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Title Lion head cavalry officer sabre
Nationality German
Period c 1914
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This was the walking out sabre for all German cavalry officers in the early 20th century. This sword was retailed by Ernst Pack of Solingen and is stamped with his logo at the forte, under the reverse langet. It has a Prussian officer's portepee and a rare original brown felt sword bag.

On account of the style of the maker's logo and the fact that the blade has been professionally sharpened, I would date this c 1914 (after WW1 they didn't sharpen for field service, to the best of my knowledge).

The hilt retains perhaps 30% of its gilt finish and the scabbard has been repainted. The grip has all the original wire service, but one strand has broken loose at the base of the grip. The blade measures 77.5cm long. The sword bag has approximately eight small moth holes scattered throughout.

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


Pistol arrived safely, thanks for the prompt service.

M W, UK, 26.03.2008

The iron cross you sent me came on Saturday morning. Very pleased with the medal.

A M, UK, 13.08.2007