Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: adelaide south australia
It's definitley British
Sorry Guys, but its a brittish pattern sword.
The hilt has the crossed Sword and Batton for the 1831 pattern British Mamaluke and the retailer has been identifed at German 1830-1860. In the 1860's these General and Staff officer swords where sometimes produdced in steel rather than brass. This one appears to have been a special order given the elaborate scabbard bands and the pin holds indicating it would have had a dedication plark at some stage. The marks look typically german, however I am yet to attribute them to a particular maker. looks like I will need to continue plodding through my german books on Soligen.