Lot 4210

A German lion's head sabre for hussar officers, late 18th century

Orders and Military Collectibles until 1918 | A94m | Live auction | 167 Lots


Wide, curved single-edged blade, fullered on both faces and etched all-over with a Damascus pattern. The forte decorated on both sides with a gilt ornamental etching of the sun, moon, a Turk's head, and a kabbalistic inscription set between floral ornaments. Fire-gilt brass hilt with langet, the grip cap in the form of a lion's head. Original leather covered, grooved wooden grip wrapped with twisted iron wire. The robust brass scabbard with short leather insert on both sides, two lateral suspension rings and iron shoe. Length 94 cm.

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