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1889 Bavarian Unit Marked Engraved Sword

Article about: Hello It's a 1889 Bavarian Cav sword with engraved unit. is this the 5th Royal Bavarian Chevau? Does anybody know the history of this unit or where I can look. Thank you Tony

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    Default 1889 Bavarian Unit Marked Engraved Sword

    Hello

    It's a 1889 Bavarian Cav sword with engraved unit.
    is this the 5th Royal Bavarian Chevau?
    Does anybody know the history of this unit or where I can look.
    Thank you
    Tony
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    I think that is more likely the Austrian 5. Chevau-Legeres (Light Dragoons). It definitely is not German as evidenced by the name of the then commander, Archduke Albrecht of Austria (Erzherzog Albrecht von Oesterich), which I think refers to Erzherzog Albrecht Friedrich Rudolf Dominik von Östereich (1817-1885) That is a nice sword to have, I envy you. Dwight
    Last edited by drmessimer; 10-18-2019 at 12:56 PM. Reason: date correction

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    Might not be German ,But that a great looking sword.

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Good bit of research by Dwight. Could we have an image of the royal cypher on the hand guard. A two headed eagle would confirm Austrian, which seems likely.

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    Although its honorary commander/Colonel-in-Chief and namesake was an Austrian Archduke, it was still a Bavarian regiment:

    Koniglich Bayerisches 5. Chevaulegers-Regiment „Erzherzog Friedrich von Osterreich“ – Wikipedia

    (It was "Erzherzog Albrecht von Österreich" from 1886 to 1895, then "Erzherzog Friedrich von Österreich" from 1909 on.)

    Austria had stopped using the designation "Chevaulegers" in 1851, when its Chevauleger regiments were re-organized as Uhlans and Dragoons.
    Last edited by HPL2008; 10-18-2019 at 12:33 PM.

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    Hello
    Thank you for the help information.
    I uploaded a picture of the hand guard.
    Thanks again
    Tony
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    Hi Tony,

    Here's some useful information on the 5th Chevauleger Regiment in English Language Version: Google Translate

    Very nice looking sword, congratulations!

    Best Regards,

    Alan

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