This is a sword for an NCO from Königliches Sächsen Garde-Reiter-Regiment (1. Schweres Regiment) (GRR). The regiment was founded in 1680. It was garrisoned in the capital of Saxony, Dresden and assigned to the XII. Armeekorps. The sword was used by a Senior NCO or an officer in the GRR. The sword measures 34 1/4″ from the tip of the pommel to the tip of the blade. It also measures 35 1/4″ from end to end of the scabbard. The scabbard displays excellent paint. It has a single ring. The grip is Bakelite®. The guard, which features Saxony’s Coat-of-Arms, folds down.
The exterior has all silver fittings. As we remove the sword from the scabbard, we see that it is hallmarked for WK & C. The blade, which is slightly curved, is double engraved. One side displays Saxony’s Coat-of-Arms. The other side boasts the regiment’s royal cypher, which was seen on their regular service shoulder boards. Their dress shoulder boards carried the Saxon Crown. The blade is thin. It measures 1/2″ wide. The edge of the sword is also engraved for a sword firm in Leipzig. It is my guess that while WK & C produced the blade, the firm in Leipzig did the engraving. The blade is in very fine condition, overall. It has a portion of the buffer that protects the blade from the scabbard’s mouth. It is a superb sword from a very elite regiment.