Measurements are always welcome. Thanks very much for doing the work on this one. It looks like a really nice Officers sabre. One caveat though: The french had an M1821 Infantry sabre. You have mixed up the Infantry M1821 with the Cavalry M1822.
In that case I will add more as I measure them up. Regrettably it won't be a lot but hopefully of use to some
Dutch m1912 Officers "Wandelsabel" made by Carl Eickhorn from Solingen in the early 1930s. Wandelsabel is a word play on wandelstok or walking stick, but a better translation would be 'strolling sword' as in 'taking a stroll.'
Hi Bas, yes any measurements are useful. I appreciate you not taking apart antiques !
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Marked TT on the backstrap for the Transport Train and 1827 on the quilion which is possibly the date that the sword was refurbished (this matches the year that the Netherlands received a shipment of parts for these sabres) or when it was transferred to a different service brance. The blade appears to be service sharpened.
When the Dutch army re-formed following the Kingdoms' succession from France, several thousand 1796 pattern light cavalry sabres were ordered to supply the new forces. Subsequently, a second order was placed, this time from Germany which included this sabre.
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