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Greetings all,

this blade stamp is from an S&K French Mle 1822 style sabre.
I assume from the mid 19th century. As you see it is large
script style as well as with the inspector D, which is also found
on the guard with a larger number 17.

I don't know if this has anything to do with revision commission
or if this is just another country's stamps. I cannot find any other
information besides what is already on this forum regarding the RC.

Thank you in advance for any input!

20.01.23, 12:09:01



This stamp "RC" differs from the later stamps of the "Revision Commission" known to most collectors due to its italics. Nevertheless, it is very likely that it stands for "Revisions Commission".
It (and the other stamps) can be found on the sabers for cavalry (2000 pieces) and artillery (500 pieces), which were manufactured for the American army in 1840 by the company Schnitzler & Kirschbaum, Solingen, and they have been quality checked by Prussian officials. They were introduced into the US Army under the designation of the 1840 model year; as is well known, these are originally French models from the years 1822 and 1829.

Attached a photo of such an artillery-saber.


Dieser Stempel „RC“ ist durch seine kursive Schreibweise abweichend von den den meisten Sammlern bekannten späteren Stempeln der „Revisions-Commission“. Dennoch dürfte er mit hoher Wahrscheinlichkeit für „Revisions-Commission“ stehen.

Er (und die anderen Stempel) findet sich auf den Säbeln für Kavallerie (2000 Stück) und der Artillerie (500 Stück), die für die amerikanische Armee im Jahr 1840 von der Firma Schnitzler & Kirschbaum, Solingen, gefertigt und durch preußische Abnahmebeamte einer Gütekontrolle unterzogen wurden. Sie wurden in der US-Armee unter der Bezeichnung des Modelljahres 1840 eingeführt; es handelt sich bekanntlich um ursprünglich französische Modelle aus den Jahren 1822 und 1829.

Anbei das Foto eines solchen Säbels der Artillerie.

20.01.23, 13:46:15



Thank you Inspector! Fascinating, I reside in the US so have seen many German exports but never with crowned spine marks. Also none of my German swords nor bayonets from the same period have italic inspection letters and I originally thought the crowns were a bit different, hence my question. Good to know!
Would you happen to know why the letters were italic? Or even why the RC, could we surmise that the Americans were sent a batch of lower standard swords? Haha I'm only half serious. Thanks again, best regards, Geoff

20.01.23, 15:53:26



Another topic...

Have you ever seen a crowned K on the spine ?


Hast du mal ein gekröntes K auf dem Klingenrücken gesehen ?

20.01.23, 16:47:14
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