Monday, May 23, 2022

German Hunting Trousse by Erhard Wolf

Erhard Wolf, member of the NMLRA and author of the Book "Flintlock Jaeger Rifles, Masterpieces of Eighteenth-Century Gunmkers", made this German Hunting Trousse (in german called Waidpraxe) with accessories. He made it in the style of an original made around the years 1690 - 1700, probably from Southern Germany, which is in the art collection of the Veste Coburg. The blade was forged from an old horse hoof rasp. The resulting scale fish skin pattern was deliberately retained. The blade length is 14.3 inches, the overall length is 20.4 inches, the blade width is 2.5 inches. The handle grips are made from deer antler. The Hunting Trousse includes, as was customary at the time, a knife, a fork and an awl.

This is the book mentioned above.

Copy and photos supplied by Contemporary Makers' European Correspondent, Manfred Schmitz (except photo of book).

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