This 1858 model, quite simply one of the best looking swords used up until WW1 is rather fantastic. It has the extreme slashing curve of the 1796 light cavalry and Blucher from which it descended and the elegance of an officer serving at the turn of the century. These swords never really changed but rather each model adapted with the times.
The curve on these is great and just not something you see often enough in the late 19th century and early 20th.
The blade bears the motto "In Treue Fest", the state motto of Bavaria meaning Firm in my Fidelity.
The sword was made by Carl Eickhorn of Solingen who was widely considered one of the best producers of blades at the time.
This sword can be yours for £295 or best offer.