Boxer Rebellion 1889M Chinese Cavalry Officer's
In very good condition for its age, a very unusual Chinese Forces
(Boxer Rebellion) 1889M (Prussian) Cavalry Officer's Sword.
A very unusual and rare sword, to say the least. These Imperial
Chinese Forces cavalry swords are rare enough as trooper's sword,
but this one is etched, so likely a junior officer's sword. What
is more, the maker's name is clearly deliberately misspelled, it
says "Wivrshfrc Kirsuhuaunuc Soeingin", clearly for Weyersberg
Kirschbaum Solingen. Why? We have no idea! But the sword has age
and wear and is certainly no reproduction. You
can find a rare museum held (trooper's) sword here.
The 31 1/2 inch blade is well etched, in good condition, period
sharpened and firm in the hilt. The hilt with wear / some bending
damage, but overall good. The bakelite type grip is worn but in
good order. The steel scabbard is a little aged, but still sound.
The sword sheathes and draws well.
We are certain we have well under-priced this one; yours for £?
(too late, now sold). Please quote item reference P06 (0196). Further
/ full sized images available upon request.