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Title Prussian infantry officer's sword, 1889 model
Nationality German
Period c 1914
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This apparent standard model has individual interest insomuch as the cypher on the grip relates only to the 94th Infantry Regiment of the Prussian line, whose colonel was the Archduke of Saxony. There is a baron's coat of arms on the pommel, but as yet I lack the means to research it.

The retailer's mark reads 'Waarenhaus f[ur] Armee .... Berlin'. The folding rear guard is a little unusual and the blade appears to have been abused some six inches from the point, as has the scabbard, which I suspect has had a brazing repair, now covered in modern matt black paint. Despite all this damage and repair work, it is an interesting and unusual sword, being one of the few model 1889 infantry swords attributable to a specific regiment. This unit had a distinguished record in WW1 and, among other things, served at Verdun in 1916.

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[Edged Weapons : Swords : German : 20th Century]

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Just to let you know that the bayonets arrived safely this morning and I am extremely happy! They are everything that I had hoped they would be, but better! I am extremely pleased that i purchased them from you. The 1867 Albini ... is an absolute beauty, the blade is immaculate. The other is in fact in far better condition that I had imagined as well. So all in all, I couldn't be happier! Many thanks Chris.

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Russell Thomas, Norway, 15.08.2013

Swords mattered [arrived?]. I am very content. You still have which good swords for the sale?

H K, Germany, 17.10.2005

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