PRUSSIA – COURT DEGEN – WITH PORTÉPÉE – REGIMENT der GARDE DU CORPS.
This is a classic Court Degen (specifically a rapier) with a “twist.” The Degen’s overall length (when in its scabbard) is 35.” The rapier’s length (without the scabbard) is 34.” The leather scabbard (by itself) measures 29.75.” The Degen’s wire-wrapped grip features a Garde Star, indicating that it belonged to a Regiment der Garde du Corps officer rather than a court official. The Degen would have been paired with his Gala Dress or his walking-out uniform.
In addition to its interesting grip, our Degen also has its frog (a leather or fabric loop used to attach a sword, bayonet, or scabbard to a waist or shoulder belt) and a high-quality Prussian portépée. These additions help to elevate this Court Degen above more common, run-of-the-mill swords. It is a consignment item.