Etched “IN/TRUE/FEST” German Bavarian OFFICER’S Stirrup Hilt Saber SCABBARD
WORLD WAR I Era Sword Likely Made Solingen, Germany
Here we present an antique Bavarian Style Infantry Officer’s Saber, made circa the World War I era likely in Solingen, Germany. Various states in the German confederation had different types of swords. “In Treue Fest” is often found on Bavarian swords, as is this example, dating from the World War I period and was the motto on the swords and belt buckles from that period. “In Treue Fest” is German for “steadfast in loyalty”, which was the motto of the Kingdom of Bavaria between 1805 and 1918. After the end of WWI, it was used by Bavarian monarchists.
Generally speaking, swords were not extremely practical for combat by the time World War I came around. However, they were still prized for dress uniforms and status symbols. They were worn at formal ceremonies, weddings, parties, parades and funerals. This sword has an overall length is 35-1/4 inches with the blade measuring 29-3/4 inches and etched with “In/True/Fest” on both sides. It sports a nickel hilt, a wire wrapped leather grip, and a black enamel scabbard.
The overall condition is fine. Bright, etched blade. Solid hilt throughout with tight brass wire. Markings are legible. Good scabbard.
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Overall condition as seen in photos.
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