French Waterloo/Napoleonic An XI Light Cavalry
Trooper's Sabre, Sold
In good condition, a scarce French Waterloo / Napoleonic An XI
Light Cavalry Trooper's Sabre / Sword.
These French An XI (French revolutionary year 11) light cavalry
Napoleonic sabres are actually much scarcer than the heavy cavalry
swords, most likely as many heavy cuirassiers fell at Waterloo and
British soldiers preferred the larger heavy cavalry versions as
war trophies. This light cavalry sword has the same hilt and scabbard
poinçons, so they are likely original to each other. There
are no post Waterloo inspection marks so it is very probable this
was a Waterloo battle trophy.
The 34 9/16 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the
hilt. The hilt in very good shape. The leather grip is part disintegrating,
but there is enough and which is good enough to preserve. The heavy
steel scabbard is in very good order. The sword sheathes and draws
A very good example, guaranteed authentic; yours for £? (too
late,. now sold). Please quote item reference AC46 (0275). Further
/ full sized images available upon request.