Original British 1700 Silver Hilt Hunting Sword Pistol by Vandebaize of London - Hirschfänger
Original Item: Only One Available. Made by Phillip Van Der Baize, a Huguenot French Protestant Gun Maker of formerly Dutch decent who fled the continent after the revocation of the edict of Nantes in 1685. English hunting sword pistols are extremely rare and this example is beautifully made, its simply stunning.
Hirschfänger; Hirshfanger=Hirsh, Fanger=stag catcher. The Hirschfänger is a centuries old traditional German hunting sword. It was used to bleed out prey. During WWII these were a coveted War Trophy by American GI's during WWll. As towns were captured on German soil, the Burgermeister was instructed to gather all weapons to the town square. This would include firearms and edged weapons. The advancing soldiers took souvenirs, many of which were the Hirschfängers.
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