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Article about: Attachment 146748 My 1862 dated,F.S. Jung Solingen maker Austrian cutlass. Rich A. in Pa.

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    Attachment 146748 My 1862 dated,F.S. Jung Solingen maker Austrian cutlass. Rich A. in Pa.

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    Rich, nice cutlass !, do you know any details of its use, by which formations, when it was in use (from and untill). Certain German Navy formations used a similiar style cutlass/bayonet in WW1, the " Marine-seitengewehr model 19" (Entermesser fur Torpedo-bootsbesatzungen), being just over 23" in length contained in a leather or later on in the war a metal scabbard.
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Rich

    Very interesting to see what I suspect is a rare weapon.

    I have found a few details in a book about Austro Hungarian edged weapons.

    This pattern of cutlass or 'Bordsabel' was approved in March 1858 with a contract for 1000 going to Franz Jung in 1859 although there are some examples stamped 1858.

    Most were made with steel hilts although there is also a version in brass.

    More orders followed in the 1860s and the name was changed to 'Entersabel' in 1877.

    Originally were not issued with scabbards - these were issued in 1870.

    Withdrawn from service in 1904.

    The Austrian Navy operated mainly in the Adriatic and was disbanded in 1918 when Austria lost access to the sea at the end of WW1.

    Hope that is of some interest.

    Regards

    Richie

    info from "With Drawn Sword - Austro-Hungarian Edged Weapons 1848-1918" by Ortner & Artlieb

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    Steve,Thanks! I figured it was worth the $50 I paid for it at the flea market.I know about as much as Richie posted.
    Richie,Thanks for confirming my info. There can not be many around.
    I think I saw one for $1,750 online. Rich A. in Pa.

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    $50 !!! - that is a deal

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    Ya. I was happy to get it. Rich A. in Pa.

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    Richie B, great information ! thanks for sharing......Rich, $50 ! thats about 30, an absolute bargain, lucky find or what !
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Thanks! That is why I go to the flea market as often as I can. Rich A. in Pa.

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    good spot, hard to find..EXCELLENT!

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    Thanks! Rich A. in Pa.

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