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    Imperial German Artillery Saber. This stirrup-hilted sword was based on the English Light Cavalry troopers sword used from 1796 to 1820. It was an extremely effective cutting saber, so popular in fact, that the Prussians adopted this pattern after the Napoleonic Wars. This example is circa 1910. The bright curved, single-edged blade measures 30", with an overall measurement of 35". The blade is 1.25" wide at the hilt. A broad fuller runs from the ricasso to within 4" of the point. The blade displays a rudimentary false edge. A broad fuller runs from the ricasso to within about 4" of the point. The blade is maker marked P.D. Luneschloss, Solingen and the spine is marked with an Imperial crown and "W 10". The saber has an all steel hilt with a composition grip. The steel scabbard has a single fixed suspension ring and heavy drag. The throat of the scabbard is regimentally marked "43.A.6.55". This is a fine example of this pattern.

    Estimate: $600 - $800.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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