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Bavarian Home Guard sabre from the time of Maximilian II, Mad Ludwig's father! An etched blade with a nickel exterior! Nice. The 32 ¼ inch triple etched blade looks great! It depicts crows, who large “M” monograms and ornate designs full of swirls, flags, swords, shields etc. The spine displays a laurel leaf motif. I can’t seem to make out the makers mark. Take a second and look at the fine details to the etch pattern, see how crude they are? The sword has been etched then someone went it there and hand engraved the fine details!! This is exactly why we collect these things. Look at the top of the pommel where the tang was preened over. Again nice to see these hand details. Very charming and interesting to see. The blade rates Exc+. It has several nicks to the edges along with age spotting throughout. the original leather buffer pad remains 70% intact. The nickel scabbard is a beauty with no dents and nice age patina that matches the hilt quite nicely. The chape is iron/steel based and is rusted. The scabbard remains dent free! The “P” guard hilt looks great with that neat looking flower crossguard design. The grip is made of a wood base that has been covered in a blue leather. It has several scuffs throughout. The triple wire wrap remains intact. A neat sword!
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