Fine Imperial Lion Head Shooting Guild Sword with Motto on the blade.
The blade and other parts are in extremely good condition, which you can see by the pictures. Also scabbard and guard are marked with matching number 25.
On the front panel on the blade the dedication reads, “Bürgerschützengilde Recklinhausen”. This indicates that the sword comes from the shooting guild of Recklinhausen. The reverse panel has a frosted background and repeats the fleur de lis designs on the edges. This panel is raised etched, “Bürgersinn, Einigkeit, Vaterlandliebe”. This pretty much means, “Citzenship, Loyalty and Love of Country”. This sword was no doubt carried by one of the members of the Recklinhausen Shooting Club. Perhaps the head officer of the group would have worn this fine edged weapon. A very nice item here and extremely well done.
Dimensions: Total Length: 99 cm. Blade length: 84.3 cm. Blade width: 2 cm.