Hi, Julekpl again. Just wanted to post my faschinenmesser to see what you all fine people think about it. I managed to get it for only $70, but sometimes what you pay for is what you get. The bad news is, the scabbard is falling apart, and the bottom brass part of it is gone. The blade has been sharpened, but probably not recently. The blade also has a few miniscule chips in it. The good news is, there is no corrosion, maybe a few tiny specs. The blade is quite clean, minus some spots of this black muck here and there. From what I know, it's a Saxon Faschinenmesser m 1845, used under Johan of Saxony. There is a stamp of a knight's head on one side, which I don't know what it stands for (any clues). And the hilt is numbered: "101. R. 10. 90" I'm not too familiar with what these stand for, I know the "101" is the regiment? Any other information you folks can offer would be wonderful!
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