Prussian Model 1889 Infantry Officer Presentation Sword and Scabbard

Lot 351

    

Prussian Model 1889 Infantry Officer Presentation Sword and Scabbard

Customized sword having single-edged, double fullered blade; ribbed grip with decorative metal wire trim; Imperial Eagle in relief at base of guard having Kaiser Wilhelm II crest in center breast; Wilhelm II applied brass cypher to obverse grip; personalization on blade reading "H. Bodenheim J.R. von Wittich Kriegsschule Hannover 1892/93"; double-sided Damascene customization at the ricasso and beyond depicting filigree and an eagle crest on one side and inscription reading "Eisenhauer Damast-Stahl" on reverse; inscription under lip of guard reading "Gesetzlich Geschutzt" (translation: legally protected); leather loop between grip and guard; scabbard loop to one side and belt loop to rear of scabbard; together with steel scabbard painted black
dimensions:  Length 43 inches (sword including scabbard)
condition*:  Very Good, overall light wear consistent with age and use; some metal bands on the grip loose
estimate:  $1,000-1,500
hammer price:  $1,600

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* Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to the bidder, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Leonard Auction, Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.