German (Prussian) M 1811 Heavy Cavalry troopers "Blucher "sword.

€ 1550,00
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Germany
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German (Prussian) Heavy Cavalry troopers sword M 1811. Superb curved fullered bright finished heavy blade. Intact leather washer. Excellent bright finished steel hilt with stirrup hand guard and forward swept quillon. Crossguard is unit marked R. B. C. 1. 36.  and 71 S7. Excellent ribbed wooden grip with 16 ribs, covered with black horse leather. 
Sword knot slit in top of the very heavy steel stirrup hand guard. Gothic inspection stamp on crossguard. Back of the hilt with ears and a steel pin. Steel crossguard with langets on both sides.
Excellent all steel scabbard with unit marking:R. F. C. 4. 9.  and a crossed out illigeble other unit marking. Two loose hanging rings. First band is marked: 115 B4. Drag is marked: Crown over S.(= Schnitzler & Kirschbaum - Solingen). No dents.
Length: 97 cm. Width at the ricasso: 3,9 cm.

Very impressive and heavy German (Napoleonic era) troopers sword. These swords were adopted by the Prussian Heavy Cavalry in 1811 and are very similar, almost identical to the English pattern M 1896 Light Cavalry troopers sword, but are more heavy and sturdier. This feared sword became known as "The Blucher sword" named to the popular German Fieldmarshal Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher after the Battle of Leipzig in 1813 against the army of the French empire Napoleon Bonaparte. These swords were also used during the final battle on the battle field of Waterloo in 1815 and were carried by the Prussian Hussars, Dragoons, Lancers and Horse artillery! 
An important sword with a great history in a really fantastic condition!