19th C. Imperial German Watchmans Sword - For Sale
19th C. Imperial German Watchmans Sword
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This item has been SOLD. A very good example of a quality, Brass hilted, Imperial German Watchmans sword with engraved blade. The configuration is often confused with, Artillery NCO "walking out" or dress sidearms. The blade bears the trade mark of the sword makers Clemen and Jung of Solingen. The slightly curved, plated blade bears their attractive "Standard" engraving which is clear and unspoiled with the frosted background 99% in tact. The blade itself has some spotting at the tip and a few small spots of rust. The leather scabbard is sound and the seams intact although the leather surface has flaked due to dryness. This is also the probable reason for a bit of shrinkage in the length of the scabbard. By the end of the 19th C the tradition of the reserve or retired military night watchman who had stood guard over the townships and cities of Germany had ended. This handsome sword is a momento of that tradition. Overall length 27.75", blade 22.5".