Italian M1860 Cavalry Trooper’s Sword
Curved, single-fullered spear-pointed blade. Black leather grip bound with brass wire. Steel hilt with turned over inner edge, large pierced teardrop-shaped hole to form two ‘bars’, and angled rectangular slot for sword knot. Stepped cylindrical steel pommel cap. Steel scabbard with two hanging rings.
The ricasso of the blade is marked on one side with ‘S&K’, the maker’s mark of Schnitzler & Kirschbaum of Solingen, one of the German firms which manufactured these swords on behalf of the Italian government. The hilt is stamped with the serial number ‘156’.
The blade's edge is unsharpened but there are a few very small dents and edge imperfections, with one noticeable chip/roll where the fuller ends. A couple of small dents to the edge of the guard. Some patina to the scabbard, light pitting at the chape end, one noticeable dent to the lower section and one very small dent at the chape.