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Title Cavalry officer's sabre, 1904 model (Graz maker)
Nationality Austrian
Period c 1910
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This imperial Austrian cavalry/artillery officer's sword has a Graz maker mark to the blade ('HANS BAYER // GRAZ HOFG.'). It is quite unusual to find a Graz maker, as the blades for most of these swords were made by Weyersberg of Solingen. This was the classic cavalry officer's sword of the Great War and the 1908 Bosnian annexation.

The bulk of the nickel silver finish is missing from the hilt and scabbard. The hilt and pipe-back blade are of unusually large size, the blade having a minor kink 4" from the point. There is some wear to the fish skin wrap on the grip, but it is largely intact. There is also some minor surface rust in parts throughout the sword, where the nickel silver finish has worn off.

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


Many thanks - badge recieved - excellent one!

A K, UK, 06.02.2014

Hanger arrived safe and sound 11.30ish today. Very pleased, it's as expected. Your excellent pics make all the difference in terms of confident buying over the net. As a matter of interest, the frog, which as you said is very a/f, is, as you thought, 'spot on'. On closer inspection it is a mk.1 Naval Frog, designated 'for cutlasses'. Date seems around 1860ish give or take.

By the way, I think your site is very user friendly. Seems to work much better than many and up to date, a rarity!!!

C W, UK, 20.04.2006