A Model 1889 Prussian infantry officer's sword, often referred to as a Sabel or a Degen. This fine sword could have been issued during World War I, but is more likely to be from the Weimar republic period between the two World Wars.
The straight blade is typically nickel plated, 31 inches long and has two parallel fullers running along most of it's length. At the ricasso is seen the "WKC" and knight's helmet stamp of the maker, that being Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Cie of Solingen in the Alsace.
The brass hilt is typically Prussian, consisting of a stepped celluloid grip wrapped in silver wire, canted pommel, and twin merging knuckle-bow bars, a hinged side guard bearing the Imperial Prussian Eagle completes the hilt. A single strand of grip wire has come loose and the leather finger-loop is broken, but the hinged side guard works perfectly.
Model 1889 Prussian infantry officer's sword