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c1815 French Napoleonic Cuirassier An XI Troopers Sword
  • c1815 French Napoleonic Cuirassier An XI Troopers Sword
  • c1815 French Napoleonic Cuirassier An XI Troopers Sword
  • c1815 French Napoleonic Cuirassier An XI Troopers Sword
  • c1815 French Napoleonic Cuirassier An XI Troopers Sword
  • c1815 French Napoleonic Cuirassier An XI Troopers Sword
  • c1815 French Napoleonic Cuirassier An XI Troopers Sword
  • c1815 French Napoleonic Cuirassier An XI Troopers Sword

c1815 French Napoleonic Cuirassier An XI Troopers Sword

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£1,650.00


Product Description

A very fine and desirable Napoleonic Cuirassier's sword in good condition.

The sword is the iconic weapon of Napoleon's heavy cavalry and were càpable of turning the tide of a battle on numerous occasions. The sword was produced from 1800 in the town of Klingenthal, in eastern France. Half of the blades were later (1802) sent to Paris to be finished by the Nicholas Boutet Arms Factory in Versailles, to have the hilts fitted. This sword is of this latter origin, with the inspector stamps of Chateaubrun and VERSAILLES as well as the stores issue number, on the hilt.

The blade has the Klingenthal stamp. The blade has the double fullered, on both sides, finishing in a spear point. The spear point came in around 1815, and numerous examples were found at the Battle of Waterloo. The scabbard is made of heavy steel, as earlier lighter versions would bend, trapping the sword. However, these scabbards were not popular, as they could cause serious injury if the horse and rider rolled over them. The drag at the base of the scabbard has a lyre shape. The hilt made of brass has four prongs forming the knuckleguard. The handle is made of wood, covered in leather and bound with twist wire. There are 12 wire rings visible.

Both the blade and the scabbard have deep patina of age, which can be polished off, if desired.

Size: 115.5 cm
Weight: 2205 g

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