1051, (thanks Gary), 90% of these are unmarked. The uncleaned triple etched surface is in excellent shape being a nice crisp frosted etch that is nice and dark. The spine ... Read and See More
Item Number:    FO-21047
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $2,799.95 USD
Awarded Alcoso Subordinate Forestry Dagger

Awarded Alcoso Subordinate Forestry Dagger


I always get amazed at the details that are put into these forestry pieces! The 13 inch blade on this one looks great! It is a triple acid etched example! The spine displays a leaf motif with the distributor, "G. Eckenhoff Nachf. Berlin" "and the two panels depict forestry scenes with: a dog, two foxes, three does, one stag all in ... Read and See More
Item Number:    FO-20850
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $1,799.95 USD
Senior Forestry Dagger

Senior Forestry Dagger


The 13.5 inch blade is a triple etched example. It is in Exc+ condition with fine etching that depicts: bores, stags, dogs, birds and hunters all in a hunting setting. The spine is distributor marked "W. Michovus Hoflieferant Cottrus".There is some age grey and fading to the etch throughout. The tip and fit are both perfect, all of the plating ... Read and See More
Item Number:    FO-10815
Rating:    Exc+/Exc++
Price:    $1,399.95 USD
Senior Forestry Dagger by WKC with Bone Grip

Senior Forestry Dagger by WKC with Bone Grip


Please Note this is only available to our Canadian customers.
The 11 1/2 inch, triple etched blade on this one looks great! The stamped “WKC” knights head maker mark is beautifully executed! The etching wonderfully displays: bores, stags, dogs, birds and hunters all in hunting settings. The spine pattern is an elegant leaf motif. The tip and fit are ... Read and See More
Item Number:    FO-5373
Rating:    Exc+
Price:    $1,299.00 USD

Hunting Daggers

Hunting Hirschfangers are quite unique daggers. The hilts have a stag horn grip with a pommel and crossguard that are usually brass based and gold or silver washed. The scabbards are composed of green leather shells with gold or silvered fittings, which are normally secured by staples. The blades are acid etched with hunting scenes. The insignia of the organization is a stags head with a swastika between its antlers and the initials DJ (Deutsche Jägerschaft) that is pinned to the obverse of the horn grip.

Miniature Hunting Dagger in Artificial Damascus

Miniature Hunting Dagger in Artificial Damascus


Love these mini's! This is a well detailed example measuring approx 9.25" in length. The blade has some excellent etching. The simulated horn grip has the correct 3rd Reich DJ insignia. The whole thing is top quality. ... See More
Item Number:    FO-21438
Rating:    NM
Price:    $699.95 USD
Early Alcoso Hunting Hirschfanger

Early Alcoso Hunting Hirschfanger


Alcoso made a nice Hunting Cutlass and this one is no exception. The fittings are all silver plated mounts. The fittings all have light period wear to the high areas. The quality triple etched and plated cutlass blade overall measures almost 14". This is a large weapon having a most impressive look to it. The pommel cap is very detailed having ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HU-20201
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $2,399.95 USD
Clemen & Jung National Hunting Association Cutlass

Clemen & Jung National Hunting Association Cutlass


A beauty example! The blade is a triple etched example. It is correctly stamped, (not Etched) with the distinctive pre-1945 C&J maker mark being a "Z" in a shield under a crown. It is in fine condition having detailed frosted panels have fine etching depicting stags, deer, dogs, and foxes, in hunting settings. The spine has a fine oak ... Read and See More
Item Number:    HD-17483
Rating:    NM
Price:    $1,899.95 USD

Shooting Daggers

The German Rifle Association was made up of several independent shooting and target clubs. They would usually come together for occasions and competitions. The dagger’s hilt consists of a nickel plated zinc based pommel, crossguard and clamshell. The grip consists of a white fluted celluloid grip over a wooden base. The grip has a pinned insignia of two mounted crossed rifles to the obverse. The scabbard is a black leather shell with plated fittings. The blades are double etched, featuring forestry/hunting scenes. The clamshell shows the Rifle Association’s insignia: a shooting target on top of a bird’s chest. Which is pinned to the front.

Personalized Rifle Association Dagger by WKC

Personalized Rifle Association Dagger by WKC


A Personalized Rifle Association Dagger by Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Cie AG of Solingen. The blade on this one is beautiful! The acid etched panels are gorgeous! Just look at all that detail! There are forests, bucks, rifles, targets and more! The stamped knights head “WKC” maker mark is beautifully executed. It has a perfect tip. The reverse ricasso is personalized reading “ ... Read and See More
Item Number:    SD-21476
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $2,299.95 USD
Shooting Dagger by Alcoso

Shooting Dagger by Alcoso


The 15 ½ inch blade on this one is a real treat!! The acid etched panels are gorgeous! Just look at all that detail! There are forests, a buck, rifles, hound dogs, targets and more! The “Alcoso ACS Solingen” maker mark remains visible. It has a perfect tip. The blade rates a solid NM. It shows the common surface scratches and a ... Read and See More
Item Number:    SD-18167
Rating:    Exc++/NM
Price:    $1,495.00 USD
Shooting Dagger by Eickhorn

Shooting Dagger by Eickhorn


Well, we don’t come across these pieces that often, and is it’s even harder to find one in this kind of condition! The 15 inch blade is a triple acid etched example that is in excellent condition! The “Original Eickhorn Solingen” maker mark is beautifully executed. The dark and crisp acid etch motif to the panels are beautifully detailed ... Read and See More
Item Number:    SD-10656
Rating:    Exc++
Price:    $1,499.00 USD