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Title 2nd Bavarian Heavy Cavalry Regiment sword
Nationality German
Period c 1907
 (This item is subject to special postage, click here for more information.)

This rare sword is by Eickhorn of Solingen. The blade is in excellent shape for its age, with a nickel-silver finish, and engraved on one side 'In Treue Fest' (the Bavarian motto), and on the other with the regimental details, including the name Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the Colonel of the Regiment.

Bavaria only had two heavy cavalry regiments and Franz Ferdinand's death at Sarajevo was the initial spark for WW1.

The price reflects the fact that the scabbard is missing its wooden liners and one throat screw, as well as the relatively modern repaint of the scabbard body. The leather and wire wrap to the grip are in excellent shape.

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

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


Having had time to have a relax and a good look at the brooch, am very pleased with it, many thanks for sending it on promptly and safely. Will keep an eye on the site.

G B, UK, 13.02.2010

Found the item a little on the expensive side and a bit disappointed that you were unwilling to bend a bit on the price of the Officer's Tunic Eagle (half the fun of buying, after all, is the haggling), but impressed by the speed of delivery and the quality of the item. Was well worth it in the long run...

G F, UK, 30.08.2005