PRUSSIA – DEGEN – OFFICER – INFANTERIE – IOD 1889/1915 – WITH AUSTRIAN PORTÉPÉE.
This is a very high-quality IOD 1889/1915 officer’s Degen. The overall sword’s length (in the scabbard) is 39.” The black scabbard is in extraordinarily beautiful condition. On its own, the sword measures 37.5,” and features Kaiser Wilhelm II’s cyphers.
The blade of the sword is plain with double blood gutters. The sword is hallmarked for WKC (Weyersberg, Kirschbaum, & Co., Solingen). The sword’s hilt is also a bit unusual. Instead of the normal sharkskin wrapping, it boasts a very handsome, wire-wrapped, dark-brown wood. The accompanying portépée is actually Austrian, but has been enclosed by the sword’s consigner.
This wartime sword would pair beautifully with a 1915 Friedensrock tunic (the most elegant of the feldgrau tunics).
It is a consignment item.