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Title Prussian bullion sword knot
Nationality German
Period 19th century
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This is either a Prussian army officer's knot from between 1820 to 1890 or, just possibly, the knot for the Prussian Diplomatic Corps sword. The barrel appears to be gold bullion, which suggests the diplomatic possibility, as military knots normally had a silver bullion barrel. However, the strap is black on silver, so it is Prussian, at any rate.

In 1899 this knot was replaced throughout the Prussian army with a cavalry style knot which had a leather strap.

The general condition suggests a mid-19th century piece, rather than later, unless poor storage has resulted in its rather worn state. The major wear on the piece is on the silver bullion strap, the barrel being still in quite good shape, although somewhat darkened with age. The base of the barrel is black, echoing the black of the strap.

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


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