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    M1811 German/Prussian Light Cavalry Saber. Patterned directly after the British 1796 saber and oft referred to as the "Blucher sword" in recognition of their use at Waterloo. The 1796/1811 is viewed by many historians as the most effective military slashing saber ever devised, and was continually in use by German cavalry units through the end of the 19th century, this example being circa 1880. Sword overall with nice patina in near perfect untouched condition. Blade retains most of the original luster with just some very minor abrasions along the cutting edge, easily removed. Leather wrapped grip and scabbard also about perfect. Blade, hilt and scabbard all bear the number 335H1. Scabbard and reverse langet also exhibit the mark 10.T.P.3.34, representing Proviantkolonne der Train - Abteilung. This is a supply column of a service detachment, 10th train, 3d company, 34th weapon. Very fine example and especially desirable with these matching numbers/unit marks.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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