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Title Oldenburg or Baden officer's schaerpen
Nationality German
Period c 1917
Price £100.00

These were worn in full dress up until 1896, when the 'feldbindung' or officer's dress belt replaced them for all practical purposes, but their use continued for gala occasions. This bullion sash, with a cloth backing and magnificent silver bullion tassels, has a thin red stripe in the centre, used uniquely by Oldenburg and Baden regiments.

This is not to be confused with the colonial schaerpen as worn by Schutztruppe officers, which had a thicker red stripe, a good 2mm as opposed to the 1mm here.

The condition is extremely fine.

Both this and an officer's dress belt and buckle (also on my site) belonged to the same family (Ringe) and there is an original receipt (to be sold with the belt) from J Godet & Sohn, Berlin, for military uniform items, dated 23 June 1917 (addressed to Frau Major Ringe).

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

[Militaria : Tunics : German : 20th Century]


The day the blunderbuss arrives I could not stop looking and feeling the gun for at least one hour. My wife told me that I was sick........ I am very happy, it is a piece of craftsmanship! Well made! I have 5 blunderbusses but all iron barrel, also from England but this one is gorgeous with the Brass Barrel.

Please keep me informed when you have any other type of blunderbuss. Thanks my friend!

M R, USA, 04.08.2011

The parcel has arrived. Fantastic bayonets!!! Thank you very much!

M G, Germany, 09.12.2005