This is a high-quality, lionshead officer’s sword from a Prussian artillery regiment. A lionshead sword is the classic German officer’s sword. Its grip displays the dramatic lion’s head, which features twin red glass eyes. The grip is wrapped in sharkskin. Crossed artillery cannon tubes are depicted on the extension running down from the cross guard. A handsome Prussian officer’s portépée is attached. It is in appealing condition. The scabbard is painted black, and has an unusual feature. The two hangers and their attachment to the scabbard are gold-toned, instead of the usual black. The scabbard measures 34 3/4″ in length. The sword measures 38 1/4″ from the lionshead’s top to the sword’s tip. Both sides of the blade are engraved. The engraving shows some wear, but the sword remains quite attractive.