Rare Austrian sword for Commanders of the Fire Brigade sawback blade hand chased
I offer this sword for commanders of the Austrian fire brigade. It is a very rare version with a different design compared with normal pieces and it has a sawback blade, which is exceptional, too. All brass mountings of the handle and the leather scabbard are hand chased and were fire gilt. The handle is made of fine bone (no ivory, normal bone). The crossguard is marked with the number “4508”. Unfortunately an emblem on the handle is missing. I think it has shown a symbol of the fire brigade or the coats of arms of the Austrian Empire. The sword was made between 1910 and 1930. A very rare and decorative piece. Measures: complete 84,5cm (33”); without scabbard 78,5cm (31”); blade 64,5cm (25,5”). Condition: good with the following deficiencies: blade doesn’t fits completely in the scabbard (shrunk because of the age), some small dents on the mountings, very small chip on the handle, emblem on the handle is missing and blade with stains. Please look at the pictures. If you need further pictures, please ask. Take a look on my other offers. Ask for other countries. The item “Rare Austrian sword for Commanders of the Fire Brigade sawback blade hand chased” is in sale since Sunday, September 27, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “gonzoadler” and is located in Kassel. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Original/Reproduction: Original