French 1822 model Cavalry trooper's sword
captured Battle Sedan (sold)
Good condition M 1822 French cavalry sabre and scabbard, blade
subsequently etched Sedan 1871.
In good condition and unusually etched, this M1822 French cavalry
trooper's sabre was taken at the Battle of Sedan (1870). The battle
was won by the Prussians (Germans) and saw the end of an era in
France; to many French this battle is still one of France's greatest
national shames. Interestingly the blade is not etched by the French
prior to the battle nor possibly the Prussians after, but by someone
who spoke English; the blade is very professionally etched "A.L.
from F.C.R. Sedan 1871". So either a British observer or perhaps
a Prussian with a special friend or family member in Britain.
Several French regimental markings to the hilt. The 36 inch blade
in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt has lost quite
a bit of original gilt. The grip in good order with the ring bindings
(twisted grip wire) present and tight. The scabbard having suffered
some slight rusting over the years but not much and very sturdy
still. Further / full sized images available upon request. Item
reference code 249 (96).