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Finance Guard (Customs) Sword


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Gents,

I thought I would show a Model 1864 Austrian Finance Guard (Customs Official) sword. These swords are fairly difficult to find and are identical to the Vienna Police (Wien Sicherheitswach) sword except the Customs sword has two slots in the guard for the attachment of the sword knot and the SW swords typically do not. This particular sword was made by Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Co. in Solilngen. The scabbard body is steel with a black leather cover and the fittings are nickeled iron. The Austrian Customs Portepee is green and white and is very difficult to come by. 

 

 

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Aust Customs knot.JPG

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