Jump to content

Recommended Posts

What to tell ?

This is a very nice example of a private purchase prussian officers sword.

To be precies: It is an Infanterie-Offiziersdegen n/M or IOD n/M

n/M means New Modell - collectors nowadays would call it a IOD modell 89

This particular one has seen service with an Guards Officer or Senior NCO due to the star on the handle. Line units would have used a royal cypher.

It saw service between 1889 and before 1911 - when the sheet lost the lower ring.

An really nice example with lot of original gilding but the broken off tip could make one cry...

Regards

jaeger7-de

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Eric,

A beautiful sword, damaged tip notwithstanding. :jumping:

It this a true damascus blade or has it been manufactured to "look" like damascus?

I've had swords in the past that looked correct but were in fact imitating the real deal.

Thanks for posting this great sword.

:cheers: cheers :cheers:

Brian

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Gents,

thank you very much for your insights!

i do not claim to have any knowledge about this type of item (notice i posted it in the entirely wrong subforum; duh).

my focus is generally limited to medals and badges.

i assumed that the tip was made that way--i did not realize that the tip was broken and then reworked.

also: i don't know how to tell the difference between a "true" damascus blade and a simulated one.

the only thing i can do right now is take a few further pics and post them for your comments.

i will do this soon and then edit them into this post. again, thank you for viewing and typing! :cheers:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Eric,

sorry, the tip has not been made in this way - this is definetly a rework.

And I am nearly sure that this is real damascus steel. The words "Damaststahl" and "Eisenhauer" are perfect proofmarks for this. No imperial blade with a damascus-etching would carry these proofmarks.

jaeger7-de

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Eric,

The more I see this sword the more I like it.

I agree with the other members that the tip has been reworked. I've seen this on other swords, some I've owned. I had a British bandsmans sword once with the tip reworked. Mine like yours, was expertly done and not a backyard mechanic grinder job.

Thanks for the close up of the blade. Very nice indeed.

Cheers :cheers:

Brian

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Blog Comments

    • As a theology student my professor, a much published former Naval chaplain, set us an essay, saying that if we could answer that successfully we would be guaranteed  a good degree "Which of the gospel writers was the biggest liar, discuss."   I got a good mark, but  don't want to be burned for heresy.   P
    • As my father used to say: "Tain't so much Pappy's a liar - he just remembers big."  
    • Brian: First, let me say that I always enjoy reading your blog and your "spot on" comments.  Another fine topic with such a broad expansion into so many different facets.  I had watched this a week or two ago and when reading your blog, it reminded me of this great quote.   There is a great video on the origins of "Who was Murphy in Murphy's Law"   Anyway, about mid way through this video, there is this great quote and I think it sums it up quite well to your statem
    • I've received word from the Curator that she has permission to re-open this summer.   We're already making plans for a November event at the Museum.   Michael
    • I recall I did the same on hot days at Old Fort York back in 1973-74 - wool uniforms, and at 90F they would let you take your backpack off.   Michael
×
×
  • Create New...