Length in scabbard – ca. 97,5 cm, without – 91,5 cm.
Beautiful example of the classic Hungarian dress (gala) saber with characteristic shape, fittings and decoration. Hungarian parade sabers from 19th century distinguish with beauty, elegance, rich and artistic accomplishment.
Blade: earlier, 17th century, probably Styrian origin, single edged steel blade with tree narrow fullers, coming towards the tip. Very nice expressed yelmen. Two sickle-shaped maker’s marks, accompanied by three dots near ends. More far from sickle-shape marks – two groups of three dots. Length of the blade – 76,7 cm, width – 29,45 mm, thickness – 7,88 mm.
Hilt: very decorative handle, consisting of silver guard and grip with round pommel. Averse of guard and pommel is decorated with elements of openwork. Central openwork of cross-guard is inlaid with semi-precious stones (topaz, ruby and other). Grip and guard decorated with floral and geometric ornaments and illegible coat of arms of a nobleman.
Scabbard: wooden scabbard with decorated silver fittings, two suspension rings, covered with original red velvet. Averse of silver fittings is decorated with elements of openwork, inlayed with semi-precious stones. Decorations and ornamentation of scabbard coincide with style of decoration and ornamentation of the hilt.
Condition report: Good overall condition. Blade is cleaned, with slight pitting from corrosion, some scratches and dents. Silver of the hilt with nice patina, some scratches and dents. Silver fittings of scabbard with slight patina, some scratches, no bigger dents. Velvet is worn down. Some stones missing.