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Thread: Fahnenträger (Color Bearer) Sword M 1889

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    Fahnenträger (Color Bearer) Sword M 1889

    Guys; Only the fellow carrying the flag had one of these isssued. Each batallion had one, and the Regimental color bearer had one, so 4 per regiment or so.

    This one is marked for the Lieb Gendarmerie, or Military Police that were sort of an escort unit.

    Made by P.D. Lünenschloss, accepted at Erfurt in 1904. Not a common sword like the IOD 89, rather hard to find, and even harder to find with the scabbard!

    Dale
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    These use the older 1860p fusiliers bayonet blade.

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    Dale,

    I have heard of these but never seen one. Thank you.

    George
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    A very rare sidearm Dale. Thanks for showing it.

    George
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    Fellows: Here is the Certificate of Authenticity that came with this weapon...I can really blame them for this, it does look like a Naval Cutlass..

    Dale
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