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Napoleonic French An XIII Light Cavalry Officer's Sabre, Sold

A Napoleonic French An XIII light cavalry officer's sabre in good condition.

Napoleonic French An XIII Light Cavalry Officer's Sabre

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A good French Napoleonic light cavalry officer's sword / sabre. No fourbisseur (maker / cutler) marks that we can see, so most likely the sword is one of the many quality edged weapons made in then Imperial French controlled Solingen. Pretty much all the background blue etch has gone, but quite a bit of the gilt blade etching remains.

The 33 1/4 inch blade is in overall good condition and period professionally sharpened (very well done). Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt / guard in good shape, the leather bound grip is very good, though the leather has shrunk a little (so a small gap exists between a leather edge and the backpiece); the twisted grip wire bindings are good. The steel with brass / gilt suspension rings is good, with some light pitting. The sword knot is believed to be original and is in good order, though aged. The sword sheathes and draws well.

A great example at a good price; yours for £? (too late, now sold - original sales price divulged for small fee). Please quote item reference AB61 (0115). Further / full sized photos available upon request.

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