Join Date: May 2008
Location: Czech Republic
Thank you all for your inputs. Coincidentally, I also received some reaction from experienced colleague from the Czech Army Museum in Prague, this morning.
So, he says:
Based purely on the construction of the blade: Time of producrtion between 1750 and 1830 (I think that also the style of the engraving corresponds to this age). In any case it is European blade, very probably one of that time German states or Switzerland, but Russia cannot be excluded (since Russian sabers had similar features like Prussian ones). In no case French or Austrian. Very probably made as infantry sabre for grenadiers or sappers. They did not comment the engraved bird. Their opinion is close-out sale of old stock form Europe to "third markets".