Original Prussian 1811 Pattern Blücher Saber as used at The Battle of Waterloo in 1815
Original item. One Only Available. This design was based on the BRITISH LIGHT CAVALRY SWORD of 1796. It was this sword that Napoleon himself complained about, stating that the shape of the blade made the tip especially vicious and therefore was an affront to humanity. The Prussians, Britain's allies in the Napoleonic wars, immediately adopted this pattern, which ever since is commonly referred to as the "Blücher Sabel" named for the Prussian Commander Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, who was ally to the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The sword continued with this form up until the Artillery Saber of WWI.
The saber features the standard curved blade, with some damage to the grip leather, and a stirrup type hand guard. This example measures 37 ½ inches in overall length, with a 33 inch unmarked blade. This sword was recovered from a farmhouse in Kansas some time ago.
An original example in “as found” uncleaned condition. Remember it was the arrival of the Prussians that saved Wellington at Waterloo in 1815. Ready to display!
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