Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Finish, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Hasn't changed much in 100 years. Almost impossible to find in US.
I have a number of these traditional pieces, usually I have to order them through a small knife shop in Austria, where I pay more and wait a long time. They are handmade in a farmhouse factory, by old school artisans the same way such knives and forestry daggers/ hirshfangers have been made for 150 years. Unlike presentation daggers, these Hubertus are sharpened knives useable in the field. Good quality steel. This knife is very impressive in person. Its not a "traditional style"... it's a traditional knife! This is the real deal. And really makes a collection of Solingen blades stand out. I go to KnifeCenter specifically looking for these Hubertus pieces, as it's about the only place in America that seems to carry them. And not always in stock. It was a real pleasure today to find one that was actually on sale that I never thought I'd see! Hubertus is about the only maker still doing these. And they're holding the line on price. If this was a Puma it would probably be $2,500! I'm cautious to leave this review and promote them because I like stockpiling these things every chance I get and putting them away. I have six or seven now. But that's not what the hobby is about... It's about sharing! Besides a wonderful knife this is just an amazing thing to get pretty much any guy to put in his man cave you can't really beat it for the wow factor of the item for the price it is truly something of quality and tradition. I also own this knife in the gilt gold... very traditional fancy Etc but I really prefer the silver much more. This thing is just cool I could go on and on obviously LOL. I've got mine displayed on a wall with old German knives from a variety makers... some of which cost thousands of dollars with etched blades and so forth and these things hold their own. People say yeah but they aren't antiques. Just give it a hundred years... They will be! There won't be much difference at that point because they've never really changed they aren't a " reproduction" they are a continuation. And in any case when people see my collection this is one of the first blades they are drawn to