German WW1 Hanoverian Konigs Ulan Regiment
Cavalry Sword, Sold
A scarce 1889 Model German Cavalry (Hanoverian Königs Ulanen
Regiment Nr.13) trooper's sword, trooper identified, in overall
good condition but with damage to grip.
A nice example and with the original trooper's name, "W Stullker"
added to the blade's forte, and with matching regiment, troop and
weapon numbers "13.U.4.104." to the inside of the guard
and chape / drag of the scabbard. Plenty of research material for
a keen collector to get their teeth into. The sword made even more
interesting by the battle honours etched to the blade; Peninsular,
Waterloo, Garcia-Hernandez, all Napoleonic battles fought under,
alongside or with the British, only for this sword to be carried
against the British in WW1 and presumably captured as a war trophy
by British forces, as it was bought by us in the UK and is said
to have been in the family of the vendor for a long time.
The 34 inch blade is in good condition, well etched and firm in
the hilt. The hilt is aged, some slight damage, the folding section
stiff. The grip has suffered some losses and has been glued (could
be improved). The scabbard is overall good, but some slight damage
but not much. The sword sheathes and draws well though, despite
A good example and hopefully a researcher's gold mine. Please quote
item reference number I27 (1073) . Further / full sized images available