December 15, 2020 Edged Weapons, Armor & Militaria
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A) PETER KNECHT OFFICER’S SABER DATED 1848. The single-edged, curved blade is 33 in. L x 1 in. W at ricasso and has a clipped point; etched with generic martial panoplies and floral scrolling, so most likely this saber, patterned after that carried by Prussian infantry officers since the 1830's, is one made for export to the American market by noted Solingen sword cutler, Peter Knecht. It is marked ‘P. Knecht’ on the obverse face near ricasso and ‘Solingen / 1848’ on recto. Hilt with reverse-P grip, steel mounted with brass plating over it, with shagreen-wrapped grips with two strands of twisted wire in the grooves. CONDITION: Some light wear to grip and the blade very good, although extreme tip is bent slightly upwards. [with] B) PRUSSIAN MODEL 1873 “BLUCHER” SABER AND SCABBARD. The first of the new M1873 sabers (commonly referred to as “Blucher sabers”) produced by the Prussian Army for its mounted troops utilized blades repurposed from French sabers captured during the Franco-Prussian War and modified to Prussian specifications. Reverse-P, steel hilt with leather wrapped grips; the 29 ¾ in. L x 1 ¼ in. W blade has a single, wide fuller extending to the tip with French touchmarks and ‘2264’ at ricasso and bears ‘Manufre de Chatelerrault Fevrier 1851’. Steel scabbard with integral bands with suspension rings and drag. CONDITION: Very good overall. The scabbard with its original finish and blade bright with crisp markings. JLK

Item Dimensions: Longest: 38"
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Value
Blade Length
(A) 33" (B) 29 - 1/2"
Overall Length
(A) 37 - 3/4" (B) 35 - 5/8"
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Minimum Bid: $300.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $799.50
Estimate: $600 - $1,200
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
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