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#344105 07/31/2019 12:51 PM
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This is a photo of my great grandfather, from around 1890 (I'm guessing) + or - 10 years or so. From these bad cell phone pictures, can anyone take a stab at identifying the model of sword he is holding ? I'd love to find one like it , but don't know what to look for.
That side of the family lived in Wuppertal ( not far from Solingen ) for hundreds of years. (some still do)
Thanks in advance.......Manfred

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Manfred, From what I can see it looks like it's probably a Preussischer Kurassier-Extasable. Which is the off duty private purchase version of one of the two patterns of swords that the Prussian Currassiers carried on duty, with this one being the French style/pattern. Welcome to the forum with Best Regards, Fred

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Thank you for your reply. That will give me a starting point in my search.
Best, Manfred


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