EXTRAORDINARY SWISS ANTIQUE PIONEER SWORD, MOD. 1842/1852, RARE, ORIGINAL For Sale
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EXTRAORDINARY SWISS ANTIQUE PIONEER SWORD, MOD. 1842/1852, RARE, ORIGINAL:
The Swiss sword, model 1842/1852 is copied from the French model of 1831 of the French troops on foot. The blades were manufactured in Switzerland by (S.J.G. NEUHAUSEB) but also in Germany, with the markings (FHOSTER, SOLINGEN), (WESTER & Co SOLINGEN) or (GEBR WEYERSBERG SOLINGEN) as on the sword here present.
This model will be used by sappers, fortress troops, telegraphist and balloon pioneers. The sawtooth blade is not intended to inflict horrific injuries, as its appearance seems to suggest. It was designed to cut shrubs, which were both on the line of fire and useful for camouflaging the future firing position.
The massive and heavy handle, Roman style, consists of a single piece of ribbed brass with round knob, it has 20 grooves and a symmetrical straight cruise, it completely covers the silk. The lame is solid of very good quality, devoid of gutter as it should be and has 28 saw teeth.
The leather sheath has a bowl / spring fixed by a view located on the back of the body. To be compatible with the sheath holder. The yoke is provided with a leather strap held on the trigger guard by stitching. The brass lining attached to the body by three rivets on the yoke and three reinforced.
Total length : 67 cm
Length without scabbard : 66 cm
The sword is present in a superb state. The sheath fittings and the handle are made of brass. The latter shows the following regimental markings '' S 2523 '' '' P / 0 7 ''. The blade has the following markings '' GEBR. WEYERSBERG 77 SOLINGEN '' and the Swiss cross on the other side. The scabbard is in very good condition, it is different from the French model by its straight finish of the scabbard and its saw teeth on the blade. The piece is 100% original, recovered from a gunsmith in France.
It is a superb sword, unusual and very impressive. It will easily find a place in your display case to accompany your collection of Swiss swords or knives.
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