Imperial German Artillery Officers Sword

Imperial German Artillery Officers Sword

Imperial German Artillery Officers Sword


Presenting a RARE piece of Militaria, namely a Vintage WWI Era, Imperial German Artillery Officers Sword/Sabre with original scabbard.

 

A HIGHLY DESIRABLE AND COLLECTIBLE MILITARIA ITEM!

This Imperial German Artillery Officers Sword and scabbard is from circa 1900 to 1915.

It bears the Imperial German Crown on the profusely engraved blade……representing the Kaiser.

The handle is made of ebony and is encased in solid brass with a FABULOUS lions head on the hilt. The ebony handle has been scored and carved with geometric patterns and lines for added grip.

The handle and the blade have been ‘personalized’ with a brass mongramme on the handle and engraving on the blade.

The blade has a series of symbols engraved on it to include the Imperial Crown with Lances and Canon……signifying that this was an artillery sword.

The quality of the sword clearly shows that it was an officers sword.

The hilt and blade are separated by a brass floral fan.

The cartouche or personalized monogramme bears the letter “M” under the Imperial Crown…..this is repeated on the engraving on the blade.

The Scabbard is the ORIGINAL scabbard and is made of steel and brass with brass ring.

We cannot find a makers mark.

 

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The German Empire (German: Deutsches Kaiserreich, officially Deutsches Reich)[5][6][7][8] was the historical German nation state[9] that existed from the unification of Germany in 1871 to the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1918, when Germany became a federal republic.

The German Empire consisted of 26 constituent territories, with most being ruled by royal families. This included four kingdoms, six grand duchies, five duchies (six before 1876), seven principalities, three free Hanseatic cities, and one imperial territory. Although Prussia became one of several kingdoms in the new realm, it contained most of its population and territory, thus remaining a powerhouse with a major say in imperial affairs. Its influence also helped define modern German culture.

After 1850, the states of Germany had rapidly become industrialized, with particular strengths in coal, iron (and later steel), chemicals, and railways. In 1871, it had a population of 41 million people, and by 1913, this had increased to 68 million. A heavily rural collection of states in 1815, now united Germany became predominantly urban.[10] During its 47 years of existence, the German Empire operated as an industrial, technological, and scientific giant, gaining more Nobel Prizes in science than any other country.[11]

Germany became a great power, boasting a rapidly growing rail network, the world's strongest army, and a fast-growing industrial base.[12] In less than a decade, its navy became second only to Britain's Royal Navy. After the removal of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck by Wilhelm II, the Empire embarked on a bellicose new course that ultimately led to World War I. When the great crisis of 1914 arrived, the German Empire had two allies, Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire; Italy, however, left the alliance once the First World War started in August 1914.

In the First World War, German plans to capture Paris quickly in autumn 1914 failed, and the war on the Western Front became a stalemate. The Allied naval blockade caused severe shortages of food. Germany was repeatedly forced to send troops to bolster Austria and Turkey on other fronts. However, Germany had great success on the Eastern Front; it occupied large Eastern territories following the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk. German declaration of unrestricted submarine warfare in early 1917 was designed to strangle the British; it failed, because of the use of a trans-Atlantic convoy system. But the declaration—along with the Zimmermann Telegram—did bring the United States into the war. Meanwhile, German civilians and soldiers had become war-weary and radicalised by the Russian Revolution.

The high command under Paul von Hindenburg and Erich Ludendorff increasingly controlled the country, as they gambled on one last offensive in spring 1918 before the Americans could arrive in force, using large numbers of troops, aeroplanes and artillery withdrawn from the Eastern Front. This failed, and by October the armies were in retreat, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire had collapsed, Bulgaria had surrendered and the German people had lost faith in their political system. After at first attempting to retain control, causing massive uprisings, the Empire collapsed in the November 1918 Revolution with the Emperor and all the ruling monarchs abdicating. This left a republic to manage a devastated and unsatisfied populace.

Link:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Empire

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Imperial German Artillery Officers Sword.

This is an ORIGINAL sword from circa 1900.

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Imperial German Artillery Officers Sword.

This is your chance to acquire an ORIGINAL piece of Historic Militaria

Condition: Overall in GREAT condition. Some slight warping to the ebony handle and some oxidization to the blade and scabbard but otherwise in SUPER ORIGINALCONDITION for its age.

Provenance: From a Private Sword Collection

Dimensions: In Scabbard it is 37.5" Long.

The handle/hilt is 3.8" Wide.

The Blade is 32" long.

The Handle and hilt are 5.8" Long.

Price: $850.00  SALE PRICE NOW: $625.00 - SOLD