Military History/Sciabola da cavalleria
I am hoping you may recognize this sword or know what it was called.. the photo was taken around 1890-1895 in Guardialfiera, Italy. My Great Great Grandfather Clemente Frascatore was in the Cavalleria Genova 4
I was hoping to somehow try to locate a sword like this to hang in my home next to his Discharge Papers ---
email me back if you can and I can send you the photos of them.
the sword (technically it's a sabre) shown in your picture is a Model 1871 cavalry sabre, used by troopers and NCO's from 1871 onward; its variant 1871/29 is still in use nowadays by the Italian Police and Carabinieri (military police) cavalry units.
You can see a photo and description here, under the header "SCIABOLA MOD. 1871 DA CAVALLERIA E 71/29" (it's in Italian, but at least you can compare the pictures):