1715/1786M Waterloo Prussian Infantry Sword,
In very good condition, a 1715/1786M Napoleonic Prussian Infantry
Sword of the 28th Infantry (Landwehr) Regiment ("von Goeben"
Infantry Regiment) who were at Waterloo.
Engraved "3: No. 92. 28. L. R." to the knucklebow for
"3rd Battalion of the 28th Landwehr Regiment, weapon 92".
The 3rd Battalion of that regiment were fusilier infantrymen commanded
by Major Baron Quadt von Hictenbrock I as part of the 2nd Brigade
of the Prussian I Corps at Waterloo. The blade is etched with the
royal cypher of Frederick William III. The guard markings "1
(reversed) Y. 1.6" are the royal decree (order) number. There
is no visible maker's mark as these would be on the tang, not the
The 25 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the hilt.
The brass hilt with 1786M half grooved, half smooth grip is also
very good. The original leather scabbard with age but sound. The
sword sheathes and draws well. This model of sword was only replaced
in 1816, after the Battle of Waterloo, so this sword was at that
What a great piece of history, a sword with full provenance of
being at the Battle of Waterloo. Go on, treat yourself; £700.
Please quote item reference AD59. Further / full sized images available
upon request. Box 0555-1m (2.034).