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