WW1 German M89 Schleswig Holstein Hussar
Officer's Sword, Sold
In very good condition, a WW1 German / Prussian M89 Schleswig
Holstein Nr. 16 Hussar Officer's Sword.
A WW1 (dated 1916 to leather strap) post 1910 M89 Degen (single
suspension loop, blackened scabbard), private purchase sergeant's
sword etched to "Husaren Regiment (Schlesw Holst) No. 16"
(Husarenregiments "Kaiser Franz Joseph von Österreich,
König von Ungarn", Schleswig Holstein Nr. 16), who were
part of the German 18th Cavalry Brigade during WW1. The owner survived
WW1 because it has unit marks to the inside of the hilt (German
soldiers were required to put their swords into store at the end
of WW1 and marked them thus for later identification / claim) but
no other state (inspection, etc.) marks.
The 32 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition, a little patina
here and there, firm in the hilt. The hilt is good though a little
aged and the guard perhaps a little bent (perhaps not, it is hard
to tell). Grip good. The black steel scabbard is good. The leather
straps, etc. aged but generally good.
A superb example and well etched / marked. A collector's dream
for just £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference
S95 (0727). Further / full sized images available upon request.
Photo of the regiment's officers in 1908 below.