German WW1 Westfalisches Train Battalion
No. 7 Officer's Sword for sale
A scarce 1852 Model WW1 German Mounted Supply Train officer's
sword, etched to The Westfalisches (Westphalian) Train Battalion
No. 7, in good condition.
Alex Coppel made. In truth this sword likely just predates WW1,
although no doubt was carried during it, as The Westfalisches (Westphalian)
Train Battalion No. 7 was the Train Battalion of the Seventh Army
Corps during the Great War (swords made during WW1 would not likely
had an area battalion etched to the blade). The blade typically
pre-war (very well) etched, the hilt / guard with clear signs of
wear through use (the hilt is not that strong and is deformed apparently
from being worn and pushed against the officer); these swords one
of the few actually worn by mounted officers as the supply trains
still actively used horses.
The 34 inch blade is in good condition, well etched and firm in
the hilt. The hilt is aged and tarnished and lightly rusted along
the backpiece, some distortion overall. The fishskin grip has some
wear but is still good. The scabbard is overall good, a small ding
/ crease / slight bending towards the drag but not to bad. The sword
sheathes and draws well though, despite this. Remains of leather
A good example and well worth £xxx. Please quote item reference
number I52 (1090). Further / full sized images available upon request.