Jump to content
richard777

Sword artilleria fabrica de toledo 1895

Recommended Posts

Spanish Cavalryman with M1895.png

G'day,

Finally got around to reading all the different sites.  The guard looks like an 1880 Spanish Cavalry Sword and government issue by the maker's mark. 1895 indicates a very late production or a preference over the newer 1895 Spanish Cavalry Sword that had a very innovative hand-grip that was much more hand form-fitting.  The guard, however, looks far more like a guard from an 1895! Officer with 1895 pictured above.

I posted on my private purchase 1895 Cavalry Sword previously.

 

Hope this helps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Second sentence should read "The SWORD looks like . . ." To counter this, the blade looks flat and that is much more typical of the 1895 issue cavalry sword. Maybe the owner didn't like the new hand grip? 

See attachment. 

Evolution of 1860 (A), 1880 (B), 1895 (C) & 1907 (D) patterns

 

Spanish Cavalry Swords.jpg

Edited by aussiesoldier
Added commentary

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Update on the Spanish 1895. 

Recent research reveals the existence of official OFFICER variations.   

This is a ‘Thomas Modelo’ 1895 Mounted Troops Sabre. These private purchase sabres were purchased by officers serving in mounted troop corps such as transport, engineers, etc. This sabre was ordered by an Artillery Corps officer, probably upon graduation in 1897. (See artillery corps emblem on guard, initials of the officer and the official cypher of Spain.)

There were also versions designed for cavalry and infantry officers, very similar but smaller and with two screws in the grip (Robert Modelo). The order was intended to unify the sword model to be used by mounted troops of all Corps. Gunnery officer, José Robert is cited as designer of the so-called, "Robert Modelo".  Between the adoption of the model of 1895, and the declaration of the authorised "Robert Modelo" in 1905, swords were produced at the Toledo Factory as Officer's sabres for the Infantry, Carabinieri, Artillery, Engineers Corps and The Civil Guard. 

Interesting info that places my 1897 Artillery Corps sword as an unofficial but permitted Robert Model.

Share this post


Link to post
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.


  • Blog Comments

    • Brian, Thanks for initiating this discussion. For me, it’s a combination of the thrill of the chase, the history behind the item, and the aesthetics, although this latter factor may seem a bit strange to some. To illustrate this, the very first thing I collected as a kid in the 1950’s was a Belgian WW1 medal, for service in 1914-18, which is bell shaped, with a very striking profile of a very dignified soldier, wearing an Adrian helmet which bears a laurel wreath. It was the image that
    • Thank you for sharing your story, it was most interesting and greatly appreciated, it makes this blog well worth the time to post. Regards Brian  
    • Hello I started collecting when I found my first Mauser cartridges in a field next to my parents' house next to Armentières. I was eight years old.  Then shrapnel, schrapnell balls, darts... That's how I became a historian. When I was 18, we used to walk through the fields with a metal detector to find our happiness. It was my time in the army as a research-writer in a research centre that made me love the orders of chivalry. I've been collecting them for 24 years now. Christophe
    • Thank you for your most interesting comment. The thrill of the chase didn't interest me in the beginning but over time it started to overshadow the act of simply adding yet another medal or group to the collection. Regards Brian  
    • I know the way I got into collecting is like so many other people; through a sibling. I also know that my love of history is barely unique in a place like this. So I know I have a shared background with many people. A less shared area - perhaps - is that I've always loved the thrill of the chase. When I decide I want, say, a 1914 trio with an original bar, to a cavalry unit, the utter thrill of getting out there and, (a) finding groups that fit the criteria and, (b) comparing them re: ranks, uni
×
×
  • Create New...