Waterloo French Cuirassier Sword, Klingenthal,
In good to very good condition, a guaranteed authentic French
Cuirassier Sword, Klingenthal, 1815, clearly a Waterloo war trophy.
First, we guarantee this is an authentic Napoleonic French Cuirassier
sword made in April 1815 at Klingenthal (the primary Napoleonic
French sword manufacturing factory). It is not a reproduction (even
so called experts get fooled by repros, but we do not; we have more
experience of these swords than anyone else in the market).
Check for yourself, the poinçons
are 100% correct for the date inscription on the blade's spine,
April 1815 (just before Waterloo).
Second, the sword is 99.99% a Waterloo battle trophy bought back
by a British soldier or other related person, as a) we bought the
sword in the UK (it had clearly been in the person's loft for many
years due to the tarnish on the hilt, which we mostly removed) and
b) it does not have any post-1815 poinçons (inspection marks)
which it would have if the sword had remained in French military
service (in fact, most that stayed in French service were given
1816 model guards / hilts).
What is also nice, is that the rack / serial number on the hilt
and on the scabbard match; most swords have mismatched scabbard
The 37 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the
hilt. The hilt / guard is in good condition, some scuffs to the
outside guard bar, some tarnish remaining (we left this deliberately
on the inside of the hilt / guard to show age), but no real apparent
damage. The grips is good with its original leather (some worm holes)
plus original twisted grip wire. The heavy steel scabbard has some
rust patches (we have treated these) but it very sound and the sword
sheathes and draws well.
One of if not the most functional, deadly and beautiful swords
in the world, plus a Waterloo war trophy rolled in, all for only
£xxxx (too late, now sold - we will divulge the original sales
price for a small fee); come on, it will not be on our site for
long! Please quote item reference number AA34 (0019(. Further /
full sized images upon request.