1840 Model Spanish Infantry Briquet Sword,
Toledo, 1902, Sold
In very good condition, an 1840 Model Spanish Infantry Briquet
Sword, marked to Toledo in 1902.
Please note: We have left the sword knot that we bought this briquet
with, but it is not a Spanish sword knot (most likely a British
infantry sword knot). As we do not know if there is any historical
significance to this, or whether someone just added a sword knot,
we left it on. There are no other markings on this sword to indicate
it was sold to another country. So our presumption is that the sword
stayed in Spanish military service, possibly coming out of the country
in the 1930's.
The 69 cm blade in very good condition, marked "Arta Faba
de Toledo 1902", firm in the hilt. The brass hilt good. The
leather and brass fittings scabbard aged but sound. The sword sheathes
and draws a little tightly (due to leather shrinkage) but well enough.
The sword in its scabbard has clearly been dropped on its (the scabbrd's)
point at some stage; both the scabbard and blade tip a little damaged
(not very much).
A nice example in well above average condition. Priced to sell
at only £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference
number AA42 0036). Further / full sized images upon request.