Original German Model 1870 / 1889 Prussian Infantry Officer Sword by Paul Weyersberg
Original Item: Only One Available. This Prussian Infantry Degen is very nice. Of particular interest it does not have the Wilhelm II cipher leading us to believe that it is indeed the 1870 pre-Wilhelm II model.
The hilt of this sword is a very fine brass example, still having some areas of the original gilded finish. The pommel area, which extends slightly down the backstrap, is plain along with the pommel cap.
The "D" guard is also plain, extending downward into a three tiered basket hilt. This basket features a beautifully rendered Prussian eagle. This bird clutches a scepter and an orb in his talons. The feathering throughout the bird is nicely done and show much hand-enhancement. The reverse of the basket hilt has a downward pressed section.
The grip is of carved wood with sharkskin covering. This sharkskin retains traces of the original blue color and is tightly wrapped with twisted silver wires. The wire has opposing twists for contrast.
The scabbard is also very nice, being a black painted example. The scabbard has a single carrying ring.
The blade of this sword is a large, straight example, with dual fullers that run within 6 inches of the tip. The blade is in beautiful condition, having outstanding nickel-plated surfaces with minor wear and scuffing from inserting and removing from scabbard.
The ricasso is stamped:
A very nice example here of a Pre-Wilhelm II 1870 model officer sword.
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