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Prussian

Sabre and scabbard 1805-10

Sword: leather, silver wire, foil, gilt-brass, gilt metal. Scabbard: wood, gilt-brass, fishskin. | Length overall: 102.1 cm; length of blade: 85.9 cm width; 3.4 cm (whole object) | RCIN 61140

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During June 1814 celebrations were held throughout Britain following the exile of Napoleon to Elba. Among these was a service held at the Royal Garrison Church in Portsmouth, attended by Marshal Bl├╝cher, commander of the Prussian army, who personally presented the Prince Regent with this sword, which he had worn during his campaigns against the Emperor over the previous two years.