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Title Heavy Cavalry sabre, 1860 model (Savoy)
Nationality Italian
Period c 1860s
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This German-made sabre was carried by the Savoy Heavy Cavalry in the war against Austria in 1866. It is maker marked 'ZL' in a small square punch applied on the drag, forte and rear of the guard, together with an 'S' in a circle (for Savoy?). The Light Cavalry had a sabre with a simple 'D' guard.

This is almost certainly a Solingen product, but by a maker I cannot trace.

The blade (35.25" blade, 1.30" wide at the forte) has a very light mottled age patina and has been professionally sharpened some 10" from the forte on the leading edge and for some 6/7" on the reverse at the point. The scabbard throat has been riveted in position and there is a well executed brazing seam on the reverse leading edge of the scabbard.

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


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I C, Channel Islands, 26.02.2011

Picked up the dirk this morning and actually waited until I got back home before unwrapping the package. It really exceeded my expectations...whilst the photos were good, to see and feel it in three dimensions was very exciting. A beatutful piece Chris, and worth the wait.

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