French Napoleonic Wars An XIII Heavy Cavalry
Trooper's Sword, Sold
In virtually relic condition, a rare clipped point French Napoleonic
Wars An XIII Heavy Cavalry Trooper's Sword, found in Spain (Peninsular
Originally found in Spain, most likely therefore one of the many
weapons discarded by the French as they ran / retreated from the
Peninsular War. This sword has the original clipped point blade
(most were converted to spear point just before Waterloo).
The 38 inch clipped point blade is pitted throughout; the spine's
date inscription no longer visible, only one poinçon visible
(though not legible). Blade firm in the hilt. The Versailles hilt
sound but grubby. The original leather grip aged with some separation
at the joint. The grip wire absent. No scabbard.
A nice piece of history for just £? (too late, now sold).
Please quote item reference AC59 (0317).
The An XI / XIII is, for us, the most effective and stylish heavy
cavalry sword ever made. It is also afflicted with much false conjecture
stated as fact, and is also one of the most faked / reproduced swords
on the market (we 100% guarantee our swords are not reproductions
/ fakes). We
have written an article on the subject here.