French Heavy Cavalry of the Line Trooper's
Sabre, 1816M, sold
In good condition, a scarce 1816M French heavy cavalry trooper's
sword, dated 1822.
This is quite a rare sword and sourcing them is increasingly difficult.
The Klingenthal inscription along the spine is worn but I believe
I can just make out that it is February 1822. On the suspension
ring mounts is "777", on the brass hilt is "254"
plus an inspection mark.
The 38 1/2 inch (98 cm) blade is in very good shape, a little (and
I mean a little) skewed towards the tip end indicating it may have
been used. The blade is firm in the hilt. The brass hilt aged (can
be easily cleaned but currently matches aging of scabbard) and in
very good shape, a few marks here and there, nothing much. The grip
with its original leather but having lost the twisted grip wire
bindings (can be replaced). The blade sheathes and draws very well.
The scabbard in good condition with some pitting, but not much,
mostly around the chape / shoe; patinated throughout its length
on both sides. Further / full sized images available upon request.
Please quote item reference number C08 (617).