German Late-19th Century Saxon Artillery Officer’s Sword

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A scarce German Late-19th Century Saxon Artillery Officer's Sword.  This is a sword that would have been carried by an officer of the State of Saxony serving in an artillery regiment.  It comprises a brass hilt with lions-head pommel and state coat of arms to the hilt knuckleguard.  The grip is wrapped in leather with copper twistwire.  The blade is plain and multi-fullered and the sword comes complete with its original scabbard.  Condition is good overall with some light service wear.

Similar examples in sword  reference book

There are some similar examples of this sword to be found in the book, 'Blankwaffen aus Drei Jahrhunderten' by Klaus Hilbert, pages 120-122.  Blade length is 26 inches (31 inches overall).

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