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Title Wurttemberg infantry hanger, iron-hilted
Nationality German
Period c 1850
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This iron-mounted hanger, mounted in iron rather than the more usual brass,might well have seen action in the Six Weeks War against Prussia in 1866 (as Austria's ally). The scabbard has a typically Austrian arrangement whereby the scabbard is sewn over the bottom mount.

The scabbard frog stud and guard are both marked '125.R.3.136.' (125th Regiment, 3rd company, weapon number 136). In 1808 the Prussian fusilier battalions carried a similar, but brass-mounted version of this weapon, so it may well be earlier than 1850, but the unit marks can be no earlier than 1871 when the 7th Wurttemberg Infantry (first raised in 1809) became the 125th line regiment of the newly established German Empire.

The slightly curved blade (18.5" long with a 5" false edge) has a few minor edge nicks, but is generally in good shape. The scabbard seam is intact, though typically it has opened up somewhat over the bottom mount through age shrinkage.

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