Offiziersäbel «Zieten»

TitleOffiziersäbel «Zieten» Modell №1734
Sketch dated15.06.1937
SignaturePattern 4.1
OrganizationWehrmacht Heer
Year of adoption1937 – 1938
Publications«Eickhorn Kundendienst» Modell №1734
SourcesLTC (RET.) Thomas M.Johnson «Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich»

Another sword from the "Field Marshal" series was titled after the famous Prussian General Hans Joachim von Zieten. After the battle of Torgau, he acquired the nickname «Zieten-aus-dem-Busch» (Zieten-out-of-the-bush): a sudden raid of Zieten`s cavalry from the forest decides the outcome of the battle. Hans Joachim von Zieten succeeded in the capturing of the main Austrian battery and turning it against them. The hilt of the sabre was made in the form of a leopard head. Of course, these names are conditional, but the marshal series included almost all patterns of existed hilts. Materials are as follows: aluminum, gilt, wood, black celluloid, artificial jacinth. Shields featured encircling ornament leaving not much space for the imperial eagle with lowered wings and a place for a monogram on the inside. This sabre can be presumably credited to Paul Casberg`s works.