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Early to Mid 19C Scandinavian Artillery Gunner's Briquet / Sword, sold

In very good condition for its age, a 19C Scandinavian artillery gunner's sidearm / hanger and scabbard, probably Swedish or possibly Finnish or Danish.

Early to Mid 19C Scandinavian Artillery Gunner's Briquet / Swordimage H22 1

Sold Item Notice

A very interesting briquet as the flat blade more than implies French manufacture, though the frog button is more Germanic / Northern European. The flat blade also implies the briquet dates from the early, rather than mid 19th Century. France was an ally to Russia at the time of the Finnish War between Sweden and Russia, which the Swedes lost badly, and as this briquet looks every part the French An XI (rather than later briquets which had fortes and / or fullers to the blade), some research is required. Marked simply "1 C5." over "654." to the blade, nowhere else.

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In any event, this is a worthy research piece and collector's item, as the scabbard and frog are all intact. 25 1/2 inch blade is in good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt in good condition also. The leather and brass fittings scabbard are good. The sword sheathes and draws very well.

A great sword for only £250. Please quote item reference number H22 (1070). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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