Prussian 1864M Artillery Gunner's Sword,
regimentally marked, sold
In overall very good condition, a 1864 Model Artillery Gunner's
Sword, regimentally marked, early markings; Franco Prussian War
This is one of the first of the 1864 models, which adapted versions
were still in use by the German artillery of World War One. But,
as we said, you can tell this is a very early version due to the
regimental markings style / format used on the cross hilt.
These short sword were worn off the back of the belt, so that the
gunner could still crouch down and yet have an effective light edged
weapon ready to hand. The feint etching of this quite rare version
can still be seen on the 48 cm blade, which is in good condition
and firm in the hilt. The brass hilt and original scabbard are equally
good. The sword sheathes and draws well. A very good price at only
£xxx. Please quote item reference number H04 (T21). Further
/ full sized images upon request.