Chinese Cavalry Saber, Boxer Rebellion Period
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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Militaria: Edged Weapons: Pre 1910: item # 1211629
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|A very scarce Chinese Cavalry Saber the design of which seems to have been strongly influenced by the Japanese M1899 Cavalry Saber. Quite large, with an overall length of 45 inches and a blade of 37 inches. With a steel guard mounted to a tang that extends through an elmwood handle and a tab style, button activated lock which holds the sword firmly in the scabbard. The blade is patterned on the Katana or M1899 style with a distinctive curve, marked shoulder and medial ridge on the spine. The scabbard is black painted wood with iron fittings. The sword and scabbard have a rough arsenal finish, obviously intended for enlisted and NCO troopers, but is in very good condition. The blade has a few dark spots with no rust noticed. Preserved in a cosmoline like substance of which scattered areas remain. A very scarce Chinese Military Sword that was said by the former owner, who purchased the sword in China during the 1980's, to have been used in the Boxer Rebellion. This would date the sword to C 1900.|