WW1 IMPERIAL GERMAN HUSSARS OFFICERS SWORD WITH BLUED AND ETCHED PANELS AND FOLDING GUARD

  • WW1 IMPERIAL GERMAN HUSSARS OFFICERS SWORD WITH BLUED AND ETCHED PANELS AND FOLDING GUARD EW979

    WW1 IMPERIAL GERMAN HUSSARS OFFICERS SWORD WITH BLUED AND ETCHED PANELS AND FOLDING GUARD 

    HISTORY

    The Zieten Hussars, (Husaren-Regiment "von Zieten"), last designation: "Hussars Regiment 'von Zieten' (Brandenburg) No. 3" (Husaren-Regiment von Zieten (Brandenburgisches) Nr. 3), was a Hussar Regiment of the Prussian Army and later the Imperial ger,an Army, founded in 1730 and named after its first Colonel, Hans Joachim von Zeiten. In 1860, before the unification of Germany, the regiment became a part of the Federal Army but it took until 1861 to officially recognize the regimental tradition of the old Prussian 2nd Hussar Regiment. Shortly before the outbreak of World war One it formed part of the 6th Cavalry-Brigade in the 6th Division (Brandenburg Division) known as Husaren-Regiment von Zieten (Brandenburgisches) Nr. 3 ("Hussars Regiment "von Zieten" (Brandenburgian) No. 3") and was stationed in Rathenow; on mobilisation, the cavalry brigades were re-organised into independent divisions; the regiment remained as divisional cavalry, split between the 5th and the 6th Division.

    ITEM DESCRIPTION

    This is a very good Imperial German Hussars officers sword. The handle has a polished bakelite hand grip that shows no cracks or splits. The polished metal guard has two folding sides for when mounted and display the Prussian Eagle. The blade is in good polish with the Blued panel to one side with the Regiments name surmounted by clean and clear Regimental etchings. The other side display the makers logo of the famous sword maker Eikhorn. The Blued panel displays a troop of mounted Hussars at the charge being led by their officer with a bugler blowing the charge, it also is surmounted by crisp and clear regimental etchings. the scabbard shows no dents but is showing wear that is commensurate with its age that does not detract from its appearance.

     

    $1,500.00