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Title Cavalry officer's sabre, 1904 model (Graz maker)
Nationality Austrian
Period c 1910
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This imperial Austrian cavalry/artillery officer's sword has a Graz maker mark to the blade ('HANS BAYER // GRAZ HOFG.'). It is quite unusual to find a Graz maker, as the blades for most of these swords were made by Weyersberg of Solingen. This was the classic cavalry officer's sword of the Great War and the 1908 Bosnian annexation.

The bulk of the nickel silver finish is missing from the hilt and scabbard. The hilt and pipe-back blade are of unusually large size, the blade having a minor kink 4" from the point. There is some wear to the fish skin wrap on the grip, but it is largely intact. There is also some minor surface rust in parts throughout the sword, where the nickel silver finish has worn off.

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

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


Just to let you know that the kukri arrived today safe and sound, many thanks for sending it so quickly. I'm more than pleased with this kukri, I'm so glad I spotted it on your website as I don't think I've ever seen another one like it for sale anywhere.

Once again many thanks and I hope to do business with you again in the future.

D D, UK, 11.10.2014

Thank you, Chris. All arrived safely. Very quickly too, much quicker than from the US! Very satisfied. It is a nice sword.

Anyway, thanks again and I have marked your site for future interest.

T P, New Zealand, 04.04.2005