PRUSSIAN HEAVY CAVALRY SABER M-1811, “BLUCHER” SABER

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Item Code: 490-2352

This sabre was the standard weapon of the Prussian cavalry in 1813-14. The Prussian Hussars as well as the Dragoons and the gunners of the Horse Artillery were equipped with these sabers.

A very impressive and heavy German (Napoleonic-era) sword. These swords were adopted by the Prussian Heavy Cavalry in 1811 and are very similar, almost identical to the English pattern 1796 Light Cavalry sword, only heavier and sturdier. This feared sword became known as "the Blucher sword." Named for the popular German Field marshal Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher following the Battle of Leipzig in 1813. These swords were also used during the final phase on the battlefield of Waterloo in 1815.

A very nice curved and fullered heavy blade. Clean, bright blade with no edge nicks. Blade measures 32.5” long and 1.5” wide at ricasso. Stamped with date (1831) and serial number on top of spine. Intact leather washer.

Steel hilt with stirrup-shaped hand guard and forward swept quillon. Cross guard is unit marked “8.T.P.1.80”. There is also the matching number to the blade as well as other stamps. Fine ribbed grip. Sword knot slit in back end of hand guard. Small inspection stamp on bottom of cross guard. Top of grip covered with metal strap with “tabs” on sides that are pinned together.

Steel scabbard with matching unit marks and a crossed out (illegible) previous unit marking. Throat, two ring mounts, and drag. The two rings are 1.5” in diameter. The scabbard has a gray patina overall with scattered light surface rust.

A historically important European sword very good condition.  [jet] [ph:L]

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