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Napoleonic French Blue & Gilt Cavalry Officer's Sword, Sold

A scarce early 19th Century Napoleonic French Cavalry (Cavalerie légère) officer's fine blue and gilt sword, most likely a war trophy from the Peninsular War (French Vs Spain, England and Portugal).

Napoleonic French Blue & Gilt Cavalry Officer's Sword, Probable War Trophy

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Bought by us in Portugal, this sword is probably a war trophy from the Peninsular War (the war before the 100 Days War / Waterloo). It is a very fine "French Premier Empire" (early Napoleonic) sabre and the blade is still very sharp. These are quite rare swords now, especially in this fine condition with much of the blue and gilt etching intact. There is a maker's mark under the langets but the space is too tight to make it out.

The 33 inch blade is, to say the least, in fine condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt and grips are very good. The original brass scabbard is dented and aged but complete; the internal wood liners are perished / gone, so the blade is a little lose when sheathed. A probable Napoleonic war trophy, a fine blue and gilt blade; this is a very good price. Please quote item reference F77. Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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