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Auction Date: April 30, 2016

Lot 1418: Exceptional Weyersberg & Stamm Solingen Produ

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Exceptional Weyersberg & Stamm Solingen Production Gold Washed and Etched Damascus Sword, with Presentation Markings, Case and Medals
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500
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Serial #Exceptional Weyersberg & Stamm Solingen Produ ManufacturerNone ModelNone
TypeOther Gauge Catalog Page213
Barrel Finish Grip
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DescriptionProduced by Weyersberg & Stamm of Solingen for sale by Carl Grasser of Vienna, Austria, this sword measures 38 inches overall, with a 32 1/2 inch single fuller blade, showing gold wash on the ricasso, a niter blue field with gold accented martial engraving running 19 inches up the blade, and the final third showing an attractive Damascus pattern. The right side panel shows 3 lines of names, all Lieutenants and Cadets, with 12 names present, the left ricasso shows the makers mark over "EISENHAUER" (Iron Hewer) and the right showing the merchant mark. Nickel finished steel handguard and hilt, with a wire wrapped sharkskin grip and a reversed stylized "S", possibly a seal, on the pommel. Included with the sword is a nickel finished metal sheath, a set of 3 medals (Austro-Hungarian Karl Troop Cross 1916, Kaiser Wilhelm 50 Year Jubilee Medal (civil version), and an unidentified 1953 Hungarian medal), a white and pink portapee with solid acorn, and a brown leather case with a brass plaque on the lid reading "BRIGADE OFFIZIERS/SCHULE/TARNOPOL/1890/1891". Tarnopol, currently Turnopil, was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire during the period of 1890-1891. No information on the Brigade Officer's School has been uncovered.

ConditionExcellent. The blade shows over 95% of the gold and blue finish, with some handling marks and bright edge wear, along with an attractive Damascus pattern. The hilt and sheath are very good, with a few areas of gray patina and mild handling marks and spotting with the drag of the sheath having been cut down to a point on the trailing edge. The case is fine, with some scuffing along the edges. An attractive demonstration of the Solingen bladesmith's art.
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