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19th Century, Imperial Hunting Cutlass by WKC

19th Century, Imperial Hunting Cutlass by WKC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: European Medieval: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1470429

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This excellent 19th century WKC (Weyersburg, Kirschbaum & Company, Solingen, Germany) Imperial Hunting Cutlass is 22 inches in length. The mounts are composed of beautiful brass throughout the hilt and scabbard. The pommel area has a fluted nut at the top center of the cap which acts as a threaded tang nut. The pommel has a smooth upper surface with curved edges featuring line decorated sides. The ferrule below is also lined, having otherwise smooth surfaces. The crossguard features the plain center block area on both sides and the quillon arms go outward in the shape of deer’s hooves. The hair is simulated from the deer’s legs from hand enhancing into the metal. The left guard goes upward the right guard goes downward. Below is an interesting clam shell having scalloped edges. In the center area it features the eight-rayed, faceted silver star that bears the eagle surrounded by the order motto "SUUM CUIQUE" - To each his own - and the double laurel branch engraved in gold on white enamel. There is hand work evident to the renderings. The grip really ties in these interesting mounts. It is a thick stubby stag antler, having tan and brown colors to the raised grains. It tips slightly to the left and was obviously chosen for its specifications that almost exactly fit the ferrule and pommel cap with little trimming required. This weighty stubby grip is decorated with three leafless acorns with finely checkered caps. A most fetching hilt here, much different in style than most. The blade has a fuller down to three quarters of its length. It has been cleaned and polished with most details of etching worn away. Edge has been sharpened. Blade length is 16 inches. The scabbard retains its original black leather with some scratches and signs of wear. It is decorated with twin accent lines that run the length of the edges on both sides. The brass mounts have scalloped edges and are retained by staples. The lower mount is enhanced with dual lines and has a couple of scratches and lined dents, while the upper mount its in excellent condition and features a fine acorn-shaped lug with nice detail to the acorn cap