M1802 Landkatetsabel (War Academy)

This is the saber used by the cadets at Landkadet- akademiet (1713-1861) after 1802. Landkadetakade- miet  translates to “Land or Surface Cadet Academy” and educated the cadets to become officers in the cavalry and infantry.  The cadets often started at the age of 12 and finishes as lieutenants at only 16(!). There were cadets from Norway and Denmark, but the saber is very scarce in Norway and only fairly scarce in Denmark – probably mainly Danish Cadets.