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HARTKOPF model NICKER hunting knife staghorn case set 2-piece
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 HARTKOPF model NICKER hunting knife staghorn case 10 cm
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Hunting knives made in Germany Traditional knives from Solingen
Traditional knives for traditional trousers, lederhosen watch out: In Munich there is a Hofbräuhaus and every year in October the world turns upside down when it is said: The Wies'n is open!
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A Lederhos'n without a Trachten knife is a hoibe Sach`.
And I don't mean that the knife is automatically included with the purchase of the trousers. Because in the Year of the Gentleman 2019, a pair of trousers officially costs between ¤10.80 and ¤11.80 at the Oktoberfest. So lie down in the Wiesn, that's a good deal.
But because we know that the women are all white and over-armed anyway and disarming to my faithful, I still have to go to the Oktoberfest. And that's why the mass goes with pants and not with a dirndl. Just like the “Charivari”. Which originally comes from the French and means “noise, racket”. And only the Monnaleit like it. Imma and ollawei.
And because perhaps not everyone will understand this cosmopolitan gibberish made up of Viennese, Tyrolean and Bavarian, I'm now switching to the standard language so as not to turn the traditional costume into a low-class one. Which brings me back to the traditional knives.
Also known regionally as a stiletto, nicker or hunting nicker. The hunter says “Nicker”, and he doesn't mean a nap or even a servant as a mark of respect. For the sake of simplicity, the hunter could also call it a deer hunter's knife, because the handle is mainly made of deer horn, or a knife for snacks. No, it has to be a nicker, another piece of sacred hunting slang from the man in the (K)Nickerbocker.
Even in the 1800s, men probably dined out more than women - or maybe they just didn't know how to cook - but the man of the world always carried his own knife with him. After all, cutlery was not yet so common back then. And men were also armed.
As a traveler, as a pickpocket or day thief, as a trader or on the coachman's block. Or when he shot another buck.
And nowadays, traditional knives are a status symbol. Blades made of chrome-vanadium-molybdenum knife steel are regarded as the hallmark of good knives.  Damascus could rust, ceramic could break when it's “O'batzt is”. A man would starve to death in front of the crispiest knuckle of pork just because he put the wrong pocket knife in the pocket of his leather trousers. Recommended hardness 56-58 HRC. By this I mean the blades, not the carrier. Preferred length 10 cm - 11 cm.
The connection between handle and blade is called “ferrule”. Often chiseled or etched, frequently with hunting or animal motifs.
Handles are not only made of stag. Other animals also have to give their heads for this purpose, such as the legs of antelopes, gazelles, chamois legs or other game trophies. Ebony handles are sought after, but far rarer.
At the end of the handle is a so-called end cap. Depending on the contents of the “Joschi”, the wearer's wallet, this is made of brass, steel, silver or even more exquisite precious metals.
Traditional knives often had proverbs of religious provenance etched into them or symbols to ward off evil from the owner. There is a lack of witnesses to prove the effectiveness of this decoration.
A traditional knife comes with a sheath, often fitted with a metal cap.
Theoretically, i.e. purely theoretically, a man is allowed to carry his traditional knife because it is under 12 cm and therefore not prohibited to carry. Practically, because a traditional knife is considered part of the tradition.
But when it's “O'zapft is”, take your dirndl with you and leave the “Nicker” at home. The guardians of order would take it from you even if you could only show the handle.
And your dirndl is armed anyway. The weapons of a woman.
Even if you appear as a Scot in a kilt and believe that just because you have a skirt on your leg, you are allowed to swagger around with “Sgian Dubh” in your right stocking:
Even the Scottish stocking dagger is not allowed to be shown at the world's biggest folk festival.
All that remains is oans, zwoa, g'suffa.

All clear?
Susann Frécôt


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