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Grandfather's German (?) Sword

Article about: This sword was given to me by my father, who got it from his father. The story goes that my Opa traded some cigarettes and chocolate for this with a family in Germany after the war. The swor

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    very nice sword,,,,thanks for posting,,,

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    Hi Frogprince,

    you're right: in fact there is more wrong:

    Weitze called it "Kaiserin Augusta Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 2" but she was the Queen of prussia, but also the wife of Wilhelm1 ( emperor of germany)
    That means she was the german empress, but it was a true prussian regiment.

    On that behalf it had her prussian title: Königin= Queen and was called:

    Königin Augusta Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 4

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    Hello Gerrit,

    That is correct, which is what made it all the more puzzling, because Weitze Militaria is a German firm. And it would have been nice to be able to actually have seen all of of the described features/inscriptions on the sword. To see if they were being reported accurately, or there were mistakes with that part of the description as well.

    With my Best Regards, FP

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