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#356597 12/04/2022 08:53 AM
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Hello everyone hope you’re all well.
I know nothing about German militaria but am keen to learn.
I would appreciate your comments on the attached photos. I’m led to believe it’s a WWI German sword.
It has no maker’s mark.
Do you think it’s authentic?
The guard folds as shown in one of the photos, is this normal?
Any information on what it is or who may have made it and when etc. would be gratefully received.
Thank you
John

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Dudgeon #356598 12/04/2022 12:50 PM
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You have a Prussian Infantry Officers Sword Model 1889. The guard does fold up. It has all the correct Imperial insignia and appears to be in very nice condition.


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Dudgeon #356599 12/04/2022 02:24 PM
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Its even got the leather finger loop. Good catch.

Dave

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Thanks very much Vern and Dave for yor comments much appreciated.
John

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Yes, that is a very nice & classic WWI IOD (Infanterie Offiziers Degen).

An excellent start for a historical swords collection!

Herman


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