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Napoleonic Prussian 1811M Blucher Sabre, Regiment Identified, sold

In very good condition, a Prussian 1811M Blucher saber, made by Schnitzler & Kirschbaum, marked to the 5th Magdeburgisches Jäger-Bataillon (mounted riflemen or "rangers" if you are American).

Prussian Napoleonic Wars 1811M Blucher Sabre, Regiment Identified

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This sabre was made in 1811; we know this because of the S&K (Schnitzler & Kirschbaum) maker's mark to the spine. The sabre was sabre number 5 of squadron 4 of the 5th Magdeburgisches Jäger-Bataillon, we know this courtesy of the markings to the cross guard "J. M. V. 4. 5". The sabre stayed in service with the Prussian army after Waterloo; we know this because of the mismatched scabbard (marked to a Reserve Pioneer regiment), as was very common.

The Blucher was a "copy" of the British 1796 pattern light cavalry sabre which model remained in service in one form or another with the Prussian and then German army until WW1. This is one of the first Bluchers ever made however, and a magnificent sabre, very weighty, especially the scabbard. There are many Bluchers for sale on the market but the vast majority are post-Waterloo; what we are offering here is a very scarce Napoleonic era original version.

The 32 1/4 inch blade is in excellent condition; you are unlikely to find better. Firm in the hilt, the hilt with some signs of age, of course, but still good and solid, the original grip still in good condition. The heavy steel scabbard is also very good. The sabre sheathes and draws very well.

Don't hesitate, this is a well above average example of a very scarce and exceptionally impressive sword. Please quote item reference H42 (995). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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