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
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.