1800 type Cavalry Officer’s Saber
From 1789 to just after the turn of the century there were produced a load of different models in DkN, most somewhat according to the officer’s sword M1789, but with endless variations. Some of these were used by officers, but many were made for Borgerbevæpningen – Citizens weapons. Here probably only a Danish expert can see the difference and really decide what the sword was used for.
Like most of the M1789′s, the blade quality is poor and they easily rust with deep pitting. The leather scabbards keeps moisture and enhances this process. Finding really good blades on DkN sabers from 1789-1815 is difficult, but when found – they are beautiful. These sabers have probably never seen use in Norway.