SOLD Antique 19th Century German Prussian Cavalry Officer Sword Model 1852
SOLD Antique 19th century German-Prussian cavalry officer's sword Model 1852. The regulation nickel platted steel basket hilt with ribbed wooden grip covered by shark skin and bound with 3 twisted wires. Slightly curved single edged steel blade, cut with a fuller finely etched on the both faces with floral sprays and panoply of arms and armor, banners and cannons, and leaves along the spine.
CONDITION: The sword is in its original condition as it was found, with no repairs or restorations. Showing its age and usage, the nickel-plating on the hilt is slightly flaking with some pitted spots, lower part of the blade slightly pitted. Otherwise it is in good condition considering its age. Please see the photos as they are a part of the description.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length with the scabbard: 100.5 cm (39 9⁄16 inches). Length of the blade: 87 cm (34.25 inches).
REFERENCES: Hieb – und Stichwaffen by Eduard Wagner.