Basket-hilt Schläger—Korbschläger, 19th century.

Schöner Korbschläger mit überlanger Klinge

Practice Basket-Hilt Schläger, first half of the 19th century—

Paukschläger early 19th century (Germany).

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The Amberger Collection—Sammlung Amberger

 

This simple basket-hilt practice weapon is highly unusual. not only because of the shape of its pommel and basket. Measuring in at 114 cm (44.88″) total length, 94 cm (37″) hilt to tip, it exceeds the standard length of a practice Schläger. In length, heft, and weight it appears to be closer related to practice swords used by cavalry in the late 18th century, and may represent a missing link between the basket-hilted broadswords of the 1700’s and the early Hieber.

While finger loop and pommel appear to be original, the grip has been re-wrapped in cord recently.

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Die abgebildete Waffe hat nicht nur eine ungewöhnliche Korb- und Nußform, sie ist mit 114cm Gesamtlänge (94,7cm Spitze bis Gefäß) auch wesentlich länger als “normale” Schläger. Sie könnte eine Übergangsvariante von den langklingigen Kavalleriewaffen zum frühen Hiebet darstellen.

Korbschläger Amberger Collection

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