Quote Originally Posted by blaster View Post
I notice that there is the handle of a short sword on the left hip of the drummer.

Looking at the back of the figure, there is a dent in the coat skirt where a short scabbard should exit.

I intend to insert a scabbard in this position. The visual references of Prussian drummers seem to suggest either with or without a short sword.

I'll have a look at mine and post an image for you.

All my Prussian references for uniforms of that period show a sword, hung from a waist belt that is under the coat, so you only see the hilt and the lower part of the scabbard.