Help with a Sword

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Help with a Sword

Post by Arran » Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:07 pm

Hi Gents,
I recently received this sword in a trade, and its completely outside my realm of knowledge. It was suggested that it might be from Wurttemberg, but for all I know it could be some sort of South American export model. I've tried to get pics of the salient features and markings, but if any additional are needed please say; any information is much appreciated!

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Re: Help with a Sword

Post by Gustaf » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:23 pm

Artillerie-Munitionskolonne des XIII Armeekorps, 1st company weapon #70
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Re: Help with a Sword

Post by Arran » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:30 pm

Thanks Gustaf! Any notion on the State and model? I'll probably sell it, so I want to get my details correct...
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Post by Tony without Kaiser » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:15 pm

Arran I am reasonably comfortable with all "patterns" of issue swords and Degen etc. and this is not a German pattern that I am aware of. You might be correct that it is some form of export sabre that was re-purposed.
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Re: Help with a Sword

Post by J.LeBrasseur » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:51 pm

I agree never seen a pommel quite like that one. I went through all my sword books, not German IMO

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Re: Help with a Sword

Post by reservist1 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:07 am

I believe this is a Wurttemberg Model 1817 cavalry saber. See German Swords and Sword Makers, Edged Weapon Makers from the 14th to the 20th Centuries by Richard H. Bezdek, page 216.

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Re: Help with a Sword

Post by Arran » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:58 pm

Thanks Reservist1! I don't have that book, but using that date reference I was able to find out a little online- It is an 1817 pattern Wurttemberg cavalry sabre after all...
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Re: Help with a Sword

Post by Gustaf » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:11 pm

The marking would be correct for a Wurttemburg weapon, but the marking would have to date after 1870
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