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#308039 05/13/2015 05:47 AM
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I just couldn't resist to get this beauty.
It's a French 1889 model I guess and it is a one of the nicest swords I have ever owned.
I will be glad If someone here know more about this model.
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a beautiful sword.paul

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Wonderful deluxe sword Stingray. I collect German but my few French resources identifies it as a Light Cavalry Sword I believe. Have you translated the presentation? The damascus pattern reminds me of the German type referred to as "ribbon" damascus. Blade easily could have been made in Solingen. Beautiful piece in outstanding condition. I can understand why you had to have it!

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Thank you guys
Yes,I'm really pleased with this sword, the condition is unbelievable.
I also think that the blade was made in Solingen.
The problem is,that I can't find any similar sword online, to compare.

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This saber has definite research possibilities and deserves to be. My eyes aren't what they used to be but it seems to me that it was presented by the officers of the 105th...to Commander Graveteau commemorating the war years 1914-1916. I would speculate that this saber was produced either after the war upon the commanders retirement or if during the war, a French company used old stock german blades. What are your trying to compare to online? I might be able to help.


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Well,I trying to find similar model with damascus blade.
Also like to know who could be the maker of the blade.

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1914-1916 Campaign
To Major Graveteau
The NCOs of the 105th Heavy Artillery Regiment

Good looking sword!

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C'est magnifique!

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Congratulations on an exceptional, beautifully made sword smile smile I also think that it could have been made in Germany. As many others for different counties were manufactured there by them prior to WW I, with the Germans making foreign models for export for a very long time. Possibly from old or unused inventory, with the inscription added just prior to it being presented. Best Regards, Fred

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The blade is stunning.

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It is not unusual for damascus blades to not have maker marks. There may be markings on the tang indicating the damascus smith but I would not take this sword apart. Simply enjoy. Someone may have an export catalog. Obviously Eickhorn or WKC are the most likely makers in this era.


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This really is a beauty! Congrats! Kevin.


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