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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.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

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


It got here this morning, presumably delayed by the holidays. It is perfect, indeed better than I was expecting.

G W, USA, 11.01.2012

Wanted to let you know the items arrived today. Great job on the packing. Too often I buy very expensive and irreplaceable items from the UK and they get sent barely packed to protect them from the various postal services - appreciate you going the extra mile to insure it arrived in the shape it left. Thanks again, look forward to doing business with you in the future. Items were very nice, exactly as offered.

M M, USA, 18.03.2010