Rare Side Arm for Spanish Infantry Officers in Cuba. Circa 1890

Very rare machete for infantry officers with elephant-shaped hilt. For overseas colonies. In good condition.



Rare machete for Spanish infantry officers in Cuba, made circa 1890 and finely preserved. This is quite a special model for its gorgeous hilt - the grip is trimmed by a pommel shaped as an elephants head, a very uncommon design. The grip preserves the original twisted wire, complete but slightly detached in the center, and the cross-guard is shaped as an S and is adorned with two dogs heads, one at each end. The blade is marked with an inscription in capital letters: THEILE QUACK ELBERFELD GARANTIZADO - Nº 414. The leather scabbard is in good condition too and preserves the original locket and chape. The seam is complete and remains steady; together with the machete, this piece makes up an authentic and singular set. This rare machete for Spanish infantry officers in Cuba talks us of the history of the Spanish overseas colonies. It is a finely preserved item with an evident power of attraction. Dimensions: Blade Length: 24.40 in / 62 cm. Total Length: 30.70 in / 78 cm.

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