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Greetings,

I recently acquired a sword hoping it was in my collecting field (Imperial German swords). A few hours later I found out I had a Sabre for Mounted Gendarmerie Officers, Model 1860. Very good condition, plain blade, no scabbard.

Does anyone have any thoughts as to its rarity etc. I am considering having a scabbbard made for it before I try to sell. Any thoughts/advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Gordon

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Hello Gordon,

Welcome.

It has been a few years since I collected edged weapons but if you are not going to keep the sabre I wouldn't bother getting a scabbard made for it. I don't believe it will enhance the value and considering it will not be original to the piece may even distract a potential buyer's interest from the sword itself. Remember that scabbards had furniture such as the drag at the tip and suspension hardware that will not be on a newly-made scabbard.

Any chance of a photo?

Cheers :cheers:

Brian

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Blaker -

First of all - Welcome to the GMIC! Gendarmerie swords are fairly rare and collectable in their own right - like everythign else - if you are going to sell it - you need buyer. Would it be possible to get photographs of the sabre and post them here? Would love to see it!

Best

Hunyadi

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Hi Brian,

Thanks, my thought of having a scabbard comes from it being probably the simplest scabbard I have seen. Just black leather, a drag and top mount with band and ring. But it would just be simpler to sell as is.

I have photos but won't be able to post them until this weekend.

Best,

Gordon

Greetings,

I recently acquired a sword hoping it was in my collecting field (Imperial German swords). A few hours later I found out I had a Sabre for Mounted Gendarmerie Officers, Model 1860. Very good condition, plain blade, no scabbard.

Does anyone have any thoughts as to its rarity etc. I am considering having a scabbbard made for it before I try to sell. Any thoughts/advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Gordon

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Greetings,

Thanks, I thought it was about time I posted my first bit. I have photos but will not be able to add them until this weekend.

Best,

Gordon

Blaker -

First of all - Welcome to the GMIC! Gendarmerie swords are fairly rare and collectable in their own right - like everythign else - if you are going to sell it - you need buyer. Would it be possible to get photographs of the sabre and post them here? Would love to see it!

Best

Hunyadi

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Greetings,

Well, my attempt at uploading the photos onto the site failed. I have them on a CD and can e-mail them to you if you would like. There are about six of them.

Best,

Gordon

Hello Gordon,

Welcome.

It has been a few years since I collected edged weapons but if you are not going to keep the sabre I wouldn't bother getting a scabbard made for it. I don't believe it will enhance the value and considering it will not be original to the piece may even distract a potential buyer's interest from the sword itself. Remember that scabbards had furniture such as the drag at the tip and suspension hardware that will not be on a newly-made scabbard.

Any chance of a photo?

Cheers :cheers:

Brian

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Hi Brian,

My photo uploading attempt was a failure. I can e-mailed them to you if you would like. There are about six of them.

Best,

Gordon

Greetings,

I recently acquired a sword hoping it was in my collecting field (Imperial German swords). A few hours later I found out I had a Sabre for Mounted Gendarmerie Officers, Model 1860. Very good condition, plain blade, no scabbard.

Does anyone have any thoughts as to its rarity etc. I am considering having a scabbbard made for it before I try to sell. Any thoughts/advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Gordon

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Hi Brian,

Got your message, thanks. I will hopefully send them to you tomorrow morning. My e-mail is sabelb16133@yahoo.com and the subject line with be something clever like sword. The only marking on the sword is the Jerusalem cross on one side of the ricasso.

I have not cleaned it up any so you will see Brasso residue in various places including on the rayskin.

Gordon

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