This is the Stichdegen for a küraßier line-officer. Not only that, it is a World War I period example, as opposed to a pre World War I piece. This is actually harder to find than a prewar Stichdegen. When you think about it, most of the küraßier officers already had swords since they had been in küraßier regiments before the outbreak of the war. This sword would have been for an officer who might have been newly transferred to a küraßier line-regiment, or perhaps needed to replace his prewar sword. This sword is similar in general appearance to the Stichdegen above. It measures 37″ from the pommel to the tip of the scabbard. It measures 35″ from the tip of the pommel to the tip of the blade. With just a glance, one can see the difference in quality between the two swords.
Like the other sword, this is silver wire-wrapped on the grip. I cannot tell if it is wrapped over sharkskin or not, as was the custom with top-quality swords before the beginning of WW I. It is physically a smaller sword than the other. The handguard is also considerably smaller. At first look the scabbard appears quite similar to the other Stichdegen; however, it is leather-wrapped over steel as opposed to wood. It has two brass fittings at the top and the bottom of the scabbard. The buffer is in place between the top of the blade and the scabbard. This provides for a good tight fit. The blade is plain and not engraved. It is, however, marked for the manufacturer.
This is a fine wartime production sword in very fine condition.