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French 1822 Model Cavalry Trooper's Sabre / Sword, sold

In very good condition overall, a legendary 1822M French cavalry trooper's sabre, dated August 1876, complete with scabbard and leather sword knot. This item is now secured with a deposit under our layaway plan until 24th January 2014 (or earlier).

French 1822 Model Cavalry Trooper's Sabre / Swordimage A84 1

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One of the famous M1822 cavalry sabres used by the French for many years, this one made over 50 years after the model was made official, a testament to the sabre design.

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The impressive deadly 92 cm blade even putting a "long knife" (US cavalry sabre) to "shame". This blade is in superb condition, except for one ding to the forte, and firm in the hilt. The hilt is in very good order likewise, the original leather grip aged but complete, the twisted grip wire present and correct. Sheathes and draws well into / out of the steel scabbard. Includes original leather sword knot. A well above average example. Great value at £450. Further / full sized photos available upon request. Item Ref: A84 (439)

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