1864-1886. Gilt brass hilt finely modeled with, lion head pommel, the Bavarian lion to the guard and crowned cipher of Ludwig on the right grip scale. Gold bright with minor wear to the edges/high spots only. Mother of pearl grip scales are excellent. The blade with fine bright gilt and blued decoration has been reduced to 20 7/8” to accommodate and officer in full dress uniform, confined to a wheel chair from battle wounds.