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Old 1st August 2017, 03:54 PM   #1
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I recently picked up this European sword that I can not identify.I think the double headed eagle and the shield on the scabbard might be clues.I doubt that it is Russian or Polish, but I think it could be Austrian.
I know it may not be clearly visible, but there are two eagle heads, with a crown on top.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 1st August 2017, 04:17 PM   #2
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Can you read SANESSY STR. (for Strasse) ?
That would be a street in Vienna .
Austrian Cavalry sword made by some X X Zeitler ?

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Old 1st August 2017, 04:48 PM   #3
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The mark "W-n" and the double eagle are the proof- and acceptance marks of Vienna. I think it is an Austrian gendarmerie sabre 1869
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Old 1st August 2017, 06:04 PM   #4
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Definitely Austrian. It seems to be M1877 light cavalry Austrian sabre.
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Old 1st August 2017, 06:32 PM   #5
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Gentlemen, thank you all for your insightful information !!!
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Old 1st August 2017, 06:58 PM   #6
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Its says Wien for Vienna and I can definitely say it was retailed after 1908 in Austria.

Sanettystrasse got its name only after 1908
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https://www.wien.gv.at/wiki/index.p...ettystra%C3%9Fe
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Old 1st August 2017, 07:26 PM   #7
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Thanks again;so now we know that it is an Austrian sword, post 1908.
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Old 1st August 2017, 08:08 PM   #8
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I can only say it was at some point retailed after 1908 in Vienna.

It could be also an earlier sword, I don't know. I am sadly not an expert in that field.
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