French An XIII Infantry briquet sword with
scabbard dated 1814 (sold)
A Napoleonic pre-Waterloo made French infantry / artillery briquet
sword, dated 1814.
A scarce example with its original leather and steel scabbard,
a French An XIII briquet, dated 1814 (feint) to blade's spin and
correctly marked with the poinçons of Borson, Bick and Lobstein
state inspection marks). So the sword may well have been at
The 23 1/4 inch blade is aged, speckled with now inactive rust,
but in good strong order generally, and firm in the hilt. The hilt
in good order. The sword sheathes and draws well except leather
shrinkage means it does not fully go into into the scabbard, about
1/4 inch of the forte of the blade shows, but oh well, to get the
scabbard is a huge plus. Further / full sized photos available upon
request. Item Ref: A38.