Imperial Prussian Plain Hilt Artillery Sword w/Double-Etched Blade (#24116)

Imperial Prussian Plain Hilt Artillery Sword w/Double-Etched Blade (#24116)

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$650.00

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W.K.& C., side-by-side King’s head and Knight’s helmet TM. An illustration of this sword appears in the Imperial “Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Cie.” Sales Catalog as pattern No. 73. “Preussischer Artillerie=Extra=Säbel mit breitem Bügel.”. Plain, unadorned nickel-plated hilt fittings show surface wear with some speckling primarily to the inside of knuckle-bow and underside of crossguard and several spots of lifting to knuckle-bow and ferrule. Sharkskin grip shows minor wear, but no rips or tears, and is complete with triple twisted wire wrap. Curved, plated, double-etched blade measuring 34″ in length grades EX/EX+, showing light surface wear/runner marks with a few gray specks, but no lifting to plating or nicks to cutting edge. Both obverse and reverse blade feature 14″ long etched panels with raised floral and geometric motifs on light gray frosted panels. Obverse blade features a central blued panel with raised unit inscription, “Mindensches Feld=artill.= Reg. No 58.” flanked by motifs of crossed cannon barrels and a mounted Artillery officer on blued panels. The reverse blade features a blued panel with raised facsimile of an artillery piece w/limber, gun crew, and mounted riders flanked by a facsimile of horses heads on blued background. Etched panels retain 100% of the light gray background frosting with only minor age to the blued backgrounds. Spine of blade of blade features a laurel leaf motif running the length of the etched panels and blade is complete with white suede blade buffer pad. Field Artillery Regiment No. 58 was garrisoned in Minden, located approximately 55km east of Hannover as part of “13 Feldartillerie Brigade”. Post-1908 pattern, black enamel scabbard with stationary suspension ring retains approximately 80% of period repainted black enamel with wear primarily to lower shell and edges with depressions to the lower obverse/reverse shell. Plain hilt Artillery sword with maker marked, double-etched blade showing honest wear/age. VG+/EX (24116)