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Title Saxon officer's bullion sword knot
Nationality German
Period c 1805
Price £100.00
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There is a single letter in Gothic script on the metal covering the stem of the knot, probably an 'L', which would be for one of the minor Saxon dukedoms of this period. This extremely rare sword knot is, unfortunately, in rather poor shape commensurate with its age, but its original quality is still apparent.

The ribbon is frayed in many places. There is a series of sequins missing from the stem of the knot, as well as some of the metal covering and bullion elements of one of the letters. All in all, however, this was a fantastic quality item, originally being in gold bullion (though possibly silver), the tassels being definitely of a gold and silver mixture with a green silk underlay.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Swords : German : 19th Century]


I received the item today, you had packed it well and there were no problems with customs. Overall I was happy with it although the blade was a little bit worse than I had imagined, however thank you for your efforts.

P P, Australia, 09.03.2011

You worked your magic again. The knife arrived this afternoon without any problem. [My husband] is quite delighted with it.

J J, Canada, 07.11.2006