Waterloo French Heavy Cavalry Trooper's Sword,
In overall good condition, a 100% guaranteed authentic Waterloo
French Heavy Cavalry Trooper's Sword, blade made by Klingenthal
in March 1815, matching serial / rack numbers.
A really good French heavy cavalry trooper's sword, clearly a Battle
of Waterloo trophy as the sword was bought from a IK (deceased's)
estate sale, the point has been converted to spear point, and all
the Poinçons are / can be pre-Waterloo (if it stayed in French
service, the hilt would have been replaced in 1816 to the new model
or fresh inspection poinçons would have been added. Guaranteed
authentic, the poinçons
and date inscription to the blade's spine are correct.
The 37 5/8 inch blade is in good condition and firm in the hilt.
The hilt is generally very good, some slight bending (nothing much,
and a sign of battle wear). The grip has its original leather grip
covering but it is aged and has been glued along the seam at some
stage. The grip wire is missing (an amateur handyman can easily
make a replacement - happy to provide details on how to the buyer
if required). The period (chemically) browned solid steel scabbard
is in good condition and the sword sheathes / draws well.
A mighty and impressive authentic Waterloo war trophy. Yours for
£? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AD15
(0418). Further / full sized images available upon request.
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.