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Napoleonic French An XIII Cuirassier Trooper's Sword, Sold

In very good / well above average condition, a Napoleonic French heavy cavalry trooper's sword, Imperial Klingenthal blade, browned Mk 3 scabbard.

Napoleonic French An XI / XIII Cuirassier Trooper's Sword Imperial / Klingenthal Bladeimage B78 1

Sold Item Notice

This is a lovely An XIII Cuirassier trooper's sword, markings for September 1813, the steel scabbard still with its "browning" virtually intact. This sword was almost certainly in service during and may well have been at Waterloo. The blade spine engraving is feint, but "Imp" and "Septembre" are still clear, as are the poinçons (inspection marks) on the blade of Krantz, Bick & Lobstein, so we know the blade was accepted in September 1813.

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The entire sword is very well balanced in term of aging; I personally would not shine the brass or clean the blade, but scope is there to do this. The leather grip and twisted brass grip wire has been redone at some stage, but is very well done and good; the brown leather really compliments the period browned scabbard when the sword is sheathed; it looks exceptionally impressive. The 94 cm spear point blade is in good condition, with aging / patina throughout, and is firm in the hilt. The hilt with several markings. The sword sheathes and draws very well. Again, a well above average example and very impressive. An assured investment that will bring years of satisfaction. Further / full sized images upon request. Please quote item reference number B78 (612).

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