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Title Schaumburg-Lippe officer's sword knot
Nationality German
Period c 1880
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This is one of the rarest of the Imperial German sword knots, Lippe being a tiny state which, in 1900, only had some 50,000 people. The present prince still lives in his castle in Detmold, much loved by his people, but no longer with any political clout. These knots were probably worn right up until 1919, when the republic was proclaimed.

The condition is very good indeed, with some minor tarnishing to the silver bullion. The red, white and blue silk thread is in excellent shape throughout.

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


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

testimonials

The knot has arrived safely and it looks great thank you.

J G, New Zealand, 06.02.2012

The helmet arrived the day before yesterday and I had a look at it today and everything looks perfect. You packed it up very well indeed. ... I've never seen him so thrilled with a gift!

H J, USA, 12.12.2008

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