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Title Heavy cavalry sabre
Nationality Italian
Period c 1860
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This classic sabre was made in Germany for the Italians (faint maker's mark to forte in small oblong punch) and could have been used against the Austrians in northern Italy in the wars of the 1860s.

The hilt has been silver plated at some point and subsequently polished off, although traces of the finish remain. There may also be some traces of silver plating to the blade. The grip leather has some minor losses at the base of the hilt, but the original wiring survives. The top ring on the scabbard may be a contemporary replacement, as it is a closed circle with a gap at the join and doesn't measure up to the exact size of the other (original) ring. The whole sword has been professionally polished at some point with minor patination showing to the pommel.

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[Edged Weapons : Swords : Italian : 19th Century]

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I'm delighted that you are happy with the badge and I hope you can sell it to someone who will value owning it.

I tried to sell it on eBay but they won't accept Nazi items. I then contacted several dealers via a Google search who mostly offered me 40-50 after some haggling. Most of the other dealers tried to conceal its true value in their replies and also lacked manners which doesn't inspire confidence.

Ultimately it's about trust. I should think that most prospective sellers have done their own research and therefore know roughly what their item is worth. You were the only dealer who had the integrity to concede that my valuation was approximately correct and I respect your comment that you can't offer this as you need to make a profit. Your honest approach is greatly appreciated and I felt comfortable taking the risk in sending it to you.

Thank you for a smooth transaction

C D, UK, 01.07.2015

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J K, UK, 26.11.2013

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