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Title Honved officer's portepee
Nationality Hungarian
Period c 1917-18
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This rare knot was carried by Honved officers in the last years of the Austrian empire in the reign of Kaiser Karl, who succeeded Franz Joseph on his death in 1916 (hence the 'K' for Karl). The Honved was a Hungarian army of reserve elements which served alongside the Imperial and Royal army in wartime.

This sword knot could have been worn on infantry or cavalry officers' swords and even, perhaps, on dress bayonets. You rarely see examples of this knot and this particular one is in really nice shape for its age, with only a little tarnishing to the silver braid of the strap. The base of the barrel has a black velvet infill.

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

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


The parcel has arrived - at the time you indicated.

The sword lives up to expectations and looks even better than on the website. The detail and etching is superb.

Thanks so much for your help and the extra information.

R P, UK, 27.02.2016

This is to confirm receipt of the item and I am very pleased with it.

P M, Australia, 02.05.2013