Prussian 1811 Model Blucher Light Cavalry
In very good condition, a post Waterloo 1811 model Prussian Blucher
"light" cavalry sabre, with scabbard and sword knot.
If you like British 1796 pattern light cavalry sabres, you will
love this 1811 model Prussian Blucher, which is based on the 1796P,
to say the least, but it quite a bit more solid. This one is regimentally
marked (two sets of marks, both sabre and scabbard matching, earlier
and later markings, as the sabre was passed from one regiment to
another, or to stores of course); R.P.C. 21 34 and 584R1;
we are aware the "R" (reserve) designation in italics
was probably added after, as was apparently common.
The spine of the blade is stamped FW 54 for Kaiser Frederick William
IV in 1854. The shoe / drag of the scabbard bears the marking "AW"
under a maker's mark, which we believe is for Albert Weyersberg.
The 32 1/4 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the
hilt. The guard is aged but very good, the leather covered grip
in generally very good order. The scabbard is very good too, the
sabre sheathing and drawing very well. This is quite a heavy sword
for a light cavalry sabre, and very impressive with it.
Further / full sized images available upon request. Please quote
item reference F39 (879).