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Old 10th November 2017, 04:16 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Roland_M
... it is a 19. ct. European, probably German, Hunting dagger (deer catcher)...

Sure thing Roland, the Hirscfängers. Skipping the strict translation, with 53 cms blades (if not shortened from 55 cms) you may call them swords, not daggers; but that is just a little detail .

Originally Posted by Roland_M
... Sometimes they had been used as a side weapon for upper class on the battlefield...

Quite right, Roland; as also to show off with a cerimonial uniform, like that of Captain Cook, i guess .
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