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1839 US Infantry Officer's Sword / Sabre, Finely Etched, sold

In very good condition, the etching very clear, a Solingen / Prussian made US army officer's sword / sabre, most likely infantry.

1839 US Infantry Officer's Sword / Sabre, Finely Etched

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An unusual and therefore rare US army officer's sabre, made by Peter Knecht of Solingen (Prussia). Although a Blucher 1811 cavalry sabre pattern, the 29 3/4 inch blade tells us this was most likely for a senior infantry or artillery officer. 1839 because Peter Knecht secured a contract for 500 cavalry swords with the US army in that year, and we suspect this was sold around the same time, not least as US models became official in 1840.

Bearing the maker's initials "P D K" within a oval formed of dots (a sure sign the sword was made for the US market, with similar markings seen on Prussian made swords after 1840), this is a very fine sabre in very good condition; the typically blue gray US style etching is outstanding and in very good condition for its age. The twin fullered almost Polish style blade is firm in the brass hilt. Unusual brass grip in very good order. Sheathes and draws well into its brass scabbard, again indicating use by an infantry rather than cavalry officer.

Exceptionally well priced; snap it up quick! Further / full sized images upon request. Please quote item reference number C88 (686)

 

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