German Cavalry Degen Model 1889 Sword

Accession Number RELAWM35170.001
Collection type Technology
Object type Edged weapon or club
Place made Germany
Date made c 1890
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

German Cavalry Degen Model 1889 Sword. Nickel plated sheet steel guard with the outer folding edge broken off has a leather sword knot with a white and blue tassel indicating a machine gun company. The black horn grip with nine horizontal rings is in a pistol grip shape. The nickel plated straight blade has a single fuller on each side to 200 mm from the spear point. The ricasso is stamped with a kings head and a knights head over WK&C on the right side.

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