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Prague/Austrian Empire 1845M / 1869M Cavalry Officer's Sword, sold

In very good condition, a rare 1845 / 1869 Model Austrian Empire cavalry officer's "iron cutting (Eisenhauer)" sword, made by Julius Voos / Voss of Solingen, marked to retailer Holecek & Co Prague.

Prague / Austrian Empire 1845 Cavalry Officer's Eisenhauer Swordimage I08 1

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An almighty and yet very elegant sword; the hilt of this sword becoming the model for many swords throughout Europe, including the current Swiss model of cavalry sword though, ironically, very similar to the 1821 British pattern. Where the hilt speaks aesthetic yet functional design, the blade speaks "brute"; the blade is a real monster. The "Eisenhauer" meaning "iron cutting".

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The 32 1/2 inch blade has a fuller one side and is flat the other, and is in very good condition, firm in the hilt. The hilt is lovely and in very good condition. The grip is worn a little, which is good in that the sword was obviously held and probably used during a very turbulent time in that part of Europe. The almighty steel scabbard is in good shape, though the sword does rattle a little when sheathed.

What a great and well above average sword. Just take a look around for other examples and you will find they are very hard to come buy; one sold for £3000 at auction in London in 2013 (see: TDM, London, 2013). So, what price are we asking? Be quick, it can be yours (too late)! Please quote item reference number I08 (1037). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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