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Title Artillery officer's sword, 1854 model
Nationality German
Period c 1910
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Marked on the hilt 'F.A.46', the sword blade is engraved on one side with Lower Saxon Field Artillery Regiment No. 46 (in German) and on the other with a depiction of a field artillery team. The black painted scabbard (of which 90% of the original finish remains) indicates a post-1907 date.

This sword was probably the property of a 'Einjaeriger', a one-year volunteer from the middle classes, who served as a trooper, but had the right and the means to wear a sword of this quality when off duty, hence the regimental stamps on the back of the guard.

The EPNS finish to the hilt is somewhat worn. There is a good leather grip.

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

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Incredibly, I received your shipment today. Super fast delivery, I was expecting it on Saturday. The helmet was, as you said, 100%. The side cap is excellent also...

L T, USA, 08.06.2006

I received the silver Verdienstkreuz this morning. Your swiftness and dedication was very much appreciated and, though the envelope arrived with a Post Office sticker saying it had been found open or damaged, the cross was unharmed and looks beautiful. Thanks for your time.

E C, UK, 18.10.2005

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