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German Hirschfänger with a concealed flintlock pistol, circa 1750,
Wikipedia: "The hunting dagger German Hirschfänger, or deer catcher is a 20 - 30" long double-edged stabbing hunting knife, used to kill deer and boar. It was a weapon mainly used in the fancy hunts of the German nobility." Only the nobility had the hunting privileges.

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German hunting knife with a concealed flintlock pistol. The hilt is stag horn, the blade is 14", the caliber is .34, the barrel length 3", no markings as rather common at the time. The butt is decorated with a grim face. A very decorative weapon worthy worn by a duke, in good working order and fine condition.    $5,500. 

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