WWI Model 1889 German Prussian Infantry Officers Sword. The ricasso is marked with a Kings head and a Knights head and W. That stands Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Cie.
The brass guard and grip move a very small amount if you force them. The grip is 95% complete, there are two slices to the grip and one spot with a 1/8" x 1/4" hole. The thickest strand of twisted wire is complete but one thinner strand is gone and the other thinner strand is only half complete. There are two cyphers on the grip, the classic Wilhelm the II cypher and a silver horn cypher is slightly over the bottom of the other. The leather finger loop is gone.
The double fullered blade is straight, heavily sharpened (minor surface rust on the sharpened edge), the tip is blunted, and has nicks on the lower quarter. Length of the blade measures 31 3/8" (7/8" wide x 1/4" thick spine), and overall length of the sword is 37". Check out my other War items!!
Including More Swords and Many Bayonets! The item "WWI WK&C M1889 German Prussian Infantry Officers Degen Sword-Horn Cypher" is in sale since Monday, November 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Germany\Edged Weapons".The seller is "twistedlifesupplies" and is located in Berlin, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States.