Scarce Pipe Back Swiss 1899M Cavalry Sabre
In good condition, the blade in exceptional condition, a pipe-back
Swiss 1899 model cavalry sabre.
These sabres are, for me, the most effective and aesthetic cavalry
swords ever made; light, strong, full guard hand protection, special
grip and superb hilt scrolling. This sabres is even more desirable
as a) it has the earlier pipe-back, quill point blade, and b) the
blade is in exceptional condition.
81 cm plain blade firm in the hilt. The hilt with some rust. The
fishskin grip in good order, as are the ring bindings (twisted grip
wire), though one turn a little loose. The leather finger grip from
inside the hilt is gone, the scabbard with some rust areas. But
overall a good example and one you do not see very often on the
market. Further / full sized images available upon request. My item
reference number is 509.