Wagner #113 which separately illustrates the arms. Fine 31" quill back blade with raised top edge point. The forte marked by the maker WEYERSBERG KIRSCHBAUM & Cie SOLINGEN. Iron semi basket hilt with pierced arms of Saxony. Black composition grip. Smooth glossy patina throughout. The blade form derives from the latest tactic which involved charging with the sword raised for a thrusting impact, as opposed to the slashing attack which had been used in the 19th century. This pattern was used extensively in World War I which saw the last practical and large scale use of mounted cavalry.