German. Prussian Model 1889 Cavalry Sword. WW1 KD89 Kavalerie Degen
» German. Prussian Model 1889 Cavalry Sword. WW1 KD89 Kavalerie Degen
The KD 1889 (Kavalerie Degen 1889) was carried by all light cavalry troopers of the Imperial German Army until after the Great War. This Prussian model is of World War one production and was made by Robert Broch.
The 802mm single-edged blade has a slightly rounded spine above a single, three-quarter length fuller. The un-etched blade has been service sharpened and terminates in a spear point. The blade is in good condition with some small edge nicks and a mild patina with a couple of small patches of shallow pitting.
The forte is stamped with the makers’ details, “Robert Broch, Erben. Solingen.”
The steel guard has a folding section incorporating the Prussian eagle. The guard is in good condition although it is without the small protrusion for stiffening the folding section. The contoured composite grip is in excellent condition and the blade is firm in the hilt.
The sword is complete with its blackened steel scabbard with two fixed suspension rings and bar. The scabbard is in good condition with a couple of minor dings. The sword sheathes and draws smoothly and is held firmly within the scabbard.
This is a good example of a Great War period German (Prussian) cavalry sword model 1889.