Stgw 57 horse cavalry scabbard...

The country that avoids war and the country that fights but has a hard time winning have been combined. The Swiss made some excellent firearms and the French made some unique and occaisonally inspiring ones.

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Guisan
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Stgw 57 horse cavalry scabbard...

Postby Guisan » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:58 pm





Little around and much looked after, often sold as being for the K31.

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Postby joseyclosey » Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:23 pm

You have some really great kit guisan! :D

When did the Swiss Stop using cavalry? Or was that scabbard just used for ceremonial occasions?

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Postby Guisan » Thu May 01, 2008 9:29 am

Well the decision to stop with the horse cavalry was taken December 1972 so pretty late compared to other countries. That scabbard was not intended for ceremonial use, it belonged the standard cavalry gear.

There is a Swiss reenactment group that is called Cavalry Squadron 1972 and those keep the memories alive, here's the link to their info leaflet...

http://www.kavallerieschwadron.ch/4575/ ... KS1972.pdf

and to their website...

http://www.kavallerieschwadron.ch/

That set-up is not mine, I noticed it for sale on a Swiss auction site and was amazed by the new-condition of that scabbard but at a starting bid of $ 450 (excl. rifle ! ) I decided to leave on it.

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