Rare Radaellian Children’s Saber—Kindersäbel nach Radaelli-Muster

s2aWho said kids shouldn’t be given pointy steel things to play with—like this Radaelli saber from late 19th-century Germany!

Children’s foils may not be plentiful, but compared to sabers and broadswords, there  are plenty of them around. This pint-size Radaelli is the only one of its kind I’ve ever come across.

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The blackened steel hilt (some traces of corrosion) shows the graceful curvature of the Italian model as well as the two quillons that form a halo around the hilt and hand.

The handle is lacquered hardwood, probably missing the leather-and-wire covering of the period. The backstrap is cross-hatched at all the right places.

The slightly curved blade has age-appropriate staining and appears to have been pointed at a later time.

It bears the impring “SOLINGEN” and “F. Schmidt”.

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Total Length: 33 1/2″

Tip to Hilt: 27 1/2″

Balance Point: 2″ from hilt

Blade Width Near Hilt: 5/8″

Blade Curvature: 5/8″

Weight: 490g

2016 Price Range 2: $175.00 plus s/h.

ON HOLD (10/4/2016).

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