Antique Napoleonic Prussian Sword Blücher M 1811
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Antique Napoleonic Prussian Cavalry sword model 1811. DETAILS: A plain iron stirrup hilt with a knuckle bow, shield shaped langets, downcurved rear quillon swelling at the tip and retaining the original leather covered wooden grip. A broad slightly curved single edged blade cut with a wide full-length fuller, in its original steel scabbard with two suspension rings. The cross guard and scabbard are stamped with matching markings: 15. T. F. 5. 13. The Prussian M1811 "Blucher" saber is modeled after the British light cavalry sword P1796 and is often mistaken for the P1796. The hilt on the M1811 is a bit beefier and can often have extensive regimental markings on the cross guard and the scabbard as this one. Also the scabbard shoe on the M1811 is angular and projects further from the scabbard than does the very minimal drag that is found on the P1796. This saber was widely used by the Prussian Cavalry under the commandment of General Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher in the Battle of Waterloo.
REFERENCES: a) Cut and Thrust Weapons by Eduard Wagner, page 272 (b) German Swords and Sword Makers by Richard H. Bezdek, page 171 (c) Hieb Und Stichwaffen by Eduard Wagner, page 200.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length with the scabbard: 99 cm (39 in), the length without the scabbard: 94.5 cm (37 1/4 in), length of the blade: 81.2 cm (32 in) width of the blade at the widest point: 4 cm (1.6 inches).
CONDITION: The blade of the sword is in good condition. The scabbard and the hilt are pitted overall, with a dark stain.
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- Militaria & Weapons
- 19th century
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