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WW1 German / Saxon M.1867 Infantry Officers Sword – Grösse Pallasche (1904 - 18)

WW1 German / Saxon M.1867 Infantry Officers Sword – Grösse Pallasche (1904 - 18)

$1,795.00
Product code: 9

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FIRST WORLD WAR SAXON INFANTRY OFFICERS M.1867 INFANTERIESÄBEL (INFANTRY SWORD) AND SCABBARD MANUFACTURED BY KIRSCHBAUM & Cie - SOLINGEN BETWEEN 1873 AND 1883 ETCHED WITH THE SAXON ROYAL CYPHER OF KING ALBRECHT I (1873 – 1902).  THE SWORD IS NAMED TO A. VON RÖDER AND WAS SUPPLIED BY C.ED. WALTHER OF DRESDEN.  This excellent WW1 Saxon M. 1867 Infantry Officers sword and scabbard or Der Königlich Sächsische Infanterie Offizier Säbel M.67 as it is known in German was manufactured by ‘KIRSCHBAUM & Cie – SOLINGEN between 1873 and 1883.

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Der Königlich Sächsische Infanterie Offizier Säbel M.67.

FIRST WORLD WAR SAXON INFANTRY OFFICERS M.1867 INFANTERIESÄBEL (INFANTRY SWORD) AND SCABBARD MANUFACTURED BY KIRSCHBAUM & Cie - SOLINGEN BETWEEN 1873 AND 1883 ETCHED WITH THE SAXON ROYAL CYPHER OF KING ALBRECHT I (1873 – 1902).  THE SWORD IS NAMED TO A. VON RÖDER AND WAS SUPPLIED BY C.ED. WALTHER OF DRESDEN.  This excellent WW1 Saxon M. 1867 Infantry Officers sword and scabbard or Der Königlich Sächsische Infanterie Offizier Säbel M.67 as it is known in German was manufactured by ‘KIRSCHBAUM & Cie – SOLINGEN between 1873 and 1883. Interestingly it is identical to the sword pictured in the 1905 catalogue of WEYWERSBERG KIRSCHBAUM & Cie SOLINGEN and reproduced on Page 445 of John R Angolia’s excellent reference ‘Swords of Germany 1900/1945’.

Sächsische Infanterie Offizier Säbel M.67 were in use from the mid 1860’s until the end of the First World War with only minor modifications.  They were made by a number of well-known German edged weapon manufacturers. This particular sword was produced by KIRSCHBAUM & Cie – SOLINGENprior to the merger with Weyersberg in 1883 as evidenced by the ‘knights head’ trademark on the obverse ricasso (see picture) and is in excellent original condition (see picture).  The reverse ricasso is etched with the cipher of King Albrecht I of Sxaony 1873-1902). The obverse blade face is etched with the Eisenhauer Garantiert (‘Iron Cutter’ – guarantee of quality) which was a Saxon state requirement and confirms the sword was manufactured pre 1918. The reverse face is etched with the name of the supplier C. Ed. Walther of Dresden.  The sword is etched on the scabbard with the name of its owner A. von Röder and on the blade.  A photograph of Lt. Gotthard Kell, Kgl. Sächs. Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 102, in Dresden in December 1914 Saxon officer holding a similar sword is attached for reference.

A complete Sächsische Infanterie Offizier Säbel M.67 in first class original condition with a superb patina. It is fitted with gilt brass half basket hilt, with a slanted cap pommel and folding guard with gilt brass ferrule.  All metal furniture is in excellent condition.  The hilt has a very good patina as has the sharkskin / shagrin grip with its original fitted brass twistwire grip. The sword still retains its original red felt sword stop. The steel blade, is ‘triple-fullered’ or ‘triple fluted’ and double -edged, tapering to a reinforced point and is in very good patinated condition (see pictures). The matching plated steel double ring scabbard, is also in very good original condition with a great worn patina. 

Maker: Kirschbaum & Cie - Solingen
Overall Length: 1020.0 mm
Blade Length:  870.0 mm
Blade Width (at guard):  30.0 mm
Scabbard: Plated steel
Overall Length of Scabbard: 900.0 mm

This superb First World War Der Königlich Sächsische Infanterie Offizier Säbel M.67 is in excellent original condition and is a first class example of its type.  Although WW1 German infantry swords are not uncommon, the overwhelming majority are variants of the IoD89. Saxon, Infanterie Offizier säbel like this one are encountered less frequently and not often in this sort of condition.  If you can find a better example – buy it. 

Additional Information

Weight (kg) 3.0000
Country of Origin German
Sword Type Infantry
Maker Kirschbaum & Cie - Solingen
Year of Manufacture (circa) 1914
Overall Length (mm) 1020
Blade Length (mm) 870
Blade Width (at guard) (mm) 30
Scabbard Plated steel
Overall Length of Scabbard (mm) 900