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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]

testimonials

Hi Chris, just to let you know it arrived safely and I am very happy with it, also the condition. I have been looking for a while for that particular style and maker.. Thanks again for everything and I shall now be keeping an eye on your web page.

C A, UK, 28.09.2010

I am wholly delighted with the shako plate. [It] is a wee cracker. It is a real pleasure to have something combining both condition and quality in equal parts, and I simply could not be more pleased.

R H, UK, 08.01.2010

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