VINTAGE HOFFRITZ STAG HANDLED ORIGINAL BOWIE KNIFE SOLINGEN GERMANY ANTON WINGEN. RARE PIECE TO ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION OF FINE GERMAN KNIVES! This was a very popular German knife pattern that was made by several different Solingen, Germany firms. This one is a large clip blade Bowie with wonderful stag handles. Hoffritz was a high-end New York based retailer that was probably at the height of their popularity in the 1950's and 1960's.
They imported knives (among many other things) that were made by quality makers throughout the world. Many of their knives were made in Solingen, Germany by some of Solingen's top makers. Later Hoffritz knives were made in the U.
Hoffritz generally offered knives from the finest makers regardless of their origin and they were nearly always of outstanding quality. In fact, The Standard Knife Collectors Guide states that Hoffritz collectors know that whether from Germany, France, Italy, or Japan, Hoffritz knives are no less than top quality. The Guide also notes that while Hoffritz imported from many countries, they always seemed to select the best from every nation. This Hoffritz knife was made by Anton Wingen Jr. And is very fine with some incredible stag.
The knife remains in excellent, original but used condition. Blade etch remains sharp and dark.
It does have some carbon spots on the blade and tang. I think it would clean up nicely.
The handles are beautiful stag and are tightly pinned. This is one you'll want to add to the collection!
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