French 1816 model Cavalry of the Line trooper's
Rare M1816 French heavy cavalry trooper's sabre with scabbard.
The replacement for Napoleon's AN XIII Cuirassier sabre, this fearsome
1816 Model cavalry of the line trooper's sword with similar twin
fullered 98.5 cm blade (field converted to spear point) and brass
bar hilt is often harder to source than its predecessor.
Bick (B in chain circle) and Lobstein (L) poincons (inspection
stamps) to the blade date it from 1816 to August 1824. Several markings
including rack / trooper number to the hilt together with a Bisch
B under star in a pointed shield stamp, which shows it was inspected
and passed by him from 1845 to 1864, so it had a long service life
(as was common). The scabbard is an earlier 1816 P from experience.
The sabre is in very good order with everything firm and the grip
solid / complete, though 2/3 of the grip wire is missing (easily
replaced if required). It sheathes very well but with the last few
millimeters stiff. Further / full sized images available upon request.
Item code 327