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 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
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
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.