Brass hilt with lion head pommel. The right langet with engraved triple border. Wire wrapped leather covered grip. 29 3/4" curved narrow fullered blade engraved with the military trophy of arms, Turk portrait with crescent, flora and four cabalistic phrases. The 1765 pattern saber of the Prima Plana, the elite non commissioned officers of the Austro Hungarian Infantry who were drawn from the aristocracy. See Edged Weapons of the Hapsburg Monarchy, Sach & Moudry. This example of superior quality with deep relief modeled lion head and engraved main as found on the fine quality officers pallachs. Hilt shows good untouched patina with rich color. Blade excellent with a few small patches black oxidation. Served in the American Revolution, as well as through the Napoleonic Wars.