Probably one of the smaller preunification German states which were allied for Bismarck’s wars against Denmark, France and Austria. Those alliances coalesced into the German Empire. Brass hilt with plumed helmet pommel, shell guard with S B T logo and reeded ebony grip. 28 7/8” spadroon blade, undecorated and unmarked. Old paper collection label to the underside of the guard. Swords such as this were produced in the manufacturing centers, primarily Solingen, and sold to the smaller German countries, whether marginally specialized or straight out of commercial stock.