The Hunters Trophy (Jagdabzeichen)


All our items are handmade in Vienna.

bespoke heraldry and heraldic items made from silver

June 2021

The Order of Malta as well as its Auxiliary Service help people in need. Every year hundreds of new members swell their ranks! Godspeed!

Sterling silver hunting badge on a gold plated twig.

May 2021

Symbolism combined with a Logo. 


September 2020

This chamois on a hunters trumpet is available for general purchase. Did you know that female and male chamois have horns and the trophies are notoriously difficult to tell apart?

Jagdabzeichen gams gemse waidmansheil

Support small businesses so we can continue making the fabulous hunt badges (Jagdabzeichen).


August 2020

I never bore (geddit??) working on a wild boar. This was a fun commission for a meticolous client. 

Jagdabzeichen boar keiler wmh

April 2020

Another badge made for the general public. I tried to keep it as simple as possible. This Ibex is one of my favourite animals.

jagdabzeichen steinbock ibex salm jagdjuwelier

March 2020

A Chamois hunting badge that is available for general purchase.

jagdabzeichen gams gämse jagdjuwelier


February 2020

This was a labour of love. Made for a private estate in Bohemia the end result is strikingly beautiful.

jagdabzeichen czernin keiler waffen mit wappen

October 2019

I am extremely excited about the 24th October 2019.

September 2019

The Alpine ibex (Capra ibex), aka Steinbock or Bouquetin, is a species of wild goat whose habitat are the mountains of the European Alps. It was a joy to make this hunting trophy over the summer.

 Steinbock Ibex Jagdabzeichen Wien Halder

It is one of my finest pieces to date! 

From a Prototype to a finished masterpiece:

Prototyp eines Jagdabzeichen nicht von der Sturzeis

This piece made from Sterling Silver was commissioned over the summer. It is handmade in my workshop near the Vienna Opera. Front and Back view.

Waidmansheil in Steinbock als Jagdabzeichen nicht vom Halder oder Sturzeis

July 2019

Trophies depicting Chamois (aka Rupicapra rupicapra or Gams) in Sterling Silber. In German these trophies are known as Jagdabzeichen. 

Jagdabzeichen Gams Gamswild Gebirgsjäger

June 2019

Design is so simple. That is why it is so complicated.

Jagdabzeichen weder von Sturzeis noch von Halder

 Hunting trophy can be made from 2 colours to achieve a better contrast.

Jagdabzeichen mit Monogram und Krone

June 2019

Let me know if you need something done with your hunting trophies.

trophy hunting and gefasste grandln jagdjuwelier

May 2019

A hunting trophy for my favorite huntress!

Grandlschmuck jagdjuwelier wien


March 2019

Going the extra mile. This brooch is cut by hand.

jagdjuwelier brosche grandln

Trophies that can be worn on a hat or as a brooch.

jagdabzeichen halder juwelier salm

Luxury does not have to cost the earth.

jagdjuwelier jagdtrophäe jägerin brosche

February 2019

Jagdabzeichen hunting trophies for Grandln

A beautiful custom from Austrian and Germany. 

trophy hunting jagdabzeichen michaelaplatz jagdjuwelier

We are the total sum of our experiences. For some hunting is a way of life.

November 2018

I love it when a plan comes together. 

jagdabzeichen aus der silbermanufaktur sophie salm in Wien

Step by step guide: (1) use an excellent German casting service (2) clean the casts made from sterling silver (3) polish and buff.

Jagdabzeichen aus Wien

October 2018

Celebrating the hunting season with an interesting trophy.

Grandln or grandeln as a hunting trophy or jagdabzeichen

A picture celebrating the completion of a bespoke set of hunting badges.

handgemachte jagdabzeichen in silber oder messing

September 2018

Finishing the first prototype is somewhat nerve racking. Another prototype bites the dust!

Prototyp Jagdabzeichen Jagdjuwelier Sophie Salm Salm-Reifferscheidt

Waidmannsheil! Making these Jagdabzeichen (Hunters badges) to order has been such fun! How to translate Jagdjuwelier into English???? Answers on a postcard please!

Jagdabzeichen Konvolut Jagdjuwelier Wien Sophie Salm


August 2018

My recipe for success? Inspiration, enthusiasm, energy, and creativity. What is your secret?

Jagdabzeichen Jagdjuwelier Wien Sophie Salm

Feel free to call with some new designs!

July 2018

Despite the great weather I have been working on some new designs. This sketch was finished according to the client wishes. Feeling excited!

Jagdabzeichen Jagdjuwelier Sophie Salm

Check out my blog entry from Mai 2018! From sketch to finished product. Let me be part of your adventure. Remember to tell your friends about the friendly Sophie Salm Silversmith!

Jagdabzeichen Silbermanufaktur Wien Sophie Salm

June 2018

Instead of making a new mould from an old cast I decided to make a completely new prototype.

Jagdabzeichen aus SIlber

Never be afraid of change. Old ways will not open new doors.

 If you think it is time for a fresh start then get in touch!

Mai 2018

Whilst my other 3 designs are in production I wanted to give you a sneak preview of a design that incorporated so-called "Grandeln".

More updates coming soon!

Mai 2018

Sneak preview of a German design.

Looking forward to showing you more updates!

April 2018

Currently I am working on 3 (!!!) new designs. Hope to show you some updates soon.

March 2018

We love this European tradition of Jagdabzeichen. Here the owner of a hunt can give to his guests a trophy to commemorate a particular good hunt. Let me help you design such a Jagdabzeichen.  Godspeed!

Handgefertigtes Jagdabzeichen

December 2017

Pleased to showcase some of my work at Wallnerstrasse 3 in Vienna.

Looking forward to an exciting 2018!

December 2017

Why-oh-why do some people still believe they can charge a small fortune for these items? I make these in my workshop in Vienna and they are such fun things to do. Waidmannsheil

Waid mehr als nur Sau Jagdabzeichen Salm