Frederick the Great relied on his heavy cavalry to decide many a battle during the Seven Years War. One of the most famous of his cavalry Generals was Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz. A commander of a Cuirassier Regiment himself, von Seydlitz carried this sword into battle in numerous engagements including when he famous took the initiative at the Battle of Rossbach in 1757 and routed the French army.
Success of Fredrick the Great solidified this sword as the approved pattern for Prussia's Cuirassiers and Gardes du Corps all the way into the Napoleon Wars. Known as the King of Prussia's bodyguard, the officers of the Gards du Corps in 1806 famously sharped this sword on the steps of the French embassy in Berlin to provoke war. Unfortunately war proved to be a disastrous for Prussia. Defeat brought a re-organization of the army and this sword pattern was phased out. It should be pointed out that other minor German states used this pattern of sword in the 18th century.
As the image attest this is a beautiful sword! The brass hilt has Prussia's crown, eagle and Frederick the Great's cypher. The blade is 34 inches long, engraved with Frederick the Great's royal cypher and made of tempered high-quality AISI 1055 steel. The overall length is 41 inches and weighs slightly under 3 lbs. It is a must for any collector of German swords or enthusiast of Frederick the Great. Ironically Napoleon was one of his admirers.
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