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Prussian Cuirassier Sword


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Prussian Cuirassier Pallash sword. Sword of the elite Prussian cavalry used in 18th cetnury and during Napoleonic wars. High carbon steel blade, scabbard. Imperial symbols.

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Prussian Cuirassier Pallash sword

Prussian history really begins with Frederique the Great, whose first move was to build the prussian army into a well equipped and disciplined force.

This sword was designed during this time period, with a particularity it has a two edged blade but it featured one edge in later years.

The brass hilt and the engreaved blade show the King's symbol : FR, for Fredericus Rex, with the prussian crowned eagle.

The sword was used during 18th century and during all the Napoleonic wars.

The hilt is of brass with a wire-wrapped leather grip. The guard is heavily embellished with Imperial symbols.

The wood-core scabbard is covered with black leather and a brass casing.

The Prussian cuirassiers were lighter than the French heavies. They had not worn the heavy breastplates since 1790.

Heavy cavalry sword features

Blade: Tempered EN9 High Carbon Steel.
Overall Length: 41 3/8".
Blade: 34 1/2".
Weight: 3 lb 3 oz.
P.O.B.: 7".
Grip Length: 4 3/4".

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