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Title 2nd Bavarian Heavy Cavalry Regiment sword
Nationality German
Period c 1907
Sold
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This rare sword is by Eickhorn of Solingen. The blade is in excellent shape for its age, with a nickel-silver finish, and engraved on one side 'In Treue Fest' (the Bavarian motto), and on the other with the regimental details, including the name Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the Colonel of the Regiment.

Bavaria only had two heavy cavalry regiments and Franz Ferdinand's death at Sarajevo was the initial spark for WW1.

The price reflects the fact that the scabbard is missing its wooden liners and one throat screw, as well as the relatively modern repaint of the scabbard body. The leather and wire wrap to the grip are in excellent shape.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Edged Weapons : Swords : German : 20th Century]

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Just letting you know that the whistle arrived here this morning safe and sound. Your excellent packaging was still totally intact and it took me all of five minutes to break into it to see my purchase. I am very pleased, it is a great whistle.

R C, Australia, 21.12.2012

Just to say many thanks for the fast service, it's an excellent little item. Will be watching for you listing more of these and other makes?

P A, UK, 26.06.2008

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