M1792 Sabre de Chasseurs a Cheval, Sold
A pre-Napoleonic French "hunters" light cavalry officer's
blue and gilt sabre in good condition.
Revolutionary Wars blue and gilt officer's sabre. The chasseurs
a cheval were scouting / skirmishing light cavalry. The French fought
these wars with Spanish, Polish and Irish allies against Austria,
Prussia and Britain (amongst others), and the French won, though
Britain made territorial gains over the Spanish, it was considered
a British loss.
The 32 1/2 inch blade is in good condition for its age, though
with some age / corrosion, useful amounts of blue and gilt etch
remaining. Blade firm in the hilt, the leather grip with some worm
holes, basic grip wire intact. The quite heavy brass scabbard with
dents and age, with special steel chape / drag, in overall good
condition. The sword sheathes and draws well.
A nice sword from when the French beat the English / British in
battle. A great piece / investment, your for £? (too late,
now sold - original sales price divulged for small fee). Please
quote item reference AB59 (0113). Further / full sized photos available