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Mid 19th Century Prussian Cavalry Officer's Blucher Sabre (sold)

In good condition, a mid 19th Century "Blucher" light cavalry sabre for a Prussian officer.

Mid 19th Century Prussian Cavalry Officer's Blucher Sabre

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Bought by me at Christies of London, this is a good 1850 / 1860 Prussian light cavalry officer's sword / sabre, a Blucher. This sabre marks the mid way point between the hefty butchering Bluchers of the Napoleonic wars to the light weight dress swords (in recognition of the fact swords were no longer critical weapons) of Victorian times. It is a well made sword that feels very good in the hand, capable still of being both a weapon and dress item.

The 32 inch blade has remnants of the etching still visible and is firm in the hilt. The hilt is good, the fishskin grip and twisted grip wire bindings are OK, a little loose mostly to do with the fishskin drying I believe. The sword sheathes well. But anyway, a very good example of an increasingly scarce sword. My item reference number is 730 - (318). Further / full sized images available upon request.

 

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