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Title Prussian train battalion/artillery sabre, 1896 pattern
Nationality German
Period 1915
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This is the last pattern artillery sabre, in use by the German army until 1918, and through the 20s and 30s. In the very early years of WW2, this model of sabre was also carried by the Third Reich cavalry. Further, it was worn by the Polish cavalry as booty in the form of reparations from WW1.

It is a late example, dated 1915, marked on one side of the forte Weyersberg, Solingen. This is the latest dated example I have seen - I suspect that they stopped making them in the latter years of WW1. This is the last pattern of the 'Blucher' sabre, first introduced in 1811, albeit considerably lighter and shorter than the original.

I have carefully hand cleaned the hilt to preserve all the ordnance issue stamps. There are a few scuff marks to the composition grip from wear. The blade has some of its original factory polish. The scabbard had medium surface rust overall, which has been largely polished out, leaving the inspection stamp still visible on the drag. (The bottom photo shows the pommel nut with two stamps, one on the tang and one on the nut itself.)

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

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


We just got the hat! Looks great so many thanks ... very pleased with the hat.

P D, USA, 24.03.2011

The pommel arrived safely today... It's a nice little object and really quite tactile... As usual, it was a pleasure to do business with you and I look forward to finding something else in your stock to tempt me.

J M, UK, 09.05.2009