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Mecklenburg Engraved Artillery Sword - Imperial German

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Mecklenburg Engraved Artillery Sword - Imperial German
Very nice unit engraved Mecklenberg horse artillery sword. 60th Field Artillery Regiment. The WKC maker logo is under the langet but hard to photograph. Some light spotting to the blade but nothing significant and will improve with the application of a little oil. Some gold leaf remains to the engraved paneling. Blade is very firm on the grip with no loose fitting "wobble". The handle shows age wear similar to the blade. The only minus on the handle assembly is one loose wire on the top row. This is very minor as the wrap is a triple wire twist anyway. The scabbard is missing the throat ring but fits the sword nicely. One dent about a third from the bottom. There is often enough a dent in this exact location that I suspect it is placed there intentionally to lessen the rattling of the sword in the scabbard. Even though it shows its age, this is overall a very high quality sword from a very desirable German state. Mecklenburg was little more then a city so Mecklenburg related militaria is hard to find and much sought after. In the last three photos I compare this particular sword to another example I have of the same pattern. Everything on this Mecklenburg example is bigger and more solid. The P-Guard handle is larger. The scabbard is a little thicker, the blade is wider, thicker and a little longer. Instead of a plated blade this is a matte-finish which I think is nicer as well. The matte finish was used as the engraving on this sword is more intricate. This sword really is a winner and I am certain dates well before WWI.

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