M1904 Austrian cavalry officer's saber

length: 32 1/2"
blade: 26 1/2"
blade width: 1"
grip: 5 1/2"
guard: 6" x 5"
weight: 1 lb 5 oz

The slightly curved blade has a rounded quill-back edge developing into a point-reinforcement rib. The openwork cuphilt is asymmetrical and richly decorated. At the back there are two slits for the sword knots. The scabbard is of steel, with an upper lug and lower hanging ring. (description quoted from "Swords and daggers", Eduard Wagner; London, Hamlyn, 1975 (p156). Classic example, exactly as illustrated. This sword also spent some time in the arsenal of the Western Costume Company in Hollywood, and obstensibly appeared in The Charge of the Light Brigade (Errol Flynn, 1936).