I am trying to research a sword that my father brought back from the war. Its pictured on your home page. The sword is at 4 o'clock on the home page, the one with the lions head. Can you tell me where to get details on this sword. Its inscribed with "VIVE LE ROI ET SES CHUSSEURS".
Hello Ken In spite of the French text, the inscription is typical for Prussian arms. Especially on so called "Hirschfänger", short swords for hunters, and for military units called "Jäger" (light... more
Hi Ken These "Hirschfänger" have a long tradition. The first one with Vive le Roy et ses Chasseurs I could find was from the time of King Frederick the Great of Prussia (ap. 1760 made at Potzdam) up... more