This Heavy Cavalry sabre was made for the Italian army between 1860 and 1864 by P.D. Luneschloss of Solingen, Germany.
The 890mm curved blade has a flat spine and wide single fuller on both sides. The spear pointed blade is in almost mint condition and bears a partially struck PDL maker's mark on the ricasso. The obverse ricasso has an equally faint Italian arsenal acceptance stamp. The formidable blade is 32mm wide at the ricasso with a fighting edge that shows signs of use.
The heavy duty steel guard bright and clean with no rust or tarnish on the exterior. The hilt retains its original leather grip and the brass wire is intact and tight.