Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: PR, USA
Was the pommel identical to the one on this example?
Today, while browsing through the Old Swords Database, I was able to find a virtually identical sword, although in much better shape. They IDed same as a a Dutch M1852 Infantry saber
This is their data:
WHITE METAL HILT WITH FLORAL DECORATION CRACK TO POMMEL CURVED BLADE BY HORSTER, RIBBED HORN GRIP WITH WIRE BINDING WITH ITS BULLION KNOT.
Further information provided:
This particular saber was instituted in 1852 for all officers of Infantry / militia / rifle corps (jagers), to replace the former model 1820 epee general model, and as off the 1860s to marines.
Original for infantery officers, the hilt was copper and for militia in silver.
Officers of the riflecorps wore the same as infantry, however the hilt was gold plated and the blade highly decorated. These saber types are still in ceremonial use in changed design.
From 1852 1880, the scabbard had two rings, afterwards the bottom rings was cancelled for ALL swords (excl some generals).
The sword was replaced in 1895, except for the riflecorps and initially militia (abandoned 1907).
Hilt Type Single
Blade 1 Fuller
Circa 1852 to 1895