IMPERIAL GERMAN M1889 INFANTRY OFFICERS SWORD
A fine looking example of the German Model 1889 Prussian Infantry Officer’s Sword in good condition.
The sword is in the style of the earlier Cuirassier’s Pallasch, although lighter build, with a double fullered straight blade and a double edged point; the handle has a fixed, decorative, semi-basket guard with the Prussian Eagle in raised relief; the grip is bakelite and is missing the royal cypher of Kaiser Wilhelm II on the handle. The handle has a slight slant downwards, making it easier to hold as a thrusting weapon, In fact there isn’t a sharp slashing edge to it. The folding guard that bears the Royal Cypher works perfectly. The scabbard is painted Black on steel. This sword was carried by officers in the WWI. However, in an age of machine guns it soon became obsolete and was worn for parade reviews. The sword has a very clean and bright blade. There are no maker’s marks.
Well priced for its condition.