M1811 Prussian Blucher Sabre, Sold
In very good condition, a M1811 Prussian Blucher Sabre marked
to the 2nd Rhineland Landwehr Cavalry Regiment (circa 1815).
Ignore the larger "9. T. P. 5. 72." markings for Train
Battalion 9, Proviant (Provisions) 5, Weapon 72; this sabre was
relegated to them at a later date. The original markings on the
crossguard are "29 R 2" which are for the 2nd Rhineland
(Landwehr) Cavalry Regiment, weapon number 29, so this sabre is
post Waterloo (as the Rhineland Landwehr were created in November
1815. The scabbard is original to the sabre as it also is marked
"29 R 2" and "9. T. P. 5. 72.". The blade spine
is marked "29" so the blade is the original also. There
is also a stamp on the scabbard drag which is probably for the maker
The 31 15/18 inch blade is very slightly shorter than other M1811's
but appears to be the original length (no sign of shortening); variations
can and did occur from maker to maker. The blade is in very good
condition with a couple of slight nicks to the forward cutting edge
(period and hardly noticeable). Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt
/ guard very good, as is the grooved hardwood grip. The heavy steel
scabbard in very good shape. The sword sheathes and draws well.
A well above average example of this highly impressive sabre; well
priced at £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference
AC98 (0378). Further / full sized images available upon request.