This auction is for a government issued Model 1889 Wurttemberg infantry officer?s degen (M89IOD). There is no scabbard. It was made in 1915 by Weyersberg, Kirschbaum and company in Solingen Germany. The brass guard has the Wurttemberg coat of arms. The back of the brass pommel has a King?s royal cypher. The blade, guard, pommel, and pommel cap are each stamped with a small crowned ?S,? which indicate that this was a government military issued sword and not a privately purchased by the officer. The spine of the blade is stamped ?15? for 1915 under a stylized ?W.? The ?W? is different from the ?W? on Prussian swords and both the ?W? and the date are lower down on the blade spine than they would be on a Prussian saber. Government issued field used World War One German swords are scarce. The ones offered for sale are usually Prussian. Wurttemberg swords are much less common and rarely seen. The overall length is 38 ¾?. The blade length is 32 ¼?. It is in very nice condition for a 98 year old sword that most probably saw battle use in World War I with one of the 9 Wurttemberg Infantry regiments (Infantry regiments 119-127, see below). The blade is mostly dark and has some rust. The brass has some dark spots in the patina. The ray skin grip is pretty well worn from use, but intact, complete with silver wire wrap. The brass pommel cap has some small dings.
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119th Infantry regiment (1st Württemberg) Grenadiers "Queen Olga"
120th Infantry regiment (2nd Württemberg) Infantry "Emperor William, King of Prussia"
121st Infantry regiment (3rd Württemberg)(Old Württemberg) Infantry
122nd (4th Württemberg) Fusiliers "Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria, King of Hungary"
123rd (5th Württemberg) Grenadiers "King Charles"
124th infantry regiment (6th Württemberg) Infantry "King William I"
125th infantry regiment (7th Württemberg) Infantry "Emperor Frederick, King of Prussia"
126th infantry regiment (8th Württemberg) Infantry "Grand Duke Frederick of Baden"
127th infantry regiment (9th Württemberg) Infantry
?Württembergisches Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 119? ? Erstellen
?Württembergisches Landwehr-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 119? ? Erstellen
Infanterie-Regiment ?Kaiser Wilhelm, König von Preußen? (2. Württembergisches) Nr. 120
Württembergisches Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 120
Württembergisches Landwehr-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 120
Infanterie-Regiment ?Alt-Württemberg? (3. Württembergisches) Nr. 121
Württembergisches Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 121
?Württembergisches Landwehr-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 121? ? Erstellen
Füsilier-Regiment ?Kaiser Franz Josef von Österreich, König von Ungarn? (4. Württembergisches) Nr. 122
?Württembergisches Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 122? ? Erstellen
Württembergisches Landwehr-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 122
Württembergisches Landwehr-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 123
?Württembergisches Landwehr-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 124? ? Erstellen
Infanterie-Regiment ?König Wilhelm I.? (6. Württembergisches) Nr. 124
Infanterie-Regiment ?Kaiser Friedrich, König von Preußen? (7. Württembergisches) Nr. 125
?Württembergisches Landwehr-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 125? ? Erstellen
?Infanterie-Regiment ?Großherzog Friedrich von Baden? (8. Württembergisches) Nr. 126? ? Erstellen
Württembergisches Landwehr-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 126
?9. Württembergisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 127? ? Erstellen
?Württembergisches Landwehr-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 127? ? Erstellen
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