A German infantryman's regulation short sabre

Item:
643
Region:
Europe
Type:
Swords
Description:
A German infantryman's regulation short sabre, mid 18th century. The blade is slightly curved and cut with a single narrow fuller, and has some pitting on one side. The brass stirrup hilt with a pair of langets (one incomplete), brass gripstrap. The wooden grip has lost most of its leather covering. This sword is preserved in an old coat of dried oil.
Metrics:
Blade length 25½" (64.5cms) Overall length 30¼" (76.6cms)
Notes:
Provenance: an old German family collection
Price:
£195