M 1811 Blucher Prussian Cavalry Trooper's
Later version (circa 1840) of the M 1811 Prussian cavalry trooper's
sabre in very good condition.
The M 1811 Blucher Prussian cavalry trooper's sabre is based on
and virtually identical to the 1796 P British light cavalry sword;
of all of these I have ever handled, this version has to be the
most satisfying feel wise. A somewhat heavy, well made, perhaps
monstrous looking sabre with the tell-tale rubber feel grip and
thick steel knucklebow guard found on later versions. Bearing the
crown mark for Frederick William IV (1840–1861), this sword
was likely made around 1845.
Marked to a regional cavalry unit across the hilt "R.
P. C. 8. 62. GC" which I believe is for a unit from the then
Rhine Province ("Rheinprovinz"), these swords were superceded
in 1858 yet many still saw action in the Franco-Russian War (1870).
Although the sabre has no scabbard, it deserves to be displayed
out of one anyway. The blade is in very good order, form in the
hilt, and the hilt is very good too. Further pictures available