Reign of Mad Prince Ludwig. Evidently for a cavalry officer, with 33 1/2" blade deeply curved for these and suggesting that the owner was schooled in the Eastern/Ottoman fighting technique. Both sides of the blade well decorated with oak tree, IN TREUE FEST motto and arms of Bavaria. Maker's mark to the forte. D form guard with ribbed black composition grip. Back strap pitted with a little scattered pitting to the guard and blade. Overall, a nice example with good patina, fine form and no damage.