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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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