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Old 4th July 2021, 12:51 AM   #5
Jim McDougall
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Gebruder Weyersberg was founded 1 Jan 1787 by the brothers Wilhelm, Peter and Johann-Ludwig Weyersberg. They produced large quantities of knife and sword blades (in 1786 as much as 17% of Solingens blades, Large numbers of orders from France and Italy).
In the progression of changes with of course passing of family and to other family members the business prevailed until in 1883, the firm amalgamated with Kirschbaum to become Wyersberg, Kirschbaum et cie.

The reformation of Gebruder Weyerberg 1 May 1902, but no swords or bayonets produced by this incarnation of the firm.

The stamp GEBR.
WEYERSBERG/SOLINGEN in two lines
either parallel or with top line arched
trademark of kings head also used, but other devices known, a cockerel, a trumpet, deers head, eagle holding shield with W, horses head and an
A-star-1 were also known used.

"The Sword and Bayonet Makers of Imperial Germany 1871-1918", John Walter,1973, p.174-78

The Bern marking of course suggests the disposition of this sword there.
Clearly these 'briquets' were widely dispersed and used in many countries and over many years, even generations. Their commonality and the fact that they are munition grade weapons produced in massive volume rendered them not particularly 'collectible' and most probably ended up scrap.
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