Antique Napoleonic Polish Saxon Sword
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Antique Napoleonic Polish - Saxon sword. Details: A plain iron "D" shaped stirrup hilt of Kościuszkówka form comprised of a circular iron guard with a side bar and a back-strap with an almond shaped pommel and leather-covered wooden grip. A long slightly curved single edged blade cut with a full-length fuller engraved at the forte with a crowned royal cipher F.A.R (Frederic Augustus Rex) Frederick Augustus I Duke of Warsaw (1807-1815) and King and Elector of Saxony.
The Duchy of Saxony had Personal Union with Poland between 1694 -1763. When in 1807 a Polish state was restored in the form of the GRAND DUCHY OF WARSAW, Saxony's King Frederick Augustus was chosen as its Grand Duke, the old Polish-Saxon, and Personal Union thus being restored.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 104 cm (41 in), length of the blade: 89.3 cm (35 1/8 in).
CONDITION: Slightly pitted overall, with minor wear. The leather on the grip appears to be restored.
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- 19th Century
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