M1852 Prussian 10th Hussars Trooper's Sword
dated 1865, for sale
In good condition, a rare early domed pommel M1852 Prussian 10th
Hussars Trooper's Sword dated 1865 by Werth of Solingen.
There are plenty of much later versions of this mighty sword around,
but few early domed pommel ones like this, and few marked to regiments.
Not only is this one (the scabbard) marked to the 10th
(Magdeburg) Hussars but being dated to 1865, this sword would
have seen very active battle service at the crucial Battle
of Königgrätz in the Austro-Prussian
The mighty 34 inch period sharpened blade is in very good condition
and firm in the hilt. The hilt guard with a steady light inert rust
/ patina is in good shape. The composite grip worn but good. The
steel scabbard in good shape except it has lost its throat piece,
with a rust / patina to match the hilt.
This is an almighty sword for hussars (light cavalry) to carry,
and a rare one to the market. Shouldn't be around on our books long
at £1000. Please quote item reference number W72. Further
/ full sized pictures available upon request. Box 1199-121x19x16