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Prussian 1811 Model Blucher Light Cavalry Sabre, sold

In very good condition, a post Waterloo 1811 model Prussian Blucher "light" cavalry sabre, with scabbard and sword knot.

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Sold Item Notice

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.

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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.

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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).

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