This beautiful hand-crafted BOWIE features a heavy-duty Brass Cross-guard with Ferrules and an Impressive 3/16 thick notched blade spine. At the height of their popularity , HOFFRITZ was a "high-end" New York based retailer that imported knives from quality makers throughout the world. Many of their quality knives were made in Solingen Germany by some of Solingen's top knife makers. The knives of Solingen Germany are known world wide for their quality steel, fine craftsmanship, and attention given to details.
This vintage Hoffritz collectible hunting. The overall knife length is. T he steel blade measures. The blade is stamped on one side.The blade is also etched. The other side of the blade is stamped. The exceptionally nice vintage handle is hand-crafted from real antler/bone. It has beautiful dark grooves and raised natural patterns. The attractive stag/bone handle slabs are secured with 4 brass pins.
This handle is easy to grip and has a Heavy-duty brass hand guard that features brass "Ferrules" at each end. The vintage handle has No movement and No chips or cracks. It displays rich color tones and natural light aging signs. The handle is Excellent Vintage Condition for the early year of manufacturing.
This old antler/stag handle has tight "black & brass spacers" and an"aluminum pommel end" that is secure. This quality-made Solingen Germany knife feels well balanced, heavy, and solid when held in your hand.The German Stainless Steel blade is mirror-like and looks like it may Not have. There are some tiny age specks and light surface scratches. This reflective fixed blade has a pointed tip and an impressive notched/serrated spine. " This notched upper blade spine measures a hefty 3/16 thick and 2 5/8" long. The hunting style, clip-point blade is not perfect but is in Excellent Vintage Condition when considering it is 65+ years old. The original leather sheath ha s intact stitching , a riveted belt loop , stiff throat.
The sheath has a working snap strap and 2 secure metal rivets and fits the knife very well. The overall length of the sheath is 9 long. The vintage sheath/case has some surface scuffs and normal signs of light wear. Overall it is in exceptionally good condition for its age.The back of the sheath is stamped. (Please view photos for details). This rare " Solingen Germany " knife & companion sheath will make a great addition for the collector or outdoorsman in your fa. A lot of character and vintage appeal....
With that slight "patina of time" appearance not yet achieved with newer knives. Some military knifes, and a variety of collectibles.
Please be patient and keep watching as I have over. Old knives in my collection and will be listing all of them. International buyers we are glad to answer your questions. All descriptions reflect my honest evaluations of the items condition and appearance. Please view photos carefully to determine your evaluation.
The item "RARE 40s-50s HOFFRITZ SOLINGEN GERMAN HUNTING KNIFE SET Vintage STAG BONE BOWIE" is in sale since Thursday, March 02, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Vintage Fixed Blade Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "aux-power" and is located in Coos Bay, Oregon.
This item can be shipped worldwide.