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Officer's Private Purchase Säbeltasche - Husaren-Rgt Nr 17 of Braunschweig

Officer's Private Purchase Säbeltasche - Husaren-Rgt Nr 17 of Braunschweig

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Behold a truly remarkable Säbeltasche (saber pouch) that carries with it a rich history and exceptional craftsmanship. This piece belonged to an Officer who proudly served in the renowned Husaren-Regiment Nr 17, hailing from the Duchy of Braunschweig. 

Noteworthy Features:

1. Rich Moroccan Leather: Turning to the reverse, one is immediately struck by the exquisite craftsmanship of the rich red Moroccan leather adorning both the flap and the reverse of the Säbeltasche. This choice of high-quality material reflects the trooper's commitment to his own presentation and the honor of his regiment. It speaks volumes about his dedication, as he chose to invest in this fine piece rather than settling for an issue item from the regimental depot.

2. Miniature Säbeltasche: Attached to one of the rings, an intriguing miniature Säbeltasche is a captivating addition. Though time and age have gently worn away some of its finer details, this miniature serves as a unique glimpse into the past.

3. Exquisite Embroidery: On the front, a simple red felt background provides a canvas for breathtaking silver and gold Russian rope embroidery. At its center, a large crowned "W" takes prominence, a tribute to Prince Wilhelm, known as the "Black Prince." Prince Wilhelm led the regiment during the Napoleonic wars and met his heroic end while leading his troops in a battle that foreshadowed the iconic Battle of Waterloo in 1815. This decisive battle marked the end of Napoleon's rule in France and resulted in his exile to Saint Helena, where he would pass away in the 1820s.

This Säbeltasche stands as a testament to the Officers dedication, his unit's illustrious history, and the legacy of Prince Wilhelm. It is a rare and exceptional piece, as it represents the first Säbeltasche from Braunschweig that we've had the privilege to offer. Its remarkable condition underscores its significance and the care it has received over the years.

Historical Significance: Every detail of this Säbeltasche reflects the Officers pride in himself, his regiment, and the storied history they shared. The "Black Prince's" legacy lives on through this piece, a tangible link to a time of great valor and sacrifice.

Don't miss the opportunity to own this extraordinary Säbeltasche, a cherished relic from the past, and a unique testament to the dedication of a soldier and his devotion to Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 of Braunschweig.

Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 of Braunschweig, also known as the 17th Hussar Regiment of the Duchy of Braunschweig, was a cavalry regiment with a storied history. Here's an overview of the regiment and its significance:

Formation and Early History: The 17th Hussar Regiment was established during the Napoleonic era when Europe was engulfed in conflict. It played a significant role in the military campaigns of the time. The regiment was part of the military forces of the Duchy of Braunschweig, which was a small German state with its own army.

Leadership of Prince Wilhelm ("Black Prince"): One of the most notable aspects of the regiment's history is its association with Prince Wilhelm, often referred to as the "Black Prince." Prince Wilhelm was a member of the Braunschweig ruling family and a charismatic military leader. He led the 17th Hussar Regiment during the Napoleonic Wars and gained a reputation for his courage and leadership on the battlefield.

Battle of Quatre Bras: The regiment is particularly remembered for its participation in the Battle of Quatre Bras, a prelude to the famous Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Prince Wilhelm led his troops into this battle, where he displayed great valor. Unfortunately, he met his end during the battle, and his loss was deeply felt by his troops and the Duchy of Braunschweig.

Napoleonic Wars and Beyond: The Napoleonic Wars were a period of intense conflict in Europe, and the 17th Hussar Regiment, like many other military units of the time, saw action in numerous battles and campaigns. After the defeat of Napoleon, Europe underwent a series of political changes, including the reorganization of states and their military forces. The Duchy of Braunschweig, like other German states, adapted to these changes.

Legacy: The legacy of the 17th Hussar Regiment, particularly under the leadership of Prince Wilhelm, remains a significant part of the military history of the Duchy of Braunschweig. The regiment's courage and sacrifices on the battlefield are remembered with honor.

The Säbeltasche, or saber pouch, bearing the crowned "W" and the reference to Prince Wilhelm, serves as a tangible link to this historical period and the regiment's enduring legacy. It is a testament to the trooper's pride in his service and the regiment's history.

Overall, Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 of Braunschweig played a noteworthy role during a pivotal period in European history, and its story is intertwined with the broader events of the Napoleonic era.



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