1811 Model Prussian Cavalry Trooper's Blucher
In very good condition, an almighty and impressive 1811 model
Prussian cavalry blucher sabre; the sword dated to 1830, the scabbard
older, perhaps Napoleonic.
These swords, although "copies" of the British 1796 pattern
light cavalry sabre, are much more impressive due to their weight
and construction. This particular sabre was made in 1830 (marked
"1830" to the spine which is a nice example as the date
was only marked in full between 1830 and 1835). The scabbard with
several regimental markings, the oldest obliterated (the Prussians
did this, they completely obliterated rather than just strike through
the regimental history of a sword / scabbard). So, it is fair to
say, the sabre was a replacement of the original (for the scabbard)
which was considered unserviceable for whatever reason.
The 32 blade is in exceptionally good condition and firm in the
hilt. The hilt / grip / guard all very good. The scabbard with some
age, but still good. The sword sheathes and draws well. This is
an almighty and well impressive sword / sabre. The last regimental
markings show it was carried by a mounted artillery ammunitions
train trooper. Complete with what looks like the original white
leather sword knot.
A near perfect example of a very impressive sword. Please quote
item reference number K92 (1177). Further / full sized pictures
available upon request.