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Old 21st November 2017, 11:24 PM   #1
Madnumforce
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Default Identifying an unknown, probably Austrian hanger

Hello,

This is probably my first post, but I badly need your knowledge to help me identify a rather peculiar (to me) short saber I bought at a flea market. The hilt really looks like that of the Austrian 1837 pattern, except it doesn't have the "ears" on the sides of the ricasso, but the blade doesn't seem to fit any type. I've looked around for the markings, and barely legible one seems to be a two-headed eagle, and the only clue I could find about the GF was that it could have been the mark of the Gewehrfabrik, in the Vienna arsenal, operating till 1852. The pictures aren't of excellent quality, but I think they're enough to still make the saber recognizable.

Who the hell would have carried what's basically a briquet-sized saber?
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