German Officer's Service Saddle and Breast Plate

Above: German Officer's Service saddle introduced in 1910. As an officer saddle, this piece has no issue markings or acceptance stamps. This is because an officer's personal equipment is privately purchased. This saddle is missing its girth, and stirrups. The girth was nearly identical to the enlisted issue type but the stirrups were much finer in quality

Above: Rear view of the German Service Officer's Saddle. The sidebars with padding are not extended in this example

Above: Front view of the German Officer's saddle. Notice that the connecting brackets for the saddlebags are missing from the pommel

Above and below: This is an example of the standard Prussian Officer's Breast Plate with a silver center piece

 

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