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help with sabre markings

Discussion in 'Sword Discussion' started by DarryH, May 29, 2018.

  1. DarryH

    DarryH

    4
    May 29, 2018
    I have a sabre that is most likely Prussian. This would probably be around the 1860's to 1890's.
    It is a long, 35" blade, both thick, wide, and heavy, with a fuller extending most of it's length.
    The blade is marked.... A E Holler Solingen
    The scabbard and blade are both marked with what appears to be a unit mark.
    1.A.F.M.A.8.6.
    The handle is iron. wood core, leather wrapped, no braided wire wrap, and the back of the handle is also covered with solid iron. NO brass anywhere.

    What I'd like to know is what the unit marks signify???

    I used to be a member here, but had been inactive so long I had re-register.
    Thank you.
    DarryH
    Nebraska
     
  2. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
    Need pics.

    Zieg
     
  3. DarryH

    DarryH

    4
    May 29, 2018
    NO idea how to do that. I can e-mail, but I am NOT very computer savy.
     
  4. DarryH

    DarryH

    4
    May 29, 2018
    OK...….finally found a sabre at http://www.kaisersbunker.com/cc/bw.htm
    My sabre looks very much like the third model.
    There are not enough angles to be sure, and my scabbard has an extra ring,
    This is the only similar one I have found with a lot of hours of searching.

    The unit marks are the most intriguing to me,
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2018
  5. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
  6. horseclover

    horseclover Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    AE Holler, 1860s
     
  7. DarryH

    DarryH

    4
    May 29, 2018
    Looks like we got it all figured out. Thank you all very much for the help.
     

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