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#355306 07/28/2022 04:23 PM
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I picked up a very nice Austrian Model 1869 Cavalry Saber at a local military show last winter that I thought I would show. This is a private purchase example of the issue sword for Enlisted Men and NCOs. It was made by Weyersberg & Stamm in Solingen and so marked on the reverse ricasso of the blade. The obverse ricasso is marked, "Eisenhauer" or Iron Cutter indicating high quality steel. These swords are interesting in that the sword is massive with a wide nickeled blade. The blade has a pronounced ricasso and a wide fuller on the obverse side with a flat slab side on the reverse. The nickeled steel basket guard has a rolled reinforcement along the edges with seven round drain holes and two slots for the attachment of a sword knot. The plated steel backstrap is plain with two "ears" near the basket guard. The grip is sharkskin made without wire for Enlisted Men. The nickeled steel scabbard has a suspension bar on the back near the throat and a fixed ring below the bar.

I was happy to find this particular sword at the show.

Austro-Hung Cav sword.JPG (54.99 KB, 27 downloads)
Austro-Hung sword maker.JPG (50.79 KB, 27 downloads)
Austrian Cav EM saber Eisenhauer.JPG (41.08 KB, 27 downloads)

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Looks like a heavy mother too! Whats the length??

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