Vintage German Hunting Knife and Fork Set by Anton Wingen Jr – Othello - circa 1940
Here on offer is a fine example of a vintage German hunting knife and fork set by Anton Wingen Jr – Othello, circa 1940.
The knife and fork fit snuggly into the hard brown leather sheath in such a way that the fork can’t be removed without removing the knife first, so basically it is held in place when not is use.
This version does not and never has had a belt loop or strap attached and would have been used as a boot knife.
Given it only has the Othello makers mark and no Anton Wingen Jr details, I think this was probably made in the 1940’s or 50’s.
Ideal for using when eating your catch from hunting or fishing.
My understanding is that Anton Wingen Jr. aided in the production of many cutlers in the Solingen area of Germany. The “Othello” head stamp was his personal makers mark.
All the metal fittings on the knife and scabbard appear to be made of polished nickel silver.
The grip is made from a beautiful piece of stag horn that fits perfectly into the pommel cap and ferrule/crossguard.
The sharp single edged blade is in excellent condition with just some minor surface scratches, no rust or pitting. It is stamped on one side with the Othello head makers mark and the words:
The three pronged fork section is in perfect condition and is just stamped on one side with the word:
It screws firmly into the end of the sheath and works perfectly as a fork.
The sheath has scallop edged top and bottom metal fittings, with a stitched dark brown leather centre section. There is a small ding on the reverse of the lower mount.
The knife blade measures 4” (10.3cm) and including the grip measures 8.5” (21.6cm).
The fork when attached to the sheath measures 7.75” (19.7cm).
The set weighs 126g.
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