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Old 13th September 2021, 03:01 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by corrado26 View Post
I sent the foto to the Bergbaumuseum at Oelsnitz/Saxony and got the following German answer right now, hope your translater will be in good order...
Udo, it should be so nice that you posted the text also in English, so that we may all be enlightened.
What you could do now is correct the flaws produced by the traslating engine, as you are obviously apt to .
" It is a saber for a senior mountain official. The vessel is well known, both from two side guns, as they were common for lower official and officer ranks, and from a saber that is in the holdings of the Städtische Museen Zwickau (unfortunately this one with a wrong scabbard). The two coats of arms soldered on with the dates, which obviously refer to use in Saxony and Prussia, are interesting. Since the saber itself is already the Kgl. Saxon. If he has a coat of arms on the blade, he must be younger than 1806. However, the vessel itself can be detected with earlier blades, such as the well-known side guns. By the 1830s at the latest, the handle sets of this type were no longer available in favor of the lion head version for the civil servant ranks equipped with them. You can still prove yourself for the side guns. The chief miner von Herder still carried a saber with a similar design of the basket, but here it was about the mountain insignia in a crowned laurel wreath. The bracket, however, already ran out into the lion's head.
There is one more addition that further limits the period of origin: E. L. Voigt has demonstrably been active in Dresden since 1816, including as a sword sweeper at the main armory. The pieces made by him and his son can be found again and again, especially in the equipment items for the mining and metallurgical industry in Saxony. That means that edged weapons for ore mining as well as later - mostly privately run - hard coal mining were created and handed down. "
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