IMPERIAL GERMAN SWORD W/BAVARIAN UNIT MARKING-F.A. HERMES 1893 W/ SCAB & HANGER For Sale
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IMPERIAL GERMAN SWORD W/BAVARIAN UNIT MARKING-F.A. HERMES 1893 W/ SCAB & HANGER:
Very good condition Imperial German short infantry straight sword that is maker marked F.A.Hermes Solingen with a crowned proof mark and 1893 date. This good looking piece is also Bavarian unit marked at the tip of the cross guard 22 B 8. Sword is full length 25 ½” blade and 31” overall with blade 1” wide at the cross guard and 8mm thick on the spine with a full length fuller on each side and was never sharpened. Blade is gray with a little scattered brown especially near the tip and nice clear markings near the cross guard. One piece brass knuckle bow and guard have a tight fit along with brass back strap and pommel cap, all have a nice old patina. Wood grip has a partial sharkskin cover and full wire wrap with one ding at the top. Correct original brown leather scabbard is also full length with soft and supple leather that has all tight stitching and needs one staple. Leather frog /hanger assembly is complete with 2 belt loops and has a little loose stitching on one edge. All leather has original finish with some flaking especially on the hanger. Nice looking German military short sword dated 1893 with Bavarian unit markings.
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