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Title 2nd Bavarian Heavy Cavalry Regiment sword
Nationality German
Period c 1907
 (This item is subject to special postage, click here for more information.)

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]


Just a brief note to confirm that the sabre has been delivered today. All is as it should be. I have to say I’m impressed with the ‘custom’ packaging, obviously essential in your line of business. I have made a very quick inspection of the sword & it fully lives up to your accurate description, very pleased with the purchase.

M B, UK, 18.06.2015

I got the helmet yesterday. It's a great piece.

L L, USA, 21.04.2009