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French M1822 Cavalry of the Line Sabre dated November 1832, Sold

In good condition, a scarce French Model 1822 Cavalry of the Line Sabre / Sword, dated November 1832.

French Model 1822 Cavalry of the Line Sabre / Sword, dated November 1832image AE44 1

Sold Item Notice

French cavalry of the line were primarily dragoons; heavy cavalry in all but name and without cuirasses (armour). Their job was to charge through enemy lines as heavy cavalry and act like light cavalry as and when required, hence the very long slightly curved blade (neither heavy nor light cavalry); made by Châtellerault in November 1832.

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The impressive 38 3/8 inch (97.5 cm) "Montmorency" blade in overall good condition, some patina, some slight nicks to the cutting edge, firm in the hilt. The hilt with age but good, save for the slightly bent lip implying a hard service life or more. The original leather grip is good but has lost its twisted grip wire bindings. The chemically browned heavy steel scabbard in good order. The sabre sheathes and draws well, perhaps just a little loosely.

An impressive sword you would not want to be on the wrong side of; yours for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AE44 (0850). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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