The single-edged blade with wide fullers and a double-edged point, both sides etched with the Austrian double-headed eagle beneath a crown, the reverse also bearing the inscription "POUR L'EMPEREUR ET MA DEFENSION", with "PETER WEYERSBERG - KLINGEN-FABRICANT IN SOHLINGEN" on the back of the blade. The brass knuckle bow hilt richly decorated in relief with remnants of gilding, the knuckle shield on two guard bars with trophy decoration and a central antique-style scene: Thetis presenting the weapons and armour newly forged by Hephaestus to her son Achilles at Troy. Lion's head pommel, a warrior bust on the knuckle bow. The fish-scale grip virtually undamaged. Wooden scabbard, defects in the black leather cover, three brass fittings with two suspension rings and light embellishments. Length 100 cm. Extremely rare, early sabre in excellent condition. Cf. similar heavy cavalry swords and sabres in Jiri Protiva, Pallasche der Habsburger Monarchie, pp. 59 to 81.Condition:II - III Questions about the lot?
Day 1 of our live auction "International Orders and Military Collectibles" includes 1061 lots. The auction starts on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 10:00 am with Orders and Decorations (lot no. 3851 - 3987) and continue afterwards with Military Collectibles (lot no. 3991 - 4916). The pre-sale viewing will take place from Wednesday, 6.11. until Sunday, 10.11., and on Sunday, 17.11.2019 from 2 to 6 pm (CET).
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