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BAVARIA – SWORD WITH BELT & PORTÉPÉE – IDENTIFIED – FUTURE REGIMENTAL COMMANDER (LATER GENERALMAJOR) – CHEVAULEGERS-REGIMENT Nr 5

SKU: 07-111

$2,795.00

This is a very high-quality sword that once belonged to the Regimental Commander, Oberstleutnant Franz Ritter Edler von Schultes, of 5. Chevaulegers-Regiment Großherzog Friedrich von Österreich. Schultes commanded the regiment at WW I’s outbreak. He was born in 1866, and became a leutnant in 1887. He was promoted to the rank of oberleutnant in 1895. These dates are important to remember. He worked his way through the officers’ ranks, and was appointed an oberstleutnant in 1913. He apparently was appointed regimental commander shortly after his promotion to oberstleutnant. [Although I was not able to personally research what became of him after WW I’s beginning, one of our faithful readers read our description when we first offered this sword, and advised me that von Schultes was promoted to Oberst on 11 October 1914. Furthermore, he was promoted to Generalmajor and Kommandeur of the 1. Bayerische Kavallerie-Brigade on 6 July 1918. He held that post until the end of the war. We gratefully thank James W. from California for this most helpful information]. [Please note that the “Ritter” designation meant he (or perhaps his father or grandfather) was knighted by the Bavarian Government]. The sword is a Lionshead. Its grip is wrapped in leather and triple-wired. The leather shows some wear. A few small patches are missing, which we will show in the accompanying photographs. The hand guard features the rampant Bavarian Lion grasping Bavaria’s shield in his claws.
Engraved on the guard’s side is von Schultes’ name and rank (Leutnant), and the year, 1891. Attached to the sword is an officer’s portépée, and the elaborate belt that attached onto his tunic via hangers. The scabbard is a nickel-plated example, and in very fine condition. It features double-rings, which were correct for this part of the late-19th Century. As we remove the sword from the scabbard, we see that it was manufactured by WK&C. The blade is engraved on both sides with the Bavarian motto “In Treue Fest.” The blade is in sparkling condition, with a beautiful finish. The felt buffer at the blade’s top, where it connects with the scabbard, is also in place. It is one of the confirmations of an edged weapon in fine condition. It is a simply stunning sword for a man who went on to become a regimental commander, and a Brigade commander holding the rank of Generalmajor during WW I.

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This is a very high-quality sword that once belonged to the Regimental Commander, Oberstleutnant Franz Ritter Edler von Schultes, of 5. Chevaulegers-Regiment Großherzog Friedrich von Österreich. Schultes commanded the regiment at WW I’s outbreak. He was born in 1866, and became a leutnant in 1887. He was promoted to the rank of oberleutnant in 1895. These dates are important to remember. He worked his way through the officers’ ranks, and was appointed an oberstleutnant in 1913. He apparently was appointed regimental commander shortly after his promotion to oberstleutnant. [Although I was not able to personally research what became of him after WW I’s beginning, one of our faithful readers read our description when we first offered this sword, and advised me that von Schultes was promoted to Oberst on 11 October 1914. Furthermore, he was promoted to Generalmajor and Kommandeur of the 1. Bayerische Kavallerie-Brigade on 6 July 1918. He held that post until the end of the war. We gratefully thank James W. from California for this most helpful information]. [Please note that the “Ritter” designation meant he (or perhaps his father or grandfather) was knighted by the Bavarian Government]. The sword is a Lionshead. Its grip is wrapped in leather and triple-wired. The leather shows some wear. A few small patches are missing, which we will show in the accompanying photographs. The hand guard features the rampant Bavarian Lion grasping Bavaria’s shield in his claws.
Engraved on the guard’s side is von Schultes’ name and rank (Leutnant), and the year, 1891. Attached to the sword is an officer’s portépée, and the elaborate belt that attached onto his tunic via hangers. The scabbard is a nickel-plated example, and in very fine condition. It features double-rings, which were correct for this part of the late-19th Century. As we remove the sword from the scabbard, we see that it was manufactured by WK&C. The blade is engraved on both sides with the Bavarian motto “In Treue Fest.” The blade is in sparkling condition, with a beautiful finish. The felt buffer at the blade’s top, where it connects with the scabbard, is also in place. It is one of the confirmations of an edged weapon in fine condition. It is a simply stunning sword for a man who went on to become a regimental commander, and a Brigade commander holding the rank of Generalmajor during WW I.

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This is a very high-quality sword that once belonged to the Regimental Commander, Oberstleutnant Franz Ritter Edler von Schultes, of 5. Chevaulegers-Regiment Großherzog Friedrich von Österreich. Schultes commanded the regiment at WW I’s outbreak. He was born in 1866, and became a leutnant in 1887. He was promoted to the rank of oberleutnant in 1895. These dates are important to remember. He worked his way through the officers’ ranks, and was appointed an oberstleutnant in 1913. He apparently was appointed regimental commander shortly after his promotion to oberstleutnant. [Although I was not able to personally research what became of him after WW I’s beginning, one of our faithful readers read our description when we first offered this sword, and advised me that von Schultes was promoted to Oberst on 11 October 1914. Furthermore, he was promoted to Generalmajor and Kommandeur of the 1. Bayerische Kavallerie-Brigade on 6 July 1918. He held that post until the end of the war. We gratefully thank James W. from California for this most helpful information]. [Please note that the “Ritter” designation meant he (or perhaps his father or grandfather) was knighted by the Bavarian Government]. The sword is a Lionshead. Its grip is wrapped in leather and triple-wired. The leather shows some wear. A few small patches are missing, which we will show in the accompanying photographs. The hand guard features the rampant Bavarian Lion grasping Bavaria’s shield in his claws.
Engraved on the guard’s side is von Schultes’ name and rank (Leutnant), and the year, 1891. Attached to the sword is an officer’s portépée, and the elaborate belt that attached onto his tunic via hangers. The scabbard is a nickel-plated example, and in very fine condition. It features double-rings, which were correct for this part of the late-19th Century. As we remove the sword from the scabbard, we see that it was manufactured by WK&C. The blade is engraved on both sides with the Bavarian motto “In Treue Fest.” The blade is in sparkling condition, with a beautiful finish. The felt buffer at the blade’s top, where it connects with the scabbard, is also in place. It is one of the confirmations of an edged weapon in fine condition. It is a simply stunning sword for a man who went on to become a regimental commander, and a Brigade commander holding the rank of Generalmajor during WW I.

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