A German model 1880 Cuirassier Officer's degen.
A German model 1880 Cuirassier Officer's degen. The blade is cut with two fullers and is etched with trophies of arms and foliage. The brass guard and pommel and of regulation pattern, and the leather covered grip is bound with twisted copper wire. Contained in an associated steel scabbard which is ½" too short. This sword is preserved with an old coat of dried oil.
Blade length 35¼" (90cms) Overall length 41¼" (105cms)
Provenance: an old German family collection