COLONIAL – SWORD – OFFICER – WITH SWORD HANGER AND PORTÉPÉE – FIRST PATTERN WITH CROWN.
Today we are offering an Imperial German Colonial Officer’s sword. It is of the “First Pattern,” which was used from 1889 through 1913. It is distinguished by a Hohenzollern Crown on the pommel. The overall sword’s length (in the scabbard) is 40.” The sword’s length (without the scabbard) measures 37.” The sword’s grip is double-wire-wrapped in sharkskin. Kaiser Wilhelm II’s cypher also appears on the grip. A sword hanger and a correct portépée (the latter being quite scarce) are attached to the sword. The sword’s scabbard is made of nickel. The sword blade is marked “Eisenhauer” and features either a manufacturer’s hallmark with which I am not familiar, or it could be someone’s initials.
Colonial swords are never easy to come by. This is a particularly fine example. It is a consignment item.