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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]


My Arisaka arrived at 9.00am. Very prompt delivery and excellent packaging! The blade is superb.. and just what I was after, its in very fine condition and just as you described.. I've referenced it in my copy of Raymond La Bar's book "Bayonets of Japan".

Many thanks, Chris, once again its been a pleasure doing business!

S A, UK, 14.08.2012

Very great item and I'm very pleased with it. The bayonet arrived without any problem. Thank you.

M Z, Slovenia, 21.11.2006