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Alcoso made a nice Hunting Cutlass and was one of the few companies to offer to deluxe pommel, this one is no exception. The fittings are all silver plated mounts. The fittings all have honest period wear to the high areas. The quality triple etched and plated cutlass blade overall measures about 12. This is a large weapon having a most impressive look to it. The pommel cap is very detailed having hand enhanced oak leaves and acorns. There is an acorn at the top that acts as the tang nut. The ferrule below is decorated with two pairs of rings around the circumference. The crossguard is the standard hunting type terminating with deer hooves. There is lots of hand done hair put into the metal of the hooves and lower legs. The center area is of course a plain surface above the fluted clam shell. An exceptional piece of stag was chosen to compliment this weapon. The stag is a large diameter and it curves to the left. The stag has beautiful raised graining and a multitude of browns from black to yellow. The National Hunting Association insignia is correctly pinned. This hunting insignia again is silver washed with matching wear. On either side of the stag’s head are the initials respectively of the Deutsch Jäger Association, “D.J.”. The scabbard shell is also a fine example having a composition base covered with fine grained green leather with decorative scribed lines running down the edges. Other than a couple of bumps in the leather here and there it remains in perfect condition. The scabbard mounts are matching silvered type both having fine scalloped edges where they meet the scabbard shell. These mounts are retained by matching staples having numbers beneath. The triple etched blade is a beauty example. The etches are run on a usual horizontal. At the lower there are floral designs and then a panel featuring dogs searching for a fox. The other side features deer running towards the tip. The spine has a laurel leaf type etch running the length and finally reading “G.Eckenhoff Nachf. Berlin”. These guys were high end distributors who we know from experience has a relationship with Alcoso further strengthening the case that this piece was Alcoso produced. This blade is in choice condition with just a few dots of age and rates easily in at Exc++. Nicely finishing this one is a period portepee. The original buffer is in place.
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