Originally Posted by Victrix
The pommel shows a peened tang which I havenít seen before, as the end is usually covered by a little brass shield. This could mean that the hilt has been reworked?
I dont think so. The riveting looks original and it is quite difficult to make a proper riveting on a sword or saber. This needs a lot of practise. It requires a special technique with the hammer, which I cannot describe in English (a kind of drawn hit, which is very difficult to make). Experts can judge by the riveting whether it is original or not. A perfect riveting has a shape like a bell.